When unexplainable events occur while wearing a necklace that once belonged to her late grandmother, a woman wonders if the necklace holds the key to her destiny.
She put her hand around the necklace. A warm sensation crept through her chest. It might have alarmed her if it had been an unpleasant feeling, but it wasn't. The sensation was soothing. She looked at Skye's face, seeing her in a way she never had before. Her face was soft, beautiful, with dark brown almond shaped eyes and wavy chestnut brown hair, which hung delicately around her face. She was petite, slender and very feminine. Lara couldn't understand Skye's problems with the opposite sex, but then Skye had never seemed to believe that she needed a man to make her feel complete. Lara envied her that. Not that she thought she needed a man to complete her, but admittedly knew that she needed someone to lean on. She never had been as independent as Skye.
"Why don't we go to Flanagan's after the movie? Make a night of it."
"I'd like that," Skye replied as her eyes locked with the emerald.
Lara glanced around the room, then turned her attention back to Skye. "I've been getting a lot of strange looks all evening."
"It's the necklace...it's so beautiful! I've never seen anything like it before."
"Me either." She touched it again, but this time felt a jolt as she looked at Skye. The warm sensation that had only been in her chest, now crept from her fingertips and spread throughout her whole body. Her cheeks grew warm.
"What's wrong, Lara? Are you ill?"
Skye's eyes narrowed as she gazed at the radiant emerald. "What are you feeling?"
Beads of perspiration popped out on Lara's forehead. "It's a beautiful warm sensation. It's beyond description." She gazed at Skye's stunning face and then flushed and turned away. "Let's just go home...unless you want to go to a movie and Flanagan's."
Skye shook her head. "Going out was your idea, remember?"
Lara numbly nodded as she wondered how to keep the feelings surging through her under control. "I'll make it up to you."