“Wait.” She lays her hand on his chest. “Where will you be? This is crazy….all the things that have happened tonight, that man being killed…I don’t even know how or why he was killed. We were obviously being followed by that car, you were forced to bring me here. We’ve got to talk about all of this. I’m scared and I’m going out of my mind worrying. I don’t know where my friend is. I’ve been taken away from my home, my step-dad? Please can you talk to me? Just for a little while. I know you’re tired, but I need to talk about this."
Santo sighs and removes her hand from his chest but he doesn’t let it go. He’s dealt with dictators, warlords, drug dealers and crime bosses. He makes deals with ruthless business men and he’s rescued people all over the world but he can’t seem to rescue his heart from her. He’s falling fast and he doesn’t know how to stop it. He worries if he gets in too deep he won’t be able to keep her safe now that he knows more about what’s going on at La Croix’s. She doesn’t realize how close she is to it and he doesn’t know if she will believe him if he tells her, but he can’t take that chance anyway.
“Alright, let me shower and change and I’ll meet you downstairs.” He lets her hand go.
“Thank you. I’ll meet you there.” She steps to the side moving out of his way.