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Lake Tekapo, NZ

She opened another app and called her grandmother.
“Thought I’d better give you a quick call to let you know I have arrived.”
The relief in her grandmother’s voice was obvious by being up a notch. “Oh darling. So good to hear from you. How was the travel?”
“All went well. The flight was smooth and the bus ride here was okay as well.” She thought it was better not to mention that she’d had to walk the last stretch of her journey. Her grandmother had already been worried enough as it was.
“Is it as beautiful as on the pictures you showed me?”
Her mouth curved into a smile. Yes it was. She thought of the sparkling snow on the top of the mountains. “It’s dark here already, but I was able to take a few photos which I’ll send through once we’ll finish the conversation.”
“I can’t wait. Are the owners of the bed and breakfast nice and looking after you?”
Lani threw herself back onto the bed unsure how to respond. She didn’t know whether to tell the truth or not. Her grandmother had worried so much already about her travelling on her own. Never mind that she was twenty five years old.
She heard her granddad in the background. “What was that?”
“Grandpa is being a smarty pants wanting to know whether you’ve already talked to Tobias.”
Lani chuckled, knowing that he hadn’t used the name but a derogative word she’d rather not repeat. “Tell him he’s too impatient, just like Mum used to be. I’ve only just arrived.”
There was a moment of silence, the loss of her mother, her grandmother’s daughter still raw to all of them.
She heard her grandfather in the background again. “You don’t have to meet him. He’s no good.”

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Time to emerge from my hiding hole. September was a bit tough after the passing of my father-in-law only shortly after his 91st birthday.
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Lake Tekapo, NZ

Lani stood there for a long while before she returned to her own room. She unpacked a sandwich and ate it as she read through the information folder. It had the touristy details in it like main phone numbers for police, hospital, and emergency. It also listed some local activities and recommended a few restaurants. There was also some housekeeping as to where the main exits were in case of a fire, times for breakfast, which in her case was now irrelevant until the weekend, instructions on how to light a fire, and, yes she admitted she was grateful for it, a log in for a modem connection. She placed the folder back on the bedside table and grabbed her phone to connect it. And the relief was instant as soon as the little indicator told her she’d been successful. Quickly, she checked her emails and then the local time in Melbourne. They were only three hours behind. She opened another app and called her grandmother.

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For the next ten minutes she wandered through the house and checked the doors and windows. It was a beautiful house and the owner had decorated it tastefully like a mountain log cabin style. It was built and furnished with mainly wood. And she loved it. The rooms for spacious, most of them having a window bench to enjoy the view, and a cosy little bathroom. The fireplace was the centrepiece of the living room. Suddenly the thought of a cold night popped in her mind, but she remembered seeing a panel heater in her room. She had to check that out before she’d go to bed. She went back into the kitchen for her belated cup of tea and wandered upstairs where she found another two rooms. Loft rooms. She stepped over to the window and despite the darkness she was able to see the mountains in the distance. The snow glittered like diamonds under the starry night. It was almost hypnotising.

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Her soft laugh was hardly a sound, but pure. Not only had she piqued his curiosity by wanting to see Toby but also she intrigued him as well. “I’ll be here at eight o’clock. Please lock the doors after me.”
Brows raised, she stared at him, but even though she hadn’t been rude and was perfectly safe here, he wanted to spike her curiosity as well.

***

Lani watched Dylan leave, still unsure about him. True, she had definitely been a reason for their awkward conversation, but not only was she tired, she hadn’t expected her current situation either. Situation as in being on her own in a decent sized house in the middle of nowhere New Zealand. Who could blame her for being somewhat out of sorts? She rubbed her face and let out a little scream before she headed to the front door to lock it. Who the hell was coming so far to steal something? Then again, who wouldn’t? No nosy neighbours to watch the house.
And she let out another scream cursing Dylan for putting the seed of worry into her head.

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Her checks flushed, but she remained silent.
“You’ve got to be kidding me. You’re here to see Toby?”
He tried to suppress the laugh, but failed.
“I can’t see anything funny in what I’ve said or in this case haven’t said.”
“May I ask the reason you want to see Toby?”
Lani stepped to the bed and reached for her bag. “I’d rather you don’t.”
“I have a spare ute you can use for the next few days so you’re not stuck up here. I’ll bring it by tomorrow.” He turned to leave but stopped. “And good luck with Toby. You’ll need it.”
Eyes wide, she asked, “What’s that supposed to mean?”
How was he supposed to answer? He didn’t know so he left the room without replying.
“Wait!”
He blew out a breath and stopped at the touch of her hand on his arm.
“I was taught manners, but I’m dead on my feet. It’s been a long day and this…” She waved her hand a little. “…is not what I expected.” Removing her other hand from him, she continued. “Will you stay for breakfast tomorrow morning?”
Slowly raising his left brow, he replied, “Wasn’t part of the deal, but my curiosity is piqued.”

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She nodded, and he picked it up.
“What on earth are you doing in this part of the world without a car?” he asked out of curiosity, but also to keep the slow conversation going. She must’ve been tired. Not only the bus ride, but also the walk to the house.
“I’m hoping to meet someone.”
“In Takepo?”
“Sort of.”
He stopped and looked over his shoulder. “Sort of?”
“He lives up here somewhere.”
“Who?”
“The person I’m hoping to meet.”
Scratching the back of his head, he kept walking until they reached her room. “May I ask who you’re hoping to meet around here?”
“I’d rather you wouldn’t.”
Dylan placed her bag onto the bed and slowly turned to meet her gaze. “I’m sorry this is awkward. I didn’t mean to be nosy but helpful, after all you’re going to be stuck without a vehicle.” He looked around. “Anyway, there are towels. The bathroom is over there. Here are the keys. TV is in the main room at the front including a computer. I believe the password is stuck on the screen. My number is…” Dylan pulled out a card. “On here. Call me any time.”
She pulled in her lips as she reached for his card. “I’ll be fine, but thanks.”
Her voice was soft, and there was still a lot of hesitation, most likely tiredness as well. It must have been a long day for her. “No offense, but I don’t believe you will be. I’m sure there’s some food around, but whoever you’re looking for, you will need some sort of vehicle.”
“He’s living around here. According to the map no further than a kilometre or two.”
Dylan pinched the bridge of his nose. “The only people living around here is me about five hundred metres down the road and Tobias Linecker.”
Her checks flushed, but she remained silent.

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Hesitantly, she moved forward and took his hand. “I’m Lani Thompson.”
“Where’s your car?”
She stepped back, obviously still unsure about the situation. Who could blame her? She booked a room in a bed and breakfast, somewhere in the mountains of New Zealand, only to find a stranger. Not that she would’ve known Teddy, but at least they would’ve communicated in some way or another.
“I came with a bus.”
That he didn’t expect. “The bus stop is about five to six kilometres down the road.”
“The driver was kind enough to let me hop off at the intersection.”
Dylan chuckled. “That must’ve been Jack.”
She stared at him, obviously not following his thoughts.
He blew out a breath. “So, let me do the host thingy. Teddy said, you’ll be the only guest until Monday, so you’ll have the house to yourself until Sunday. I’ll fix you up breakfast and if you like I can offer dinner as well, but that’d be at my place, which is around another kilometre down the road.”
She looked around the kitchen. It was probably not was she expected. Even though Teddy and Mae didn’t charge much for a night, Dylan assumed that a guest would at least expect someone to be around.
“Let me show you to your room.” He turned and was about to walk down the hall when he spotted a backpack. “Yours?”

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A smile tugged at Dylan Harper’s lips as he sauntered to the centre of the kitchen. “May I assume you’re Ms Jeffreys?”
He took her in. Her wild, curly hair was loosely tied in a ponytail. It was a shade of red he hadn’t seen before and working in the tourism business, he’d seen a lot of people. It was dark, yet bright red. Intriguing. The same applied to her green eyes. Even with the small distance between them, he was drawn to her eyes. Although, with every step he moved closer to her, the same eyes reflected a mix of worry and something else. She was dressed for the environment with her cargo pants, hiking boots, and a warm puffy jacket.
He held out his hand. “I’m Dylan. Teddy Larson’s neighbour.”
Her eyes widened.
With a quick shrug of his shoulder, he explained. “Teddy had to go to Christchurch on short notice and asked me to look after you.”
She arched one of her brows and damn if that reaction didn’t annoy him. Despite the fact that she had a right to. But it in all fairness it wasn’t his fault.
“Sorry for being late. Had a flat tyre out of all days.”

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Knowing she wasn’t able to go anywhere else, she placed her backpack on the floor and went in search for a glass. She was desperate for a drink. She liked the cabin style kitchen. Running her hand over the wooden bench, she looked out the window into the near darkness, still rattled by it all. There were about half a dozen cups on hooks at the wall, hanging from a shelf that had beautiful storage container for sugar, coffee, and tea. All underneath another shelf with a vast choice of herbs and spices. Lani grabbed a cup and a teabag as she imagined cleaning the dishes while enjoying the view across the mountains and the lake. It looked so peaceful. She blew out a breath and went in search for a kettle. The frying pans hung on hooks as well above the stove. The pots were next to it on shelves as well. It was such a contrast to her grandmother’s small kitchen. Big and small plates were neatly stacked underneath it and right behind them was an old fashioned red stove kettle. She reached for it to fill it with some water, but not before she went half way up the stairs, which was right beside it all.
“Hello?”
“Welcome.”
Lani shot around, in the fright dropping the kettle which fell down the stairs, the noise echoing through the house like thunder.
“Mr Larson?”  

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She knocked again, worry creeping up within her. A thousand thoughts tumbled through her head. What if nobody was here? There was nowhere to go. A mix of frustration and anxiety caused a few tears as she knocked again. This time a bit harder. Still nothing. And not even a sound of creaking floorboards. Lani pulled the phone from her pocket, but there was no service whatsoever.
“Goddammit.”
In her anger she grabbed the door handle with the intend to let out her irritation only to find it was unlocked. Carefully, she opened the house and stepped inside.
“Hello?”
Did she really fall for a scam when she booked a room at this place? It had all looked so genuine.
“Hello?” She tried again, this time a bit louder, but still no reply.
Taking a couple of deep breaths trying to steady her heartbeat, she moved along the hall from door to door until she reached the kitchen.
“Hello?” Still no reply. She found the light switch and turned it on. Looking around, there was a lived in feeling, tidy and looked after, but nothing that would give her a clue as to where her host was.  

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