If you read my Flash Fiction challenge post from 9/21/2021 hosted by Fandango, this is the third excerpt of the story I have started from that first #FFFC. In the second episode, the mystery of where Mommy (Davina) has gone or what has happened. Shall we continue? I think we shall!
Fiona heard the line click and the dreaded tone of a deadline ring back into her ear sending a chill down her spine. It could have been a bad connection, but there weren’t any storms in the area. It was that eerie feeling when you are coming into close contact with someone who scares you or the racing chest that pounds when you are in danger. Fiona’s face was white with fear.
‘Who was it, Gammy? You okays?’
His eyes were so sincere and innocent. She realized the fear she must be exuding in her body language, checks herself, and hangs up the phone slowly, laying her head on it for a moment. Her first thought was that Sebastian’s psycho father, Cole, had found them again and that Davina was in immense danger or…dead. It’s not that unexpected since she had seen in the movies how witness protection programs are not always protection. Witnesses get found all of the time in witness protection, and many of them end up dying at the hands of the psycho that they’re hiding from in the first place.
‘Everything is going to be fine, Sebastian. Gammy is okay, but, if you could grab your jacket, we will take a little ride to clear our heads and grab something special for Mommy when she gets home.’
The problem was that she couldn’t even believe that crap spewing out of her chapped lips, and the sweet Sebastian, with Klaus at his side, went to grab his jacket. Indiana winters were pretty cold, especially when the wind would roll off of the Wabash. She knew that he knew something was not the usual because he cherished the little moments he would have with Davina.
Just then, he tugged at Gammy’s pants, smiled, and said, ‘Ok ready! We go get Mommy now?’
Perplexed in her mind, she said nothing back. She just smiled, took his hand, and led him to the car. She turned on the ignition of her black Chevrolet pickup and backed out. She had no idea where she would go or what she would do. She just remembered noticing Klaus staring at them out the same window previously occupied by Sebastian and his best friend.
She looked over to Sebastian, secured safely in his booster seat, and he was popping his head in every direction looking to see if they were passing Davina’s light blue Toyota Corolla as they drove along the road. Fiona wished she would see her driving past the truck too, but she also had a feeling in her gut that they would both be disappointed. When she arrived at their destination, Boo’s Crossroads Cafe, she pulled up, put the truck in park, and just sat there for a moment staring blankly at the building. She wasn’t sure if she really wanted to go in there and not see her daughter’s face staring back. She prayed she picked up another shift, but she knew she had not done that after calling earlier. Sebastian didn’t know that though.
“C’mon sweet boy…let’s go see where your momma could be?”
For my new readers, this is an ongoing story. Here are the previous posts:
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