No amount of solar power would charge it.
We both burst into laughter, washing away some of the terror, and I hugged her close, savoring the contact and the beat of her heart.Even if this was all we ever had—these few moments where we’d sought comfort from each other—it would be enough. Just having her not hate me for fifteen seconds was a hell of a lot better than the last couple of years.
Stop looking at me like that, I told Leah as we hunched over our books at the dining room table the next afternoon.Like what? she asked, her gaze still moving over all my exposed parts.Like I’m secretly wounded and about to bleed out at any moment. I flipped the page in my notebook. I told you I’m fine. He’s fine. We’re… I shook my head. Everything is fine.
You were civil to Landon at lunch, she remarked. You even let him sit across from you and didn’t break into a food fight.Yeah? I uncapped my highlighter and attacked my textbook. So much for selling this sucker back.
Seriously, Rachel, what’s going on? Is this about the—her voice dropped to a whisper—mudslide?
You don’t have to whisper, I can still hear you, Penna called out from the living room, where I was pretty sure her ass was going to leave a permanent indent on the sofa.She had one hand free, which she used to wiggle her fingers at me in a little wave. Harper.
I was breathing hard, but as the adrenaline faded, the realization that I had just handed a girl her lunch in front of a third of Pine Grove suddenly began to dawn.Then Aunt Jewel, bless her heart, stood up and said, Ooh, is this the girl teaching your self-defense course, Harper Jane?
She said it so loudly that I was pretty sure people in the next town over had heard her, so it wasn’t exactly the most subtle of saves.But it was effective, especially when Bee came over and said, Wow, when you said the final exam could happen anywhere, I didn’t think you meant the country club!