“Come on, Mom,” Kenny said, after pounding on Violet's back a few times to make her stop choking. “I'm all grown up now. I can take it. The fact that my mother has a fiance is okay with me.”
“I don't have a fiance!”
“New boyfriend then,” he said with a careless shrug.
“I don't have a boyfriend either!” she shouted.
“For the luvagod, Mom,” he said shaking his head. “Stop this. You never tell me anything that's going on in your life, but that doesn't mean I don't know everything anyway. You are NOT the only person from back home who talks to me, so....”
“Like who?” she said.