- My family showed up to take me to dinner. They were very concerned about me and must have worried all afternoon. I put Hannah down and consoled all of them.
- "The men just ignored me," I told them honestly, "there is no reason to worry."
- Damien wasn't convinced. They all fretted through dinner and none of them ate well. They were too busy planning how to protect me. I wasn't sure how to explain Nu-reeh's control to them. From their perspective, I knew it would seem far fetched.