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“Dee! Oh, god, Dee!”
Angela comes running out of the bushes right toward me. I catch her before she has a chance to tumble me backwards right into the hole.
“Whoa, Angela! You ok? Did they hurt you?” I hold her at arm’s length and take a good look at her. Her blonde hair was a mess, her makeup was smeared around her eyes from her crying and she looked a bit pale.
“Dee! I thought you were dead! I really did! Those guys tore up Tony’s house looking for that damn deed, but they never found it. When they realized I really didn’t know where it was they were going to kill me!”
“It’s alright now, Angela. You’re safe and I’m a hard person to kill.” I tell Angela as Billy and Fedora walk up to us. We could still hear the men in the hole swearing.
Billy walks toward the hole to peer down and I grab his arm. “I wouldn’t do that kid, they still might have a few bullets left.”
“We just going to leave them down there?” Fedora asks.
“For now we are.” I guide Angela and Billy toward the cars. Time for us to leave this place. The sun was starting to come up and I wanted to shower the talcum powder off me. I reach into the sedan and grab their keys. No sense making it too easy for them. I’ll toss them somewhere down the road.
“You can’t be serious, Dee. You can’t leave those guys down there to die.” Fedora frowns at me.
“Why not? That’s what they did to me. Besides, there is a way out, they just have to find it.” I shrug my shoulders.
I pick up Tee and set him in his satchel. I look at Fedora who is still frowning at me. Really, what does the man want from me?
“Ok, I will call the proper authorities and let them know they are down there. Just not yet. I want us well clear of this place.”
“I would let them rot down there!” Angela says as she climbs into the SUV. “They would have killed me and Dee if they could have!”
“When will you call them, Dee?” Fedora is eyeing me with his hands on his hips.
“Tomorrow morning.” I tell him as I turn to retrieve my Harley from behind the shed.
“Dee!” I hear Fedora’s voice behind me.
I turn around and notice Billy has got a huge smile on his face, I swear that boy thinks everything is funny.
“Look, Fedora. I said I would call the cops tomorrow. That’s the best I’m going to do! They won’t die in twenty-four hours. They might even find a way out before then. Plus, that gives us twenty-four hours to find that deed and to find out who they are taking orders from.”
I notice Fedora has a thoughtful look on his face. Then he smiles. “You got some good points, Dee. Let’s get out of here. Like you said, they won’t die in a day. Maybe they will even think about mending their evil ways.”
Billy and I laugh. Even Angela has a small smile. It might be petty of me to get revenge this way, but damn, it feels good. Besides, I said I would get them some help…….tomorrow.
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