Friday, July 28, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 14

Charlie swung around as if to call for Gerwyn, but as Amorette followed his gaze it was as if Gerwyn had disappeared again. He was nowhere in sight.
“If he knows you then why did he leave?” asked Charlie.
“He said I was in trouble and I needed to stay out of sight,” explained Amorette. “He said he had to find the arrow to fix it.”
“Okay,” said Charlie, “I’ve arrange for you to stay with my sister. You’ll be safe there, until I can figure out what to do about all this. Do you have any idea what this trouble is about? You had an arrow in the warehouse, but it didn’t look like much. Could it be antique or something?”
Amorette shrugged. She really wanted to help him, but she didn’t remember the arrow. As far as she could tell, she didn’t know anything about antiques. “I’m sorry, Charlie, I don’t know.”
“Think hard, Amorette,” said Charlie grabbing her gently by the shoulders. “I need to know the truth. Did you steal the arrow from someone? Was it on the black market? I have to know who we’re dealing with so I take care of you.”
Amorette could see the concern in his eyes and knew he wasn’t coming from a place of anger, but anguish. Closing her eyes she tried to think past the moment she stared into his blue eyes, but it was as if everything before that moment was shrouded in a black cloak. The memories just beyond what she could see through the thick fabric.
She shook her head. “I would tell you if I could, honestly Charlie, but I wouldn’t steal from anyone and I don’t know anything about the black market. I feel it in my gut that I used to help people and maybe that’s why I’m drawn to you, since you help people, too. I know we just met, but I feel I can trust you with everything. I understand that sounds really weird, and maybe desperate, but you’re the only thing I actually know right now.”
Charlie nodded and dropped his hands from her shoulders. Amorette felt colder as his touch faded.
“I believe you, and you don’t sounds weird or desperate.” He looked around the park. “Let’s get going, Emma will be waiting for us.”


As they walked, Charlie’s brain reeled trying to figure out what was going on with Amorette. He really did believe her when she said that she couldn’t remember, but he couldn’t shake the feeling that Amorette had gotten herself mixed up with some very bad people, even if inadvertently.
Maybe she had taken the arrow to help someone get out of trouble or to give it to the proper owners? The more Charlie thought about the arrow, the more he knew it was the key to whatever was putting her in danger.
Charlie looked over his shoulder and searched the crowded street for Gerwyn. It would be easy for him to hide among all the people headed to work and the last thing Charlie wanted to do was lead the trouble straight to Amorette and Emma. He’d never forgive himself if he put either one of them in danger.


Chapter 7


Charlie stopped at an old two-story adobe building. Amorette took a step back to take it in. It was painted a cream color with copper color enhancing all the trim around the door frame and windows. A large wooden awning, in the same copper, covered the doorway giving off an abundance of shade with two simple words over the door, The Whistle. The building had a vintage vibe, but Amorette could tell it was well taken care of.   
“This is where your sister lives?” asked Amorette.
“Well, she owns the bar on the ground floor and then lives on the second,” explained Charlie. “It used to be an old train station, but the city took out the tracks about ten years ago when they closed the line. Emma got the property for a steal from the city. Everyone expected it to just be torn down, but Emma saw potential and made it work. Wait until you see the bar, it was made from some of the old railroad ties.”

Charlie punched in a code on the keypad just above the door handle and Amorette heard the bolt unlatch. “Emma has a state-of-the-art security system, but it’s a pretty safe neighborhood anyway. None of Emma’s patrons are particularly rowdy. They’re mostly firefighters, cops and EMTs. You’ll be safe here.”

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 13

“Whatever she steals, you replace,” stated Emma and Charlie felt himself relax.
“It won’t come to that, but if it does, then I’ll replace anything that goes missing,” answered Charlie.
“Fine,” said Emma, “I’m missing a pair of Ashby ankle boots by Rag and Bone. Rumor has it they can be found at Lola’s Boutique on 34th.”
“Are you really extorting me?” asked Charlie, rolling his eyes. His sister had an expensive taste in shoes.
“Are you really asking me to let a total stranger sleep in my home at six in the morning?”
“Fine,” said Charlie. “We’ll be there between seven-thirty and eight and I’ll have to get your shoes later. Lola’s doesn’t open until nine.”
“I trust you, Charlie, if I didn’t, boots or no boots, your friend would be out of luck.”


Chapter 6

Amorette sat on top of picnic table under a large oak tree and watched the early morning runners and walkers. Very few people were just out for a stroll she noticed. It seemed they were all in a hurry to get those calories burned and be done with their morning exercise routine.
A handsome man with dark skin approached her. Amorette felt a twinge of recognition, but she couldn’t place his face or name.
“I’ve been looking all over for you,” said the man.
“Do you know me?” Amorette asked, her heart racing. Maybe she would finally know who she was, other than her name, and where she came from. This man could possibly put the pieces together for her.
“Of course I do,” said the man, cocking his head. “Amorette, what have you …?”
His eyes widened as he seemed to come to a conclusion. He reached behind his back and then suddenly the man disappeared.
Amorette gasped as the man reappeared.
“Wow, how did you do that?” she asked. “That was amazing, one second you were here and then you were gone.”
“What did you do?” the man asked with narrow eyes. “Did you prick yourself with the arrow?”
“An arrow?” Amorette shook her head. “All I can remember is waking up in a warehouse and then Charlie took me to the hospital. Can you tell me who my family is? Do you know anyone I can get a hold of?”
“I’m your family,” said the man. “I’m Gerwyn, we’ve been friends for cent…”
“Good,” said Amorette, relief washing over her body, “then you can take me home.”
Gerwyn shook his head and then rubbed hands over his face. “Okay, okay, we can fix this, but Amorette you can’t let Tris find you. You need to hide until I can find the arrow.”
“Who is Tris?” asked Amorette as she folded her arms. “Gerwyn, I just want to go home. Give me the address and I’m sure Charlie will take me there. I’m sure my family will want to meet the man who saved me, right? You’re acting so strange. I’m sure my family is worried about me. I’ve been missing for at least two days.”
Gerwyn glanced over her shoulder and then leaned in close. “Listen, Amorette, I am the only family you have. I can’t explain it right now, but you’re in trouble … big trouble. But I can fix it, if I can find the arrow. Where is the warehouse, Amorette? Is it by the bar we were at a few nights ago? Think hard,” he demanded, grabbing her shoulders. “Tell me where the arrow is and let me fix this before it’s too late.”
“Hey!” came a voice from behind her and Amorette knew instantly that it was Charlie.
“Hey, let go of her,” ordered Charlie.
“Stay hidden,” Gerwyn whispered. “I will find the arrow and then I’ll find you. I’ll fix this Amorette, just stay hidden.”
“I said, let her go,” said Charlie as he ran up.
Gerwyn raised his hand. “I don’t want any trouble. I’m leaving.”
Charlie turned to face Amorette, his eyes wild with panic. “Are you okay?”
“Yes,” answered Amorette, “but that man, Gerwyn, he says he knows me. He was talking about an arrow.”
Charlie swung around as if to call for Gerwyn, but as Amorette followed his gaze it was as if Gerwyn had disappeared again. He was nowhere in sight.
“If he knows you then why did he leave?” asked Charlie.
“He said I was in trouble and I needed to stay out of sight,” explained Amorette. “He said he had to find the arrow to fix it.”

“Okay,” said Charlie, “I’ve arrange for you to stay with my sister. You’ll be safe there, until I can figure out what to do about all this.”

Friday, July 21, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 12

I don’t have any family,” said Amorette. “I mean, I don’t think I do. Everything’s still very fuzzy after the other night. Did I happen to say my last name or where I lived? The doctors think it will come back eventually, but right now I’ve got nothing.”
“They let you leave the hospital without knowing where you lived?” asked Charlie in disbelief.
Amorette bit her lip. “I kind of lied and told them I remembered a friend that I could go to for help. Seemed really silly for them to make such a fuss over me when they did about a million tests and found nothing wrong.”
“You should go back,” said Charlie. “You need someone to help you.”
“Oh,” Amorette said softly her smile fading. Charlie couldn’t help but think she sounded disappointed. “Okay, well I just wanted to say thanks.”
She turned and started to walk back down the long driveway. Charlie couldn’t help but feel that not only was she walking out of his life, but that he had been the friend she was hoping would help her out. His heart raced as his mind begged him not to let her go.
“Hey, Amorette, wait,” he hollered as he jogged over to her.
She stopped and turned, her smile returning.
“Listen, let me see what I can do,” said Charlie, he glanced at his watch. “I get off in about an hour. If you want, you can wait at the park across the street and I’ll come get you when I’m done. I’ll find you some place to stay for a few days while you get your memory back.”
“Really?” said Amorette, her face lighting up causing Charlie’s entire body to rush with excitement. He couldn’t help but love that he was making her happy. She threw her arms around him and kissed him on the cheek. “Thank you so much.”
Charlie hugged her back and felt intoxicated as her scent of cinnamon and strawberries tickled his nose. He didn’t want to let her go and his cheek tingled where her lips had met his flesh, but knew he needed to make arrangements for her. Letting go of the embrace, he gave her a reassuring smile. “I’ll meet you at the park.”
“Okay, I’ll be across the street,” said Amorette, she gave him a quick final hug and hurried toward the park.
Charlie watched her go and then pulled his cell phone out of his pocket and dialed a number. He listened as the phone rang, knowing full well his sister would not be awake after working at her bar until after closing.
“Charlie, I hope you’re not dead, because I’ll kill you myself,” came his sister’s annoyed and groggy voice. “I go to bed at four am, Charlie. Four. AM.”
“I know, Emma,” Charlie said quickly, “and I’m sorry, but it’s kind of an emergency.”
“Are you hurt?” asked Emma, some of the sleepiness gone from her voice.
“No,” Charlie said, “but I do need help. I have a friend who needs a place to stay.”
“Last I heard your apartment had a couch,” Emma said, annoyance back in her voice.
“She’s a female friend and I know you have a spare room,” explained Charlie.
“Charlie,” Emma sighed, “this sounds like a conversation we could have after I’ve had at leave five hours of sleep. Take her to your house, have a little fun and then call me.”
“She’s not that kind of friend,” said Charlie. “Look, Emma, I’m gonna be honest with you. I met her on a call. At first we thought she was high, but her tests and labs all came back clean. Unfortunately, she can’t remember who she is or where she lives. She came to the fire station …”
“Whoa, whoa, whoa,” said Emma interrupting her brother. “Sounds to me that you don’t even know her and you want her to bunk here? Are you crazy?”
“A little,” Charlie stated honestly. “There’s something about her. You know I would never put you in harm’s way. I just need to know she’s safe while I find out where she belongs. Please, Emma, can you help me out?”
“Whatever she steals, you replace,” stated Emma and Charlie felt himself relax.
“It won’t come to that, but if it does, then I’ll replace anything that goes missing,” answered Charlie.
“Fine,” said Emma, “I’m missing a pair of Ashby ankle boots by Rag and Bone. Rumor has it they can be found at Lola’s Boutique on 34th.”
“Are you really extorting me?” asked Charlie, rolling his eyes. His sister had an expensive taste in shoes.
“Are you really asking me to let a total stranger sleep in my home at six in the morning?”
“Fine,” said Charlie. “We’ll be there between seven-thirty and eight and I’ll have to get your shoes later. Lola’s doesn’t open until nine.”

“I trust you, Charlie, if I didn’t, boots or no boots, your friend would be out of luck.”

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Give Me Love - slight delay





Terribly sorry friends, I know a new episode of Give Me Love is due today, but I am under the weather. I pinky promise there will be a new episode on Friday. Thanks for understanding.


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Friday, July 7, 2017

Birthstone Magic ~ July

It is July
If  you were born this month, you are a Reckless Ruby
Shine Bright this month!

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Ruby  " The Stone Of Energy Personified"
I am the lifeblood of creativity & breath of purposeful movement . Act with intention & watch the world open as you share your light.

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Give Me Love

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I'm mostly off grid for the next couple of weeks. New episode of Give Me Love will post on July 18th. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th!

A new episode of Give Me Love will post on July 18th, have a safe and wonderful Independence day! 

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