HITCHING A RIDE, a short story by Sun Tzu. Date added: 2011-12-04. Times viewed: 4690.
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- Intro: I needed some cash in a hurry & had an unexpected stroke of luck!
HITCHING A RIDE!
GOTTA GRAB A CUTIE OR TWO
It had been a long day, I was both exhausted and ticked off the deposition had take ages. The opposing lawyers were intentionally dragging their feet and pretending to have trouble locating witnesses and paper work. In short it was pathetic, I’d driven over 3 hours to get there, I was tired and stressed while they were fresh no doubt driven to the meeting by company chauffer.
Why hadn't the insurance company just paid out in a private settlement in the first place, they'd save a fortune in not taking this to court, not to mention the bad publicity. I had a job to do my clients were relying on me to get them their money and that's what I'm going do.
I made sure that they waited a good 20 minutes while I had a coffee and freshened up, I sure as hell wasn't going to appear looking like a street bum. After 4 hours of wrangling and minor arguing the senior claims officer requested a private word with me.
He was about 50 or so thinning grey hair, round glasses and looked a bit by like George Burns. He was very distressed and told me (confidentially) that he was very unhappy with the way his legal team was dragging this case out he wanted to settle quietly with no acceptance of liability and asked if my clients would accept this offer?
He handed me a brown envelope, I opened it and saw the cheque and made a quick mental calculation, even minus my fee and expences my clients would be quite well off. I told him that I could not accept the offer without my clients approval and that I would call him tomorrow with an answer. In truth, my clients had authorised me to accept on their behalf any reasonable offer, however even a law student knows that you never accept the first offer and besides I figured I'd make them sweat a little.
I left an hour later tired but happy at the prospect of closing another case, my work load was beginning to build up, which was good the past 2 years in private practice had been a real strain. Getting established, finding clients, doing everything from ambulance chasing to dirty divorce cases to debt recovery. Sleeping in my office because I couldn't afford an apartment; yes things were looking a little up on that front now but what of the future?
There was however my other venture that I had quite recently become involved with a former client who it was alleged (As we say in court) dealt in white slavery he had on a number of occasions asked me if I’d like a piece of the action? ‘After all you can be respectable lawyer and make a nice sum on the side,’ he had said.
At the time I had declined telling him it was insane, but as I thought about the money that could be made I became intrigued by the prospect. The money would get me a better office, a secretary maybe even an associate or two to do the donkey work. I be able to afford a decent apartment. After considering all that I had agreed to become part of his operation.
All I had to do he said was find a suitable candidate keep her secure until his guys arrived and they would do the rest. Easy as pie we had spent a couple of days together discussing various techniques and methods of capture and securing. I had yet to put it into practice but I knew it would come soon.
A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
As I headed down the highway towards home I noticed a figure standing by the roadside it looked like they were trying to thumb a lift and having little success. As I pulled up to offer a ride I noticed the figure was a woman and a very attractive one at that She was about 5ft 6in with shoulder length brown hair and white blouse that was tied in a bow exposing her belly button and a pair of jeans cut into shorts. I asked her if she wanted a lift she smiled said thanks picked up a large back pack threw it on the back seat and got in.
As we drove I discovered that her name was Louise and she came from Ohio and was on her way to San Francisco where she was going to meet up with her sister.
She told me how she had gotten a ride with a trucker but he had wanted her to pay for the fair in kind and when she had refused he had thrown her off the rig stranding her.
I assured her that I had no such intention and that I'd take her as far as I could this seemed to please her and we continued talking.
As we drove I began to think seriously about grabbing her she had all the prerequisites for a good sale. Nice legs, slim figure and oh such lovely hazel eyes. The tied up blouse gave definition to her breasts, they were small but obviously very firm and she didn't have a bra on as her large nipples seemed to push through the material. I started to become hard I hoped she didn't notice.
As we came close to a gas station I decided that I was going to grab her, I mentally kicked myself for leaving my abduction kit as I called it locked in my office closet. It contained rope, gags, handcuffs, chloroform and an electric stun gun. I would have to improvise where she was concerned. I told that I had to pull over for gas and get a coffee. The garage was a drab affair only one attendant and apart from myself there were no other cars. Perfect I thought, I told her I'd be right back, I went inside and asked the attendant if he had any tow ropes he'd sell, he said he had and went to get one .As he left I noticed a roll of tape on the counter I quickly picked it up and put it in my pocket.
I looked out of the window and saw the girl point to the ladies and begin to walk towards it, I nodded understanding and smiled things were getting better. Paying for the rope and gas I moved the car behind the ladies and unlocked my trunk. Then cut off a few lengths of rope and a strip of tape, I was ready. Opening the door to the ladies a little, t here was no one inside the door, I noticed that one of the two cubicles was occupied peeking under the door I could see that it was Louise.
I moved to the right side of the cubicle door and waited, I heard her begin to finish off and slowly pull up her shorts, flushed then she pulled the lock bolt back and opened the door. As soon as she emerged I pounced, Putting my left arm across her chest and pinning her arms, then with my right arm I slapped on the tape across her mouth cutting off any screams. I then wrestled her on to the floor getting her face down and wrenching her arms behind her. She struggled tried to kick but it was useless I tied her arms behind her and then her ankles. She put up a real fight. I was scared that she would raise the alarm and bring someone to investigate but no one came. Finally I grabbed her hair and told her to keep quiet. She just whimpered behind the gag, I told her to do as she was told, that I wouldn't hurt her if she behaved, did she understand? She nodded.
Good I also told her that I wasn't going to rape her this seemed to calm her a little but the quiet sobs and tears told me she wasn't very reassured. I opened the door and looked out side it was clear, with that I carried her to the car and put her in the trunk. I told her to lay still and she'd be okay. I then closed the trunk looked around to ensure all was clear and then drove off.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT
As I headed again back home I called my ex client on my cell and told him that I had a package for him. He was very excited at this information and told me that he hadn't fulfilled his quota this week & needed one more.
The directions that he gave me lead to an abandoned warehouse outside the city. I drove inside and was met by him and one of his hench - men called Garth.
We shook hands and I recounted my adventure telling him how I'd grabbed her, his expression was both pleasure & admiration, a lone grab in broad daylight with no drugs or stun gun! ‘Very impressive,’ he said.
I opened the trunk to reveal a very frightened girl lying trussed up and gagged inside, Garth picked her up out of the trunk and stood her up. My ex client was very impressed he examined her opened her blouse to reveal her milky white tits and large nipples, he wanted her he could get a real good price for her how much did I want?
I told him and after a pause he nodded, 'a fair price,' he said, 'cash of course?' I nodded and he went to his car and returned with a brief case . Opening it he pulled out a stack of bills and handed them over, I counted the money it was all there and a little extra too! ‘For a job well done,’ He said. ‘Keep this up and you'll be a very wealthy man in no time.’ I smiled, ‘maybe.’ I said ‘but let's not rush things.’
Garth carried the girl away to be processed, I watched her go, the look in her eyes said it all "Why?"
I guess she shouldn't have hitch hiked you just never know who you're going to meet these days!
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