Stirring the sugar into her
tea, she stared at the man sharing the table with her. He
had incredible blue eyes which were focused intently on her.
She blinked. “Something on my face?”
“Just wondering about your
Warning spiked up her spine.
But she didn’t lose her composure, it wasn’t in her to do
so. “What about it?” She sipped the brew and wished she were
able to truly enjoy it.
“It’s unique. Where did you
“My grandmother gave it to me
before she died.” She touched the chain but didn’t reveal
the pendant. “She told me it would bring me luck.” A
sorrowful laugh. “I’m still waiting on that. But it’s part
of her and I love it for that reason alone.”
Her grandmother had said a
whole lot of other things, but she wasn’t going to share
them with this man. He didn’t ask to see it, which had her
wondering if perhaps he wasn’t another after her. A
thought that was nice, although brief, for it vanished when
he looked in the direction of the two men who’d definitely
been after her.
I have to get away from
“What’s your name?” he asked.
“Just realised we haven’t been introduced to one another.”
“Cale. Cale Mattox.”
Another practised smile.
“Nice to meet you.” She drank more of her tea and chatted
with him about being in France. He’d been skiing, as she’d
been. Same lodge, and how surprising it was they hadn’t run
into each other there. “Excuse me, I need to use the
“Then we can get a taxi.”
She stood and gripped the
handle of her suitcase. “I still have to go to baggage
claim. We could meet there.”
He sent another glance to
where she knew the men were. “Sounds good to me. See you in
a bit, Taylor.”
Not if I have anything to
say about it. She gave a nod and walked to the nearest
bathroom. She sank against the wall and rubbed her arms as
she tried to figure out what step to take next.
“You okay, sweetie?” A
cleaning lady asked her.
“No. There are two men
following me and they’re making me really nervous. I also
think another man is, but I’m not positive.”
The woman’s face grew dark
and thunderous. She pulled a radio off her belt and spoke
into it. “What do they look like?”
She gave the men’s
description and after a brief hesitation, gave Cale’s as
well. If it was only her imagination that had her thinking
he was with them, well, that was her mistake. But she
couldn’t risk it.