October 9, 2011
Mrs Mousely watched the train pull out of the station, wishing that by sheer force of will she could make it stop, or even just travel more slowly, so that Evie would miss the plane and her plans would have to be abandoned. It's not that she wanted to spoil things, but it was hard to see her go even though she thought she was ready for the moment. As the platform emptied the voice over the loud speaker announced the arrival of the next train. She waited for it then allowed herself to be swept away by the crowd.