Josie cried with happiness. That had never happened to her before. She didn't think.
But all these people were together and they'd brought so many gifts. Still the noise alone made her a little shaky. As if..if her water did break, nobody would probably notice. Henry was at her side, and she kept smiling and saying thank you.
Her mom was somewhere in the crowd. And then Xander showed up with a girl.
It was true, she felt a little jealous. After all, a part of her felt she was the only female who was his true friend. Obviously, not.
"Do you work together?" She asked.
"No." He just smiled. "We talk when she has her nails done."
"Oh." The introductions were short. Soon, Sheena found somebody else she knew.
"Who's that?" Josie winced, wondering why HE was even here. Josie didn't know him, did she?
"That's somebody she likes," Xander said. "I think his name is Omaha."
"Omaha?" She winced. Where had she heard that name? Well, they were only a few miles out of the city limits. She couldn't think of anyone with that name. Immediately, she thought of drugs, for some strange reason.
And then she remembered, her mom's friend Alma had a son named Omaha. She barely remembered them being over at their house. She was probably four then. He was older, but not much older.
She wouldn't bring it up now. No, there were presents to open. Ice cream to get, too. Yeah, he would have never remembered her.
Besides, Henry took her hand. It was time to see who won the prize for the length they thought how big her belly was, with toilet paper.