Club Lighthouse Publishing
This is next installment of the Lost Souls Legacy.
Aileen found herself deep in a forest. She looked around trying to get her bearing. Where was she? What made her come to this forest? Being very cautious, she pulled out a small flashlight to see in the dark. Looking over to her right, she noticed two glowing eyes that were staring right at her. Looking around, she found some dry firewood and started a fire to keep warm. Strange sounds filled the air creating an eerie atmosphere around her. With her eyes glued to the two glowing eyes, she lit a smoke to calm her shattered nerves.
In a split second, she felt the presence of someone behind her. The hairs on the back of her neck stood up as she slowly turned around. A man dressed in a black robe stared at her in silence. A shiny, glowing yellow X adorned his robe. He held a dagger in each hand. As Aileen turned around, she fell to the ground, fearful for her life.
IT WAS NICE TO BE DONE with some of our work. Harold motioned for us to stop, which seemed a little odd to us. Nancy looked at me and then told the driver to stop. He quickly came to our window to give us a reason for stopping our departure to the Cayman Islands.
“What the hell is going on Harold?” Nancy asked.
“You will never believe who I just saw in your back window.” Harold said.
“You better spill it, because my wife and I are ready to head to the Caymans. By the way, this better be important!” I added sternly.
“I saw ’Jack the Ripper’ wearing his trademark hat. He had a bloody knife and he smiled at me. It looked like he was ready to kill the both of you and be happy about it.” Harold said
“As you can see here in the car, he is not here. What kind of joke are you trying to play on us Harold?” Nancy asked.
“I’m not trying to pull any joke on you two. I’m dead serious and I was concerned about your welfare.” Harold replied.
“One thing that you have to realize is that all of us have been through a lot and our minds will tend to play tricks on us. We appreciate the fact that you are concerned about our welfare. Don’t worry about us. Nancy and I will be just fine. We’ll call you once we arrive in the Caymans,” I said.
“We just want to put work off for awhile. There will be plenty of time for us to focus on the last two books of X. This time is for my new husband and me. Mike and I are going to head out of here.” Nancy added.
“Ok. I apologize a hundred times over to the both of you. Please have a blissful and safe honeymoon.”
“Don’t you worry, we plan on it.” Nancy said.
Harold waved us off and we headed to the local airport to fly to the Caymans. Nancy looked very excited as we boarded a private plane. She and I had our personal assistant. She loaded our luggage and we were cleared for takeoff. It was nice that our commitment to Archillis and his people was delayed. Nancy and I could focus on each other. As we rose into the air, Nancy and I could see how beautiful Ashland really was.
“I can hardly wait to get to the Caymans. They say that parts of it are really beautiful.” Nancy said.