More lies

“Nice to meet you too,” Evan managed a somewhat warmer smile this time, “I uh, I was attacked last night.” He gave a hesitant laugh, attempting to assure Finn that he was not asking for sympathy.

“Attacked, really?” Finn raised his eyebrows.

“Yes. You should see the other guy.” Gingerly flexing his left arm, he added; “I’ll live though, movement is a good sign.”

The sense of self-assurance that had been emanating from Finn was turning into something else, and it took Evan a moment to realise that it was suspicion. The two men looked at each other for a few seconds, each sporting a furrowed brow.

“It doesn’t sound half as painful as your run-in with that electric fence, though. Finn is an unusual name…” Evan’s words trailed of as he noticed his accent had become more prominent, especially with all of the ‘S’ sounds.

The End

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