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Hannah shouts from the open window of our SUV. I run over and lean on the window frame of the car. “You’re not gonna come to drop me off, Daddy? ” “I know,” I lower my voice to a whisper. ” Elizabeth gets into the driver’s seat. ” Elizabeth glares an unamused glare at me. ” “I’ll get you ice cream after school,” I whisper in Hannah’s ear, followed by a wink. She giggles and we high-five. ” I stand up from the window frame, give Elizabeth a kiss, and back up. “Love you,” Elizabeth says. ” They both wave me goodbye and roll up their windows.
I take a peek over her shoulder and see a purple bruise forming on her upper back. Scrapes and scratches are on the back of her arms and she’s squirming at the sting when my hands pass over them as I check her for anything serious. My face suddenly burns. My heart drums in my chest and I’m breathing and panting way more than I need to. I feel a surge of blood flow through me like lava. I clench my jaw so hard my teeth might bite right through themselves. My hands form fists as I look up and see Allie.