Franny found Anita in the hospital bed. She checked her chart. Really, she looked as if she'd been through the ringer. It would be impossible to console her, she knew. And it was hard to find the words to say.
"You'll see, it'll get better with time. Just don't give up." Franny tried to smile as she pushed a strand of Anita's hair behind her ear.
Anita slightly nodded. She choked on her tears.
"I know its hard. You don't know what to think or do. You think everything is a mess, and it is. These things happen for a reason." She patted her on the back. More tears came. Franny cried with her. She felt just as weak as she did. "If you want to talk, I'm here for you."
Anita just nodded.
Franny turned then to leave just as Anita spoke.
"If you see Randy, will you tell him, I'm sorry?" She tried her best to get her words out. "Tell him I'm sorry for everything." She choked on more tears then.
A chill came over Franny. How did Anita know about her and Randy? Franny didn't ask, but just gave her a nod and left.
at the library
3 hours ago