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“Are you sure this is the house?”
“It says 345.”
“What if it’s the wrong number?”
“It’s not.” She unfurled a sweaty fist to show him the piece of paper and its slightly smudged pen marks. “It says right here.”
“What if you wrote it down wrong?” His eyes met hers, mirroring her apprehension and amplifying the seeds of doubt that tightened shoots of worry in her stomach.
She shook her head, courage evaporated.
It was one thing to flee their miserable surroundings. Another entirely to knock on the door of the father who’d rejected them even before they were born.