Monday, September 15, 2014

The Long Road Back #3, Two Shoes Tuesday

#3 - This is the third installment of the story of Jack and Coleen.  If you have not read the first two, check #1 here and #2 here.

Jack paced the floor nervously, hearing the caller’s voice in his mind.  The voice wasn't familiar, as it had been muffled.  There was no indication that it might be someone he knew, except he did have Jack’s cell phone number.  Maybe he got it from Coleen’s cell phone, as her purse was not in the house.  And just maybe she was with this person who was calling.  That would be a good sign.

What should he do?  Should he tell the police about the call?  They were going to be tapping his home phone, but nothing had been said about his cell as yet. The doorbell rang, and Jack opened the door to two police officers with some technical equipment in their hands. 

“We are here to set up the phone tap before a kidnapping call comes in, Jack, so we can trace any call about your wife.”  They let themselves in past Jack and looked around the living room for the house phone. 

“Dave, let’s set up over here.  Jack, this will only take a few minutes, then we will just wait here until we hear something.”  They quickly got down to business with their monitors and connections.

Jack looked nervously at his watch.  It was already 7:30.  Just then, Trevor walked down the stairs, rubbing the sleep from his eyes. 

“Trevor, these gentlemen are here setting up the tracing equipment.  I need to run to the store for a few supplies, so could you stay with them for a few minutes?”  Jack tried to remain calm, not too anxious.

 After everyone was in place, Jack walked nonchalantly to his car, backed out of the driveway, and headed to the park.  He pulled into a parking space just before 8 o’clock.  His cell phone rang.

“This is Jack.” he answered.

“Listen carefully.  You are to go to work at the bank in the morning.  Make some excuse about some pressing matter to get away from the house.  While you are at the bank, you will make sure the safe is open and disconnect the alarm system.  Then you can leave, so as not to raise any suspicion about why you are not helping in the search for your wife.  If everything goes as planned, your wife will be returned to you after we have what we are looking for in the bank, and when we are safely away from the scene.  No cops!  Do you understand me?”

“Yes, but can I talk to my wife?”

“Not now.”  The phone was dead again.

Jack got back into his car and drove home.  His mind was racing.  Why wouldn’t they let him talk to Coleen?  What were they after in the bank?  If he didn’t tell the police, would they find him responsible for whatever happened at the bank?  He would have to come up with some excuse for going into the bank in the morning, because he had no choice.  His only decision was how to involve the authorities.

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Linda Kay


TexWisGirl said...

i'd tell the cops. :)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I would tell. Nice story!

Jeanne said...

Hi Linda Kay, Now I am hooked on this story. HA! Tell the police for sure.
xo, Jeanne

Janie Junebug said...

Oh, my! The tension increases.


DeniseinVA said...

Me too, tell the cops. Great story!

Brenda Gladden said...

My oh my....what a wicked web is being woven here!
Great story

Tanya Breese said...

i'd tell too!

Big Sky Heidi said...

You write compellingly!

Tell the police!

Zoe Byrd said...

oh yeah, this is definitely a tell the police moment!

Josie Two Shoes said...

What a great suspense story! Yes, I would have to tell because I'd be too afraid of being caught up in the web and implicated, but I would also be so very afraid that Coleen might get hurt. Police have been known to bumble such events! I can't wait to find out how it ends, and who is behind it all!

Michelle F said...

I would tell. However, I hope his wife will live through it all.

Ida said...

Great read, it challenges the reader to decide exactly how they would handle the situation.

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