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The next day…..

Elizabeth is watching a show when her brother walks in, she glances up at him and tries to pretend like everything is fine and she didn’t practically witness a shooting.

Matthew:  “How’d the hunt go?”

Elizabeth winces slightly at his choice of words:  “I think I’m going to stop looking.”

Matthew stares at her in confusion because ever since their father had announced they were moving to New Crest and their mother had told them about her past it was all his sister has talked about!

Matthew:  “Did something happen?”

Elizabeth:  “Nope, I just realized I don’t want to get mom mad.”

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Voice:  “Hey you!  Kid!  Come here….”

It’s the voice!  

The one she heard arguing, turning she ran as fast as she’s ever run in her life.  Some instinct telling her to not let that voice catch her, she ran as if the devil itself was after her….

And it could very well have been….

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Elizabeth recoils as she gets a closer look….

It’s a cop!

Covered in blood!

Terrified at what she’s just discovered, she stands rooted in spot by her fear.  Her mind refusing to process what she’s seeing, what she’s heard.  

The voices…

The names she heard…

It all slipping away deep into her mind because it was too much to handle.

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Silence again….

Elizabeth turns the corner and sees a body on the ground, her heart starts to beat faster and she considers running away.

But maybe the person was hurt?

Maybe they needed help?

She walks over to the body, looking around for the voices that were arguing and sees nothing….hears nothing…..it’s eerily silent again.

Getting closer to the body…..

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It’s nearly midnight by the time Elizabeth manages to get to the Garden District, she thought her parents would never leave!  She only has tonight before they are back home again so she has to make the most of it.

It’s deathly quiet and there isn’t another soul around, she’s starting to feel spooked and regretting her decision to come out here alone.

Suddenly she hears voices arguing and looks around, the voices are echoing and she’s not sure where they’re coming from…

Voice:  “We had a deal and you went back on it!”

Voice:  “I didn’t know this would happen!”

Voice:  “I don’t care about your excuses, you’re useless to me now…”

Voices continue arguing till she hears what sounds like scuffling and then muffled popping sounds….

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Elizabeth waits till she knows their mother can’t hear her before turning to her brother.

Elizabeth:  “I think I found our grandmother, she’s moved to a house in the Garden District.  I want to go look for her before the exchange student gets here and I don’t have another chance.”

Matthew:  “I don’t know, mom really doesn’t want you seeing them.”

Elizabeth:  “Please Matty, I feel like I have this big giant empty hole inside me where they’re supposed to be.  Just don’t say anything to anybody, OK?”

Matthew looks at his sister and sighs:  “Fine.  Can you get me some void critter cards?  Dad won’t buy me any more, he’s trying to teach me some valuable lesson about appreciating stuff and blah blah.”

Elizabeth:  “Thanks buddy and I’ll pick them up after school on Monday.”

Matthew:  “Awesome!”

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Matthew walks in to the kitchen and Adelaide changes the subject, she doesn’t know that Matthew already knows about Elizabeth wanting to meet her “other” family.

Adelaide:  “Oh good, you’re awake.  Listen, your father and I are going to Willow Creek overnight.  We have some paperwork to sign before the exchange student arrives.”

Elizabeth:  “Mom, why are we getting one?  You know they aren’t a pet or anything.  You can’t show it off and stuff.”

Adelaide:  “Because it’s what people in our social circle do and he’s related to the Spanish King, the ladies at the country club will be beside themselves in envy.  Don’t you understand what a coup d’état this is for me?”

Matthew:  “Isn’t a coup d’état when people….”

Elizabeth kicks him under the table to shut him up, she didn’t want him setting their mother off on a tangent.  Adelaide took herself very seriously and didn’t like being made to look bad.

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