KATRINE CLEANED HER APARTMENT and what felt like seconds later, Ramsey knocked. The Saturday grocery store ordeal had arrived. She dreamed someday of ordering groceries via the drone delivery method, but costing extra, Katrine and Ramsey opted for pick-up.
Grabbing David, she pinned on their crosses. Placing him on her hip, she looked in the mirror, taking a last fleeting glimpse at her somewhat tamed hair. Blue eyes, green eyes, and two blonde heads returned their stare.
Black bags hung heavily under her eyes, accompanied with a dull, blue hue. The past two years had been difficult. Was she even the same girl? She thought so…maybe. Or maybe she didn’t know her identity anymore.
She looked at their shirts and took in the crosses pinned right above their hearts. In Pangaea, Christians were branded like Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter. She opened the door to find Ramsey with his cross pinned as well. Public outings without the mark weren’t permitted.
“Okay, let’s go. We want to be one of the first ones there.” Katrine motioned and Ramsey nodded, holding open the door. Christians weren’t allowed in the grocery store until after two PM on Saturdays and Sundays.