I wasn't at all sure what to say; it had taken every ounce of courage I had just
to dial the number. «Hello? she said, again. «Cathy? I asked, quietly
apprehensive. «Yes, she answered. I could tell she had dim flicker of recognition when she heard my voice, but wasn't sure where to place it.
«Cathy, hi. It's Holly. I was praying that she wouldn't hang up on me.
«Hi! she responded, somewhat bright, but a little cautious.
«Hi, how have you been? I asked hesitantly.
«Fine, she said, “and you?”
I could tell her mind was working, trying to figure out why I was calling her now and trying to decide how she felt.