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Laur ens t i l ls t ar i ngatt heembl em i nt hes t eer i ngwheell et t hewor dst r av elf r om oneeart ot heot her .Thr ought hef ogof weeds mok eandt hel oomi ngnaus eaoft hel i quor ,s hewas

hal f as k edass hes i ppedherdr i nk . “ Ac t ual l ypr et t ywel l .Thebadbr eakupsar eal way st he eas i es t wel lf ormeatl eas t .It hi nki twasoneoft hos et hi ngs wej us tc oul dn’ ts eeour s el v esdoi ngany mor e,y ak now?”

hat .Shef ol l owedhi sf i nger swi t hherey esast hebr us hedpas t herf ac e.Shek newt hi swasherc hanc et ot el lAdr i anex ac t l y hows hef el tandwher es het houghtt hei rr el at i ons hi ps houl d gobuts omet hi ngwashol di ngherbac k .Ofal lt het i meswhen s hec oul dl i t er al l ypani c ,s henev ert houghtt hati twoul dbei n f r ontoft heoneper s ons hewashones twi t hatanyc os t .Her mout hj us thungopenbutnotas oundwasc omi ngout . “ Don’ tbes uc hat r outmout h. ”Adr i ans ai dpus hi ngher

bot t om l i pt omeett het op.Shes mi l edoutofembar r as s ment andt heybot hl aughed.

“ Iwanty out ok nows omet hi ng, ”Laur ens ai dgr abbi ngAdr i an byt hewai s t .“ It hi nky ouar eawonder f ulper s onandanygi r l

woul dbel uc k yt ohav ey ou. ”Shes t r uggl i ngt ol ooki nt ohi ss k y bl ueey es ,herc ont ac twasbey ondr ec ogni z abl eatt hi spoi nt .

St i l ls hewant edhi mt ounder s t andt hes er i ous nes sofher wor dsev eni ft heywer enotbei ngt ol dt ohi m athermos t s obermoment .“ AndIwanty out ok nowt ha“ “ Tr amp,wegot t ago! ”Zi ppor ahs l ur r edi nt oLaur en’ sl ef tear . “ Ther e’ sanot herpar t yt wobl oc k sf r om her eandi t sl i k es uper deep! ” Laur ens hotal ookAdr i ant os eei fhehadc aughtZi ppor ah’ s s l i ghts naf uandwhenhi sgi ggl eonl ys ol i di f i edt heembar r as s ment ,s hebegant os ayhergoodby esandheadt owar dt he door . “ HeyLaur en, ”Adr i ans c r eamed,“ Wai t !Youf or gots omet hi ng! ”Hopi ngi twasak i s sandani nv i t at i onbac kt ot hehous e

af t ert hepar t ywasov er ,Laur ent ur nedar oundwi t hadr amat i c f or c eonl ys eeni nGonewi t ht heWi nd.Shek newt hatt hi swas

i t .Someway ,s omehow,s hehadgot t ent hr ought ohi mors o s het hought .Shej us tk newt hati twoul dbenowhewoul dpr of es shi sl ov eandt heywoul dgal l i v antupt hes t ai r st oRoom 23 t os ealt hedeal .Hel eanedi nt ohugher ,hi sl i psgr az i ngher ear . “ Fr i ends ,r i ght ?” ** Laur ens t r uggl edt omai nt ai nherc ompos ur e.Shehadj us t beenf r i endz onedandf ounds hewasdi s appoi nt i ngl yagr eei ng

t oac ommi t mentt hatwasnotonl ys i l l ybutt ot al l yunnec es s ar y . Shef el tasi fherbodyhadbeendr oppedf r om t hes k yand

c arwass i l ent ,Zi ppor ahs ens i ngt heLaur en’ sf eel i ngsbyr api d s peedi nwhi c hs hewaswal k i ngt owar dt hec ar .Theybot hent er edt hec ar .Zi ppor ahf i nal l ybr ok et hes i l enc e. “ Sowhathappenedwi t hAdr i an?”

s t i l lt r y i ngt owr aphermi ndar oundt hei deaofherandAdr i an nev erbei ngt oget her .I thadbeent hr eey ear si nwhats heal r eadyt houghtwast hef r i endz oneandnows hehadbeenl ef t i nf r i endpur gat or y .Laur enk newt hatanyt i meaguyputy oui n t hef r i endz one,i twasj us tt hatandy ouc oul dnev ergetbac k out .I ts eemedl i k es hehaddoneal lt hats hec oul ddo.The s i ngl et earf el lonhers auc es t ai neds eatands hewi pedi t s s al t yt r ai lof fherf ac e.Put t i ngt hek eyi nt hei gni t i ons het ur ned t oherf r i end,whos es ec ondwi ndhadf i nal l yk i c k edi n. “ Let ’ sgetc r az y . ”

Zi ppor ah’ sf ac el i tup.“ It houghty ounev eras k ! ”Shet ur ned t hev ol umeont her adi ot oi t smos tof f ens i v el ev elast hec ar s pedof ft owhatwoul donl ybet hes t ar tofani ghtt heywoul d nev erf or get . ***



December 2012