. . .And Then There Was Rain (Part 4, page 2 of 3)


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Part 4

Even if I hadn't froze like a coward the way I did, I couldn't possibly have prevented it from happenin; ' the blood was old and turnin' brown now.

It had to have been done by some jerk last night after Janie got off work.

I had eaten dinner there last night, I told her I'd wait for her to get off then we'd go over and see a midnight movie or somethin' like that; but she said no.

She insisted that I go home and rest on account of I had been workin' on some financial reports since about 3:00 in the mornin.'-- That's my Janie, always thinkin'about someone else instead of herself.

She said she'd stop by if she could get off early.

Yesterday the place was packed more than usual, she said it had been that way all day on account of some convention in town.

Only she never came by. That's why I was so anxious to go see her this mornin.'

Some fiance I turned out to be! Her life was in danger last night and I should of stayed and walked her home.

Her place is right around the corner from me.--Anyway, once the initial shock wore off, I finally went to her and knelt beside her, brushed her hair outta her face, gave her a long kiss on the forehead,

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