About a month later....Lucky's 19th Birthday
"Happy Birthday to you!" we sang to Lucky as he blew out the candles in his cake. "Thank you everyone, especially you Elizabeth," Lucky said smiling. "Did you make a wish cowboy," Luke asked loudly. "Yes Dad, don't you have something to burn in the kitchen," Lucky said, and everyone started laughing. Nikolas looked at his watch a few hours later, "Wow it's already Midnight, hey Autumn are you ready?" he asked. "Sure, see you guys tomorrow," I said waving to Lucky, Elizabeth, Emily, and Zander.
When we got back to the cottage there was a small envelope pushed under the door. All it said on the front was AUTUMN in neatly typed black capital letters, the back flap said YOU ASKED FOR IT in very small capital letters that only I could see. I opened the envelope carefully and read the note it simply said:
YOU OWE ME AND I WILL COLLECT, I CAN FIND YOU WHEREVER YOU GO SO YOU MIGHT AS WELL STOP RUNNING. IF YOU SAY ANYTHING YOUR FRIENDS WILL PAY!!! THIS IS ONLY YOUR FIRST WARNING I AM COMING AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO STOP ME AG.
-----LOVE DS -----
I started crying quietly staring at the letter in my hand, "I can't believe he found me so soon, I don't have enough money to run anywhere that I haven't already been, oh god what am I going to do." I mumbled outloud, maybe a little too loudly since Nikolas startled me by asking "What are you going to do about what?" "Um...I just got bad news, and I don't know what I'm going to do about it that's all, I will figure it out," I said, yawning and stretching. He grabbed my hands and made me sit with him on the couch. " I will help you if you need it, " he said kissing me lightly, then taking my hand as we walked upstairs to go to sleep.
The next morning I woke up early to go to work. Kelly's was busy as usual and I was going until about 1 pm. As soon as I took off my apron for break the phone rang and Lucky answered it, "Kelly's Diner, how can I help you," he said. He listened for a few moments and then handed me the phone, saying "It's for you Autumn." I took the phone and said, "He-ell-o, Hello," I listened to his voice in shock, after 12 years his words still had this effect on me and as he said, "TIME FOR BED" that was enough for panic to take over my body and I slipped to the floor in a daze letting the phone drop. My world went black and silent.