Posted by: Alastair Rosie | August 10, 2014

Chapter Eleven Excerpt – Angel of Mercy

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Some people will always love, some people never lose hope, some people never die…

This excerpt is from The Chronicles of the Grey Raven. Book One, Angel of Mercy, now available on Smashwords and Amazon and Amazon UK


Monday, January 20th, 2014

One of the great ironies about families is that while it’s okay for children to date, we get a little funny at the thought of our parents having any kind of love life. It’s one of those sticky subjects that usually elicits a frown or gets a reaction when the new mom or dad is introduced to the children. It stands to reason that our parents must have had a love life at some point in order to bring us into the world and that love life doesn’t just stop when children are born. Looking back, I should have reacted differently, because I’d seen Cat’s friends involved in relationships even though they were fleeting and infrequent. However dad was a different case because Cat was still listed as missing presumed dead but with the absence of a body and the possibility she could make a sudden reappearance, it changed the dynamics slightly and I didn’t help matters. Dad was lonely, missing his wife and while he had held out hope she’d survived the accident, after eight years he was losing hope. In hindsight would I have been any different?
August, 2011 was a particularly rocky month for me. I had just started school at Harold Washington and towards the end of the month I discovered that dad had been seeing Cindy. As I mentioned in my last chapter, she had worked at McIvor Style as a paralegal but left in May to start her own legal practice with her sister’s new husband. The first I knew of it was when I came home unexpectedly to find them both on the couch looking slightly flushed. Her hair was messed up and one of the buttons on her blouse was still undone. Dad made some crazy comment about it being hot outside and I just looked at him and shook my head.
“It’s only seventy,” I tugged at my jacket, “you must be coming down with something,” and I just walked upstairs to my room.
They were talking downstairs for a bit and then she got into her car and drove away. I sat at my computer and sent a message to Anna.
Just caught dad and Cindy on the couch.
OMG, she typed back, big boobie Cindy?

When my stepmom’s plane went down a part of me died, Cat was my world. In her place she left us to her friends, the Grey Ravens. Over the years I slowly came to realise her death was a mere facade. When we were reunited I learned the truth about Clan Grey Raven and her remarkable history. Some people will always love. Some people never lose hope. Some people never die…
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