It had been six weeks since Melissa had met Jarod's parents for the first time.

They'd stayed at the hotel for a few days and then decided to meet again a few days before Catherine would arrive.

Melissa had stayed with Jarod.

And he had never questioned why. Because he knew that she had at last found a family. Only one member was still missing. And Catherine would soon see her daughter again. Then there was only the Centre left that was in their way of a happy life. But Jarod had had nearly six weeks, which he had used to work out a plan.

A plan, he hoped, that wouldn't fail.