Chapter 1 – Extract 15 from The Paradise Induction!
“I will,” said the man who breathed a sigh of submission.
“Good, good, it’s important.” Her words were so quick, it was as if they were trying to escape her mouth. “Remember what the doctor said about your heart. You need to make sure you’re getting plenty of exercise. You’ve always liked tennis, haven’t you?”
More of a statement than a question, Chris thought. He moved his gaze across to another individual on the opposite side of the plane, whose pale skin was almost green.
The man had one of his hands grasping his side, rubbing his ribs, then moving toward his stomach and darting back again to his ribs. He kept his head down and quickly looked to his right then back at his screen. He blinked rapidly, then looked up to his right as if something caught his interest. There was nothing above him, but the plane’s overhead lights and air conditioning. The man touched his face, rubbing his chin and lips, then his eyes dashed back and forth. Chris could just about see that the man’s forehead was glistening. The sickly looking guy shook his head and wiped his mouth again.
Chris’ eyes widened.
It was him.
He was the one making this plane a toxic waste hazard.
Chris pressed his lips together. Poor guy. How embarrassing.