A parking attendant asked for my car keys and let me know that he’d bring it back when I was ready to leave.
As Laura and I got out of the car, I noticed a couple talking under a tree to the right, by a fountain. They looked to be enjoying themselves, which made me smile and hope for a good time.
I looked at Laura to see her also sizing up the house. Our attention returned to the young man by the massive front door.
He was wearing a suit and a Christmas tree tie.
Laura smiled and yelled, “Lorenzo!” Then she ran up the steps, and into his arms.
Lorenzo was taller than her, and she was wearing heels. He looked fit, healthy, and confident. His blue eyes were striking, and his hair was slicked back. If it weren’t for the tie, I’d have thought he was an international businessman, not a chef; though, I guessed one could be both.
“Hi, you must be Angel, Laura’s roommate,” Lorenzo said.
“And, you must be Lorenzo, her friend,” I said slowly.
He laughed, a nice lilting sound. “A little more than that. Welcome to Paulo Abelli’s house. He’s my boss, but really cool, so just relax and enjoy the party.”
“Thanks,” I replied.
Lorenzo grabbed hold of the crescent-shaped handle, pulled the imposing front door open, and ushered Laura inside the house. “Come on, babe, let me introduce you to some people.”
Laura threw me an excited look, and I followed the happy couple.
Interesting, I thought to myself.
The travertine foyer opened up into an expansive living room with floor to ceiling windows, capturing the magnificent view of the pool, lined with tall cypress trees next to a perfectly manicured lawn. The focal point of the room was the marble fireplace situated in direct view of the front door. It was the two-story Christmas tree next to it that took center stage, with gold and bronze glass balls in assorted sizes, twinkling white lights, and porcelain angels adorning each limb.
Two leather couches with an enormous, square, stone table in the middle were sat in front of the fireplace, facing each other. Another smaller, stone table covered with a cheese and nut tray and bowls of fruit and sweets was at the end of one of the couches. There were matching side tables with vases of red roses and pine branches, giving off the scent of Christmas. As I walked further into the room, it opened up to reflect a larger area off to the left that could be used for dancing and mingling.
I glanced through the windows to get a better look at the pool and back deck and saw marble pillars wrapped with white Christmas lights.
It all looked so. . . Normal— to an outsider or a mundane. However, there was that special scent hanging in the air that let me know the house belonged to a paranormal family.
Hopefully, they were friendly.
At times like these, I felt stupid for locking up my magick. I weaved my senses throughout the house and realized it was full of them–paranormals. I just couldn’t tell what kind they were.
My forensic case involved a paranormal girl, and now I was in a paranormal household. I didn’t believe in coincidences.
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