Savannah Maun

Star

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Star is a big hearted 14 year old runaway with anger issues. Life for Star has been tough, but it has created a strength and resilience in character and a strong drive to protect family. With an incredible mind, Star shows that size and strength can be trumped by clever thinking.

Who the hell am I? Book 2 Chapter 23

Chapter 23 Jesse's POV

I do wonder how much of attraction is psychological. Since Alison had mentioned it, I became very aware of when Jenny was looking at me and could feel the caring in her eyes. It didn't feel lustful or make me uncomfortable. I have noticed men looking at me in a certain way that almost made me want to take a shower. In Jenny's case, I felt like she really focussed on me, like what I said or did was really important.

Who the hell am I? Book 2 Chapter 22

Chapter 22 Jesse's POV

I struggled to sleep again, but I was comforted by Alison and the knowledge that there was a guard outside my door. I did sleep, although it was more of a light dozing type sleep where I was sort of aware of the room around me and sleeping at the same time. I remember a nurse coming in to check on me and I am pretty sure we interacted and that I even spoke to her and yet, at the same time, I was asleep.

Who the hell am I? Book 2 Chapter 21

Chapter 21 Helen Smith's POV

“So you're telling me that I have to prove my relationship to Jesse and even then I would have to prove that I am a better guardian than her grandfather?” I said irately to Karen's lawyer, Sheila.

I had arrived in Adelaide two hours ago, getting here as quickly as I could. After my meeting with Karen and Sheila I was jumping into a limo to travel to Mildura. I wanted to meet my niece immediately and every delay was irritating me. I couldn't believe the nonsense I was hearing. There had to be a way to protect Jesse.

Who the hell am I? Book 2 Chapter 20

Chapter 20 Jesse's POV

By the time Belinda came back into the room we had finished our discussions and sorted out our plans. Tonight was the night. The girls wouldn't be able stay very long as they all had a part to play to enable my escape. That was alright since I wasn't very good company anyway. I was so emotional and cried when I thanked them for being such good friends. So when Belinda returned she found me lying on my side in my bed with all my friends gathered around me offering me comfort one way or another.

Publishing Star on Kindle

I will be publishing Star on Kindle and in order to have it in the Kindle unlimited category, I need to remove it from this site. I thought it would be nice to give advanced warning before I remove it and figured this would be the easiest way to do that. In two days (lunch time Wednesday Oz time) I intend to remove the word content. The only way I know how to do that is to edit each chapter and delete the words. If there is another, better method it would be great to know what it is.

Happy reading.

Savannah

Who the hell am I? Book 2 Chapter 19

Chapter 19 Rose's POV

Whilst I was waiting for Belinda to return, I took the opportunity to speak to the nurses at their desk.

“Hello, how can I help you?” said a young nurse behind the nurse's reception desk.

“I've just come from Jesse's room and I noticed that she seems very tired,” I replied.

“One second, I think there are some notes on that,” she said, as she read some notes. “You're right, she didn't sleep very well at all.”

Who the hell am I? Book 2 Chapter 18

Chapter 18

They all gave me so much love that I felt surrounded by it, but, in the end, they all had to leave. I told them that I would be alright and tried my best to put on a happy face. I'm not sure how convincing I was. The nurses tried to be just as reassuring. They promised me they would not let 'that man' come back into my room, and intellectually I could acknowledge that it was highly unlikely that they would allow another breach in hospital security. Emotionally was a different matter.

Who the hell am I? Book 2 Chapter 17

Chapter 17

Rose sighed. “I've got some good news and some bad news. The bad news none of us really understand.” She breathed out heavily. “When we spoke to child protection here, they spoke about obvious child abuse, now the person who has taken over your case calls it mildly excessive force for a discipline technique.” She moved to hold my hand. “Don't panic, we are not going to allow that man to touch you again.”

Who the hell am I? Book 2 Chapter 16

Chapter 16 Jesse's POV

I was sore, embarrassed, angry and sad all at the same time. When I arrived at the hospital they gave me some medication for pain relief. I'm not sure whether I reacted to it funny or it was meant to make me feel stoned, but the next couple of hours were a real trip. My memory of the time is very foggy and I have no idea what I said.

Who the hell am I? Book 2 Chapter 15

Chapter 15 Jenny's POV

I stared at the phone as if it could give me all the answers in the world and I really needed them right then. What was the right thing to do? Do I tell the adults? Do I ring child services? Maybe the lawyer that was representing Jesse. If I did any of that what were the chances of worse happening to Jesse before anything could be done. At least Lilith had promised to phone again tomorrow night.

Who the hell am I? Book 2 Chapter 14

Chapter 14 Jesse's POV

I had no clothes except what I was wearing so it didn't surprise me when I was immediately sent off with Nona to get some more. With Papa already calling me Bob, I wasn't expecting any more dresses. I think I was supposed to be embarrassed about going into the men's department dressed as a girl, but I had fully accepted my truth, so I just thought they were being ridiculous.

Who the hell am I? Book 2 Chapter 13

Chapter 13 Jesse's POV

I sat outside the courtroom while my fate was decided. This wasn't even for the full hearing or whatever they called it, just for temporary custody. The decision today was going to have a big impact on my life for the next four weeks. Intellectually I knew that this was really important, but emotionally, I felt numb. I was depressed and only when my friends managed to distract me or I was running was I able to pull myself out of my deep funk.

Who the hell am I? Book 2 Chapter 12

Chapter 12

I had a great photo session with Mark on Wednesday and wanted to tell mum and the girls all about it. I managed to have a chat with Jenny but mum didn't answer her phone. At the time that didn't worry me too much, but when I couldn't get hold of her on Thursday, I started to worry. I tried to phone Karen and she was unavailable as well.

Who the hell am I? Book 2 Chapter 11

Chapter 11

I slept well and woke up all excited. I think I was still buzzing because of the money I had received yesterday, let alone what I was going to earn over the next couple of days. I had spoken to mum last night and told her about the money and she was very happy for me. I heard her coughing a few times which worried me and she didn't want me to send any money immediately. Apparently, she had to be careful of money coming in, or the government would think she was still earning.

Who the hell am I? Book 2 Chapter 10

Chapter 10 Jesse's POV

I was waiting for some time. The receptionist came to check on me occasionally and explained that because there was such a time pressure, they were trying to nut out a contract, then and there. When they had finished, Jim collected me and we travelled to Mark and Jean so that Mark could sign my contract as my guardian. I still had to sign it so I read it thoroughly, but it only seemed to confirm what Jim had told me earlier.

Who the hell am I? Book 2 Chapter 9

Chapter 9 Philip Wright's POV Mildura Lawyer

I was meeting with Charles for the second time and not looking forward to it. Father Geffory had asked me to take on this case, so I knew I was doing the right thing. At the same time I knew the law and we would not be successful if Charles insisted on calling Bob a boy and telling the world that was why he needed full custody.

Who the hell am I? Book 2 Chapter 8

Chapter 8 Jesse's POV

That night Marie showed me around her apartment. I was exhausted. I must have done twenty foot massages today. My hands and arms were getting tired after the third one, but they all seemed so eager and looking forward to it, that I couldn't say no. To help my hands, I varied my tasks with washing feet, playing with the toe joints and stroking as well as the main event which was to get the muscles to relax.

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.

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 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.

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