She had run back to her apartment after the confrontation on the street with the drunken old man. He knew her despite the changes in her appearance. It sent her into a deep, dark fear that choked her. Was there no way for her to survive? She’d never heard of anyone outrunning the Family. Whatever made her think that she could be the one to do it?
At first, she couldn’t sleep at all. For three days she jumped at every sound and paced the floor for hours at a time. Then, exhausted, she slept almost around the clock. She hoped that it would be an escape from the fear. It wasn’t.