Jane picked up the telephone and dialled Helen’s number. After a ring, Helen answered.
“Hello?” she said.
“Hey!” Jane said.
There was a long pause, and Jane realized that she couldn’t remember why she called.
“Hello?” Helen said.
“Just calling to make sure you’re still alive,” Jane said.
“As far as I can tell,” Helen said.
“Well, then. As you were.” Jane hung up.