This short story will be linked up at the SHORT STORY PROMPT LINK PARTY 24.
Ready? Here’s the prompt:
The trip was over but no one would…
Now, here’s my version:
THE ESCAPE ROOM – PART 2
The trip was over but no one would ever believe their wild and crazy story. Judy and Susan did admit to themselves that it didn’t sound believable but they knew it was.
After their ordeal in the escape room, the two figures dressed all in black with their identities hidden by masks, rushed Susan’s limp body into the waiting van as Judy followed and jumped in with her friend. The van’s door was slammed shut as the van sped away, driven by another masked figure with an accompanying figure in the front passenger seat.
“We need to get to the hospital! Please, my friend isn’t well!”
Judy’s pleas were ignored as she sat on the floor of the van cradling Susan’s head in her lap to keep it off of the floor. After a few minutes, Judy noticed the van was slowing down just as the lifeless Susan began to come to.
“Where are we?”
“We’re in a van. How do you feel?”
“I’m thirsty and my head hurts.”
The van slowed to almost a stop then turned onto another road. From her position on the van’s floor, Judy couldn’t see where they were going but could tell they were no longer on the main road and could detect the graveled road from the jumpy ride of the van.
“Hey, we need to get to the hospital, now!!”
Judy’s repeated pleas were continuing to be ignored.
“Do you have any water? My friend needs water!”
The van came to a stop just as Judy saw a large barn through the windshield. The two figures exited the van and came around to the door and opened it.
“Stop! We need to go to the hospital. What is going on?”
The figures motioned the two girls out of the van without saying a word. Susan slid herself out as the figures each took one of her arms to steady her.
“No, Susan! We can’t, you need to be at the hospital!”
Judy’s continued pleas were of no importance it seemed as she followed the figures as they led Susan to a side door of the barn. All sorts of bad thoughts were now going through Judy’s mind. Should she run, should she scream, what should she do to help her and Susan?
Once inside the dimly lit barn, the girls were led to an elegant table with a feast fit for a king. The figures led Susan to a chair. As she sat down, Judy sat down next to her friend. Judy was glad for a moment. The scary trip in the van was over but no one would believe how their evening had turned out with them seated at such an elegant table with the feast before them.
*This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.