Almost KidnappedPosted by: firstname.lastname@example.org | Posted on: November 14, 2017
Either just STUPID, or they wanted to commit suicide?
Shelby’s cute with quite a reputation, but lately some things have changed.
It was a warm sunny Thursday afternoon in mid-April 1988, the Cedarville High School had just let out for the day. The cute five foot eight blonde was feeling kind of down, NOT even one friend to walk home with her. She was looking forward to reaching her home only four blocks from school, then her Momma would drive the two of them up on the hill for a long swim.
Take their clothes off and enjoy the cool clear water on their bodies as they lap the length of the magnificent free form pool. The place was like a small lake, except more beautiful and filled with their true friends like the Sanders family. A private resort right here in Cedarville, over a thousand acres containing multiple 18-hole golf courses, tennis courts, running track, riding stables and private jet-port.
She’d never been invited to enter any of the private homes, but she and Momma had developed a strong friendship with both of the Sanders wives, Jessica and Jodie. Both women come by every month to visit with her Mom and go over things on the computer in their home office down in the Gore’s basement. These monthly visits have been a regular thing since as far back as Shelby can remember.
A few hundred feet behind the young girl was a very slow moving SUV with dark tinted windows so prying eyes would not see the security people inside. They never crowded in too close, they were just always there. Jessica and Jodie had explained these measures were necessary because her Dad was important to the company and his family deserved help anytime they needed it. In the back of her mind, Shelby knew there was more to the story she was NOT being told.
Suddenly she became aware of a four-door Ford sedan ready to jump the curb, it then stopped on the sidewalk in front of her. Two men, one from the back seat and one from the front jumped out and ran toward her. They tried to grab her arms and put something over her mouth. She recognized the smell of chloroform and reacted quickly.
The two men grabbing for her arms were caught by surprise as she slammed their heads together knocking them unconscious with major concussions. Blood and bone flying as their heads busted open. One flew into the open back door where another man was emerging holding a gun in his hand, their heads smashed together in a splash of blood, bone and flesh. The second man’s head protruded through the driver-side rear window and the passenger side rear door slamming shut on the first man’s legs breaking both. You could hear the bones breaking across the street. The man from the front seat was sent flying through the air hitting and bending the steering column and breaking the steering wheel that became lodged into the dash. Reaching over the lifeless body, she pulled the driver across the front seat then slammed the passenger door so hard his head passed thru the busting window.
By this time the Security detail was on the scene, a gun toting woman looking to be in her late twenties, pulled Shelby back, trying to calm her down and get her to sit down in the open SUV. Three men who were working with the woman secured the scene keeping students out of harm’s way and called for the local police.
The woman smiled and inquired, “The guys said all we needed to do was clean up the mess after you’d do your song and dance number. How did you ever learn to fight like that? All four men are down and the car is totaled, you tore the car and the men apart. WOW!” trying to give support to the young girl, who wasn’t even breathing hard, she was already calm though splattered with blood and grime from her ordeal.
“Oh, I’m Captain Rita Turner, I’ve been recently put in charge of your security. Soon’s we can, we’ll get you home and let you get cleaned up. Then you and your Mom go on up to the top of the hill and have a swim and your usual two mile run. We’ve got this covered. BUT first, the police will want a statement as to what really happened. Don’t sign anything anyone puts in front of you within the next month. Always let one of the Sanders family read all paper-work, that’s part of their jobs.”
Shelby was trying to put everything that had just happened into it’s proper place: “Rita, I need some answers, WHY would anyone want to grab me?” she exclaimed, but Rita was busy communicating with her people.
WHO was behind this failed kidnapping?
Within minutes, both Ted Sanders and his sexy blonde wife Jessica were on the scene, she ran to Shelby’s side to see if there was anything she could do to help her young friend. “Rita’s busy, so maybe you can help me, Do you think my indiscretions with school administrators and teachers brought this on? I’ve quit messing around like you both asked me to do, but that didn’t make a lot of people happy with me. I don’t have any friends left among the students or teachers.”
Jodie was halfway down the block with the Police, letting them know the girl in question was represented by lawyers everyone in Cedarville knew quite well. The first two came to the scene in Ted’s 2-seat Bentley convertible, Jodie was in town and riding her custom `89 Harley FXSTS bike.
Ted Sanders is the Chairman of the Board of Cedarville’s largest bank, he also is President of PSL Holdings that owns the steel plant. Jessie and Jodie are both lawyers and accountants who manage some super rich person’s assets held in a trust, which Marcella Gore helps out with. This trio moved here from Bogota, Colombia SA many years ago, now looking very young for the age they would have to be.
Shelby’d never quite figured out her connection to the trio. Every Sunday at church since she was a baby, Ted and Jessie had sat in the seat behind Shelby and her family. When she was nine the new steel plant manager moved to town with his assistant manager and friend Kare-Ann Young. At first they sat in the seat in front of the Gores, then they moved back one seat.
Usually Gus Gore and Willie Johnson spent about an hour every Sunday after services talking. Kare-Ann made a point of striking up a conversation with Shelby ever since their first Sunday.
This present situation was nothing Shelby had ever expected, even though her number one goal in life was to go out on a date with Willie Johnson. Her dad had assured her that Willie and Kare-Ann was just a temporary thing. He’d came to her Eighth Grade Graduation with her folks, then bought pizza and talked with her for some time while they ate pizza. Kare-Ann had complained he was totally brain-washed over Shelby, and she’d better stay away from him to prevent legal problems. That was after the Company Picnic last summer when Shelby was on his volleyball team, they won and she kissed him directly on his mouth.
“Shelby, come back to the present! This is Police Sergeant Mathews, he and I have worked up a statement for you to sign as to what happened. Four unknown men tried to grab you and you went ballistic. Two are dead and the other two may not make it through the night. I’ve got every detail covered on this statement and ready for you to sign.”
“Rita will take you on home on my bike, I’ll be asking a lot of questions at the school tomorrow.”
“Jessie and I’ll be talking with your Momma by the pool when you get through with your run.” Jodie explained, trying not to scare the young girl of whom she was not sure how Shelby would react? It was their job to make sure the teenager did NOT know too much about real-life in the here and now.
Ted had called Gus and Marcella, telling them a problem had developed, but it was handled with Shelby getting dirty, but without one scratch. Clean her up, then she and Marcella should go on up to the top of the hill like any other night.
Shelby loved the feel of the air blowing through her hair as the two young blonde women headed toward the Gore home. The teenager slipped off the seat when they got to the driveway, Rita saying she’d see Shelby later.
Momma opened the door for her daughter and hurried her directly to the large shower in her bedroom suite. Both got undressed quickly with Shelby’s clothes being put in a garbage bag to be thrown away. Marcella helped her daughter wash off the blood, bits of bone and even some brain matter. Her blonde hair was a tangled mess, which took several tries with her usual shampoo.
Mother and daughter dressed in jean shorts and casual tops before heading to the top of the hill. They let Gus sleep because he would be heading to work at the steel plant before eleven PM.
As the two blondes drove through town, Springfield TV-News helicopters circled overhead. Three TV-News trucks were parked by the town square with reporters trying to get answers and a good story from the local Police. Shelby was in NO mood for their questions, that’s why they were heading to the top of the hill, out of reach of any questions.
Parking in their designated area, they took a golf cart on to the large pool complex. This is the only place in southern Missouri with live palm trees and flowers blooming year round. Employees and their families were making use of every facility at their disposal. Some women wearing bikinis, many going topless and several enjoying the freedom of being totally nude.
Marcella and Shelby slipped into the beautiful blue water and swam for a long time, until the daughter realized she needed to get on the track to get in her two miles before it got too late.
Wearing a pink bikini just in case she met someone she was NOT supposed to meet up with up here, she ran at a steady pace. Her mind was racing far ahead of where her feet were placing her solid tanned body, she increased her speed until she caught sight of the object of her nightly dreams. This was NO dream, there was William L Johnson running, his sweat covered muscles glistening in the fading sunlight. He turned and started running backwards, he smiled: “Am I going to have to stop for you to ever catch up?” he taunted her with a big sexy smile.
She was at a loss for words, what should she do? Both Sanders women and Kare-Ann had cautioned her NOT to have any contact with this man until later, but how much later?
Reading her mind and knowing the stress she was under he tried to set her young sexually charged mind at ease. “We are just running, talking and becoming friends.”
“I was hoping you would come along so we can talk.”
“Sorry about your problems coming home from school. Our security people said you were a super woman, YOU handled yourself with strength and self-confidence like we were sure you would when and if problems ever arose. Not a bruise or scratch on you anywhere. YOU are an amazing young lady to say the least.” Willie was saying as they ran side by side.
Suddenly, Shelby came to a stop, leaned down with her hands on her knees like she was getting tired. Willie stopped and came walking back to his young friend. He knew what she was thinking and it was alright with him, as he bent over to see if she was okay, she sprang forward throwing her arms around his neck tightly and went in for a heavy french kiss. Shelby darted her tongue inside his mouth as he obliged to their mutual satisfaction. They made the most of the moment and for at least ten minutes more. “You’ll have to admit that was better than just talking. My stomach flipped upside down the first time I laid my eyes on you when I was just nine years old.” she was saying as they continued to hold each other tightly.
“When we make it back to the pool, I want to have Jessie or Jodie take a few pictures of us together. I’ve got some ideas that I hope appeal to you.”
“Shelby, you and Marcella come up here to the compound almost daily, Right?” Willie inquired of his cute and very affectionate friend.
“Yeah, Kare-Ann gave me a talking to the week after last year’s company picnic. My age is a problem if we get caught having sex, but why can’t we be close friends?” she knew there had to be some way for them to be together, at least some of the time.
Instead of running, they walked hand in hand back to the pool area and found the Sanders women with her Mom.
Shelby started the conversation: “Hey You Two, I don’t expect for you to give me the facts about WHY I can do what I can do. I just killed two grown men and by morning it may be four.”
“Young lady, if you count Tommy Walters when you were only four, you have five. Both of the other men are now dead, they didn’t make it to the hospital, died aboard the chopper. We have an ultimatum for the both of you.” Jessie was saying when Jodie cut her off.
“Shelby, you want answers; we have your correct Birth Certificate, blonde, blue eyes, born September 28, 1971. That makes you sixteen, seventeen later this year. Ted contacted her mother and father and they have a suggestion, Willie you will be Shelby’s personal trainer. Running, swimming, golf, tennis, horse-back riding, even hugging and kissing, but NO SEX. Is that understood by both of you? You two are not to be together outside this compound, pass the guard house and she’s off-limits until she turns twenty-one. Willie, you will be shipped off to Bogota until that time comes about. UNDERSTOOD?“
Both answered together: “YES MAM!“
Shelby had her own ideas, “From talking to Kare-Ann after church, isn’t this General Ozzie of hers supposed to arrive about any day? I thought Willie and I could go out on our first date after the Company Picnic this coming July second, if we do NOT stay in town. Am I wrong?” nobody was going to slip one by this Super Woman.
“Okay young lady, there are stipulations for that to be possible. YOU must pass the G.E.D. Test in Springfield before that date. I think the only time you can take the test is Mid-June, if you flunk it that delays things until late August. Agreeable?” Jodie asked with an all knowing grin.
“Willie, July second I’m your date for the picnic and then off to Springfield.” Shelby wasn’t waiting for him to ask her.
“Doll, you better not stand me up… There’s going to be lots of other women there.” Willie taunted her.
“That’s YOUR problem. I’ll be the best looking bitch there, so catch you tomorrow night Handsome.” giving him a little kiss on the cheek as she and Momma headed off in the golf cart.
When they got home, her Dad was getting ready for work at the Steel Plant, but wanted to talk. “Willie just got off the phone with me. Sounds like you had a little excitement, four grown men DEAD. Glad to hear you came out on top like your usual results. Security is being increased for your Momma and your safety. Two Suburbans and guards walking through the yard all night.”
“The orders to grab you came from a drug cartel in Colombia, as I understand their house and compound ignited and burned to the ground.”
“Just keep your cool at school tomorrow, then Willie wants to see you late evening.” it was ten-thirty so Gus headed off to work.
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