That night, Jake and I are watching the news. The
10 o'clock story is about a local murder.
"Oh, no." I sigh.
"Anne Rickman was
murdered yesterday evening, in her own home. She was the owner of
a local bakery, Sweet Pea. She had no living family, yet she had
many friends around town. Anne will be missed." Says a news
My jaw drops after the first four words, as tears
"What? Why are you crying?" Jake
"T-that was my boss. O-old boss." I wipe
Then I realize. The reporter said she had no living
"She said that Anne had no living
family!" I practically scream.
"So?" Jake says, equally loud.
"The current co-owner of Sweet Pea said
he's her nephew!" I reply.
"Maybe it's distant." Jake says,
I nod, not quite sure.
*The Next Morning*
Hazel shakes me awake, to tell me she is
"Where are you going?" I mumble.
"Work. I'll be back around four." She
"Alright," I whisper, falling back
asleep, "Love you."
"Love you, too." She says and kisses my
As the day progresses, I keep getting the feeling
something bad is happening.
I get the call around 3:30.
I told some people that I'm not
stopping the story. I am. Just decided. I have another story on
the account Story_Girls13 Not a Hazel
& Jake series. They are ending today.