The seguinte morning.
It was still very early and the sun hadn’t gone up completely yet. Nevertheless, there seemed to be quite some activity down in the woods. The night before sheriff Liz Forbes had received an anonymous phone call, giving her the exact location of where to find the body of Gabe Lindy. Liz had heard the voice before. It had been the same person who told her where the bodies of the Lindy sisters were. So it was pretty obvious that whoever the caller was, they were the murderer or at least they knew who did it.
“What do you got here?”
Liz would never get used to her daughter popping up out of thin air. “Caroline” she sighed. “One of these days you’re going to get me a coração attack”
“Don’t be silly” Caroline said. “You don’t have a heart”
Liz frowned her eyebrows, wondering if she was kidding.
“I’m joking, mom” Caroline said. “You know, the kind of thing you’re supposed to laugh at”
“Right” Liz slowly nodded. “Not funny”
“You have no sense of humor” Caroline commented grumpy.
“How’s Elena?” Liz changed the subject.
“She’s fine” Caroline said, while she walked around her mother to get a closer look at the body. “That’s not a vampire kill”
“I know” Liz said casual. “Which is why I don’t think you have any business being here”
“Mom” Caroline said with a pity expression on her face. “Just because it wasn’t a vampire, doesn’t mean it was something human that killed him”
“Well, then what was it? Werewolf? Hybrid? Witch?” Liz asked annoyed.
“You don’t have to get upset with me” Caroline said a little offended.
“I can’t have you walking seguinte to me each time I’m trying to solve a murder” Liz said mad. “If they see you here they are going to start asking perguntas and then I could lose my job”
Caroline shook her head. “Don’t you get it, mom? First the Lindy sisters and now their father? There’s a connection! You should start interrogating their mother right away”
“I know there’s a connection!” Liz exclaimed. “I know how to do my job. I don’t need some vampire to tell me that”
Caroline looked away, avoiding her mother’s stare.
“Caroline, I’m sorry” Liz said soft. “I didn’t mean…”
“Yes, you did!” Caroline said firm. She turned her back on her mother. “You know, I just wanted to help you. I just wanted some distraction”
“I know, honey” Liz said. She lay her hand on Caroline’s shoulder, but she pushed it away.
“I guess I should go back to Elena” she said bitter. “At least she appreciates my help” And that being said she raced away.