the vampire murder case (part forty-nine)

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The two guards who had been standing by the door came over and carried Åsa out.

Mindy looked unsure of what she should do, but Rex clapped her on the shoulder and said, "C'mon, kid. I'll buy you a beer."

She nodded. "Okay."

Lloyd left after them, looking morose.

Dr. Lee's attention was on Christy, who was sitting on the sofa. She looked like she was about to cry. She saw us looking at her and waved a hand. "I'm sorry," she said. "I'll be–"

"Don't be sorry," Dr. Lee said softly. She squatted next to Christy and took her hand. "Our sister betrayed us. Every day she lived with us was a lie, and now we will have her blood in our veins for the rest of our lives to remind us. You're right–"

There was a quick knock and then the door opened and Fifteen peered in. Seeing Christy, he hurried over to her.

Dr. Lee got up as Fifteen sat next to Christy and embraced her.

"Oh, punkin," she murmured, starting to cry. He stroked her hair.

"We'll be in the cafeteria," Dr. Lee said quietly. "Join us later if you want to."

In the hallway, Jan asked, "How did he know to come?" I could tell that Neil and Nikolai knew the answer already.

"I sent for him," Dr. Lee said. "As soon as we heard Lloyd's story. I knew she'd be upset."

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