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Lori Pescatore

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Copyright 2009-2011 Lori Pescatore

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She vowed to be more careful this time. She would not seek anyone's help. Lesson learned. Laney fought back the tears that threatened to fall as she remembered what happened to the last person who tried to help her. She would not make the same mistake. She was on her own, at least until they found her again.

She had traveled as far east as she could, zigzagging along the way to throw off anyone who might be trying to follow. She knew they would never stop looking for her. She was too “valuable” to them, as they put it.

Chapter One-- On The Run

She had attempted to run away once before, but they had tracked her quickly. She shuddered when she remembered the consequences to those that had tried to help her. She closed her eyes and fought back the tears that threatened to flow. Her head bounced slightly against the window as the bus labored on its journey. A distant memory took shape behind her closed eyes.

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