The next day, Kara still feels sick, but not as much as yesterday. She sighs impatiently and looks out at the snow. She turns on the television, but there is nothing she wants to watch. She is totally bored, and she really wants to go sledding. In the afternoon, her mom brings home a present. It is a DVD that Kara has been asking for.
“Let’s cozy up and watch it together,” her mom says and makes some tea.
Kara sits on the couch. She holds her phone while they watch the movie. She sends a text to Rose telling her she misses her. Kara thinks it has been a long time since they talked. It feels like it has been weeks, even though it has only been two days.
“What are you doing?” she writes.
Rose does not answer for a long time. Kara clenches her fist around the phone, and she forgets to watch the movie.
Finally, Rose sends her a picture of Benjamin, Lukas, and Julie. They are all sitting on one sled, and they look so happy. There is snow all around them.