Rapture: Chapter Six *Chapter 6: Beckys good mood was gone by the middle of the week. She was having trouble sleeping. She awoke every few hours paranoid and sweaty. Her thoughts at work were distracted
confused. The initial attraction and joy she had felt for Raphael was turning into something deeper, and that terrified her. It was what happened whenever she became too familiar with someone. The closer she became with that person, the more fear she felt. Fear of abandonment, fear of rejec
Rapture: Chapter Five *Chapter 5: The weather couldnt have been more perfect on Sunday. The sky was a deep cerulean blue marked with a few pure white wisps of clouds. Becky arrived early at the park around 11:30 and set everything out in the grass. She passed the time nervously by watching the people riding bikes and walking dogs. Suddenly she felt a tap on her shoulder and whirled around to see Raph sitting in the grass behind her.
Rapture: Chapter Four *Chapter 4: She drummed her fingers impatiently on the table as she waited for Raph. Her thoughts were flying from one thing to the next; she was finding it hard to calm herself. Her stomach dropped to the floor when she finally saw him walk through the door. Am I going to react like this every time I see him? she thought feverishly. He looked around as he slid into the booth across from her. He slumped back, propped his arms up behind him, and let out a tired sigh. Becky felt a pang of guilt for dragging him out.