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I stare at the tiny car with disbelief. Does the man really think we can fit in that thing? “He’s sweet, but I’m not interested in a relationship right now,” I shook my head. “What are you thinking?
” he scolds in a scathing whisper, “do you want me to get discovered?
Do you want to get in even more trouble? Idiot.” His eyes are fierce, demanding respect and authority.
Nine in the morning: ‘Good morning, Hope you slept well. Mike.’ “Lissa,” Randy gasped, his mouth still only inches from The Blonde’s. I hated that he said my name so close to her lips. Hated that he said my name at all. It wasn’t his to say. Not anymore. He caught my arm as I moved from his grasp. “What places?
Do you know how worried I’ve been? I have the whole pack out there looking for you! Your parents thought you were dead, and your brother is going insane!
” he yelled at me. He slung and arm around my shoulder, pulling me into his side in an offer of comfort. “Don’t worry, kid.” He teased, trying to lighten the mood, but sobered when I didn’t smile.
“It’ll be alright.
” I could have told him about the strike then, about our demands that the rivalry end, but I couldn’t force the words out. After the good date, I didn’t want to upset Randy more than I had to—and I knew that finding out about the strike wouldn’t exactly lighten his mood. “I never asked who fired him and I don’t care either. All I care is that he is hired and he is at my service and he will fulfill everything I need so he is going to drive me to the hotle now.” I said. “‘Ello, mate!” He gave Ali one of those hand clasp/back slap man hugs. “Who’s this lovely?” “Night Brolio!
” I turned to him and nodded. I buried my face in my hands.
“Oh, God.” But I was laughing, too. With anyone else, Chloe excluded, I probably would have been mortified. But in that context, it really was funny. “How come you didn’t tell me about the deal a long time ago?! Why are you telling me now?! Why didn’t you explain this when I asked you about the medicine, when I was 8?!” I said, getting up. My anger was boiling in my blood and I feel like screaming any moment.