Written for and from another perspective.

It was the wise option, to not fight back.

He could deal his way out of this situation. However, that in itself was dangerous – even if he Bill believed him, they were miles from anywhere. There must be some way he could get word to Sarah. A traitor in his midst – two years they worked together.

It wasn’t even Richard who recommended her; another trusted friend. University, the drugs, there were always two of them. Doubt, even if his alibi was as solid as an old printing press.

‘You do know she will double cross you Bill?’ Mike said.

‘She’s my sister, blood is thicker mate, I ain’t listening to you.’

‘Two years she worked for me, I never guessed what Barbara . . . Debs was up to. Do you not think she will push you aside, if it all goes wrong. Don’t forget, Sarah is a journalist, used to this sort of job.’

‘Yea, she’s going blind though, can’t see the nose in front of her face.’

‘That won’t make any difference.’

‘She’ll contact Richard, won’t she. You’ll all end up together, only this time she won’t get away with her life. Debs had a right laugh about you lot. That Tony geezer, I mean. None of you suspected, she could have laced those doughnuts, but she had other plans. Cops were getting close to us, this is the only way we can disappear.’

Mike pulled at his bonds, but they were tight against his wrist. He needed to get to the mobile, call Sarah. Warn her that Barbara was going to double cross them all.

‘So, it’s obvious I’m not going to survive this. Why kill Sarah’s husband, do all this to her. As you say, she is going blind. It is enough to deal with. No, I reckon Richard is running scared.

A ping, from his mobile, and his sneer widened. ‘Well, it seems my big sis is on her way here. A proper family reunion. Although, Richard won’t be joining us. It seems Sarah was able to knock him out: with the help of Tony. Barbara don’t mind, she needed a fall guy. Seems to me Richard is going to be it.’

‘Why here? St Ives?’

‘Cause it is a little seaside town, nobody suspects a thing. Anyway, we’re moving on. Cops are getting wind of what we are doing, so will be keeping an eye on the arcades, and Chicken Shack. Still it were good while it lasted.’

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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