“Sorry, Mum, no mass for me today, need to skip it,” Amanda said defiantly.
“But why, Amanda?” said Mum with her familiar tone of disappointment. “Why deviate from the plan?”
“Geez, Mum! Stop it! I’m working on me showstopper! It’s important. I don’t want to slip up and fail on National TV,” said a peeved Amanda. “You want me to win The Great British Baking Show or not?”
“Fine, heading for the train now!” Mum turned sharply, the room feeling sticky, like a heavy movie scene of anger and spice mixed in with haughty arrogance.
“Oh, Mum, always such drama!”