“Whew,” Warren said. When I shot you with that dart, you should have seen yourself waddling around. Then you feel like a rock, girl.”
“You drugged me,” Dee murmured.
“Sure did. But I got to hand it you. Getting away from Edgar. Pretty darn resourceful.”
“Warren. What are you doing? What are you involved in?”
“I thought my dart made the point pretty clear. Frank and I are cashing out. And dang, your once pretty face looks fatter than a two-headed hippo.”
“I don’t understand. How? Why?”
“I want the money Dee and I don’t want to get caught. I want the best things just like any other red-blooded person.”
“You lied about everything? Everything!”
“Yeah. It all lead to the robbery. For what it’s worth, you were supposed to be kidnapped in the parking lot. That job advertisement I found for you in the paper never existed. For some reason they missed and we had to go to alternate plans, which I wasn’t involved in. The good news is that it all worked out in the end.”
Dee didn’t know if she felt groggy from the dart that struck her shoulder or the unreal conversation she was having as Warren kept rambling. How could it all turn out so wrong? She wished she was more like Claudia and possessed her father’s investigative gene. Why was it happening to her? It was time this stopped.
“That job advertisement I found for you in the paper never existed. For some reason they missed and we had to go to alternate plans which I wasn’t involved in. But it all worked out in the end.”
“Go fuck yourself.” At least she acquired her father’s colorful mo...
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... apart. No witnesses.”
Dee regained consciousness, glancing upon Warren’s back she heard him tell the other they were found. She quickly closed her eyes once he started to turn. She felt a rap against her leg.
“Wake up! Wake up!” Glad to see those pretty little eyes boring into me. I’m leaving and the next time I return you’re going to tell me where the pamphlet is. You’re going to tell me because I no longer give a fuck about the drugs. And if you don’t tell me, before I bury a bullet into your forehead I’m going to see to it that you get to witness one pass through that darling little daughter of yours”
Dee’s head rocked violently as he tried to scream but the rag muffled her cries. Watching Warren Styles leave the room an odd truth pieced through her mind. Frank Daggott’s life and safety may be the only thing keeping her and her family alive.
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