Changeling - Book 1

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Chapter 2

Emily woke early and raced to get herself ready for the day ahead. She rushed to put on her dark blue jeans and a green tank top and brushed her long chocolate brown hair that ran down her back, away from her face.

She looked at her pale freckled face self in the mirror and nodded in satisfaction. ‘I’m good to go.’ She thought as she looked at her hazel green eyes. Her phone buzzed from her dresser again and Emily went to grab it.

Again she got a text from the unknown sender.

'Soon.’ The text began. ‘Very soon we will get you. Congratulations on your graduation. We will be seeing you very soon. Be on guard. We are coming for you.’

Emily frowned deeply as she put her phone in the front pocket of her jeans. ‘Who is this person that is sending me these texts? How did they get my number?’ she shook her head. ‘I can’t think about it now. I got a big day to think about.’

Emily walked out her bedroom door only to be ambushed by her parents.

“Oh, honey today is the big day. I can’t believe that the day has finally come.” Her Mother Renee said as she cried. “Oh, I promised myself I wouldn’t cry. My baby girl is all grown up.”

Renee had short chocolate brown straight hair, pale creamy white heart shaped face, and beautiful butterscotch eyes. Emily thought that she was the most beautiful woman and that she had the best parents in the world.

“Congratulations sweetheart.” Her father Zachary said smiling proudly. Zachary also had brown muddy hair, pale white squared face and forest green-brown eyes.

Emily pulled away from her parents embrace. “Thank you. Are you going to be there?”

Renee nodded. “Of course. We wouldn’t miss it for the world. We will wave at you from our seats.”

“See you there,” Zachary said.

Emily grinned widely. “See you there. I gotta go now. See you later.” She turned away from them and ran out the front door.

Renee sighed as she watched Emily run out the door. “Our baby girl is all grown up. I never thought that I would see it. Seems like only yesterday she was running around the house, screaming at the top of her lungs.” She laughed lightly at the memory.

Zachary nodded in agreement. “Never thought that it would happen.”

“Zach, should we tell her?” Renee asked growing serious. “I think it’s time that we should.”

Zachary shook his head. “No, she isn’t ready.”

“But she needs to know.”

“No, she doesn’t. This is the only way that we can keep her safe.”

Renee looked at her husband before nodding in agreement. “Yes, your right. She needs to be protected. We need to do that. I don’t want her to get hurt.”

Zachary pulled Renee in and kissed her gently on her forehead. “I don’t want to see that happen either. We will both protect her with our lives. We need to make sure that nothing happens to her.”

Renee sighed softly in the safety of Zachary’s arms. “I love you.”

Zachary grinned. “And I will always love you”.

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