Jerry figured it was as good a time as any to give him the bad news. “Look, Josh, besides bringing charges against you, the kid with the broken nose is suing the city. You’ve been suspended.”
“That’s not fair! They broke into the zoo and were harassing Katy and the baby!”
“I agree, but the lawyers will have to sort that out. Meanwhile, you’re not allowed on the grounds.”
“Tomorrow, take me there.”
“They’ll haul you off if you try.”
Josh reached up and grabbed the edge of Jerry’s jacket and pulled him forward with surprising strength. “You’ve got to help me on this, Jer. Please!”
Jerry reassured him, sounding more confident than he felt. “All right, all right. I’ll do what I can.”
Josh loosened his grip and fell back on the pillow. He was starting to fade. “Gilbert…Susie?
“They’re taken care of. They’re fine.”
Josh made a noise that sounded vaguely like thanks.
Jerry stood up and walked to the foot of the bed and saw that Josh was sound asleep. He didn’t envy Josh the mess that faced him as soon as he checked out of here. And he didn’t even get a chance to tell him the worst of it.
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