from Chapter Five
She reached up and put her hands on my shoulders. “Are you glad to be back? Does it matter? I mean--” She shook her head quickly. It was almost a shudder. I could see the glisten of tears in her eyes. “--is this where you prefer to be?”
“Yes,” I said, knowing it was the only thing I could say. I could not admit to her I was also sorry to have left the other life. But perhaps, in telling her about it, I could bring her into it with me. I took her by the arm, leading her back into the living room.
“Did he hypnotize you? Is that how he did it?”