Evernight Page 71

Reverently I opened the card and read what was written.

Bianca, this has to be short. You need to destroy this card as soon as you’re done reading, because it would be dangerous for you if Mrs. Bethany discovered it. And I know you—if I write too much, you’ll hang on to this forever, no matter how dangerous it would be.

I had to smile. Lucas really did understand me.

I’m okay, and so are my mom and my friends, thanks to you. You were stronger than I could have been that day. I wouldn’t have had the courage to tell you good-bye.

And I’m not telling you good-bye now.

We’ll be together again, Bianca. I don’t know where or when or how, but I know it beyond any doubt. It couldn’t happen any other way.

I need you to believe that. Because I believe in you.

“I believe it, Lucas,” I whispered. We’d find each other once more, and all I had to do was endure until that day came. Someday Lucas and I would find a way to be together again.

I folded the card against my chest. I’d burn it in a few minutes—but not yet, not just yet.