Ela (2nd Meeting)

Ela (2nd Meeting)

Every time I go back to the neighborhood where I first met Ela, I’m on the lookout for her. It’s been a while, so, I figured she’d moved on. But yesterday, we met again. 

BW: Where are you staying?

Ela: On the street. I have blankets and a sweater and a jacket.

BW: Are you always outdoors? 

Ela: I usually sleep in a stairwell because its like half closed and kind of warm. One night it was so cold that I had to start a little fire with a magazine. It was just that cold. I couldn’t get warm. 

BW: Well look… I’m not trying to freak you out but they were talking about someone on the news that’s killing homeless people.

Ela: *groan* Here in Georgia? No! It is true!

BW: Yeah. There’s only been two but they think it’s the same person.

Ela: Well say it. What happened? How’d he kill them?

BW: Sounds like he just walked up and shot them while they were sleeping. 

Ela: That’s really scary, dude. I’m walking around until all hours of the morning because I’m too scared to sleep at night and now this. 

BW: It seems like the person who’s doing it is targeting the most vulnerable people, when they are at their most vulnerable. I just want you to be careful. 

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