Richard and Rachel returned home from the hospital at midnight, crept up to their rooms and crawled into their beds. Carl was still in intensive care but stable for the moment. His mother had been distraught and looking to vent her impotent anger when they arrived. Rachel caught the brunt of it. Richard shook his head, recalling the turbulent scene […]
My new friend Plum revealed dark side. The warning voice in my head spoke up, imploring me to leave. The only sensible course of action was to leave and never look back. I was about to be sucked into something, for which my sheltered existence had not prepared me.
Reverend Mother had always been there for Thomas throughout his childhood, rescuing him when his mother’s drunken boyfriends turned violent. Gratitude made him readily agree to do bad things for her. As a teen, he was pleased to be entrusted with such dangerous tasks. He was good at it…a little too good. When he wanted to stop, Reverend Mother blackmailed him. As a grown man, what Thomas wants most is to be free of Reverend Mother.