Stuck on how to cheer up Greg, Morgan turns to Judy and Meredith for help.
I everyone looks stressed. Greg shows it the worst. I'm running out of ways to cheer him up. I have tried everything. Conversation, jokes, food, and gifts. I have even used my body to cheer him up. It worked for the first few times. Now, it is failing me. I just don't know what to do. I turned to Judy for help. She and Meredith sat on the couch cuddled up and looking in the paper for a new apartment together.
"I don't know what to do!" I complained. "Greg is just so stressed and he won't talk to me." Judy glanced up from the paper.
"Mom is just as stressed as he is," she said. I looked at her oddly.
"Really now?" I asked.
"Yeah," Meredith said. "Some big shot journalism agent is coming to see them." I looked at her with surprise.
"Really?" I asked.
"Si!" Meredith replied. I put it all together in my head.
"Oh..." I mouthed. I looked down at my feet.
"So..." I said. "What do I do?" The girls didn't even look up.
"Just leave him be," they suggested. I looked at them, oddly.
"What?" I asked. Judy looked up at me, smiling.
"Everyone is not in a good place at the moment," she said. "So just leave them be, baby sister."
"But..." I began to say. Judy held up her hand to me and I went quiet. She gave me a kind little smile.
"Just let it all unwind, baby sister," Judy said. "It'll all be fine." I sat back uneasily.
"Are you sure about that?" I asked. Both my sister and her girlfriend nodded. I bit my lip uneasily.
"Okay..." I mumbled. Silence crawled through us. Now, they are both looking at me as if they don't believe me at all. I looked back at them.
"What?" I asked. Meredith lightly touched my hand.
"Just let it go," she said. "Just leave him and your mother alone."
"But..." I spoke up.
"Leave the boy alone!" the couple said together. I finally went quiet. I looked down at my feet again.
"Fine..." I mumbled. Both girls smiled at us kindly. I sighed in discomfort. Why did this have to be so hard? I don't get it.
That evening, I waited for Greg in his and Robyn's apartment. (He gave me a key to it last summer.) I thought about what my sister and her girlfriend said to me. I just can't sit back a let him suffer. I have to do something. But, I just don't know what. This just hurts me ever so much. My thoughts stopped when I heard the front door open. I looked up to see my boyfriend walking into the apartment. I managed to make myself have a little smile. I waved at him.
"Hi," I mumbled. Greg sighed aloud in distress.
"Hi..." he mumbled. We didn't speak after that.
Wash it Away