SurrenderShe was just finishing the dishes when the car pulled into the driveway. Her hands stopped in motion as she heard rubber pop on gravel as it slid to a stop outside and instinctively she knew. She listened as the car door creaked open and heard the footsteps as they climbed each stair one at a time, just like before, the wood creaking slightly, heels tapping lightly to come to a halt just outside her door. Her throat tightened slightly and she exhaled not realizing she had been holding her breath all along. Finding motion once more she placed the dinner plate on the counter and dropped the dish towel on top of it before turning to face the front of the house.
Danii could see her framed within the screen door standing with her back to the door by the railing outside. Her bare feet treaded lightly on the worn hardwood floor as she approached the door. Her eyes never left the woman's back and though her footsteps