From the author: I'm the Protagonist, Damnit
Back in my apartment, I poured some Johnny Walker in a tea cup and watched videos of idiots attempting parkour until it was time for work. This calmed me and provided just enough distraction for thought.
Jasmine was tenacious. She would keep investigating until she ruined Wallace's life, or mine. It made sense to stop her before it got to the 'my life' part. As a brown person in small town Ohio, I was certain to be targeted before she was for her own deeds.
That Wallace and the town in...