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PART 24: UNDERSTANDINGS
“Chartreuse,” Mr. Veniti said in surprise. “We weren’t expecting you. I think Laurie’s upstairs, hold on.”
“I’m here to talk with Corry,” Chartreuse clarified.
Mr. Veniti blinked. “Corry?”
“Hello, yes?” Corry inquired, poking his head out into the hallway behind his father.
“Corry, we have to talk about what, like, happened today.”
“No, we don’t,” Corry refuted with a wave of his hand.
“Yes, we DO,” Chartreuse insisted. “But NOT, you know, here in the hallway.”
Corry sized her up. Then he nodded. “Okay, fine, come in. It’s a band thing,” Corry added for the benefit of his father. “Let’s go talk in my room, okay Chartreuse?”
Chartreuse nodded again and the two of them retreated upstairs. Once in Corry’s bedroom, with the door closed, the redhead leaned back up against the wall, hands behind his head.
“All right,” he said. “You’ve got your serious look on, so I’ll give you thirty seconds to convince me not to toss you out of here. Go.”