“It’s been such a long time,” Lara’s grandmother, Sabine, says as Lara wheels her along the path. You have no idea, Lara thinks. Her business has pretty much taken over her life. When she was in school, she went to parties, social events, and even visited Sabine once a week. Now, all she does is run the business.
She helps Sabine out of her wheelchair and onto the bench. There, they sit together and watch the fountain across the path. “How is the business, by the way?”
“It’s going fine.” Lara replies casually. The truth is, she’s losing money, just like all the business owners in their first year, as she keeps telling herself. Sabine stared at her skeptically. “It is going fine, grandma.” Lara doesn’t want to worry her grandmother. With her medical bills piling up, Sabine has enough on her plate already.
Sabine pats Lara’s hand. “Good, I’m glad.” Then they just sit quietly and watch the fountain. Lara sighs, maybe taking the day off was worth it after all.