Day 1. The Lexi Story. 1.00 PMMature

I sit in the chair twiddling my thumbs; I bite my lip and look at the wall behind Andrea. She leans forward and smiles.

“So, Lexi Taylor is your aunt is she?” Andrea asks.

“Uhuh” I whisper.

“I want to know…. Everything…. She was telling you” still concentrating on the wall I think back to what we were talking about, how much we missed each other, how she’s going to look after me and how much she loves me.

“She……….” I need to think carefully of what I am going to say next. “Asked me about my mother……………………” I stop right there, the thought of my parents again makes me want to well.

“So……… what happened to her?”

“She died”

“Oh……. How?”

“In a bomb attack”

“Right……….. what about your Dad?”

“He died to”

“Ah…………….. Beth, call Lex in, I want her to talk to her”

“What for?” Beth asks.

“Because I said so, now go and get her”

“Why?”

“Don’t question me! Just do it!"

“Okay” Beth leaves the room and shuts the door behind her, Andrea rubs her temple with her left hand, her phone rings and she picks it up.

“Andrea King…………….. yeah………………………………… Lexi Taylor……………. Your kidding me? How has it taken this long to find out?............................................................................................... well its funny her… niece…. Is sitting in my office this minute…………………………………. Right…………. Okay thanks, I’ll tell her………………… I can’t believe it – have you got my email address?..................... can you send it over?...................... thanks, okay talk to you later” she puts the phone down. She was talking about Lex, I wonder what she was talking about, and I wonder who was on the other side of the phone. The door opens and I hear people enter the room.

“Hey” I hear Lex say. Andrea glares at her. “What’s with your face?”

“Nothing – I didn’t know her parents were dead Lex”

“I didn’t either” she puts her hands onto my neck, I don’t jump, I know its her. “My sister and brother in law dead”

“I’m sorry, it…………. Can you talk to her? Just………. Talk to her”

“Yeah” I see Andrea press something; she gets up and leaves the room. “Aw Amy” she walks around, grabs a chair, and sits in front of me. “How are you feeling?”

“Tired” I say, trying not to well up.

“I know what you’ve done Amy, you’ve dealt drugs, and you’ve killed people……… that’s why they want me to talk to you………. Why did you do all of that stuff?” I don’t want to talk about it. I hold back the tears and grit my teeth.

“I………” don’t want to say. I’m too scared. Next thing I know, I pull down the back of my top to show her.

“What… are you doing?” she stands up, and then looks at my neck. The mark. When someone marks you with a hot stick with an x on it, they have marked you for life, they can make you do what you want for them at any time, and you can not fight it, or there will be consequences. “Oh Amy……. Why didn’t you tell anyone?”

“I was scared”

“You have to tell – “she goes to the door and opens it. “Andrea, she’s got the mark”

“You what?” I hear Andrea say from outside, she was listening, I should have known.

“Look” Lex pulls down my top to show her.

“Oh my God………. Amy……….. Why didn’t you tell anyone you had this?”

“I was scared” I say again.

“Oh my God…. That explains a lot….. I’m calling Karen…. Beth!”

“Yeah?” Beth runs in.

“Take……. One minute….. Lex…………. Things are going to change, soon…… I’ve got something to tell you”

“What?”

“Sit down” Lex sits down, Andrea sits down, and Beth stands at the door, this is it, we’re going to find out what happened over the phone. 

The End

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