Chapter 24. The Seventh Wave
Timothy Mullen as “Ryan”
“Eleven,” answered Ryan, the stress evident in her voice. “Maybe even a 12.”
On the other end of the phone was Daniela, Ryan's friend and fellow dancer. “Come on, Capri, is it really that bad?” Though Daniela knew Capri was just Ryan's stage name, she used the bogus alias anyway—the concern in her voice no less genuine. Having known Ryan for more than a year now, she knew her friend was not prone to exaggeration. And given that the question Daniela asked Ryan was “How bad is it on a scale of one to ten?” she was worried.
“Yes, it's that bad. I'm not sure what I'm going to do, but I have to figure it out quickly. I may need your help,” Ryan said.
“Of course,” Daniela said. “Anything you need, just ...