Kelly saw the guys in the alley. She also saw the sinister look in Byron’s eyes as he laughed along with them. She had been right about there being mystery in his eyes. He had a dark side. A very dark side.
Kelly stumbled back, her face pale and horrified. What had she just done?
Byron caught her arm to help keep her from falling. “Whoa.” he said. “My apologies, I didn’t mean to startle you.”
It took almost an hour to track down the manager of the apartment building. Byron determined after the third “haven’t seen him” that they didn’t run a very tight ship.
Byron spent most of the next day preparing to dump his ex. Once everything was ready for that night, he went out to treat himself to lunch at his favorite café.
For my birthday theme this year, I chose “Celebrate who you are rather than the things you do.”
(It's a little exercise in getting to know myself and thinking about how much may have changed since my last birthday.)
Byron was completely intrigued now. This was likely to turn into his next obsession case; that’s what the other law officers called it when he focused on just one case until it was resolved.