Helplessness (chapter 1)
The night I found Deanna standing by the building, her and Amber had gone to the grocery store and on the way home, Amber thought someone was following them.
She drove around a couple of miles to make sure and the vehicle was no longer in sight, so she went home.
The garage door opened and after turning off the motor, her and Deanna got out and began to take the groceries in the apartment.
She had given Deanna her purse to carry and Amber followed her in with a few bags of groceries.
When Amber turned around to get more groceries she saw a man coming toward her from the garage.
She quickly slammed the door shut and tried to lock it, but the lock was broken. There wasn’t enough time to escape so she told Deanna to run with her purse and get out the back door.
Deanna did not understand what was happening, but she knew her mother was frightened.
Amber told her to run, and to remember what she told her to do.
Deanna raced down the hall to the front door, opened it and ran out. She went to a neighbor’s, knocked on the door, but no one answered.
It had gotten dark and she was cold and scared. She ran to another section of apartments and saw someone walking, but they disappeared around the corner before she reached them.
She stopped to catch her breath and remembered to pull out her mom’s check book like she had been told and tore out one of the checks. Then, started running again, dropped the purse and stopped at another building, leaning against it and when she looked up she saw me come around the corner.
Deanna shyly extended her hand and handed me the check she had torn out of her mom’s check book.
To be continued…