Once more, with feeling always
“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, and redeemed.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
Ch 13 ~ Once Again…and Again
Dryst stopped. He angled his broad shoulders and squared off his frame to face Spence. He had arrived at a decision, one that had announced itself first in his body; second in his mind; third in his voice.
After a long pause that refused to be dismissed or underestimated by anyone, he said as clearly, as smoothly, and as definitively as humanly possible:
“Don’t ever put me in a position where I am forced to stop you.”
He waited, breathing evenly; eyes locked onto Spence’s face, communicating on an entirely different plane but unmistakably relaying exactly the same message.
“Because if it comes to that,” he said in a low monotone, “I will stop you.”
Spence stared but not literally. His eyes were closed, but not without sight.
He lay in…
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