Chapter Five Any Port in a Storm RLA Santori & Newland Parris
“No!” Richard screamed it. He slammed the heavy pistol against his temple to quell his inner turmoil. “No! I refuse!” He turned the gun around, gripping it by the barrel, and pushed it into Marie’s fragile hands. “This,” he explained to her. “Is a tool, and a powerful one at that.”
“What am I to do with this?” Marie asked, hefting the weight of the gun.
“You hold on to it,” Richard said. “It’s just a tool. It depends on how you use it.” He thought for a moment. “It could be a second chance.”
“Or it could be a last chance.” She nodded and tucked the gun away. Where, Richard wou