© Sandra Fitzgerald 2014
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Chapter 2: '"Hey." Jon holds his hand out for a fist bump, "'bout ready to take off?" I ask glancing at all the crap littered around his bedroom. The dud is a slob.'
Chapter 3: 'We’ve been living in a two bedroom suite courtesy of Clockwork Towers for about three weeks. Life’s been routine, nothing overly exciting.'
Chapter 4: 'Dad, being the awesome parent that he is, has gotten me a job at Clockwork Towers.'
Chapter 5: 'After the fastest four floor ascent in history, I secure my hold on Sophie and continue carrying her into a common area.'
Chapter 6: 'I can't believe what I've done.'
Chapter 7: "Honey? You here?"
Chapter 8: 'Marty keeps smoothing down the front of her fitted dress and fidgeting with the sliver chain I gave her for Christmas, sipping white wine as she takes in the place.'
Chapter 9: 'I wake before my alarm, reach out and take my phone from the side table and turn it off, then check for messages and missed calls out of habit.'
Chapter 10: 'We’ve decided to eat dinner at the hotel and see how things progress from there.'
Chapter 11: '“Son, you want to come into my office for a minute please.” If Dad’s expression is anything to go by, there is definitely some serious thought bouncing going on inside his head.'
Chapter 12: '"Whoa, hang on . . . let me just . . ."'
Chapter 13: 'I'm dozing, warm and relaxed despite the thick prickling rug .'
Chapter 14: 'I unfold a few notes from my wallet and hand them over the counter to a young guy with stringy dark hair and a bad case of acne.'
Chapter 15: 'I have the good sense to shower with Sophie this morning instead on insisting she goes first.'
Chapter 16: '"You look beautiful baby."'
Chapter 17: 'Have you ever been so guttered the wind is instantly knocked out of you and so blindsided you can think straight?'
Chapter 18: '"What the fuck man?"'
Chapter 19: 'Jon's off to see the Wizard.'
Chapter 20: 'Loud banging on the front door has me leaping out of bed and hopping into the pair of boxers I tossed aside about a half hour ago.'
Chapter 21: '"What the . . ."'
Chapter 22: '"Do you know what I walked out to this morning?"'
Chapter 23: 'I'm relaxing on a lounge chair; my beer hanging loosely from my fingers, dangling by my side.'
Chapter 24: 'My phone’s vibrating, crawling its way across on my bare chest while I finish typing a paragraph.'
Chapter 25: 'I had them delivered to her at work, one at a time and in no particular order.'