Wilmington, North Carolina
(Thirty-one years later)
For her to exhibit singular characteristics this far into her lifespan, he had to acknowledge the woman's uniqueness; and, for the twelfth time in as many days, he wondered why he had waited so long to research her.
No. Lying to himself served no purpose. He knew why he had not. The true question was what else had he overlooked by choosing to ignore her?