- I want to clear few things up. This is an additional to
my story "Who Steeles a New Life" This piece of short
fiction explains why Felicia knew
And Phaedra a BIG THANK
YOU for your beta reading.
- He was finally gone. At last. She had been curious about
those papers all day. There they were, lying neatly in the top
drawer of his office desk. She had asked once or twice about
them, but he didn't answer. And now he was gone-some business
to attend to with Patrick O'Rourke.
- Another heist. It all had begun to bore her-the planning,
the blue prints, the museums. At the beginning she liked the
excitement of the actual heist, but now that she knew that every
job would end the same way, that keen anticipation was no longer
- Suddenly though, this one was totally different. Why? Because
of that blue-eyed lad. Felicia knew that HE and Pat found the
young chap on the streets of Brixton. The lad had to be very
good, otherwise he wouldn't have taken him in. But after seeing
the striking boy only once, she knew he would be a problem for
- As she quietly entered the office, Felicia's thoughts ran
riot. He began to change as soon as he met the lad. He changed
even more when he got those papers today. The truth. She had
to know the truth. He didn't even introduce her to the lad. It
was as if she no longer existed.
- And now, adding insult to injury, there is a new home for
the lad. But not for her. No mention of her moving in with them
when he took the lad into the big house and left her in the 'old'
- "It would be better this way," he had said simply.
- WHY??! The answer could be in the papers he hid. A soft click
reminded her where she was. Taking the lock pick in hand, she
opened the drawer without even thinking, automatically working
the lock. She took the first two pages and began to read, completely
engrossed. She didn't hear him till he was at the office door.
- "If you ever tell him
- He didn't finish, nor did he have to. Snatching the papers
from her hands, he carefully put them back in the drawer like
- Felicia had read only a few words, but she was smart enough
to know what they meant.
- "Blood test results. Perfect match
- The end
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