I hope you are enjoying my new Selah book. Read Chapter One here.
After months of Blackout, the Company finally let Diego call Selah. Hoping that she would hear from him, Selah got used to carrying her Tech device everywhere with her. When the call came she was driving back from a short visit to the Golden City to see Jessie. As soon as she recognized the Tech number, she pulled off the main road and parked near a random market.
“Hello,” she said after a Tech voice informed her how to accept the call.
“Hi, Beautiful,” Diego’s voice replied, laughing a little. Selah smiled and held her Tech closer. She could not see his image because it was Low Tech, but his voice sounded the same as she remembered.
“Hi!’ she echoed, smiling.
“How are you?” Diego asked.
Feeling a little awkward talking into Tech when before she had spoken IRL to De Leon, Selah told him about moving to a new rental room and visiting Jesse.
“How are you doing?” she queried. “Did they punish you much? I got some of your letters.”
“Oh, you know, they put me in The Hole. They wouldn’t let me call you.”
Selah didn’t want to know how horrible The Hole might be, a place she had never been allowed to see when she worked inside the prison.
“I filled out the Visitation Request form and kept calling the AW, but he never answered. I left messages with the receptionist, but still he never called me back.”
“Yes, I figured they would ignore you. They will not let you visit me here because of what happened between us.”
The words “between us” sounded so Hot to Selah that she blushed—though no one could see her.