I ran swiftly though the forest, my feet barley making a
sound. My heart betting a thousand miles an hour, my bow slung on
my back with my pack. My heart stops when I hear a sound,
swinging around to search the forest for the maker while sling my
bow out at the same time, long, dark brown hair swishing into my
'"He...hello?" I stutter.
"Good morning, Alex." Jesse jumps out from behind a tree,
scaring me half to death.
"Hell Jesse! Trying to kill me much?" I moved the hair out
from my face.
He just smirks and walks past me, bumping me in the
shoulder."Ha-ha, if I wanted to kill you, I'd just say boo! You'd
probably pass out and put that thing away! Gee, talk about trying
to kill somebody." He said referring to my bow.
"Shut up dork!" I fake bunch him in the shoulder after
putting 'that thing' away. Jesse was tall at least to me, about
5'7, muscular with golden, long hair and green eyes.
"Ha, you big wimp!"I grinned my happiest grin.
"Let's go, your mom wants you."
"What does she want now?" my smile faded.
He sighted "Hard to say. You know how she can be."
"Yeah, I know"
"Hey, want to go riding later?"
"Okay, I've been wanting to ride that new horse of yours"
My grim returning.
"uhuh,you wish."Sadly we had reached my house and Jesse
had to leave "See ya tonight"
"Bye, Alex!" he yelled, while walking backwards.
I turned away and began walking to the back door, opening
it and searched the fridge for a pop. I heard my mom walk into
"Hey, mom. Sup?" and then I chuckled at my mom's look of
confusion. "I mean what is up?"
"Well, honey, I wanted to run something by you and before
you totally freak out, I'm telling you beforehand instead of just
dumping it on you. No matter what you say it's doesn't change the
facts." She was sitting at the kitchen table. She patted the seat
next to her.
"Well" I refused the chair. Yeah I wasn't freaking out at
all, hum no way.
"We might be moving."
"What?!Mom, are you crazy! Why?"
" I've been offered a job in West Virginia and you know we
need the money if you want to keep all these horses. We'll still
be near the forest, and the places I've been looking at have
actually in the forest were we can keep the horses!"
"But what about Jesse?"
"He can visit."
Mom, it's hafe way across the country!" I yelled in her
She sighted aggregately" Well there's nothing I can't do
"Grrr!" I screamed and stomped up to my room.As I was
leaving I hesitated, I almost swear I saw tears in mom's eyes, no
it had to be the lights. Slamming my door, I dove for my bed face
first, the tears falling as soon as my face hit the pillow.How
could she do this to me!
I jerked awake by my phone playing "Whispers in the Dark"
"Hello" It was Jesse.
"Hey, Alex, are you okay?"
"Umm, I guess,. Why?" confused.
"You never showed up. Remember we were supposed to go
riding" He said sounding hurt.
"I fell asleep. Sorry.I'll be over in a minute" shutting
the phone. I changed into my jeans and boots, and then quickly
pulled my hair in a ponytail.As I silently made my way to my door
and down the stairs I grabbed my bag with all my stuff like my
phone and iPod in it.Sliding up against the wall like a ninja
spy, I peaked down the hall towards the back door. Clear! I
rushed down the hallway slinging the door open as quietly as
possible.I saddled up my horse, Nikki and started to head toward