CHAPTER 11

• Wednesday, October 1

Kurt is already at the brightly lit Dockside, a couple pitchers and a bottle of wine on the table, when Maxine shows up. She’s glad to see him, and those pitchers, because it means other Rebellion members are coming. She’s grateful for their company.

Maxine rarely drinks to self-medicate, but as soon as she sits down, she does exactly that. She works through two pinot noirs in short order, despite the fact that she knows she’ll suffer tomorrow morning.

But tonight it doesn’t matter, because the wine is definitely making her feel better. The combination of sugar and alcohol is helping her combat the jarring and jangling emotions she’s been reeling from ever since she followed Jared to the Ops Bizarro World.

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