Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge will not produce its birth certificate, no matter how many times you ask. This week's word is "Family", and my story is called, "Home Sweet Home"
I opened the door. It was raining. She was soaked to the skin, her light blue dress almost transparent. "I'm sorry," she said, and coughed once. Her arms were folded across her chest. I reached out and pulled her inside by her elbows. I shut the door firmly.
She coughed again. "I'm sorry I said that. I'm sorry I-"
"No," I interrupted. "It's fine. You don't have to apologize."
"I don't have anywhere to go," she said.
"I know," I said. "You can stay. It's fine. Really. Home is where, when you go there, they have to take you in."