Like a Dream

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Later, Amelia asked her mom about the conversation she overheard, and Alexandria told her she didn’t believe Roland left town without a fight because he loved his sons so much. The night before the hearing, Leona supposedly spoke with Roland and later told the police that he decided to let her have them. A neighbor claimed she heard arguing, but nothing could be proven. Another hearing was scheduled for the following month but in the end, she got sole custody.

Even to this day, no one has seen or heard from him. Leona told the boys that he never cared about them or wanted them. But Alexandria knew that something was fishy about it all and warned Amelia to stay away from Leona. For that reason, Amelia never had a chance to spend much time with her aunt. She knows her mom was only trying to protect her, but if she knew more about Leona, maybe things wouldn’t be so drastic now. However, she can’t deny the fact that she’s never gotten a good vibe where Leona is concerned.

She knows that Cash didn’t really trust his sister either because he never let her babysit. Something happened in the past, but no one ever told Amelia what it was. She can’t understand why Leona hates her mother and why she insists on breaking up her parents.

All she knows without a doubt is that her parents love each other very much and it was true love at first sight. They went through a lot to be together and vowed that nothing would ever tear them apart, which is why Amelia is determined to make it her mission to get her family back together. She splashes some cold water on her face and stares into the mirror.

“Amelia, you are tough and strong. You can do this,” she says to herself. She walks out of the bathroom and stops in her tracks. Her body trembles as she stares at the back of their heads in the waiting room. Her mind is telling her to go sit down, but her legs want to run out the door. This could be her only chance. Just as she starts to head toward the double doors, she pauses and thinks about her mother and how Leona won’t let up until they find her. She thinks about her poor grandparents, who are innocent and don’t deserve to be involved in this sick and twisted situation.

This sucks! She wants to be reckless but it’s just not in her. She takes a deep breath and walks back to the waiting room, slumping down into the chair. She looks up and sees the wolves gazing at her like they’re eyeing a steak. Eli and Navid all but snarled at her. If looks could kill, I would be done for. It’s almost like Leona raised them specifically to be cruel to her and Alexandria. She’s not sure how to act around them and it’s frustrating not knowing what they’re capable of. But she refuses to show fear. She will fight until she dies because it’s up to her now to protect her family. She just hopes her father will make it, for all of their sakes.


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About shinaj1

Shina James is the author of LIKE A DREAM and MONSTROUS TIES, which are both available on Amazon as well as multiple retailers. She is currently working on the final book in the LIKE A DREAM series, WAKING AMELIA and can't wait to share it with her readers. While residing in Texas, she loves spending time with her husband and two kids.
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