Tell Me A Story – Part 3
After much delay I have finished part 3. My apologies Emma for waiting so long. I did use your idea for the roommate, but we shall see what happens next.
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Amber turned first, feeling her body burn as she did. How dare someone cause a scene at her sister’s funeral! This was a time for mourning, not being dramatic. Immediately she spied the culprit. It was Lindsey, Sarah’s old roommate from college. Fuming, Amber grabbed Lindsey’s hand and led the woman to one of the back rooms. Thankfully this was not one which housed bodies waiting for viewing. The last thing she wanted was another corpse to deal with.
Lindsey was still sobbing but much quieter than before. Amber glared at the woman until there were only some light sniffles. Lindsey grabbed a tissue from her purse, already used from the looks of it. “Oh Amber, I just cannot believe she is gone.”
Fresh tears threatened to fall and Amber suppressed a sigh. “Look, can you hold yourself together for a few more hours? It will be over soon I promise.”
The other woman nodded and wiped her eyes. “I just cannot believe it. One minute we are on the phone laughing and the next the line went dead.”
Amber looked sharply at Lindsey. “Excuse me?”
“We were just talking on the phone about some guy we knew in college, the really creepy one who always seemed like he was stalking us. She was feeling lonely since Kadin was out doing errands,” Lindsey looked more miserable than before though at least she was holding the tears back. “We laughed about it and she said she had heard some big news about him then the line went dead. Oh what if I could have done something? What if I had called the police sooner?”
Amber just stood there, the creep of shock coming over her. Why had Kadin said Sarah died in his arms if she had been on the phone and him out of the house? Lindsey was not lying, but was she certain about the timing? The police report said it was a burglar and Kadin claimed it was murder… Could he have been right?
A knock on the door startled both women and Lindsey gasped.
“Are you ladies okay?” Kadin asked.
Amber glared at him for a moment and grabbed Lindsey’s hand. Brushing by him she huffed and said “Fucking dandy.”
No matter if he was innocent or not she had no desire to be alone with him. She delivered Lindsey to her worried boyfriend and nodded when he started to thank her. Anything to get Lindsey out of her hair. She looked back at the casket and saw there was a short line and that people were already starting to head to the cars for the funeral service. Dammit she missed the initial introductions. This day was not going well at all….
“The hardest part is not over yet.” a male voice said beside her. She looked up and saw a handsome young man just gazing at the casket.
“Have we met?” Amber asked, too tired to be super polite any more.
“No, I went to college with your sister and Lindsey. My apologies, I am being rude. My name is William Stanson, you must be Amber.”
“Yes,” was all she said. She looked at him again. He was taller than her, even in heels, and his dark brown hair was slightly messy. His brown eyes kept moving from her face to the casket, almost nervously.
He nodded as though coming to some conclusion. “It was a pleasure to meet you but I must be going.” With that he turned on his heel and walked out the door.
Amber started to go after him, to ask about his strange behavior but someone took her arm. She turned and opened her mouth to tell the person off but stopped at the look on Kadin’s face. It was darker than she had ever seen and his dark green eyes were flashing anger. If looks could kill this would have wiped out a town.
“Stay away from him Amber.”
She pulled her arm back. “Don’t tell me what to do.”
For a second Kadin looked like he was ready to throw her over a shoulder and carry her away but he just stepped back. “Whatever. Do whatever and enjoy the consequences. Just like you always do.”
“I will!” She practically spat at him and he turned away. If the murderous look made her shiver the last look he gave her made her heart ache. What was she trying to do here?
What did you think? Is the plot thickening or what? You decide! All this week until Monday I need to know does Amber go after Kadin or William?
Pretty soon I will be posting a picture of Amber! Should I do it in the next post?
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