2. Chapter 1
I took a slight and gentle step forward. I was still hiding, just a little more visible. My brother was standing in front of me, arms folded and he looked cross. I wanted to go out there and admit everything but I couldn't. Just didn't have the guts. He would have been disappointed with me and I would have been disappointed with myself too. I knew that yelling at my nanny wasn't going to get me anywhere but I had to vent my anger out on someone.
Instead of giving in to him, I took a bigger step backwards. He could not see me. I was afraid - not of the consequences but the fact that I let him down. I took another step back, into the shadows behind the big board that stopped him from seeing me. I could no longer see him and soon I could no longer hear him. He had gone.
Inch by inch, I moved forward, still aware that he could have been standing there. Stealth was one of his great points. But he wasn't. Disappointed and relieved at the same time, I strolled out of the storage room, desperately trying to keep balance so that I didn't knock over any equipment to alert him of my location.
I took in a deep breath and held it all in, knowing that when I released it, my panting would be twice as loud.
Tip-toeing and taking small steps, I scrambled round my house in complete and utter silence, afraid that even the slightest sound would give me away.
But he wasn't the only one looking for me.