“I never loved him,” Mama told me as we headed to the pawn shop in the part of town Daddy told us not to go to.
“Not even on your wedding day?”
She made me swear not to tell Daddy she was selling her diamond wedding ring. “I’ll just pretend it went down the shower drain.”
I was quiet. I didn’t like to keep secrets, but it felt good when Mama trusted me.
After we left the pawn shop, Mama paid the light bill. With the remaining money, we got ice cream, just us two, just how she liked it.