27. Chapter 27
We all had that one friend who had a hard time confiding in us. And we all had a brother who was a total psychopath who manipulated your friend. Right?
Ray told Bryce everything. About Sage and how she was linked to him with a psychic bond. She told him how her dad's patronus was a cat, and when he was dying, he had used the last ounce of his energy to make Sage a real cat with substance, so he could protect Ray. She told him her guilt, how her father could have survived if he hadn't tried to protect her. And all these years, .she kept blaming herself still
But that wasn't all Ray told him. Ray also told him about Alex; how he had told her he was another orphan, so glad to have left his pathetic excuse for an orphan behind. She told him how she had helped him escape detention and try to play the Quidditch game.
The best part of all wasn't that Ray didn't feel claustrophobic anymore, thught it really was great.
No, the best part was that, after all these years of feeling like she would be judged on her secrets and fears, Ray had found and confided in someone who didn't judge her, didn't think she was crazy, at least, not in the way she'd feared, and that her secret would still be kept.