I know this is a short update, and I'm sorry that even this took so long, but I wanted to give you guys a little something to show my appreciation for your patience. I love and appreciate every single alert and review. RL hasn't really gotten much better, but I'm trying to make the best of it. :) Thanks for sticking with me!
This may be familiar to some of you as I submitted this for 30 Days of Emmett; it takes place before Chapter One and is in Emmett's POV. Thanks to HMonster4, AccioBourbon and TheHeartOfLife for hosting The 30 Days of Emmett, and to my awesome beta, Feisty Y. Beden, for the quick job at the last minute.
Song: "Chimeras" by Tim Hecker.
I can hear my cell phone ringing in my pocket and I hurry to unlock the door and unload the groceries onto the counter so I can answer it.
I see it's my baby sister calling and smile. "Hey, Bells, what's up?"
I hear a sniffle and a quiet "Emmett?" My heart drops and I turn into Brother Bear, thinking she got hurt somehow.
"What happened, Bella? What's going on? Are you hurt? Do you need me to come get you? Do I need to beat some ass?"
"No," she chokes out and I hear a sob escape through the phone. "No, I'm… I'm fine. Um… Oh God, Emmett, they're gone. They're gone, it's just… Oh God."
Now I'm beginning to panic and get that cold feeling in my belly. "Who's gone, Bells?" I ask quietly, my eyes closed, bracing for the worst.
"Mom and Dad. They're dead, Emmett."
If it helps, I do have about half of the next chapter done, and now that I have a new laptop, I have more time to write when I want to, and not when my parent's PC is available. :)