Whether for wishful thinking or William's legitimate skill at selling his story, it didn't take much for Esther to resolve the inner conflict on her side. Even if not ideal, it all made a certain kind of sense. As he recounted his tale, her entire manner warmed so fast it might've been scarcely believable she'd just been eyeing Will with kitchen knives in her eyes just moments before.
"Yeah, if only," Anastasia echoed suddenly from the doorway. On one side of him Esther seemed heartened to have both siblings reunited, while on the other Ana looked restless and exasperated, albeit with a shadow of immense relief and a barely noticeable hint of manic excitement. "You could've called. What, you lost your cell phone too? You didn't answer any of my calls."