Double Major

By: Catherine Gayle

“I know. I’m still sorry, though.”

“Listen, I was thinking we could go somewhere as a family to celebrate. How do you feel about Sweden?”

“I thought you said Swedes were weird.”

“They are, but who the hell isn’t?” I’d spent enough time with Kally over the last few months to learn that weirdness is all in the eye of the beholder, anyway. “Come on, it’ll be good to get away for a while.”

“All right. Weird Sweden it is.”

I flopped down on the bed in my room with a grin on my face.

Not that I didn’t still hurt. The ache of letting Katie walk away wasn’t going to ease for a long time. But there was still a lot of good in my life. I had a great family, I had good friends, and I had the job that most kids in Canada grow up wishing for.

No matter what, life goes on.

I just had to believe that someday, some way, Katie would find her way back.