Chapter 21: June–Thursday, April 17
June finally meets Tim in this pivotal chapter! You won’t believe what happens next! (Ha…pathetic attempt at clickbait, but, well, it is a pretty dramatic chapter…)
“June freezes, her fists distending against the glass. A man is staring in. June gasps. But he doesn’t seem to see her. He gazes through and past, like she’s not even there. He’s scraggly, his pale face dotted with patches of wispy beard. Young guy, June registers, he can’t even grow a beard. He’s wearing an army surplus jacket. The jacket’s too big for him. It hangs off his skinny frame, a tattered shirt handed down to a scarecrow. June breathes again. He isn’t particularly intimidating. Why doesn’t he see me? Get out of here, June thinks. Go.”
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