Joe walked into the room with the woman everyone called Pluto. Scott looked at the so familiar yet disguised woman. Today Scott noticed that she was wearing a big purple dress, her face covered by a veil. She glared right at Scott.
"I see Emily settled in with you,"
"Take her home," Scott begged, "Why are you punishing her when it is me you want,"
"You don't talk back to your master," Joe sneered, his rusty lips quirved, and looked like a giant compared to Scott even though Scott was a good three to four inches taller then Joe.
"Now, now Joe. I'll make that judgment,"
"Yes Ma'am," Joe said, "Whatever you say,"
"Scott, my plan didn't go according to plan," she said
"What is your plan. Why are you tormenting my family,"
"I have told you that you will find out when the time comes," Pluto said, "When everything is done you will benefiet from this,"
"I'll never benefiet from your sick plan," he said,
"Tuscany didn't move on so now I have to go to drastic measures," Pluto said, "I promise you that I won't hurt her. Why don't you bond with her while she is here,"
"You are sick," Scott said, "Going after innocent children,"
"You will never understand what I hope to achieve,"
"Leave me alone," Scott said looking away,
"Fine," Pluto said, "Let's go Joe. He obvioously doesn't what to hear what I have to say. I was going to tell him news on his family,"
"What about them," Scott said looking right at them.
"Now you want to listen, Scotty boy," she snickered at her own lame joke. Scott didn't find her funny, and he could see Joe forcing himself to laugh. "Now do you really want to know,"
"What do you think?" Scott asked aggressively.
"Tuscany is getting furious with the police for their lack of commitment in looking for Emily,"
"You are sick," Scott said
"You are still not cooperating," Pluto said, "Joe," Pluto walked out of the room. Joe went over to Scott glaring.
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Tuscany stared at the clock. Ashley walked inside to see what her mom was doing. Ashley noticed that she hadn't slept the night before.
"How are you doing mom?" she asked
"I don't know where my baby is,"
"Cady is looking for you,"
"Where is she?" Tuscany stood up freaked right out of her mind,
"She is outside," Ashley said. In less then two seconds she was heading for the backyard. She felt a little relief to see that she was fine.
"Cady go inside,' she said,
"I don't want to," Cady cried, Tuscany had little patiences so she went over and picked up her up. She kicked her legs furiously, her face was bright red. Tuscany walked inside sitting her on her time out chair.
"You will learn to listen," Tuscany said walking away. She walked back into the kitchen, into the cabinet. She pulled out a picture of EMily, when she was teo sitting with Scott. Tuscany just stared feeling worried. He felt like he couldn't do anything.
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Emily woke up and was walking around. Scott felt bad for her since her was a mess and she looked like an orphan.
"Do you need some help?" Emily finally asked
"What?" Scott asked, he didn't know what she meant.
"Your arms and legs are chained together," EMily said, "DO you want me to help you,"
"Um," Scott said
"I have one of these," she said pulling a bobby pin out of her head. "My sis showed me,"
"Ashley did," he said smiling. He was the one who showed her how to do that despite his wife's advisement.
"Just stay still," Emily said. She went over to Scott, looking for the lock that held the chains together. Scott kept his legs still; he was eyeing the door a good but rotten feeling overcame him. He felt good that he may be released but sad that it if he did get released it was his daughter who helped him and not him saving her. He felt that it was suppose to be the father who protects and helps the kids.
Emily continued to jab in the hole for a good ten minutes before the lock snapped off. Scott soon heard the door begginning to open. Emily stared at the door scared.
"SIt down, and pretend nothing is happening," Scott whispered. Emily shoved the bobby pin in her pocket and sat back, hiding her scared expression. Scott moved his legs a little to hide the half open lock. Joe opened the door to look right at them.
"Scott," he said, this time he punched Scott in the side of the face. Blood slowly ran down the side of his face. Scott tried to keep a straight face, "That is what you get for disrespecting Pluto,"
"What can I do for you Joe?" he asked
"To show the girl that if she doesn't listen that their is consequences," he said about to leave, "I'm warning you Scott," he said finally leaving. When they no longer heard them. EMily got her bobby pin out of her pocket.
"Since the bad man is gone I can help you again," she said. Scott held out his hands, still staring at the door shaking. Emily was focused on picking the lock. She was getting a little frustrated with the lock. Scott looked over at Emily; he felt proud to see how mature his daughter was. He was thinking about what a good mother Tuscany was.
Emily soon got the lock opened. She tugged on it letting it fall to the ground. She pulled on the chains letting them fall. Scott let of a little smile, when he was able to move his hands freely. He quickly worked on getting the chains from around his legs. He kicked away; grabbing on to the nearby ledge to let himself stand up. He felt really weak for a second when he went over to see Emily standing up. She returned the bobby pin to her pocket.
"Now what do we do?" Emily asked, fear starting to overcome her. "I want to go home,"
"I'll take you home," Scott said, now worrying about how he was going to get out of here. He stumbled to the door to try and open it. It wouldn't budge, so he headed for the window. He jumped up to grab the ledge of the window, with one hand and trying to open the window with the other. It didn't budge. "Stand back Emily," he said going to grab the chain. Emily stood on the other side of the room.
Scott swung back the chain hitting the window. The glass shattered. He dropped it, and once again tried to jump up to pull himself up. He winced in pain when he tried to lift himself. He knew that he lost a lot of muscle since he endedup here. He managed to get himself over the ledge on to the pile of glass. He reached over to get Emily. Emily stretched out her arms so he could lift her. Scott struggled to get her up.He sat her down to the far right of the ground away from the glass. He leaned back for a second to regain his strength.
He looked around to notice that they're wasn't much around. He started to walk towards the back. Emily got up and followed him. He peaked around the corner and seen nothing. He turned around to look at Emily.
"Stay as close to me as possible,"
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Tuscany continued to look at the clock even as the time continued to click. There was still no new news. Nothing to ease her empty feeling. It was heading onto twenty four hours and still nothing. It was as if he daughter just fell off the face of the earth just like Scott. The police never did find him and it seemed like they weren't going to this time.
"Please bring my baby home," Tuscany whispered to herself, "Please, let her be okay. She means the world to me. Stay strong my Emily,"
From the corner of the hall Ashley continues to stare at her mother, worried for her, and Emily at the same time. She was feeling guilty that she didn't call her mother when this suppose person left a message. That just made her burst into tears.
"What is wrong?" Tuscany asked her daughter when she stared at her. She didn't feel much but felt she needed to ask.
Ashley just ran back into her bedroom. Tuscany didn't follow her. Instead she just stared at the wall.