Neither Katherine or Alex were inclined to be joyful. Both were anxious – even if Alex didn’t know it; wary, and careful to a fault. But this did not mean they were completely devoid of joy in their lives. And Abigail, despite her own faults, desperately tried to get Katherine to loosen up; while Alex tried hard to fit in.
Both, unfortunately, were disasters. Eventually, Alex would revert back to his shy and bookish ways while Abigail would throw up her hands in disgust. Alex, Katherine, or Abigail never quite understood that sometimes being joyful meant different things to different people.
I’m about three days behind. How the hell does that happen?!?!