Chandra was not having a good day. Or a good week. Make that a month.
First, she had gotten in a fight with her boyfriend and they still were not talking. At this point she was not even sure if he was her boyfriend anymore. It had been over two weeks with now communication.
Just send him an owl, Chana!!
She was tired of her sister telling her this. She also knew her sister was right. She could put an end to all the wondering if she just sent to guy an owl. She was not going to though. She did not handle ending particularly well, and if this was the end, she would rather not deal with another confrontation.
Then she had a case taken from her because she was not making as much progress on it as her superiors would have liked. She was pissed and she let everyone know it.
Maybe you should take a vacation.
She wanted to punch every person that told her that. Mostly her partner. She was sure he wanted her to take a vacation so he could try to smooth talk the agents that had their case and continue working it - without her.
What as she supposed to do on vacation anyway? She could not travel far from home, not with the anniversary of her father's death coming up. Who would take care of her mother when she grew sad? This year marked twenty years and, while the anniversary was always bitter sweet, she could tell this one was going to be worse than usual. You marked lives in neat little bows. Decades. Two decades had passed since her family was taken from her. It was never going to be like it was. A vacation was not going to fix it.
"Sod off," she cursed at the water cooler in the break room as it dribbled water on her arm and down her sleeve. She kicked it a few times for good measure too. Just to make sure it know how she felt about it.