“You are coming out here,” said Justin in his Dad Voice.
“I am not leaving the city to go live in the desert!” whined Honor into the phone, then yelled, “Mom, tell Dad I don’t have to go live with him!”
Justin did not hear what Nichelle yelled back but judging by Honor’s pouting, “It’s not fair!” he guessed Nichelle had held fast. He wished she had agreed to come, too, however.
“Look, Ho-Ho,” he said gently, “it’s important. It might be the most important thing in the world.”
Honor huffed her resignation.
“I love you,” he said. “Get packed.”