Ŧ̊E ⱭT̊ꟻԐNГⱭꞋ Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ BLU KABÛИKⱭL

BÎ SΣꞋ AŦⱭ KꙘNⱭN T̊ϴⱭL

Î HΛT̊ KΔLT̊ ⱭPꙘN MÎ ҒꞋԐNT̊ ꞨΣLꙘK HOMƧ ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ SԐKⱭNT̊ MΔNIИ AҒTⱭ KꞋISMⱭS, ꞭIŦ̊ Ŧ̊E INTԐNꞨⱭN Ꙙꟻ ꞭIꞨIИ HIM Ŧ̊Ɑ KꙘMPLⱭMⱭNTS Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ SEƧⱭN. HE ꞭꙘƧ LΩNԎIИ ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ SOҒⱭ IN Ɑ PΣPⱭL ԎꞋԐSIИꓘΩN, Ɑ PÎPꞋΛK ꞭIŦ̊IN HIƧ REГ ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ RÎT, ΛNT̊ Ɑ PÎⱭL Ꙙꟻ KꞋÛMBⱭLT̊ MΔNIИ PѦPⱭƧ, ԐꟻⱭT̊ԐNTLE NYULE STÛT̊ET̊, NƎꞋ ΛT HΛNT̊. BⱭSÎT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ KΩГ ꞭꙘƧ Ɑ ꞭÜT̊ⱭN ГӞ, ΛNT̊ ꙘN Ŧ̊E ΛИꓘⱭL Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ BΛK HÛИ Ɑ ꟻԐꞋE SET̊E ΛNT̊ T̊ISꞋⱭPYUTⱭBⱭL HAT̊ ҒԐLT HΛT, MÛГ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭΣS ҒΔ ꞭӞ, ΛNT̊ KꞋΛKT IN SԐꟻꞋⱭL PLѦSⱭƧ. LԐNƧ ΛNT̊ Ɑ ҒΔSԐPS LÎIИ ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ SET Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ ГӞ SⱭԎԐSTⱭT̊ Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ HΛT HΛT̊ BEN SⱭSPԐNT̊ⱭT̊ IN Ŧ̊IS MΛNⱭ ҒΔ Ŧ̊Ɑ PΣPⱭS Ꙙꟻ IꓘƧΛMⱭNѦꞨⱭN.

((YU AꞋ INꓘѦԎT̊,)) SԐT̊ Î; ((PΣHΛPS Î INTⱭꞋÛPT YU.))

((NꙘT ΛT ΔL. Î ΛM ꓘLΛT̊ TU HΛꟻ Ɑ ҒꞋԐNT̊ ꞭIŦ̊ HUM Î KΛN T̊ISKÛS MÎ RⱭƧÛLTS. Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛTⱭꞋ IƧ Ɑ PΣҒⱭKTLE ГꞋIꟻƎL ꞭÛN)) – HE ԎΣKT HIƧ ŦÛM IN Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊ⱭꞋԐKꞨⱭN Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊E ꝌLT̊ HΛT – ((BÛT Ŧ̊ӞꞋ A PϴNTS IN KⱭNԐKꞨⱭN LIŦ̊ IT ꞭIГ A NꙘT INTÎⱭLE T̊ⱭꟻϴT̊ Ꙙꟻ INГꞋⱭST ΛNT̊ EꟻⱭN Ꙙꟻ INSГꞋÛKꞨⱭN.))

Î SETⱭT̊ MÎSԐLҒ IN HIƧ AMГӞꞋ ΛNT̊ ꞭΔMT̊ MÎ HΛNT̊Ƨ BⱭҒΔ HIƧ KꞋΛKLIИ ҒÎⱭ, ҒΔꞋ Ɑ ꞨAP ҒꞋꙘST HΛT̊ SԐT IN, ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭINT̊OƧ ꞭΣ ŦIK ꞭIŦ̊ Ŧ̊E ÎS KꞋISTⱭLƧ. ((Î SⱭPOƧ,)) Î RⱭMAKT, ((Ŧ̊ΛT, HOMLE ΛƧ IT LÜKS, Ŧ̊IS ŦIИ HΛƧ SÛM T̊ԐT̊LE STΔꞋE LIИKT TU IT – Ŧ̊ΛT IT IƧ Ŧ̊Ɑ KLU ꞭIГ ꞭIL ꓘÎT̊ YU IN Ŧ̊Ɑ SⱭLUꞨⱭN Ꙙꟻ SÛM MISГꞋE ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ PÛNIꞨMⱭNT Ꙙꟻ SÛM KꞋÎM.))

((NO, NO. NO KꞋÎM,)) SԐT̊ ꞨΣLꙘK HOMƧ, LAҒIИ. ((ONLE ꞭÛN Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊OƧ ꞭIMƧIKⱭL LITⱭL INSⱭT̊ⱭNTS ꞭIГ ꞭIL HΛPⱭN ꞭԐN YU HΛꟻ 4 MILYⱭN HYUMⱭN BEIИƧ ΔL ԎꙘSLIИ EГ ÛŦ̊Ɑ ꞭIŦ̊IN Ŧ̊Ɑ SPѦS Ꙙꟻ Ɑ ҒYU SKꞭӞ MÎⱭLƧ. MIT̊ Ŧ̊E ΛKꞨⱭN ΛNT̊ REΛKꞨⱭN Ꙙꟻ SO T̊ԐNS Ɑ SꞭΔM Ꙙꟻ HYUMΛNⱭTE, ԐꟻꞋE PꙘSⱭBⱭL KꙘMBⱭNѦꞨⱭN Ꙙꟻ ⱭꟻԐNTS MѦ BE IKSPԐKTⱭT̊ TU TѦK PLѦS, ΛNT̊ MԐNE Ɑ LITⱭL PꞋꙘBLⱭM ꞭIГ MѦ BE SГꞋÎKIИ ΛNT̊ BⱭƧA ꞭIŦ̊ΩT BEIИ KꞋIMⱭNⱭL. E HΛꟻ ΔLꞋԐT̊E HΛT̊ IKSPӞꞋƎNS Ꙙꟻ SÛГ.))

((SO MÛГ SO,)) Î RⱭMAKT, ((Ŧ̊ΛT Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ LAST 6 KѦSⱭƧ ꞭIГ Î HΛꟻ ΛT̊ⱭT̊ TU MÎ NOTS, 3 HΛꟻ BEN INTÎⱭLE ҒꞋE Ꙙꟻ LEꓘⱭL KꞋÎM.))

((PꞋⱭSÎSLE. YU ⱭLYUT̊ TU MÎ ⱭTԐMPT TU RⱭKÛꟻⱭ Ŧ̊E ÎꞋEN ΛT̊LⱭ PѦPⱭƧ, TU Ŧ̊Ɑ SIИꓘYULⱭ KѦS Ꙙꟻ MӞꞋE SÛŦ̊ⱭLⱭNT̊, ΛNT̊ TU Ŧ̊E ⱭT̊ꟻԐNГⱭꞋ Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛN ꞭIŦ̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ TꞭISTⱭT̊ LIP. ԐL, Î HΛꟻ NO T̊ΩT Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊IS SMΔL MΛTⱭ ꞭIL ҒΔL INTU Ŧ̊Ɑ SѦM INⱭSⱭNT KΛTⱭꓘΔꞋE. YU NO PETⱭSⱭN, Ŧ̊Ɑ KⱭMIꞨⱭNӞ?))

((YԐS.))

((IT IƧ TU HIM Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊IS ГꞋOҒE BⱭLꙘИƧ.))

((IT IƧ HIƧ HΛT.))

((NO, NO, HE ҒΩNT̊ IT. ITS ONⱭꞋ IƧ ÛNNON. Î BԐꓘ Ŧ̊ΛT YU ꞭIL LÜK ⱭPꙘN IT NꙘT ΛƧ Ɑ BΛTⱭT̊ BILEKꙘK, BÛT ΛƧ ΛN INTⱭLԐKꞨꞭⱭL PꞋꙘBLⱭM. ΛNT̊, ҒΣST, ΛƧ TU HΩ IT KѦM HƎ. IT ⱭꞋÎꟻT̊ ⱭPꙘN KꞋISMⱭS MΔNIИ, IN KÛMPⱭNE ꞭIŦ̊ Ɑ ҒΛT ꓘUS, ꞭIГ IƧ, Î HΛꟻ NO T̊ΩT, ROSTIИ ΛT Ŧ̊IS MOMⱭNT IN ҒꞋÛNT Ꙙꟻ PETⱭSⱭNƧ ҒÎⱭ. Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒΛKTS A Ŧ̊EƧ: ⱭBΩT 4 ⱭKLꙘK ꙘN KꞋISMⱭS MΔNIИ, PETⱭSⱭN, HU ΛƧ YU NO, IƧ Ɑ ꟻԐꞋE ꙘNⱭST ҒԐLO, ꞭꙘƧ RⱭTΣNIИ ҒꞋꙘM SÛM SMΔL ԎꙘLⱭҒIKѦꞨⱭN ΛNT̊ ꞭꙘƧ MѦKIИ HIƧ ꞭѦ HOMꞭⱭT̊ T̊ΩN TꙘTⱭNⱭM KΔT ROT̊. IN ҒꞋÛNT Ꙙꟻ HIM HE SΔ, IN Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘΛSLÎT, Ɑ TΔLIꞨ MΛN, ꞭΔKIИ ꞭIŦ̊ Ɑ SLÎT STΛꓘⱭ, ΛNT̊ KΛꞋEIИ Ɑ ꞭÎT ꓘUS SLÛИ OꟻⱭ HIƧ ꞨꝌLT̊Ɑ. ΛƧ HE REГT Ŧ̊Ɑ KΔNⱭ Ꙙꟻ ꓘÜԎ SГꞋET, Ɑ RΩ BꞋOK ΩT BⱭTꞭEN Ŧ̊IS SГꞋѦNԎⱭ ΛNT̊ Ɑ LITⱭL NꙘT Ꙙꟻ RÛҒS. ÛN Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ LΛTⱭ NꙘKT ꙘҒ Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛNƧ HΛT, ꙘN ꞭIГ HE RѦƧT̊ HIƧ STIK TU T̊ⱭҒԐNT̊ HIMSԐLҒ ΛNT̊, SꞭIИIИ IT OꟻⱭ HIƧ HԐT̊, SMΛꞨT Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞨꙘP ꞭINT̊O BⱭHÎNT̊ HIM. PETⱭSⱭN HΛT̊ RÛꞨT ҒΔꞭⱭT̊ TU PꞋⱭTԐKT Ŧ̊Ɑ SГꞋѦNԎⱭ ҒꞋꙘM Ŧ̊E ⱭSѦLⱭNTS; BÛT Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛN, ꞨꙘKT ΛT HΛꟻIИ BꞋOKⱭN Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭINT̊O, ΛNT̊ SEIИ ΛN ⱭҒIꞨⱭL LÜKIИ PΣSⱭN IN YUNⱭҒΔM RÛꞨIИ TⱭꞭΔT̊Ƨ HIM, ԎꞋꙘPT HIƧ ꓘUS, TÜK TU HIƧ HƎLƧ, ΛNT̊ ꟻΛNIꞨT ⱭMIT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ LΛBⱭꞋINŦ Ꙙꟻ SMΔL SГꞋETS ꞭIГ LÎ ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ BΛK Ꙙꟻ TꙘTⱭNⱭM KΔT ROT̊. Ŧ̊Ɑ RÛҒS HΛT̊ ΔLSO ҒLԐT̊ ΛT Ŧ̊E ⱭPӞꞋⱭNS Ꙙꟻ PETⱭSⱭN, SO Ŧ̊ΛT HE ꞭꙘƧ LԐҒT IN Ŧ̊Ɑ PⱭƧԐꞨⱭN Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒƎLT̊ Ꙙꟻ BΛTⱭL, ΛNT̊ ΔLSO Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ SPϴⱭLƧ Ꙙꟻ ꟻIKГꞋE IN Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞨѦP Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊IS BΛTⱭT̊ HΛT ΛNT̊ Ɑ MOST ÛNIMPEГⱭBⱭL KꞋISMⱭS ꓘUS.))

((IГ ꞨΔLE HE RⱭSTΔT̊ TU Ŧ̊ӞꞋ ONⱭ?))

((MÎ T̊Ǝ ҒԐLO, Ŧ̊Ӟ LÎƧ Ŧ̊Ɑ PꞋꙘBLⱭM. IT IƧ ГꞋU Ŧ̊ΛT (ҒΔ MISⱭƧ HԐNꞋE BѦKⱭ) ꞭꙘƧ PꞋINTⱭT̊ ⱭPꙘN Ɑ SMΔL KAT̊ ꞭIГ ꞭꙘƧ TÎT̊ TU Ŧ̊Ɑ BΣT̊Ƨ LԐҒT LԐꓘ, ΛNT̊ IT IƧ ΔLSO ГꞋU Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊E INIꞨⱭLƧ (H. B.) A LԐԎⱭBⱭL ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ LÎNIИ Ꙙꟻ HIƧ HΛT, BÛT ΛƧ Ŧ̊ӞꞋ A SÛM ŦΩƧⱭNT̊Ƨ Ꙙꟻ HԐNꞋE BѦKⱭƧ, ΛNT̊ SÛM HÛNԎꞋⱭT̊S Ꙙꟻ HԐNꞋE BѦKⱭƧ IN Ŧ̊IS SITE Ꙙꟻ ΩƧ, IT IƧ NꙘT EƧE TU RⱭSTΔ LꙘST PꞋꙘPⱭTE TU ԐNE ꞭÛN Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊ԐM.))

((ꙘT, Ŧ̊ԐN, T̊IT̊ PETⱭSⱭN T̊U?))

((HE BꞋΔT RΩNT̊ BOŦ Ŧ̊Ɑ HΛT ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘUS ꙘN KꞋISMⱭS MΔNIИ, NOIИ Ŧ̊ΛT EꟻⱭN Ŧ̊Ɑ SMΔLⱭST PꞋꙘBLⱭMƧ AꞋ Ꙙꟻ INГꞋⱭST TU ME. Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘUS ꞭE RⱭTѦNT̊ ⱭNTIL Ŧ̊IS MΔNIИ, ꞭԐN Ŧ̊Ӟ ꞭΣ SÎNƧ Ŧ̊ΛT, IN SPÎT Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ SLÎT ҒꞋꙘST, IT ꞭÜT̊ BE ꞭԐL Ŧ̊ΛT IT ꞨÜT̊ BE ETⱭN ꞭIŦ̊ΩT ÛNNԐSⱭSӞꞋE T̊ⱭLѦ. ITS ҒÎNT̊Ɑ HΛƧ KΛꞋET̊ IT ꙘҒ, Ŧ̊ӞҒΔ, TU ҒÛLҒIL Ŧ̊E ꙘLTⱭMIT T̊ԐSTⱭNE Ꙙꟻ Ɑ ꓘUS, ꞭÎⱭL Î KⱭNTINYU TU RⱭTѦN Ŧ̊Ɑ HΛT Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊E ÛNNON ԎԐNTⱭLMⱭN HU LꙘST HIƧ KꞋISMⱭS T̊INⱭ.))

((IT̊ HE NꙘT ΛT̊ꟻⱭTÎƧ?))

((NO.))

((Ŧ̊ԐN, ꞭꙘT KLU KÜT̊ YU HΛꟻ ΛƧ TU HIƧ ÎT̊ԐNTⱭTE?))

((ONLE ΛƧ MÛГ ΛƧ ꞭE KΛN T̊ⱭT̊YUS.))

((ҒꞋꙘM HIƧ HΛT?))

((PꞋⱭSÎSLE.))

((BÛT YU A ԎOKIИ. ꙘT KΛN YU ꓘΛŦ̊Ɑ ҒꞋꙘM Ŧ̊IS ꝌLT̊ BΛTⱭT̊ ҒԐLT?))

((HƎꞋ IƧ MÎ LԐNƧ. YU NO MÎ MԐŦⱭT̊Ƨ. ꙘT KΛN YU ꓘΛŦ̊Ɑ YΔSԐLҒ ΛƧ TU Ŧ̊E INT̊ⱭꟻIԎUԐLⱭTE Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛN HU HΛƧ ꞭΔN Ŧ̊IS ATIKⱭL?))

Î TÜK Ŧ̊Ɑ TΛTⱭT̊ ꙘBԎԐKT IN MÎ HΛNT̊Ƨ ΛNT̊ TΣNT̊ IT OꟻⱭ RAŦ̊Ɑ RUҒⱭLE. IT ꞭꙘƧ Ɑ ꟻԐꞋE ΔT̊ⱭNӞꞋE BLΛK HΛT Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊E YUδꞭⱭL RΩNT̊ ꞨѦP, HAT̊ ΛNT̊ MÛГ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭΣS ҒΔ ꞭӞ. Ŧ̊Ɑ LÎNIИ HΛT̊ BEN Ꙙꟻ RԐT̊ SILK, BÛT ꞭꙘƧ Ɑ ꓘÜT̊ T̊ƎL T̊ISKÛLⱭT̊. Ŧ̊Ӟ ꞭꙘƧ NO MѦKⱭƧ NѦM, BÛT, ΛƧ HOMƧ HΛT̊ RⱭMAKT, Ŧ̊E INIꞨⱭLƧ (H. B.) ꞭΣ SKꞋΔLT̊ ⱭPꙘN 1 SÎT̊. IT ꞭꙘƧ PƎST IN Ŧ̊Ɑ BꞋIM ҒΔꞋ Ɑ HΛTSⱭKYΣꞋⱭ, BÛT Ŧ̊E ⱭLΛSTIK ꞭꙘƧ MISIИ. ҒΔ Ŧ̊Ɑ RԐST, IT ꞭꙘƧ KꞋΛKT, IKSET̊IИLE T̊ÛSTE, ΛNT̊ SPꙘTⱭT̊ IN SԐꟻꞋⱭL PLѦSⱭƧ, ΔLŦ̊O Ŧ̊Ӟ SEMT̊ TU HΛꟻ BEN SÛM ⱭTԐMPT TU HÎT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊ISKÛLⱭT̊ PΛГⱭƧ BÎ SMƎꞋIИ Ŧ̊ԐM ꞭIŦ̊ IИK.

((Î KΛN SE NÛŦIИ,)) SԐT̊ Î, HΛNT̊IИ IT BΛK TU MÎ ҒꞋԐNT̊.

((N Ŧ̊Ɑ KꙘNГꞋE, ꞭꙘTSⱭN, YU KΛN SE ԐꟻꞋEŦIИ. YU ҒѦⱭL, HΩԐꟻⱭ, TU REƧⱭN ҒꞋꙘM ꞭꙘT YU SE. YU A TU TIMIT̊ IN ԎꞋΔIИ YΔꞋ INҒΣꞋⱭNSⱭƧ.))

((Ŧ̊ԐN, PꞋѦ TԐL ME ꞭꙘT IT IƧ Ŧ̊ΛT YU KΛN INҒΣ ҒꞋꙘM Ŧ̊IS HΛT?))

HE PIKT IT ÛP ΛNT̊ ꓘѦƧT̊ ΛT IT IN Ŧ̊Ɑ PⱭKYULƎ INГꞋⱭSPԐKTIꟻ ҒΛꞨⱭN ꞭIГ ꞭꙘƧ KΛꞋⱭKTⱭꞋISTIK Ꙙꟻ HIM.

((IT IƧ PⱭHΛPS LԐS SⱭԎԐSTIꟻ Ŧ̊ΛN IT MÎT HΛꟻ BEN,)) HE RⱭMAKT, ((ΛNT̊ YԐT Ŧ̊ӞꞋ AꞋ Ɑ ҒYU INҒΣꞋⱭNSⱭƧ ꞭIГ A ꟻԐꞋE T̊ISTIИKT, ΛNT̊ Ɑ ҒYU ÛŦ̊ⱭƧ ꞭIГ RԐPꞋⱭƧԐNT ΛT LEST Ɑ SГꞋꙘИ BԐLⱭNS Ꙙꟻ PꞋꙘBⱭBILⱭTE. Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛN ꞭꙘƧ HÎLE INTⱭLԐKꞨꞭⱭL IƧ Ꙙꟻ KΔS ꙘBꟻƎS ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒѦS Ꙙꟻ IT, ΛNT̊ ΔLSO ҒӞLE ꞭԐL TU T̊U ꞭIŦ̊IN Ŧ̊Ɑ LAST 3 YƎƧ, ΔLŦ̊O HE HΛƧ ҒΔLⱭN ⱭPꙘN EꟻIL TÎMƧ. HE HΛT̊ ҒΔSÎT, BÛT HΛƧ LԐS NΩ Ŧ̊ΛN ҒΔMⱭLE, PϴNTIИ TU Ɑ MꙘꞋⱭL RԐГꞋⱭꓘꞋԐꞨⱭN, ꞭIГ, ꞭԐN TѦKⱭN ꞭIŦ̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊ⱭKLÎN Ꙙꟻ HIƧ ҒΔГUNƧ, SEMƧ TU INT̊ⱭKѦT SÛM EꟻIL INҒLUⱭNS, PꞋꙘBⱭBLE ԎꞋIИK, ΛT ꞭΣK ⱭPꙘN HIM. Ŧ̊IS MѦ ⱭKΩNT ΔLSO ҒΔ Ŧ̊E ꙘBꟻƎS ҒΛKT Ŧ̊ΛT HIƧ ꞭÎҒ HΛƧ SEST TU LÛꟻ HIM.))

((MÎ T̊Ӟ HOMƧ!))

((HE HΛƧ, HΩԐꟻⱭ, RⱭTѦNT̊ SÛM T̊ⱭꓘꞋE Ꙙꟻ SԐLҒ RⱭSPԐKT,)) HE KⱭNTINYUT̊, T̊ISꞋⱭꓘAT̊IИ MÎ RԐMⱭNSTꞋANS. ((HE IƧ Ɑ MΛN HU LET̊Ƨ Ɑ SԐT̊ⱭNГꞋE LÎҒ, ꓘOƧ ΩT LITⱭL, IƧ ΩT Ꙙꟻ ГꞋѦNIИ INTÎⱭLE, IƧ MIT̊ⱭL ѦԎT̊, HΛƧ ꓘꞋIƧⱭLT̊ HӞ ꞭIГ HE HΛƧ HΛT̊ KÛT ꞭIŦ̊IN Ŧ̊Ɑ LAST ҒYU T̊ѦƧ, ΛNT̊ ꞭIГ HE ⱭNϴNTS ꞭIŦ̊ LÎM KꞋEM. Ŧ̊EƧ A Ŧ̊Ɑ MΔ PѦTⱭNT ҒΛKTS ꞭIГ A TU BE T̊ⱭT̊ÛKTⱭT̊ ҒꞋꙘM HIƧ HΛT. ΔLSO, BÎ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭѦ, Ŧ̊ΛT IT IƧ IKSГꞋEMLE IMPꞋꙘBⱭBⱭL Ŧ̊ΛT HE HΛƧ ꓘΛS LѦT̊ ꙘN IN HIƧ HΩS.))

((YU A SΣTⱭNLE ԎOKIИ, HOMƧ.))

((NꙘT IN Ŧ̊Ɑ LEST. IƧ IT PꙘSⱭBⱭL Ŧ̊ΛT EꟻⱭN NΩ, ꞭԐN Î ꓘIꟻ YU Ŧ̊EƧ RⱭƧÛLTS, YU AꞋ ÛNѦBⱭL TU SE HΩ Ŧ̊Ѧ AꞋ ⱭTѦNT̊?))

((Î HΛꟻ NO T̊ΩT Ŧ̊ΛT Î ΛM ꟻԐꞋE SГUPIT̊, BÛT Î MÛST KⱭNҒԐS Ŧ̊ΛT Î ΛM ÛNѦBⱭL TU ҒꙘLO YU. ҒΔꞋ IꓘƧAMPⱭL, HΩ T̊IT̊ YU T̊ⱭT̊YUS Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊IS MΛN ꞭꙘƧ INTⱭLԐKꞨꞭⱭL?))

ҒΔ HIƧ ANSⱭ HOMƧ KLΛPT Ŧ̊Ɑ HΛT ⱭPꙘN HIƧ HԐT̊. IT KѦM RÎT OꟻⱭ Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒΔHԐT̊ ΛNT̊ SԐTⱭLT̊ ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ BꞋIԎ Ꙙꟻ HIƧ NOƧ.

((IT IƧ Ɑ KꞭԐSГⱭN Ꙙꟻ KYUBIK KⱭPΛSⱭTE,)) SԐT̊ HE, ((Ɑ MΛN ꞭIŦ̊ SO LAԎ Ɑ BꞋѦN MÛST HΛꟻ SÛMŦ̊IИ IN IT.))

((Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊ⱭKLÎN Ꙙꟻ HIƧ ҒΔГUNƧ, Ŧ̊ԐN?))

((Ŧ̊IS HΛT IƧ 3 YƎƧ ꝌLT̊. Ŧ̊EƧ ҒLΛT BꞋIMƧ KΣLT̊ ΛT Ŧ̊E ԐԎ KѦM BΛK IN Ŧ̊ԐN. IT IƧ Ɑ HΛT Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꟻԐꞋE BԐST KꞭꙘLⱭTE. LÜK ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ BΛNT̊ Ꙙꟻ RIBT̊ SILK ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊E ԐKSⱭLⱭNT LÎNIИ. IҒ Ŧ̊IS MΛN KÜT̊ ⱭҒΔT̊ TU BÎ SO IKSPԐNSIꟻ Ɑ HΛT 3 YƎƧ ⱭꓘO, ΛNT̊ HΛƧ HΛT̊ NO HΛT SINS, Ŧ̊ԐN HE HΛƧ ⱭꞨΣꞋⱭT̊LE ꓘꙘN T̊ΩN IN Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭΣLT̊.))

((ԐL Ŧ̊ΛT IƧ KLƎꞋ ⱭNÛҒ, SΣTⱭNLE. BÛT HΩ ⱭBΩT Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒΔSÎT ΛNT̊ MꙘꞋⱭL RԐГꞋⱭꓘꞋԐꞨⱭN?))

ΣLꙘK HOMƧ LAҒT.

((HƎꞋ IƧ Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒΔSÎT,)) SԐT̊ HE PÛTIИ HIƧ ҒIИꓘⱭꞋ ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ LITⱭL T̊ISK ΛNT̊ LUP Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ HΛT SⱭKYΣꞋⱭ.

((Ŧ̊Ѧ A NԐꟻⱭ SꝌLT̊ ⱭPꙘN HΛTS. IҒ Ŧ̊IS MΛN ΔT̊ⱭT̊ ꞭÛN, IT IƧ Ɑ SÎN Ꙙꟻ Ɑ SΣTⱭN ⱭMΩNT Ꙙꟻ ҒΔSÎT, SINS HE ꞭԐNT ΩT Ꙙꟻ HIƧ ꞭѦ TU TѦK Ŧ̊IS PꞋⱭKΔꞨⱭN ⱭꓘԐNST Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭINT̊. BÛT SINS ꞭE SE Ŧ̊ΛT HE HΛƧ BꞋOKⱭN Ŧ̊E ⱭLΛSTIK ΛNT̊ HΛƧ NꙘT ГꞋÛBⱭLT̊ TU RⱭPLѦS IT, IT IƧ ꙘBꟻƎS Ŧ̊ΛT HE HΛƧ LԐS ҒΔSÎT NΩ Ŧ̊ΛN ҒΔMⱭLE, ꞭIГ IƧ Ɑ T̊ISTIИKT PꞋUҒ Ꙙꟻ Ɑ ꞭEKⱭNIИ Ꙙꟻ NѦГⱭ. N Ŧ̊E ÛŦ̊Ɑ HΛNT̊, HE HΛƧ INT̊ԐꟻⱭT̊ TU KⱭNSƎL SÛM Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊EƧ STѦNƧ ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒԐLT BÎ T̊ΔBIИ Ŧ̊ԐM ꞭIŦ̊ IИK, ꞭIГ IƧ Ɑ SÎN Ŧ̊ΛT HE HΛƧ NꙘT INTÎⱭLE LꙘST HIƧ SԐLҒ RⱭSPԐKT.))

((YΔ REƧⱭNIИ IƧ SΣTⱭNLE PLΔƧⱭBⱭL.))

((Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒΣŦ̊Ɑ PϴNTS, Ŧ̊ΛT HE IᵻƧ MIT̊ⱭL ѦԎT̊, Ŧ̊ΛT HIƧ HӞꞋ IƧ ꓘꞋIƧⱭLT̊, Ŧ̊ΛT IT HΛƧ RESⱭNTLE BEN KÛT, ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊ΛT HE YUƧⱭƧ LÎM KꞋEM, AꞋ ΔL TU BE ꓘΛŦ̊ⱭT̊ ҒꞋꙘM Ɑ KLOS IꓘƧΛMINѦꞨⱭN Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ LOⱭ PAT Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ LÎNIИ. Ŧ̊Ɑ LԐNƧ T̊ISKLOƧⱭƧ Ɑ LAԎ NÛMBⱭꞋ Ꙙꟻ HӞꞋ ԐNT̊Ƨ, KLEN KÛT BÎ Ŧ̊Ɑ SIƧⱭƧ Ꙙꟻ Ɑ BABⱭ. Ŧ̊Ѧ ΔL ⱭPƎ TU BE ⱭT̊HESIꟻ, ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊ӞꞋ IƧ Ɑ T̊ISTIИKT OT̊ⱭꞋ Ꙙꟻ LÎM KꞋEM. Ŧ̊IS T̊ÛST, YU ꞭIL ⱭBƧΣꟻ, IƧ NꙘT Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘꞋITE ꓘꞋѦ T̊ÛST Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ SГꞋET BÛT Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒLÛҒE BꞋΩN T̊ÛST Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ HΩS, ꞨOIИ Ŧ̊ΛT IT HΛƧ BEN HÛИ ÛP INT̊ΔƧ MOST Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ TÎM, ꞭÎⱭL Ŧ̊Ɑ MAKS Ꙙꟻ MϴSГⱭꞋ ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊E INSÎT̊ A PꞋUҒ Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭӞꞋⱭ PⱭSPÎⱭT̊ ꟻԐꞋE ҒꞋELE, ΛNT̊ KÜT̊ Ŧ̊ӞҒΔ, HAT̊LE BE IN Ŧ̊Ɑ BԐST Ꙙꟻ ГꞋѦNIИ.))

((BÛT HIƧ ꞭÎҒ – YU SԐT̊ Ŧ̊ΛT ꞨE HΛT̊ SEST TU LÛꟻ HIM.))

((Ŧ̊IS HΛT HΛƧ NꙘT BEN BꞋÛꞨT̊ ҒΔ ꞭEKS. ԐN Î SE YU, MÎ T̊Ӟ ꞭꙘTSⱭN, ꞭIŦ̊ Ɑ ꞭEKS ⱭKUMYⱭLѦꞨⱭN Ꙙꟻ T̊ÛST ⱭPꙘN YΔ HΛT, ΛNT̊ ꞭԐN YΔ ꞭÎҒ ⱭLΩƧ YU TU ꓘO ΩT IN SÛГ Ɑ STѦT, Î ҒƎ Ŧ̊ΛT YU HΛꟻ BEN ÛNҒΔГUNⱭT ⱭNÛҒ TU LUƧ YΔ ꞭÎҒS ⱭҒԐKꞨⱭN.))

((BÛT HE MѦ BE Ɑ BΛГⱭLⱭ.))

((NѦ, HE ꞭꙘƧ BꞋIИIИ HOM Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘUS ΛƧ Ɑ PES ꙘҒⱭꞋIИ TU HIƧ ꞭÎҒ. RⱭMԐMBⱭ Ŧ̊Ɑ KAT̊ ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ BΣT̊Ƨ LԐꓘ.))

((YU HΛꟻ ΛN ANSⱭ TU ԐꟻꞋEŦIИ. BÛT HΩ ꙘN ΣŦ T̊U YU T̊ⱭT̊YUS Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘΛS IƧ NꙘT LѦT̊ ꙘN IN HIƧ HΩS?))

((1 TԐLO STѦN, ΔꞋ EꟻⱭN 2 MÎT KÛM BÎ ГANS, BÛT ꞭԐN Î SE NO LԐS Ŧ̊ΛN 5, Î ŦIИK Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊Ӟ KΛN BE LITⱭL T̊ΩT Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊E INT̊ⱭꟻIԎꞭⱭL MÛST BE BꞋΔT INTU ҒꞋEKꞭⱭNT KꙘNTΛKT ꞭIŦ̊ BΣNIИ TԐLO – ꞭΔKS ÛPSTӞƧ ΛT NÎT PꞋꙘBⱭBLE ꞭIŦ̊ HIƧ HΛT IN 1 HΛNT̊ ΛNT̊ Ɑ ꓘÛTⱭꞋIИ KΛNT̊ⱭL IN Ŧ̊E ÛŦ̊Ɑ. ԐNEHΩ, HE NԐꟻⱭ ꓘꙘT TԐLO STѦNƧ ҒꞋꙘM Ɑ ꓘΛS ԎԐT. A YU SΛTISҒÎT̊?))

((ԐL ITS ꟻԐꞋE INԎENYⱭS,)) SԐT̊ Î, LAҒIИ; ((BÛT SINS, ΛƧ YU SԐT̊ ԎÛST NΩ Ŧ̊Ӟ HΛƧ BEN NO KꞋÎM KⱭMITⱭT̊, ΛNT̊ NO HAM T̊ÛN SѦꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ LꙘS Ꙙꟻ Ɑ ꓘUS, ΔL Ŧ̊IS SEMƧ TU BE RAŦ̊Ɑ Ɑ ꞭѦST Ꙙꟻ ԐNⱭԎE.))

ΣLꙘK HOMƧ HΛT̊ OPⱭNT̊ HIƧ MΩŦ TU RⱭPLÎ, ꞭԐN Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊Δ ҒLU OPⱭN, ΛNT̊ PETⱭSⱭN, Ŧ̊Ɑ KⱭMIꞨⱭNӞ, RÛꞨT INTU Ŧ̊E ⱭPATMⱭNT ꞭIŦ̊ ҒLÛꞨT ГEKS ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒѦS Ꙙꟻ Ɑ MΛN HU IƧ T̊ѦƧT̊ ꞭIŦ̊ ⱭSTꙘNIꞨMⱭNT.

((Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘUS, MISTⱭꞋ OMƧ! Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘUS, SΣ!)) HE ꓘASPT.

((Ѧ? ꙘT Ꙙꟻ IT, Ŧ̊ԐN? HΛƧ IT RⱭTΣNT̊ TU LÎҒ ΛNT̊ ҒLΛPT ꙘҒ ŦꞋU Ŧ̊Ɑ KIГⱭN ꞭINT̊O?)) HOMƧ TꞭISTⱭT̊ HIMSԐLҒ RΩNT̊ ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ SOҒⱭ TU ꓘԐT Ɑ ҒӞꞋⱭ ꟻYU Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛNƧ IKSÎTⱭT̊ ҒѦS.

((SE Ӟ, SΣ! SE ꞭꙘГ MÎ ꞭÎҒ ҒΩNT̊ IN ITS KꞋꙘP!)) HE HԐLT̊ ΩT HIƧ HΛNT̊ ΛNT̊ T̊ISPLѦT̊ ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ SԐNTⱭꞋ Ꙙꟻ HIƧ PAM Ɑ BꞋILYⱭNTLE SINTⱭLѦTIИ BLU STON, RAŦ̊Ɑ SMΔLⱭ Ŧ̊ΛN Ɑ BEN IN SÎƧ, BÛT Ꙙꟻ SÛГ PYΣꞋⱭTE ΛNT̊ RѦT̊ƎNS Ŧ̊ΛT IT TꞭIИKⱭLT̊ LÎK ΛN ⱭLԐKГꞋIK PϴNT IN Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊AK HꙘLO Ꙙꟻ HIƧ HΛNT̊.

ΣLꙘK HOMƧ SΛT ÛP ꞭIŦ̊ Ɑ ꞭISⱭL. ((BÎ ԎOꟻ, PETⱭSⱭN!)) SԐT̊ HE, ((Ŧ̊IS IƧ Ɑ ГꞋԐδⱭ ГꞋOꟻ INT̊ET̊. Î SⱭPOƧ YU NO ꞭꙘT YU HΛꟻ ꓘꙘT?))

(( T̊ÎMⱭNT̊, SΣ? PꞋԐꞨⱭS STON. IT KÛTS INTⱭ ꓘLAS ΛƧ Ŧ̊O IT ꞭΣ PÛTE.))

((ITS MΔ Ŧ̊ΛN Ɑ PꞋԐꞨⱭS STON. IT IƧ Ŧ̊E PꞋԐꞨⱭS STON.))

((NꙘT Ŧ̊Ɑ KΩNTԐS Ꙙꟻ MΔKⱭƧ BLU KABÛИKⱭL!)) Î ⱭԎΛKYULѦTⱭT̊.

((PꞋⱭSÎSLE SO. Î ΔT TU NO ITS SÎƧ ΛNT̊ ꞨѦP, SEIИ Ŧ̊ΛT Î HΛꟻ RԐT̊ Ŧ̊E ⱭT̊ꟻΣTⱭSMⱭNT ⱭBΩT IT IN Ŧ̊Ɑ TÎMƧ ԐꟻꞋE T̊Ѧ LѦTLE. IT IƧ ΛBSⱭLUTLE YUNEK ΛNT̊ ITS ꟻԐLYU KΛN ONLE BE KꙘNԎⱭT̊, BÛT Ŧ̊Ɑ RⱭꞭΔT̊ ꙘҒⱭT̊ Ꙙꟻ £1000 IƧ SΣTⱭNLE NꙘT ꞭIŦ̊IN Ɑ 20Ŧ PAT Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ MAKⱭT PꞋÎS.))

((£1000! ꓘꞋѦT LΔT̊ Ꙙꟻ MΣSE!)) Ŧ̊Ɑ KⱭMIꞨⱭNӞ PLÛMPT T̊ΩN INTU Ɑ ГӞꞋ ΛNT̊ STӞT̊ ҒꞋꙘM ꞭÛN TU Ŧ̊E ÛŦ̊ⱭꞋ Ꙙꟻ ÛS.

((Ŧ̊ΛT IƧ Ŧ̊Ɑ RⱭꞭΔT̊, ΛNT̊ Î HΛꟻ REƧⱭN TU NO Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊ӞꞋ A SԐNTⱭMԐNTⱭL KⱭNSIT̊ⱭꞋѦꞨⱭNƧ IN Ŧ̊Ɑ BΛKꓘꞋΩNT̊ ꞭIГ ꞭÜT̊ INԎUS Ŧ̊Ɑ KΩNTԐS TU PAT ꞭIŦ̊ HAҒ HΣ ҒΔГUN IҒ ꞨE KÜT̊ BÛT RⱭKÛꟻⱭ Ŧ̊Ɑ ԎԐM.))

((IT ꞭꙘƧ LꙘST, IҒ Î RⱭMԐMBⱭꞋ ⱭꞋÎT, ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ HOTԐL KꙘƧMⱭPꙘLⱭTⱭN,)) Î RⱭMAKT.

((PꞋⱭSÎSLE SO, ꙘN T̊ⱭSԐMBⱭ 22NT̊, ԎÛST 5 T̊ѦƧ ⱭꓘO. ԎꙘN HΔNⱭ, Ɑ PLÛMⱭ, ꞭꙘƧ ⱭKYUƧT̊ Ꙙꟻ HΛꟻIИ ⱭBSГꞋΛKTⱭT̊ IT ҒꞋꙘM Ŧ̊Ɑ LѦT̊EƧ ԎɄL KѦS. Ŧ̊E ԐꟻⱭT̊ⱭNS ⱭꓘԐNST HIM ꞭꙘƧ SO SГꞋꙘИ Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ KѦS HΛƧ BEN RⱭҒΣT̊ TU Ŧ̊E ⱭSÎƧⱭƧ. Î HΛꟻ SÛM ⱭKΩNT Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛTⱭ HƎꞋ, Î BⱭLEꟻ.)) HE RÛMⱭԎT̊ ⱭMIT̊ HIƧ NYUƧPѦPⱭƧ, ꓘLANSIИ OꟻⱭ Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊ѦTS, ⱭNTIL ΛT LAST HE SMUŦ̊T̊ ꞭÛN ΩT, T̊ÛBⱭLT̊ IT OꟻⱭ, ΛNT̊ RԐT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒꙘLOIИ PΛꞋⱭꓘꞋAҒS:

((HOTԐL KꙘƧMⱭPꙘLⱭTⱭN ԎɄL RꙘBⱭꞋE. ԎꙘN HΔNⱭ, 26, PLÛMⱭ, ꞭꙘƧ BꞋΔT ÛP ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ ГAԎ Ꙙꟻ HΛꟻIИ ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ 22NT̊ INST., ⱭBSГꞋΛKTⱭT̊ ҒꞋꙘM Ŧ̊Ɑ ԎɄL KѦS Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ KΩNTԐS Ꙙꟻ MΔKⱭ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꟻԐLYUBⱭL ԎԐM NON ΛƧ Ŧ̊Ɑ BLU KABÛИKⱭL. ԎѦMƧ RÎT̊Ɑ, ÛPⱭꞋ ⱭTԐNT̊ⱭNT ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ HOTԐL, ꓘѦꟻ HIƧ ԐꟻⱭT̊ⱭNS TU Ŧ̊E ⱭҒԐKT Ŧ̊ΛT HE HΛT̊ ꞨON HΔNⱭꞋ ÛP TU Ŧ̊Ɑ ԎꞋԐSIИ RUM Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ KΩNTԐS Ꙙꟻ MΔKⱭꞋ ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊Ѧ Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ RꙘBⱭꞋE IN ΔT̊Ɑ Ŧ̊ΛT HE MÎT SꝌLT̊Ɑ Ŧ̊Ɑ SԐKⱭNT̊ BAꞋ Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘꞋѦT, ꞭIГ ꞭꙘƧ LUS. HE HΛT̊ RⱭMѦNT̊ ꞭIŦ̊ HΔNⱭ SÛM LITⱭL TÎM, BÛT HE HΛT̊ ҒÎNⱭLE BEN KΔLT̊ ⱭꞭѦ. N RⱭTΣNIИ, HE ҒΩNT̊ Ŧ̊ΛT HΔNⱭ HΛT̊ T̊ISⱭPӞT̊, Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ BUꞋO HΛT̊ BEN ҒΔST OPⱭN, ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ SMΔL MⱭꞋꙘKO KASKⱭT IN ꞭIГ, ΛƧ IT AҒTⱭꞭⱭT̊Ƨ ГꞋΛNSPÎⱭT̊, Ŧ̊Ɑ KΩNTԐS ꞭꙘƧ ⱭKÛSTⱭMT̊ TU KEP HΣ ԎɄL, ꞭꙘƧ LÎIИ ꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ ԎꞋԐSIИ TѦBⱭL. RÎT̊Ɑ INSTⱭNTLE ꓘѦꟻ Ŧ̊E ⱭLAM, ΛNT̊ HΔNⱭ ꞭꙘƧ ⱭꞋԐSTⱭT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ SѦM EꟻNIИ; BÛT Ŧ̊Ɑ STON KÜT̊ NꙘT BE ҒΩNT̊ EŦ̊ⱭꞋ ⱭPꙘN HIƧ PΣSⱭN ΔꞋ IN HIƧ RUMƧ. KΛŦꞋⱭN KÜSΛK, MѦT̊ TU Ŧ̊Ɑ KΩNTԐS, T̊ⱭPOƧT̊ TU HΛꟻIИ HΣT̊ RÎT̊ⱭƧ KꞋÎ Ꙙꟻ T̊ISMѦ ꙘN T̊ISKÛꟻⱭIИ Ŧ̊Ɑ RꙘBⱭꞋE, ΛNT̊ TU HΛꟻIИ RÛꞨIИ INTU Ŧ̊Ɑ RUM, ꞭӞ ꞨE ҒΩNT̊ MΛTⱭƧ ΛƧ T̊ⱭSKꞋÎBT̊ BÎ Ŧ̊Ɑ LAST ꞭITNⱭS. INSPԐKTⱭ BꞋΛT̊SГꞋET, B T̊ⱭꟻIδⱭN, ꓘѦꟻ ԐꟻⱭT̊ⱭNS ΛƧ TU Ŧ̊E ⱭꞋԐST Ꙙꟻ HΔNⱭ, HU SГꞋÛꓘⱭLT̊ ҒꞋΛNTIKLE, ΛNT̊ PꞋOTԐSTⱭT̊ HIƧ INⱭSⱭNS IN Ŧ̊Ɑ SГꞋꙘИꓘⱭST TΣMƧ. ԐꟻⱭT̊ⱭNS Ꙙꟻ Ɑ PꞋEꟻƎS KⱭNꟻIKꞨⱭN ҒΔ RꙘBⱭꞋE HΛꟻIИ BEN ꓘIꟻⱭN ⱭꓘԐNST Ŧ̊Ɑ PꞋIƧNⱭ, Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛԎⱭSГꞋѦT RⱭҒYUƧT̊ TU T̊ƎL SⱭMӞꞋⱭLE ꞭIŦ̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ ⱭҒԐNS, BÛT RⱭҒΣT̊ IT TU Ŧ̊E ⱭSÎƧⱭƧ. HΔNⱭ, HU HΛT̊ ꞨON SÎNƧ Ꙙꟻ INTԐNS ⱭMOꞨⱭN ԎΣꞋIИ Ŧ̊Ɑ PꞋⱭSET̊IИƧ, ҒѦNTⱭT̊ ⱭꞭѦ ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ KⱭNKLUδⱭN ΛNT̊ ꞭꙘƧ KΛꞋET̊ ΩT Ꙙꟻ KΔT.))

((HÛM! SO MÛГ ҒΔ Ŧ̊Ɑ PⱭLES KΔT,)) SԐT̊ HOMƧ ŦΔTҒÜLE, TꙘSIИ ⱭSÎT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ PѦPⱭ. ((Ŧ̊Ɑ KꞭԐSГⱭN ҒΔꞋ ÛS NΩ TU SꝌLꟻ IƧ Ŧ̊Ɑ SEKꞭⱭNS Ꙙꟻ ⱭꟻԐNTS LET̊IИ ҒꞋꙘM Ɑ RÎҒⱭLT̊ ԎɄL KѦS ΛT 1 ԐNT̊ TU Ŧ̊Ɑ KꞋꙘP Ꙙꟻ Ɑ ꓘUS ꙘN Ŧ̊E ÛŦ̊Ɑ. YU SE, ꞭꙘTSⱭN, Ω LITⱭL T̊ⱭT̊ÛKꞨⱭNƧ HΛꟻ SÛT̊ⱭNLE ⱭSYUMT̊ Ɑ MÛГ MΔꞋ IMPΔTⱭNT ΛNT̊ LԐS INⱭSⱭNT ΛSPԐKT. HƎꞋ IƧ Ŧ̊Ɑ STON; Ŧ̊Ɑ STON KѦM ҒꞋꙘM Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘUS, ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘUS KѦM ҒꞋꙘM MISTⱭ HԐNꞋE BѦKⱭ, Ŧ̊Ɑ ԎԐNTⱭLMⱭN ꞭIŦ̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ BΛT̊ HΛT ΛNT̊ ΔL Ŧ̊E ÛŦ̊Ɑ KΛꞋⱭKTⱭꞋISTIKS ꞭIŦ̊ ꞭIГ Î HΛꟻ BΔT̊ YU. SO NΩ ꞭE MÛST SԐT ΩSԐLꟻƧ ꟻԐꞋE SԐꞋƎSLE TU ҒINT̊IИ Ŧ̊IS ԎԐNTⱭLMⱭN ΛNT̊ ꞭꙘT PAT HE HΛƧ PLѦT̊ IN Ŧ̊IS LITⱭL MISГꞋE. TU T̊U Ŧ̊IS, ꞭE MÛST ГꞋÎ Ŧ̊Ɑ SIMPLⱭST MENƧ ҒΣST, ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊ES LÎ ÛNT̊ΩTⱭT̊LE IN ΛN ΛT̊ꟻΣTⱭSMⱭNT IN ΔL Ŧ̊E EꟻⱭNIИ PѦPⱭƧ. IҒ Ŧ̊IS ҒѦⱭLƧ, Î ꞨԐL HΛꟻ REKΔS TU ÛŦ̊Ɑ MԐŦⱭT̊Ƨ.))

((ꙘT ꞭIL YU SѦ?))

((Iꟻ ME Ɑ PԐNSⱭL ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊ΛT SLIP Ꙙꟻ PѦPⱭ. NΩ, Ŧ̊ԐN: (ҒΩNT̊ ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ KΔNⱭꞋ Ꙙꟻ ꓘUԎ SГꞋET, Ɑ ꓘUS ΛNT̊ Ɑ BLΛK ҒԐLT HΛT. MISTⱭ HԐNꞋE BѦKⱭ KΛN HΛꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ SѦM BÎ ⱭPLÎIИ ΛT 6:30 Ŧ̊IS EꟻNIИ ΛT 211B, BѦKⱭ SГꞋET.) Ŧ̊ΛT IƧ KLƎꞋ ΛNT̊ KⱭNSÎS.))

((ԐꞋE. BÛT ꞭIL HE SE IT?))

((ԐL, HE IƧ ꞨΔ TU KEP ΛN Î ꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ PѦPⱭƧ, SINS TU Ɑ PΔ MΛN, Ŧ̊Ɑ LꙘS ꞭꙘƧ Ɑ HԐꟻE ꞭÛN. HE ꞭꙘƧ KLƎLE SO SKӞT̊ BÎ HIƧ MISГANS IN BꞋѦKIИ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭINT̊O ΛNT̊ BÎ Ŧ̊E ⱭPꞋOГ Ꙙꟻ PETⱭSⱭN Ŧ̊ΛT HE ŦΔT Ꙙꟻ NÛŦIИ BÛT ҒLÎT, BÛT SINS Ŧ̊ԐN HE MÛST HΛꟻ BITⱭLE RⱭꓘꞋԐTⱭT̊ Ŧ̊E IMPÛLS ꞭIГ KΔƧT̊ HIM TU ԎꞋꙘP HIƧ BΣT̊. Ŧ̊ԐN, ⱭꓘԐN, Ŧ̊E INГꞋⱭT̊ÛKꞨⱭN Ꙙꟻ HIƧ NѦM ꞭIL KΔƧ HIM TU SE IT, ҒΔꞋ ԐꟻꞋEꞭÛN HU NOƧ HIM ꞭIL T̊ⱭꞋԐKT HIƧ ⱭTԐNꞨⱭN TU IT. HƎ YU A, PETⱭSⱭN, RÛN T̊ΩN TU Ŧ̊E ΛT̊ꟻⱭTÎƧIИ ѦԎⱭNSE ΛNT̊ HΛꟻ Ŧ̊IS PÜT IN Ŧ̊E EꟻNIИ PѦPⱭƧ.))

((IN ꞭIГ, SΣ?))

((O, IN Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘLOB, STA, PԐL MԐL, SѦNT. ԎѦMƧⱭƧ, EꟻNIИ NYUƧ, STΛNT̊ⱭT̊, ԐKO, ΛNT̊ ԐNE ÛŦ̊ⱭƧ Ŧ̊ΛT ⱭKΣ TU YU.))

((ԐꞋE ꞭΛꞭ, SΣ. ΛN Ŧ̊IS STON?))

((A, YԐS, Î ꞨԐL KEP Ŧ̊Ɑ STON. ŦΛИK YU. ΛNT̊, Î SѦ, PETⱭSⱭN, ԎÛST BÎ Ɑ ꓘUS ꙘN YΔ ꞭѦ BΛK ΛNT̊ LEꟻ IT HƎ ꞭIŦ̊ ME, ҒΔ ꞭE MÛST HΛꟻ ꞭÛN TU ꓘIꟻ Ŧ̊IS ԎԐNTⱭLMⱭN IN PLѦS Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭÛN ꞭIГ YΔ ҒΛMLE IƧ NΩ T̊ⱭꟻΩꞋIИ.))

ԐN Ŧ̊Ɑ KⱭMIꞨⱭNӞ HΛT̊ ꓘꙘN, HOMƧ TÜK ÛP Ŧ̊Ɑ STON ΛNT̊ HԐLT̊ IT ⱭꓘԐNST Ŧ̊Ɑ LÎT. ((ITS Ɑ BꙘNE ŦIИ,)) SԐT̊ HE. ((ԎÛST SE HΩ IT ꓘLINTS ΛNT̊ SPAKⱭLƧ. ꟻ KΔS IT IƧ Ɑ NYUKLƎS ΛNT̊ ҒOKⱭS Ꙙꟻ KꞋÎM. ԐꟻꞋE ꓘÜT̊ STON IƧ. Ŧ̊Ѧ A Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊ԐꟻⱭLƧ PԐT BѦTS. IN Ŧ̊Ɑ LAԎⱭ ΛNT̊ ꝌLT̊Ɑ ԎɄLƧ ԐꟻꞋE ҒΛSԐT MѦ STΛNT̊ ҒΔꞋ Ɑ BLÜT̊E T̊ET̊. Ŧ̊IS STON IƧ NꙘT YԐT 20 YƎƧ ꝌLT̊. IT ꞭꙘƧ ҒΩNT̊ IN Ŧ̊Ɑ BΛИKS Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊E ΛMϴ RIꟻⱭ IN SÛŦ̊ⱭN ГÎNⱭ ΛNT̊ IƧ RⱭMAKⱭBⱭL IN HΛꟻIИ ԐꟻꞋE KΛꞋⱭKTⱭꞋISTIK Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ KABÛИKⱭL, SѦꟻ Ŧ̊ΛT IT IƧ BLU IN ꞨѦT̊ INSTԐT̊ Ꙙꟻ RUBE RԐT̊. IN SPÎT Ꙙꟻ ITS YUŦ, IT HΛƧ ΔLꞋԐT̊E Ɑ SINⱭSTⱭ HISГꞋE. Ŧ̊Ӟ HΛꟻ BEN 2 MΣT̊ⱭƧ, Ɑ ꟻIГꞋƎL (ΛSIT̊) ŦꞋOIИ, Ɑ SUⱭSÎT̊, ΛNT̊ ԎԐNꞋⱭL RꙘBⱭꞋEƧ BꞋΔT ⱭBΩT ҒΔ Ŧ̊Ɑ SѦK Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊IS 40 ꓘꞋѦN ꞭѦT Ꙙꟻ KꞋISTⱭLÎƧT̊ ГAKꝌL. HU ꞭÜT̊ ŦIИK Ŧ̊ΛT SO PꞋITE Ɑ Tϴ ꞭÜT̊ BE Ɑ PΣꟻѦⱭ TU Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘΛLOƧ ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ PꞋIƧⱭN? ÎⱭL LꙘK IT ÛP IN MÎ SГꞋꙘИ BꙘKS NΩ ΛNT̊ ԎꞋꙘP Ɑ LÎN TU Ŧ̊Ɑ KΩNTԐS TU SѦ ꞭE HΛꟻ IT.))

((U YU ŦIИK Ŧ̊IS MΛN HΔNⱭ IƧ INⱭSⱭNT?))

((Î KΛNꙘT TԐL.))

((ԐL, Ŧ̊ԐN, T̊U YU IMΛԎⱭN Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊IS ÛŦ̊Ɑ ꞭÛN, HԐNꞋE BѦKⱭ, HΛT̊ ԐNEŦIИ TU T̊U ꞭIŦ̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛTⱭ?))

((IT IƧ, Î TIИK, MÛГ MΔ LÎKLE Ŧ̊ΛT HԐNꞋE BѦKⱭꞋ IƧ ΛN ΛBSⱭLUTLE INⱭSⱭNT MΛN, HU HΛT̊ NO ÎT̊Ǝ Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ BΣT̊ ꞭIГ HE ꞭꙘƧ KΛꞋEIИ ꞭꙘƧ Ꙙꟻ KⱭNSIT̊ⱭꞋⱭBLE MΔ ꟻΛLYU Ŧ̊ΛN IҒ IT ꞭΣ MѦT̊ Ꙙꟻ SꙘLIT̊ ꓘꝌLT̊. Ŧ̊ΛT, HΩԐꟻⱭ, Î ꞨԐL T̊ⱭTΣMⱭN BÎ Ɑ SIMPⱭL TԐST IҒ ꞭE HΛꟻ ΛN ANSⱭ TU ΩꞋ ⱭT̊ꟻΣTⱭSMⱭNT.))

((ΛNT̊ YU KΛN T̊U NÛŦIИ ⱭNTIL Ŧ̊ԐN?))

((NÛŦIИ.))

((IN Ŧ̊ΛT KѦS Î ꞨԐL KⱭNTINYU MÎ PꞋⱭҒԐꞨⱭNⱭL RΩNT̊. BÛT Î ꞨԐL KÛM BΛK IN Ŧ̊E EꟻⱭNIИ ΛT Ŧ̊E Ω YU HΛꟻ MԐNꞨⱭNT̊, ҒΔꞋ Î ꞨÜT̊ LÎK TU SE Ŧ̊Ɑ SⱭLUꞨⱭN Ꙙꟻ SO TΛИꓘⱭLT̊ Ɑ BIƧNⱭS.))

((ԐꞋE ꓘLΛT̊ TU SE YU. Î T̊ÎN ΛT 7. Ŧ̊ӞꞋ IƧ Ɑ ꞭÜT̊KꙘK, Î BⱭLEꟻ. BÎ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭѦ, IN ꟻYU Ꙙꟻ RESⱭNT ⱭKΣꞋⱭNSⱭƧ, PⱭHΛPS Î ΔT TU ASK MISⱭƧ HÛT̊SⱭN TU IꓘƧΛMⱭN ITS KꞋꙘP.))

Î HΛT̊ BEN T̊ⱭLѦT̊ ΛT Ɑ KѦS, ΛNT̊ IT ꞭꙘƧ Ɑ LITⱭL AҒTⱭ HAҒ PAST 6 ꞭԐN Î ҒΩNT̊ MÎSԐLҒ IN BѦKⱭ SГꞋET ꞭÛNS MΔ. ΛƧ Î ⱭPꞋOГT Ŧ̊Ɑ HΩS Î SΔ Ɑ TΔL MΛN IN Ɑ SKꙘГ BꙘNⱭT ꞭIŦ̊ Ɑ KOT ꞭIГ ꞭꙘƧ BÛTⱭNT̊ ÛP TO HIƧ ГIN ꞭѦTIИ ΩTSÎT̊ IN Ŧ̊Ɑ BꞋÎT SԐME SΣKⱭL ꞭIГ ꞭꙘƧ ŦꞋON ҒꞋꙘM Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒΛNLÎT. ԎÛST ΛƧ Î ⱭꞋÎꟻT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊Δ ꞭꙘƧ OPⱭNT̊, ΛNT̊ ꞭE ꞭΣ ꞨON ÛP TⱭꓘԐŦ̊Ɑ TU HOMƧⱭƧ RUM.

((MISTⱭ HԐNꞋE BѦKⱭ, Î BⱭLEꟻ,)) SԐT̊ HE, RÎƧIИ ҒꞋꙘM HIƧ AMГӞꞋ ΛNT̊ ꓘꞋETIИ HIƧ ꟻIƧⱭTⱭ ꞭIŦ̊ Ŧ̊E EƧE ӞꞋ Ꙙꟻ ԎENEԐLⱭTE ꞭIГ HE KÜT̊ SO RԐT̊ⱭLE ⱭSYUM. ((PꞋѦ, TѦK Ŧ̊IS ГӞ BÎ Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒÎⱭ, MISTⱭ BѦKⱭ. IT IƧ Ɑ KꝌLT̊ NÎT, ΛNT̊ Î ⱭBƧΣꟻ Ŧ̊ΛT YΔ SΣKYULѦꞨⱭN IƧ MΔ ⱭT̊ΛPTⱭT̊ ҒΔ SÛMⱭ Ŧ̊ΛN ҒΔ ꞭINTⱭ. A, ꞭꙘTSⱭN, YU HΛꟻ ԎÛST KÛM ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ RÎT TÎM. IƧ Ŧ̊ΛT YΛ HΛT MISTⱭ BѦKⱭ?))

((YԐS SΣ, Ŧ̊ΛT IƧ SΣTⱭNLE MÎ HΛT.))

HE ꞭꙘƧ Ɑ LAԎ MΛN ꞭIŦ̊ RΩNT̊ⱭT̊ ꞨꝌLT̊ⱭƧ, Ɑ MΛSIꟻ HԐT̊, ΛNT̊ Ɑ BꞋΔT̊, INTԐLⱭԎⱭNT ҒѦS, SLOPIИ T̊ΩN TU Ɑ PϴNTⱭT̊ BӞT̊ Ꙙꟻ ꓘꞋIƧⱭLT̊ BꞋΩN. TÛГ Ꙙꟻ RԐT̊ IN HIƧ NOƧ ΛNT̊ ГEKS, ꞭIŦ̊ Ɑ SLÎT ГꞋԐMⱭ Ꙙꟻ HIƧ IKSTԐNT̊ⱭT̊ HΛNT̊, RⱭKΔLT̊ HOMƧⱭƧ SⱭMÎƧ ΛƧ TU HIƧ HΛBITS. HIƧ RÛSTE BLΛK ҒꞋꙘK KOT ꞭꙘƧ BÛTⱭNT̊ RÎT ÛP ҒꞋÛNT, ꞭIŦ̊ HIƧ KꙘLⱭ TΣNT̊ ÛP, ΛNT̊ HIƧ LΛИK RISTS PꞋⱭГꞋUT̊ⱭT̊ ҒꞋꙘM HIƧ SLEꟻƧ ꞭIŦ̊ΩT Ɑ SÎN Ꙙꟻ KÛҒ Δ ꞨΣT. HE SPOK IN Ɑ SLO STⱭKATO ҒΛꞨⱭN, ГUƧIИ HIƧ ꞭΣT̊Ƨ ꞭIŦ̊ KӞ, ΛNT̊ ꓘΛꟻ Ŧ̊E IMPꞋԐꞨⱭN ԎԐNꞋⱭLE Ꙙꟻ Ɑ MΛN Ꙙꟻ LΣNIИ ΛNT̊ LԐTⱭƧ HU HⱭT̊ HΛT̊ IL YUSⱭԎ ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ HΛNT̊Ƨ Ꙙꟻ ҒΔГUN.

((E HΛꟻ RⱭTѦNT̊ Ŧ̊EƧ ŦIИƧ ҒΔ SÛM T̊ѦƧ,)) SԐT̊ HOMƧ, ((BⱭKꙘƧ ꞭE IKSPԐKTⱭT̊ TU SE ΛN ⱭT̊ꟻΣTⱭSMⱭNT ҒꞋꙘM YU ꓘIꟻIИ YΔꞋ ⱭԎꞋԐS. Î ΛM ΛT Ɑ LꙘS TU NO NΩ ꞭÎ YU T̊IT̊ NꙘT ΛT̊ꟻⱭTÎƧ.))

Ω ꟻIƧⱭTⱭ ꓘΛꟻ Ɑ RAŦ̊Ɑ ꞨѦMҒѦST LAҒ. ((ILIИƧ HΛꟻ NꙘT BEN SO PLԐNTⱭҒÜL ꞭIŦ̊ ME ΛƧ Ŧ̊Ѧ ꞭÛNS ꞭΣ,)) HE RⱭMAKT. ((Î HΛT̊ NO T̊ΩT Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘΛИ Ꙙꟻ RÛҒS HU ⱭSÛLTⱭT̊ ME HΛT̊ KΛꞋET̊ ꙘҒ ꞭIŦ̊ BOŦ MÎ HΛT ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ BΣT̊. Î T̊IT̊ NꙘT KӞ TU SPԐNT̊ MΔ MÛNE IN Ɑ HOPLⱭS ⱭTԐMPT ΛT RⱭKÛꟻⱭIИ Ŧ̊ԐM.))

((ԐꞋE NΛГꞋⱭLE. BÎ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭѦ, ⱭBΩT Ŧ̊Ɑ BΣT̊, ꞭE ꞭΣ KⱭMPԐLT̊ TU ET IT.))

((TU ET IT!)) Ω ꟻIƧⱭTⱭ HAҒ ROƧ ҒꞋꙘM HIƧ ГӞꞋ IN HIƧ IKSÎTMⱭNT.

((YԐS, IT ꞭÜT̊ HΛꟻ BEN Ꙙꟻ NO YUS TU ԐNEꞭÛN HΛT̊ ꞭE NꙘT T̊ÛN SO. BÛT Î PꞋⱭδYUM Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊IS ÛŦ̊Ɑ ꓘUS ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ SÎT̊BΔT̊, ꞭIГ IƧ ⱭBΩT Ŧ̊Ɑ SѦM ꞭѦT ΛNT̊ PΣҒⱭKTLE ҒꞋԐꞨ, ꞭIL ANSⱭ YΔ PΣPⱭS EKꞭⱭLE ꞭԐL?))

((O, SΣTⱭNLE, SΣTⱭNLE,)) ANSⱭT̊ MISTⱭ BѦKⱭ ꞭIŦ̊ Ɑ SÎ Ꙙꟻ RⱭLEҒ.

((ꟻ KΔS, ꞭE STIL HΛꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒԐŦ̊ⱭƧ, LԐꓘƧ, KꞋꙘP, ΛNT̊ SO ꙘN Ꙙꟻ YΔꞋ ON BΣT̊, SO IҒ YU ꞭIꞨ ––))

Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛN BΣST INTU Ɑ HATE LAҒ. ((Ŧ̊Ѧ MÎT BE YUSҒÜL TU ME ΛƧ RԐLIKS Ꙙꟻ MÎ ꟻԐNГⱭ,)) SԐT̊ HE, ((BÛT BⱭYꙘNT̊ Ŧ̊ΛT Î KΛN HAT̊LE SE ꞭꙘT YUS Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊ISԎԐKT MԐMBꞋⱭ (LΛTIN) Ꙙꟻ MÎ LѦT ⱭKꞭѦNTⱭNS A ꓘOIИ TU BE TU ME. NO, SΣꞋ, Î ŦIИK Ŧ̊ΛT, ꞭIŦ̊ YΔ PⱭMIꞨⱭN, Î ꞭIL KⱭNҒÎN MÎ ⱭTԐNꞨⱭN TU Ŧ̊E ԐKSⱭLⱭNT BΣT̊ ꞭIГ Î PⱭSEꟻ ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ SÎT̊BΔT̊.))

ΣLꙘK HOMƧ ꓘLANST ꞨAPLE ⱭKꞋꙘS ΛT ME ꞭIŦ̊ Ɑ SLÎT ꞨꞋÛꓘ Ꙙꟻ HIƧ ꞨꝌLT̊ⱭƧ.

((Ŧ̊ӞꞋ IƧ YΔ HΛT, Ŧ̊ԐN, ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊ӞꞋ IƧ YΔ BΣT̊,)) SԐT̊ HE. ((BÎ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭѦ, ꞭÜT̊ IT BΔ YU TU TԐL ME ꞭӞ YU ꓘꙘT Ŧ̊E ÛŦ̊Ɑ ꞭÛN ҒꞋꙘM? Î ΛM SÛMꞭꙘT Ꙙꟻ Ɑ ҒΩⱭL ҒΛNSƎ, ΛNT̊ Î HΛꟻ SԐLT̊ⱭM SEN Ɑ BԐTⱭ ꓘꞋON ꓘUS.))

((SΣTⱭNLE, SΣ,)) SԐT̊ BѦKⱭ, HU HΛT̊ RIƧⱭN ΛNT̊ TÛKT HIƧ NYULE ꓘѦNT̊ PꞋꙘPⱭTE ÛNT̊Ɑ HIƧ AM. ((Ŧ̊ӞꞋ AꞋ Ɑ ҒYU Ꙙꟻ ÛS HU ҒꞋEKꞭⱭNT Ŧ̊E ԐLҒⱭ IN, NƎ Ŧ̊Ɑ MYUƧԐM – ꞭE A TU BE ҒΩNT̊ IN Ŧ̊Ɑ MYUƧԐM ITSԐLҒ ԎΣꞋIИ Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊Ѧ, YU ÛNT̊ⱭSTΛNT̊. Ŧ̊IS YƎꞋ Ω ꓘÜT̊ HOST, ꞭINT̊ⱭꓘѦT BÎ NѦM, INSTⱭГUTⱭT̊ Ɑ ꓘUS KLÛB, BÎ ꞭIГ, ꙘN KⱭNSIT̊ⱭꞋѦꞨⱭN Ꙙꟻ SÛM ҒYU PԐNS Ɑ ꞭEK, ꞭE ꞭΣ EГ TU RⱭSEꟻ Ɑ BΣT̊ ΛT KꞋISMⱭS. MÎ PԐNS ꞭΣ ԎULE PѦT̊, ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ RԐST IƧ ҒⱭMILYⱭ TU YU. Î ΛM MÛГ INT̊ԐTⱭT̊ TU YU, SΣ, ҒΔꞋ Ɑ SKꙘГ BꙘNⱭT IƧ ҒITⱭT̊ NEŦ̊Ɑ TU MÎ YƎƧ NΔ MÎ ꓘꞋΛꟻⱭTE.))

IŦ̊ Ɑ KꙘMIKⱭL PꙘMPꙘSⱭTE Ꙙꟻ MΛNⱭ HE BΩT̊ SꙘLⱭMLE TU BOŦ Ꙙꟻ ÛS ΛNT̊ SГꞋOT̊ ꙘҒ ⱭPꙘN HIƧ ꞭѦ.

((SO MÛГ ҒΔ MISTⱭ HԐNꞋE BѦKⱭ,)) SԐT̊ HOMƧ ꞭԐN HE HΛT̊ KLOƧT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊Δ BⱭHÎNT̊ HIM. ((IT IƧ KꞭÎT SΣTⱭN Ŧ̊ΛT HE NOƧ NÛŦIИ ꞭꙘT SO ԐꟻⱭꞋ ⱭBΩT Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛTⱭ. A YU HÛИꓘꞋE, ꞭꙘTSⱭN?))

((NꙘT PⱭTIKYULⱭLE.))

((Ŧ̊ԐN Î SⱭԎԐST Ŧ̊ΛT ꞭE TΣN Ω T̊INⱭ INTU Ɑ SÛPⱭ ΛNT̊ ҒꙘLO ÛP Ŧ̊IS KLU ꞭÎⱭL ITS STIL HꙘT.))

((BÎ ΔL MENƧ.))

IT ꞭꙘƧ Ɑ BITⱭ NÎT, SO ꞭE ԎꞋU ꙘN ΩꞋ ÛLSTⱭƧ ΛNT̊ RΛPT KꞋⱭꟻΛTS ⱭBΩT Ω ŦꞋOTS. ΩTSÎT̊, Ŧ̊Ɑ STAƧ ꞭΣ ꞨÎNIИ KꝌLT̊LE IN Ɑ KLΩT̊LⱭS SKÎ, ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ BꞋԐŦ Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ PASⱭƧBÎ BLU ΩT INTU SMOK LÎK SO MԐNE PISTⱭL ꞨꙘTS. Ω ҒÜTҒΔLƧ RΛИ ΩT KꞋISPLE ΛNT̊ LΩT̊LE ΛƧ ꞭE SꞭÛИ ŦꞋU Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊ꙘKTⱭƧ KΔTⱭ, ꞭIMPꝌL SГꞋET, HALE SГꞋET, ΛNT̊ SO ŦꞋU ꞭIꓘMΔ SГꞋET INTU ꙘKSҒⱭT̊ SГꞋET. IN Ɑ KΔTⱭꞋ Ꙙꟻ ΛN ΩⱭ ꞭE ꞭΣ IN BLUMƧBꞋE ΛT Ŧ̊E ԐLҒⱭ IN, ꞭIГ IƧ Ɑ SMΔL PÛBLIK HΩS ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ KΔNⱭ Ꙙꟻ ꞭÛN Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ SГꞋETS ꞭIГ RÛNƧ T̊ΩN INTU HꝌLBΔN. HOMƧ PÛꞨT OPⱭN Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊ΔꞋ Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ PꞋÎꟻⱭT BA ΛNT̊ ΔT̊ⱭT̊ 2 ꓘLASⱭƧ Ꙙꟻ BƎ ҒꞋꙘM Ŧ̊Ɑ RÛT̊E ҒѦST, ꞭÎT ѦPꞋⱭNT̊ LΛNT̊LΔT̊.

((YΔ BƎ ꞨÜT̊ BE ԐKSⱭLⱭNT IҒ IT IƧ ΛƧ ꓘÜT̊ ΛƧ YΔ ꓘES)) SԐT̊ HE.

((MÎ ꓘES!)) Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛN SEMT̊ SⱭPꞋÎƧT̊.

((YԐS. Î ꞭꙘƧ SPEKIИ ONLE HAҒ ΛN ΩꞋ ⱭꓘO TU MISTⱭ HԐNꞋE BѦKⱭ, HU ꞭꙘƧ Ɑ MԐMBⱭꞋ Ꙙꟻ YΔ ꓘUS KLÛB.))

((A! YԐS, Î SE. BÛT YU SE, SΣ, Ŧ̊ԐMƧ NꙘГ Ω ꓘES.))

((INT̊ET̊! HUƧ, Ŧ̊ԐN?))

((ԐL, Î ꓘꙘГ Ŧ̊Ɑ 2 T̊ÛƧⱭN ҒꞋꙘM Ɑ SѦⱭLƧMⱭN IN KÛꟻⱭNT ꓘAT̊ⱭN.))

((INT̊ET̊? Î NO SÛM Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊ԐM. IГ ꞭꙘƧ IT?))

((BꞋԐKⱭNꞋIԎ IƧ HIƧ NѦM.))

((A! Î T̊ONT NO HIM. ԐL, HƎƧ TU YΔ ꓘÜT̊ HԐLŦ LΛNT̊LΔT̊, ΛNT̊ PꞋꙘSPӞꞋⱭTE TU YΔ HΩS. ÜT̊ NÎT.))

((NΩ ҒΔ MISTⱭ BꞋԐKⱭNꞋIԎ,)) HE KⱭNTINYUT̊, BÛTⱭNIИ ÛP HIƧ KOT ΛƧ ꞭE KѦM ΩT INTU Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒꞋꙘSTE Ӟ. ((RⱭMԐMBⱭ, ꞭꙘTSⱭN Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊O ꞭE HΛꟻ SO HOMLE Ɑ ŦIИ ΛƧ Ɑ ꓘUS ΛT 1 ԐNT̊ Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊IS ГѦN, ꞭE HΛꟻ ΛT Ŧ̊E ÛŦ̊ⱭꞋ Ɑ MΛN HU ꞭIL SΣTⱭNLE ꓘԐT 7 YƎƧ PENⱭL SΣꟻⱭГUT̊ ⱭNLԐS ꞭE KΛN ⱭSTΛBLIꞨ HIƧ INⱭSⱭNS. IT IƧ PꙘSⱭBⱭL Ŧ̊ΛT ΩꞋ INKꞭÎⱭꞋE MѦ BÛT KⱭNҒΣM HIƧ ꓘILT; BÛT, IN ԐNE KѦS, ꞭE HΛꟻ Ɑ LÎN Ꙙꟻ INꟻԐSTⱭꓘѦꞨⱭN ꞭIГ HΛƧ BEN MIST BÎ Ŧ̊Ɑ PⱭLES, ΛNT̊ ꞭIГ Ɑ SIИꓘYULⱭ ГANS HΛƧ PLѦST IN Ω HΛNT̊Ƨ. LԐT ÛS ҒꙘLO IT ΩT TU Ŧ̊Ɑ BITⱭꞋ ԐNT̊. ҒѦSⱭƧ TU Ŧ̊Ɑ SΩŦ, Ŧ̊ԐN, ΛNT̊ KꞭIK MAГ!))

E PAST ⱭKꞋꙘS HꝌLBΔN, T̊ΩN ԐNT̊ⱭL SГꞋET, ΛNT̊ SO ŦꞋU Ɑ ƧIꓘƧΛꓘ Ꙙꟻ SLÛMƧ TU KÛꟻⱭNT ꓘAT̊ⱭN MAKⱭT. ÛNꙘꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ LAԎⱭ STΔLƧ BΔ Ŧ̊Ɑ NѦM Ꙙꟻ BꞋԐKⱭNIԎ ⱭPꙘN IT, ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ PꞋⱭPꞋÎⱭTⱭ, Ɑ HΔSE LÜKIИ MΛN, ꞭIŦ̊ Ɑ ꞨAP ҒѦS ΛNT̊ TꞋIM SÎT̊ ꞭISKⱭƧ, ꞭꙘƧ HԐLPIИ Ɑ Bϴ TU PÜT ÛP Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞨÛTⱭƧ.

((ÜT̊ EꟻNIИ. ITS Ɑ KꝌLT̊ NÎT,)) SԐT̊ HOMƧ.

Ŧ̊Ɑ SѦⱭLƧMⱭN NꙘT̊ⱭT̊ ΛNT̊ ꞨꙘT Ɑ KꞭԐSГⱭNIИ ꓘLANS ΛT MÎ KⱭMPΛNYⱭN.

((SꝌLT̊ ΩT Ꙙꟻ ꓘES, Î SE,)) KⱭNTINYUT̊ HOMƧ, PϴNTIИ ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ BӞ SLΛBƧ Ꙙꟻ MABⱭL.

((LԐT YU Λꟻ 500 TⱭMꙘꞋⱭ MΔNIN.))

((Ŧ̊ΛTS NO ꓘÜT̊.))

((ꞭΛꞭ, Ŧ̊ӞꞋ A SÛM ꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ STΔL ꞭIꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘΛS ҒLӞ.))

((A, BÛT Î ꞭꙘƧ RԐKⱭMԐNT̊ⱭT̊ TU YU.))

((HU BÎ?))

((Ŧ̊Ɑ LΛNT̊LΔT̊ Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊E ԐLҒⱭ.))

((O, YԐS; Î SԐNГ IM Ɑ KÛPⱭL Ꙙꟻ T̊ÛƧⱭN.))

((ҒÎN BΣT̊Ƨ Ŧ̊Ѧ ꞭΣ TU. NΩ ꞭӞ T̊IT̊ YU ꓘԐT Ŧ̊ԐM ҒꞋꙘM?))

TU MÎ SⱭPꞋÎƧ, Ŧ̊Ɑ KꞭԐSГⱭN PꞋⱭꟻOKT Ɑ BΣST Ꙙꟻ ΛИꓘⱭ ҒꞋꙘM Ŧ̊Ɑ SѦⱭLƧMⱭN.

((NΩ, Ŧ̊ԐN, MISTⱭ,)) SԐT̊ HE, ꞭIŦ̊ HIƧ HԐT̊ KꙘKT ΛNT̊ HIƧ AMƧ ⱭKIMBO, ((ꞭꙘT A YU ԎꞋÎꟻIN ΛT? LԐTS Λꟻ IT SГꞋѦT, NΩ.))

((ITS SГꞋѦT ⱭNÛҒ. Î ꞨÜT̊ LÎK TU NO HU SꝌLT̊ YU Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘES ꞭIГ YU SⱭPLÎT̊ TU Ŧ̊E ԐLҒⱭ.))

((ΛꞭ Ŧ̊ԐN, Î ꞨANГ TԐL YⱭ. SO NΩ!))

((O, IT IƧ Ɑ MΛTⱭꞋ Ꙙꟻ NO IMPΔTⱭNS; BÛT Î T̊ONT NO ꞭÎ YU ꞨÜT̊ BE SO ꞭΔM OꟻⱭ SÛГ Ɑ ГꞋÎҒⱭL.))

((ΔM! YUⱭT̊ BE ΛƧ ꞭΔM, MѦBE, IҒ YU ꞭΣꞋ ΛƧ PԐSTⱭT̊ ΛƧ Î ΛM. ԐN Î PѦ ꓘÜT̊ MÛNE ҒΔꞋ Ɑ ꓘÜT̊ ATⱭKⱭL Ŧ̊Ӟ ꞨÜT̊ BE ΛN ԐNT̊ Λꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ BIƧNⱭS; BÛT ITS (ꞭӞꞋ A Ŧ̊EƧ ꓘES?) ΛNT̊ (HU T̊IT̊ YU SΛꞭ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘES TU?( ΛNT̊ (ꞭꙘT ꞭIꞭ YU TѦK ҒΔ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘES?) ÛN ꞭÜT̊ ҒIИK Ŧ̊Ѧ ꞭΣ Ŧ̊E ONLE ꓘES IN Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭΣꞭT̊, TU HƎ Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒÛS Ŧ̊ΛT IƧ MѦT̊ OꟻⱭ Ŧ̊ԐM.))

((ꞭԐL, Î HΛꟻ NO KⱭNԐKꞨⱭN ꞭIŦ̊ ԐNE ÛŦ̊Ɑ PEPⱭL HU HΛꟻ BEN MѦKIИ INKꞭÎⱭꞋEƧ,)) SԐT̊ HOMƧ KӞLⱭSLE. ((IҒ YU ꞭONT TԐL ÛS Ŧ̊Ɑ BԐT IƧ ꙘҒ, Ŧ̊ΛT IƧ ΔL. BÛT ÎM ΔLꞭѦƧ RԐT̊E TU BΛK MÎ ⱭPINYⱭN ꙘN Ɑ MΛTⱭꞋ Ꙙꟻ ҒΩLƧ, ΛNT̊ Î HΛꟻ Ɑ FÎꟻⱭ ꙘN IT Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ BΣT̊ Î ѦT IƧ KÛNГꞋE BꞋԐT̊.))

((ꞭΛꞭ, Ŧ̊ԐN, YUⱭꟻ LꙘST YΔ FÎꟻⱭ, ҒΔꞋ ITS TΩN BꞋԐT̊,)) SNΛPT Ŧ̊Ɑ SѦⱭLƧMⱭN.

((ITS NÛŦIИ Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ KÎNT̊.))

((Î SѦ IT IƧ.))

((Î T̊ONT BⱭLEꟻ IT.))

((U YU ҒIИK YU NO MΔꞋ ⱭBΩГ ҒΩLƧ Ŧ̊ΛN Î, HU HΛꟻ HΛNT̊ⱭLT̊ Ŧ̊ԐM ԐꟻⱭ SINS Î ꞭꙘƧ Ɑ NIPⱭ? Î TΛꞭ YU, ΔL Ŧ̊OƧ BΣT̊Ƨ Ŧ̊ΛT ꞭԐNT TU Ŧ̊E ԐLҒⱭ ꞭΣ TΩN BꞋԐT̊.))

((YUⱭL NԐꟻⱭ PⱭSꞭѦT̊ ME TU BⱭLEꟻ Ŧ̊ΛT.))

((IꞭ YU BԐT, Ŧ̊ԐN?))

((ITS MƎLE TѦKIИ YΔ MÛNE, ҒΔꞋ Î NO Ŧ̊ΛT Î ΛM RÎT. BÛT ÎⱭL HΛꟻ Ɑ SꙘꟻꞋⱭN ꙘN ꞭIŦ̊ YU, ԎÛST TU TEГ YU NꙘT TU BE ꙘBSINⱭT.))

Ŧ̊Ɑ SѦⱭLƧMⱭN ГÛKⱭLT̊ ꓘꞋIMLE. ((BꞋIИ ME Ŧ̊Ɑ BÜKS, BIꞭ,)) SԐT̊ HE.

Ŧ̊Ɑ SMΔL Bϴ BꞋΔT RΩNT̊ Ɑ SMΔL ŦIN ꟻꙘLYUM ΛNT̊ Ɑ ꓘꞋѦT ꓘꞋEƧE BΛKT ꞭÛN, LѦIИ Ŧ̊ԐM ΩT TⱭꓘԐŦ̊Ɑ BⱭNEŦ Ŧ̊Ɑ HΛИIИ LΛMP.

((NΩ Ŧ̊ԐN, MISTⱭ KꙘKꞨΔ,)) SԐT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ SѦⱭLƧMⱭN, ((Î ŦΔT Ŧ̊ΛT Î ꞭꙘƧ ΩT Ꙙꟻ ꓘES, BÛT BⱭҒΔꞋ Î ҒINⱭꞨ YUⱭL ҒÎNT̊ Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊ӞꞋ IƧ STIL ꞭÛN LԐҒT IN MÎ ꞨꙘP. YU SE Ŧ̊IS LITⱭL BÜK?))

((ꞭԐL?))

((Ŧ̊ΛГS Ŧ̊Ɑ LIST Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒOK ҒꞋꙘM HUM Î BÎ. U YU SE? ꞭΛꞭ, Ŧ̊ԐN, HƎꞋ ꙘN Ŧ̊IS PѦԎ A Ŧ̊Ɑ KÛNГꞋE ҒOK, ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ NÛMBⱭƧ AҒTⱭ Ŧ̊Ӟ NѦMƧ A ꞭӞ Ŧ̊ӞꞋ ⱭKΩNTS AꞋ IN Ŧ̊Ɑ BIꓘ LԐԎⱭ. NΩ, Ŧ̊ԐN! YU SE Ŧ̊IS ÛꟻⱭ PѦԎ IN RԐT̊ IИK? ꞭΛꞭ, Ŧ̊ΛT IƧ Ɑ LIST Ꙙꟻ MÎ TΩN SⱭPLÎⱭƧ. NΩ, LÜK ΛT Ŧ̊ΛT ŦΣT̊ NѦM. ԎÛST RET̊ IT ΩT TU ME.))

((MISⱭƧ. OKꞨꙘT, 117, BꞋIKSTⱭN ROT̊ – 249,)) RԐT̊ HOMƧ.

((KꞭÎT SO. NΩ TΣN ÛP Ŧ̊ΛT LԐԎⱭ.))

HOMƧ TΣNT̊ TU Ŧ̊Ɑ PѦԎ INT̊ⱭKѦTⱭT̊. ((HƎ YU A, (MISⱭƧ. OKꞨꙘT, 117, BꞋIKSTⱭN ROT̊, Ԑꓘ ΛNT̊ PꙘLГꞋE SⱭPLÎⱭ.))

((NΩ, Ŧ̊ԐN, ꞭꙘTS Ŧ̊Ɑ LAST ԐNГꞋE?))

((ⱭSԐMBⱭ 22NT̊. 24 ꓘES ΛT 7S. 6T̊.))

((KꞭÎT SO. Ŧ̊Ӟ YU A. ΛNT̊ ÛNT̊ⱭNEҒ?))

(( (SꝌLT̊ TU MISTⱭ ꞭINT̊ⱭꓘѦT Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊E ԐLҒⱭ, ΛT 12S) ))

((ꙘT HΛꟻ YU TU SѦ NΩ?))

ΣLꙘK HOMƧ LÜKT T̊EPLE ꞨⱭꓘꞋINT̊. HE ԎꞋU Ɑ ҒYU SꙘꟻꞋⱭNƧ ҒꞋꙘM HIƧ PꙘKⱭT ΛNT̊ ŦꞋU Ŧ̊ԐM T̊ΩN ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ SLΛB, TΣNIИ ⱭꞭѦ ꞭIŦ̊ Ŧ̊E ӞꞋ Ꙙꟻ Ɑ MΛN HUƧ T̊ISꓘÛST IƧ TU T̊EP ҒΔ ꞭΣT̊Ƨ. ҒYU YAT̊Ƨ ꙘҒ HE STꙘPT ÛNT̊ⱭꞋ Ɑ LΛMP POST ΛNT̊ LAҒT IN Ŧ̊Ɑ HATE, NϴƧLⱭS ҒΛꞨⱭN ꞭIГ ꞭꙘƧ PⱭKYULƎ TU HIM.

((ԐN YU SE Ɑ MΛN ꞭIŦ̊ ꞭISKⱭƧ Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊ΛT KÛT ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ (PIИK ⱭN) PꞋⱭГꞋUT̊IИ ΩT Ꙙꟻ HIƧ PꙘKⱭT, YU KΛN ΔLꞭѦƧ ԎꞋΔ HIM BÎ Ɑ BԐT,)) SԐT̊ HE. ((Î T̊Ӟ SѦ Ŧ̊ΛT IҒ Î HΛT̊ PÜT £100 T̊ΩN IN ҒꞋÛNT Ꙙꟻ HIM, Ŧ̊ΛT MΛN ꞭÜT̊ NꙘT HΛꟻ ꓘIꟻⱭN ME SÛГ KⱭMPLET INҒⱭMѦꞨⱭN ΛƧ ꞭꙘƧ ԎꞋΔN ҒꞋꙘM HIM BÎ Ŧ̊E ÎT̊Ǝ Ŧ̊ΛT HE ꞭꙘƧ T̊UIИ ME ꙘN Ɑ ꞭѦԎⱭ. ꞭԐL, ꞭꙘTSⱭN, ꞭE AꞋ, Î ҒΛNSE, NƎꞋIИ Ŧ̊E ԐNT̊ Ꙙꟻ Ω KꞭԐST, ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊E ONLE PϴNT ꞭIГ RⱭMѦNƧ TU BE T̊ⱭTΣMⱭNT̊ IƧ ꞭԐŦ̊Ɑ ꞭE ꞨÜT̊ ꓘO ꙘN TU Ŧ̊IS MISⱭƧ OKꞨꙘT TⱭNÎT, Δ ꞭԐŦ̊Ɑ ꞭE ꞨÜT̊ RⱭƧΣꟻ IT ҒΔ TⱭMꙘꞋO. IT IƧ KLƎ ҒꞋꙘM ꞭꙘT Ŧ̊ΛT SΣLE ҒԐLO SԐT̊ Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊ӞꞋ AꞋ ÛŦ̊ⱭƧ BⱭSÎT̊Ƨ ΩSԐLꟻƧ HU AꞋ ΛИꞨⱭS ⱭBΩT Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛTⱭꞋ, ΛNT̊ Î ꞨÜT̊ –))

HIƧ RⱭMAKS ꞭΣ SÛT̊ⱭNLE KÛT ꞨΔT BÎ Ɑ LΩT̊ HÛBÛB ꞭIГ BꞋOK ΩT ҒꞋꙘM Ŧ̊Ɑ STΔL ꞭIГ ꞭE HΛT̊ ԎÛST LԐҒT. TΣNIИ RΩNT̊ ꞭE SΔ Ɑ LITⱭL RΛT ҒѦST ҒԐLO STΛNT̊IИ IN Ŧ̊Ɑ SԐNTⱭꞋ Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ SΣKⱭL Ꙙꟻ YԐLO LÎT ꞭIГ ꞭꙘƧ ŦꞋON BÎ Ŧ̊Ɑ SꞭIИIИ LΛMP, ꞭÎⱭL BꞋԐKⱭNꞋIԎ, Ŧ̊Ɑ SѦⱭLƧMⱭN, ҒꞋѦMT̊ IN Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊ΔꞋ Ꙙꟻ HIƧ STΔL, ꞭꙘƧ ꞨѦKIИ HIƧ ҒISTS ҒƎSLE ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ KꞋINԎIИ ҒIꓘⱭ.

((Îꟻ HΛT̊ ⱭNÛҒ Ꙙꟻ YU ΛN YΔ ꓘES,)) HE ꞨΩTⱭT̊. ((Î ꞭIꞨ YU ꞭΣꞋ ΔL Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊ԐꟻⱭL TⱭꓘԐꟻⱭ. IҒ YU KÛM PԐSTⱭꞋIN ME ԐNE MΔ ꞭIꟻ YΔ SILE TΔK ÎⱭL SԐГ Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊Ꙙꓘ ΛГ YU. YU BꞋIИ MISⱭƧ OKꞨꙘT ƎꞋ ΛNT̊ ÎⱭL ANSⱭ HΣ, BÛГ ꞭꙘГ Λꟻ YU TU T̊U ꞭIꟻ IГ? IT̊ Î BÎ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘES ꙘҒ YU?))

((NO; BÛT 1 Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊ԐM ꞭꙘƧ MÎN ΔL Ŧ̊Ɑ SѦM,)) ꞭÎNT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ LITⱭL MΛN.

((ꞭΛꞭ, Ŧ̊ԐN, ASK MISⱭƧ OKꞨꙘT ҒΔꞋ IT))

((E TꝌLT̊ ME TU ASK YU.))

((ꞭΛꞭ, YU KΛN ASK Ŧ̊Ɑ KIИ Ꙙꟻ PꞋÛꞨⱭ, ҒΔꞋ ΔꞭ Î KӞ. Îꟻ ΛT̊ ⱭNÛҒ Ꙙꟻ IT. ԐT ΩT Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊IS!)) HE RÛꞨT ҒƎSLE ҒΔꞭⱭT̊, ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊E INKꞭÎⱭꞋⱭ ҒLITⱭT̊ ⱭꞭѦ INTU Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊AKNⱭS.

((HA! Ŧ̊IS MѦ SѦꟻ ÛS Ɑ ꟻIƧⱭT TU BꞋIKSTⱭN ROT̊,)) ꞭISPⱭT̊ HOMƧ. ((KÛM ꞭIŦ̊ ME, ΛNT̊ ꞭE ꞭIL SE ꞭꙘT IƧ TU BE MѦT̊ Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊IS ҒԐLO.)) SГꞋÎT̊IИ ŦꞋU Ŧ̊Ɑ SKΛTⱭT̊ NꙘГS Ꙙꟻ PEPⱭL HU LΩNԎT̊ RΩNT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒLӞꞋIИ STΔLƧ, MÎ KⱭMPΛNYⱭN SPET̊ⱭLE OꟻⱭTÜK Ŧ̊Ɑ LITⱭL MΛN ΛNT̊ TÛГT HIM ꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞨꝌLT̊Ɑ. HE SPꞋΛИ RΩNT̊, ΛNT̊ Î KÜT̊ SE IN Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘΛS LÎT Ŧ̊ΛT ԐꟻꞋE ꟻԐSTⱭԎ Ꙙꟻ KÛLⱭ HΛT̊ BEN ԎꞋIꟻⱭN ҒꞋꙘM HIƧ ҒѦS.

((HU A YU, Ŧ̊ԐN? ꙘT T̊U YU ꞭꙘNT?)) HE ASKT IN Ɑ KꞭѦꟻⱭꞋIИ ꟻϴS.

((YU ꞭIL IKSKYUƧ ME,)) SԐT̊ HOMƧ BLΛNT̊LE, ((BÛT Î KÜT̊ NꙘT HԐLP OꟻⱭHƎꞋIИ Ŧ̊Ɑ KꞭԐSГⱭNƧ ꞭIГ YU PÜT TU Ŧ̊Ɑ SѦⱭLƧMⱭN ԎÛST NΩ. Î ŦIИK Ŧ̊ΛT Î KÜT̊ BE Ꙙꟻ ⱭSISTⱭNS TU YU.))

((YU? HU A YU? HΩ KÜT̊ YU NO ԐNEŦIИ Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛTⱭ?))

((MÎ NѦM IƧ ꞨΣLꙘK HOMƧ. IT IƧ MÎ BIƧNⱭS TU NO ꞭꙘT ÛŦ̊Ɑ PEPⱭL T̊ONT NO.))

((BÛT YU KΛN NO NÛŦIИ Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊IS?))

((IKSYUƧ ME, Î NO ԐꟻꞋEŦIИ Ꙙꟻ IT. YU AꞋ INT̊ԐꟻⱭꞋIИ TU ГꞋѦS SÛM ꓘES ꞭIГ ꞭΣ SꝌLT̊ BÎ MISⱭƧ OKꞨꙘT, Ꙙꟻ BꞋIKSTⱭN ROT̊, TU Ɑ SѦⱭLƧMⱭN NѦMT̊ BꞋԐKⱭNꞋIԎ, BÎ HIM IN TΣN TU MISTⱭ ꞭINT̊ⱭꓘѦT, Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊E ԐLҒⱭ, ΛNT̊ BÎ HIM TU HIƧ KLÛB, Ꙙꟻ ꞭIГ HԐNꞋE BѦKⱭꞋ IS Ɑ MԐMBⱭ.))

((O, SΣ, YU A Ŧ̊Ɑ ꟻԐꞋE MΛN HUM Î HΛꟻ LꙘИT̊ TU MET,)) KꞋÎT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ LITⱭL ҒԐLO ꞭIŦ̊ ΩГSГꞋԐГT HΛNT̊Ƨ ΛNT̊ KꞭIꟻⱭꞋIИ ҒIИꓘⱭƧ. ((Î KΛN HAT̊LE IKSPLѦN HΩ INГꞋⱭSTⱭT̊ Î ΛM IN Ŧ̊IS MΛTⱭ.))

ΣLꙘK HOMƧ HѦⱭLT̊ Ɑ 4 ꞭƎLⱭ ꞭIГ ꞭꙘƧ PASIИ. ((IN Ŧ̊ΛT KѦS ꞭE HΛT̊ BԐTⱭ T̊ⱭSKÛS IT IN Ɑ KOƧE RUM RAŦ̊Ɑ Ŧ̊ΛN IN Ŧ̊IS ꞭINT̊ SꞭԐPT MAKⱭT PLѦS,)) SԐT̊ HE. ((BÛT PꞋѦ TԐL ME, BⱭҒΔ ꞭE ꓘO ҒAŦ̊Ɑ, HU IƧ IT Ŧ̊ΛT Î HΛꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ PLԐδⱭꞋ Ꙙꟻ ⱭSISTIИ?))

Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛN HԐSⱭTѦTⱭT̊ ҒΔꞋ ΛN INSTⱭNT. ((MÎ NѦM IƧ ԎꙘN RꙘBⱭNSⱭN,)) HE ANSⱭT̊ ꞭIŦ̊ Ɑ SÎT̊LꙘИ ꓘLANS.

((NO, NO; Ŧ̊Ɑ RƎL NѦM,)) SԐT̊ HOMƧ SꞭETLE. ((IT IƧ ΔLꞭѦƧ ΔKꞭⱭT̊ T̊UIИ BIƧNⱭS ꞭIŦ̊ ΛN ѦLƎS.))

ҒLÛꞨ SPꞋΛИ TU Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭÎT ГEKS Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ SГꞋѦNԎⱭ. ((ԐL Ŧ̊ԐN,)) SԐT̊ HE, ((MÎ RƎL NѦM IƧ ԎѦMƧ RÎT̊Ɑ.))

((PꞋⱭSÎSLE SO. HԐT̊ ⱭTԐNT̊ⱭNT ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ HOTԐL KꙘƧMⱭPꙘLⱭTⱭN. PꞋѦ STԐP INTU Ŧ̊Ɑ KΛB, ΛNT̊ Î ꞨԐL SUN BE ѦBⱭL TU TԐL YU ԐꟻꞋEŦIИ ꞭIГ YU ꞭÜT̊ ꞭIꞨ TU NO.))

Ŧ̊Ɑ LITⱭL MΛN STÜT̊ ꓘLANSIИ ҒꞋꙘM ꞭÛN TU Ŧ̊E ÛŦ̊ⱭꞋ Ꙙꟻ ÛS ꞭIŦ̊ HAҒ ҒꞋÎTⱭNT̊, HAҒ HOPҒÜL ÎƧ, ΛƧ ꞭÛN HU IƧ NꙘT ꞨΔ ꞭԐŦ̊Ɑ HE IƧ ꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ ꟻΣԎ Ꙙꟻ Ɑ ꞭINT̊ҒΔL ΔꞋ Ꙙꟻ Ɑ KⱭTΛSГꞋⱭҒE. Ŧ̊ԐN HE STԐPT INTU Ŧ̊Ɑ KΛB, ΛNT̊ IN HAҒ ΛN ΩⱭ ꞭE ꞭΣ BΛK IN Ŧ̊Ɑ SITIИ RUM ΛT BѦKⱭ SГꞋET. NÛŦIИ HΛT̊ BEN SԐT̊ ԎΣꞋIИ Ω ԎꞋÎꟻ, BÛT Ŧ̊Ɑ HÎ, ŦIN BꞋEŦ̊IИ Ꙙꟻ Ω NYU KⱭMPΛNYⱭN, ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ KLASPIИƧ ΛNT̊ ÛNKLASPIИƧ Ꙙꟻ HIƧ HΛNT̊Ƨ, SPOK Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ NΣꟻⱭS TԐNꞨⱭN ꞭIŦ̊IN HIM.

((HƎ ꞭE A!)) SԐT̊ HOMƧ ГƎꞋⱭLE ΛƧ ꞭE ҒÎⱭLT̊ INTU Ŧ̊Ɑ RUM. ((Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒÎⱭ LÜKS ꟻԐꞋE SEƧⱭNⱭBⱭL IN Ŧ̊IS ꞭԐŦ̊Ɑ. YU LÜK KꝌLT̊, MISTⱭ RÎT̊Ɑ. PꞋѦ TѦK Ŧ̊Ɑ BASKⱭT ГӞ. Î ꞭIL ԎÛST PÜT ꙘN MÎ SLIPⱭƧ BⱭҒΔ ꞭE SԐTⱭL Ŧ̊IS LITⱭL MΛTⱭꞋ Ꙙꟻ YΔƧ. NΩ, Ŧ̊ԐN! YU ꞭꙘNT TU NO ꞭꙘT BⱭKѦM Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊OS ꓘES?))

((YԐS, SΣ.))

((Δ RAŦ̊Ɑ, Î ҒΛNSE, Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊ΛT ꓘUS. IT ꞭꙘƧ 1 BΣT̊, Î IMΛԎⱭN IN ꞭIГ YU ꞭΣ INГꞋⱭSTⱭT̊ – ꞭÎT, ꞭIŦ̊ Ɑ BLΛK BAꞋ ⱭKꞋꙘƧ Ŧ̊Ɑ TѦⱭL.))

RÎT̊Ɑ KꞭIꟻⱭT̊ ꞭIŦ̊ ⱭMOꞨⱭN. ((O, SΣ)) HE KꞋÎT̊, ((KΛN YU TԐL ME ꞭӞꞋ IT ꞭԐNT TU?))

((IT KѦM HƎ.))

((HƎ?))

((YԐS, ΛNT̊ Ɑ MOST RⱭMAKⱭBⱭL BΣT̊ IT PꞋUꟻT̊. Î T̊ONT ꞭÛNT̊Ɑ Ŧ̊ΛT YU ꞨÜT̊ TѦK ΛN INГꞋⱭST IN IT. IT LѦT̊ ΛN Ԑꓘ AҒTⱭꞋ IT ꞭꙘƧ T̊ԐT̊ – Ŧ̊Ɑ BꙘNƎST, BꞋÎTⱭST LITⱭL BLU Ԑꓘ Ŧ̊ΛT ꞭꙘƧ SEN. Î HΛꟻ IT HƎꞋ IN MÎ MYUƧƎM.))

Ω ꟻIƧⱭTⱭ STΛꓘⱭT̊ TU HIƧ ҒET ΛNT̊ KLÛГT Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛNTⱭLPES ꞭIŦ̊ HIƧ RÎT HΛNT̊. HOMƧ ÛNLꙘKT HIƧ SГꞋꙘИ BꙘKS ΛNT̊ HԐLT̊ ÛP Ŧ̊Ɑ BLU KABÛИKⱭL, ꞭIГ ꞨꙘN ΩT LÎK Ɑ STA, ꞭIŦ̊ Ɑ KꝌLT̊, BꞋILYⱭNT, MԐNE PϴNTⱭT̊ RѦT̊ƎNS. RÎT̊Ɑ STÜT̊ ꓘLӞꞋIИ ꞭIŦ̊ Ɑ ԎꞋΔN ҒѦS, ÛNSΣTⱭN ꞭԐŦ̊Ɑ TU KLѦM Δ TU T̊ISON IT.

((Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘѦMƧ ÛP, RÎT̊Ɑ,)) SԐT̊ HOMƧ KꞭÎⱭTLE. ((HꝌLT̊ ÛP, MΛN, Δ YUⱭL BE INTU Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒÎⱭ! Iꟻ HIM ΛN AM BΛK INTU HIƧ ГӞ, ꞭꙘTSⱭN. HEƧ NꙘT ꓘꙘT BLÛT̊ ⱭNÛҒ TU ꓘO IN ҒΔ ҒԐLⱭNE ꞭIŦ̊ IMPYUNⱭTE. Iꟻ HIM Ɑ T̊ΛꞨ Ꙙꟻ BꞋΛNT̊E. SO! NΩ HE LÜKS Ɑ LITⱭL MΔ HYUMⱭN. ꙘT Ɑ ꞨꞋIMP IT IƧ, TU BE ꞨΔ!))

ҒΔꞋ Ɑ MOMⱭNT HE HΛT̊ STΛꓘⱭT̊ ΛNT̊ NƎLE ҒΔLⱭN, BÛT Ŧ̊Ɑ BꞋΛNT̊E BꞋΔT Ɑ TINԎ Ꙙꟻ KÛLⱭꞋ INTU HIƧ ГEKS, ΛNT̊ HE SΛT STӞꞋIИ ꞭIŦ̊ ҒꞋÎTⱭNT̊ ÎƧ ΛT HIƧ ⱭKYUƧⱭ.

((Î HΛꟻ ΔLMOST ԐꟻꞋE LIИK IN MÎ HΛNT̊Ƨ, ΛNT̊ ΔL Ŧ̊Ɑ PꞋUҒS ꞭIГ Î PꙘSⱭBLE NET̊, SO Ŧ̊ӞꞋ IƧ LITⱭL ꞭIГ YU NET̊ TU TԐL ME. STIL, Ŧ̊ΛT LITⱭL MѦ ΛƧ ꞭԐL BE KLӞT̊ ÛP TU MѦK Ŧ̊Ɑ KѦS KⱭMPLET. YU HΛT̊ HΣT̊, RÎT̊Ɑ, Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊IS BLU STON Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ KΩNTԐS Ꙙꟻ MΔKⱭƧ?))

((IT ꞭꙘƧ KΛŦꞋIN KÜSⱭK HU TꝌLT̊ ME Ꙙꟻ IT,)) SԐT̊ HE IN Ɑ KꞋΛKLIИ ꟻϴS.

((Î SE – HΣ LѦT̊EꞨIPS ꞭѦTIИ MѦT̊. ԐL, Ŧ̊Ɑ TԐMPTѦꞨⱭN Ꙙꟻ SÛT̊ⱭN ꞭԐLŦ SO EƧⱭLE ⱭKꞭÎⱭT̊ ꞭꙘƧ TU MÛГ ҒΔ YU, ΛƧ IT HΛƧ BEN ҒΔ BԐTⱭ MԐN BⱭҒΔ YU; BÛT YU ꞭΣ NꙘT ꟻԐꞋE SKꞋUPYⱭLⱭS IN Ŧ̊Ɑ MENƧ YUƧT̊. IT SEMƧ TU ME, RÎT̊Ɑ, Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊ӞꞋ IƧ Ŧ̊Ɑ MѦKIИ Ꙙꟻ Ɑ ꟻԐꞋE PꞋITE ꟻILⱭN IN YU. YU NYU Ŧ̊ΛT Ŧ̊IS MΛN HΔNⱭ, Ŧ̊Ɑ PLÛMⱭ, HΛT̊ BEN KⱭNSΣNT̊ IN SÛM SÛГ MΛTⱭ BⱭҒΔ, ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊ΛT SⱭSPIꞨⱭN ꞭÜT̊ RԐST Ŧ̊Ɑ MΔ RԐT̊ⱭLE ꙘN HIM. ꙘT T̊IT̊ YU T̊U, Ŧ̊ԐN? YU MѦT̊ SÛM SMΔL ԎꙘB IN MÎ LѦT̊EƧ RUM – YU ΛNT̊ YΔ KⱭNҒԐT̊ⱭꞋⱭT KÜSⱭK – ΛNT̊ YU MΛNⱭԎT̊ Ŧ̊ΛT HE ꞨÜT̊ BE Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛN SԐNT ҒΔ. Ŧ̊ԐN, ꞭԐN HE HΛT̊ LԐҒT, YU RÎҒⱭLT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ ԎɄⱭL KѦS, RѦƧT̊ Ŧ̊E ⱭLAM, ΛNT̊ HΛT̊ Ŧ̊IS ÛNҒΔГUNⱭT MΛN ⱭꞋԐSTⱭT̊. YU Ŧ̊ԐN –))

RÎT̊Ɑ ŦꞋU HIMSԐLҒ T̊ΩN SÛT̊ⱭNLE ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ RÛꓘ ΛNT̊ KLÛГT ΛT MÎ KⱭMPΛNYⱭNƧ NEƧ. ((ҒΔ ꓘꙘT̊Ƨ SѦK, HΛꟻ MΣSE!)) HE ꞨꞋEKT. ((ŦIИK Ꙙꟻ MÎ T̊Ǝ ҒAŦ̊Ɑ! ꟻ MÎ T̊Ǝ MÛŦ̊Ɑ! IT ꞭÜT̊ BꞋѦK Ŧ̊Ӟ HATS! Î NԐꟻⱭ ꞭԐNT RꙘИ BⱭҒΔ! Î NԐꟻⱭ ꞭIL ⱭꓘԐN. Î SꞭӞꞋ IT. ÎⱭL SꞭӞꞋ IT ꙘN Ɑ BÎBⱭL. O, T̊ONT BꞋIИ IT TU KΔT! ҒΔ KꞋÎSTS SѦK, T̊ONT!))

((ԐT BΛK IN YΔ ГӞ!)) SԐT̊ HOMƧ STΣNLE. ((IT IƧ ꟻԐꞋE ꞭԐL TU KꞋINԎ ΛNT̊ KꞋΔL NΩ, BÛT YU ŦΔT LITⱭL ⱭNÛҒ Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊IS PΔ HΔNⱭꞋ IN Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊ꙘK ҒΔꞋ Ɑ KꞋÎM Ꙙꟻ ꞭIГ HE NYU NÛŦIИ.))

((Î ꞭIL ҒLÎ, MISTⱭ HOMƧ. Î ꞭIL LEꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ KÛNГꞋE, SΣ. Ŧ̊ԐN Ŧ̊Ɑ ГAԎ ⱭꓘԐNST HIM ꞭIL BꞋѦK T̊ΩN.))

((HÛM! E ꞭIL TΔK ⱭBΩT Ŧ̊ΛT. ΛNT̊ NΩ LԐT ÛS HƎꞋ Ɑ ГꞋU ⱭKΩNT Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ NԐKST ΛKT.  HΩ KѦM Ŧ̊Ɑ STON INTU Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘUS, ΛNT̊ HΩ KѦM Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘUS INTU Ŧ̊E OPⱭN MAKⱭT? TԐL ÛS Ŧ̊Ɑ ГꞋUŦ, ҒΔ Ŧ̊Ӟ LÎƧ YΔꞋ ONLE SѦҒTE.))

RÎT̊Ɑ PAST HIƧ TÛИ OꟻⱭ HIƧ PAГT LIPS. ((Î ꞭIL TԐL YU IT ԎÛST ΛƧ IT HΛPⱭNT̊, SΣ,)) SԐT̊ HE. ((ԐN HΔNⱭ HΛT̊ BEN ⱭꞋԐSTⱭT̊, IT SEMT̊ TU ME Ŧ̊ΛT IT ꞭÜT̊ BE BԐST ҒΔ ME TU ꓘԐT ⱭꞭѦ ꞭIŦ̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ STON ΛT ꞭÛNS, ҒΔꞋ Î T̊IT̊ NꙘT NO ΛT ꞭꙘT MOMⱭNT Ŧ̊Ɑ PⱭLES MÎT NꙘT TѦK IT INTU Ŧ̊Ӟ HԐT̊Ƨ TU SΣГ ME ΛNT̊ MÎ RUM. Ŧ̊Ӟ ꞭꙘƧ NO PLΛS ⱭBΩT Ŧ̊Ɑ HOTԐL ꞭӞꞋ IT ꞭÜT̊ BE SѦҒ. Î ꞭԐNT ΩT, ΛƧ IҒ ꙘN SÛM KⱭMIꞨⱭN, ΛNT̊ Î MѦT̊ ҒΔ MÎ SISTⱭƧ HΩS. ꞨE HΛT̊ MΛꞋET̊ Ɑ MΛN NѦMT̊ OKꞨꙘT, ΛNT̊ LIꟻT̊ ꙘN BꞋIKSTⱭN ROT̊, ꞭӞ ꞨE ҒΛTⱭNT̊ ҒΩLƧ ҒΔ Ŧ̊Ɑ MAKⱭT. ΔL Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭѦ Ŧ̊ӞꞋ ԐꟻꞋE MΛN SEMT̊ TU ME TU BE Ɑ PⱭLESMⱭN ΔꞋ Ɑ T̊ⱭTԐKTIꟻ; ΛNT̊, ҒΔꞋ ΔL Ŧ̊ΛT IT ꞭꙘƧ Ɑ KꝌLT̊ NÎT, Ŧ̊Ɑ SꞭԐT ꞭꙘƧ PΔꞋIИ T̊ΩN MÎ ҒѦS BⱭҒΔꞋ Î KѦM TU Ŧ̊Ɑ BꞋIKSTⱭN ROT̊. MÎ SISTⱭꞋ ASKT ME ꞭꙘT ꞭꙘƧ Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛTⱭꞋ, ΛNT̊ ꞭÎ Î ꞭꙘƧ SO PѦⱭL; BÛT Î TꝌLT̊ HΣ Ŧ̊ΛT Î HΛT̊ BEN ÛPSԐT BÎ Ŧ̊Ɑ ԎɄⱭL RꙘBⱭꞋE ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ HOTԐL. Ŧ̊ԐN Î ꞭԐNT INTU Ŧ̊Ɑ BΛKYAT̊ ΛNT̊ SMOKT Ɑ PÎP ΛNT̊ ꞭÛNT̊ⱭT̊ ꞭꙘT IT ꞭÜT̊ BE BԐST TU T̊U.

((Î HΛT̊ Ɑ ҒꞋԐNT̊ ꞭÛNS KΔLT̊ MΔT̊ƧLE, HU ꞭԐNT TU Ŧ̊Ɑ BΛT̊, ΛNT̊ HΛƧ ԎÛST BEN SΣꟻIИ HIƧ TÎM IN PԐNTⱭNꟻIL. 1 T̊Ѧ HE HΛT̊ MԐT ME, ΛNT̊ ҒԐL INTU TΔK ⱭBΩT Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭѦƧ Ꙙꟻ ŦEꟻƧ, ΛNT̊ HΩ Ŧ̊Ѧ ꓘԐT RIT̊ Ꙙꟻ ŦIИƧ Ŧ̊Ѧ STꝌL. Î NYU Ŧ̊ΛT HE ꞭÜT̊ BE ГꞋU TU ME, ҒΔꞋ Î NYU 1 Δ 2 ŦIИƧ ⱭBΩT HIM; SO Î MѦT̊ ÛP MÎ MÎNT̊ TU ꓘO RÎT ꙘN TU KILBΣN, ꞭӞ HE LIꟻT̊, ΛNT̊ TѦK HIM INTU MÎ KꙘNҒⱭT̊ⱭNS. HE ꞭÜT̊ ꞨO ME HΩ TU TΣN Ŧ̊Ɑ STON INTU MÛNE. BÛT HΩ TU ꓘԐT TU HIM IN SѦҒTE? Î ŦΔT Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊E ΛꓘⱭNEƧ Î HΛT̊ ꓘꙘN ŦꞋU IN KÛMIИ ҒꞋꙘM Ŧ̊Ɑ HOTԐL. Î MÎT ΛT ԐNE MOMⱭNT BE SEƧT̊ ΛNT̊ SΣГT, ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊Ӟ ꞭÜT̊ BE Ŧ̊Ɑ STON IN MÎ ꞭѦSTKOT PꙘKⱭT. Î ꞭꙘƧ LENIИ ⱭꓘԐNST Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭΔL ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ TÎM ΛNT̊ LÜKIИ ΛT Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘES ꞭIГ ꞭΣ ꞭꙘT̊LIИ RΩNT̊ MÎ ҒET, ΛNT̊ SÛT̊ⱭNLE ΛN ÎT̊Ǝ KѦM INTU MÎ HԐT̊ ꞭIГ ꞨOT̊ ME HΩ Î KÜT̊ BET Ŧ̊Ɑ BԐST T̊ⱭTԐKTIꟻ Ŧ̊ΛT ԐꟻⱭ LIꟻT̊.

((MÎ SISTⱭ HΛT̊ TꝌLT̊ ME SÛM ꞭEKS BⱭҒΔ Ŧ̊ΛT Î MÎT HΛꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ PIK Ꙙꟻ HΣ ꓘES ҒΔꞋ Ɑ KꞋISMⱭS PꞋԐƧⱭNT, ΛNT̊ Î NYU Ŧ̊ΛT ꞨE ꞭꙘƧ ΔLꞭѦƧ ΛƧ ꓘÜT̊ ΛƧ HΣ ꞭΣT̊. Î ꞭÜT̊ TѦK MÎ ꓘUS NΩ, ΛNT̊ IN IT, Î ꞭÜT̊ KΛꞋE MÎ STON TU KILBΣN. Ŧ̊Ӟ ꞭꙘƧ Ɑ LITⱭL ꞨԐT̊ IN Ŧ̊Ɑ YAT̊, ΛNT̊ BⱭHÎNT̊ Ŧ̊IS Î ԎꞋOꟻ 1 Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ BΣT̊Ƨ – Ɑ ҒÎN BIꓘ ꞭÛN, ꞭÎT, ꞭIŦ̊ Ɑ BAT̊ TѦⱭL. Î KΔT IT, ΛNT̊ PꞋÎIИ ITS BIL OPⱭN, Î ŦꞋÛST Ŧ̊Ɑ STON T̊ΩN ITS ŦꞋOT ΛƧ ҒAꞋ ΛƧ Î KÜT̊ ꞋEГ. Ŧ̊Ɑ BΣT̊ ꓘΛꟻ Ɑ YԐLP, ΛNT̊ Î ҒԐLT Ŧ̊Ɑ STON PAS ⱭLꙘИ ITS ꓘÛLⱭT ΛNT̊ T̊ΩN ITS KꞋꙘP. BÛT Ŧ̊Ɑ KꞋEГⱭ ҒLΛPT ΛNT̊ SГꞋÛꓘⱭLT̊, ΛNT̊ ΩT KѦM MÎ SISTⱭ TU NO ꞭꙘT ꞭꙘƧ Ŧ̊Ɑ MΛTⱭ. ΛƧ Î TΣNT̊ TU SPEK TU HΣ Ŧ̊Ɑ BꞋUT BꞋOK LUS ΛNT̊ ҒLÛTⱭT̊ ꙘҒ ⱭMÛИ Ŧ̊E ÛŦ̊ⱭƧ.

(( (ꙘTԐꟻⱭ ꞭΣ YU T̊UIИ ꞭIŦ̊ Ŧ̊ΛT BΣT̊, ԎԐM?) SԐƧ ꞨE.

(( (ԐL(, SԐT̊ Î, (YU SԐT̊ YUⱭT̊ ꓘIꟻ ME 1 ҒΔ KꞋISMⱭS, ΛNT̊ Î ꞭꙘƧ ҒƎLIИ ꞭIГ ꞭꙘƧ Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒΛTⱭST.)

(( (O,) SԐƧ ꞨE, (ꞭƎꟻ SԐT YΔƧ ⱭSÎT̊ ҒΔ YU – ԎԐMƧ BΣT̊, ꞭE KΔL IT. ITS Ŧ̊Ɑ BIꓘ ꞭÎT ꞭÛN OꟻⱭ YꙘNT̊Ɑ. Ŧ̊ӞƧ 26 Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊ԐM, ꞭIГ MѦKS 1 ҒΔ YU, ΛNT̊ 1 ҒΔ ÛS, ΛNT̊ 2 T̊ÛƧⱭN ҒΔ Ŧ̊Ɑ MAKⱭT.)

(( (ŦΛИK YU, MΛꓘE,( SԐƧ Î; ) BÛT IҒ IT IƧ ΔL Ŧ̊Ɑ SѦM TU YU, ÎⱭT̊ RAŦ̊Ɑ HΛꟻ Ŧ̊ΛT ꞭÛN Î ꞭꙘƧ HΛNT̊ⱭLIИ ԎÛST NΩ.)

(( (Ŧ̊E ÛŦ̊ⱭꞋ IƧ Ɑ ꓘÜT̊ 3 PΩNT̊ HԐꟻƎ,( SԐT̊ ꞨE, (ΛNT̊ ꞭE ҒΛTⱭNT̊ IT IKSPꞋԐSLE ҒΔ YU.)

(( (NԐꟻⱭ MÎNT̊. ÎⱭL HΛꟻ Ŧ̊E ÛŦ̊Ɑ, ΛNT̊ TѦK IT NΩ,) SԐT̊ Î.

(( (O, ԎÛST ΛƧ YU LÎK,( SԐT̊ ꞨE Ɑ LITⱭL HÛҒT. (IГ IƧ IT YU ꞭꙘNT, Ŧ̊ԐN?)

(( (Ŧ̊ΛT ꞭÎT ꞭÛN ꞭIŦ̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ BAT̊ TѦⱭL, RÎT IN Ŧ̊Ɑ MIT̊ⱭL Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ ҒLꙘK.)

(( (O, ꟻԐꞋE ꞭԐL. KIL IT ΛNT̊ TѦK IT ꞭIŦ̊ YU.)

((ԐL, Î T̊IT̊ ꞭꙘT ꞨE SԐT̊, MISTⱭ HOMƧ, ΛNT̊ Î KΛꞋET̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ BΣT̊ ΔL Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭѦ TU KILBΣN. Î TꝌLT̊ MÎ PԐL ꞭꙘT Î HΛT̊ T̊ÛN, ҒΔ HE ꞭꙘƧ Ɑ MΛN Ŧ̊ΛT IT ꞭꙘƧ EƧE TU TԐL Ɑ ŦIИ LÎK Ŧ̊ΛT TU. HE LAҒT ⱭNTIL HE ГOKT, ΛNT̊ ꞭE ꓘꙘT Ɑ NÎҒ ΛNT̊ OPⱭNT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘUS. MÎ HAT TΣNT̊ TU ꞭΔTⱭ, ҒΔ Ŧ̊Ӟ ꞭꙘƧ NO SÎN Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ STON, ΛNT̊ Î NYU Ŧ̊ΛT SÛM TԐꞋⱭBⱭL MISTѦK HΛT̊ ⱭKΣT̊. Î LԐҒT Ŧ̊Ɑ BΣT̊, ꞋÛꞨT BΛK TU MÎ SISTⱭƧ, ΛNT̊ HÛꞋET̊ INTU Ŧ̊Ɑ BΛKYAT̊. Ŧ̊Ӟ ꞭꙘƧ NꙘT Ɑ BΣT̊ TU BE SEN Ŧ̊Ӟ.

(( (ӞꞋ A Ŧ̊Ѧ ΔL, MΛꓘE?) Î KꞋÎT̊.

(( (ꙘN TU Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊ƎLⱭƧ, ԎԐM.)

(( (IГ T̊ƎLⱭƧ?)

(( (BꞋԐKⱭNꞋIԎ, Ꙙꟻ KÛꟻⱭNT ꓘAT̊ⱭN.)

(( (BÛT ꞭꙘƧ Ŧ̊ӞꞋ ⱭNÛŦ̊Ɑ ꞭIŦ̊ Ɑ BAT̊ TѦⱭL?( Î ASKT, (Ŧ̊Ɑ SѦM ΛƧ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꞭÛN Î ГOƧ?)

(( (YԐS, ԎԐM; Ŧ̊Ӟ ꞭΣ 2 BAT̊ TѦⱭLT̊ ꞭÛNƧ, ΛNT̊ Î KÜT̊ NԐꟻⱭ TԐL Ŧ̊ԐM ⱭPAT.)

((ԐL, Ŧ̊ԐN, Ꙙꟻ KΔS Î SΔ IT ΔL, ΛNT̊ Î RΛN ꙘҒ ΛƧ HAT̊ ΛƧ MÎ ҒET ꞭÜT̊ KΛꞋE ME TU Ŧ̊IS MΛN BꞋԐKⱭNꞋIԎ; BÛT HE HΛT̊ SꝌLT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ LꙘT ΛT ꞭÛNS, ΛNT̊ NꙘT 1 ꞭΣT̊ ꞭÜT̊ HE TԐL ME ΛƧ TU ꞭӞ Ŧ̊Ѧ HΛT̊ ꓘꙘN. YU HΣT̊ HIM YΔSԐLꟻƧ TⱭNÎT. ԐL, HE HΛƧ ΔLꞭѦƧ ANSⱭT̊ ME LÎK Ŧ̊ΛT. MÎ SISTⱭ ŦIИKS Î ΛM ꓘOIИ MΛT̊. SÛMTÎMƧ Î ŦIИK Ŧ̊ΛT Î ΛM MÎSԐLҒ. ΛNT̊ NΩ – ΛNT̊ NΩ Î ΛM MÎSԐLҒ BꞋΛNT̊ⱭT̊ Ɑ ŦEҒ, ꞭIŦ̊ΩT ԐꟻⱭ HΛꟻIИ TÛГT ꞭԐLŦ ҒΔ ꞭIГ Î SꝌLT̊ MÎ KΛꞋⱭKTⱭ. ꙘT̊ HԐLP ME! ꙘT̊ HԐLP ME!)) HE BΣST INTU KⱭNꟻÛLSIꟻ SꙘBIИ, ꞭIŦ̊ HIƧ ҒѦS BӞꞋET̊ IN HIƧ HΛNT̊Ƨ.

Ŧ̊Ӟ ꞭꙘƧ Ɑ LꙘИ SÎLⱭNS, BꞋOKⱭN ONLE BÎ HIƧ HԐꟻE BꞋEŦ̊IИ ΛNT̊ BÎ Ŧ̊Ɑ MԐδⱭT̊ TΛPIИ Ꙙꟻ ꞨΣLꙘK HOMƧⱭƧ ҒIИꓘⱭ TIPS ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊E ԐԎ Ꙙꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ TѦBⱭL. Ŧ̊ԐN MÎ ҒꞋԐNT̊ ROƧ ΛNT̊ ŦꞋU OPⱭN Ŧ̊Ɑ T̊Δ.

((ԐT ΩT!)) SԐT̊ HE.

((ꙘT, SΣ!  O, HԐꟻⱭN BLԐS YU!))

((NO MΔ ꞭΣT̊Ƨ. ԐT ΩT!))

ΛNT̊ NO MΔ ꞭΣT̊Ƨ ꞭΣ NET̊ⱭT̊. Ŧ̊Ӟ ꞭꙘƧ Ɑ RÛꞨ, Ɑ KLΛTⱭꞋ ⱭPꙘN Ŧ̊Ɑ STӞƧ, Ŧ̊Ɑ BΛИ Ꙙꟻ Ɑ T̊Δ, ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ KꞋISP RΛTⱭL Ꙙꟻ RÛNIИ ҒÜTҒΔLƧ ҒꞋꙘM Ŧ̊Ɑ SГꞋET.

((AҒTⱭꞋ ΔL, ꞭꙘTSⱭN,)) SԐT̊ HOMƧ, REГIИ ÛP HIƧ HΛNT̊ ҒΔ HIƧ KLѦ PÎP, ((Î ΛM NꙘT RⱭTѦNT̊ BÎ Ŧ̊Ɑ PⱭLES TU SⱭPLÎ Ŧ̊Ӟ T̊ⱭҒIꞨⱭNSEƧ. IҒ HΔNⱭ ꞭΣꞋ IN T̊ѦNԎⱭ IT ꞭÜT̊ BE ⱭNÛŦ̊Ɑ ŦIИ; BÛT Ŧ̊IS ҒԐLO ꞭIL NꙘT ⱭPӞꞋ ⱭꓘԐNST HIM, ΛNT̊ Ŧ̊Ɑ KѦS MÛST KⱭLΛPS. Î SⱭPOƧ Ŧ̊ΛT Î ΛM KⱭMYUTIИ Ɑ ҒԐLⱭNE, BÛT IT IƧ ԎÛST PꙘSⱭBⱭL Ŧ̊ΛT Î ΛM SѦꟻIИ Ɑ SꝌL. Ŧ̊IS ҒԐLO ꞭIL NꙘT ꓘO RꙘИ ⱭꓘԐN; HE IƧ TU TԐꞋⱭBLE ҒꞋÎTⱭNT̊. SԐNT̊ HIM TU ԎѦⱭL NΩ, ΛNT̊ YU MѦK HIM Ɑ ԎѦⱭL BΣT̊ ҒΔ LÎҒ. BⱭSÎT̊Ƨ, IT IƧ Ŧ̊Ɑ SEƧⱭN Ꙙꟻ ҒⱭꓘIꟻNⱭS. ГANS HΛƧ PÜT IN Ω ꞭѦ Ɑ MOST SIИꓘYULⱭꞋ ΛNT̊ ꞭIMƧIKⱭL PꞋꙘBLⱭM, ΛNT̊ ITS SⱭLUꞨⱭN IƧ ITS ON RⱭꞭΔT̊. IҒ YU ꞭIL HΛꟻ Ŧ̊Ɑ ꓘÜT̊NⱭS TU TÛГ Ŧ̊Ɑ BԐL, T̊ꙘKTⱭ, ꞭE ꞭIL BⱭꓘIN ⱭNÛŦ̊ⱭꞋ INꟻԐSTⱭꓘѦꞨⱭN, IN ꞭIГ, ΔLSO ⱭNÛŦ̊Ɑ BΣT̊ ꞭIL BE Ŧ̊Ɑ ГEҒ ҒEГⱭ.))

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