Benny was on the hot seat and the end was near as a

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Unformatted text preview: he?" she asked. "He's healing. The doctor says he'll be fine." "How bad was it?" she asked quietly. He loved her accent, slight as it was. "Pretty rough." He reached into his briefcase, removed a folder, and slid it to her. "Here." She frowned at the sight of the first photo, then mumbled something in Portuguese. Her eyes watered as she looked at the second one. "Poor Patrick," she said to herself. "Poor baby." She took her time with the photos, gently wiping tears with the back of her hand until Sandy found the presence of mind to get her a tissue. She wasn't ashamed to cry over the pictures, and when she was finished with them she placed them in a neat stack and put them back in the folder. "I'm sorry," Sandy said. He could think of nothing else to offer. "Here's a letter from Patrick," he finally said. Generated by ABC Amber LIT Converter, She finished her crying and poured more coffee. "Are any of the injuries permanent?" she asked. "The doctor thinks probably not. There will be scarring, but with time everything should heal." "Mentally, how is he?" "He's okay. He's sleeping even less. He has nightmares constantly, both day and night. But with medication, he's getting better. I honestly can't imagine what he's going through." He took a sip of coffee and said, "I guess he's lucky to be alive." "He always said they wouldn't kill him." There was so much to ask her. The lawyer in Sandy almost screamed out an endless barrage: Did Patrick know they were close behind him? Did he know the chase was about to end? Where was she when they were closing in? Did she live with him? How did they hide the money? Where is the money now? Is it safe? Please, tell me something. I'm the lawyer. I can be trusted. "Let's talk about his divorce," she said, abruptly changing the subject. She could sense his curiosity. She stood and walked to a drawer where she removed a thick file...
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This note was uploaded on 07/18/2010 for the course LIT 301 taught by Professor Dra during the Spring '10 term at American College of Computer & Information Sciences.

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