Jodi’s solace during the months that followed came from riding her bike. Her step mother bought her long johns and heavy gloves, since the weather was turning colder, and a new helmet. She was glad to have her do something other than sleeping—her main activity outside of school and the weekly visits to Dr. Mitchell’s.
“The fresh air. Does you good,” her step-mother said. “I do wish you would take Stacy with you?”
“No,” Jodi said. “I’m fine.”