Sight

Sight Chapter 26: Suffocating

*** author’s note: And we’re back! Thanks for being so patient 🙂 The events of this chapter pick up the morning right after the last. In case you missed it, there is a recap here and some extra Sight info here. Enjoy~ ***
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5:30 a.m. | Kimberly’s Room
After a few days of not being able to sleep properly, Kim finally manages to doze off only to be woken up by her alarm not long afterwards.

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She reaches for her phone to silence it, does a quick sweep of her messages, and sees that aside from a few unread texts from Gus, there are none. With a sigh, she places it back down and rolls out of bed to get ready for her regular run.

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Since their incident, Kimberly hasn’t spoken to or heard from Aislyn; which she figured was because she was spending time with her family as it was the holidays. Despite it having been a few days since she’s returned home, Kim couldn’t help but wonder if Aislyn was feeling the same way she was.

She was practically under house arrest since the town was still on a manhunt for their assailants, and when they did let her out, she had to be escorted by police. The worst part of it all was that despite trying to play off what happened like it was no big deal, Kim found herself quite shaken after she’d returned home with her mother. It was as if the gravity of the situation hadn’t sunken in until well after it was all over.

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Speaking to Aislyn was something Kim thought might help put her at ease if she could see how she was holding up, only, she couldn’t bring herself to call her. Yes, the ordeal did bring them closer in a way, but Kim was less than kind to Aislyn prior to everything that happened, and now that they were safe and sound, she didn’t think their relationship would change overnight. With a sigh, she throws on some running clothes and hopes that the fresh air can help get some of her edge off.

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“Off for a run?” Her mother asks as she makes her way downstairs.

“Yeah.”

“Don’t forget–”

“Yeah, yeah, I know. I’ll take Officer Ramirez with me.” Kim says, interrupting her. Her mother had decided to take a leave from work to keep a close eye on Kim, which only made her feel more smothered than safe. At this point, she wasn’t sure what it would take to get her feeling back to normal other than the two pieces of trash that got away being caught.

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“I’ll be back soon.” Kim says over her shoulder as she opens the front door. Officer Ramirez, who was sitting in her patrol car on the curb, walks over, “Going for a morning run?” She asks. Kim nods. “I’ll follow from a little ways away.” “Sure, whatever.” Kim says, brushing her off.

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The world has yet to wake as Kim follows her neighborhood cul-de-sac out onto the street and into the city. As she inhales the icy air into her lungs, and jogs along the empty roads, Kim feels herself over analyzing her surroundings. The moment there is a snap of a twig or movement from a scurrying animal, she feels herself start. How vulnerable and paranoid she was becoming was beginning to both anger and sadden her…
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6:59 a.m.
After meandering through the city until she could no longer tolerate the burn in her legs, Kim returns home. She’s just about to brew herself a cup of tea when she hears her mother’s voice ring, “Kimmie, come here.” “Coming!” Kim yells back. She walks along the corridors until she finds her mother in her favorite room of the house. “Phone for you.” Her mother says, handing over the landline, her expression was unreadable.

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“Hello?” Kim says tentatively. “Hey, Kim, it’s Aislyn.” “Aislyn, hey!” Kim says, unable to hide her excitement.

“Sorry, it’s kind of early…” Aislyn says apologetically.

“No, it’s fine; I’ve been up for hours.”

“I was wondering if you’d be up for meeting me, to talk. We can go to a coffee shop or something.”

“How about the mall instead?” Kim suggests.

“That works. Is an hour too soon?”

“An hour is perfect.” Kim says. “Alright, see you then.” Aislyn says with what Kim assumes is an amused smile from the tone of her voice.

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It had only been a brief moment, but Kim could already feel her stress ebb away just from hearing Aislyn’s voice. The bit of spark that was building inside of her was doused when she saw her mother’s expression, which was rather grim.

“What’s this about the mall? You aren’t planning on going with Ms. Persefoni, are you?”

“Yes, mom, I am. We’ll be followed around by Oldemerrow’s finest so I don’t see the problem.” Kim says sarcastically. Her mother presses her lips to a thin line and Kim wonders why she’s so against the idea; she did just go for a run outside after all – compared to that, the mall was infinitely safer.

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Kim replays her mother’s last words in her head once more and realization sits in. “Mom… you don’t think what happened was Aislyn’s fault do you?” Her mother’s silence at the question serves as an answer. “That’s ridiculous; she’s the one who saved me, saved us.”

“I know… It’s just, I read the statement you guys gave the commissioner.”

“And?”

And, there were so many actions she took that you went along with that could’ve ended up costing you your life. It seems like that Aislyn is a reckless girl.”

“So am I.” Kim says defensively. She found it slightly amusing that she was defending Aislyn, someone she was so jealous of and mean to for so long, to her own mother. “You don’t know a thing about her.”

“Neither do you. You’ve never mentioned her before. I didn’t even know who she was until this whole fiasco.” Her mother says sternly. “Yeah, because I tell you everything.” Kim says with an eye roll. “It’s just the mall, mother; the worst thing that can happen is she’ll coax me into shoplifting an overpriced scarf.” Despite her attempts to remain grave, her mother cracks a smile. She sighs and Kim knows her resolve has broken, “Be back soon.” She says, and Kimberly gives a small smile of her own in return.
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8:07 a.m. | Centennial Mall
Aislyn remains silent in the passenger seat of the police cruiser as they pull into the parking garage of the mall. She had no idea where she and Kim’s kidnappers were, but had a feeling they wouldn’t be interested in purchasing expensive garments in the early morning. The fact that she still had to be watched so closely was beginning to irk her; she had to be extra cautious to not speak to J.D. while the officers were lurking around close by.

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She makes no effort to hide her irritated expression as she closes the passenger door, and Officer Turner appears to pick up on it. “Look, Aislyn, I know this seems like it’s unnecessary, but you know the police commissioner wants to be safe and not sorry.”

“I know.”

“I’ll tell you what, I’ll radio in Officer Ramirez, and we’ll hang back down here so you and Ms. Scott can have a more relaxed time.” Officer Turner says, patting his walkie-talkie as he does so.

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“I’d appreciate that.” Aislyn says with a smile. She was worried about how she was going to say what she wanted to, to Kim, with cop ears close by, but now it appears she wouldn’t have to. “In return though, you’ve got to call me the second you think you see something suspicious, deal?”

“Deal.”

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Aislyn makes her way out of the parking structure and walks towards the entrance, gazing into the shop windows that were still springing to life, with workers flicking on lights and stacking clothes as it hadn’t been long since the mall opened.

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The building is fairly empty when she enters which is what she was hoping and expecting by inviting Kimberly to meet up so early. The less ears around, the better. J.D. appears beside her and smirks. “Ditched your arm candy?” He asks.

“Thankfully, yeah.”

“What now?”

“Now, I talk to Kim. Let’s go.” Aislyn says as she turns to make her way up the stairs.

“Wait.” J.D. says, halting her. “Your friend may have taken well to the news of your ability at the time, but she may freak out now, so maybe it’s best we don’t push it. I’ll give you some space.”

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“I guess…” Aislyn says, eyeing him suspiciously. “I could also just pretend you aren’t there, though.”

“Yeah, but I figured… since I kind of wanted to kill time anyway. I’d just leave you to it.”

“Ahh so that’s it.” Aislyn says with a grin.

“What’s it?”

“You want to spend time with Maddie.”

“I never said that.”

“You didn’t have to.” Aislyn says with an even bigger smile. She knew J.D. had halted seeing Maddie since it was only a matter of time before she’d have to ‘move onwards’ and he didn’t want to get too attached. Perhaps his feelings had grown in the time he had spent away and he could no longer do so; whether that was the case or not, Aislyn was pleased she’d managed to pick up on something about J.D. for a change since he was an expert at reading her. “Go ahead, Romeo. Tell Maddie I say hi.”

“Oh, shut up.” J.D. says with a smirk before disappearing.

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When Aislyn reaches the top of the stairs, she is able to see Kimberly at a café on the end of the floor. As she approaches, she notices Kimberly’s rather solemn expression and wonders what’s on her mind.

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“Long time, no see.” Aislyn says when she gets near.

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Kimberly’s face lights up when she turns and meets Aislyn’s gaze, which makes her smile. “Morning.” Kim says, reaching out for a hug. “You cut you hair! It looks great.” She exclaims. “Thanks.” Aislyn says shyly; she wasn’t good at receiving compliments. “By the way, did you say something?” Kim asks, “Because my escorting officer disappeared a few minutes ago without a word.”

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“Sort of…” Aislyn says as she glances at the barista making coffee; she’d become overly cautious of people listening in on her conversations in the few days she’s been living with the constant police presence. “How’ve you been holding up?” Kim asks, and the tone of her voice makes Aislyn turn back to look at her; despite having a face full of impeccable makeup, per usual, there was a weariness in Kim’s expression that made Aislyn concerned.

“Fine.” Aislyn answers, “How about you?” “Same here.” Kim says with another smile, but Aislyn is not convinced. “Why don’t we have a seat, there are some things I’d like to tell you.” Aislyn says.

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“You’re leaving Oldmerrow?” Kim asks after Aislyn had filled her in on her past few days. The sincerity of the sadness in her voice made Aislyn feel touched.

“Yeah, but only temporarily.”

“Will you be staying for Mai and Chad’s holiday party?”

“I’ll be leaving a few days afterwards.”

“Do you have anything to wear?” Kim asks.

“No, I hadn’t really gotten around to thinking about that yet.”

“Great, because part of the reason I wanted to meet here was to prepare for it… If you’d like that is.”

“I would.”

“Great.” Kim says with a smile that didn’t quite reach her eyes. Aislyn couldn’t help but feel like something was… off, with Kimberly. Like she was being overly cautious with her words or trying hard to appear cheerful. Then again, Aislyn had never really gotten to know her when she wasn’t being hostile, so her current behavior could also just be how she acted usually. Aislyn had no way of telling for sure.

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“What about our MIA assailants?” Kim asks. “Don’t worry, I have no intention of leaving until they are caught, and I don’t think the police will be able to do so without my help.” Aislyn says, full of determination to hold true to that. “But how–” “Don’t worry, I’ll think of something.”

“Do you have more abilities I should know about?” Kim asks with a small laugh. “Nope, just the one.” Aislyn says, giving a smile. Kimberly appeared to have no trouble accepting the things Aislyn could see, something she never would’ve imagined. Despite that, she still had no desire to tell anyone else. “Let’s hope it’s enough to help again this time…” She adds.

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After finishing their breakfast, Aislyn and Kim begin popping in from store to store, scanning through racks of clothes, shoes, and accessories, searching for the right outfit. While walking past an electronic store, Aislyn halts, realizing she had yet to purchase her own phone after her other one was taken from her. “What is it?” Kim asks when she stops. “I probably should get a new phone. I’m currently borrowing my dad’s.” “It’s been three days, how have you managed without one?” Kim asks walking towards the door. Aislyn shrugs, and follows her inside.

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After wrapping up the transaction on her new cell, Aislyn and Kim return to yet another clothing store with everything from prom dresses to bridal gowns. Kimberly had found a few outfits she wanted to try on, and Aislyn went to sit on a chair outside the fitting rooms to give her some feedback. As she waits, a tuxedo-clad mannequin in the corner of the store catches her eye and her mind immediately goes to Cailean, making some heat rise to her face.

They had spoken on the phone for hours the night before; just like every other time they got lost in discussion with one another, they talked about everything. Well, everything except their moment in the kitchen. Aislyn really wanted to know what he’d thought of it, and her… and how she pulled away; Cailean didn’t appear to be upset, but he was also incredibly hard to read, so Aislyn had no way of knowing for sure. She’d talked to him until she fell asleep; her dad had to come pry the phone from her hands in the morning to make a call.

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“What do you think?” Kim asks; twirling in a mini sequined dress, snapping Aislyn’s thoughts back from Cailean. “Oh, um… it’s nice.” Aislyn says, still venturing back from where her mind had gone.

“That wasn’t very convincing.” Kim says with a giggle. “Are you bored?” She asks.

“No.”

“Tired?”

“No.”

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“Great, because I found a dress that I think will suit you. I put it in the dressing room; after I change back you can try it on.” “Sure.” Aislyn says. “Please, Aislyn, try to contain your enthusiasm.” Kimberly says with an eye roll. Aislyn lets out an involuntary laugh. “Sorry, I got distracted for a second.” “You don’t say.” Kim says over her shoulder as she makes her way back to change. Aislyn had noticed that the longer they hung out, the more relaxed Kim had become, making her wonder what had caused her to be so strained at the start of their day.

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When Kim returns, Aislyn makes her way into the dressing room she occupied, and runs her finger along the fabric of the dress Kim had selected for her. Despite having an interest in fashion, she was never super into the idea of going on shopping sprees or doing super feminine activities; partially because after her mother had left and she’d lost her friends, she had no one to go with and subconsciously dreaded the activity altogether. The thought of her mother for the second time in the span of a month, after years of never thinking of her once, filled Aislyn with a sort of sadness. She turns to close the curtains of the dressing room, and attempts to shove the thought of her mother from her mind.

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“That color really suits you.” Kim states when Aislyn walks out in the orange dress. “I can hardly breathe in this.” Aislyn says as she runs her hand along her side where the fabric clinged tightly to her body. “You don’t need to breathe, you just need to look hot.” Kim says. “Come on, let’s go try a few more stores.”
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6:27 p.m. | Merrow Rose Hotel, Suite 210
Aislyn and Kim had differing opinions on the final dress Aislyn should choose, and in the end compromised on a pale blue and white crop top and skirt that they both agreed was cute. Nearly everything Kim had tried on suited her so it wasn’t as hard to come to a decision on her outfit.

Aislyn had initially set out to let Kim know she’d make sure to do whatever it took to make sure the crooks were caught, but ended up having a rather pleasant day. “I’m back.” She says as she reenters the hotel suite after being dropped off by Officer Turner.

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“Hey, kiddo.” Her father says quietly, due to Nicole sleeping soundlessly on his shoulder. “Did you have a nice time?”

“Yeah.”

“We were waiting for you to return so we could all eat together. There’s a restaurant we found out about online that is a little ways away from here called Crimson. Have you ever been there?” Her father asks. Aislyn shakes her head no, having never heard of the place. “Great, you can freshen up, and I’ll wake Nicole so we can head out.” “Alright.” Aislyn says.
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8:19 p.m. | Crimson Restaurant & Bar
Aislyn didn’t consider herself much of a foodie, and therefore, wasn’t surprised that there were eateries in Oldmerrow she’d never been to. She hadn’t even been to the restaurant Gus had taken her to on their first date, and that had been much closer to home than the place they were currently at was.

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Upon entering, they are led to a table by a petite female server in a crimson garment to match the restaurant’s theme. As her father and Nicole take their seats, another server walking by with a tray of beverages halts to speak to them. “The kitchen is kind of backed up at the moment.” He says. “Can I interest you in some hot drinks while you wait since it’ll be a little while before we can get your orders out?”

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Aislyn, who had her hand on the back of her chair to pull it out, drops it to her side when she hears his voice.

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“Drinks would be lovely.” Nicole says. The server walks over to set the tray down and says something Aislyn doesn’t hear. Her heartbeat had begun to race, and a chill that had nothing to do with any ghosts ran up her spine.

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Though her assailants didn’t speak much, Aislyn had heard enough to recall that, even for brothers, they both sounded eerily alike – with the same gravely tone. Much like the one she was hearing now. She tries to bring the few features she could see beneath their masks to the forefront of her brain.

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It feels as though time slows in the seconds before the server turns and they lock eyes. The cold, dark, gaze that meets hers makes her break out in a cold sweat. It was hard to be 100% sure, but Aislyn was certain enough that she was standing before one of the two that had taken her and Kimberly.

If the man recognizes her, he does a good job of remaining unfazed. “Coffee?” He asks, holding out a mug. “I’m fine.” Aislyn says, doing her best to mirror his poker face. She didn’t want to make a scene, and it appeared neither did he.

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“Alright then, your server will be out shortly.” “You aren’t our server?” Aislyn asks, determined to act as if she wasn’t panicking internally. “No, my shift has just ended. So I’ll be heading out shortly. You guys enjoy your dinner, though.” He says with a ghost of a smile, his eyes now fixed on the scar on Aislyn’s cheek. Aislyn takes a moment to glance at his chest, but sees he isn’t wearing a name-tag.

“Okay, thank you.” Aislyn’s father says; his voice sounding as though it’s coming from miles away as Aislyn is hyper-focused on the man before her. He sets the cup back down on the tray and picks it up, walking away from the table without another glance Aislyn’s way.

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“Aislyn, sweetie, why haven’t you sat down yet?” Nicole asks. “Oh, right.” Aislyn says, her voice barely coming out above a whisper. She places her hand back onto the chair, and pulls it out, nearly falling into it, having lost feeing in her body from the waist down.

The chatter her father and Nicole break into, the sounds of silverware scraping plates, the voices of the other guests, all become drowned out by the blood pumping in her ears. Aislyn had given Kimberly her word that she wouldn’t be leaving town until those guys were caught, and it appeared she’d soon get the chance to deliver on her promise.

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Thanks for reading! Look at me, managing to post on time, as promised. I can’t tell you how good it feels to get back into writing. I really appreciate all of you being here and following this story. ❤ I’m determined to see it through to the end *fingers crossed* and hope I’m able to do so. Feel free to let me know what you thought below. I hope you guys enjoy the rest of your weekend!
xoxo Amy

25 thoughts on “Sight Chapter 26: Suffocating

  1. Yay, it’s so great to have you back! And it’s quite the wham chapter you start out with for your part two! :O I’m a bit concerned for Aislyn, though at least there’s a chance those creeps will be caught soon.
    It’s nice to see her and Kim getting along and doing girly stuff together 🙂 Makes sense that Kim would want to talk to Aislyn after what they went throught!
    This was great. Can’t wait for more! ❤

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    1. Thank you ☺️ It’s great to be back!
      Haha I was going to use those EXACT words in my ending note 😂 I debated splitting the chapter but didn’t want to do that right off that bat. Also, not much would’ve occurred in either if I did, so I just stuck with it lol. I’m trying to stick to the outline I made, but next chapter won’t be as bad, haha.
      Aislyn shall once again, take the law into her own hands. But the plus side is, it may end help helping, but I’ll just let you see 😇 Once she gets something into her head – that’s it.
      Yup, their developing friendship is something I look forward to sharing 😄
      Thanks for reading! 💕

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      1. They’re very true words!
        I completely see what you mean that you ended the chapter exactly where you should 🙂 I’ve had some really short chapters in the past where I didn’t like how short they were, but it would just ruin any momentum to continue 🙂
        Oh Aislyn no :O call the police and let them deal with it! … Bet she isn’t listening to me, though :/
        Gotta love developing friendships ❤
        I'm really looking forward to what's to come 🙂

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  2. I was so, so excited to see your chapter in my reader. I’ve been waiting for it! ❤
    The new featured image looks really good and doesn’t look like a love triangle like the previous one.
    Ah, poor Aislyn and Kimberly. I can’t imagine what they must be experiencing now. Sure, they’re safe now, but the trauma persists and will probably stay there for a long time, if not for life. I admire Kim for her running and the fact that she didn’t hesitate to refrain from doing it during winter with all the snow around. Brr.
    Wow at her mother in that dress. She looks… interesting. It’s funny how she thinks Aislyn is reckless. She has no idea that Aislyn knew exactly what she was doing. It was Kim that put them in more danger with swimming in the icy water.
    Aislyn looks cute in that hairstyle with small ponytails. It’s good that the girls met up with one another. They were in that horrible situation together and sharing things should have a healing effect on them.
    I love how you picked the dresses so that the one in the dressing room matches the one Aislyn puts on. It’s the little details that are important and it was probably some work finding the right CC.
    And that plot twist at the end! OML! I can’t believe Aislyn just bumped into one of her kidnappers. I hope he doesn’t run away and that she can report him to the police and help serve a punishment for him that he deserves.

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    1. Aww thank you ❤ 😀 I managed to successfully schedule it ahead of time for like the second time ever, haha.
      Thanks! Yup, I almost ended up going with that kind of storyline, but decided against it because I love Aislyn and J.D. much better as friends, and also, it wouldn't really work out… ;P
      Exactly… unfortunately, it'll be something that will remain with her for a while :/ Sticking to running in the freezing cold was more of a way for her to remain distracted and numb her pain than stay fit. Her mom is an interesting character XD you'll find out more about her later. That nightgown fit exactly the one I had in mind when I was thinking of her style, lol. She's a very distinct lady. Haha, Kim didn't feel like volunteering that info, as it wasn't one of her brightest ideas.
      Yeah, they will definitely form a solid friendship, bonding over this incident.
      Thank you!!! I appreciate you appreciating it, haha. It did take a bit of effort to get the color right 😂 💕
      That was definitely a stroke of terrible luck, haha… I'll let you see how it plays out 😉 ~
      Thanks for reading! ❤

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  3. I am so happy you are back!! 🙂 Hopefully, your internet problems have all been resolved (fingers crossed).
    I really hope Kim & Aislyn are able to become better friends. It looks like they both need someone to talk to. And I can’t even imagine how scary it was for Aislyn to come face to face with her assailant.

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    1. Thank you! I hope so too 🙏
      This ordeal will definitely bring them closer to one another in a special way. Aislyn’s mind works in a completely different way than Kim’s does, and them opening up to each other will make them both aware of that.
      Aislyn is definitely going to remain shaken for a bit before coming up with another of one of her half-baked plans 😂 Thanks for reading! 💓

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  4. I love this story and so happy to have you back! I hope she says something so they can find him before he disappears. He may not even work there and just followed her in. I was hoping she and Kim would become friends over their shared ordeal. She needs a good friend – that’s not dead. 😂

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    1. Thank you so much 😊 I’m super happy to be back to posting. Aislyn tends to overthink, so that suggestion most likely won’t be the course of action she ends up taking… but I’ll let you judge for yourself when the time comes 😉
      Yup, they are definitely forging a solid relationship. Aislyn could definitely use non-ghost friends, haha. Thanks for reading! ❤️

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  5. Yay, I’m so happy to see you back and posting!
    Oh, poor Kim. I’m glad that she and Aislyn are finding comfort in each other’s company — they both need someone to talk with after that traumitising ordeal, so it was nice to see them bonding at the shopping trip. I think they will become good friends! I also noticed how Gus sent some texts to Kim and they are left unread… don’t ignore him Kim! I want to see what he said!
    So JD is hanging out with Maddie, hm? I wonder how that is going to transpire once JD finds out who he is and what his life was…
    Like Jowita, I really appreciate that detail in how the dresses matched 😀
    Oooh boy. Tackle that server! It’s clear from that server’s horrible hairstyle that he’s the one! I wasn’t expecting him to pop up in such a normal place — let’s see how Aislyn can bring him and his partner to justice!
    Awesome chapter, I’m really looking forward to the next one ❤

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    1. I appreciate it ☺️💓
      Yeah unfortunately Kim isn’t taking it nearly as well as Aislyn is 😕 but they both are dealing with it in their own ways and will definitely rely on each other going forward. Haha yup, she would normally be thrilled at him giving her attention but at the moment her mind is elsewhere. You’ll see what he said next time 😉
      JD has tried to keep his distance since Maddie will be leaving soon anyways, but he’s drawn to her – and you’ll see how his past will play into their *potential* relationship in a bit~
      Thanks! You guys make putting in the extra effort worth it, haha ☺️
      Lmaooo, I really didn’t want to waste the good ones on him because he’s 🚮 😂😭 I was hoping no one would see it coming, yay.
      Thanks for reading 💕

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  6. It’s so great to finally read another chapter from you! 😄
    I have to say, I was never expecting this ending! 😮 And I think that the fact that we can’t understand if the guy realized who Aislyn was, just adds up to the suspense and creepiness!
    It does make sense that Kim (who is so pretty btw) reached out to Aislyn after that traumatic incident… but what are you doing ignoring Gus’s messages girl? He obviously cares for you! (although I’m still not sure in what way)
    I’m so looking forward to the party chapter (naturally), as well as finding out what happens with those criminals..!
    That was such a great start to part 2 of your story! I can’t wait to read what’s next! And again, welcome back! ❤ 😄

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    1. Thank you! I was super excited to get it out ☺️
      I was hoping you guys would be surprised, yay, I was going for the creepy element as well haha. You’ll just have to wait and see what happens next 😉
      Gus/Kim’s relationship will be touched on next chapter! I’m glad you think she’s cute, I’m trying to style her better because I almost always have her wearing black, lol. The party chapter is the next thing I’m excited to share as well since the photos have been chilling on my computer for months now 😂😭 Thanks for reading 💓 Glad to be back!

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    1. Thanks for reading 😊💓 It has been quite some time~ While Aislyn and Kim have polar opposite personalities, they do have a shared life experience now and that’ll cause them to grow close(r) 😄

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  7. Oooo quick Aislyn you have to tell someone before he runs off! I’m sure he recognised her – the way he looked at her scar indicated that – and he surely won’t risk returning to work…
    I hope Kim is okay. Something like that can give someone serious trauma or ptsd. Aislyn did quite well to reassure her I think but Kim could use much more!

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    1. Unfortunately Aislyn tends to overthink so she may not be inclined to follow that advice 😂 Hmmm, as for that… I’ll just let you wait and see.
      It definitely can! Kim definitely isn’t faring too well, others around her shall take notice. Thanks for reading 😊❤️

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  8. Aaah sorry for the month late comment!
    It’s nice to have you back 🙂
    I think that Aislyn should’ve told her parents immediately that it was the man, because the longer she waits, the more time the men have to disappear or kidnap more people. I understand that she doesn’t want to create a scene, I wouldn’t want to either, but when it comes to criminals like them, I think causing a scene is better so he has a harder time to escape.
    I’m glad that Kim and Aislyn are growing closer, and it’s always fun reading the times Aislyn tries on clothes! I hope JD and Maddie get closer so she doesn’t leave. She’s his only ghost friend, and I feel like if she moved on, he would be lonely without another ghost to talk to.
    Great chapter ❤

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    1. Hey no worries! I figured real life must’ve got hectic for you with school and whatnot~ welcome back! 😊
      Haha, Aislyn isn’t the best at listening to reason much. She was thinking if she got him caught on the spot he’d eventually be let go because she really has no evidence on him or his brother. Yup, they shall definitely form a solid friendship from this that I look forward to showing. What can I say? I’m a sucker for shopping sprees 😆
      Maddie won’t be leaving too soon, but it’s only a matter of time… Thanks for reading! 💓

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  9. Oh no, oh no, it’s totally him! GET HIM. I’m going to be SO frustrated if he just gets away again! I’m really happy to see Aislyn and Kim’s relationship. Kim actually does seem like a sweet girl, and she compliments Aislyn nicely. Sorry I don’t have much to say here! I’m almost caught up now 😀

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    1. I suspect you shall find yourself tremendously frustrated then 😂 Yay, I’m glad. Kim is a good person but it takes a while for that side to come out as it’s buried beneath a rough defensive exterior. Complimentary is a good word to describe her; they both have a lot in common and a lot that’s not. Haha you’re more than fine, it’s the final stretch 😆 Thanks for reading! ❤️

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