The talk with Michelle had made the choice much easier. He needed to grab some things and his dog. Then he was going to run as far as he could. Going to live off the land and save everyone by not being around them. It wasn't what he wanted to do. He wanted to hang out with his friends. He wanted to learn things from his grandma. He even wanted to continue going to school, learning things the fun way. That wasn't going to happen at all, though. His life wouldn't allow it.
Zeo climbed into his room using the outside way, again. Grandma was there, waiting for him. She wasn't surprised when he slipped in through the window. In fact, she appeared to expect it. Her face was cold, and distant. Fear shot through Zeo's gut. Why did his grandmother look at him like that? Did he do something wrong? Or was she so devoted to that group that she was going to turn on him, too. His grandma was the last person he wanted to hurt.
Grandma started to approach Zeo. He went into a defensive stance. Her face