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He arrived in the late afternoon and his first thought was that the
bigger than he remembered. It was intimidating, foreboding. He suddenly
with the nervous students who came up the drive for the first time, not
knowing what to
Scott took a long, deep breath of humid air and instantly missed New
wondered momentarily if he could just turn the truck around. But he knew it
late. The Professor was aware by now of Scott’s arrival, and Scott would not
The Professor met Scott at the door.
“It’s good to have you home,” the Professor welcomed Scott. Scott
thought of his tiny apartment in New Mexico. ~No,~ Scott mentally chided
~1407 Greymalkin Lane is home.~
“Thank you, sir.” Scott followed the Professor to his new room,
Kitty hadn’t been waiting to greet him.
“Scott, I know this situation is awkward,” the Professor told him, “but
we really are
glad to have you back. All of us.”
“Thank you. I’m glad to know that.”
“We’re having a small celebration tonight in your honor. Nothing
formal, just a
chance to ‘hang-out’ as they say,” the Professor informed him with a smile.
“I’ll let you
unpack and get settled now. Dinner is still at six, immediately followed by
As for the business end of things, all that can be discussed tomorrow.”
“Thank you, Professor.”
He was fiercely dreading dinner. The stares, the whispers, facing Jean,
He hadn’t thought he would dread seeing Kitty. She was his ally. But things
different now. He clasped his hands behind his back, a gesture he hadn’t
used in a
long time, and walked into the dining room.
No one really noticed his entrance. A few students greeted him as he
walked to the
staff table. Kitty stood, hugged him. Bobby extended a hand, ready to
forget. Jean turned her head away, unable to look at him.
So dinner was an awkward experience. Everyone trying to talk around the
discomfort. It was what had started the darkness. No one willing to say what
Scott was surprised by his eagerness to leave dinner for the party. His
were beyond him at the moment.
The music was blaring and the ballroom was casually decorated. The
made it easier to face people, the pressure was off.
Scott scanned the room for Kitty. They needed to talk. The ghosts and
and cobwebs of the past year had to be cleared out, and a unified front
He saw her slip out the door and run down to the lake. He wondered if he
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