Written Fireside is a story that the HarperImpulse team has put together for your viewing pleasure.
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Her book – One Kiss
And now it’s time for part 6…
Kaylie carefully unfolded the paper that remind her of the kind you’d tear out of your notebook to pass a message to your friend in class. Kailey held the note up to the one, dirty window in the basement in order to get a better view of the words. But even lit up by the peering light, the hand written note made no sense to her.
I’ve gone, I can’t take being here any longer. I hope you understand. I love you.
George whimpered, as if he somehow knew that the note said. Kailey passed the letter to Sam, whose face dropped in horror as his eyes quickly scanned the paper.
“He’s gone?” Sam said, shaking his head.
Kailey looked up at him, she raised both eye brows and shook her head. “No,” she said declaratively. “That’s not Max’s handwriting.”
“Are you sure?” Sam asked just as Kailey headed for the staircase.
“Of course I’m sure,” she muttered, hitting each step with determination. “He’s my brother.”
Kailey made her way back outside and looked around. She ran her fingers through her hair as she tried to calm herself down. Someone had taken her brother. Someone wanted to make it look like he left on his own.
Sam materialized next to her and wrapped his strong arms around her waist. She flinched and inches away from his grasp. “I don’t have time for this.”
“Don’t have time for what?” Sam asked, looking genuinely confused.
“For you,” she spat out. “For your weird mixed signals. You were the one who cheated on me and now you’re all over me? I called you to help me find my brother, not cop a feel in the forest.”
“I told you, that was a mistake.” His eyes suddenly flashing with anger.
“Oh yeah?” she countered. “Well so was calling you today.”
Sam shook his head. “You’re crazy.”
“And you’re useless,” she narrowed her eyes. “George! Come here boy!”
George came running over to her and she tugged lightly on his leash. Kailey took a few steps forward just as Max shouted out after her.
“Where are you going?”
“I’m going to find my brother,” she said without looking back.
To be continued…
Part 7 by Jane Lark