Angela looked up. Genesis sat at the far end of the couch, clutching Chip in her arms. Her eyes were wide and she was trembling.
“Oh shit,” Angela said. “I didn’t mean to scare you.”
She climbed up onto the couch and lay back with her head on Genesis’s lap. Chip wriggled free and took off across the room. Genesis flicked Angela’s forehead with her finger.
“Well, you did,” she said. “I didn’t know what was going to come through that thing.”
“I’m really sorry,” Angela said. “I should’ve texted first. I was just so excited to try it out.”
“I suppose this is kind of what I signed up for,” she said. “How did things go with your friend?”
“It was a bit of a close one,” Angela said, “but it all worked out in the end. You may have been right about me being in over my head, though.”
“And here I was thinking I should stop underestimating you,” Genesis said.
“How about we make a deal?” Angela said. “You try not to worry about me so much, and I’ll try not to make you worry about me so much.”
“That works for me.” Genesis said, and leaned in for a kiss.