Winslow simply didn’t see his boy running across the field. He didn’t see Rodney climb onto the back of the tractor, hands filled with meatloaf and sweet corn wrapped in foil. Didn’t see Rodney’s boot slide off the hitch.
Winslow rushed to her. “Hon,” he said, afraid to touch her. “I’m so sorry, hon.” Sadie turned a cheek against the tile, pulled her hand from her hair. Blood streaked her palm.
The projector’s beam lay warm on Walt’s neck, and he knew they’d all been plucked from danger and love, from another time, another place, and set back into this dark, sticky-floored theater, in the heart of nothing much that mattered.