“Are you mad at me?” she asked, her eyes shifting nervously between my still frame and the the road ahead.
I glared violently into the fog, not trusting myself to speak.
“Is it because I didn’t leave when you asked me to?” she tried again, honestly expecting a response.
I wanted to scream at her. Every obscenity in the book flew through my head, making me even madder for losing control, even within my own head. I couldn’t afford to get angry.
Feeling the car shift up, I checked the speedometer. 90 in a 65. I silently prayed a cop was nearby. That’d teach her. Try explaining this one to the cops, I sneered, rather pathetically, in my head.
Calm down! I ordered myself. I’d already hit two people at the “party” she’d dragged me to, and it was taking all my self-control not to lash out her, as well. Physically or verbally, it wouldn’t be pretty. I needed her to think everything was okay if I wanted to make it home alive.
What have I gotten myself into?