Chapter Nine (part two)

Ben closed his eyes. Leaned his head back against the metal toolbox and allowed the warmth of the midday sun piercing through the thin atmosphere to penetrate his body. In the high altitude, cloudless skies were excruciatingly bright. Despite a cool breeze in the air, the temperature was warm, and he'd already removed his sweater, … Continue reading Chapter Nine (part two)


Chapter Nine (part one)

Ben hoisted his belongings into his arms and walked with Audra to the bank of elevators, rolling his large suitcase along behind him. While waiting for an available car to arrive, he repeated, "I really appreciate your willingness to do this for me." "I told you, it's fine," Audra also repeated. "Even if I still … Continue reading Chapter Nine (part one)