He watched quietly as Jordan climbed into the back of the truck. There was a renewed interest in her of late, an interest that caused him great concern, and he knew instinctively that he had to remain vigilant or risk the loss. The fact that she had been marked early on made her more vulnerable than many, a critical target. Her capitulation would be of the highest value.
When writing fiction, you’re inevitably going to have to deal with the passage of time, skipping past the mundane parts in order to keep the reader engaged. However, this can pose many problems for a writer. For one, if not done in a clear and concise manner it can cause a lot of confusion for the reader.