of what I’ve been referring to as “THE FUCKING EPILOGUE” of The Madness Underneath :)
The click of a gun behind her head startled her. She put her hands out to her sides in submission, cursing herself for not watching her back.
“Turn around,” he instructed.
She did as she was told, letting fear bubble out of her as she hesitantly turned.
Her eyes begged him not to hurt her.
“I recognized your face the moment you walked in,” he sneered. “You’re getting quite the reputation in certain circles.”
Caroline smirked, letting the feigned fright drop. “Good to know.”
“It’s going to get you into trouble.”
“Looks like it already has.”
“I like the strong ones,” he told her. “I like to watch your faces as you scream.”
She let the fear strike her facial expression again. It was what he wanted. His momentary satisfaction distracted him and she ducked, sweeping her leg out and knocking him down.
A shot rang out as he dropped down and Caroline felt fire blaze through her arm.
A long summer always meant a long winter to come.