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"Yeah, yeah, his house is nice and crap," Nessa said, pressing her cell phone to her ear. She plunked her suitcase on top of the bed and sat next to it, crossing her legs. Her shorts rode up slightly and she tugged at them a little, though there was no one else around to see the skin.
"Is it, honey?" Amanda responded, sounding soft yet eager to know the details. "Tell me."
Nessa glanced around with mild exasperation at the room Ty had pronounced hers, the pictures of paintings on the walls that she'd completed when she was little, the bookshelf filled with her favorite books, the pink quilt stretched across the wooden-framed bed. She told her mother of the rustic feel to the cabin, how it was all made from cut wood and glass, and how it smelled of pine and was decorated with paintings and taxidermy.
She even gave Amanda a detailed description of the view from her bedroom window, which looked down a hill over the tops of the emerald trees and stretched out toward Yellowstone Park itself
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The first thing Nessa was aware of before opening her eyes were the cold, hard facts she'd wanted to escape in reality. Images rose sharply before her eyes of Ty's unseeing gaze, the fire that exploded in her chest, the blood dripping from the gaping hole in Nathan's chest. . .things she never wanted to see, and things she'd never be able to un-see.
Her eyes flew open with a gasp as she tore out of her nightmare, and flicked around the room warily. She was in an unfamiliar place with a low ceiling. There was a single window on the farthest wall, and a fireplace in the corner, the last wood pile smoldering into ashes. It was the only light in the room, and beyond the fact she was lying on an incredibly comfortable bed, she couldn't make anything else out.
A heavy, zinging feeling seemed to choke the room. Her blood sang with it, zipped with it, and even seemed to pulse with it. As unfamiliar as it was, it was a comfortable feeling and she instantly felt calmed, though she had little rea