For some reason, we aren't allowed to stay at the police station, so we have to head home. I'm really tired so I just head up to bed after I say good bye to Kyle.
After I wake up in the morning, I turn on my phone and it looks like I have a hundred texts from Kyle, so I call him.
"Hello?" He says as he picks up the phone.
"Hey, what's going on?" I question.
"Dani, did you read any of my texts?" He asks.
"Um no, why?" I answer.
"Last night around 1 am, Alexis went missing again, and this morning, she found her body in her front yard," he explains.
"Does this mean what I think it means?" I reply, as my body begins to shake in fear.
"She's dead, Dani," he states.
When I head downstairs to eat breakfast, I see my whole family sitting at the kitchen table.
"Jonah, please join us," my mom says, and I look at Jacy, but she turns her head.
"What's going on?" I ask.
"Last night, your friend, Alexis, returned home. This morning, she was found dead," she answers.
"What?" I reply loudly.
"Son, your mom is trying to say that because of this, she doesn't feel safe anymore here, which means we may be moving," my dad explains.
"No! I don't want to move! Murders happen all the time, why do we have to move? Can't we just get an alarm?" I ask.
"The problem is, it was YOUR friend that was killed, not some complete stranger. Honey, what if he comes after you and your friends?" Mom questions.
"Whatever! This is ridiculous! I'm out of here," I reply, and storm outside.
After Dani called me, I decided it was only best to head over there. So, I head out, but before I can I see Jonah standing in the driveway.
"What are you doing here?" I ask as I walk up to him. He doesn't move, and once I'm directly in front of him, he moves and then pushes me into the thin layer of snow. All of a sudden, he's on top of me, punching my face like crazy, until I finally push him off.
"What the heck was that for?" I growl.
"I know everything about Shay. I know she was depressed before she killed herself. How do you think everyone would feel if they saw these photos of her uploaded from YOUR account?" He asks, and shows me a picture of her with the cuts, burns, and bruises from when she showed up at Dani's house.
"What do you want?" I mumble.
"I want Dani. You get her away from that psycho, Aiden, and I'll delete all the pictures, and I won't hack your account. I won't even talk to you again if thats what you want," he explains.
"How long do I have to decide?" I question, as I begin sitting up.
"You have till Friday, call me by then or kiss your good life bye," he answers, heads to his car, and drives away.
"I totally forgot Christmas was in two days. I barely remember it's December," Dani states as I cradle her in my arms.
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One Step BehindMystery / Thriller
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