Copyright 2012 M.E. Timmons
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I entered the room just in time to narrowly avoid getting hit in the head with a flying lamp, which hit the wall next to me and smashed into dozens of pieces. I stood there paralyzed for a second, but when I looked up at Jack’s face I relaxed. There was guilt written all over him.
“Sorry, Juliet,” he mumbled to me. “I didn’t see you there.”
I was prevented from replying by Ms. Holland, who was the head of Pembrook Home, the orphanage in which we lived. She was glaring angrily at Jack, who was starting to look sheepish.