Time to Die
threw her arms around Jonathan’s neck and hugged him. “I want you to take me.”
    Jonathan was stunned—both by the suddenness of her move and by the pressure he felt behind his eyes. He returned the hug. “You’re safe now, sweetie, I promise,” he said. He kissed the top of her head and eased her away. “Do you think for a minute that I would put you in the care of someone I didn’t trust?”
    “Please?” Her lip trembled.
    “I can’t,” Jonathan said.
    “Hey, Mindy,” Dom said, rising to his full height. “Time to say good-bye to Scorpion and say hello again to your parents. We’re only about an hour away.”
    Jonathan stood, too, and turned away. It made no sense to prolong the inevitable. Besides, if he ended up shedding a tear, Boxers would never let him hear the end of it.

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