The HeartbreakerWhat do you want to be when you grow up, little man? the old woman asks, clutching her Marks& Spencers shopping bag tightly to keep from pinching the young boys freckled cheeks, which are now turning slightly red. He looks up at his mother for a second, and then shrugs almost invisibly. I dont know yet
he says, almost in a whisper, again shooting a quick glimpse up at his mother, who smiles encouragingly. Oh, go on, Connor, she says, the corners of her mouth twitching in sync with the humorous, loving sparkle in her eyes.. Didnt you tell me just yesterday that you had made up your mind already? Lets hear it, the old woman pushes, and the little boys mother watches his ears turn red. She aches for him, but cant do anything but smile.
Red, chapter 6 GET THEM AWAY FROM ME! Colin awoke so abruptly that he felt a wave of sickness wash over him. But it was nothing compared to the one brought on by fear, when he discovered the screaming hadnt been part of his nightmare, but something happening in the here and now. When he opened his eyes, he could see nothing, but heard sounds as from a fight in the corner by the window. He automatically reached out for his bedside light, forgetting for a moment that he wasnt in his home in Melbourne. The few seconds before he remembered where he was made him nearly hyperventilate in confusion. Then he finally jumped out of his bed and made for the light switch by the door, careful not to turn his back on whatever was going on at the other side of the room. It was a woman screaming, and he knew it was Red even if he hadnt heard her voice other than