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Where are you going?” “Nowhere special. I just have some… things to do.” “Why did you pause?’ “I’m sorry?” “You paused. You have ‘some… things to do.’ “No reason, I just–” “You’re up to something.” “No–” “Then why’d you pause?” “Get in the car.” She got in. He got in. “Seat belt,” he said. Why’d you pause?” His head drooped. “Because I’m up to somthing.” “And why can’t I come with you?” “Because it’s something sneaky.” “Do you promise to tell me later?” “I do.” “Well all right then.” She clicked her seat belt into place. “Let’s go.

Derek Landy