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Snowed In: Chapter Twenty Six - navessa allen
BEN “Hey, Jack,” I say, climbing down from the Jeep. “Thanks again for watching the puppies.” “No problem. I’m sure they’ll be happy to spend some more time with their older cousins,” he answers, jogging down his front porch steps to greet me. I hear a bark and turn to see Fred and Sam’s faces appearing and reappearing in one of the front windows as they jump up and down trying to sneak peeks outside. “Is Ella here?” I ask, hope in my voice. Her truck isn’t in the driveway, but he could have picked her up or she could have been dropped off for some reason. It’s been over a month since she walked out my door, and while I’ve felt unsure of whether or not I’m ready to see her, the thought of her sitting in Jack’s living room right now makes me want to sprint past the man and rush inside. Jack shakes his head. “She’s down in Boston for a few days, staying with Megan and Stacey.” “Oh,” I say, disappointment swelling up to drown out that brief flash of hope. “How’s she doing?” My parents and I have visited Jack several times over the past …