...mething, help me to listen!'Rhonda
felt a tug of sadness, hearing his voice speaking as if in a distant
echo. Tell him something? She already knew what she wanted to say,
but it seemed impossible that he would hear it. She got right up to
Grimm's ear. 'I miss you.' she said.And to her surprise,
Grimm jolted, his hand shooting up and clapping over the ear she had
spoken into. His eyes were wide and his mouth was open in shock. He
stayed that way for almost a minute, and Rhonda saw a bead of
moisture pooling at the edge of his eye.'Me... too.' he said.'Way to go!' said Ron.
'He actually heard that? Have him order us some Nacos!'Rhonda tried shouting
other things, but Grimm didn't seem to notice. He was growing more
shadowy to her eye, and she heard his communicator beeping. He and
Rueful seemed to draw away from her somehow, no longer responding to
her. 'Dang...' she said. 'I thought for a minute we were really
simpatico...''We kind of are.' said
Ron. 'Well, more than we were before. Haven't you noticed? We're
still seeing stuff instead of just fading to black.'And Rhonda looked
around. It was true, they were still kind of 'in' the wooded area.
The normal wall of darkness hadn't closed around them. She could
still see Grimm and Rueful, but not so clearly as before. 'It sure
beats the Darkness Channel.' she said with a faint smile, and another
laughing snort.- + - + - + - + - + - + -
+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +Grimm answered...