On Fire.

By: Miss P.

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Summary: Lyle and Miss Parker are trapped in a cabin. Someone set it on fire. What will happen? Well, I guess you just have to read it and find out!

Disclaimer: I don't own any of the pretender characters in this story. And I'm not getting paid for writing it.

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The flames grew bigger, making it impossible to escape. The door and the windows where completely blocked. The heat was almost unbearable. Lyle coughed as the smoke filled his lungs. He had to find a way out of there, and that's fast. By now, Lyle had realised it was a trap. Someone had set the cabin on fire. Someone was trying to kill him. His first guess was Jarod. No one else could possibly know about this place. The small wooden cabin was located in the middle of nowhere, as Lyle called it. What he didn't understood was how Jarod could risk Miss Parker's life. Not that he cared. But he knew Jarod did. Maybe he hadn't known she was there. Lyle hadn't known either. She had just showed up, with a annoyed look on her face. Saying something about not going to let Lyle take the credit for capturing Jarod. Lyle smiled evilly. He could imagine Jarod's reaction when he finds out he'd killed his beloved Parker. Lyle was brought back from his thoughts by the sound of the roof collapsing. He heard Miss Parker scream as some of the wood hit her. she fell to the floor. Lyle just stood there, watching his sister struggling to get the burning wood off her. Suddenly one of the balks came loose. Miss Parker stared at it. Fear written all over her face. She knew it was going to hit her. She desperately tried to break free. She'd almost made it when the balk came tumbling down. Miss Parker tried to get up, but wasn't quick enough. She screamed in pain as it hit her leg. She did everything she could to move it. But it was impossible.

"Lyle. Help me!" She screamed.

Lyle hesitated. Should he help her or not? He decided to remove the wood. The rest was up to her. He had his own life to worry about. He ran up to her and quickly bent down to move the balk. He got surprised by its weight. It was really heavy.

"Why the hell did you let this fall over you?! I have more important things to do than rescuing you. You idiot!" Lyle snarled as he struggled to get the balk off his sister. He managed to lift it just enough for Miss Parker to get free. Lyle let the heavy balk fall down to the floor with a crash. He gave Miss Parker a look. One last look, then he turned around and walked up to the place the roof had fallen. Maybe he could climb over the wood. He knew it was only a matter of time before the flames would have caught him. It was now or never. Lyle decided to give it a try. Miss Parker tried to stand up. But the pain in her leg made it impossible. She couldn't even move it.

"Lyle! Don't leave me here dammit!" She yelled. Lyle ignored her.

"Please. You got to help me."

"Sorry Sis! There's no time for that!" Lyle screamed back.

"Lyle. Dammit! I think I have broken my leg. I cant stand." Miss Parker was desperate. She felt tears running down her cheeks. She was going to die. She knew that. There was no way she could get out of there.

"Lyle, are you just going to leave me here to die?" She continued.

"I didn't ask you to come here. It's your own fault. See you in hell, Sis."

Miss Parker watched Lyle disappear through the flames.

"Please, come back." She cried. She knew this was the end. It was only a matter of time before the flames would devour her. And the only thing she could do was to wait. She felt so lonely. So deserted. She thought of her life. Of the things she'd done. Maybe the world would be better off without her in it. She hadn't done anything else then to cause other people pain. And if it hadn't been for her. Thomas would have been alive. Maybe even her mother. And then it was Jarod. Now, he wouldn't have a reason to stay. Now he could leave and start a new life. Without worrying about the Centre. She wondered if he would miss her. Maybe he wouldn't even notice she was gone. Maybe he would be glad, relieved.

"Oh Jarod. I wish I could see you. Only one last time. There's so much I want you to know." Miss Parker whispered. Tears were streaming down her face. Her eyes were filled with smoke and dust. She could barely see. And the thick air made it hard to breath.

"I love you Jarod.." Miss Parker said in tears. She didn't bother to keep her ice queen fa├žade. It didn't matter anymore. No one could see her anyway. Miss Parker was brought back from her thoughts as the flames got hold of her clothes. They burned into her skin. Making her scream in pain. Miss Parker desperately tried to escape. But there was no use. The flames reached for her blouse and her hair. She didn't know what to do. The pain was unbearable. Tears were streaming down her cheeks and she was screaming. She screamed 'till she didn't have the strength to scream anymore. She was just lying on the floor. Felling the flames burning into her skin. Slowly killing her.

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To be continued.