The knock on the door jolted her out of her seat.
“Lady!” Dan bellowed.
She jumped, and hid her books and the letter under the mattress.
“What are you doing in there?” He snapped. “I know you are in there. Don’t hide.”
She quickly pulled her sweatshirt over her tank top and moved forward to open the door.
He stood there tall, towering over while she dipped her head low, clenching her fists behind her. He shifted his weight to the right while he rested his right arm on the doorframe. Bending closer to her, he whispered in her ear.
“I missed you.”
She shut her eyes real tight, and stammered. “P..ple.please leave me alone. Please.”
He pushed her into the room with his body and locked the door behind him.