Her Deadly Promise by Carla Kovach EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Carla Kovach
- Language: English
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Wednesday, 15 June
‘Dev, it’s time to go.’ Dev’s mummy, Meera, rushes out of the house holding
‘But, Mum. I want to play with Kayden.’
Kayden glances back at his own house as he steps out of Dev’s plastic car
and onto the patchy bit of grass out the front. He doesn’t want Dev to go to
his grandma’s. They were playing, having fun. The dark path between their
home and Dev’s looks like a mouth that wants to swallow him up. Mummy
uses it to wheel the bin from the back garden and it’s always damp. His house
is a bit grey and it’s patchy. Mummy said it was from a drippy pipe. Dev’s
house is bright, and his mummy puts baskets of flowers that hang beside the
door. Yellow, purple and pink; all bright colours and some of his favourites.
Kayden’s forehead is sticky wet, so he grabs the end of his T-shirt and wipes
it dry. Mummy doesn’t like him dirtying his clothes but it’s okay, it’ll dry.
‘You can play with Kayden tomorrow but right now you know we have to
go and take this food to Grandma’s before it gets cold, so let’s go, now.
Damn, look at you.’ Dev’s mummy shakes her head and pops the lunchbox
on the wall. She kneels to tie the laces on his trainers, her long black hair
falling forward and brushing Kayden’s leg like a tickly spider. ‘How’s your
mum, Kayden? I haven’t seen her for a while.’
He picks up his football and shrugs, lips pressed tightly together.
Mummy’s been weird, she keeps putting him to bed early and telling him he
was never to come down until she said he could. That’s when he’d hear the
noises that scared him. When she’d come back up to check on him, he’d lie
there pretending to be asleep or if he got scared, he’d hide in his wardrobe.
‘She’s okay.’ Mummy wouldn’t want him to talk to anyone else about the
‘That’s good.’ With a final pull, Dev’s laces are tied, and his mummy
holds out her hand to lead him to the car. ‘I’ll watch you go into your house.
Tell your mum I’ll see her later at Nadia’s, if she’s feeling better.’
‘Okay.’ He wants her to strap Dev in the car and go. He’s going to have
to step into the dark alleyway that smells of bin. Mummy said he couldn’t
come back in until she came out and since he’s been playing with Dev, she’s
still inside. The curtains are shut, and he knows not to knock on the door. He
stares at their dull red front door, wondering if he should peer through the
‘See you later,’ Dev calls out, so Kayden bites his bottom lip and waves.
‘Well, go on then.’ Dev’s mummy straps his friend in and slams the car
door. ‘I’m not leaving until I see you go in.’ Dev’s mummy’s eyebrows are
dark and thick, like they’re painted on and while she stands there, they don’t
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