On a calm evening, Catherine, a woman, made the decision to call her husband and go for coffee together from the supermarket parking lot. She hoped he could make the same stop at the store on his way home, knowing he did it frequently.
She attempted to call him, but the call ended up in voice mail, and she soon got a text reply from him informing her that he was still at work.
After parking, she took the shopping bag out of the backseat and got out of the car. However, she noticed an SUV as she was navigating between the parked automobiles. Was that the spouse of hers? It was, based on the back bump. But she wondered, where was he? That was when memories of his staying late at work the previous period, his strange demeanor, and the covert phone calls began to fill her head.
Catherine made the decision to head back to her car and wait for her husband to show up so she could have a confrontation with him. A little while later, her husband’s SUV was parked next to an old, cheap automobile. She was shocked to see her spouse Dylan in the vintage vehicle. He wore tattered, worn clothing. She was utterly stunned and unable to make sense of what was happening.
After changing out of his old clothes and into his business suit, Dylan exited the old automobile and climbed into the SUV.
Catherine hastened to her house and awaited his arrival. She made the decision to keep silent toward him.
“How was your day?” I ask. Observing that he appeared disoriented and uninterested in the food, she inquired.
Yes, it was typical.meetings, paperwork, the usual fare,” he responded, sounding as though he had practiced the response beforehand.
“I assumed you would have taken a brief break,” she remarked.
His response, “Nah, today was packed,” made Catherine’s heart sink.Did he lie to her because he was having an affair?She truly wanted to face him, but she needed evidence before she could.
She chose to get up early the next morning and wait for him to arrive at the supermarket’s parking lot.
“Where are you heading so early?” Dylan asked as he watched her leave the house. He was all dressed up, wearing his standard work attire.
“Oh, you remember that I scheduled a massage for early in the morning? I’ve been dying of back agony,” she claimed.
Yes, I will pick up something en route and catch up with you later. She remarked, “Sleep in,” as she walked outside.
After a while, she observed her spouse pulling into the parking lot in his SUV before changing to the sedan.
He changed into his old clothing and got behind the wheel, followed by Catherine.
His eyes nearly met hers as he glanced over his shoulder at one point, but the view was cut off by a passing bus.
Catherine’s hands began to perspire and her heart began to skip beats. She didn’t know what was happening or what to anticipate.
Catherine found herself in a wooded region when their cars departed the city’s periphery and followed a less-traveled path full of holes and fissures.
After Dylan pulled onto a gravel road that led into the woods, Catherine made the unusual decision to walk the remaining distance in the hopes of seeing her husband or his sedan far into the woods.
Walking through the thick forest, she eventually arrived at the open area. She noticed Dylan’s vehicle parked close to a wooden house there.
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About thirty meters away from the home, Catherine crouched behind the bushes and observed Dylan talking to a poor man wearing tattered clothes on the porch of the house.
“What’s going on here?” she yelled as she walked up to them and noticed they were giggling.
Catherine? Why are you in this place? Startled, Dylan enquired.
Harry, the other man, turned to face her and questioned, “Who is this beauty?”
“I am his spouse!” exclaimed Catherine. Dylan, please explain everything! You lied about the office meeting, but why? And why did you bring that old car here and switch your SUV in the parking lot of the supermarket? Moreover, WHO IS THIS MAN?
Dylan had frozen blood.
“Wife? You never brought her up! You claimed to be a low-income employee at the gas station. Harry fixed Dylan with his gaze. “You were lying the entire time?”
Please, Harry. I’m able to clarify. Dylan gave a tense response.
Enraged, Harry smashed a bottle on Dylan’s head, grabbing it from a nearby table. At that point, Dylan passed out.
When he opened his eyes a few moments later, he saw that his wife and he had been taken to the basement and strapped to chairs.
“Dylan, get talking! What on earth is going on? Catherine spoke in a scared and confused manner.
He remarked, “I should’ve told you everything, but I wanted to shield you from my past.” “I went to the doctor with my son, Catherine, and that’s when it all started.
19 years in the past… Dylan and his infant son left the doctor’s office together. Due to a rare ailment, the child required immediate surgery, which would have cost over $100,000.
He informed his ex-girlfriend over the phone of the heartbreaking news and asked her to wait for him to bring their child home. However, when he got there, he saw her letter, “Don’t look for me,” lying on the table. Dylan, I didn’t want this child! Goodbye!
In a state of desperation, Dylan contacted his friend Harry, and the two devised a scheme to rob a bank together with Harry’s group. Harry was waiting for his companions to get ready to drive off in the automobile while they were robbing the bank.
The team carried out their plan on D-Day. Dylan waited, and after a while Harry threw open the car door and dove inside.
“GO NOW!” he yelled.
“Where’s the crew that’s left behind?” Dylan queried.
“They are no longer there! Go! Harry gave the order.
Dylan followed instructions. However, he soon caught sight of the police lights in the rearview mirror. The police were drawing nearer when they opened fire, striking Harry in the shoulder. Their vehicle had piercings as well.
“Go on driving!” Harry moaned in agony when he stated that. But Harry altered plans when they realized it was really hard to handle the car.
Dylan, we’re not going to make it! Pay attention to me. stated Harry. A short, roughly 300-meter alley is ahead. Once you get inside, you’ll see a sewer hatch. Get out of the car, enter the sewers, and proceed according to the signs. Be at ease regarding me. Carry all of the cash with you. But hold onto my portion. When I leave prison, I want to be paid.
The money was not found by the police, despite Harry’s detention.
Dylan knew he would be in trouble if he spent Harry’s part of the money, but he did so nevertheless because his son’s operation ended up costing twice as much.
“My son didn’t survive, but I got the procedure done and spent Harry’s share. I was devastated by his death, but everything changed when I met you, Catherine. It was as though I could begin a new life. I didn’t think Harry would ever locate me, certainly not after twenty years. I thus never gave you the whole truth.
“How did he come upon you?” Remaining stunned by his disclosures, Catherine made a demand.
“He gave me a call. He declared he was out from jail. How he tracked my number is beyond me. I didn’t want to give back his part, so I made up the story of being a poor man. I worked really hard to earn what I had. I therefore devised a scheme to trick him.
“Dylan, $100,000 is just a drop in the ocean! You could have simply handed it to him. How could you take such liberties with our lives? I detest you! Catherine scoffed.
The cellar door flew open at that very moment. Harry smirked as he emerged. “I paid a brief visit to your comfortable residence,” he growled. You have quite the palace, but not many priceless items. Makes me wonder what happened to all the money.
Dylan then demanded that Harry release Catherine, promising to send him a million dollars directly out of his bank account.
Harry concurred. “But I won’t hesitate to spill all about your dark past if you even think of playing any tricks or calling the police,” Harry threatened Dylan. “Keep in mind that I have no stake in this, and I have many allies in prison. You will pay the price if you mistreat me.
Dylan knew he couldn’t trust Harry the moment they walked into the bank. He made the decision to take action because he was afraid for Catherine’s life.
“This is a robbery!” exclaimed Dylan as they got closer to the clerk.
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Harry seemed perplexed as everyone worried. He vowed to reveal Dylan’s background to the authorities. Dylan remarked, “I will tell them everything myself, but I’m glad Catherine will be alive!”
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