SHORT FICTION

Thursday, 1 August 2013

DIAMONDS-Part34 Where Lies Are Hidden

The conversation that Rhys had with Garrett played in her mind over and over.  It appears little sister we have traitor among us.
If that was true then she was not safe in this house. She couldn't believe it to be one of her immediate family members or Jaden. It had to be someone who worked for Simon or something.
The old urges of being a hunter stirred in her. Even though Garrett warned her not to go out on any adventures she could do other investigations in this house. The men had gone out leaving only Josh behind. She could handle him.
Keeping an eye around for servants who she knew were paid to report her doings she slipped out of the bedroom and down the hallway. Her cat hearing was quite sharp now and so was her sense of smell. She was guessing it was to do with her condition.
The house appeared to be almost empty. All the servants she sensed were down stairs. She sniffed for Josh . Rhys smiled. He was in the study listening to his music and playing games on his phone.
She could pull this off without being spied on.
When she got to the stairs she looked down the hallway to the study door. It was shut. Good she thought. She would hear it if Josh opened it.
The first place she was going to look was Simon's office. It was just off the kitchen. The dark oak door was shut and she was guessing it was locked. She smirked. I can break into anything.
She tried the door knob. It clicked. Rhys frowned. She never liked a door that was left unlocked. It was an open invitation for a trap.
She pushed on the door anyway. Rhys watched it silently open. There was no one there. Her eyes swiftly went from one corner of the ceiling to the other looking for cameras. Simon would have them everywhere. Before even stepping in she leaned and took a peek behind the door. There was a camera there but no flashing red light and a wire was hanging down from it.
Why would Simon not have it hooked up?
Rhys very carefully stepped in and looked carefully around the room for anything that might give her answers. The computer was there but it would need a password to get through. When she went behind the desk the thing was on.
She touched the mouse and it blinked on. It was open. What the hell?
A tingle went up her spine. She was ready to make a break for it when she heard male voices. It was Max and Garrett. Rhys ran for the closet and hid inside.
They both came into the room. Rhys held her breath.
"What did your informant tell you about the attack?"
Rhys could hear Max chuckle. "What do you think, not much. They're all running scared. No one saw anything or knew anything."
"You weren't forceful enough Max. If you want information sometimes you have to reach down  their throats and rip it out of them."
"I'll keep that in mind next time." Rhys could almost see the smirk on  his face when he said that. She swallowed hard trying to stay still.
Garrett went around to the computer. "Why is this on?"
"You must have touched it or knocked the mouse."
"I didn't do any such thing."
There was silence for a moment and Rhys strained her hearing to pick up anything that was going on in the room.
Suddenly the closet door whipped open. "What the hell are you doing in the closet?'
Rhys shrugged. "I was looking for something." She knew that he knew it was a lie but it was the only thing that would come out of her mouth.
Garrett pulled her out. "Why aren't you upstairs resting?"
"I'm tired of resting."
"Too bad, go back upstairs and rest."
"I'm not an invalid. I can stay up and go anywhere in this house I want."
"I guess that includes closets," chuckled Max.
She glared at him. "Yes, even closets." She knew that sounded stupid.
Garrett looked over at the computer and then back at her. "What were you looking for on the computer?"
"Baby supplies."
Garrett's face was expressionless. "Well, I'm sure Jaden has a laptop you can use."
Then he formed a small smile. "I'm happy to see you preparing for the arrival of the twins. That pleases me."
Rhys rolled her eyes at him. She had to get out of here.
"I'll take her upstairs and give her a laptop for looking for her baby stuff," said Max.
Garrett sighed. "Thank you and I'll get on with business."
Max escorted her out.
"I can go back on my own." Max looked down at her with those pale silver eyes and shook his head. "Let's go."
Up the stairs they went.
He opened the door and waited for her to go in first. Max went to a table and pulled out a laptop. "This should work for you."
"Fine, put it over there."
"I know you were looking for something other than baby supplies."
"What do you mean?"
"You thought you would snoop on Simon's computer to find out what you could."
Rhys smirked, "Can't hide anything from you can we?"
"No, you can't." Rhys felt his sarcasm hit her back.
She flopped on the bed and pretended to ignore him.
"You will be a good little girl and stay up here and rest. The less you know right now the better."
She shot him an icy glare. "What the hell is that suppose to mean?"
"Just that, stay out of things."
She crossed her arms watching him. "I think you're hiding something. You have secrets perhaps?"
He laughed. "Yeah, I have lots of secrets dear and Simon knows them all so I'm not your suspect."
"I didn't say you were now did I?"
Max shook his head. "You didn't have to, you're wondering who the traitor is and you might think it is me?"
"Rhys shrugged. "You might be. One never knows."
He laughed again.
"I thought there might be something on his computer about the attack."
"You won't find anything on the computer about the attack. That won't happen again. You and the twins will be transported to New Orleans safely. "
She was about to ask him something else when the door opened and in came Jaden. "How is my beautiful mate?"
"She needs something to do so I gave her your laptop. She wanted to look for a baby supplies." He smiled at Jaden who's face lit up.
"That's wonderful love, I'll look with you. I can't wait for those two to start showing."
He placed his hand on her stomach. He kissed her and his powerful diamond were cat scent drowned her.
She pulled him close. The mate bonding in her stirred and he responded instantly.
"I'll leave you two alone." Rhys watched him as he closed the door with a smug smile on his face.
They laid back on the bed together and kissed for awhile.
"Where were you?"
"Just making the final arrangements for our trip to our new home. I won't leave your side from now on."
Rhys rested in his arms. "What do you know about the attack?"
She could feel his body tense. "Not much. Simon is still looking for answers. My only concern now is you and the twins. I'm trusting Simon to get us to New Orleans in one piece. Once we are there we won't have any worries."
She let her head rest  on his chest. Rhys would look again in this house before they left. She knew answers lied somewhere in this house.
She had fallen asleep. Jaden was on the laptop beside her when she woke up. He smiled down at her. He set the laptop down and pulled her close. They kissed for awhile and when he started to nuzzle her ear and that's when her eyes fell on the computer screen. Damn she thought, she had been looking in all  the wrong places.
Facing her on the screen was the hidden lie.

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