Fated to Them by Jessica Hall Chapter 27

Read Fated to Them by Jessica Hall Chapter 27 – Just before my lunch break Cyrus comes out, he stops at my desk.

“You are going to pick Maya up soon?”

“Yes, I need to drop her to my mother, why what’s up?”

“I was wondering if I can come with you, I need to drop something off on that side of town” He asks.

“When do you want to leave?” I ask him and he smiles down at me.

“Whenever your ready”

“We can go now and pick Maya up on the way back” he nods, and I grab my bag. As I walk to the elevator with Cyrus, I notice Eli standing in his doorway leaning on the door frame watching us.

We hop in the car and I start heading to the address Cyrus gave me, pulling up at some post office. Cyrus gets out walking toward post office boxes, he unlocks one grabbing the mail out of it.

“You have your mail sent here?” I ask when he gets back in the car.

“Some of it, usually we have everything sent to the office, I just haven’t checked it for awhile so thought I would come with you, give me a chance to talk to you”

“About what?”

“Soya City” He says buckling in his belt.

“I told you I can’t go, how many times do I have to say that, and I didn’t appreciate you going behind my back and trying to use my mother to persuade me”

“I like your mother, she seems very what’s the words, current with the times”

“Current with the times?” I ask, shaking my head.

“Yes, she seems very open to a three-way relationship, also very open with our sexuality, it is quite refreshing” He says.

“Our relationship? You mean our non-relationship?” I tell him.

“Because you hated kissing me this morning” He states, and I feel my face heat.

“no, I don’t know what came over me. I probably had too much coffee, you made me flustered” I tell him, and he chuckles. I pull up at Maya’s school just as the bell rings, Cyrus gets out following me to the gate.

“You can deny it all you want, Addie, but you will agree eventually” Cyrus says.

“To Soya City, or being with you?” I ask before rolling my eyes at his cockiness.

“Both” he says, placing his hand on my hip and pulling me against him. I don’t bother removing his hand knowing it’s pointless, but I also like the feel of his hands on me, not that I would tell him that. Maya comes running out excitedly.

“MR Cyrus why are you here?” She asks looking up at him. He smiles down at her before holding out his hand which she actually takes as we walk back to the car.

“I came with Addie” He tells her, and she skips happily to the car and he buckles her into her seat before climbing in the car again. I drop Maya to my mother at the surgery before coming back out to the car and heading back to work.

“Maya seems to like you two,” I tell him.

“H mm, I don’t like people or children in general, but I do like your niece. She is quite sweet and very well behaved from what I have observed, she is growing on me” He says.

“How can you not like kids?” I ask and he looks at me.

“I just don’t like people in general, I like you and your family other than that I don’t usually bother and just stick with Eli, Eli is more of people person, humans annoy me”

“Humans? You realise you are one, right?” I chuckle.

“I suppose you’re right,” He says, his lips pulling up in a smirk.

“What’s so funny?” I ask him curious.

“If only you knew” He says mysteriously just as my car’s Bluetooth starts ringing.

I hit the answer button, I didn’t recognise the number as it came up on my stereo screen.

“Hello” I ask, they say nothing, but I could hear their breathing.

“Hello, can you hear me?” I call out again turning the corner.

“Ada?” I hear her breathe before she starts coughing and retching.

“Taylor?” I panicked when I heard my sister’s voice.

“Ada, I don’t feel too good” She mutters. Cyrus looks at me and I fight the urge to start crying hearing her voice.

“Taylor where are you?” I called trying to keep her awake as she rambled into the phone.

“I’m at Ethan’s,” She says, and I recognise the name as her old d**g dealer. I rip a U turn heading back the way I came in the direction of his house. Cyrus grabs the dash at my erratic driving.

“Taylor I am coming to get you, stay awake for me please” I plead but the phone goes silent.

“Taylor!” I call out but the phone suddenly cuts off and I put my foot down on the gas,

“Where are we going?” Cyrus asks.

“Her dealer’s house” I tell him.

“Slow down Hun” He says but I don’t listen, instead turning the next corner into the old suburb, this side of town is seedy and Cyrus looks at the burnt-out houses and trashed streets in disgust.

I slow down trying to remember which street it is as they all look familiar and most of the streets signs have been removed. Finally finding it, I pull up cutting off the engine. I unbuckle my seatbelt when Cyrus grabs my hand.

“What are you doing, you can’t go in there. They look like thugs” He says looking at the house with d**d car bodies littering the lawn with high grass, and trash all through it. Three men stood out the front with their home job tattoos and singlets on, looking every part the scum, they were. One lifts his shirt and I recognise it as Ethan as he shows off his gun. Music pounding with the bass way too loud.

“My sister is in there, and Ethan wouldn’t dare do anything at his house he knows I would call the cops and that’s the last thing he wants them stumbling on to his grow house” I tell Cyrus but he doesn’t let go.

“I’ll go get her”

“Are you nuts, they will shoot you” I tell him, pulling my hand from his.

“Wait in the car I will be back in a sec” I tell him, hopping out.

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