Eva squeezed her eyes shut and shook her head.
Fresh tears started to well up in her eyes when she thought about her Dad...
Eva nodded her head against his shoulder.
"Do you want me to make the calls?" he asked.
She nodded again.
"I'll take care of it, babe," he promised. "And I think it's time to get away for a bit..."
"Where are we going?" Haley piped up from the backseat.
"Nathaniel? Where are you going?" Eva asked when he hopped out of the car.
Nathaniel leaned back in and smiled, "I want to pick something up real quick," he said. "Be right back!"
Nathaniel laughed at the expression on her face. "Come on, you're it!" he said as he tagged her shoulder.
"You're on!" Haley cried out, chasing after him.
Haley's mouth dropped when her dad plopped the rod in her hands. "But! I've never fished before!" she sputtered.
Nathaniel grinned. "You just hold it steady until a fish bites!"
"Of course!" Nathaniel grumbled under his breath. "It must be the kindling..."
"And there's more where that comes from!" Nathaniel said excitedly.
"They probably want to kiss!" Haley told her brother loudly.