Chapter 44 of Bugout! from my story blog.
Originally posted on Scagsdale's Tales:
“Mom, Dad, can you both hear me now?” asked Sarah. She sounded nervous.
“Yes, sweetheart, we’ve got you on speaker,” Frank said. “What’s up?”
“I’m married,” she said. Frank and Jane looked at each other.
“Who did you marry?” Jan asked.
“Steve. He’s my roommate’s cousin. You know, the one that I was staying with in Boise.”
“Is he a good man?” Frank asked. “Does he have a career?”
“Yes, Daddy,” she said. “He’s an EMT, and is working towards getting a job as a fireman in Boise.”
“You’re still in Boise?” Jane said.
“Yes, I won’t be going back to Portland. I found a job here already.”
Frank and Jane looked at each other and smiled.
“Well, congratulations, sweetheart,” Frank said. “I wish we could come right over and see you, but there isn’t a way to get there right now. In fact, they are moving us further east…
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