It’s time to wish you both goodnight,
my dearies, Mrs Eames said. If there’s
anything you need whatsoever, just
remember, I’m only next door. She
handed me a card with her phone
number on it, and kissed me tenderly
on the forehead. She then bear-hugged
William, who giggled helplessly. Mrs
Eames was our fairy godmother in a
horrible world. I thanked her warmly.
Please call me Meg, she said simply.
I nodded, and pecked her cheek. That
meant we’d be inseparable.