“See! He doesn’t need me. I just want to go home.” Glory said, shooting a pleading glance at Anna. Anna’s delicate features were icy.
“ Sometimes he doesn’t know everything.” Her brown eyes were narrowed and all of a sudden, Glory thought she looked dangerous. Glory eased a little more toward her door, trying not to be noticed.
Anna’s hands were clenching and unclenching. Her lips thinned and at one point, she let out a soft huff of air. Almost as if she was talking to someone without saying anything out loud.
Glory was debating whether to try and jump or not, when the vehicle screeched to a stop. Glory blinked in surprise as her head snapped back with whiplash. When she straightened, the Montez’s were already out of the car.
“ Aden! Stop pushing her away! You know she’s the one. If you keep acting like this, she’s going to leave. And then we’re going to be in a mess.” Anna said, glaring at Aden. Her small fists were clenched at her sides.
“ She’s not the one.” Aden’s steely voice came through the car easily and hit Glory like a slap in the face. She didn’t even know him, but he was rejecting her. His words gave her the determination to do what she needed to do. While the three were distracted arguing with each other, Glory threw herself at the door, it opened easily, and then Glory was off and running. She ignored the stabbing pain that shot up her leg as she ran.
“ Glory!” Gabriel yelled after her. But Glory was running like she had never ran before. There was something just not right about these people. They were beautiful, and seemed to drawl her in. But they were too mysterious and almost dangerous seeming. She shouldn’t have agreed for them to walk her in the first place. Glory ran on, catching herself as she stumbled on something. She stopped, panting. She looked around in a panic. She was in the deep forest. It looked like night here. It was almost pitch black, only lightened where small patches of light filtered down through the trees. Something made a soft whoosh sound in the leaves around her. Glory noticed she had stopped in a sort of clearing. Bushes and trees surrounded her on all sides. The leaves rustled again. Glory whirled to face the noise. A moment later, it sounded at another spot. Glory whirled again. Something was out there. Her heart began to pound. What if the Montez’s were actually dangerous? Did they want to kill her? The leaves rustled closer. She was about to find out.