Carla shows me to my room and when I pass Bella's I hear a guitar.
" She's plays ?" I ask
" Beautifully. Her father taught her. That's how she communicates now. You see, she only plays to calm herself down whe she's scared.She's played a lot lately . I mean when's she not with Diablo and Val." She says The guitar stops. I hear shufflig and the door opens.
" Hi." I say friendly enough. She justs look at me .She looks at Carla and points to her riding helmet.
" Sure but be back before dinner." Carla says. Bella nods and walks away
" Who's Diablo and Val?" I ask
" Oh wow,Diablo's the horse that her father bought for her before he died. She loves that horse so much that we had to bring him here for her to ride. She rides every day and night. She competes,even here. Val is her friend. Her father owns the stables. She is only person that Bella will let come near Diablo. Except for me. Call me crazy but I think Diablo is the only thing she talks to." She says
" Have you heard her speak at all ?" I ask
" When she's sleeping. Sometimes she cries out for me and her father when she has nightmares. But when I wake her up she says nothing. I just wish she would talk to me." She says in anugish
" I'll do what I can to help." I say hugging her.
" That's all you can do. That's all any of us can do." I walk outside to see Bellla walkingpast the driveway.
" How does she get to the stables ?" I asked grandpa
" She walks. How bout' you give her a ride ?" Grandpa says smiling handing over his keys
I get in his car and catch up to Bella who notices me and stops walking
" I'm going to the beach. You wanna ride to the stables ?" I ask She shakes her head and keeps walking.
" Are you sure ? It's really hot there. But in here so, so, cool. I doubt horses come with AC." I say laughing. She almost cracks a smile but shakes her head and keeps walking. I don't stop
" That was you went over the tree this morning. That was so awesome. I wish I could do that. I can just on snow or even in the water but not as high in the water." She looks at me in defiance but something makes her give up. I stop the car and she gets in.
" Your mom told me about your horse,Diablo. Was he the the horse you were riding earlier ?" I ask. She nods. Well at least its something.
When we reach Paradise Stables a pretty blond girl waves to me. I roll down the window
" You must be Johnny. I'm Val's Bella's friend. Her mother told me a lot about you." she turns to Bella.
" Bell, Diablo's waiting for you. Once you tack him up you can go out.' she says When Bella jumps out I see a scratch on her wrist. I grab it. She winces and turns towards me
" What happened to your hand." She eases out of grip and walks off
Something's very very wrong.