These Ages Which Seperate Us

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Chapter 10 (v.1)

Submitted: October 25, 2012

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Submitted: October 25, 2012



It took me a while, but I soon managed to persuade Tess to go to the store with me. I knew that she didn’t want to be left alone, and I didn’t really want to go alone, either. It’s not as if I was lonely or anything, I just thought it would be good for Tess to get out. I wasn’t sure about how she’d react being in the store with a bunch of people everywhere.

It was a mere twenty minute drive to the nearest Walmart. Montana was known for being so huge, and having so little stores throughout the entire state. That is why Tess and I had chosen here to live; there was so much space we were certain that no one would find us. I don’t know what I’d ever do if she found me. That mother of mine!

“Tess, baby,” I said, keeping my eyes steadily on the road.

Tess looked in my direction.

“Are you okay?” I asked.

She nodded slightly, and looked as if she wanted to say something, but the words wouldn’t come out. She licked her lips slowly, as she always did. “Yeah,” she replied softly. It had been almost a week since the incident, and I didn’t blame her for not yet letting it go.

“Do you want to stay in the car?” I asked gently. “I’ll only be a few minutes.”

She shook her head. “No. I want to stay with you.”

As soon as she said that, I pulled into the parking lot and turned off the engine. I sighed, and gently stroked Tess’ hair. We sat for a minute. As people passed the hood of my car, Tess never took her eyes off them until they were well past my side. I picked up her hand and squeezed it gently. As I exited the car, she quickly exited, and was at my side before I could lock the doors. As we began approaching the entrance, she looped arms with me, and held onto me tightly.

I quickly fetched what I needed. Sooner than I expected, we were standing at the checkout. A nice elderly man rang us up. Unfortunately, I had to release Tess so I could dig for money in my back pocket. She folded her hands together. I noticed that the man looked her up-and-down. Tess’ hands began trembling, and she clenched them together more, to avoid it from been seen. Could this man have…..?

No. No, that was ridiculous. This man looked as if he couldn’t restrain a puppy, let alone my Tess.

I turned to her. “Tess,” I said, handing her the car keys. “Why don’t you go pull up the car?” I asked.

I knew that she didn’t want to leave my side. But, using nothing but my eyes, I began to point toward the soda machine out front, so she could get away from the cashier. Was it just the fact that he was a man? I didn’t know.

Immediately, Tess caught on, and slowly began walking toward the soda machine. She walked with weariness in her knees. I knew she was frightened, but we were in the process of leaving anyway. When I was finished at the checkout, I said thank you to the man. I made my way over to Tess, and grabbed her hand, swiping out into the parking lot at my side.

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