Amanda closed her
laptop after a long session on a forum site. Obviously the meteorite was a
coincidence but it did get her thinking. Perhaps it is time to go back to
Vermont. She did remember a rock flying by her head. It may be what caused her
concussion. If she could remember that, then perhaps she'll remember more the
She decided to check
to see if she could find Todd. She wanted him to go with her this time. She
grabbed her phone. If she couldn't find Todd, she'll have to text him. He
treats his texts like someone would treat email. He doesn't respond to his
texts until he gets to his apartment.Then he responds in the order in which they came.
"It's just more
efficient when I have a million things to do during the day," Todd told
She checked the
time.It was early enough that Todd was
probably still in his apartment, unless he wanted to get an early start.
She opened the door
to go out into the hallway and there was Todd with his fist in the air.
Amanda said, thinking that this was an odd coincidence. "I was just about
to look for you!"
well," Todd said as he held up a tablet, "It's actually business
related. I came here to let you know that the electricians will be here this
afternoon to replace the fluorescent lights with LEDs. Your apartment is 5th on
the list. If they don't get to it today, they will get to it tomorrow
Amanda nodded. Todd
had made a lot of improvements to the building. It didn't look like the
run-down apartment complex that she moved into anymore.
"Now that I'm
here," Todd said after he poked at his screen, "What can I do for
"Well, you seem
busy," Amanda was getting cold feet. Perhaps she could tell him later when
he was done for the day.
Todd just waited.
Amanda sighed nervously.
"I want to go
back to Vermont."
Todd said, leaning up against the door frame. "Are you sure? After what
"I know there's
something there that might help with the memories." Amanda took another
deep breath. "I remember a rock flying at my head when I was there with
Trisha. Before my migraine started."
Todd stood up
straight. "You remember that and told no one?"
"Well, my mind
was occupied at the moment, with the unconsciousness and all. After we got home
and there was a period of time when I couldn't talk to you and Trisha was
busy." Amanda stopped when she saw the disapproving look on Todd's face.
said emphatically. "It's too soon. It could cause another catastrophe.
It's not likely you'll be bothered again, but your migraines…"
"Have been few
and far between since," Amanda said. "As a matter of fact, I don't
think I've had one since. Look, I would like you to come with me, but I will go
on my own if I have to. I felt like I was close to a break through. I don't want
to give up."
She noticed that the room temperature dropped. Maybe
it's a draft coming from the hallway, Amanda thought. She noticed that
Todd was looking past her for a moment as if to think it over.
Todd leaned back
onto the door frame and sighed. "Okay, just don't do anything yet, I may
get be able to get us there for cheap. I have a few favors to call in."