HUMAN/SUPER First Contact 249

The siblings headed across the parking lot and into the airport. Frederica and Josephine found a kiosk and went to print off their boarding passes.

“She seems a lot happier now,” Kay said. “Fred, I mean.”

“Yeah,” Angela said. “She’s made a lot of progress.”

“I wish I could say the same for Jo,” Kay said. “I taught her all I could but it’s going to be quite a while before she sees any results. I just hope when she does, she makes better use of her abilities than I did.”

“She’ll be fine,” Angela said. “Fred will watch out for her.”

“I sure hope so,” Kay said.

The twins returned to Kay and Angela. The four of them made their way through the concourse, until they finally reached the security checkpoint.

“Well, this is it,” Angela said. “You girls ready?”

“Yep,” Josephine said.

“Uh huh,” Frederica muttered.

“You can do this, Fred,” Angela said.

“I know,” Frederica replied. “Thanks.”

She gave Angela a quick hug and then hurried over to security. Josephine rolled her eyes.

“Catch you later,” she said.

She exchanged a fist bump with Kay and joined Frederica.

“They grow up so fast,” Kay said, pretending to wipe away a tear.

“Faster than you, anyway,” Angela replied.

“Good one,” he said.

They watched the twins proceed through the checkpoint. The kids waved briefly and then headed for their departure gate. Angela and Kay stood a while longer, just staring past security.

“So,” Kay said finally. “Lunch?”

“You read my mind,” Angela replied.