“Maria Full of Grace” Alternate Ending

“I need to get away from these two–separate myself…” Lucy thought, as she watched her cohort being dragged away. “They really believe I am poisoned–the perfect escape–slip out unnoticed at night, while I’m expected to die…”

Maria looked at Bianca, and then to Lucy. The ruse was working; they were concerned about her. “As long as they don’t find out about the money, I am in the clear!”