I didn’t quite hear my mum’s reply after I’d enquired how she was. When I asked her to repeat it, she did, with a little smile. I knew then that her first reply must’ve been a cheeky one.
“Is that what you said before?”
“Really? I thought I heard you say something else”.
At this point we were smiling and beaming at each other. Quiet.
“Okay, I must’ve misheard.”
I’m sure as I turned to leave the room, I saw, out of the corner of my eye, my mum let out a sigh of relief. Who knows? It seems my ears were playing tricks on me before, maybe my eyes were doing the same this time.