FANDOM: Everybody Loves Raymond
UNIVERSE: Post Canon
WARNINGS: Mentioned Character Death
WORD COUNT: 182
SUMMARY: Marie grieves.
It's a testament to how much Marie's world has been rocked that she leans on Debra. But Frank is dead -- actually really truly dead -- and who else does she have? Lee and Stan moved down to Florida years ago, Amy and Robbie have moved to Pennsylvania -- of all places, and it's certainly not like she can speak to Alda about this, so Debra wins by default.
They don't really talk much. Marie doesn't talk much at all. Silence is preferable to realizing that she will never hear one of Frank's remarks in response again.
She really did love him. Even though they fought.
And then one morning she woke up and he wasn't there with a sarcastic comment about goop on her face or making him a sandwich. He was laying there, struggling to speak, to breathe.
She doesn't remember much of that day. She supposes she's blocked it out.
She wishes she could find comfort in the fact that he went relatively quickly, but she can't. There is no comfort.
There's just coffee and lemon chicken and silence.