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Christine Feehan - Drake Sisters 01 - Magic In The Wind.pdf

Christine Feehan - Drake Sisters…

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简介:本文档为《Christine Feehan - Drake Sisters 01 - Magic In The Windpdf》,可适用于高等教育领域,主题内容包含MagicintheWindCHRISTINEFEEHANFormysistersThankyouforthemagicandthelovethat符等。

MagicintheWindCHRISTINEFEEHANFormysistersThankyouforthemagicandthelovethathasalwaysbeeninmylifeChapter"SARAH'SBACKSARAH'Scomehome"ThewhisperwasoverlyloudandtingedwithsomethingclosetofearOrrespectDamonWildercouldn'tdecidewhichHe'dbeenhearingthesamesmalltowngossipforseveralhoursanditwasalwayssaidinthesamehushedtonesHehatedtoadmittocuriosityandhewasn'tabouttostooptoasking,notafterhehadmadesuchapointofinsistingonabsoluteprivacysincehearrivedlastmonthAshewalkeddownthequaintnarrowsidewalkmadeofwood,thewindseemedtowhisper,"Sarah'sback"HehearditashepassedthegasstationandburlyJeffDockinswavedtohimHehearditashelingeredinthesmallbakerySarahThenameshouldn'tcarrymystery,butitdidHehadnoideawhoSarahwas,butshecommandedsuchinterestandawefromthetownspeoplehefoundhimselftotallyintriguedHeknewfromexperiencethepeopleinthesleepylittlecoastaltownwerenoteasilyimpressedNoamountofmoney,fame,ortitleearnedonedeferenceEveryonewastreatedthesame,fromthepooresttotherichest,andthereseemedtobenoprejudiceagainstreligionoranyotherprefCHRISTINEFEEHANcrencesItwaswhyhehadchosenthetownAmancouldbeanybodyhereandnoonecaredAlldayhehadheardthewhispersHe'dneveroncecaughtaglimpseofthemysteriousSarahButhe'dheardshe'donceclimbedthesheercliffsabovetheseatorescueadogAnimpossibletaskHe'dseenthosecrumblingcliffsandnoonecouldclimbthemHefoundhimselfsmilingattheideaofanyoneattemptingsuchanimpossiblefeat,andfewthingsamusedhimorintriguedhimTheonlygrocerystorewasinthecenteroftownandmostofthegossiporiginatedthereandthenspreadlikewildfireDamondecidedheneededafewthingsbeforehewenthomeHehadn'tbeeninthestoreformorethantwominuteswhenhehearditagain"Sarah'sback"Thesamehushedwhisper,thesameaweandrespectInezNelson,ownerofthegrocerystore,heldcourt,spillingoutgossipasshenormallydid,insteadofringingupthegroceriesonthecashregisterItusuallydrovehimcrazytohavetowait,butthistimehelingeredbythebreadrackinthehopeoflearningmoreofthemysteriousSarahwhohadfinallyreturned"Areyousure,Inez"TrudyGarretasked,draggingherfouryearoldclosertoherandnearlystranglingthechildwithherhug"Arehersistersback,too""Oh,I'mcertain,allrightShecamerightintothestoreasrealasyoupleaseandboughtatonofgroceriesShewasbackatthecliffhouse,shesaidShedidn'tsayanythingabouttheothers,butifoneshowsuptheothersaren'tfarbehind"TrudyGarretlookedaround,loweredhervoiceanotheroctave"WasshestillSarah"DamonrolledhiseyesEveryonealwaysannoyedthehelloutofhimHethoughtmovingtoasmalltownwouldallowhimtofindawaytogetalongtosomeextentbutpeoplewerejustplainidiotsOfcourseSarahwasstillSarahWhothehellelsewouldshebeSarahwasprobablytheonlyonewithabrainwithinafiftymileradiussotheythoughtshewasdifferent"Whatcoulditmean"Trudyasked"Sarahonlycomesbackwhensomethingisgoingtohappen""IaskedherifeverythingwasallrightandshejustsmiledinthatwayshehasandsaidyesYouwouldn'twantmetoMagicintheWindpryintoSarah'sbusiness,nowwouldyou,dear,"InezsaidpiouslyDamonlethisbreathoutinahissingrushofimpatienceInezmadeitherlife'sworktopryintoeveryone'sbusinessWhyshouldtheabsentSarahbeexcluded"LasttimeshewashereDockinsnearlydied,doyourememberthat"Trudyasked"HefellfromhisroofandSarahjusthappenedtobewalkingbyand"Shetrailedoffandglancedaroundthestoreandloweredhervoicetoaconspirator'swhisper"OldMarsatthefruitstandsaidPennytoldhimSarah""Trudy,dear,youknowMarsistotallyunreliableinthethingshesaysHe'sadear,sweetman,buthesometimesmakesthingsup,"InezpointedoutOldmanMarswascrotchety,mean,andknowntothrowfruitatcarsifhewasinafoulenoughmoodDamonwaitedforlightningtostrikeInezforherblatantlie,butnothinghappenedTheworstofitwas,DamonwantedtoknowwhatoldMarshadsaidaboutSarah,evenifitwasablatantlieAndthatreallyirritatedhimTrudyleanedevencloser,lookedmelodramaticallytotherightandleftwithoutevennoticinghewasthereDamonsighedheavily,wantingtoshakethewoman"DoyourememberthetimelittlePaulBailyfellintothatblowhole""Irememberthat,nowthatyousayHewaswedgedinsotightandnoonecouldgettohim,he'dslippeddownsofarThetidewascomingin""Iwasthere,Inez,Isawhergethimout"Trudystraightenedup"Pennysaidshe'dheardfromherhairdresserthatSarahwasworkingforasecretagencyandshewassenttosomeforeigncountryundercovertoassassinatetheleaderofaterroristgroup""Oh,Idon'tthinkso,TrudySarahwouldn'tkillanything"Thestoreowner'shandsflutteredtoherthroatinprotest"Ijustcan'timagine"DamonhadhadenoughofgossipIftheyweren'tgoingtosayanythingworthhearing,hewasgoingtogetthehelloutoftherebeforeInezturnedherspotlightonhimHeplunkedhisgroceriesdownonthecounterandlookedasboredashecouldmanage"I'minahurry,Inez,"hesaid,hopingtofaCHRISTINEFEEHANcilitatemattersandavoidInez'susualattemptsatmatchmaking"Why,DamonWilder,howlovelytosecyouHaveyoumetTrudyGarretTrudyisawonderfulwoman,anativeofourtownSheworksoverattheSaltBarandGrillHaveyoubeentheretoeatyetThesalmonisverygood""SoI'veheard,"hemuttered,barelyglancingatTrudytoacknowledgetheintroductionItdidn'tmatterThey'dallmadeuptheirmindsabouthim,makingupthehistoryherefusedtoprovideHefeltalittlesorryforthereturningSarahTheyweremakingupthingsaboutheraswell"Youmighttellmeaboutthatbeautifuloldhouseonthecliffs,"hesaid,shockinghimselfShockingInezHenevergaveanyoneanopeningforconversationHewantedtobeleftaloneDamnSarahforbeingsomysteriousInezlookedasifshemightfaintandforonceshewasspeechless"YoumustknowtheoneI'mtalkingabout,"Damonpersisted,inspiteofhimself"Threestories,balconieseverywhere,aroundturretIt'sgrownoverquitewildaroundthehouse,butthere'sapathleadingtotheoldlighthouseIwaswalkingupthereandwithallthewildgrowth,Iexpectedthehousetobeinbadshape,dilapidatedlikemostoftheabandonedhomesaroundhere,butitwasinbeautifulconditionI'dliketoknowwhatpreservativeswereused"“That'sprivateproperty,MrWilder,"Inezsaid“ThehousehasbeeninthesamefamilyforwelloverahundredyearsIdon'tknowwhattheyuseinthepaint,butitdoesweatherwellNoonelurksaroundthathouse"Inezwasdefinitelyissuingareprimandtohim"Iwashardlylurking,Inez,"hesaid,exasperated"Asyouwellknow,theseasaltishardonthepaintandwoodofthehousesThathouseisinremarkableconditionInfact,itlooksnewlybuiltI'mcuriousastowhatwasusedI'dliketopreservemyhouseinthesameway"Hemadeanefforttosoundreasonableinsteadofannoyed"I'mabitofachemistandIcan'tfigureoutwhatwouldkeepahousesopristineovertheyearsThere'snosignofdamagefromthesea,fromage,oreveninsectsRemarkable"Inezpursedherlips,alwaysabadsign"Well,I'mcertainIhavenoidea"Hervoicewasstiff,asifshewerehighlyMagicintheWindoffendedSheranguphisgroceriesinremarkabletimewithoutsayinganotherwordDamongatheredthebagsintoonearm,hisexpressiondaringIneztoaskhimifheneededhelpLeaningheavilyonhiscane,heturnedtoTrudy“Thehairdresser'sdogwalkertoldthestreetcleanerthathesawSarahwalkonwater"Trudy'seyeswidenedinshock,buttherewasbeliefonherfaceInezmadesomekindofnoisehecouldn'tidentifyDisgusted,DamonturnedonhisheelandstalkedoutEversincethefirstwhisperofSarah'snamehehadbeenunsettledDisturbedAgitatedTherewassomethingunfamiliargrowinginsideofhimAnticipationExcitementThatwasridiculousHemutteredacurseunderhisbreathattheabsentSarahHewantedtobeleftalone,didn'theHehadnointerestinthewomanthetownspeoplegossipedaboutSarahmightnotwalkonwaterbutherhousewasamysteryHesawnoreasonwhyheshouldn'tpayheraneighborlyvisitandaskwhatpreservativeswereusedinthewoodtoachievethenearlyimpossibleresultsDamonWilderwasamandriventotheedgeofsanityMovingtothistinytownonthecoastwashislastefforttohangontolifeHehadnoideahowhewasgoingtodoit,orwhyhehadchosenthisparticulartownwithallitsresidenteccentrics,buthehadbeendrawnhereNothingelsewoulddoHehadsteppedontherichsoilandkneweitherthisplacewouldbehomeorhehadnoneItwashelltryingtofitin,buttheseasoothedhimandthelongwalksovermillionyearoldrocksandcliffsoccupiedhismindDamontookhistimeputtinghisgroceriesawayTheknowledgethatthistown,thisplace,washislaststandhadbeensostronghehadactuallypurchasedahouseHishomewasoneofthefewthingsthatgavehimpleasureHelovedworkingonitHelovedthewoodHecouldlosehimselfintheartistryofreshapingaroomtosuithisexactneedsForhoursatatimetheworkoccupiedhimsuchthatnothingelsecouldinvadehisbrainandhewasatpeaceforatimeHestaredouthislargebaywindow,theonethatlookedoutovertheseaTheonethathadanunobstructedviewofthehouseonthecliffDamonhadspentmorehoursthanhecaredtothinkaboutstaringupatthedarksilentwindowsandthebalconiesandbattlementsItwasauniquehousefromanotherCHRISTINEFEEHANcentury,anothertimeandplaceTherewerelightsonforthefirsttimeThewindowsshoneabrightwelcomeHisleghurtlikehellHeneededtositandrest,notgotraipsingaroundthecountrysideDamonstaredatthehouse,drawntothewarmthofitItseemedalmostalive,begginghimtocomecloserHewentoutsideontohisdeck,intendingtositinthechairandenjoyhisviewoftheseaInsteadhefoundhimselflimpinghiswaysteadilyupthepathtowardthecliffsItwasnearlyacompulsionThepathwasnarrowandsteepandrockyinplaces,almostnomorethanadeertrailandovergrownatmatHiscaneslippedonthepebblesandtwicehenearlyfellHewasswearingbythetimehemadeittotheedgeoftheprivatepropertyHestoodtherestaringinshockDamonhadbeentherenottwodaysbefore,walkingaroundthehouseandthegroundsIthadbeenwildlyovergrown,thebusheshighandweedseverywhereTheshrubberyandtreeshaddroopedwithwinterdarknessontheleavesAnoticeableabsenceofsoundhadgiventheplaceaneerie,creepyfeelingNowtherewereflowers,asifeverythinghadburstintoblossomovernightAriotofcolormethiseyes,acarpetofgrasswasbeneathhisfeetHecouldheartheinsectsbuzzing,thesoundoffrogscallingmerrilybackandforthasifspringhadcomeinstantlyThegate,whichhadbeensecurelylocked,stoodopeninwelcomeEverythingseemedtobewelcominghimAsenseofpeacebegantostealintohisheartApartofhimwantedtositononeoftheinvitingbenchesandsoakintheatmosphereRosesclimbedthetrellisandrhododendronswereeverywhere,greatforestsofthemHe'dneverseensuchtoweringplantsDamonstartedupthepathway,notingeverysingleweedwasgoneSteppingstonesledthewaytothehouseEachroundofstoneheldameticulouslycarvedsymbolGreatcarehadbeentakentoetchthesymboldeepintothestoneDamonleaneddowntofeelthehighlypolishedworkHeadmiredthecraftsmanshipanddetailTheartisansinthesmalltownallhadthattrait,onehegreatlyrespectedAshenearedthehouse,awindroseofftheseaandcarriedseasprayandaliltingmelody"Sarah'sbackSarah'shome"ThewordssangacrossthelandjoyouslyItwasthenheheardthebirdsandlookedaroundhimTheywereeverywhere,allMagicintheWindkindsofbirds,flittingfromtreetotree,aflutterofwingsoverheadSquirrelschatteredastheyrushedfrombranchtobranchThesunwassinkingovertheocean,turningtheskyintobrightcolorsofpinkandorangeandredThefogwasonthefarhorizon,meetingtheseatogivetheimpressionofanislandinthecloudsDamonhadneverseenanythingsobeautifulHesimplystoodthere,leaningonhiscaneandstaringinwonderatthetransformationaroundhimVoicesdriftedfromthehouseOnewassoftandmelodiousHecouldn'tcatchthewordsbutthetoneworkeditswaythroughhisskinintohisverybonesIntohisvitalorgansHemovedcloser,drawnbythesound,andimmediatelysawtwodogsonthefrontporchBothwerewatchinghimalertly,headsdown,hairup,neithermakingasoundDamonfrozeThevoicescontinuedOnewasweepingHecouldheartheheartbreakingsoundAwoman'svoiceThemelodiousvoicesoothedDamonshiftedhisweightandtookatwohandedgriponhiscaneIfhehadtouseitasaweapon,thatwouldgivehimmoreleverageConcernedthoughhewaswiththedogs,hewasmorecenteredonthevoiceHestrainedtolisten"Please,Sarah,youhavetobeabletodosomethingIknowyoucanPleasesayyou'llhelpmeIcan'tbearthis,"thecryingvoicesaidHersorrowwassodeepDamonachedforherHecouldn'trememberthelasttimehe'dfeltsomeone'spainHecouldn'trememberhowtofeelanythingbutboredorfrustratedThedogsbothsniffedtheairand,asifrecognizinghim,waggedtheirtailsingreetingandsatdown,hairsettlingtomakethemappearmuchmorefriendlyKeepingoneeyeonthedogs,hestrainedtocatchthewordsspokeninthatsoftliltingtone"Iknowit'sdifficult,Irene,butthisisn'tsomethinglikeputtingaBandAidonascrapedkneeWhatdothedoctorssay"TherewasmoresobbingItshookhim,hurthim,toreuphisinsidessothathisgutchurnedandaterribleweightpressedonhischestDamonforgotallaboutthedogsandpressedhishandoverhisheartIreneMadisonNowherecognizedthevoice,knewfromInezatthegrocerystorethatherfifteenyearoldson,Drew,wasterminallyill"There'snohope,SarahTheysaidtotakehimhomeandCHRISTINEFEEHANmakehimcomfortableYouknowyoucanfindawayPleasedothisforus,forme"Damonedgedclosertothehouse,wonderingwhatthehellshethoughtSarahcoulddoWorkamiracleTherewasasmallsilenceThewindowwasopen,thewindsettingthewhitelacycurtainsdancingHewaited,holdinghisbreathWaitedforSarah'sanswerWaitedforthesoundofhervoice"Irene,youknowIdon'tdothatsortofthingI'veonlyjustcomebackIhaven'tevenunpackedYou'reaskingme""Sarah,I'mbeggingyouI'lldoanything,giveyouanythingI'mbeggingonmyknees"ThesobswerechokingDamonThepainwassorawinthewoman"Irene,getup!WhatareyoudoingStopit""Youhavetosayyou'llcometoseehimPlease,SarahOurmotherswerebestfriendsIfnotforme,doitformymother""I'llcomeby,IreneI'mnotpromisinganything,butI'llstopby"TherewasresignationinthatgentlevoiceWeariness"Mysisterswillbecominginadayorsoandassoonaswe'reallrestedwe'llstopbyandseewhatwecando""IknowyouthinkI'maskingforamiracle,butI'mnot,IjustwantmoretimewithhimComewhenyou'rerested,whentheothershavecomeandcanhelp"ThereliefIrenefeltspilledovertoDamonandhehadnocluewhyOnlythattheweightpressingonhischestliftedandhisheartsoaredforamoment"I'llseewhatIcando"ThevoicesweretravelingtowardhimDamonwaited,hisheartpoundinginanticipationHehadnoideawhattoexpectorevenwhathewanted,buteverythinginhimstilledThedooropenedandtwowomenemergedtostandintheshadowofthewide,columnedporch"Thankyou,SarahThankyousomuch,"Irenesaid,clutchingatSarah'shandsgratefully"Iknewyouwouldcome"Shehurrieddownthestairs,straightpastthedogs,whohadrushedtotheirmistressIrenemanagedaquicksmileforDamonasshepassedhim,hertearstainedfacebrightwithhopeDamonleanedonhiscaneandstaredupatSarahChapterSARAHSTOODONtheporch,herbodyintheshadowsDamonhadnoideaofherageHerfaceseemedtimelessHereyeswereoldeyes,filledwithintelligenceandpowerHerskinwassmoothandflawless,givinghertheappearanceofextremeyouth,verymuchatoddswiththeknowledgeinherdirectgazeShesimplystoodtherequietly,herincredibleeyesfixedonhim"Howdidyougetthroughthegate"Itwasn'twhatheexpectedDamonhalfturnedtolookbackatthewroughtironmasterpieceofartThegatewassixfeethighandanintricatepieceofcraftsmanshipHehadstudieditonmorethanoneoccasion,notingthesymbolsanddepictionsofvariousanimalsandstarsandmoonsAcollageofcreatureswithrawpowermixedwithuniversalsignsoftheearth,water,fire,andwindAlwaysbeforewhenhehadcometostareatthehouseandgroundsthegatehadbeenfirmlylocked"Itwasopen,"herepliedsimplyHereyebrowshotupandshelookedfromhimtothegateandbackagainTherewasinterestinhergaze"Andthedogs"HerhanddroppedtoonemassiveheadassheabsentlyscratchedtheearsCHRISTINEFEEHAN"TheygavemetheonceoveranddecidedIwasfriendly,"heansweredAfaintfrowntouchedherface,wasgoneinaninstant“DidtheyYoumustgetalongwellwithanimals""Idon'tgetalongwellwithanything,"heblurtedoutbeforehecouldstophimselfHewassoshockedandembarrassedattheadmissionhecouldn'tfindawaytolaughitoff,soitremainedtherebetweenthemSarahsimplystudiedhisfaceforalongwhileAneternityShehadadirectgazethatseemedtoseepasthisphysicalbodyanddelvestraighttohissoulItmadeDamonuncomfortableandashamed"You'dbettercomeinandsitdownforawhile,"shesaid“There'sablacknessaroundyourauraIcantellyou'reinpain,althoughIcan'tseewhyyou'vecomeyet"Sheturnedandwentintothehouse,clearlyexpectinghimtofollowherBothdogsdid,hurryingafterher,pacingatherheelsDamonhadbeenactingoutofcharactereversinceheheardthatfirstwhisperofgossipHestood,leaningonhiscane,wonderingwhathadgottenintohimHe'dseenthemightySarahShewasjustawomanwithincredibleeyesThatwasallShecouldn'twalkonwaterormovemountainsShecouldn'tscaleimpossiblecliffsorassassinateheadsofterroristorganizationsShewasjustawomanAndprobablyasloonyashellHisaurawasblackWhatthehelldidthatmeanSheprobablyhadvoodoodollsanddeadchickensinherhouseHestaredattheopendoorShedidn'tcomebackorlooktoseeifhewasfollowingThehousehadswallowedherupMysteriousSarahDamonliftedhiseyestothegatheringdarkness,tothefirststarsandthefloatingwispsofcloudsItirritatedhimbutheknewhewasgoingtofollowherintothathouseJustlikeherdamndogs

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