“She’s not stopping,” Jean said as both men watched Rebecca weave through the stationary traffic.
“I can’t go after her. She stabbed me.” Erik pleaded with the tall man.
“You want me to run after her?”
“Um.. yes.” Erik replied.
“Who do you think I am, an Olympic athlete?”
Erik was cooking up a response when he noticed Rebecca had stopped abruptly. She was nearly one hundred feet away and standing in front of two dark-skinned men.
“Sean and Andrew,” Erik began to limp toward them.
Both men talked to Rebecca as Erik and Jean approached.
“Where the hell you been?” Erik shouted as they stood facing the men.
“What? Are you my father?” Sean replied.
“Why are you letting this young lady take off like that?” He asked.
Erik told the men about the overnight stay and the fate of Rebecca’s grandfather and mother. Rebecca sobbed, no longer ran, and said very little.
“We need to get some food. I’m starve’n.”
“There’s an old fast food restaurant up the street. Not sure what would be eatable but we could try there.”