The club? I said, remembering Smoke outside that night and pretty much everywhere lately. What the hell does that mean?
She shook her head. I haven’t.Have you? I asked Julie.
No, she replied, still looking highly doubtful about the whole situation.Arron had said this witch was well known. It left me unsettled that neither of my companions had ever heard of her. It meant I was going entirely by Arron’s recommendation.Where exactly is her island? I asked.
It’s in the middle of nowhere, Arron said. Extremely hard to find if you don’t already know where it is… I would be willing to come with you to see her.I didn’t know whether to be thankful or suspicious over Arron’s offer. My every instinct told me the latter.
Uma’s island was strange. It was very small, and aside from a strip of sandy beaches lining its circumference, the landscape consisted of nothing but a tall hill, at the top of which was a wide, five-story grey stone castle.
After we finished taking in our new surroundings, we left the beach and began to climb up the steep slope. Arron led the way, while I walked a few steps behind him. Julie made sure that she remained at my side, away from Aisha, who hung back behind us.Donnie licked his lips. The brunette started down the sidewalk toward him.
Finally, he was going to have some luck go his way. Patience. She had to come closer. So close he could grab her without risking her getting away. The last thing he needed was one more loose kid who could identify him. He reached for the door handle.Come here, baby. I have something for you.
Grant lapped the downstairs, passing through the kitchen and family room for the hundredth time that night. Baby legs kicked restlessly as he shifted Faith to his other shoulder. She lifted her head and complained until Grant bounced on his toes and rubbed her back. He’d tried to put her in the swing earlier, but she was having none of that. Maybe he’d try again in an hour. Until then, he continued his forced nightly march.On the bright side, he couldn’t have nightmares while he was awake.