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The Dangerous Life of Agnes Pyle
by Jeremy C Kester
(c) Jeremy C Kester – All Rights Reserved
“You should still tell Brandt that you had them over.”
The pair were sitting. A book was in Cadence’s hands. Agnes was paging through her assignments. Emily and David had been very gracious in delivering them to her so that she wouldn’t fall too far behind. Agnes had already fallen asleep with her face in the books numerous times.
Agnes frowned. “Do I have to?”
“You don’t have to, but it would be smart. He knows a lot more than you give him credit.”
“He’s not going to let me have them over again.”
Cadence shrugged. “Maybe. But you did invite them over without even asking. I shouldn’t have even let you.”
Agnes nodded quietly. She knew that she had messed up, but she was hoping that now that her friends were long gone that it would just blow over. That hope was small, but it was still there. Cadence was effectively dashing that hope.
She contemplated the various outcomes that would come when she told Brandt. None of them were particularly enticing. None of them included his being accepting of it.
Cadence patted the young girl on her back as she reassured her, “he’s more understanding than you give him credit for as well. At least he has been better in the last few years…”
Agnes didn’t question Cadence any further. The house was quiet as it was being taken over by the twilight of dusk. The room took a shade of orange. Agnes didn’t want to admit it, but she felt at peace in her seat in the corner of the room.
Cadence took a new seat on the opposite side of the room while picking up her book to continue reading.
“Where is Brandt anyway?” Agnes asked. “Shouldn’t he be back by now?”
Cadence nodded at first, but then she slowly shrugged instead. “I really don’t know. He’s not been gone this long before.”
“I hope he’s OK.”
“I am sure he’s fine.” Although she didn’t believe those words.
If you would like to skip ahead, you are always welcome to purchase a copy, just click the link HERE (or click up top at the menu bar) to go to the book’s page where there are links to where it is available in both print and ebook.