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4 July at 11:10

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 441) Follow Me

Crispin looks into Lyla’s eyes as he cups her face in his hands. Gently he slides the fingers of his right hand along her cheek as he moves a few loose strands of hair away from her eyes. “Are you alright?” he asks.

“I was afraid I lost you.” She replies, as they stand exceptionally close.

“All of this will work out, I promise.” He stares at her with strong intensity. She has no reason to doubt him.“Alright,” she replies as her voice cracks slightly.

Lyla waits until Crispin shuts the door to let Smokey out of her crate. Immediately, the pudgy cat meows and hides under an end table near the sofa and Lyla knows to leave her be until she feels comfortable in her surroundings. Flipping on another lamp the area brightens slightly and it makes the essence of the space even more inviting. The handle of the door makes a clinking sound as Crispin opens it and this causes Lyla to jump a little. However, she does a good job of hiding her nervousness from him.

“This is it.” He says as he quickly closes the door behind him. With one bag over his shoulder and two in his hand, he says, “Follow me, I’ll run you a bath so you can get the soot and smoke washed off, it’s back this way.” He walks through the room to a short dark hallway.

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3 July at 11:18

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 440) Place Of Dreams

Several frogs are calling out into the night and as Lyla looks up, she sees millions of stars in the clear sky above them. It is the most beautiful sight she has ever seen and it reminds her very much of the imaginings she has had in her sleep. The aroma around her and the cool breeze takes her to the place of dreams as if they have come to life. The cool air causes her to close any space between her and Crispin.

“It is quite beautiful, isn’t it?” Crispin states as he too looks up at the sparkling points of light above. They stop on the path as they observe the beautiful display. “They seem close enough to touch, which one would you like?” He questions playfully.

“None of them,” she says quickly. “They are perfect right where they are.” Crispin grins, nods in agreement, and steps forward as they continue to walk to the entry door.

“While I was hunting for Smokey, I gathered a few things from your room. I hope you don’t mind.” Says Crispin as he opens the large heavy wooden door. It quietly swings open then lets out a short creaking sound as it stops. The room is dark except for a small lamp in the back corner, which allows just enough light to see the layout of the furniture.

“I guess it all depends on what you brought,” says Lyla as she tries to make light of the situation.

“Yes, I suppose it does,” Crispin laughs as he looks around at the room. “You get settled and I’ll bring in the bags from the car. Don’t worry, the cottage is secure and Smokey will be safe to roam as she sees fit.”

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2 July at 11:26

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 439) We Are Here

The drive to the cottage is quiet and calm. Lyla has fallen asleep on the way and does not awaken until the car stops. Silently, Crispin sits with her until she begins to stir and realize where she is. Slowly she raises her head and looks around somewhat confused as to her whereabouts.

“We are here,” he says softly as he runs his fingers along her jaw line. This causes her to look up at him and she sees that little spark in his eyes that she has grown more accustomed to of late. She does not say a word as she watches him. “You are safe now.” He says as he takes the key out of the ignition. “Let’s get you two inside.” Smokey meows from her crate when Crispin opens the door and steps out of the car. The lights shine on him as he walks around the front of the vehicle to Lyla’s door. “My love.” He says as he extends his hand to assist her with exiting the car.

She replies with a smile as she stands up. Crispin opens the back door and lifts the crate out receiving another nervous meow from the cat. With one arm around Lyla and the other holding Smokey in her travel crate, they walk up the stone path to the cottage.

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1 July at 11:52

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 438) Her Hand In His

“Alright men, let’s go!” yells the chief. As the last fire truck pulls away leaving the scene, Marcus and Destry hug Lyla and then Marcus walks over to Crispin.

“Thank you. . .for taking care of Lyla and for what you did for Destry and her family.” Says Marcus as he shakes Crispin’s hand and then pats him on the arm. Destry joins them and takes Marcus by the hand. Together they walk down the driveway to the sidewalk and quietly stroll back to the art shop.

“We will stay at the cottage tonight.” Crispin says softly as he picks Smokey up in her crate. With his arm around Lyla, they walk to his car. As they pull away from the house, she leans her head on his shoulder and he takes her hand in his.

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30 June at 11:25

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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29 June at 13:28

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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28 June at 11:12

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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27 June at 11:21

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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26 June at 11:33

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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25 June at 11:37

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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24 June at 11:41

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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23 June at 11:41

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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22 June at 13:27

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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21 June at 14:01

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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20 June at 11:37

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 427) Flames

“Oh yes, when you are gone I’ll be there for Crispin, to keep his mind off you. He will adore me and treat me like the most beautiful woman in the world, which I am.” Marnie smiles and blinks her eyes several times. “It is all going to work out perfectly.” She turns her back to Lyla and strikes a match. This time she drops it in the lamp oil near the window. Flames take to the oil and the fabric of the curtains immediately and begin to run up the wall to the ceiling.

“Oh my god, no please Marnie, you don’t know what you’re doing!” screams Lyla now more frantic than ever to break free.

Smoke begins to fill the room and Lyla gets on her knees as she tugs at the rope trying to break the pipe away from the steam unit and floor. Coughing from the smoke, Marnie walks over to the fireplace and points at the oil she dribbled on the floor. It trails over to Lyla’s feet and around her legs.

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19 June at 11:42

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 426) Disruption

Marnie grabs the box of matches that she has been carrying around and gets ready to strike one to light it. Her eyes are full of delight as she grins in a sinister way. “Well Lyla, it’s time to say goodbye.” She says as she starts to light the match. However, there is an interruption to her plan due to the ringing of the doorbell. This stops her in her tracks. “Who is that?” she asks Lyla as if insulted that her plan has stalled due to this disruption.

“I don’t know.” Lyla replies then quickly says, “It might be Marcus, you better go check or he’ll use his key to come in.” She is trying to buy time and she knows Marcus will suspect something if Marnie answers the door.

“Oh no you don’t, I’m not going to leave you up here alone. You might just get away.” Marnie whispers in a cold and frightening tone as she bends down near Lyla’s face. “And you’ll never get out of this one, Lyla. Never!” she screeches.

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18 June at 11:38

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 425) Disruption

Marnie grabs the box of matches that she has been carrying around and gets ready to strike one to light it. Her eyes are full of delight as she grins in a sinister way. “Well Lyla, it’s time to say goodbye.” She says as she starts to light the match. However, there is an interruption to her plan due to the ringing of the doorbell. This stops her in her tracks. “Who is that?” she asks Lyla as if insulted that her plan has stalled due to this disruption.

“I don’t know.” Lyla replies then quickly says, “It might be Marcus, you better go check or he’ll use his key to come in.” She is trying to buy time and she knows Marcus will suspect something if Marnie answers the door.

“Oh no you don’t, I’m not going to leave you up here alone. You might just get away.” Marnie whispers in a cold and frightening tone as she bends down near Lyla’s face. “And you’ll never get out of this one, Lyla. Never!” she screeches.

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17 June at 11:30

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 424) Stunned

Without another word from Crispin, he leaves the art shop. Stunned at hearing what he shared, Destry and Marcus stand there, staring at the door as it closes behind him. “So my grandmother was truly ill and hid that from us.” states Destry in a calm tone.

“Apparently so,” Marcus says as he starts flipping through the small book. “I guess you’ll have to do as Crispin said and read her journal. In an odd way, what he said actually makes me feel better about the situation. That she passed peacefully.”

“Yes, I agree.” Destry looks up at the shop door. Finally, after several seconds of complete silence, she leans closer to Marcus and grabs him as they hug each other tightly. She then she jumps up and down like a little kid, smiling like Marcus has never seen her smile before.

“Do you know what this means? We can live there at the vineyard and your art can be on display there and in Madrid at all times! This is amazing! I cannot believe it, Marcus! I love you so much!”

“I love you, Destry.” Marcus says as he grabs her twirling her around several times before they kiss.

“Just when I had accepted that all was lost. . .I’m stunned. I must call Severo!” She says as she grabs her phone.

“I’ll get a hold of Lyla after I secure this notebook, she’ll be elated.” Marcus says as he sets his phone up on the counter. Little does he know how significant his phone call may be as he grabs the book and takes it to the back room of the shop. He quickly locks it away in the small safe in the wall.

In the guest room of Lyla’s house, flames are dancing in the fireplace as Marnie tosses more wood on top of the already over packed stack.

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16 June at 11:17

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 423) Transaction

“Until you return to the vineyard, no one is aware of this transaction. That is except for the Attorneys on both sides. It has been well documented that you are the legal owner and everything there belongs to you.” Once again, Crispin grows silent as he holds the binding of the book open.

“Is this a trick?” questions Marcus as he looks at Crispin harshly. “We heard Quinn talking with you and he demanded we have everything out of the house in just a matter of days. He wouldn’t even listen to us!”

There is a pause in the conversation as Crispin thinks about his uncle, the loss of the man he once worshiped, and the manner in which his life ended.

“No, I have no tricks up my sleeves and I wish only the best for you both.” Crispin turns to leave and stops, looking back slightly. “Read the journal thoroughly, for Ms. Valente detailed many things, including issues with her health.” Crispin steps toward the door and pauses. “If it helps, please know your Grandmother passed peacefully while walking the grounds of the vineyard that she loved. In her own words, you can read about the medical decisions she made and the heart ailment that she knew could not be treated.”

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15 June at 14:03

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 422) Most Of All

Destry begins to cry as Marcus reads aloud and she follows along. Standing here, reading her Grandmother’s written words, she turns to the next page and lets out a long sigh as if she had been holding her breath.

“My intentions have always been good, for my staff, for my friends, and of course for my family. I fear my time here will be cut short and I must know in my heart that I have taken all precautions to ensure their safety. Most of all to ensure they know I love them.” Completely stunned, both Marcus and Destry look up at Crispin who remains extremely calm as he speaks.

“All items have been left in the house, just as they were at your last visit. I placed a hold on the move and explained to Severo that we had a few details to work out before any changes would take place. I also have two plane reservations already scheduled in order to make your return as convenient as possible.” Crispin hands the tickets to Marcus.
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14 June at 11:17

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 421) I Am Inclined

Marcus looks over at Destry and turns the latch allowing Crispin to step inside the gallery. They walk over to the counter where Marcus puts his arm around Destry holding her closely to him as if he thinks Crispin will snatch her away. Crispin stands across the counter from them and lays the book out, facing them so it is easy to read.

“What is this?” questions Destry as she looks down at the pages.

“This book lists your Grandmother’s wishes.” states Crispin, “And she wished for you to be the rightful owner of the vineyard and I am inclined to honor that wish.”

“What?” Destry questions as she quickly looks at Marcus with a shocked expression. Marcus reads from the book.

“I Arrosa Valente am of sound mind. Upon my demise, I wish for my Granddaughter, Destry Boucher, to be the recipient of my wonderful vineyard, house, and all outbuildings. Along with my estate she shall have access to all funds listed under my name.”

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13 June at 11:22

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 420) Small Notebook

Crispin tips his head down and looks up at Marcus with his eyes as he pulls a small notebook from his jacket. His actions are theatrical, as if he were a magician offering up a trick. The book he holds is very thin and looks relatively new. Marcus recognizes it immediately. Crispin flips to the opening page displaying the words, Last Testament, signed with Arrosa Valente’s signature. He presses it up against the glass for them to read while he looks to the side not at all interested in their reactions.

“What?” questions Destry as she reads the words and then glances at Marcus.

“I found that book in your Grandmother’s library. It was stuck in an old photo album,” states Marcus almost in a whisper. “Then I ended up on the floor with a crack to my head.” He says loudly as his eyes grow narrow while looking back at Crispin. “What are you up to?” Marcus asks, Crispin turns and looks him in the eye.

“Don’t throw out the dirty water until you have the clean water in. I promise you, I am here as a friend.” States Crispin as he pulls the book away from the glass door. He holds it down to his side as he stands there waiting to enter.

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12 June at 11:37

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 419) Steps Up

A few blocks away at the art shop, Destry and Marcus are working on their plans for the future.

“Marcus, do you know where you put the to-do-list we were marking off?” Destry asks as she leans over the railing of the loft. “Yeah, it’s right here on the counter.” He says as he looks up at her. “Great, I’ll come down and get it.” She replies.

As Marcus watches her step back from the rail and out of view, there is a knock at the door. Looking up he does not see anyone there, which of course he finds peculiar. He steps around the counter and walks toward the door. Peering out it does not appear anyone is there until Crispin steps up closer to the glass.

“Shit!” says Marcus as he jumps back. “What do you want?” He asks through the large pane of glass as he looks out at Crispin.

“I’d like to come in and discuss something with you.” Crispin replies in a calm manner. He can tell Marcus is very uncertain about letting him in. “I promise you, this is with only the very best of intentions.”

“No,” says Destry as she steps up taking her place next to Marcus. Looking through the door, she stares at Crispin with hatred and the lock on the door remains bolted.

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11 June at 11:23

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 418) Lunacy

Marnie gets down on the floor and crawls like a dog on all fours. She positions herself directly in front of Lyla’s face and just stares at her. Her breath is as foul as ever and she is breathing heavy from her actions, which makes it far worse. “What? Do you have something to say?” says Marnie as she laughs. “An apology would be nice, but you know. . . never mind, it won’t do much for you now that we are already too far down the road.”

“Marnie, please. . .” starts Lyla.

“Once Crisp love hears of your death he’ll need to be comforted and who is better at caring for others, than me?” Marnie says as she stands up and once again watches herself in the reflection of the window. This only proves how far gone Marnie really is. She is dancing around, watching her movements in the dark glass, concerned only for her own self. She is number one in her book and no other names exist. She watches herself as she pulls her hair up with both hands then lets it drop as she shakes it out and fluffs it with her fingers.

“Marnie, think about what you are doing. Please.” pleads Lyla as she watches her friend slip further and further into lunacy.

“Please, please, please!” yells Marnie in an angry tone as she stares at the ceiling, grins, then turns to look at Lyla.

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10 June at 11:37

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 417) Warped

“Marnie, I want to help you, please don’t do this.” Says Lyla as she discreetly picks at the rope binding her hands.

“Nope, not going to happen. You are wrong again, Lyla. Oh my, this is just not your night, is it?” Marnie strikes the match and quickly touches it to the paper and the fire takes.

Flames shoot up between the strips of wood, popping and crackling as the paper burns away. Lyla now becomes a little more desperate as she works at freeing herself but she cannot get the ropes loose enough to break away from the pipe. She watches as Marnie tips the stained glass lantern over dumping the fluid out around the door and windows. The strong scent of kerosene burns at her nose as Marnie sets it down on the floor next to Lyla’s feet.

In a quick flash Lyla sees herself holding the lantern as she walks down a smoke-filled hall. She has witnessed this scene repeatedly in her reoccurring nightmares and now knows the visions were premonitions of what was to come. Somehow, she has to get free before Marnie kills them both.

“See Lyla? This is where you fall and hit your poor little head. You dope!” Marnie kicks the lamp over spilling the last of the fluid next to Lyla’s legs. Pulling back quickly to keep from being soaked, Lyla watches Marnie’s warped performance.

“Then the whole place goes up in flames. Poof!” Marnie says as she flicks her hands in the air mimicking an explosion.

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9 June at 11:24

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 416) As It Lights

“Marnie you know better than that, I would never. . .” starts Lyla but Marnie interrupts her before she can finish.

“Shut up!” Marnie yells in a screaming tone. “Just shut up! This is all going to end, I am sick of Crisp protecting you and now that he is gone, I’m in control! I’m the one calling the shots and making the decisions!”

“How do you know that Crispin is away? Why do you know so much about what is happening here in my house?” Lyla asks.

“I’ve been watching and he’s been coming and going, a lot. His attention probably makes you feel pretty special, doesn’t it?” Marnie questions as she strikes the match, it hisses as it lights. “But now he’s made the mistake of leaving you all alone and that’s when you have this horrible accident. Ouch!” yells Marnie as the match she had in her hand burns her fingers. She flings it into the fireplace where it lands in the cold ashes. Taking another match out, she holds it between her fingers like a cigarette.

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8 June at 14:42

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 415) Your Fault

“Oh sure, now you act like you needed my help or something.” Marnie runs her hands through her hair twisting and tugging at it as she glances up at the wood trim near the ceiling. “Hum, I never noticed how pretty the wood trim is in this room, it is really nice.” She spins around as she follows the line of the wall then returns to her original thought.

“You just bossed me around so I would look inferior and your trick worked because Crisp was treating me different.” Marnie stands up and walks over to the window to use it as a mirror. She tips and turns looking at her hair and fluffing it up with her hands. “Penny was probably fine all along and you had me on some wild goose chase!” She stops and turns as she glares at Lyla for a few seconds.

“Penny is dead now. . . and that is your fault!” She says coldly as she points at Lyla. “You might as well have killed her with your own hands.” She stomps over as if she is going to kick her and Lyla tips her head trying to protect herself the best she can. Thankfully, Marnie stops short.
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7 June at 12:34

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 414) Because Of You

“Everybody thought you and Crispin were so great together. They made comments about what a nice looking couple you two were.” Marnie continues to crumple paper stacking an excessive amount of it up on the fire grate. “He was so mean to me, did you know that? Did you know he yelled at me and called me names?” Marnie asks.

“No, I didn’t.” replies Lyla as she tries to work at loosening the rope.

“Oh my yes, he said horrible things to me and his words really hurt my feelings.” She yells. “Who is he to do that? Then I figured it out, it was because of you. You were the reason he was so mean to me.” Marnie says as she lays thin pieces of wood along the top of the many layers of paper. “I am always everyone’s favorite and I expect to be the center of attention, but that night was different. You were bossing me around, telling me to find Penny.” Marnie slams a piece of wood down on the hearth of the fireplace.

“Yes, because we were worried about her, I needed your help.” Replies Lyla firmly. She remembers the drunken stupor Marnie was in that night and is very surprised she has any recollection of anything at all.
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6 June at 12:01

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 413) Accident

“Marnie? What are you doing?” Lyla asks as she looks up at her.

“I’m solving my own problems.” Marnie replies. “Is the floor cold?” Looking at the rope on her hands, Lyla glances up again at Marnie not answering her question. “Well, if you feel the floor is cold, it won’t be for long. Let me get a fire started and then you can have your accident.” The tone of Marnie’s voice is very strange and scornful.

“What?” asks Lyla as she pulls at the rope and pipe.

“It’s a sad thing, you know it? You started a fire but accidentally tripped and dropped your stupid little lantern setting the entire house ablaze.” Marnie says with a smile. “Don’t worry, the rope will burn away from your hands and no one will ever know you were actually placed here on purpose. No one will ever suspect that I was ever here at all.”

“Have you gone nuts?” Lyla says as she tugs on the pipe. Marnie swiftly turns to glare at her.

“You made me look stupid at your party, Lyla. I was supposed to be with Crisp that night.” Marnie turns and begins to wad up paper and then tosses it into the cold fireplace. “I should have been the main attraction, not you, not him. ME!” she says as she throws a ball of paper at Lyla’s face.
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5 June at 11:52

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 412) In Hand

With Lyla knocked out, Marnie grabs her by the arms and drags her across the shiny wooden floor to the other side of the room. She binds her hands with thick white rope and secures her to a pipe connected to the old unused steam heating system. It is steady and solid as it extends down through the floor.

Laughing loudly, Marnie runs out into the hall and grabs the stained glass lantern she left on the table at the top of the stairs. As she is returning to the room, Lyla is waking up from the blow to her head.

“Oh, what happened, what’s going on?” Lyla questions, clearly dazed and disoriented. She tries to touch her head and this is when she realizes her hands are bound. She cannot move from her position on the floor and she looks up to find Marnie standing near her, lantern in hand.
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4 June at 11:34

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 411) The Mercy Of:

Slowly, Lyla makes her way down the hall to investigate the sound. Now that the sun has set it is dark in the house and with this room facing to the east, it appears gloomy compared to the rest of the rooms. Very gently, she pushes the door open and steps inside. As she flips the light switch on the wall, the ceiling light flickers and blows with a loud crackling sound.

“Damn it.” Says Lyla as this causes her to jump. With the ceiling light blown, she pulls out her cell phone to use as a flashlight. Slowly she walks over to a lamp sitting on the night table near the bed. Just as she bends over to find the switch, she feels a sharp crushing pain that runs from her head to her toes and she falls to the floor. Laying there unconscious, she is at the mercy of Marnie, who is standing over her holding a large piece of firewood in her hands.

“You stupid twit!” Marnie says in a brash tone as she flips the switch on the lamp. The light is low but bright enough to see around the room with ease. Still holding the wood in her hands, she bends over and rolls Lyla onto her back. She stands over her watching for a long time as if studying her face.

“Oh no, what are you going to do now?” Marnie says in her over dramatic high-pitched voice. She then laughs loudly in a theatrical mocking manner.
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4 June at 02:54

The Eyes Of A Fetch (Excerpt 410) To Her Right


Smokey hunches down beside the last step of the staircase and hisses loudly before she scurries around the corner toward the sunroom. Looking around Lyla is not sure of what to think. She glances into the living and dining rooms and everything seems to be in its rightful place except for one thing. The stained glass lantern she obtained while in Madrid is not on the little table near the door.

“Now, where did that get off to?” She says in a whisper as she looks around. “I know I didn’t move it.” Glancing up at the second floor landing, she sees it sitting on the hall table. “What? I didn’t move that up there.”

She heads up the staircase and once on the second floor, she stops to pick up the lantern. There is a loud and odd sound coming from a room to her right. This is at the opposite end of the house from her bedroom and immediately, she hears it again. It is a popping or knocking sound and appears to be coming from the room she and Crispin exited through after fleeing the attic last night.


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4 June at 02:52

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13 March at 23:49

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