“What’s wrong?” he asked, “You seem really off, I mean, more than usual.” “Is that supposed to be funny? Because it isn’t, tell us darling, what is it?”
The two of them turned to her, while she played with the charms on her bracelet. Half a minute later, she looked at the two most important people in her world, and said in a small voice, “Please don’t call me that. Darling. Don’t call me that. Please. He kept calling me that last night, while touched me. My Darling, He kept saying. Please don’t call me that.”
Just when they were about to ask her about happened, Her happy, smiling father walked in, set a hand on her shoulder, which for some reason, made her face go white.
He said, “How are My Darling’s favourite friends doing today?”