Rachel buys a rabbit, which is quickly killed. Everything is spinning out of control. Does Lilly have the "healing" answer?
Continued from Chapter 16…
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.
“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.”