This month I’m taking part in the A-Z Challenge! Which means I’ll be writing 26 posts (on set days through the month) each one corresponding to a letter of the alphabet. Today is day 19, which means letter S.

My theme for the month is: Secret Diary Of A Serial Killer. Each post will be a new chapter in the story – I’m really excited to finally get this novel idea out of my head and into words. I hope you enjoy it! πŸ™‚

Previous Chapter: Reveal Start from A: Anna

Β 

Surprise

The next day I set out early to meet Capinski. We’d arranged to meet a block away from work, in a parking lot for the bus station.

I was earlier than I needed to be, but I wanted to get there before Capinski.

As I parked my car – near the back corner, away from the bus station cameras – my door opened and Johnny got in. I had my gun drawn before I realised who it was.

β€œWoah, woah!” He said, his hands up. β€œI guess I should have planned a better entrance, but I wasn’t sure who was watching.”

β€œThat’s how you get shot.” I holstered my gun and shook my head at him. β€œAnd he isn’t here yet. Or at least, his car isn’t.” I took another look around the parking lot.

Johnny handed me my phone. β€œIt’s got a tracker in so I’ll know where you are – don’t argue. This is a dangerous game you’re playing,” he said.

I smiled and put my phone in my pocket. β€œNo arguments. Thanks for doing that.”

He handed me something else. A small disc similar to the one Capinski had used to track me.

β€œI’m a big believer in redundancy where security is involved. That’s a different tracking device, keep it in your back pocket with the one he planted on you,” he said. β€œThat way, if he checks to see if you’re carrying anything he’ll just think it’s his device.”

β€œThanks,” I said, smiling more. It felt good to have someone actually care about me after so long of going it alone. β€œI really mean it.”

He leaned forward, I met him half way and we kissed. Both of us savoring it, his hands in my hair pulling me closer. We eventually came up for air and I put a hand on his chest.

β€œYou should go,” I said, sounding more breathless than I anticipated. β€œHe’ll be here soon.”

Johnny nodded and got out the car. β€œBe careful,” he said, as he shut the door.

Wow, I thought to myself. Shaking my head I cleared my thoughts and slipped the new tracker into my back pocket. I took a quick look around and saw Capinski’s car pulling into the parking lot. He parked a few cars away and got out, walking towards my car.

My passenger door opened again and I resisted the urge to draw my gun. Capinski sat down and closed the door.

I smiled at him and brushed my hair behind my ear. β€œMorning!” I tried to sound cheery – eager to learn those killing skills he thinks I don’t already have.

He smiled and put a hand on my knee. β€œAre you ready to see the master at work?”

Oh wow, I thought. He calls himself the master?

I grinned. β€œYou have a target in mind?” I couldn’t help myself, even though I was conning him I still felt a surge of excitement about hunting someone new.

β€œReady and waiting,” he said.

I raised an eyebrow. β€œYou picked someone without me?”

For a moment he looked a little sad. β€œI already chose her before I knew about you. Is that ok?” He said. β€œWe can pick the next one together.”

I tried to look disappointed but then smiled and said, β€œI guess so. I still get to watch you work, right?”

He grinned. β€œOh yeah, I’m going to put on quite a show!” He opened the car door and stepped out, leaning back in to say, β€œFollow me to my place.”

I nodded.

We drove out of town, past both of the forest body dump sites, which now made more sense for location. Finally pulling up to a large stone country house.

I whistled as I walked to the storm cellar doors to meet Capinski. β€œThis is a nice place!” I said, meaning it.

β€œInheritance,” he said.

He unlocked the door and went down the stairs to the cellar. I followed.

β€œSo where is she?” I said, looking around.

β€œRight here,” he said.

I felt the injection before I even saw him move.

Next Chapter: Trapped

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