The travelerJessica shut the door carefully. Not daring to breathe until she heard the tiny click as it closed completely. She stood still for another moment or two, listening carefully, on high alert. But the house remained silent.The traveler by *GT-Ridel
Her parents would have no idea she was gone. Not for several hours yet, when they would come downstairs for breakfast and find her note.
She hiked up her heavy backpack and grabbed the two bags at her feet. She wasn't going into this unprepared. Oh no.
She'd packed everything she'd thought that she would need. Canned food, can opener, water, matches, warm clothes, she'd even emptied out her bank account the day before. Her
Tainted daydreams (story)Tainted daydreams (story) by *GT-Ridel
She had a problem, much deeper and more disturbing than the large obvious one that slept next to her, a contented smile on his oversized face.
She still shook, and trails of tears still streaked her cheeks, more from shock than anything else, but... but... Was he right? Was she, in some deep dark and perverse way, enjoying this?
She'd sort of resigned herself to the fact that no man would ever really see her as much more than a bit of background noise. She was timid, and had a tendency to wind up hyperventilating in the bathroom at large parties. Not exactly a looker either. She was not a woman who ever popped into the foreground of anyone'
Shot in the Dark||FiveSylvia gripped his shirt as he stood, trying to follow the direction of his gaze. She was greatly impressed that a human would know about something other than their own territory. It almost made her feel stupid that she didn't recall ever hearing some of the terms he'd used. Swallowing, she nodded.Shot in the Dark||Five by ~Obsess-Confess
"One step closer," she murmured. "Where exactly are we going?"
"There's a lake not too far from here. Has some caves that could be worth a shot." Seeming to remember she could talk, Jonathan tilted his head down to face her while Cliff grumbled a complaint about having to drive when they had practically just arrived.
"I know where you're talking about," Sylvia replied immediately, grinning and glad to not be completely clueless for once. "I visited there once, but it was too far away to look around. I had been meaning to go back . . . Those caves looked so tempting to explore." Her eyes shined with excitement as she blocked out the thought that they were still looking for something tha