With almost the entire crew sitting around the tables for supper, Dee started really feeling at home again. She had even started wondering how it was she had ever even lived without them. They were now more her family than anyone else she had ever known. Even her real family started to seem pale in comparison. That was saying something considering the powerful influence her Uncle Isaac had always been.
Jack was sitting next to her at the table. He was laughing and joking with everyone. He always fit very easily into a crowd, which was the exact opposite of Dee. Jack meant a lot to her. He was the kindest man she had ever known. They had a relationship that was special and different because he was a lot like a good husband, but not a husband. They stayed separate most of the time and it was much to the others advantage that they respected each other's space.
Vitosk was an interesting fellow. Dee kind of thought him as that Uncl