Rebecca wakes up a familiar memory.
When I was with Rylie, I was always the first to fall asleep and the last to wake. I sometimes wondered if she ever slept. Every morning, Rylie would be lying beside me, consumed by a book or newspaper. Once she noticed I was awake, she would lean in for a kiss and to whisper a good morning in my ear. It was a routine I thought I would never have to live without. Until the day she vanished without a trace.
In the middle of the night, I wake up in the apartment I once shared with Rylie. I feel the weight of someone next to me in the bed and hear the sound of a page turning over. A jolt of excitement rushes through me. When I roll over, I expect to see Rylie there like all the days before.
Instead, I find Joslyn next to me. She…
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