The Hostage Chapter 8
**Rob’s Point of View***
I feel terrible about what I’ve had to do. I’ve been given my orders and I have to carry them out.
I email the contact at least once a day to let him know everything is ok. Although, I know he already knows exactly what is going on. I’m not sure how he knows, but he does. I’m allowed to leave the compound once a day to go to work and straight back home after. He likes the contact I have with the Military. What Merrilee doesn’t know is that I’m as much a prisoner as she is. If I leave or I don’t do exactly as I’m told, then he will kill me and Merrilee.
The compound is well equipped with everything we need, but it’s still a prison. I work out daily to keep in shape, plus it helps to get me promoted, you have to be strong and fit to be an Astronaut.
I try to keep food ready for Merrilee, I’m not a good cook though. All I know how to make right now is Mac and cheese. I’m practicing and reading cooking books, so hopefully I’ll be able to cook a better variety soon. We have a garden, so we have plenty of fresh fruit. I’ve been leaving lots of extra in her room.
I’m actually scared to talk to her again, I’ve been sneaking in while she is sleeping and leaving the food. I don’t know how to explain what is going on. I’m going to have to talk to her soon though and try to let her know that she is safe and I will not hurt her. I’m here to protect her.