Wednesday, August 19, 2015
CHALLENGING THE LEGACY
Book #5 of the Halo Legacy Series
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Burning with curiosity but not wanting to show it, Tallie tried to focus on her daily tasks after Marly left with Pierce. However, over and over she found excuses to walk by the dining room window that looked out onto the driveway.
When at last Pierce's car pulled up, Tallie wanted to run outside like an eager child and see what they had bought. Pierce and Marly didn't relieve her curiosity by coming inside. She heard their voices and laughter, though, as they lifted a bag of potting soil out of the trunk and began filling a beautiful blue ceramic pot. From Marly's gestures, she was telling Pierce how to plant a rose bush.
When Pierce carried the pot onto the broad front porch, Tallie thought she was at last going to have her curiosity satisfied.
However, Pierce returned to the car, lifted another blue pot out of the trunk and began filling it with soil. When he stopped and looked at Marly, she nodded. He carefully placed another rose bush into the pot, tamped soil around it and carried the finished planter onto the porch, setting it a few feet away from the other pot.
This continued three more times. Then Pierce picked up the empty bags the soil had been in and gathered up the tools, tucked them into the trunk of his car and closed the lid. He paused, looked directly at her, and mouthed the words, "I'm sorry."
Puzzled, Tallie frowned. Then her mind started putting together the pieces.
(Excerpt from Challenging the Legacy copyright Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel.)