READER'S ROCK LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE VOL 2 ISSUE 4 NOVEMBER 2014 VOL 2 ISSUE 5 DECEMBER 2014 - Page 77

KATHLEEN BALL His brown eyes were say she needs to stay.”  Colt's eyes raked her over, making her nervous. Finally, filled with he sighed. “Let's go inside, and get you something warm to wear grief. The before I take you back.” h e a v y  Numb inside and out, she followed him. The house shadows looked much bigger than she'd pictured. The exterior was wood, under his covered in peeling paint, but the front porch looked ample. It was e hard to judge, however, with all the blowing snow. y e s indicated a  Walking inside, she shivered. It was spring break, and lack of sleep, she thought it might be chilly still, but she didn't have the money to a n d h i s buy a heavier coat or boots. She felt stupid arriving in her shoulders windbreaker and sneakers. The snow must be due to melt soon. slumped in Warmth was in full bloom in Texas already. Sure, there was a bit of defeat as snow remaining at home, but this whole area was still a blanket of though he cold, white snow. was about to fall over.  Wrapping her arms around her middle, she stared at him.  The front part of the house had an open floor plan, the kitchen and great room were connected, and a roaring fire in the massive stone fireplace welcomed her. He was a big man, tall with wide shoulders. Somehow, he looked  “Have a seat, I'll make coffee.” shrunken. “I'll stay and ma