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Like two seconds ago. Fragments of the scene tried to rush into his mind, but he forced them into the deep recesses of his heart like he'd been doing for the past twenty-four months. He wouldn't let himself relive it again. Ever. Jessie's accident was the one memory he wished he could forget completely. Hadn't someone told him after the accident that it would be okay? Okay? It would never be okay. Fairy-book marriages snuffed out after only five years were not okay. Wild Turkey whiskey should have given him an award for the amount of their booze he bought and drowned in after Jessie's death.
I have pictures of the team from both seasons I played, both seasons—did you know that? And the photographer those years? Whew. Good photos. " For the first time since their conversation began, Arnold stopped fidgeting. He turned and stared straight into Cameron's eyes, basketball clasped between his palms. "Maybe later. " Peasley shook his head. "I was giving you clues the whole time and you didn't pick up on them. " "I'll think about it. " "I probably wouldn't waste my time trying. He most likely won't talk to you.
Why should she be burdened with only one unpleasant task when she could be weighed down by her mysterious past as well? Ann glanced at the photo on her passenger seat. "Did you love me, Mom, in the short time we had together? Do I have any aunts or uncles out there thinking about me? Wondering about me? " She sighed and stomped on the gas. Fine. Let's go. It was time to uncover the past, face Cameron, see if any of Jessie's story of the Book of Days held any truth, and determine what all three things would tell her about the future.