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4,-E -EARI/0%S about to start.5 My la&yer laid her hand on my shoulder. ou kno& things are bad &hen your attorney keeps patting you.My senses !illed &ith a#o'ado and lemon. ,he la&yer%s sa!e pla'e. ,al%s !oodie angels brought her #isions o! baked goods. Mine brought brine) peppers) spi'es) tastes that bit ba'k. I! my 'han'es o! &alking a&ay &ithout being 'harged &ith embe66lement got any &orse) my la&yer &as going to turn into gua'amole.I 'losed the 'o#er on my phone and stood.I &asn%t going ba'k to /orth Carolina. 7r ba'k to *ay. /ot e#er. ,he s&eet boy I remembered &as lost inside a bitter man. -e%d be'ome &hat he%d on'e hated most. A +ake!ield.
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