My heart was beating out of my chest as I gripped Becca’s hands. Her body was shaking just like mine. Could it be Clover? He couldn’t have got back that quickly, right?
I felt physically sick. How the hell were we going to do this if we just hid away, terrified of seeing him again?
Footsteps echoed through the hall way, the light from a torch getting brighter as it approached us. I held my breath, waiting for whoever it was, praying it wasn’t him. Becca’s nails dug into the back of my hand as the footsteps stopped outside the door.
Oh god, please don’t be him.
I heard another step, and he was in view. It wasn’t him, it was a police officer. Breathing a sigh of relief, I loosened my grip of Becca’s hand.
“What do we do?” Becca whispered as we heard him walking up the stairs.
“They probably have to check the place out occasionally, we’ll just wait until he’s gone then get the hell out…after we finish in that drawer.
“What?” she yelled in a whisper. “Are you serious, Summer?”
“Shh. We’re so close and there’s probably more in there.” Becca’s mouth fell open in disbelief. “We only have a couple days; we need everything we can get.”
“But it’s crazy, we almost got caught!”
“You want to do this without all the information we can get? Without the best plan we can think of?” I asked her.
She sighed quietly. “No.”
“Okay so we’ll just take a quick look and then get out.” Becca nodded, sighing again.
We stayed in the darkness of the small cupboard until we saw the officer pass us again and the back door closing.
I stood up as far as I could in the small cupboard and carefully pushed the door open, listening out for any sign of him coming back. “He’s gone. Let’s be quick,” I told Becca, while stepping out into the hallway. I didn’t waste any time in opening the drawer again, sifting through the paperwork to find something.
Groaning in frustration, I threw the papers back in the drawer. “Shh,”Becca hissed from behind me. “We’re leaving now!” she stated, grabbing my arm and dragging me to my feet. I was pushed towards the back door and although I wanted to find more I knew it really was time to leave.
Becca looked out of the door first and after a few seconds she slipped out, pulling on my hand to get me to follow. We crept along the wall, stopping when we got to the same hole in the bush that we came through earlier. After checking out the area once more, we ran for the bush and through the gap as quickly as we could.
We both breathed a sigh of relief as we made it back to the car safely. Becca started the engine and pulled off. “Thank god that’s over,” she said, gripping the steering wheel so hard that her knuckles had turned white.
“Yeah, but the same again tomorrow night.” Becca nodded in agreement but from the horrified expression on her face she wasn’t looking forward to it, I wasn’t either but I’d promised Rose and Louise that I wouldn’t let their deaths be for nothing. “I don’t particularly want to either.”
“I know, Sum, and I won’t back out I just don’t like it.”
“We’ll be fine.”
“Yeah, we have to be,” she replied.
Becca dropped me off at just down the road from my house and I waited until I was at my front door before driving off. I turned the key in the lock slowly and opened it just enough for me to slip through. The house was in darkness, the same as I left it. After changing back, I made my way upstairs, creeping along the hallway with light movements.
I pushed my bedroom door open, holding my breath as I waited to find out if Lewis was still asleep. Though if he wasn’t I would have heard about it by now, but it was still terrifying. I let out a quiet sigh of relief as he was now lying on his stomach with his hands under the pillow.
Before getting back into bed, I took a minute to study him again. My feelings for him were just as strong but they seemed a little jumbled up, things weren’t how they were and I couldn’t figure out exactly what was wrong. We were slightly different people now, there’s no way we could stay exactly the same with everything that happened, but could those new people still make it work. I wanted it to. Maybe we just had to work at it, we’d never had to do that before, things used to be so simple and easy. Perhaps we were going to have to do the thing most couples had to do and actually work at our relationship. If that’s what it would take to stay together then I would definitely do it. I just hoped Lewis was willing to as well.
|Anthony Perkins||as Clover|
|Keira Knightley||as Summer/Lily|
|Emma Stone||as Becca/Poppy|
|Jesse Metcalfe||as Lewis|