“Dr. Brant winked at her and leaned in to speak sotto voce. “I’m going to see about extending this project as long as possible, Theresa…Theresa, right? I hope you don’t mind if I call you Theresa. Just between you and me, I think the AUC project is just fascinating.” He laughed, his proximity grating on her nerves, which were already worn thinner than electrical wires chewed down by rodents. “—–Progeny
“Once the smile found purchase on her face and within her heart the laughter broke free as well, filling the room. She drew her knees up as she sat, still laughing, she wiped the moisture from the corners of her eyes and turned her gaze to what she held in her hands.
A husband, a wife, children. The light let in through the fluttering drapes illuminated the image and played across the words written below it. Emily stood, brows furrowed…
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