The Hostage Chapter 4
I approach Merrilee and reintroduce myself, she looks a little confused or possibly afraid. She finally recovers, “I’m so sorry! I was in such a rush the other day when we met, I’m afraid I’ve forgotten your name. I’m Merrilee!”
I smile and tell her that is ok, I know she is a busy woman. “My name is Rob Land and I’ve just moved into town” I tell her. She seems to relax and she tells me all about Barnacle Bay and what a great place it is to live in.
We sit and chat at the bar for awhile and get to know each other. She seems like a great person and that makes everything I have to do even harder. I buy her a drink and then ask her if she’d like to dance. “I’m not really a good dancer, but sure, I’ll try!”
I show her some of my awesome moves! We are having such a good time, I almost forget what I’m supposed to be doing.
I buy another round of drinks, this time I’ve slipped a little extra something into Merrilee’s drink. I have to move to the next phase of the plan. I feel so guilty.
We chat for a little while longer and I can tell the drink is getting to her. She is talking non stop and the next thing I know, I look up and notice she has climbed up to dance on the bar.
Ok, things have went far enough. I help her down from the bar and offer to drive her home. She agrees, I help her out of the bar and into a taxi. Of course, I don’t take her home. She falls asleep in the car on the way, I carry her to her new home. It is a long walk from the road, but she doesn’t weigh that much. Guilt overwhelms me when I look into her sleeping face. I know all of this is for her own safety, but I can’t tell her what is going on and I know when she wakes up she will be terrified and confused.
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