FINALLY! Apologies to all for my lateness with Fiction Relay Part 45, I was abducted by aliens and they had no internet access so, umm, ok, I had the flu so all flogging for being late should be aimed in my direction. Now, settle back, relax, and let’s catch up with the gang. As usual, in case you’ve missed anything, here is the link to the summary of the story so far, as well as the link to the homepage.
After hours of watching Melissa sob in her sleep, Raj began to meditate.
Although he’d much rather remain lucid. He could sit here for hours watching her tortured sleep. It was much more entertaining than wasting his time watching the television she’d left on for him. But Raj knew he needed to gather as much strength as possible if there was any chance his plan would work.
He knew without a doubt what she dreamed, he’d slipped a few nuggets of nightmares through her sleeping lips earlier, along with a sort of pathway in her mind. Raj was slowly making room for himself deep inside Melissa’s mind by stealing bits of her memory, manipulating knowledge inside her brain and taking what he needed.
Her emotions were all over the place, he’d been deep inside her, helping himself to whatever he wanted.
He didn’t know why, he didn’t know how, all he knew was each time he helped himself to another one of her memories he felt stronger.
He also felt closer to his obsession, Meaghan had always been just out of his reach. Raj couldn’t get the look of condescension in her eyes out of his fragile mind, she looked at him as if she was superior to him. Melissa, on the other hand, although underneath the glamour she did indeed resemble her twin sister, it wasn’t the same. She was a pale watered down version of Meaghan and no amount of glamour could hide the darkness in her soul.
Where Meaghan was light, Melissa was dark. Where Meaghan was a gorgeous sunny summer day, Melissa was a vapid frozen tundra, neglected, forgotten.
Raj was patient, he’d waited so long for what he wanted but he knew, without a doubt, that with just a little more time, a little more strength, he would be ready to make his move.
He would get his revenge and it would be glorious.
“What about my bike?”
Blue was distracted and not really happy to be leaving her bike behind. As she stared out the window watching the mountain,her treasured motorcycle fading into the distance, she began to feel uneasy and just a little bit guilty for leaving her Mom behind. She knew she was in there, and she knew without a doubt that her Mother needed her.
She abandoned you all those years ago, why should you do any different?
“Babe, stop worrying about your bike. We’ll come back for it as soon as we can. Now get your sexy ass over here, you’re too far away from me.” His right hand was inching up her left thigh, fingers digging in almost painfully as he yanked her closer to him. “Now there’s my girl,” Spence said as he ran his fingers along the inside of her thigh.
Blue was in no mood for this right now. Sure, Spencer was her first love, her only love, but she couldn’t stop thinking about her Mom and as much as she hated to admit it, even to herself, her sperm donor of a Father was on her mind too.
It’s a trap Sammy, please be careful, nothing is what it seems, please Sammy, please be careful.
“Spence, did you hear that?”
“What babe? The only thing I hear, aside from the wind, is the sound of your heart beating in time with mine,” he looked over at her, that face she loved so much, the one person she trusted most in the world, well the Spencer she knew would never say something as corny as that. Neither one of them were into that kind of mushy gushy love talk that sounded like it came straight out of a romance novel.
“Spence, I think we should go back,” Blue’s voice was firm, and she didn’t take too kindly to not getting her way.
“We are going back babe,” his voice was slurry, as if he’d smoked a little too much of that pot he’d mentioned before or chewed on some mushrooms of the getting high kind.
“Spence, you have to turn around, I have to try to get into that mountain, now.”
She looked at him expectedly, he almost always let her get her way but he just pressed harder on the accelerator, taking them further and further away from where she needed to be.
“Spencer!” Blue yelled his name, but it was if he couldn’t hear her, as if he was ignoring her.
Despite the dangerous speed of the vehicle Blue reached over and grabbed his face. “Look at me Spence, I’m not kidding, turn this fucking car around and take me back-”
Her voice stuck in her throat as her eyes met his.
Spencer’s eyes were glowing red.
Coyote was hungry. Coyote had patience though, as well as an all-seeing eye through the devoted ones. Both the savage beautiful beasts running wild through the mountains, and the weak-minded puny humans, were easily manipulated and Coyote laughed at the malleability of the humans. Filled with vanity and self-pride they could be led so easily with a little bit of flattery and a dose of what they believed was power. They had no idea what real power was but they would soon find out.
to be continued by the shiny