Sam suddenly found herself all alone in the
infirmary. Alone aside from an unresponsive Jacob. It took her a moment
to realize Alex and Clover had vanished abruptly and it took a little
longer to remember why.
I suppose that means theyve found the bomb, she thought. Alex and Clover should be back soon, and then thisll all be over.
walked around to one side of the bed. Jacobs gun and his shoulder
harness lay on the bedside table. His cleaned and pressed clothes hung
in the closet facing the bed. She pulled the sheets up on him, knowing
he would get cold easily with a fever. Just a few more hours and we can
all go back to normal, she thought. Dealing with thieves is one thing.
You can always catch them and return the stolen goods to their owners.
What Ive seen this past week is way beyond any of that. The bomb was
just the first part of Stephens plan. After that, events would be set
in motion that no one can reverse. Is this the sort of thing that Jacob
deals in every day? Not only looking out for himself and those
immediately affected, but also keeping an eye on the extreme-long-term
effects of his actions? I just dont see how one could manage doing
that on a daily basis without going insane, or at least aging
prematurely. I wonder where hell end up after this crisis is resolved?
Thats probably something 99.9% of America wont ever find out.