The Hostage Chapter 11
The next morning I woke up and actually felt hopeful. I think the best way to get out of here is to make Rob think I’m going along with him and that he can trust me. I will do whatever I have to, to get out of this place. I can do this!
I was really surprised to see and smell fresh apple pancakes! Oh, they smelled so good. I didn’t even notice that Rob brought in an extra chair to have breakfast with me. He sat and watched me eat for awhile. I finally look up from my plate and smiled. “I’m sorry! These are so good and I’m so glad to have something other than mac and cheese!” Rob wasn’t sure what to say so he just picked up his fork and started eating too.
The next morning, Rob made fresh waffles. It was nice having variety in my diet again.
It has become a habit for Rob to have breakfast with me. We talk quite a bit and I’m making him think that I’m starting to trust him.
He told me about his job and that he could leave the compound for it and come straight back. I asked him why he bothered to come back at all if he could leave. He says that if he leaves I’ll be in more danger and we’d both be killed. I can’t believe what he tells me. Why would anyone do that? It doesn’t make any sense. I can see that he believes this story, I’m just not sure if he’s mentally stable. I mean he seems like he is, but who could believe this?
Rob is really a nice guy, except for the fact that he drugged and kidnapped me, he has started leaving little gifts for me every day. Today, he brought in a rubber duck for my bath. Silly, I know, but kinda sweet.
The days have run together, I have no clue how long I’ve been here. It seems like weeks at least. I can’t help but wonder what is going on back at home. Is my boyfriend, Moe, sick with worry. Are the police getting close to finding me? I have so many questions. I’m still playing along with Rob. He thinks we are friends now. Any other circumstance and we would be friends, he seems like a really nice guy. I just don’t see why he has done this to me.
I’ve been painting and reading alot. I’ve decorated my room with paintings that I’ve finished. I’m getting pretty good at painting. I’ve been reading alot of cooking books and I’d love to get in the kitchen to start cooking again. I hope to gain Rob’s trust enough to get out of this room. He says this compound has many rooms and everything I could ever need. I find that hard to believe too, why am I stuck in this little room then?
Rob brought me flowers today… Maybe I’m going crazy, but it was a nice gesture.