Act Of Rage Author:Joseph Hayes Carole was in the hall. Moving toward the stairway. Maybe it was all a dream, after all. And tomorrow they'd wake up, the sun shining, and it would be SUnday and she'd fix a big breakfast- — "Carole." Rolfe's voice stopped her. It sounded low and miserable, in pain. When she turned to look at him, he came toward her from the door. — And then... more » he was holding her, at last, against his chest, at last. Into her ear, a whisper: "Carole, I feel so awful seeing you like this. So...helpless. I'm sorry. I don't want to make anything worse-"
"Kiss me," she said. "Don't you want to kiss me, Rolfe?"
He kissed her then. On the lips.
But it was not Rolfe's kiss.
It was not their kiss.
And all of a suddena wild grief went through her. She knew that her whole life had changed, was changing, and nothing would ever, could ever, be the same again.« less