6. Programmed

You almost choke on the soup.

Layla laughs. “Sorry to blurt it out.”

“That’s ok. Err…why are you a hooker? If I may ask.”

“Because that is what I was programmed to be. Just like I was programmed to be your sister.”

You put the spoon down. “Layla…what are you talking about?”

Layla fixes you with her hypnotic gaze.

“Now I will explain everything. But please… don’t interrupt me with questions until I’ve finished.”