- Katheryn J. Avila | @katheryn_avila
- Mileva Anastasiadou | @happymil_
- Mark A. Morris
- Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
- Kel J. Heinen | @Aightball
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Stevie Marie | @AuthorMarie
- Silver James | @SilverJames_
- Barbe Crabtree
- Keturah Lamb | @KeturahAbigail
- Richard Gibney | @ragtaggiggagon
- Louisa Bacio | @Lousiabacio
- Mary Decker | @mishmhem
Louisa Bacio | @Louisabacio
Paige says: I love seeing the first meeting between two people. The possibilities of what could happen are endless. And Louisa is fantastic at beginnings.
Silver James | @SilverJames_
Paige says: I’m dying to know what she knew or didn’t know and if she manages to make it out alive, cause it certainly doesn’t appear that she did.
Katheryn J. Avila | @katheryn_avila
Paige says: I don’t know if this is a continuation of something she’s posted before, but I’m dying to know what happened. What serum? Why is it affecting him the way she thinks it is? I feel like I’m in the car with them, trying to find my way through the tension and the unknown right along with them.
When Nate woke up a few hours before, he didn't want to talk, and now was no different. After I helped him check his vitals, he shut down - completely silent save for small sounds of agreement or dissent as we readied the car to leave. I didn't push him to talk to me, knowing full well I had no real right to demand communication. Not after what I did. He could pretend he didn't blame me all he wanted, but it was obviously not okay.
Still, the silence would drive me insane long before reaching our destination. What could I say to break the tension?
"How are you feeling?" The words tumbled out, awkward and clunky, before I could stop them.
"Exhausted." It was more syllables than I expected.
I risked a quick glance at him, unwilling to take my eyes off the road for long. His eyes were closed, head tilted back against the headrest.
Was it a side-effect of the serum? I hadn't expected a personality change. Any sign of the man who'd almost begged me to stay by his side was gone, replaced by someone I could only describe as cold. Literally. The only thing off about his vitals had been his body temperature.
"You can get some proper sleep when we're safe."
"And when will that be?" I flinched at his frustration.
"Soon." My hands tightened on the wheel, eyes fixed on the dark road ahead.
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