After jumping into some clothes the group took off in Liv’s car to the edge of the woods. The moon in it’s steady decline lit their way at first through the clearing. Soft mist hit their skin.
“Alright your flashlights are special. Keep them on and pointed into the woods. If we find it we circle it.” Liv instructed. She took Nikki’s hand and let her lead the way.
“How do you know where you’re going?”
“She’s shown me this place in my dreams… she told me we can be happy together here.”
Liv’s brows knit together in confusion. “You don’t want to leave your father all alone do you?”
The child shook her head. “I told her I could visit but I couldn’t stay. You won’t hurt her will you?”
Liv took a deep breath and told the girl what she always told herself. “It’s not my job to kill them, but we are here to protect.”
“She took Evan didn’t she?”
Liv nodded with a sigh. This little girl was more grown up than many her age. She just hoped they didn’t have to do anything drastic this time.