Part 10: Broken Promise …


Part 10:    Broken Promise …                   Victoria Fairchild Saga Continues

 

 

Story owned/written by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.  This story is dedicated to my friend … Ms Nancy Smith Satterwhite to read as she recovers from her surgery.

 

 

Photo owned/taken by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.  It is of the woods nearby.

 

 

Do you ever look past the leaves to see … if something is looking through the leaves … at you? By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.

 

Victoria slept through the night without waking up.  She awoke the next morning feeling refreshed. She slept so good … she sure needed it.

 

She was tempted to break her promise … go back to check on the cave … animal-people.  Should she … should she not?

 

Victoria got her shower, donned jeans and a cotton shirt.  What to do … what to do?  She made a pot of Folger’s coffee … poured a cup, sat at the dining table.  While she held the hot cup of coffee in her hands … she went into deep thought.  Oh … how comforting the hot cup was in her hands … that was as important to her as drinking the coffee.  It smelled heavenly.

 

She watched the trees sway in the gentle wind blowing.  For almost an hour Victoria sat in a trance watching the trees.  She loved to see the trees move in the wind … it was good therapy.  When she came back to her world around her … her coffee was cold, so was her cup.

 

Victoria wasn’t any closer to figuring a way to take care of the animal-people who were killing people in Rainbow Mountain Park.  She felt fear thinking about some innocent soul walking around there … being attacked, eaten.   What to do, what to do!

 

She put her head into her hands … her fingers massaging her forehead.  Victoria closed her eyes.  She took a deep breath … jumped up.  She … was … going to drive to Rainbow Mountain Park but, she wouldn’t get out.  She would watch from the gray van.

 

 

A short time later Victoria parked in the parking lot.  There were several cars already there.  She saw people sitting at the picnic tables and at a couple of them … people were grilling burgers, hot dogs. She was glad … there is safety in numbers.

 

She saw a little girl of about four walking, running off from her family.  She was too close to the woods.  Victoria tensed … she thought she saw a movement in the brush.  She was going to have to get out of the van …

 

As Victoria got out of the van … everything seemed to become very quiet.  She kept her eye on the child as she moved … she had a bad feeling.  Could she get to the child in time … she didn’t want to alarm anyone.

 

As Victoria got closer … she heard a growl.  The little girl was running straight to the bushes where she saw movement!  Victoria moved quicker … she had to save the little girl.  No one was aware the child had wandered off.  Victoria began to run … she was very fast … another one of her special abilities.

 

The little girl had reached the bushes … hands grabbed out for her.  Growling … snarling.  Just as fingers closed on the child’s arm … Victoria jerked the child out of the hands … raced by the bushes like a flash.

 

The little girl didn’t make a sound.  She didn’t know what happened.  Victoria slowed down … took the little girl to her family.  She told the family that she thought she saw a fox close by.  The mother hugged her little girl close … no, she wouldn’t let her little girl wander off again.  Her eyes were wide from fear for her baby.  She thanked Victoria.

 

Victoria walked to her gray van.  It was a good thing she’d broken her promise.  The little girl would have become another victim of the animal-people.  She sat in the van keeping an eye out until the last car left.  Only then could Victoria leave.

 

To be continued ….

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