Chapter Eight Part Six - Jersey (Bonus Chapter)

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Sat upon the bench at Sorell Point, pretty much the most northern point of Jersey, Leanne watched the storm from afar. It was really a quite beautiful sight, even more so for the fact that as she watched she was bathed in gloriously warm sunshine. There was not even so much as a cooling breeze.

She had been on the island for several weeks. The population was steadily growing and every time a boat came in she and everyone else crowded around the docks at St Helier in the hope that their friends and loved ones had made it.

Occasionally some lucky bastard would cry out in glee upon seeing someone they knew alight whatever vessel they had used to make the quite treacherous journey across the English Channel. That was a rare day though, unfortunately.

Leanne hoped that if Evie had managed to get to a boat, she had not set sail whilst the storm was gathering or worse, during the storm itself. Having spoken to one or two actual sailors who had made it to Jersey, she knew that the chances of a vessel piloted by one without experience were slim at best, and that was in fine weather. Add a storm into the mix and there was almost no chance at all.

“I'm sure that wherever she is, she's safe.” Kelly-Anne put her arm around Leanne's shoulders and pulled her in close for a hug. “From what you've told me, your girl is far from stupid. I bet she's got herself surrounded by a good group of people and they're all looking after each other.”

“I hope you're right, Kel,” she replied, smiling bravely.

“'Course I'm right,” her friend replied. “You just wait. Any day now you'll see a boat on the horizon and then by the time you get to the docks, Evie will be there, waiting for you.”

“I love her...”

“And she's lucky you do.” Kelly-Anne smiled.

“I don't know what I'll do if I never see her again.”

“You'll live, is what you'll do,” the older woman replied. “Just like I'm doing after seeing my Dave literally eating my two boys. I ran, I survived and now I'm here... living.”

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