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Star Chapter 10

Chapter 10

The next day I needed to go out and buy a few things. I had some money from Wendy's purse and John had passed £200 pounds cash into my hands the previous evening. I would like to say I was too proud to accept it. The reality was I had very little pride left. I would do what I had to do and accept what I had to accept, if it meant a better life for Kayla.

Who the hell am I? Book 2 Chapter 7

Chapter 7 Marie's POV

I really wasn't sure what to think about having a young teenager living with me again. I had cleaned out Annalise's possessions including a very full wardrobe, not long after she had passed away. I couldn't bear to look at it all the time, yet, at the same time, I couldn't bring myself to throw it away. It now languished in the attic. That did mean that the room was easy to clean and get ready for another guest.

Star Chapter 9

Chapter 9

The next morning, John went off to work. I moved the air mattress and sleeping bag back into the tree house, played with Kayla and chatted with Janice. Kayla started asking really difficult questions about what had happened to Wendy. I'm pretty sure she didn't see any of the violence, although I suspect it was my fight in the bathroom that woke her up.

Star Chapter 8

Chapter 8

I ran to Kayla acting on instinct, dropping my gore covered pens on the bed on my way past. Apart from a few flecks of blood I was naked, but didn't think that would matter to Kayla. I hugged her and turned her around so she was facing away from her mother and I could keep an eye on the bathroom door. She was stiff in my arms initially, then I felt her small hands clutch me and she started sobbing.

Who the hell am I? Book 2 Chapter 6

Chapter 6

Wednesday was a fun day. My run felt great, giving me a nice early morning buzz, then we were off to the salon. Another mani pedi with hair styling and full makeup. Then Jean took me to a designer friend of hers who treated me like her personal barbie doll. After that Mark joined us and we went to the beach.

Star Chapter 7

Chapter 7

The results were in and I was back in the doctors office. Wendy was with me and Kayla was in the hotel room with a babysitter. We were sitting down in an office with Dr Crane so that he could give us the results. We went through the small talk very quickly as I think they could both tell that I was feeling very anxious.

Star Chapter 6

Chapter 6

Wendy's lawyer called back and she had a long conversation with him. Custody would take time, so a restraining order would the way to go initially. Risk of child endangerment, and the right Judge should hurry the process. Even so he reckoned it would take two days. He also advised Wendy to contact the police. If they carried on searching after she had concrete evidence that Kayla was safe, she could be charged with wasting the police time.

Star Chapter 5

Chapter 5

The next morning, I didn't wait for John to leave. I headed over as soon as we were both awake. Janice was in the kitchen cooking John an omelette and offered to make pancakes for us. Instead we helped her or, at least, we tried to. I'm not sure if we were more of a hindrance. Nonetheless, we all had fun.

Star Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Star's POV

Kayla had fallen asleep quite quickly, but it was too early for me, so I stayed awake listening to a lecture on economics that I had downloaded on John's computer and added to my kindle. I had my headphones on so I didn't hear Janice climbing the ladder, just noticed her head coming into view. Once she had caught my eye, she gestured for me to follow her and went back into the house.

Star Chapter 3

Chapter 3

When we trooped through the backdoor I could see John looking uncertainly at Kayla, so I suggested to Kayla that she has another bath.

“I am six, I am not stupid. You are just trying to get rid of me.” She said loudly, with a beautiful pout.

“We need to have an adult conversation, sweetie. I tell you what, before you go to bed, you can ask me anything you like and I will answer as best as I can. How's that?”

“If you are a good girl, there will be a bowl of ice cream for you after you finish.” Janice added, before Kayla could answer.

Star Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Star's POV

I could hear a clutter of feet going down the stairs and then shortly afterwards Janice was coming towards me, smiling after she recognised me through the window in the door. Kayla was standing behind me. I didn't place her there, she was just a bit nervous, so she stayed behind me and then popped her head around me occasionally to see what was going on. It was so cute.

She opened the door. “Star, what happened, I was getting worried.” Then she noticed Kayla. “Oh, hello sweetie.”

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Epilogue

The Epilogue

I couldn't phone Chelle since she was in school, so I sent her a text saying I was back in the land of the living and looking forward to speaking to her. I did manage to speak to Gem. The real question was what to do about Eve and Laura. It was obvious that they both wanted to get together, I just needed to come up with something to get them over their self created barriers.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 41

Chapter 41 Sophia's POV

I woke up and struggled to open my eyes. For some reason my eyelids were really heavy, but I managed to blink a few times and finally open them properly. I looked around trying to work out where the hell I was, who I was and even what the hell happened. The room was clearly a hospital room and it was empty. It being empty was comforting for some unknown reason.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 40

Chapter 40 Sophia's POV

I had another great night sleep. Two in a row was a new record for me. Sleeping all the way through without waking and I could only put it down to Chelle being in my bed with me. I wish she could be there every night. Whether it was the great sleep, or the wonderful weekend that I had just had, I woke up with such a feeling of elation. My life was turning out to be amazing.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 39

Chapter 39

We jumped into the limo and drove to my house. I was feeling nervous and a bit scared that mum was going to muck this up for me. On the other hand, Eve had this grin on her face, ready for a confrontation and looking forward to it. I think she was trying to keep me from freaking out by keeping a conversation going. We talked about music generally, favourite songs and artists.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 38

Chapter 38 Chelle's POV

In the middle of the night I woke up, not quite sure what had awoken me. Then I felt Soph breathing fast, almost hyperventilating and occasionally twitching. I started stroking her and telling her that she was safe, that I was here to look after her and protect her and that her mum was nearby and wouldn't let anything bad happen to her.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 37

Chapter 37 Sophia's POV

I had had an amazing day so far. I'd been shopping with Laura and Daphne before, but adding Chelle added a whole other dimension to it. I really, really wanted to look good for her. Previously, I had listened carefully and tried to absorb as much information as possible. I had been trying to learn insights into a world I had never travelled before.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 36

Chapter 36 Chelle's POV

I woke up with my usual fuzzy headedness. Then I went through my usual where am I? What time is it? What day is it? Then I felt a surge of adrenaline as I realised it was Saturday. My goodness it had been a long week, but now it was the day I had been waiting for.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 35

Chapter 35

The whispering around me was very different today. Other girls in particular, were smiling at me and saying hello. I stayed friendly but didn't encourage any further conversation. They asked me if I knew Laura Kind, to which I answered yes. No elaboration, just yes. I knew that Laura did not want my adoption to be public before she announced it on television during an interview on the red carpet. I thought lunch was going to be interesting and I was right.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 33

Chapter 33 Laura's POV

We all had to get out of the house today, so that Eve's contacts could check it for bugs. Not a nice thought, one of the disadvantages of being a celebrity. My agent had been urging me to get out into the public eye. What that usually meant was having a lunch in one of the celebrity restaurants, where people go to be seen. Eve was going to a music studio to produce one of her new songs so I rang Mya, an actress friend of mine.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 32

Chapter 32

I was having a few good nights now, so we were going to go back to the baby monitor solution. I had to promise to turn it on before I went to sleep. That gave me some privacy, allowed Laura to sleep with Eve and reassured Laura that she would know if I needed her.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 31

Chapter 31 Sophia's POV

I got a surprise when I got in the limo, Laura was there. She asked me about my day. Normally, when I had been asked about my day previously, it was just to check than nothing major had happened and that everything was alright. Laura wanted to know details, with good, obviously interested questions, she drew my entire day from me. Not just the facts, but how I felt and why I did what I did.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 30

Chapter 30

We ate in companionable silence for a while. Chelle looked in much better spirits.

“So....why is a pretty new girl not surrounded by admirers?” Chelle asked.

“Pretty?” I said with a smile. Chelle smiled back and blushed. “I think the whole school already knows that I am not from rich parents. That alone is likely to keep most away. I think most of the jocks have been asked to keep their distance.”

“Why would they do that?”

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 29

Chapter 29

My first day of school. Eve and Gem wished me luck. Laura, on the other hand, took great care with me. We debated over whether it would be better to wear a wig or go with my striking short sides and pink middle. She was worried that it would draw some negative attention and so suggested a wig that was obviously a wig. It would still draw attention, but would allow me to take it off during gym and on a different day use a different wig that was less attention drawing.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 28

Chapter 28

That night was a bad one. Tomorrow was going to be my first day at school which I felt nervous about and we managed to arrange the movie night for Sunday, so telling Eve was put off for a few days. Laura said it was her turn to be with me, but she was going to spend a bit of time with Eve first and slip in later. I tossed and turned, struggling to get to sleep. I didn't have a temperature, but I did feel uncomfortable, hot and sweaty.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 27

Chapter 27 Sophia's POV

I stayed buried in Laura's chest crying until I could regain control of myself and my emotions, then I pulled back a little and looked up at her. The fact that I was so short really enhanced my feeling of being a child.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 26

Chapter 26

The first opportunity I had to talk to Gem, I asked for a private meeting. She couldn't straight away, but after a promised five minutes that ended up being half an hour, we met in my bedroom. I explained what had happened with Dr Barn and the love that Laura was showing and my desire to come clean. I also mentioned my fears about Eve and my thoughts that if we convinced Laura, she could decide what to do with Eve.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 25

Chapter 25

The rest of the day was partially planned. Eve had managed to shift her schedule so that we could still do the singing lessons and gym, even if I was at school. Eve had her lesson or practice session, starting at three and mine was at four pm. Jane was due to start the personal training at five. In the meantime, I had to make some choices as to what to study. Eve and Laura were going to call some friends and see if they had any recommendations regarding therapists.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 24

Chapter 24

It was just me and Eve going. Eve decided the car journey was the perfect opportunity to discuss what she knew about the school. She had only moved in the last couple of years, so she wasn't a long term resident and could only report what her school contacts had told her. The school was a public school, but it was catering to a very rich area with extremely wealthy contributors. The teachers were said to be first class and the facilities excellent.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 22

Chapter 22 Agent Atworth's POV

I entered the directors office clutching the file that I had been given three hours ago. He indicated for me to take a seat.

“Well, what do you think?” He asked me.

“It's incredible.” I replied.

“What are your conclusions?” He prompted.

“That we may have an UE inhabiting a human body. The evidence is all circumstantial, but it is all pointing in that direction.” I suggested.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 20

Chapter 20

Laura helped me touch up my makeup. I think my face still looked a fright, my eyes all puffy and red. We still had a lovely dinner, although the conversation was geared towards what happens next. Tomorrow Gem had the morning off as it was Saturday, but she needed to be in for the afternoon. The plan was to pack as much as we could that morning so that we could move in when Gem went to work.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 18

Chapter 18 Laura's POV

At the salon I sent Soph off to be waxed. I had noticed hair on her arms and legs, which didn't suit the image we were portraying. She looked at me with big puppy dog eyes, but I just sent her off with a smile. As she had agreed, Soph didn't verbally argue with me. Her expressions gave away her feelings easily, she was definitely a wear your heart on your sleeve girl.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 17

Chapter 17 Sophia's POV

I hadn't been waiting long before Laura came and got me. Instead of going straight out, she took me back to her bedroom and through to one of two walk in robes. Laura already didn't look like Laura. I guess she was wearing a wig, changed her makeup and her clothes to dull herself down. She had gone from movie star glamorous to attractive housewife. Part of it may even have been how she was now moving. Still feminine and graceful, but somehow different.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 16

Chapter 16

I had another bad night. I don't really remember what I am dreaming, just wake up terrified. I usually wake to the sound of my own scream. I am shaking and crying and I don't even recall what has made me so scared. In the end, I can't get back to sleep, so even though it is the middle of the night I tried to get up.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 15

Chapter 15 Sophia's POV

I woke up with Gem spooning me comfortingly. I had another wake in the middle of the night screaming episodes. Gem had done a wonderful job of calming me down, but she needed her sleep and it wasn't fair for me to keep interrupting it. I was thinking of offering to sleep on the sofa, but the flat was so small, I would only be a couple of metres away and I'm sure you would need to be in another country to not hear my screams.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 14

Chapter 14

Singing? As Dillan I had never liked my voice, so sang as little as possible. The only singing I had done as Sophia was to a few songs in the car with Gem. “Err...only in the car.” I replied.

“What was the last song you sang?” She asked me.

I blushed since it was one of her songs and for some reason that made me feel embarrassed. “Gratitude.”

She laughed. “Come with me.” She jumped off the couch again and headed off at a fast pace. I don't think she knows how to do anything with less than full energy.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 12

Chapter 12

After breakfast we dropped off the hire car and entered the airport. After checking in our luggage there really was nothing to do for hours, waiting for our flight. It did give me a chance to interrogate Gem. She was pretty open about herself, but couldn't tell me much about what was going to happen after we arrived, because she didn't know.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 11

Chapter 11 Sophia's POV

I woke up still wrapped in Gem's arms. She was snoring mildly, so I knew she was still fast asleep. I felt a little embarrassed about my middle of the night freak out. My male pride had taken another blow. Considering the circumstances, that was not necessarily a bad thing and there was something nice in not having to be the strong one.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 10 Part 2

Chapter 10 part 2 Gem's POV

No Fricken Way! I thought for probably the hundredth time. I started reading the last entry but that made no sense, so I went back a few days and that confused me more. I ended up flicking back to find something that I could comprehend. That turned out to be a week before the holiday. There, Richard was Richard and behaved exactly how Amy had told me. Then there was the bus journey and everything changed.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 10

Chapter 10

We drove to a hotel near the airport and Gem arranged a room. Since she had not pre-booked we ended up in a room with a double bed to share. I didn't mind that, and considering my recent state of mind, it was probably a good thing. Gem apologised though and explained that she normally plans way in advance, but this time she had literally driven to the airport with a few clothes and worked it out from there. I asked if I could call Jen on the hotel phone and she agreed.

My UEI (Unknown Entity Intervention) Chapter 9

Chapter 9

Gem had hired a car so we drove to the police station using the GPS. I stuck close to her side which seemed to help me with my anxiety. They led us to a room and brought out my family suitcases and boxes filled with all our stuff. Gem suggested that I fill the suitcases with all my clothes and everything of my parents apart from their clothes, which would be donated or discarded. She needed to fill out some paperwork so I was left to my own devices. Since there was no one else in the room I was fine with that.

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