Sometimes Lucy was a voice on the telephone as well as in her head, and Veronica knew she would be calling soon. The call would come partly out of concern about Emily and the war, but there would be Lucy reasons as well.
Lucy reasons, like Thea's politics, had to do with plots and big stories. People of this generation seemed to need big stories to hold their lives together, to orient themselves. Lucy had gone through a number of these stories in the time Veronica had known her.
Lately she was less concerned with the stories themselves than with the way they all ended.