The Next Day

“Newspaper’s here,” announced Christina’s mother the next morning as she entered the den with said paper in hand. She separated the comic section from the news and handed each part to Mr. Reid and Christina respectively. Cairn Reid sat down with her steaming cup of Jasmine tea for merely seconds before she suddenly jumped up to comfort her, now, screaming daughter.

Christina had thrown the newspaper on the floor and ran from it into the connecting kitchen. Tears flowed freely down her face as she curled into her mother’s embrace. Cairn waved at Reid to see what was on the paper. His own face paled at the headlines.

Evens Family Murdered: youngest son and daughter missing.

The End

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