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”It’s Ruth,” she said again, more loudly. Waking came like a hose blast of numbing shock. Something twisted cold knots into his chest and stomach. It wasn’t Virge. He shook his head suddenly, rubbed shaking fingers across his eyes.
Then he stood there staring, weighted beneath a sudden depression.
”Oh,” he muttered faintly. ”Oh, I…”
He remained there, feeling his body weaving slowly in the dark as the mists cleared from his brain.
He looked at the open peephole, then back at her.
”What are you doing?” he asked, voice still thick with sleep.
”Nothing,” she said nervously. ”I … couldn’t sleep.”
He blinked his eyes suddenly at the flaring lamplight. Then his hands dropped down from the lamp switch and he turned around. She was against the wall still, blinking at the light, her hands at her sides drawn into tight fists.
”Why are you dressed?” he asked in a surprised voice. Her throat moved and she stared at him. He rubbed his eyes again and pushed back the long hair from his temples.
”I was . .. just looking out,” she said.
”But why are you dressed?”
”I couldn’t sleep.”
He stood looking at her, still a little groggy, feeling his heartbeat slowly diminish. Through the open peephole he heard them yelling outside, and he heard Cortman shout, ”Come out, Neville!” Moving to the peephole, he pushed the small wooden door shut and turned to her.
”I want to know why you’re dressed,” he said again.
”No reason,” she said.
”Were you going to leave while I was asleep?”
“No, I . .