Taryn tilted her head. Why would you think we were here to talk about that asshole? I mean, we are. But why would you immediately assume that?
Off in the distance, familiar voices were echoing into the tall ceiling. Moose. Duff. Deshaun. None of them knew she’d come in. All of them had watched as Danny had jogged across the street to her car.Do you remember those pictures we used to have over there? She nodded toward the workout equipment. Where’d they go?
When we had that bathroom leak, it ruined the wall.Did they get killed? As if they were mortal. I mean, were they thrown out?Nope. They’re upstairs in the hall. We figured they’d be safer. You want to go up there?
Yes. I do. Will you take me? I mean, you know, now that I don’t work here and I’m not on the crew.You’re always welcome. Anywhere.
She waited for him to take the lead, and as they walked over to the old steps to the second floor, she gave the boys who were around the incident command center a little wave.
God, she felt like she was sneaking around and had just gotten caught.She waved away my comment. Doesn’t matter. What matters is...we have power.
First, she took care of us, setting our breaks and doing everything in her ability to make us comfortable, and then, she had the foresight to pack her pockets with things like solar chargers and a waterproof phone?I didn’t care if she said no. I didn’t care that she didn’t want me. I had to have her.
Despite myself, the bitch called hope unwound, reeling me in with tasty bait. Could we be saved, after all?It was never that easy and coming down from a hopeful high was a bloody killer.