Caroline was waiting in the doorway while Bonnie put on her shoes. They were going out for a walk in the garden.
“How’s life in here?” Caroline asked casual.
“ ‘s Okay, I guess” Bonnie said. “Little boring though”
Caroline scoffed. “I wish I could say the same” she mumbled.
“What do you mean?” Bonnie asked concerned.
Caroline shook her head. “Come on, let’s go”
Five minutes later they were walking through the garden. Caroline whistled. “This place really is beautiful”
“Caroline” Bonnie said a little harsh. “I know you didn’t just come over. There’s something going on and I want to know what it is”
Caroline sighed and sank down on a bench. “Tyler has a girlfriend” she said. Bonnie blinked and shook her head. “Oh” she said. “I’m sorry, Caroline”
Caroline looked away, fighting the tears that were coming.
“That’s not all of it, is it?” Bonnie said. Caroline shook her head and without looking at Bonnie she sobbed: “Elena is sick”
“Sick? Like the flu?” Bonnie asked, though she knew it had to be something much worse.
“No, not the flu” Caroline sobbed. “She has cancer”