Tears were streaming down her cheeks when she looked at me and asked, “are you happy now?”
Her emphasis was on the word “now,” not on the word “happy.”
I could tell by the tears in her eyes and the inflection in her voice that hers was a rhetorical question for which she wasn’t expecting an answer.
Written for Sonya’s Three Line Tales prompt. Photo credit: Nathan Dumlao via Unsplash.