This week with Arlene and Jeff:
...Inside the Retreat, Jeff, along with others, was sitting in the living room waiting for word of his wife and Selina when he suddenly sat up straighter as Ship spoke in his mind.
"They're back?" Arlene asked.
But Jeff was shaking his head. "No," he said, drawing the word out. "Ship assured me yet again that Selina and Di were okay, but Ship wants to discuss something with me."
"We'll go with…" Arlene began as she stood with her father, but he reached out a hand to touch her shoulder.
Again, Jeff shook his head. "Stay where it's warm. This shouldn't take long."
Arlene conceded, "I'll make some fresh coffee while you're gone." Then, "Wear a coat, please Daddy. It scares me to think of you going outside wearing only a shirt and jeans with it this cold and the way the wind is blowing."
"But I don't…" he began, but seeing the look on her face, smiled and simply said, "Okay, Love."...
Have a goodun;