Here is the first chapter of the unnamed new book by me and my co-writer - more about her later. Feel free to leave a comment.
“I found another one.”
“It’s hardly a surprise that you would find something you spend your days looking for,” Dr. Pike said, setting down her pen and leaning back in her chair. They had been through this before.
“Let’s not pretend. Aren’t we past this?”
Patient X didn’t answer and Dr. Pike knew there would be no more talking until she apologized.
“Sorry, please continue.”
“It was a man and woman. Too old to be students. Maybe training. Maybe working on a project. Anyway, it was clear she was the boss and he was in love with her.”
“What made you think that?”
“It was so obvious. The way he kept looking at her. Hanging on every word. His eyes all over her face. Desperate and waiting, for something, some sign. Even when he was laughing, moving closer, it was there. He wanted her so much.” The patient paused, staring out the window. “His eyes were blue. So blue.”
“And her? In love with him?”
“No. Definitely no. It was like a sad little dance. He would move in, she would move away. She never touched him. Even when he gave her many openings.”
“How did you feel, watching them?”
The patient paused, as if the answer required thought. “Excited.”
“You know why.”
“Yes, I do. Do you?”
“What did you do?” Dr. Pike asked.
“What I always do. I followed them.”