Lisa blinked, feeling like she had come out of a daze, not remembering anything of the

strange men or Joe’s quick rescue. How long had she been standing in the parking lot? She

thought she smelled sulfur but couldn’t determine the source. She got in her car and

gripped the steering wheel. Turning on her high beams, she merged into the heavy traffic

of Haven City and drove off. She hoped this sort of staring episode didn’t occur around

Kristy. I’m supposed to be taking care of her. I can’t let her down.

 

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