Out in the van, I watched and waited for signs of Livy.
East leaned over. “Mate, we can't wait any longer.”
He was out of his mind. No way was I leaving without her, period. “What the fuck are you saying? We wait.”
“Fine, we’ll give it another minute. Maybe she'll come out, or maybe she already made it out of another exit.”
From my periphery, I saw Bridge shake his head, and I glanced back at East. Roone was coming over from the other car. “We're going to miss our window. The police will be here soon. It's better to move, or would you rather explain what the fuck we're all doing here? Time to go.”
I shook my head. “No. Liv's inside. We can't leave her.”
His voice was low and hushed like he was speaking to a spooked animal. “Listen, we can do more by getting back to the house and planning. Figure out where she is, where she went, and what happened. Right now, we can't do anything if we all get pinched. Do you hear me?”
I growled at him. “I'm not fucking—” His straight jab to my face came quick, and the edges of my vision wavered a little.
“What the fuck? Did you just hit me?”
“Yeah, because you're being irrational. You're putting us all in danger.”
I was done. Done playing along. Done getting along.
I had to go back for her.
East must have guessed my intention because he reached for my arm, which I quickly dodged. Then I stepped around Roone and bolted to his car. Her tracker was active, and I was going to get her back.
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