Enjoy this snippet from THE FINE LINE:
“I won’t. We’ll go down together.”
After putting the wet towels and dirty clothes in the hamper, Robin took Olivia’s hand and led her down the stairs into the dining room.
“Why don’t you wait here and I’ll get a snack for you? Think that might help?” she asked thoughtfully.
“Yes,” Olivia replied.
While Olivia ate her snack, Robin walked to the basement to grab sleeping bags from storage. Matt sat on the futon with the phone to his ear. She tried hard to figure out who he was talking to, but couldn’t. So, she abandoned the investigation and walked back upstairs.
With the sleeping bags scattered on the floor, Olivia snuggled into hers and proceeded to watch a movie. She calmed and drifted into a dreamless sleep.
Feet up and the laptop resting on her legs, Robin worked diligently approving assessments and trying hard to stay focused on work. Nevertheless, as hard as she tried, she found herself, once again, enveloped in concern about the happenings with the house.
Finally, she heard the sound of footsteps coming up from the basement. As he entered the living room and sat down, Matt didn’t say a word.
“Who were you talking to?” she asked.
“Your dad and my brother,” he answered.
“Why?” she asked.
“Because I really want to understand what’s happening. You don’t realize how hard this is for me, Robin.”
“I know it’s hard for you.”
“I didn’t tell my brother much. I really just wanted to hear his voice. Your dad, on the other hand, talked to me about some things to try to help me out. He agrees that we’re dealing with something… different in the house.”
Robin looked down at Olivia. She slept soundly.
“Daddy thinks it’s demonic, doesn’t he?”