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The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 437) Staying With Me

“We have several officers on patrol searching for Ms. Jones. This is one bizarre situation.  I’ve lived in this town for over thirty years and we’ve never experienced a situation like this, you’re lucky to be alive.” Says the officer as the other man looks at her nodding his head agreeing to the statement.

The fire chief steps up one final time and explains they will be leaving. “I know it’s been hectic tonight, did you say you have a place to go?”

“Lyla will be staying with me,” states Crispin as he steps up to the group.

“Ah, very good,” says the chief. “I always feel better if victims have someone close by they can rely on. From what I can tell, you saved a couple of lives here tonight. Good job.” He continues as he pats Crispin on the back.

Lyla and Crispin look at each other and Crispin grins slightly at the man’s comment. How ironic, the taker of souls has saved lives.

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The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 436) He Approaches

Before Lyla can answer the fire chief’s question on if she will stay at the house for the remainder of the night or not, something along the side yard catches her eye. In the shadows, she sees movement and realizes Crispin is walking toward her. In his arms is Smokey and other than being dingy from the ashes of the fire, they both look perfectly fine. There is no description that Lyla can fathom for how happy and relieved she feels at this moment. Smiling at Crispin as he approaches, she runs up to greet him, to touch him and to make sure he is real.

“Oh my god, Crispin!” Lyla says as she puts her arms around him. He pulls her close and touches his head to hers. Although it is obvious Smokey is very stressed, she still knows to meow loudly for full attention, which interrupts this reunion, and causes Crispin to hand her over to Lyla.

“Oh pretty girl, you’re okay.” Lyla hugs her fluffy gray cat. Smokey meows again and begins to purr as Lyla sits down on the bumper of the fire engine. Looking up at Crispin, Lyla smiles and he winks at her, she then grins. An officer interrupts their gaze as he pulls Crispin aside to take his statement of the events.

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The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 435) Hope

So much time has passed now that Lyla fears the worst for Crispin. Has he fallen victim to this appalling night? He should have reached out to her by now in some way to let her know he is okay. The fire chief has finally emerged from his inspection of the property and is approaching the group. Lyla feels nervous and braces herself for bad news.

“Ma’am. I’m sorry.” He says softly. Lyla feels her heart rate increase and a lump grows in her throat. “I didn’t find your cat but that doesn’t mean she isn’t hiding someplace,” states the chief, “and no bodies were recovered.”

Lyla blinks slowly in relief. She is worried they could not locate her cat but extremely glad no body has been found , meaning there is still hope that Crispin is alive and well.

“You can stay here tonight if you choose, we have the fire out and I didn’t find any hot spots,” says the man, “But most people feel more comfortable around the damage after a day or two passes. Have you got a place to stay?” he asks.

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The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 434) Joy And Sorrow

As soon as Lyla asks about Marcus and Destry traveling back to Spain, he looks down trying to decide if this is the time or place to break the news. After a few moments he says, “Yes, we will be going back very soon, in fact. . . we’ve decided to live there.” He watches Lyla for a response. She turns her head quickly and looks at him almost in shock.

“Oh wow, that is absolutely great you two.” She is a bit hesitant. Looking down at her phone, Lyla realizes she has a missed call from Marcus and that hours have passed since this entire senseless incident started. She nervously laughs for she wants to cry both tears of joy and sorrow. “Marcus, it’s your call that created the diversion.” Lyla says as she looks up at the house.

“How is that?” He asks.

“It stopped Marnie from lighting lamp oil that was a direct path to me and it gave Crispin time to make his entrance.” Lyla looks around again for Crispin then she once again glances up at the house as her eyes fill with tears.

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The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 433) Looking For Him

“So tell me, what is it that Crispin did, aside from saving two lives tonight?” asks Lyla as she scans the area looking for him. Again, she does not see a sign of him anywhere and more than anything, she wants to be near him.

“He gave me the vineyard.” Says Destry quickly. “What?” asks Lyla a bit shocked yet thrilled as she looks from Destry to Marcus. She is surprised but as she thinks about it, not really. It is almost as if she expected Crispin to do the right thing.

“Yeah, he had notes signed by Destry’s Grandmother stating her last wishes. He said nothing had been removed from the house yet and that it was all rightfully Destry’s.” explains Marcus as he smiles at Destry then Lyla.

“I think that is fantastic. It’s the best wedding present you could ever ask for.” Lyla says softly. She smiles at them both then looks out at the darkness surrounding the outlined areas of the scene. Marcus and Destry look at each other with worry.

“So, had you told him about our plans, to get married?” asks Marcus. “Is that why he had a change of heart?”

“No, I haven’t said a word about it.” Replies Lyla as she slowly turns around looking out at the dark yard and nearby homes.

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The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 432) It Was Marnie

“Oh Lyla! Thank god!” says Marcus as he kneels down in front of her and the officer taking her statement. “You’re okay? Are you hurt?” he asks.

“I’m fine.” She says. “It was Marnie, she. . . she’s gone crazy, Marcus. She tried to kill me and make it look like an accident. I never want to experience anything close to that ever again. She got away and is out there, somewhere.” She looks around behind her almost expecting an attack. She then fills them in with very few details for she does not want to talk about what happened.

“How did you manage to get away from her?” ask Destry.

“Crispin,” says Lyla. “Crispin snuck into the house and startled her. If it was not for him, I am confident I would not be here talking to you right now. He got Marnie out too but, the police cannot seem to locate her or him.”

“I hope he is okay, I’m beginning to like that guy more and more.” Says Marcus as he looks around to see if he is there. Instead of inquiring more, he looks at Destry. “You’ll never believe what he did.”

Lyla looks at them both, very surprised to hear any positive comments about Crispin coming from either of them.

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The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 431) To Get Her Out

The team works at extinguishing the flames and after nearly an hour and a half, the fire is out. Thankfully, it did not spread to the rest of the house. Lyla has been sitting in the back of the ambulance taking in oxygen and they have her wrapped up in a blanket for warmth. With so much going on, she has lost track of Crispin and Marnie, as well as Smokey.

She knows Crispin risked everything to get her out of harm’s way; did he make it out alive? She has asked about him several times to a few different people but all shake their head stating they have not found anyone else in the house.

Oh how she hopes he is okay. She keeps telling herself his disappearance is most likely on purpose. She knows he prefers not to be the center of attention or appear in the news, so he has merely stepped away from the scene. That is it; he must be hiding away until things calm down.

“Please have him be okay,” she keeps saying repeatedly in her mind as she watches closely for any movement or sign that he survived. While a police officer takes Lyla’s statement, Marcus and Destry come running up from the sidewalk as they nervously look around, finally spotting Lyla.

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The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 430) Premonition

A firefighter grabs Lyla by the arm pulling her down the hall. Just as they reach Marnie, she stands up and runs for the staircase disappearing out the front door. Lifting Lyla, the rescuer carries her down the stairs to safety.

Once outside, the lights from the fire trucks are blinding as many individuals are working to attend to the fire as they attempt to save the house. An ambulance is speeding up the road toward them as two of the firefighters begin to work on Lyla by giving her oxygen. She has now slipped into a dream state.

Here she is, in the hall, worried about Crispin. It makes sense now. The dream she has had for the past several weeks was indeed a premonition. The hallway is her own and her fear is of losing not only her own life, but living through the disaster only to lose Crispin. Were the dreams a forewarning of what was to come? Could she have prevented this?

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The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 429) One Exit

Pulling Marnie by her arms, Crispin spins her around and slings her across the floor causing her to slide out into the hall like a rag doll. Unfortunately, the kicking and thrashing of her arms and legs spreads the lamp oil that she had leaked onto the floor. The entire area around the doorway catches fire engulfing the one exit Crispin has. The hidden entry near the fireplace has become fully engulfed and now the flames are thick and strong in the doorway as well as the window.

Out in the hall Lyla stands up and yells for Crispin, she can see him moving behind the wall of flames but as she pushes forward, the fire roars forcing her back.

“No, Crispin!” Lyla screams but the smoke is too much for her and she begins to collapse in the hall. The crackling rushing sound of the flames grow and build as she stumbles, falling to the floor.

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The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 428) Call For Help

Just before Marnie strikes the next match Lyla’s phone, which is lying on the floor near the bed, begins to ring. This startles Marnie causing her to hesitate and this is when Crispin pushes through the secret doorway near the fireplace and enters the room. He immediately lunges for her, knocking her to the floor.

“Ahh!” she yells as she falls very close to the fiery curtains. She starts screaming hysterically and flinging her arms about as if she is on fire, but nothing is touching her.

“Lyla!” Crispin yells as he moves through the smoke-filled room.

He pulls a knife from his pocket and cuts the rope, releasing her from the pipe. Holding her in one arm, he lifts her up and grabs the phone off the floor. Quickly they run out into the corridor where he sets her across the hall from the burning room.

“Call for help!” he yells and after taking a breath of fresh air, he reenters the room.

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