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Series Feature... Erased: Chapter 23

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Erased, a novel


Chapter 23- Final Call


Reece- I've just heard the news. It's hard to say that it has upset my plans because I didn't have any, but now I'm here, I'm going to need some.  I'm not sure how my heart is doing at the moment, I haven't made it that far.  My first thought is to check the account.  It's all there, all three-hundred thousand, and some change.  Now what?  It's not my independence that I'm puzzled about, it's just all of my assignments came straight from his desk, and by desk I mean they were all personal.  I didn't ask lots of questions, but it wasn't long before I realized just how personal.  At times I allowed my mind to wander, and it always went down the moral road.  It's not the kind of road I was ever happy to see.  Mainly because of the growling that rises up, but my fear and resentment doesn't keep it from calling out to me with its bright light.  A few times it came to mind, and I didn't hea…

RK- After-Six

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Welcome to the Fourth After-Six of Renegotiating Kaylin.  Please accept this image as a place holder.  The scripture related to this After-Six is taken from Psalm 107:2.  It reads, "Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story.  Those he redeemed from the hand of the foe."
As you know if you are connected to us on social media at www.facebook.com/road2wholeness, Chapter 24 begins on a Ship with the characters headed to Cuba.   Enjoy the glimpses of Decks to Come as the characters try to get rid of the cards they're already holding.

RK- Mr. and Mrs. Singletary

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The Decks and the Road
Renegotiating Kaylin


Chapter 24- Mr. and Mrs. Singletary


Kayla- He definitely asked me twice, and I’ve technically asked him once.However it goes, we’re getting married again and in advance of our twelve year anniversary.I boarded the ship with a head full of rods wrapped from back to front in a neon yellow and white floral scarf.Surprisingly I didn’t get to many odd looks.I’m sitting at the bar a whole day later with the same head full of rods, and I think by now everyone thinks it’s a new trend.I feel no shame, it’s all a part of the lead up to my I do’s.It’s me and Jennifer.Aisha and Tony left for California to celebrate the newest book release from J.K. Dunbar.Speaking of Aisha, I got her text this morning.It’s a secret of course but she’s pregnant again, and this time she’s sure she’ll be writing me a check.Good… because I didn’t plan on getting married and it just became a big deal.We’re going over the last few details again.It’s happening in just under twelv…

RK- No Comic and But I Love You

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The Decks and the Road Renegotiating Kaylin


Chapter 22- No Comic


Kaylin- Her book was fascinating, devastating, and inspiring all at the same time.  I’d started reading it without her knowledge, and it added more layers to her than I could have imagined.  I knew I didn’t need permission but it felt like it would be better to keep it to myself.  I’d noticed he had come back and it turned her words into stone.  I was inspired, but I didn’t know if I was motivated to make a drastic rearrangement.  Actually, I knew I wasn’t ready, and my new dress and fresh set could easily make the point.  I was meeting Aaron at the theater.  One of his favorite comics had  broken out in film, and he’d been talking about it for weeks.  I’d started a collection of pictures of my mother with some really interesting ones Rose passed on, and I’d swept my hair up to match the way she’d worn her hair in one of the photos.  I wasn’t crazy about him like I was crazy about Eaton, but I was starting to feel extremely…

RK- Permissions and Alterations and "Proven"

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The Decks and the Road Renegotiating Kaylin


Chapter 20- Permissions and Alterations


Monica Shepherd- I can see that she’s more happy than worried, but they’re both coming thru.She sticks her head in.I’m reading, but it doesn’t bother me that she came.Instead I’m trying to determine what brought her back so soon.
“Can we talk?”It’s an unusual question.I don’t get many requests to talk. “Come in.” “Why didn’t you tell me it was my husband?Can’t you see this stuff?” “What stuff?” “The future.” “Not like you may imagine.Some things are hidden.But tell me about what happened.” “He left.Then you said I needed to accept that something had ended and that I should date.” “Are you Meg?”It was a strange impulse.I already knew her name and something about her life, but I followed the impulse.I’d learned that they weren’t stupid or as off base as they often wanted to appear.
“So you do know.” “Know what?” “About us.”Not the way you think.I must admit…I’ve read your book and I do remember the first time you came…

RK- She Leaps

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The Decks and the Road Renegotiating Kaylin

Chapter 19- She Leaps

Wood- I woke up beside her.It was a call almost like the first.Her words had kept me in limbo the whole way.“I need you” was the size of it.I still don’t know why she called, but she knew I would come.I was wearing my ring when I came.I’d been since the day I found out she was Meg, but her hand was still empty.I take it she’s not going in, or she’d be up by now.I hadn’t planned accordingly, and would eventually have to leave, but I pulled her as close as I could.I was still fully dressed in the jeans I had dragged on, and she was still half naked.We’d prayed together in bed many times before, but I could tell that her faith had shrunk just a bit, and I prayed silently for us.Soon she was awake and I tried to make my move to leave, but she begged me not to go.
“You know I can’t be your boyfriend and the husband you don’t want all at the same time.” “I’m sorry I hurt you.”It was the first time she’d acknowledged my hurt.I tho…

RK-2019 After-Six

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Welcome to the third After-Six of Renegotiating Kaylin.  Is it me or is there more hearts in this deck than usual?  Never mind all that... Remember not to judge the deck until all the cards have been dealt.  Coming up...  Catch your breath.  Please don't miss Chapter 19.

RK- Until Further Notice

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The Decks and the Road
Renegotiating Kaylin


Chapter 18- Until Further Notice


Eaton- Anyone who can dodge a trip gains his respect.Ever since I did, I’ve kept my life and my job.He’s never said so, but it’s in his eyes.It’s only my third time looking into them, and it could be the last; respect or no respect.I wait for him to finish his call, and he does.My heart jumps, but he takes another call.It’s all code.Nothing in details, but all the details are in there.He fished me out of the sea himself, and I’ve been on some pretty high level trips; the money tells me so.But I’ve never been to Unger International, and there’s a difference between respect and trust.He finishes up and sets his eyes back on me.I’ve been laying low.It was a simple text; the address, room number, and the words “until further notice”.Then came the words “reset”.But I never expected to see him here.
“So as you know… clean ups cost.”It’s the way he speaks; like every word is valuable.He saves time and money by omitting …