Vanessa and Rylie had made a pact to stick together and strategize how they were going to save Byron and Malik. She heard Malik’s message and read the text. She did owe it to herself to talk to him and get some answers, so she called him up.
“Vanessa?” Malik asked in surprise.
“I want to talk, can we meet somewhere?”
“How about home?”
The question stung her. Something in her gut told her it was all going to work out, but her gut insisted they don’t go home. For whatever reason, they shouldn’t be anywhere private. “Take me out to dinner? You must know a million good places.”
“Alright, there’s a fancy French restaurant on 5th Avenue. Meet me there tonight?”