“Oh Pat, you startled me.” Sylvia Dawson was breathing heavily.
“How was it, Mrs. Dawson? Pat smiled.
“Oh it’s really nice. The water is like having a bath at this time of the night. You should try it.”
Pat took out her cigarettes from the pocket of her white shirt and lit one. “Oh, you know me, I only swim at sunrise.”
“So, you’re out for an evening walk?”
“Yeah, it’s such a beautiful evening.”
Sylvia Dawson noticed Pat’s radiant beauty shine in the light of the full moon.
“How are you enjoying your vacation so far?”
Pat smiled, nodding,
“Good, Mrs. Dawson.”
“And Cathy, how is she?”
“She’s fine. I just got her settled into bed. She’s just recovered from the last operation she had on her legs. The Physical therapist still gives her a work out, but I don’t think she’ll want to go through any more of that again.”
The look that transpired between them was understood nothing much had changed with her twin sister being paralyzed. “Yeah, it’s a nice change for both of us to get away from the routine of doctors, and the helpers that come in, back in Maryland.
“You have really grown up Pat since you were last here.” She smiled with approval. “Well, you have both arrived just in time for my party I’m having on Saturday. I’ll expect to see you both there around eight. We’ll have some fun.”
“Okay. Sounds great! Thank you Mrs. Dawson.”
“Call me Sylvia. I have to go out of town for a couple of days tomorrow, so I’ll see you when I get back hopefully on Saturday.”
“Sounds like you got another shoot.”