Mackenzie flinched. Struggling to breathe, she stood up and walked over to the table.
Virginia screamed, grabbing for the door handle and nearly throwing herself from the moving car.
James swerved to the side of the road, slamming on the brakes before she killed herself trying to escape. As it was, she flung herself from the car, falling to her knees and scrambling to her feet. Then she ran. Took off like a bolt until she rounded the bend and disappeared from view.
‘Way to go, slick,’ AJ said snarkily, climbing into the front seat. ‘You ran her off.
The shriek cut thinly though the drizzling dimness, holding for a long moment. At last it broadened and dropped to the old.
The truth remains quiet inside us,floundering like a battered bird,desperately wanting to spread its
wings and fly away.
Be careful, if I didn’t know better, I would think you’re sounding jealous.”
“Good thing you know better.
My face flushed scarlet. I was a stranger in my own skin. I had ever felt this kind of anger in my life. Fort and confusion grew. Its sensation was an overwhelming concoction of hate. The only things I knew – the only things keeping me remotely calm- was the following litany.
My name is Eleanora Ada Stone. I was moved from home to home for seventeen years. I am now living on this god-forsaken island in Maine. I was being kept from a world of secrets. I have abilities. I am not human. I do not know what I am.
There was no mistaking her daughter’s handwriting. And the words… “If you’re reading this, I’m already dead.
I’m sorry. I just meant that all this is new to me. I get lost sometimes.” I give her my most honest expression.
Robbins had opened Gabby up. Her charred skin was peeled back, and her ribs were removed. She was pink inside, like steak that had been burned on a high heat but remained raw in the middle.
He could still remember how the first sip of wine made him feel.