Dellani Oakes

He Thought He Saw redJordan wants to spend the night in with Brian, because he makes her feel safe. He objects, knowing that her father will be upset if she does. She disagrees, loudly.

“How do you know? You’re not my dad.”

“I’m a guy! That’s how we think. And he’d assume—Oh, never mind. I can’t explain it.”

“If you think I’m staying in that creepy room by myself, you’re totally wrong.”

Brian angrily threw a blanket at her. “Then you can sleep in the chair.”

“Me? Why should I?”

“Because you’re the one who wants you in here.”

“A gentleman would let the lady have the bed.”

Brian pounded the pillows and lay down. “Well, when you see either of those, let me know. Get the lamp, would you?” He turned his back to Jordan and closed his eyes.

The light went out and Jordan pulled the blanket around her. A few minutes…

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