Battle Plans

Wednesday, 11:37 a.m.

Bob, Leon, and Hannah walked into the front of the bookstore. Leon turned to go to the coffee area but Bob snagged his sleeve.

“Perimeter,” was all he said and turned to his left. Leon understood and this time with no eye roll, dutifully changed his path to go past the coffee and toward the back of the store. Hannah lingered at the “Newly Published” table and watched the entrance while Bob and Leon finished their sweep. As they made their way back, Hannah drifted toward the barista and ordered an espresso.

“That will be $2.76.”

“Thank you,” Hannah said as she gathered the drink. “He will pay for it,” she answered and gave a nod and a wink to Leon. Hannah walked to a table and took the chair with ...

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