“Pretty sure he said he would make a veggie chili,” I replied, peering over the side of the cart to see if I was correct.
Tobih looked a bit excited. “I love a good hearty meal.”
“We’ve had hearty meals for the past… well, I can’t remember not having something so heavy on the stomach now.” I slumped a bit, confirming that it was indeed chili. “I wish that I could have something sweet for once, you know? I love his cooking, but.. well… I guess- I guess I come from a place that sweets are more than common.”
“You lived on Manor Hill, huh?” He could guess so easily.
“It wasn’t really a choice I got to make.” I was reminded of how my ‘parents’ had treated me more like a runaway child who was likely to do it again. “…. I guess I did anyway, huh?” The last part followed without my realizing.