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“Sit back now, Dale. Try to relax.” She pulls up to the highway and turns towards Barkerville. Dale disappears into the darkness. The blacktop is hard to see with the dim headlights, but the rain begins to slow. Lara can’t suppress another smile. By the time she gets to Goodlettsville, the rain has slowed to a tiny drizzle. She and her two precious sons are safe. She leans forward and, looking in the mirror, tries to see the boys in the back, but it is too dark, so she focuses on the road and lets herself think about that first meeting with Frank at college again. Lara begins to hum, “Rain, rain, go away…”

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