Harry saw the look on Daniel’s face pass from limp-muscled acceptance to tense determination. Veils of unawareness fell from his eyes, replaced by a knowing, excited glint, evoking a smile from Harry.
It bought Daniel up short.
“Nothing. Just welcome back.” Harry’s voice sounded louder because the noise had suddenly stopped. “Rick's! Go!”
Maya and Tisha followed them out the door. The whole apartment had fallen silent: there was a stillness in the air as if the whole building was holding its breath.
Step by step, breath by listening breath, the four made their way up the staircase.