A few years back I was in here with a dolphin and the same thing happened to me. The dolphin kept coming by and echolocating my belly. Over and over. She laughed. A week later I found out I was pregnant.
Nikolas stood by Nate’s office doorway. You warded it?Don’t look so shocked. I poured juice into a tall glass and took a long gulp. I told you before, I’m not helpless. And I got away from those guys, didn’t I?
Roland came into the kitchen and I handed him the juice carton. I’d believe her if I was you, he said to Nikolas. Sara knows things and if she says we’re safe here then we –Argh! he yelped a second before the carton hit the kitchen floor and orange juice sprayed up my legs. He jumped in front of me and pushed me back against the refrigerator. I heard Nikolas shout something and fear rose in my throat.Sara, stay behind me, Roland shouted as I struggled to push his weight away so I could see what was happening. Had something gotten past the ward? No. It was just not possible.
Keep her there, Nikolas barked. I’ll take care of it. Damn it I knew this place wasn’t safe.Take care of what? I cried, afraid for my friends. With a mighty shove I squeezed out from behind Roland to face the new threat.
It stood in the hallway outside the kitchen, teeth bared menacingly and glaring between Nikolas and Roland, ready to pounce at the slightest provocation. A more frightening snarl I had never seen.
Nikolas reached inside his jacket and pulled out a long gleaming blade.You mean with gold stars and all that? She looked toward the interior of the room, wondering where she’d put it.
Kids with Asperger’s do better with pictures than charts. How good are you at drawing?Carson slipped on her flip-flops and hurried in the dark to the car to fetch the box of art supplies that Dora had packed for the trip. Little did Dora realize that it would be Carson who would use them. She fumbled with her key but managed to get back into the room before Nate realized she’d left. She carried the box to the small glass-topped table and pried open the box. There was the usual assortment of computer paper, colored pencils and markers, watercolors, coloring books, glue, and Scotch tape. Carson smiled when she saw dolphin stickers. Her sister really was a great mom.
Did you go to Dunleavy’s again? Harper asked. I noticed you got in rather late last night.Dora gave Harper a warning glare but it was too late. Mamaw caught that comment and she pounced.