Chapter 5 : A Promise To Keep
I was bored to hell. So, to forget the position I was in, I slept.
I was waiting for the cops to find me but no one came to my rescue. Why ? Adrian should already be in prison, shackled and waiting to rote.
Since the call, I hadn't seen him. A young lady brought me food and water. She would sometimes say something like « Eat up » or « Do you need anything else ? »
Yeah, my home, my mom, my dad and brother, for a start.
I missed my friends too.
Aly most of all.
But I would see them again, that's what kept me going. That one great, sunny thought.
I wondered what the kids at school said, do they speak of me in the past tense ? Were my uncles, aunts, cousins and grandparents sad ? Probably, but did they think I was a goner also ?
All these questions...
I hated those times when I was awake because that meant that my mind could take over and I had no control over my own thoughts. Sometimes your imagination can be as cruel as reality.
I remember one Friday night. We were talking about kidnaped people. I was ten and Darik twelve.
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« Most of those poor kids die. » Darik said.
« But that's sad, don't parents try to find them ? »My ten year old self asked.
Dad cut in, he knew I was on the verge of tears.
« Of course they do. I would never give up if someone tried to take you. »
« Promise ? »
He smiles, « Cross my heart and hope to die. »
« I wouldn't give up ether ! » Adds Darik.
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I hope they haven't forgotten their promise, I think to myself before I fall back into a dreamless sleep.