Until She Comes Home

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Thrillers  |  House: Booksie Classic
not everything is what it seems

Submitted: April 17, 2016

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He's out to get me. No, he's out to get my family. I've tried to warn them, but they won't believe me. Even Eleanor didn't believe me. This is a challenge that I will have to take alone for the sake of my family and my future.
He comes every day at 3 without fail. What is his plan? What are his motives? I normally  just sit pack and spectate, studying his every move, watching his every step. Speak of the devil.
I hear his automobile roar and hen cut off abruptly like an animal being silenced for the last time. His door closes and I assume my normal position in the shadows. Every one of his steps are thunder in the silent afternoon.  He approaches slowly, pulling something out of his bag. A weapon? No, it's wrapped. A bomb? Its purpose doesn't matter because I will let no harm come to my family. I was set here to guard like my brothers before me, and nothing will stand in my way. I match his steps, both of us moving closer to the door. he looks left, right, and then left again. He readies himself to drop the package in the slit in the door and run. He realized his mistake immediately after he made it, but it was too late. As soon as he stuck his hand through the door, I attacked. I lunge and he shrieks, pulls his hand back and trips over himself in the confusion. He scrambles away, not even bothering to drop the package. We won't be seeing him again.
It was after the sun set when Eleanor got home.  She said the words that I live to hear.
"Hey Max! Want to go for a walk?" I waged my tail and sat obediently as she attached me leash to my collar.
"Good boy."


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