“You are going to be the death of me,” I said smiling, giving him a kiss, then hugging him.
“Oh, you have no idea,” he whispered.
“What?” I asked slightly pulling back from the hug.
“Nothing,” he said smiling at me and pulled me in for another hug.
“Where are you?” He said walking around the corner, I put my hand over my mouth to stop the scream that was forcing it`s way out.
“Tessa,” he said, walking passed from the boxes that I was hiding behind. After a couple of minutes, when I didn’t hear his voice or his footsteps, I pulled the boxes in front of me slightly apart slowly so then they don’t make any noise. I peeked out and saw nothing, I pulled the boxes further apart so that I could squeeze between them. I took slow and calculated steps so that there was no noise so that he can’t find me.
I turned and looked in the direction he walked to and saw nothing, I started to slowly walk backward, but I trip and fell backward and let out a small scream, then I went still and put my hands over my mouth, hoping that he didn’t hear that. I waited for a couple of seconds, but didn’t hear him, I started to get up and turned around when I was frozen to the spot when I saw him.
“Found you,” he said coming towards me. I started to walk backwards then turned and took off in a run. I could hear footsteps of someone running behind me. I ran faster knowing that he was catching up.
“Ahhh,” I scream when I’m tackled to the ground by a hard body. I try to get out of the grasp, kicking and screaming for help. “I thought I already told you that no one is going to help you,” he said dragging me along the ground by my hair. I gave up trying to get him to let go of my hair, so I started to search for something that I could use to stop him. But when I came up empty, I could feel my faith in living slipping and then when I saw the big metal door, I knew that I wasn’t going to make it out alive.
I woke up with a start, covered in sweat, I look out the window of my beaten up truck and see the sun starting to rise. I look around and see the woods next to the truck stop that I stop at to rest. I start the car and pull out of the truck stop and onto the highway.
I drive for hours before I start to get hungry and decide to pull into a drive-thru and get something to eat. I got my food and ate while driving, I was going as far away from that place as I could get. I don’t know if he’s coming after me but I can’t take any chances, so that means I can’t stay in one place for long.
I drive for a few more hours until I get tired, I pull off the highway into a small town and decide to look for a place to sleep. When I find a place I pull in and get out, I grab my bags of clothes and start to walk towards the building, I hold my keys, ready to get into my car if need be. When I get to the door I hear a noise in the distance, I turn towards it and see nothing. I open the door and rush inside.
“Hello, how may I help you today?” The receptionist asks, when she sees me, with a big smile on her face.
“Hi, I was wondering if you have a room free?” I ask looking around the room taking in the white curtains and all the decorations that decorate the walls.
“Yes we do, and for how long are you staying?” She asks me after typing on her computer and looks back at me with a big smile.
“One night,” I say and she nods and starts typing on her computer again.
“Ok, you are in room 3B,” she said grabbing a key and handing it to me,”here is your key, and you can pay when you check out,” she said and I nod and start to walk in the direction of room 3B. When I get in I throw my bag on the ground and grab my PJs and go to the bathroom to take a shower. After I get dressed and lay on the bed and fall asleep, trying not to remember what happened only a couple of days ago.