daimonaxandxdemigod replied to your postShane smiled as he came into the room where the cells were and sat down in front of Steve’s. A few books in his hand, he tilted his head. “So I have a few choices. East of Eden, Of Mice and Men, Where the Red Fern Grows, and To Kill a Mockingbird.” Shane smiled again. “The last one is my favorite, I don’t know if you’ve ever read it.”

Shane smiled again. “Not at all. It’s a good choice.” He cracked open the book and began to read. “When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow…” He read softly and pleasantly, smiling as he spoke.

He settled his head against the bars, just listening with his fingers curled around them. There was sort of an air of peace in the mannerism of prisoner as he sat in the dirt. His cloth dirty and his eyes sunken. “Sounds real swell so far…”