Royce insists on spending more time together, being seen together. Whenever he isn’t working at the bank, that is. My parents are in agreement with him, claiming it’s important to be seen so that everyone will wish to attend the grand affair that is to be my wedding day.

I miss Vera terribly, wanting nothing more than to visit with her and little Henry, though whenever I manage to sneak in a few minutes with her, I try to avoid being around Lloyd.

Why, exactly, I’m not sure, but I have a nagging feeling I can’t quite rid myself of.