Getting Out of Jersey – Chapter 3

Excerpt from Getting Out of Jersey…Undead-Earth Book 1

“Sam called me and said you were talking to Justine when he got home yesterday.  He was very concerned.  She is a troubled young lady, and he feels in your current…,” the priest paused, wincing as he continued, “…state, you might have a negative impact.”

“I’m not sure what you mean.”  There was a cold knot in my stomach.  Talking to Justine, even for the brief few moments, had put butterflies fluttering, and I felt guilty because of it, even though I didn’t do anything wrong.

“Why don’t you tell me what happened?” Father Thomas offered, taking on the “ask for forgiveness” attitude.

“Nothing happened, she,” and I paused, a faint alarm twanging at the back of my mind.   He doesn’t know what happened.  I realized she hadn’t told Sam what we talked about and they have no idea what went on.  “She seems nice enough.”  Gotcha.

More importantly though, it meant she wasn’t just some lure to bait me into spilling my guts. 

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