Re: [South woods: Connie & Atticus]
"Well, besides the obvious." She motioned to herself, a slow wave of her hand down like she was showing off jewelry in a display case. "I was tired of being a freak. Of people looking at me like I was one." She accepted the glass of wine with a smile. "So, I left. I changed. I figured out what I wanted to be. It's this, I think. I do my science. I bake. I look like someone from Repose. Strangers treat me differently than they used to and I like it."
She took a sip of the wine and then a bite of the cookie. Sweet and spicy. Her favorite combination. Connie laughed at his new occupation. Doomed. She liked it. "Toast to this meeting of recluses. One more literal than the other." Connie winked at him and tinked her glass against his.