The Truth Within Her Eyes (The Cold Case File #1)
by Amy Prutsman
she finds herself basically starting over for her senior year. Between catching
the eye of the school hottie and dealing with her triplet brothers causing havoc
down the school hallways, Samantha and her new friends have also stumbled
upon connections between several old cold cases. When things get out of hand
secrets are revealed.
All the lights on
Bullets in the walls
A debt has been paid
With the little girl down the hall
The price was high
You should have been prepared
The power I hold here.
“... Is she?"My mother asked in a strained voice.
"She'll be fine,” the doctor said, “Just a minor concussion and 20 stitches in the back of her head."
My dad snorted, “Fine? You call a concussion and 20 stitches in her head fine?" He whispered angrily,
"What I really want to know is why she fainted in the first place."
"We drew a few vials of blood and did tests, but it all came back in the normal range." The Doc said soothingly.
“I honestly can't tell you why your daughter fainted. Sometimes these things just happen. Maybe when Samantha
wakes up she can shed some light on the reason why."
I drowned them out and I tried to remember why I did fainted. Bits and pieces came back to me but it wasn't all there.
My head started to hurt and the alarm on my heart monitor started beeping loud. Someone needed to shut it off.
The noise was unbearable.
I think I might need to invest in earplugs I thought as I drifted back into darkness.
The next time I woke up I was in a different room. Towards my left, a soft glow came from the bathroom with its door
slightly ajar. I moved my head more that way as it began to pound due to the movement. One of the triplets was next
to me sleeping in the chair. He looked uncomfortable with his neck positioned in an odd angle. I gently moved my head
to look on the other side of me and found mom, at least I think it was mom, sleeping in the cot off towards my right.
I closed my eyes trying to remember what had happened. I remember we were watching the news interview with Mr. Kline.
They had said they found yet another case with similarities. That it was a high profile case.
My head started to hurt as I tried to remember. Then it came to me. The little girl they showed on the screen, her eyes.
I open my eyes sucking in a breath as I stared into the dark.
I remembered. She had my eyes...
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