Running away

Marlyn waited at her place. One by one, her coworkers left, congregating in groups depending on who wanted to curry favor with others. She used the slow pace of gathering her things as a way to avoid that this day. She looked over at Juniper, who hadn’t moved.

She considered walking over to her, but ever since that evening… The alcohol had brought out their shared fears. Now it felt too awkward to confront her.

Hovering on the edge of a decision, Marlyn finished putting her belongings in her briefcase. Standing up, she left the room, putting Juniper behind her.

It was the last chance she had.

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