Sparrow Lane

After

"You lost someone because of that creature too?" I ask.

"No, you misunderstood me." Wyatt frowns, and wipes his eyes. "I lost someone who couldn't distinguish between fantasy and reality."

In other words, they died because they were crazy.

"I convinced Dom to go," I tell him quietly. "That's why it's my fault."

"He made the choice," Wyatt explains. "Just like you and Elena chose to go with him. You told me Elena didn't want to go, so why did you disregard her opinion?"

"She was scared," I argue. "Everything scares her."

"She had good reason this time," he says. "You knew about the stories of that place. You knew how dangerous it was to go there, and yet you all went. And only two of you came back alive."

I shut my eyes. "I don't want to talk anymore."

"You don't have to talk to me, Max. But you do have to talk to someone."