Excerpt from Chapter VI – “Animosity”

Misled by Tony Ginyard

Excerpt from Chapter VI – “Animosity”:

As Pamela reached the top of the stairs, she noted that the light was not quite as bright as it was downstairs. In fact, it was downright dim. She took a few moments to give her eyes time to adjust before proceeding farther. There were two sets of what appeared to have been bathrooms, only they were completely gutted. She didn’t see anyone running around in construction hats up here, and she didn’t hear any evidence of work going on either, so she subconsciously gave herself permission to relax, but only a little.

She saw an entranceway covered in filthy heavy red velvet curtains. She walked closer and heard what she thought were moans coming from behind them. Her heart suddenly in her throat, she began to breathe rapidly, not wanting to imagine the source or cause of the sounds. Walking closer still, she gingerly parted the curtains with her right hand and stuck her head in.

She had to cover her mouth with her left hand to suppress a gasp at what she saw. She stared longer than she meant to because her heart could not accept what the image in her brain had already processed. In the aisle, at the bottom of the steps toward the front of the balcony, Olivia was on her back, skirt around her waist. Between her legs was an enthusiastic Eric, face first, going to town as if he were a homeless man at an all-you-can-eat buffet.

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