hows your luck, & whatever the conclusion., a short story by the christian. Date added: 2010-03-21. Times viewed: 790.
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Lucies mother lifted the envelop she stared at the education authority logo then checked to ensure it was Lucie's results, she sat on the stair , it was the moment she had been dreading , her beautiful daughter had endured so much punishment from four girls at school how could she possibly have been strong enough to achieve the results she needed to get her place at University, she swore if Lucie didn't get the results they would pay, She thought of Charles her friend who had done so much for them, he had promised Lucie a place in his law firm he had funded her University studies, it all hinged on her results, Charles wanted to marry Lucies mum but she was finding it difficult enough to cope without contemplating that. Lucie came downstair s and sat beside her taking her mothers hand she put her head on her shoulder , she turned and looked at her daughter ,"you do know if its not the news you want its not the end don't you , you can resit next year " Lucie looked up, she nodded , "will you open it please mum I cant bear it" her mother ran her finger along the top of the brown envelope Lucie closed her eyes, there was a long silence "oh Lucie you didn't get the four B,s darling ,Lucies heart sank she could feel tears welling in her eyes ,suddenly her mother let out a loud shriek, screaming at the top of her voice "you've got three A,s and two B,s Lucie " and she turned and hugged her daughter tightly . Lucie lifted the certificate and held it to her chest, in that moment she had achieved what she had promised her mother when she was twelve , she was going to practice Law.
Valerie sat at her large oak desk, she was studying Lucies file pondering its cost , her boss Charlie had picked the account up personally, he could afford it,she looked at the file photo, she was in her school uniform Valerie smiled , what a cutie she thought , she was going to be Valerie's understudy soon, she hoped she could resist from being naughty with her, her phone rang it was Charlie, he was in the New York office, they discussed business he advised her on various matters and she hung on his every word, she trusted him implicitly he had taught her everything, he finished the conversation by telling her that in his opinion , the girls who had attacked Lucie had been convicted, but there hadn't been justice, Valerie agreed , a decision had been made totally by insinuation. She opened her little book and leafed through it till she found an appropriate name, she phoned Frankie and instructed him as to what she required, Frankie understood , but he thought it had to have a bit of theatre .
She was at the shopping centre with her gang, in total there would be eight of them, they thought they were well hard, no one messed with them, girls done what they told them to however humiliating, as they walked through the centre Cher abused everyone in her path, women with children, security guards , men, young boys, she had no fear unfortunately that was to be her downfall. Aisha was Fourten years old she looked even younger , she was a picture of innocence, in fact she was for her age one of the best duplicity artists ever, Cher was about to find out just how good, as Lucie had been with Cher she was head and shoulders bigger than Aisha being a couple of years older, Aisha sat on the bench with her parcels, each one supplied by Frankie , they were the cheese for the mousetrap, Cher spotted her, stopped and began rummaging in her bags, "excuse me please those are mine " Aisha began, "Were yours " Cher replied, "mine now " she lifted the bags and walked off she smiled with a sense of pride in what she had done, until the door alarms went off as she tried to leave the shopping centre, the bags were full of stolen goods , as a bonus Aisha had included a bag of class A drugs, not recommended for someone already on probation. As she was led away Aisha slipped a small card into Chers pocket it simply read "hows your luck"
What he did to the other three he thought was inspired, they were stupid that helped, they had all received postcards asking if they would be interested in modeling swimwear there was remuneration a substantial amount , this ensured they attended, they did, they were shown into a changing room and asked to put on Bikinis, as they postured in front of the mirrors Miley mentioned how funny the fabric felt, they were told it was new, they didn't pursue it for fear of losing their fee, they were taken to the main pedestrian precinct where a small stage had been set up,although it was beginning to rain the precinct as always was crowded , it didn't matter Bikinis were supposed to get wet anyway, their parents watched with pride as they stood on the gantry parading themselves, as the rain got heavier the bikinis' began to dissolve it took a few minutes and a scream from their mothers for them to realize what was happening, in a matter of minutes they were in full sight of the busy Saturday afternoon shoppers totally naked, to make matters worse the envelopes didn't contain any money only a card that asked" how's your luck" again with that they realized who had sent the message, Frankie sent Valerie a text it simply said "whatever"
There was a certain acceptance when it happened Frankie had been out with Wendy ,he had come home and popped in to see Mrs Ross , as he left her house four men got out of a car and approached him, they were policemen, investigating the distribution of illegal DVD,s , they took him away in the back of their car, his mother wept and his father scowled, they were so ashamed , but only for what the neighbours were thinking, his sister ran upstairs to call the number he had told her to if this ever happened she was to talk to Valerie and only her, after the call she was to put the three DVD,s into the red box and plug the box into the wall she wasn't to worry about the burning smell that was to be expected, then she had to lock his room door and keep the key somewhere safe out the way of his two loser parents, under no circumstances was she to mention any of this to anyone especially Wendy. She did everything to the letter with the exception of the last part, she was in despair and she called her best friend Angela.
"Oh mum this skirts far too short",Lucie cried, her mother smiled it wasn't so very long ago she had fought to get her daughter to wear a longer skirt to school, now suddenly she had discovered modesty, she shook her head smiling, "its fine baby honestly" she assured her daughter, they had been out to buy Lucie some work clothes , she had an allowance from her employers "an allowance a bloody allowance " her mother muttered to herself, "you look fine Lucie honestly " her friend Margaret who was on line from America , told her as she span around in front of her webcam, "do you really think so Mags " she asked, "I am so proud of you babes and so is Charlie boy" Margaret told her ,"oh I miss you so much Mags " she groaned, "don't worry Lu i'll hear how your getting on" she replied, "hey mum when you going to marry Charlie boy make Lucie my little sister " she called to Lucies mum, "might be sooner than you think babes " her mother laughed as she replied, with a twinkle in her eye "it'll depend on what the doctor tells me tomorrow " Lucie stood her mouth open staring at her mother, "tell me your kidding mummy" she pleaded , her mother laughed and left the room, she went into the lounge the television played in the background , she wasn't kidding her period was late, and she was being sick in the mornings, she dialled her phone and asked for the gynaecology nurse, she gave her name,address and date of birth , and listened as the nurse shuffled through her files , "ah yes here we are , well congratulations, it is positive you are six weeks pregnant," she told her ,Lucies mum put down the phone and stared ahead, her first reaction was "oops" then she thought how to tell Lucie, how would she react, she'd have to tell Charles , should she marry him, will he ask me ? her thoughts were interrupted by Lucie , "fancy a cuppa " she asked, but stopped , she knew that look the last time she saw it was when her father left , her mother was frightened, as she looked up at Lucie tears began to roll down her cheeks , Lucie put her arms around her "hey come on its ok I was kidding i'd love a baby sister you know" she joked as she held her, suddenly Lucie realised , she moved her mother away till she could see her face, her mother looked then nodded , "oh my god she cried putting her hand across her mouth "tell me your not kidding mother please",her mother looked at her daughter "your not angry ?" she asked "good god mother no how could I be angry " she replied, she put on a stern face and pointing told her mother " as long as its a girl, I've always wanted a baby sister" her mother by now crying told her she'd do her best, Lucie hugged her tightly.
Frankie was in deep trouble, not only was he implicated in illegal DVD,s there was also drugs and child pornography as well, he told them he knew nothing about that, and he genuinely didn't but he'd been stitched up and he was going in the words of the detective to "cop for the lot", for the first in a very long time Frankie was scared, he needed his lawyer fast, word had got to his associates he was vulnerable, he knew he'd be silenced but he wasn't going down quietly , he'd do his time but he wasn't doing anyone else's, he hoped his sister had done what he had instructed it was a huge load to be on such young shoulders, as he lay there he thought of Wendy, how was he going to explain this away he smiled for an instant imagining what she was going to say to him, unknown to him he was going to find out' Angela, his sisters friend had just told her, far from being emotional Wendy sat and reasoned the best approach to help him.
It was her big day, she hadn't slept and had risen early to take her mother a cup of tea and a slice of toast in bed, her mother would have quite happily lay sleeping but her daughter determined otherwise, as she sipped her tea , Lucie went off to shower, I wonder if she still touches herself her mother thought she recalled the day Lucie had'nt closed the bathroom door properly and her mother watched her masturbate in the shower, she smiled as she ate her toast wondering what her daughter would say if she told her , Lucie returned she asked her mother "what's funny " her mother made an excuse and got out of bed to help her daughter get ready, "mummy hurry Valerie's picking me up at Nine sharp" she shouted upstairs as her mother appeared from her room "you've ten minutes yet Lucie "she watched as her daughter paced up and down she looked so grown up with her black suit and her white striped blouse , the doorbell rang at nine twenty and Valerie stood she was wearing a black pinstripe suit and white silk blouse , her long legs covered in black silk, Lucie kissed her mother as Valerie promised to take care of her and they left in the back of her chauffeur driven car , as they drove Valerie looked at her young charge she is such a cutie pie she thought, she told her "first things first shopping" , Lucie immediately envisaged Sainsbury's, she was way off the mark , Lucie needed a blackberry, a laptop, an e mail address at the firm, computer login details, a printer, she needed to learn how to drive so she was booked on an intensive driving course, did she have a provisional licence ,someone would sort that, she needed business cards,and of course a credit card. , Lucies head was spinning, she had only been there for two hours. The car stopped outside the prison and Valerie got out, beckoning to Lucie she told her "come on then we're here " Lucie emerged from the car looking around her "where are we Valerie " she pointed upwards "Prison " she told her, as Valerie strode to the gate Lucie ran to catch up, Valerie pressed the buzzer, "Legal Advisor appointment at Eleven Thirty room C Three, and don't be all day checking " Lucie smiled she certainly had a way with words she thought, they entered the building and once inside her excitement waned it was a grey foreboding place, they walked up the long granite staircase and were shown in to room C Three , there sat Frankie , he drummed the table nervously, as Valerie entered Lucie noticed a relief on his face, she sat as instructed quietly and attentively, and listened to her boss, writing on her notepad every word spoken , she wrote names places and times , things that apparently had no significance Valerie would be the judge of that she thought as she scribbled down the testament of this she thought rather pathetic creature,
As the car sped away from the prison Lucie looked at her watch, it was almost six o clock. she put her hand to her tummy as it rumbled, "im starved "said Valerie, turning to Lucie she asked "do you like Chinese Lu" she thought about when she was going to get home then nodded her head and smiled "terrific " she replied , and Valerie told the driver" take us home William ", the driver nodded and the powerful car accelerated speeding through the traffic.
Lucie for some reason had assumed they would be getting a take away, after all thats what mum and her done , as the car turned and went down into the underground car park, Lucie looked around trying to establish exactly where they were, Valerie opened her door and got out, Lucie followed, "thanks William I'll see you tomorrow " she told her driver , "goodnight Valerie goodnight Lucie , he replied and the car sped off. They walked across the car park, and pressed for the elevator, Lucie looked around "god this is amazing Val " , smiling Valerie asked," you like it" , Lucie nodded , the lift door opened and they got in, Valerie punched a code into the keypad, and the lift climbed , it stopped and they emerged into a brightly coloured hallway, Valerie took a keycard from her wallet and swiped the reader in the door, the mechanism clicked and she pushed the door open, they walked down a hallway, on the walls were pictures of Valerie, she was posing with children , Lucie immediately recognized them as Rwanda refugees "is that you Val " she asked pointing to one of the photos, Valerie stopped and turned to look "yes thats me last year " she told her , as Lucie looked at the photos she realized each one was from a specific year, Valerie continued "that's what i do on my holidays "and she walked , in to the kitchen "now come on nosey I'm starving" Lucie felt her face blush, perhaps she was being intrusive she didn't want to upset her boss on her first day, as they went into the kitchen two Chinese people were there laying the table , Lucie had tried to use chopsticks before and got no where , the old Chinese man showed her and she stood practicing Valerie pointed and told her "ok kitchen, bathroom , lounge, bedrooms , help yourself im going for a bath, that's your bedroom you'll find pyjamas and everything you need she told her pointing, as she unbuttoned her blouse walking into the bathroom, Lucie decided she ‘d better call her mum, and let her know she'd be late or if she'd be home at all.
" Are you sure that was Chinese ?" she asked , Valerie smiled at her, "didn't you enjoy it" Valerie watched her expression, "no honestly Val it was fantastic," Good I'm glad, I've not actually watched anyone eat that amount before " Lucies face fell, "what, oh Valerie im sorry i didn't know, i didn't mean to"she stammered "Valerie laughed "Lucie Lucie , I'm kidding darling honestly", she rose from the table and took Lucies hand and went over and sat on a large leather sofa , she flicked her remote and the television sprang to life,as she put on a DVD Lucie looked her up and down admiring her figure, it was Casablanca ,starring Humphrey Bogart, "its in black and white " Lucie announced," smiling Valerie turned to her " i think that's probably why we employed you Lucie your powers of observation are remarkable," she told her , that remark invoked a cushion fight , which Valerie won quite convincingly, as Lucie collected all the cushions and replaced them Valerie emerged from the kitchen with a large tub of Ice Cream and two spoons she gestured to Lucie to sit and as she put it "watch a master at his craft" , they sat both spooning ice cream in turn, as they watched the film Lucie let a spoonful drip, it landed on her leg just above her knee , as she rummaged for a tissue , Valerie knelt down in front of her and licked slowly up her leg, as she did she gently pushed Lucies skirt up her thighs , then slowly pulled her grey tights down her legs and let them gather on the floor , Lucie lay back as Valerie dripped more ice cream on to her legs and licked her , she rose and unbuttoned Lucies blouse easing it down her back , she slid her bra straps down her arms pulling the cups over her small firm breasts and rubbed her spoon on Lucies nipples the cold substance making them erect, then licked the ice cream from them, she stood up and took Lucies hand and lead her into her bathroom she undressed her and bathed her washing her tenderly, she wrapped her in a towel and dried her , then put a pair of silk pyjamas on her , she led her to the guest bedroom and put her to bed , she kissed her as her mother would , put the light out, took a deep breath, and admitted her close call, she contented herself with watching Humphrey beat the Germans.
Angela was a friend of Frankies sisters , there was a time Angela had been in trouble and she had helped her, they had made a pact to be there for each other, now was that time as they both walked through the graveyard their eyes moved looking all around , they walked through the cemetery gate toward Wendy's house, they had to devise a plan of action to help Frankie, what that plan was they didn't know but between the three of them they would work it out, they arrived at Wendy's house she answered the door and invited them into her bedroom. They thought hard Angela quite naively suggested they go to the police, Wendy didn't think that was such a good idea, although she couldn't work out why, but Frankie's sister was just that little more street wise, she knew him his contacts and his haunts but most of all she knew the key to deciphering his coded notepad after all she invented the codes, , she had his safe combination, perhaps they had to look at his notebook , perhaps they were the key, the three left to pursue their investigation, at Frankies house, as they arrived Frankies father made a phone call, he smelt money, who he hurt getting it, wasn't his affair, as Frankies sister opened the safe and removed the notebook the bedroom door opened , they were taken from the room to an awaiting van, Frankies sister screaming at her father words a girl of her age shouldn't know far less use. Frankies father had given away more than he realised
"This isn't about counterfeit DVD's I'm sure of it", Lucie told Valerie through a mouthful of porridge , "you reckon then Hetty Wainthorpe" Valerie told her chuckling , "who" asked Lucie, Valerie looked up briefly "doesn't matter eat your porridge" , Lucie tried to force down another mouthful, it was really good Valerie had made it , proper stuff too not instant oats or anything, but she had given her enough for three, perhaps she wasn't kidding about the amount I eat, she thought , "I'll have to iron my blouse , unless we can go to mine till I changed ", Lucie told her, "nonsense there's loads in the wardrobe that will fit you," there's brand new underwear in the drawer as well, and stockings" Lucie took a final mouthful and left to get dressed, in her bedroom she pushed the large oak wardrobe door, it slid along with ease revealing dresses suits trousers and countless other items she opened the top drawer , neatly folded were bras panties thongs and g strings all lace and silk, "wow " she whispered to herself as she held up various garments, she opened the bedroom door and called to Valerie, "I cant see any tights Val where did you say they were," the answer came back "its not tights lu its stockings you can either wear holdups or put on a suspender belt, but i prefer hold ups much more comfortable and they're handy if your fan belt breaks apparently , she heard a distant laugh as she walked back to the Drawer, she took out a pair of dark brown hold ups and stretched them in front of her hand to check the shade, she laid them on the bed and went to shower, her bathroom held every type of shampoo soap and lotion Lucie could think of, she spent thirty minutes doing what normally lasted barely ten, she left the shower and wrapped a thick bath sheet around her , she returned to her bedroom , Valerie was sitting, "tell me that again precious " she asked her, "its as if his testimonies incomplete she told Valerie, it just doesn't make sense " she shouted over the noise of the hairdryer "when i wrote an essay at school it had to be logical, this isn't logical", , Valerie had put the underwear she had chosen back and selected a blue lace set for her, after she had put them on she decided her boss once more was right, for the first time in her life Lucie considered her self to look sexy, and Valerie agreed, "you look absolutely stunning lu"she told her
The van came to a stop abruptly the back doors opened , they were roughly manhandled out and were guided to a small room at the back of the warehouse, whilst Wendy and Frankies sister coped , Angela sobbed , to compound matters she had wet herself, she was obviously petrified, she didn't understand what was going on, or more to the point why, she wanted her mummy , Wendy held her trying to calm her down, they suggested it might be better if she took off her wet clothes to dry, against the sobbing girls wishes Frankie's sister pulled her trousers and panties down and placed them over a hissing radiator, she stood pulling her top down to cover herself, Wendy looked around trying to find articles she could memorise. She thought if she can remember the articles it would help when they were freed, assuming they would be. They were told nothing, her captors demanded nothing because they didn't know what it was they wanted. They done their job, failure in this industry had a harsh price,, the guard ordered Angela to strip they wanted to see her beauty raw,her trembling fingers unbuttoned her blue checked blouse as she sobbed , she unhooked her bra letting it drop on the dusty floor,she stood naked her young pointed breasts and her blond pubic hair there for all to see she shivered in the cold and damp , Wendy took off her jacket and handed it to Angela, staring at her captors in defiance, her reward for her kindness was a blow to her stomach that left her on the ground writhing in pain they had the answer everyone was looking for, if only they knew it.
Wendy's parents didn't concern themselves when she didn't come home, she stayed at Frankie's most weekends , they assumed Frankies parents ensured they behaved properly Wendy's dad had met them and they seemed decent sorts, she always phoned her mum to tell her goodnight and she loved her, this time she hadn't, Wendys mum phoned the police. Across town Caroline Young was trying to call her daughters mobile, it wouldn't answer it had no SIM card Angela had removed it , as they pushed her she had feigned a stumble and sat it on top of the vans wheel , as it sped off, it would be thrown on the grass verge all she needed was for someone to find it, as Caroline looked out her window she hoped she would see her daughter coming along the road although in her heart of hearts she knew she had been taken. She would allow her till Ten o clock if she had returned by then she'd be grounded for a month if not she was calling her prisoner rehabilitation officer.
"Oh my god," Lucies mum gasped as she walked in the house, "Lucie what have you done to yourself" she asked, Her daughter had left the house on Monday, her little girl, she stood in front of her now three days later a young woman, "you look fantastic" she gushed, Lucie stood before her briefcase in hand,dressed in designer from head to toe, Jimmy Choo shoes and her hair in a totally different style, she smiled and stepped forward ,done a twirl then hugged her mother , she kissed her and told her "all I want is a bath and my PJ's mum" as she went upstairs her skirt rode up flashing her stocking top her mother raised her eyebrows for a second then smiled , saying nothing she went into her kitchen and put on the kettle, she made two mugs of tea and put a packet of digestive biscuits on a tray, took it upstairs and chapped her daughters door and was invited to enter , her bespectacled daughter looked up as she entered she put a mass of papers to the side and patted her bed for her mum to sit, they talked for an hour , all Lucie needed to know was her mother was alright everything else in her mind at that point was insignificant, her mother left and she opened her wardrobe door, it had a full length mirror, as she undressed she watched herself , she stood in navy blue lace and stockings she smiled she had stood there many times before, her hand slid between her legs, she rubbed herself slowly ,ever so gently, she thought of Valerie, she remembered her with the ice cream, she wanted her to do it again her finger slid in to her vagina , as she imagined being in bed with Valerie,she teased herself , she tugged on her nipple Valerie in her mind made her orgasm, she cleaned herself and for reasons known only to herself, climbed into her mothers bed, and wrapped her arms around her , she didn't let go until she was in a deep sleep.
It was around six in he morning Lucies mother lay looking at her daughter, with all her finery peeled away, she was just her little girl, words could not express the pride she felt for her ,as she lay she tickled her nose making her screw up her nose the way she did, at six fifteen her mobile went, as if someone had switched on a light she was awake answering , "I'm thinking Lu if you've a theory i think you should go back and interview Frankie again, he's either not telling or he doesn't know he knows," Lucie grabbed her notepad and pen, trying to arrange herself to write, "ok I'll see to it, what time will you pick me up" Lucie asked, "Your on your own this time babes , I'm in court all day" and her phone went dead. Lucie swallowed hard, she told herself this was it she couldn't let Valerie down, she called the prison and arranged a time to meet Frankie, she wanted room C three, the voice at the other end of the phone told her it was taken, "well they'll just have to move then wont they" she told the clerk, her mother watched her surprised by her daughters sudden confidence, and for her daughters sake was quite impressed.
As the taxi drew up at the Prison, Lucie stepped out she didn't pay, the company took care of that, she walked to the gate and pressed the buzzer, as if scripted she told them "legal advisor appointment at Nine Thirty in room c three and don't be all day confirming" the buzzer went and she pushed the heavy wooden door open and entered, she walked up the long stairs and entered room c three, again Frankie was sitting waiting, he looked pale and drawn from sleepless nights , word had got to him about the three girls kidnapping, if he grassed they would die, as simple as that, he had to find a way to tell the authorities without breaking the code of silence , what he needed to tell them he didn't know, as Lucie approached the table she thought to herself how glad she was she chose to wear trousers, she hated the way Frankie looked at her. She took out her notepad, and began to write, she looked at Frankie trying to work him out, what did he know she thought, is he telling me everything ?they covered every conceivable aspect about his life, even his affair with Mrs Ross how gross is that Lucie thought as she shook his hand then left, as she emerged Valerie had sent her car to collect her she was really glad , she was tired and so tense , her instructions were to go back to Valerie's house she would meet her there.
She was beginning to despair, she didn't think they were going to get out, they kept asking their names and where they came from, not where they stayed now but where they were born, they kept telling them but they didn't seem to listen, they were obviously looking for something but they were unable to help them, Angela held on to Frankie's sister tightly, still sobbing, she was dressed again but she smelled of urine, if only someone would find Angelas SIM card, it might help it wouldn't tell them where we were just confirm we were in trouble, thought frankie's sister she decided the only thing she could do was escape, she began to watch , observing their routine, then she would take her chance, Angela read her mind she knew what her friend was thinking, they whispered , at the appropriate time, Angela needed to create a diversion, she leapt to her feet , with her arms in the air she screamed and wet herself once more, then pulled her trousers down and held her top up showing her wet panties for the guards benefit , they came over they watched the beautiful blonde and ridiculed her telling her to pull her pink panties down,as she slowly pulled them down Frankies sister slipped out the door into the darkness, they had lost their prisoner, even worse they had lost the key to deciphering Frankies notepads, they knew the ramifications were going to be dire.
As Valerie looked out of her window she saw the car coming down the street,she watched as it stopped outside the building, she shook her head, William knew better than that she thought you never stop outside, always in the underground car park where there's security, her mind was distracted when she saw Lucie, she smiled she had her meal ready as she always did when Lucie stayed , in that short time they had become like sisters , Lucie went into the florists as the car pulled away, moments later Lucie emerged with a bunch of Lily,s they were Valerie's favourite as she watched her a car approached at speed , instinctively she knew ,their target,she banged on the window she knew it was useless , she couldn't hear , she screamed , William came around the corner at speed and intercepted the speeding car, guiding it into a lamppost, Lucie stood frozen to the spot still holding her flowers Valerie ran across the road and chaperoned her into the flats, once inside she held her and for the first time in a very long time, shed tears ,
Frankies sister had no where to go, her father had sold them out , she had managed to make her way back to the graveyard, and sat behind a stone monument pondering her next step she thought of Angela what would they do to her for aiding her escape, and poor Wendy, she knew she ought to do something but was at a loss as to what, as she stood at the cemetery gates looking out she thought of Mrs Ross,she would know what to do, after all she and Frankie were well "chums " she took the back way in no one would see her it was pitch black, she knocked on the door looking around her as she did, no light was put on as the door opened ,she was grabbed and pulled inside roughly, there stood one of the guards from the factory, she was dragged into the lounge there sat Mrs. Ross , "are you all right baby" she asked cupping her hands on the young girls face as the guard held her,she told her "I'm ok Mrs Ross" slapping her hard across the face the old lady turned to the guard"ok you have her back don't dare lose her again" still holding her face, sobbing and confused she was taken to the van and taken back from where she had come from
Caroline had waited long enough, she went to an ornament on the wall, lifted it down, and pulled a piece of paper from it she read as she dialled and gave a reference number to the officer, she told him she thought her daughter had been taken, she was told to hang up do nothing and someone would be with her shortly, within twenty minutes a car stopped outside her house a man and woman walked up her driveway and rang the doorbell, as agreed she waited and they rang it again Caroline answered and showed them in to her lounge, they showed their identification, and sat and began to take particulars, with the exception of that nothing more was said , they left telling Caroline the standard blurb about her returning soon safe and sound, unconvinced she began to cry, she sat wringing a handkerchief in her hands again and again, she had a bigger picture to look at , she had made a fatal error bringing up her daughter, her experience of the police didn't inspire her she needed help she needed Frankie, she snatched her coat and made for her car and sped off toward Frankies house unaware of his earlier demise , she stopped around the corner from his house thinking it wise to go in the back way, as she walked along the path toward his house , a large black van was parked, its back doors were wide open with apparently no one around, as she approached a man appeared with a package over his shoulder what struck her as odd this package's legs were kicking,he was followed by a woman, in the dark she was difficult to recognize, but her walk and mannerisms were familiar ,she pushed herself hard against a garage door her black jacket camouflaging her in the dark, as the van drove past.
"Enough is enough "Valerie told her she had undressed Lucie and put her in the bath to try and help her shock, "what is " Lucie replied, staring at her mentor, "I want you office bound from now on girl" she told her, "starting tomorrow ok", Lucie looked crestfallen, she was close they both knew it, "I need to do background checks anyway , Francis had given me a list of names " she went on, "i'll check them and let you know " she arose from the bath Valerie held up a large bath sheet, Lucie walked in to it and Valerie wrapped it around her, she began to dry her, rubbing the edge of it around her face gently "you ok " she asked her, Lucie nodded and Valerie kissed her cheek and gave her a hug , they went into Lucies bedroom, Valerie had laid out a pair of ice green silk pyjamas and a thick white dressing gown Lucie stood as Valerie buttoned up the jacket, and pulled her thick dressing gown up her arms , Valerie was struggling , she wanted her so much, the two of them both wanted the same, but it was their love for each other that prevented them, for fear of hurting one or the other, Valerie sat on the couch and Lucie lay, her head in her lap, "I'm close I know it ,its staring me in the face and I cant see it " she told Valerie, as her boss contemplated her statement she looked down at her, she was fast asleep, she shook her and told her to go to bed, Lucie stood up and kissed Valerie on the cheek and wandered off to bed, Valerie took her nine millimetre pistol from the cupboard and oiled and cleaned it.
Angela sat in the small dirty room she was naked, the guards liked her that way, she was worth looking at, her small breasts stood out, her nipples hard with the cold, Wendy made no move to offer any assistance her pain from her previous interference still ached, "touch yourself " he bellowed across the room , Angela turned to face him and began to play with her nipples, tugging on them her nipples grew even harder ,Wendy could stay silent no longer "leave her bloody well alone " she told the guard, as if to recognize their authority she turned away , "you touch her " came the reply, Wendy winced ,she hadn't expected that, "suck her tits" he ordered, Wendy looked at Angela in despair, all she could do was nod, as Wendy went to her breasts, Angela cupped her hands below them easing her nipples to Wendy's mouth, her fingers ran up Angelas leg, finding her slit she began to tease her, as Angelas breathing became deeper , Wendy slid her finger in to her already moist vagina and found her clitoris, as Wendy slid her finger in and out Angela's juices flowed, as the two guards watched they were obviously aroused, they ordered the two girls to approach them, they needed relief Angela and Wendy would provide it.
Valerie gave her driver William such a berating the next morning, he was injured, and she was concerned , however , Lucie could have been killed , he knew better and she told him so, he apologized profusely , she hugged him and thanked him for saving Lucies life, they set off for court dropping Lucie at the office on route, once there Lucie set about checking the names she wrote every name on a separate piece of paper and stuck them on the glass partition wall, if the name checked out she removed it, eventually she had two sheets of paper on the wall , Caroline Young and Angela Young, she could find no background for any of them, prior to arriving in town they didn't exist it listed Caroline and her daughter Angela as being in prisoner rehabilitation , as Lucie delved deeper she found it was a smokescreen they were in witness protection, but her file originated in Canada , she phoned Valerie and reported her findings , she instructed her to go back and see Frankie , they had to find the contact for Canada, as they approached the prison, she told Lucie she would take notes whilst Lucie asked the questions, as Lucie mentioned Canada ,Frankies eyes went wide, surely not he thought she's a pensioner, they wanted to know everything so he told them about the old lady across the road, Lucie had solved it , Caroline's real name had been Ross,and her daughters posh accent was a backdrop from her Canadian accent, it wasn't child pornography or drugs , the bounty they were after was Angela, and they had her , but they weren't aware .
Valerie and Lucie stopped outside Caroline's house they watched for a few minutes then approached cautiously, Lucie watched her boss, she was so collected and controlled and she thought she had a really cute bum, she felt safe with her , as she rang the doorbell, Caroline answered, she was drawn, and tear stained she hadn't slept, they introduced themselves and entered , Lucie made some tea and as they sat Caroline told them the whole story,her real name was Caroline Ross she was still married to Angela's father he was in jail in Canada, she had been involved but decided for her daughters sake they had to escape and came to Britain,she had the cooperation of the Canadian police, however her father in law had decided their place was in Canada and had came over to bring them back, willingly or otherwise,she then realized who the woman was it was her husbands aunt a nasty evil woman, she was in fact Mrs Ross, Caroline lost control as she spoke she sobbed Lucie hugged her promising to bring her daughter home. How they were going to she didn't know, then Lucie tried a long shot, assuming Angela's sim card hadn't came off the wheel of the van, could they get a trace on it, Valerie called the office and ordered a search, it led them to a deserted warehouse, out of town, as William stopped the car,they recognised the van Caroline had described Lucie lifted her phone to call the police, Valeries hand went on top of Lucies as she nodded toward the front of the car, they were loading the van to leave and they had the girls, as the van approached Valerie knew all they had was the element of surprise and her nine millimeter pistol, she told William to block the vans path, as he drew the car across them blocking their path she drew her pistol and shot out the vans front tyre, she leapt from the car and took a shooting stance, with both hands on the pistol she aimed carefully at the drivers head, their hands went up ,by the time the police arrived they had surrendered .
They stopped outside Carolines house , she watched from the window unaware her daughter was with them,the pain etched on her face, turned to joy and she ran down the driveway and threw her arms around her daughter crying tears of relief and joy, she hugged Valerie then Lucie then her daughter once more, they left to allow mother and daughter to be alone, the police would be there soon with their questions, their time together was precious Caroline had a lot of explaining to do, "do I get a gun then" asked Lucie, Valerie looked at her young assistant "god forbid" she answered looking upwards" Lucie tutted and folded her arms, "typical" she muttered,
Wendy smiled as Frankies sister and her arrived home , Frankie was there waiting , she got out of the car and ran into his arms , they both were happy because his life of crime was over his credibility was in tatters with the criminal fraternity , after all he had been conned by an old age pensioner , he didn't mind he had Wendy, they had a house , after all Mrs Ross wasn't going to use it, and Wendy would be a mother figure to his sister.
Lucie had a lot on her mind, she was loading her car for University, she watched her mother she was beginning to show a bump, "cute" Lucie told herself, her mother knew it was a girl, she didn't tell Lucie, it would spoil the surprise , she gave her mother a hug, "what was that for " her mother asked "for nothing" Lucie replied smiling at her, "you'll make a beautiful bride" she told her mother , "where are you going to stay after your married " she asked her "here " she replied , Lucie was glad she liked her old house she liked coming home to it. She'd be back soon but she told it to take care of her mother till she did. As they walked to the car their neighbour asked Lucie if she had a nice rest in her break, Lucie smiled got in to her car and told her , "yes something like that" , and drove off to start her life at University.
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