TITLE: A Tear Between Worlds
GENRE: YA Urban Fantasy
Chloe’s eyes were guarded and dark with secrets. She sat across from me, staring into her coffee and checking her phone and looking over my shoulder, but she wouldn’t look at me. Her once bright smile had faded, and her dimples were gone. Everything I’d feared had come true. Chloe had let them change her.
“What did they do to you?” I asked.
“They showed me the truth,” she said.
Chloe turned eighteen yesterday. Like everyone from Riverton Hills, she was taken out of school and inducted as a member of The Riverton Mission. But unlike the others, Chloe had promised she wouldn’t let it happen. She didn’t believe the religion’s lies any more than I did. Yet here she was, another one of their pawns.
And a week from tomorrow it would be my turn.
“You believe them, don’t you? That’s why you don’t want to be here. You think I’m damned,” I said.
Chloe looked up from her drink. Her gray-green eyes met mine.
“It’s not like that, Vic.” And that was all she said. She ran a hand through the back of her pixie-cut blond hair and turned her focus back to the coffee.