Bella's heart started to pound as silence was the only thing heard.
"Hello?" she asked again, her voice cracking.
Quickly noticing her rigid body language and the shakiness of her voice, Alistair pulled over to the side of the road. Motioning for her phone, she handed it to him and he reached out, quietly touching the screen to turn on the speakerphone.
"Hello?" she said louder, gaining courage from Alistair's presence. "Who is this?"
A sharp intake of breath was heard, followed by a heavy sigh.
"Who is this?" Alistair growled out angrily. "Stop being a coward."
The tell-tale click of a line being hung up echoed loudly in the tension-filled car.