It’s all gonna be all right, Lucille said in a soothing voice, patting Dora’s hand over hers.
Good. I have to get back to work. I’ll be over tonight around seven, if that’s okay?I’ll be at the restaurant, but Gillian wants you to stay for dinner.
We got off the phone, and the urge to call Caleb and tell him how hurt I was by Harper’s misdirected wrath was strong. But calling him wouldn’t be enough for me.Before I could rethink it, I texted him.His reply was gratifyingly speedy.
Caleb: A quick one, aye. Can you meet me at my office? 12:30 p.m.?I smiled and texted him that I’d be there.
Not long later I walked into the tall granite building in the Financial District that housed a number of different companies, including Koto Tech. Walking over to reception, I told them who I was there to see and they called up to Caleb’s office.
The receptionist handed me a temporary security pass. Tenth floor. She gestured to a bank of elevators.He caught the pillow and flashed his dimples. I don’t know how I’ll get by without you, Cousin.
Roland’s mouth turned down. Well, we’ll miss you. This place is not the same with you gone. School sucks even more now.That reminds me; how is all the extra schoolwork coming along?
Roland and Peter groaned together. Once they’d returned to school, the teachers had piled a bunch of assignments on them to make up for the month they’d missed. They had to complete it all if they didn’t want to repeat their senior year.I’ll graduate this year if it kills me, Roland declared. Or if Uncle Max doesn’t do it first.