Rachel’s Contrition, Chapters 17 Through 19

Sophia Institute Press

Rachel buys a rabbit, which is quickly killed. Everything is spinning out of control. Does Lilly have the "healing" answer?

Continued from Chapter 16

Rachel’s Contrition


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Lilly stands at the glass doors, making a strange face until I walk over and let her in. “Are you okay today?”

“As opposed to when?”

She looks around shifty-eyed and then back at me. “Are you alone?”

“Who else would be here?”

“Um, no telling.” She relaxes and shuts the door behind me. As she turns back around, I see her again at the door of the house in my dream, a flash of recognition and gone again. A dream? My brain is the moon, full of craters and dark shadows.

Concentrating on her, I almost forget the bunny in my hands until she notices it.

“What’s that?”

“My new pet.”

“You can’t have pets in here.”

“Why not?” She shrugs and sits beside me. “Can I hold it?”

“Sure.” I show her how to wrap her hands around him.

She, like everyone, holds the bunny to her face and lets the soft black down waft against her cheek. A look of contentment momentarily eases the lines of her face.

“His name is Ace.”

“That’s good,” she says. “I was afraid you named it Caroline or Steven.”

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