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Chapter 18 (v.1) - Up in flames

Submitted: December 31, 2016

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Submitted: December 31, 2016



He let the roses he'd bought drop to the footpath as he watched in horror as the flames lapped up her apartment and her ashen face appeared at the window as she banged on the window pane, calling out for help. He'd turned up for his date, only to be met by firemen hard at work, determined to rescue Deirdre and concerned neighbors who'd gathered outside to witness the chaotic scene. Soon, the ordeal was over. They were able to rescue her and rush her to the hospital, but her apartment no longer existed, burnt to cinders. He rode with her in the ambulance, holding her trembling hand to comfort her. "They burnt my research, Martin. My papers an' everythin....all gone! Raleigh an' the girls broke in an' doused everythin with lighter fluid before burning it an' then, Anita tried to kill me but when I resisted, she knocked me out! When I came to....everythin was up in flames an' I couldn't get out! " she recounted, while he listened intently, fuming over that vile man and his equally vile angels! "Don't worry. She's out of danger now. Fortunately, the firemen arrived in time or she'd have died from asphyxiation. A couple o' stitches an' you can take her home. Here are her discharge papers." the doctor informed. He helped her to her feet and hired a cab, deciding to take her to his place, since she had nowhere else to stay. "Too bad we couldn't go on that date, eh? " she whispered sadly, leaning her head against his shoulder. "Who cares. I'm just relieved yer safe an' sound." he whispered back, planting a kiss on her forehead. When they arrived, an exhausted Deirdre had dozed off and he had to carry her up to his apartment. "Chivalry's not dead, folks! " he heard her mumble jokingly, as he laid her in his bed and tucked her in. He decided to hit the couch, since he was tired himself. He began to dream up his revenge plans for that arsehole Raleigh and his horrid minions!

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