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She drags herself out of the water, gripping the rocks as she pulls her body up. Her loose dress sticks to her legs. She begins to run, nearly falling as each foot slips on the rocks and mucky grass. Helicopters and sirens wail in the distance. She pushes herself to run faster, her feet slide in the mucky grass with each pounding foot, her breath appearing and disappearing in the cold night.
She stops for a second to catch her breath. The area around her is bright, the shine from nearby posts, the bridge, and the lighthouse, all cast an imaginary arrow at her location. Her lungs hurt with each deep breath she takes and her heart beats in her ears, making it hard for her to hear. She coughs a little and breathes deeply, knowing she has to continue.
There are more sirens, more lights, more action, and nowhere for her to hide. She begins to moan as a pain throbs in her side. She could hear men yelling, dogs barking, the lights are guiding them to her. She runs toward the Little Red Lighthouse, knowing this is exactly where they would look, she still runs toward it in need of a break. The ground is getting lighter, less mucky, her feet don’t sink in as much, and it is now a lot easier for her to run. Pushing the door open, she falls to the ground and kicks it shut. She lies there trying to catch her breath, shivering, mascara leaking down her face, dirt and grass decorate her legs; she breathes in through her nose and out through her mouth.
She knew she didn’t do it, why would she? She loves this man. Why was she running? Why was she putting herself in this situation where she looks like the bad guy? Who could have done this? Did they know who he was? Or was it just a ploy of getting her attention, getting her to confess her sins? These thoughts circled her mind like a shark would its prey. If she gets caught, the sweet taste of revenge will never touch her lips. Running was her only option.
Sirens grow closer. She inhales and prepares herself for a battle, one she knows she will lose.
Molleybrat93: I love the book but I hate how you made all the characters into people that hurt Jenna.While I'm sad with the ending i hope that theirs a sequel soon if ever.Never give up writing... NEVER.I kinda wish Jenna ended up with Nate because it would kinda make since.
cakezombie29: I loved this book and from the moment I picked it up, it physically pained me to put it down. Though it also physically pained me when I read the ending, even though it totally turned the usual romance books like this stereotype of everything being 100% perfect on its head, and it was incredibly ...
William Elliott Kern: John, first congratulations on submitting one of the best written and most creative stories of the civil war period...........This story takes place in the 1860's with an abusive Father against his new horse, later a rough patch with his Daughter Elizabeth. The war of words between the Father an...
Chocolate_For_You: I loved the novel, from the first sentence to the last word. It has a great plot, very original. There are some grammar mistakes in the novel, but nothing major. Everyone has to learn, so the mistakes didn’t bother me that much. Please keep writing and I hope we get to read more of your work.
Empres Abby: Got a few typos...but good read just needed a little more at the end as to how Clive didn't get to rape her and what did happen to that bitch kit...she was pure evil. Good criticism :) is good. This book was not what I was expecting at all in terms of how they felt about each other mentally and p...
NRF: I was hooked from the first page, to the last, and can hardly wait to read book two. The only draw back was the length of some of the chapters! I would much rather read a 50 chapter book with 6-10 page chapters, than a 17 chapter book with 50 page chapters, (or what seemed like 50 page chapters!)...
RomanceFreak: Holy Grail of Cracker Jack Surprises!👏 Ok so as a shifter finatic I wouldn't recommend this but for those new readers to shifter novels this would be a great start.😐 it was interesting from the beginning to the end, not the good interesting but not the bad either.😕 In a couple of spots I was lik...
Alexis Dredd Zarcal: Overall, it's a rather thrilling piece, merging superstition, psychology, slice of life, and the usual Japanese risque fare. All the elements have rhyme and reason in being placed together.The respective background stories of the characters involved so far also give a sense of flair and thrill.I'...