The Scarlett Legacy

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Authors: K.N. Lee
Tags: Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, new adult
muttering curses as he did.
    That last chance for escape ended abruptly. Heat shot through her body as Avalon illuminated the entire room with wizard’s fire. Her body seemed to glow against the backdrop of such a blast.
    Olivia’s scream was muffled by the roar of the fire and was cut off when the darkness claimed her.

“EVIE,” ADELAIDE SAID over the phone. “I need you to listen to me very carefully.”
    Alarmed, Evie stopped at her car door. Her hands shook. Her mother’s voice sounded strained, rushed.
    Terrified.
    “What’s wrong?” The panic in Adelaide’s voice put Evie on edge.
    Evie’s cheeks reddened as she imagined everything that could possibly go wrong.
    “Dinner tonight is canceled. I’ll tell you everything soon. Just stay away from Scarlett Hall… and stay away from Avalon. ”
    “What the hell is going on? Tell me now.”
    “I can’t right now,” Adelaide said. “We are taking care of it.”
    Dial tone.
    Evie’s hands shook when she pulled her phone from her ear.
    “Everything okay?” Parker stood by her car door, a bag of Tupperware filled with leftover jambalaya from lunch with his parents in his hand.
    The sky seemed a little darker that night as the clouds moved to cover all traces of the stars and moon.
    Something was not right, and even nature seemed to send her warnings.
    “I have no idea.” She stared at her phone, wishing it would ring again and that she’d get some answers.
    She glanced over at his parent’s house. His mother and father still stood in the doorway, watching them leave. They’d been thrilled to hear the news of their engagement.
    That elation quickly dissipated as fear gripped her.
    Evie put her phone in her cross-body purse. “Something isn’t right.”
    “Can I do anything?”
    “I really don’t know,” Evie said. “She just told me to stay away from Scarlett Hall.”
    She left out the part about Avalon. Parker still had no idea what was going on with the newcomer. She really didn’t know either.
    “That’s weird. Is everyone okay?”
    Sighing, Evie leaned her back against her door. They were just getting ready to leave and tell her family the good news. Now she didn’t know what to do.
    “I hope so. I don’t know what to do now,” she said. She held her hand up to look at her ring. Despite the worry simmering in her gut, she smiled. Only a few more hours and they would head to the airport, pick a place, and leave.
    “I know what you can do,” Parker said.
    “What?”
    He tilted her chin. “Go and tell Quinn the good news.”
    Evie’s smile faded. She wanted Quinn to know that she and Parker were engaged, but she couldn’t stand to tell her the news of her departure.
    “Oh boy,” Evie said. She pursed her lips and nodded. “You’re right.”
    She stood on her tip-toes to kiss him. “Okay. I’ll go and tell her.” She waved at his parents again. “I’ll come back after I see her and we can figure things out then.”
    His ice-blue gaze was hooded with worry. “I wonder what’s going on.”
    “Me too. We might not get to tell them in person.”
    “Wow,” he said, his eyes widening. “That would be crazy. We can’t leave without telling your folks.”
    Evie shrugged.
    I’m over it.
    “We’re leaving no matter what,” she said and got in the car.
    “Damn, Evie. You’re really manic about this. Do we really have to leave Woodland Creek in such a hurry?”
    Evie closed the door once she was in the driver’s seat. She quickly sent Quinn a text to meet her at Geek Beans in an hour.
    She looked up at Parker as he stood outside, reaching a hand out the window to him.
    He took her hand, stroking her knuckles before he kissed the engagement ring.
    “Yes,” she said. “We do.”
    Her eyes darkened as if shrouded by shadows. “And you’ll understand why soon enough.”

    EVIE’S HANDS TREMBLED as she adjusted her glasses. Her heart beat so quickly you’d think she’d just completed a marathon. If only she could take

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