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Unformatted text preview: L. J. Smith The Return: Shadow Souls Vol. 2 http://biblioteka.cc L. J. Smith The Vampire Diaries The Return: Shadow Souls Vol. 2 For my wonderful agent, Elizabeth Harding 1 D ear Diary, Elena whispered, how frustrating is this? I left you in the trunk of the Jaguar and it s two o clock in the morning. She stabbed her finger on the leg of her nightgown as if she had a pen and was making a period. She whispered even more softly, leaning her forehead against the window, And I m afraid to go outside in the dark and get you. I m afraid! She made another stab and then, feeling tears slip down her cheeks, reluctantly turned her mobile on to record. It was a stupid waste of the battery, but she couldn t help it. She needed this. So here I am, she said softly, sitting up in the backseat of the car. This has to be my diary entry for today. By the way, we made a rule for this road trip I sleep in the Jag s backseat and it s the Great Outdoors for Matt and Damon. Right now it s so dark outside that I can t see Matt anywhere . But I ve been going crazy crying and feeling lost and so lonely for Stefan . We have to get rid of the Jaguar it s too big, too red, too flashy, and too memorable when we re trying not to be remembered as we travel to the place where we can free Stefan. After the car is sold, the lapis lazuli and diamond pendant Stefan gave me the day before he disappeared will be the most precious thing I have left. The day before Stefan got tricked into going away, thinking he could become an ordinary human being. And now How can I stop thinking about what They might be doing to him, at this very second whoever They are? Probably the kitsune, the evil fox spirits at the prison called the Shi no Shi. Elena paused to wipe her nose on her nightgown sleeve. How did I ever get myself into this situation? She shook her head, hit the seatback with her clenched fist. Maybe if I could figure that out, I could come up with Plan A. I always have a Plan A. And my friends always have a Plan B and C to help me. Elena blinked hard, thinking of Bonnie and Meredith. But now I m frightened that I ll never see them again. And I m scared for the entire town of Fell s Church. For a moment she sat with her clenched fist on her knee. A small voice inside her was saying, So stop whining, Elena, and think. Think. Start from the beginning. The beginning? What was the beginning? Stefan? No, she had lived in Fell s Church long before Stefan came. Slowly, almost dreamily, she spoke into her mobile. In the first place: who am I? I m Elena Gilbert, age eighteen. Even more slowly, she said, I don t think it s vain to say that I m beautiful. If I didn t know I was, I d have to have never looked in a mirror or heard a compliment. It s not something I should be proud of it s just something that was passed down from Mom and Dad....
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2012 for the course HIST 202 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '11 term at University of Maryland Baltimore.
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