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    A look of smug satisfaction crossed Jack's face. Charlotte maneuvered herself into a more comfortable position.

    "Jack, you can let go of my hair. What can I possibly do from this position? You have a gun pointed at Chase. I'm not going to try anything."

    He pulled her close, sniffed her hair, and kissed her right below the ear. When she tried to pull away, he bit her, drawing blood.

    "Jack, that hurt!" She placed a hand over the small wound. Looking at him with anger Charlotte said, "You know what? I don't understand you. You've been threatening me for months, you walk in here and take a gun and shoot someone and now you're kidnapping me? What could I have that you could possibly want?"

    Just then Jack dropped the gun and grabbed his head with both hands. "I'm not sure," he moaned in agony.

    While Jack was distracted with his pain, Chase pulled Charlotte out of the way and picked up the gun. They watched as Jack fell to the floor and started to convulse, foaming from the mouth.

    Before Charlotte could speak the police burst into the room with guns drawn. One spoke into a radio, calling for an ambulance.

    While they waited on the paramedics to come and escort David and Jack to the hospital, a couple of the officers began talking amongst themselves, "Yep. He's the one we've been looking for. He escaped from that mental hospital a couple of months ago."

    Charlotte turned herself into Chase's arms. "It's over. It's finally over."
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    "It will never be over Charlie." Jack roared, and she jumped out of Chase's embrace. Even though in his arms was exactly where she wanted to be. More now that ever.

    "Whatever do you mean, Jack?" She asked, not having a clue what he was raving about.

    "There'll be another just like me from one of the homes you were in. Everyone liked you."

    Charlotte rolled her eyes. Jack didn't know what he was talking about. No one had liked her, that's why she'd been bounced backwards and forwards between various homes. She'd been a troublemaker because the adults of those families hadn't been her birth parents.

    "No they didn't."

    "Yes they did. All the boys in our foster family had a thing for you. They were just too shy to admit it."

    "So you're saying one of them will come after me next?"

    Jack nodded his head, agreeing. "Yes, because I didn't send those letters."

    "What?" Charlotte asked, perplexed. If he didn't send the emails or slip the threatening toy spec in with the others, then who did?

    "Nor did I make that hideous toy spec that spooked the wits out of you."

    "All right, say I believe you. If you didn't send them, then who did?"

    "The same person who sent me here to threaten you."

    "And that person is?"

    "I don't know."

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    As David was carted away in the ambulance and Jack is taken away to his padded cell in the looney bin, Chase questions Charlotte.

    "What was Jack talking about? Guys from the homes? What homes?"

    "Well Chase, I hate to burst your bubble but all of us didn't grow up with a silver spoon in our mouths."

    "Now hold on just a minute..."

    "Yeah, yeah. I know you like to believe you've earned your position and to some extent maybe you have, but surely you realize doors open easier for you than most."

    "Okay, so maybe they do. But that doesn't explain what Jack was talking about."

    Sighing deeply, she began a sorrowful tale, "My parents abandoned me and I was placed in foster care. That caused a bit of resentment on my part and let's just say I didn't make it easy on my foster parents or the other kids around me."

    "So, Jack is trying to say one of these other kids that you met in foster care is out to get you?"

    "Apparently."

    "But why?"

    "Who knows? Maybe I stole their action figure or something."

    "So you don't remember anyone you specifically offended?"

    "No. I was pretty rotten to all of them."

    With a mischievous glint, "I have a hard time imagining that."

    She slapped him playfully on the arm. "Come on. Let's get out of here."

    "My pleasure. Where should we go? The offer to come to my place still stands."

    "Chase, this is no time to think about your libdo. We need to go to the hospital and make sure David is okay."

    "Yeah, I knew that."

    As they walked to the elevator a thought about who may be trying to threaten her struck and she spoke out loud, "No, it couldn't be."

    "Couldn't be what?"

    "Not a what, but a who. Devin..."
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    You gals are doing a TERRIFIC job with the suspense! Looking forward to reading more.

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    "Devin who?"

    "Devin McKnight. He was one of the many kids I was in foster care with."


    "What just a minute," Chase said as he ran back to his office. When he returned, he held a newspaper in his hand.

    "I knew that name rang a bell. Look at this article. It says that the body of Devin McKnight was found this morning in his home."

    Charlotte ripped the paper from Chase's hands and read the rest of the article. "Sources say that a string of murders involving foster kids from fifteen years ago has hit the city. The number one suspect is an escaped mental patient. No word yet on his identity or location."

    Charlotte looked at Chase, "Do you think Jack made it all up just to scare me? Do you think he was the culprit the whole time?"
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    Chase shook his head. He believed Jack, even though the man was crazy. And he couldn't remotely consider that Jack was a killer.

    "Jack may be insane, but I can't see him killing anyone. His obsession was with you, not the rest of humanity Charlotte."

    "So someone else is murdering foster kids?"

    And the even more intriguing question was why? Was the person responsible for the murders put into an abusive home? Left to defend for himself because no one helped him?

    Chase nodded. "Yeah I think so."

    Charlotte's face paled. How could this be happening? "Which means we should get back to your house."

    Again, Chase nodded. He had guards and a great alarm system that would alert them to an intruder. He grasped her hand in his, entwining their fingers. He wasn't letting her go. "Let's get out of here then."

    "Great idea. Let's go."

    They strolled to the elevator, and waited for its arrival. The doors opened, and both stepped inside. Chase hit the button for the basement and the doors closed. Then it sailed them down to the lowest floor, the ride smoother than usual. When the doors opened, they both marched out. As it was, Charlotte was lucky her feet could still move, she was so shaky. Everything was getting to be too much, even for her. Which was saying something, because she could endure a lot.

    Chase guided her over to his shiny black convertible, the one she'd always wanted a ride in. Although now that she had the chance, she was nervous. Even more so, Chase was taking her to his house.

    However, before she could think anymore of it, she saw a slip of paper on Chase's windscreen underneath a wiper. She slid her hand from Chase's and reached for the scrap of paper. She turned it over, then gasped as she read the words. "Tick tock, your time is up."
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    Looking down at the slip of paper with wide eyes she said, "You've got to be joking!"

    "What is it?"

    "Here look. Whoever is doing this has watched too many movies. I mean, really. Why would I believe that I was so important as to warrant anything this extreme? It's just ridiculous."

    "Charlotte, will you be quiet?"

    "Why do I need to be quiet? Are you trying to imply that you're smarter than me? I should have known that this couldn't last."

    "Charlotte, please! If there is a bomb there might be a noise. We need to listen."

    She clamped her mouth shut and watched as Chase rounded the vehicle listening for a noise. He rose up with a frown on his face, walked to her side, grasped her hand, and pulled her a safe distance away.

    "Well? Did you hear anything?"

    "Nope."

    "Then why are we way over here?"

    "Because I'm not an expert on bombs. Because I'm not a bomb technician. And because I'm not going any closer to that car until it gets checked out by someone."

    "Okay, will take my car."

    He looked at her incredulously, "Maybe the note on my car was a trick just to get us to take your car? Have you thought of that?"

    Taking a sassy stance, she put her hands on her hips before speaking, "No. I didn't think of that. Of course you dummy, I thought of that."

    He wanted to take her home and kiss her until she forgot all this madness. But first they had to find a safe way home. A taxi! Nah, he couldn't leave two cars with potential bombs in them in a parking garage under a building full of people. What should they do?

    "We need to call the bomb squad."

    "Are you nuts? Don't you watch movies? The person's cell phone always set off the detonator."

    "I disagree. Most of the time it is because the person started their car. But why are we arguing. If you think my phone will set off the car bomb in my car, then will use your phone that should do the trick."

    "I'm not doing it. I'm going to go over here and hide and you can do it."

    "Fine. We'll both hide and I'll call."

    He took her phone and as they walked he dialed 9-1-1. Her phone felt a lot heavier than his. Maybe he should have taken the thing apart before he dialed. Instead of listening to his thoughts on the matter, he continued to dial.

    "9-1-1, how can I help you?"

    "Hello. I think I need the bomb squad."

    On the other end of the line he heard a sinister laugh then the words, "I think you do..."

    The rumble of earth could be felt from their location as his black convertible exploded into a million tiny pieces. He threw Charlotte to the ground and covered her, using his body as a shield. That was his last black convertible! This was war!
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    When the blast hit, Chase threw himself on top of Charlotte, shielding her from the blast. Her arms were wrapped around him in an embrace. Where her hand rested on his back, she felt something sticky. Pulling her hand away, she noticed something red.

    "Chase! You're bleeding!"

    He looked down at his side, "I'm okay. We need to get out of here."

    Grasping him by the shoulders and staring into his eyes, "Chase, I give up."

    "What?"

    "I don't want the VP job. You can have it. I just want to quit fighting. I just want you to be okay."

    His hands cradled the sides of her face, "Charlotte, I'm going to be fine. I'm just grazed. And what's all this talk about giving up? Where's that fighter that I fell in love with?"

    "What did you say?"

    "I said I was fine."

    "No after that."

    "I said I was falling in love with you."

    "But, but...

    Before Charlotte could finish her thought, clapping echoed around them. "Oh, how very touching."

    "Devin?"

    "Yep, it's me."

    "What are you doing?" Charlotte yelled. Her hands were up in the form of fists and she was headed directly for him but Chase stopped her.

    "Don't stop me. I can take him down, I know I can."

    "Charlotte, you need to stay close to me."

    "Why?"

    "Because he's trying to kill you, remember?"

    "Yeah, Charlotte, I'm trying to kill you," Devin laughed.
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    Charlotte saw a big man lingering in the shadows directly behind Devin. "Hey, who's..."

    But Chase squeezed her hand, silencing her.

    "You two are so stupid. This was so easy. I could have taken you both out at any time but that would've been no fun. I don't really want to kill you Charlotte, I wanted to..."

    But Devin was stopped in mid-sentence by a thump on the head. A guy at least six foot five, stepped out of the shadows.

    "How's that boss?"

    "Very good, Bruno. Very good. Now call the cops and escort him out of here. I'm taking the little lady here back to my place."

    "Sure thing boss."

    Charlotte stuttered and stammered, "What? What was that all about? What just happened?"

    Chase pointed to Devin, "He's been following me around for a couple of weeks. I didn't know why until now. He wanted to get to me by harming you. I'm still not sure why. But that's okay. I'll let the police figure it out."

    "But..."

    "No, buts. We're going home."

    "Home?"

    "Yes, we're going home." He hugged her to his side and took her to his hidden red convertible. Driving off into the sunset and a new life together.
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