Double-Cross My Heart - Chapter 13Double-Cross My Heart - Chapter 13 by BrandonHill
I might have known that things wouldn’t be quite so easy, even after Derek outlined his plan. Some concerns were assuaged; he and I could both feel this in the crowd, but there were some whom I supposed were career pessimists, or, as Lyman so eloquently put, “equal opportunity bitchers,” like Marie-Laure. Once she realized that she couldn’t turn the crowd against me, she began to complain about the very object of my assignment.
“We should have left the baby at a church, or near a police station,” she said. “Humans would’ve been able to take care of her for a little while, and she’d be out of our hair.” But Derek had been quick to shut her down.
“So you’d prefer to be responsible for abandoning one of our own,” he said, with no shortage of impassioned indignation, “running the potential risk