Rachel was sitting at the table, her plate in front of her, but she didn’t touch it. “You need to eat something” Gabe said soft. Rachel pushed her plate away. “You don’t get to tell me what to do anymore” she said trembling.
“Come on, Rachel, that’s not fair” Gabe said sad. “I’m just as devastated as you are” he said fighting his own tears, but Rachel only scoffed. “Oh, give me a break. You were the first to deny Kelsey was your daughter and you wanted to hand Amber over to the police”
“I thought I was doing the right thing” Gabe defended himself. “I couldn’t let Kelsey stay here. She could’ve put us all in danger. And with Amber…I thought if I could keep her locked up she wouldn’t be able to attack anyone”
But it seemed like Rachel hadn’t heard any of it. “Do you have any idea how painful it is to have your heart ripped out? I don’t, because it never happened to me, but I can imagine it must be awful”
Gabe placed his hands on the table. “Yeah, how did you know those things? How did you know it was a werewolf bite that killed Amber?”
Rachel looked up frightened and all was needed for Gabe to put the pieces together. “Oh my God” he said.
“Gabe, please” Rachel said scared.
“You’re one of them” Gabe took the conclusion.
“No, I’m not” Rachel heavily shook her head. “I’m not. I’m still…normal”
“The gene hasn’t manifested yet. Of course, why didn’t I see it? All those times you were cranky at full moons, saying it was that time again” Gabe said agitated, looking sharp in Rachel’s eyes.
“Please, don’t kill me” Rachel begged.
“I’m not going to kill you” Gabe said. He grabbed his wife’s arm and dragged her to the basement.
“Gabe, please, we can work this out” Rachel said nervous.
Gabe opened the door and pushed Rachel off the stairs. He closed the door and locked it.