Then dont forget the position youre in. He stroked his goatee with his gloved hand. You could end up with less than no rights to them, irrespective of their birth. But if you come with me now, I will guarantee—guarantee—that they will be back with you soon, perhaps even by nightfall tomorrow.
And then he mouthed, Out in the hall. Right now.Message delivered, Blay glanced across at his parents. Were just going to chat for a sec, be right back.
He hated the way his mom looked at him approvingly, like she expected whatever was wrong to blow over in time for the family to Norman Rockwell it up at nightfall tomorrow.That was one gift he was not going to be getting her for Christmas.The second Qhuinn joined him out in the corridor, Blay reached across and pulled the door shut behind them. And after checking to make sure there was nobody else around, he got his lawn mower out.
Are you fucking kidding me, he said in a hush. You are not coming there tomorrow night.Qhuinn just shrugged. Your parents want to see—
Yeah, those two young you made sure I knew werent my kids. So no, youre not bringing your son and daughter out to my parents house, just as an excuse to see me. Im not going to let you do that.
Blay, youre taking this too far—A veritable declaration that all of this spiritual stuff was just a bunch of bullshit.
And yet even so, his suffering was so great he had to reach out.Leaning his head back, he looked up at the low black ceiling and poured his broken heart into word. I just want her back. I just … I only want Selena back. Please … if theres anyone up there, help me. Return her to me. I dont care what form shes in … I just cant do this anymore. I cant live like this for one more fucking night.
There was no answer, of course. And he felt like a total asshole.Come on, like the vast emptiness of space was going throw anything but a meteor back at him?