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And Then There Were Four Novel Chapter 34


Did he take Caleb’s mate?

The question swirled like a rollercoaster through my mind. And what did he mean she died?

A dull ache in my head began to grow like a rooted tree that refused to give up. My flight response kicked in and without waiting another moment, I forced myself to walk away from them.

“If you both want to act like this then you will do it without me around.” I huffed as I stormed off.

If those two wanted to act like a bunch of children then so be it, but I was not going to wait around to listen to their bickering. Damian and Caleb had both made some wild statements, and out of the two of them, only Caleb had been honest with me so far.

So why would I doubt him? He had never given me a reason not to trust him.

The pounding of feet upon concret echoed from behind me. Looking over my shoulder, I watched Damian’s figure moving quickly to keep up.

“Where are you going?” Damian asked, stopping me in my tracks again.

“Away from the both of you.” I retorted, stepping around him.

He was more than persistent as he caught up, and kept in step with me. I wasn’t sure what he was trying to do, but I had a class to get to and wasn’t going to waste another minute on their arguing.

“Will you wait a sec–” His hand reached out, gripping my upper arm, and forcing me to stop.

The feeling of his touch against my skin sent sensations to my heart I tried to ignore.

No matter how angry I got with him, I couldn’t deny my attraction.

“Wait a second, for what?” I snapped with my brows narrowed, “what do you want?”

“I want to explain myself.” He said.

Nodding my head I smiled, “okay. Did you take his mate?”

A look of confusion stared back at me, “it wasn’t like that.”

Wasn’t like that? Out of all the answers he could have given me, that was the one he wanted to go with. For a man that was supposed to be a leader or Alpha as they call it, he wasn’t the wisest of choices.

“Right… well, you either did or you didn’t.”

“You don’t understand, Ivy.” Damian replied, crossing his arms, “she wasn’t a stable person.”

“Again you’re not making yourself look better.”

Groaning in protest his eyes darted around before he gripped my hand, and began to drag me towards the parking lot. “Where are you taking me! I have class!”

“Just come on. I can’t explain things here.”

As much as I wanted to get to class, my curiosity got the better of me.

Damn it, hopefully, Mandy can get me those notes.

Kate POV

I hated lying.

My entire life I had grown up on the philosophy of not lying if I didn’t have to. I mean what was honestly the point, right?

Yet, here I was lying to Ivy.

There was so much that I wanted to tell her, and had to hold back on. I felt bad for the girl. Everything she had known about her life wasn’t what it was supposed to be. Instead, she was fed whatever truth people wanted to give her.

Something that irritated me.

When I went back to Georgia, it wasn’t for a family emergency or respite from the semester. No, it was because I had to regroup for my mission. Things were becoming more complicated by the second, and the council demanded action.

It was the reason I was where I was now.

The shadow of the library building concealed me from where I watched. I had always felt that Caleb was up to no good, and as Damian made his way across the courtyard, I knew nothing good was going to come of it.

Caleb might have been a professor on campus, but there was no doubt interest lurking beneath his gaze. I had seen that lust-filled look many times– he gave it every time he looked at Ivy.

“What are you doing?” Mandy replied from behind me causing me to jump.

“Don’t do that!” I exclaimed.

“Sorry,” she replied sheepishly. “I had to come to see what you were doing. You’re being odd.”

“That’s because I AM odd.” I retorted rolling my eyes.

“Yeah, that’s true. But it’s more than usual.”

Mandy was a sweet girl, but for some reason, she seemed off to me.

The first day I met her, I could sense she was going to be trouble. Mandy seemed shy and naive, but as my eyes drifted toward her intriguing figure, curiosity filled me with who she really could be.

The day I met her, Mandy dressed like she was the most high-end girl on campus, but her personality didn’t reflect the way she seemed to want to present herself.

“As that may be. I was simply making sure Ivy was okay.” Turning away from the corner of the building, my feet carried me towards my car in hopes of being able to get rid of Mandy.

“Can I come with you?” She called out.

Groaning, I spun to face her with a smile, “sorry. I have some personal stuff I have to do. We can catch up later though.”

Lying again. Letting out an exasperated sigh, I pulled out my phone checking to see if the message I had been waiting on had come in.

Much to my dismay… it hadn’t. Go figure.

Looking back over my shoulder, I watched as Mandy slowly turned and began to walk towards the direction Caleb and Damian had been arguing. It wasnt the wisest of directions to go, but knowing her she would get in the middle because Ivy was there.

Her funeral.

I didn’t trust that girl. She was a snake in tall grass waiting for someone to make a mistake. On more than one occasion had I caught her watching Ivy. Each time she played it off as if she was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but I still didn’t trust it.

The bright morning sun beamed off my faded blue four-door sedan as it sat in the parking lot. The sight of the old car brought a smile to my face, and that was because I had missed it terribly.

Yes, I could have flown back from Georgia, but honestly, walking around everywhere sucked.

So my old car was a quick choice.

My mind drifted back to Ivy, contemplating the need to tell her the truth.

If Ivy wasn’t careful she was going to end up in a dangerous predicament, and nothing those guys did would be able to save her from her fate.

“Kate…” The sound of my name being called from my passenger door froze me in my place.

I thanked the gods that my doors were locked once I started the engine because when I faced the newcomer, I saw Caleb’s eyes staring back at me.

“Yes, sir?” I questioned rolling the window down a hair.

“Where are you going? Don’t you have class right now?”

Caleb was an inquisitive man, but there was no way he would be able to know my schedule. “No, sir. But I do have an appointment so I must be going.”

“Oh–” he replied thinking, “I could have sworn I saw you in Mrs. Simmon’s class the other day.”

Now I know he is lying. “I find that hard to believe, Professor. Especially considering the fact I just back in town last night.”

The happy smiling instructor’s act quickly dissipated. “Perhaps, I was mistaken.”

Caleb was a man I never was too fond of. “I must be going. Have a wonderful day.”

Putting my car into reverse, he stepped back onto the sidewalk pushing his hands into his pockets. With his brows furrowed, his eyes never left mine. The man was thinking hard about something.

If he was approaching me now it meant one of two things.

One he was starting to take an interest in me like he did Ivy, and there could be trouble.

Or two…

He was catching on to what was going on around him– and I was running out of time.

And Then There Were Four Novel by Lilith Carrie

And Then There Were Four Novel by Lilith Carrie

Status: Ongoing Author: Artist:
Ivy's parents separated when I was five, Ivy lived with her mother and her father had another wife. Now Ivy wants to live closer to her father but her stepmother is the one who scares her. She decided to stay with her father despite her mother's disapproval. This decision will change her life a lot.


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