A Whateley Academy Story
Seeking Depth is Best
In dwelling, love the earth
Tao Te Ching, Chapter 8, Lao Tzu, trans. O’Malley
Chou sat in the back of Mrs. Harrington’s car with Molly heading back to school. She felt so much older than she had at the start of the summer and yet lighter somehow. She had done something amazing, something that shifted the odds in her favor for the upcoming disaster though she had no idea how. The weave looked better leading into the gaping hole, so she had hope that now the event would be survivable. Too often the Handmaid died fixing the issue she was called for, and this one was huge and thus far, far more perilous.
Molly squeezed her hand which made Chou look back over at her and smile. Molly was keeping her from wallowing in self-pity by simply being. Of course, she apparently was keeping Molly from becoming a villain simply by loving her. Chou had to wonder just what would have happened if she didn’t have Chou when the bullying started up again over the summer. The look on that that one girl’s face when she flashed her badge was priceless.