"Go on!" George whispered.
"Yeah!" Danny said, and gave Ray a push in the back, a push towards the door. "Go on, you're the only one that can do it!"
Collectively, George, Danny, and Terry gave him a good push, and Ray found himself inches from Crow Horse's closed office door. He looked back at their hopeful faces, sighed, and knocked.
"Who is it?" Crow Horse growled.
Ray looked behind him to see the crowd had dispersed; he was on his own.
"Me," Ray said. "Can I--do you have a minute?"
Crow Horse grumbled something Ray couldn't quite make out; Ray figured that was not a
, so he pushed the door open.
Crow Horse was at his desk, seething over mountains of paperwork. Ray closed the door behind him, and locked it. Ray approached the desk.
"Hey," he said gently.
"Hey yourself," Crow Horse snarled.
"So, uh--this is kind of awkward..."
"Well, the--everybody--they made me come in here to talk to you."
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