Morning came after a long, restless night with little relief from the worries that plagued us. Finally we gave up on the attempts to rest and found ourselves sitting in the dining room, waiting for the others.
“I don’t think they’re going to go for it.” Jay murmured, interrupting the silence.
“Would we? They have to protect Toby.”
“We wouldn’t let anything happen to him!”
The tension in the air felt palpable as I withheld my response from Jay. We both knew what I was thinking – we’d never let anything happen to Annie, either, and look how that had ended up.