Good Afternoon Ch. 05


Justin looked around again and found a broken off chair leg which he picked up to use as a club in case who ever did this was still in the apartment. It was quiet except for the sounds coming in from the open windows. He cautiously made his way through the apartment down the short hall where his room was on one side and his Mom’s room was on the other with the bathroom door open at the end. The doors to each room where open and the light from the midday sun shown in through the windows. He entered his mother’s room to find it hadn’t been ransacked like the living room. He went around to the other side of the bed where he found his mother with her hands tied behind her back and a gag in her mouth. He quickly removed the gag and untied her. She had a bruise on her left cheek where someone had slapped her with some force. When he had the bindings free from her hands and feet, he helped her to sit on the bed, looked at her in fear and shock and said, “Oh my God! What happened? Are you all right?”

Cindy rubbed the bruises on her wrists where the torn strips of cloth had bound her hands so tightly together. “Justin dear, I’m so glad you’re okay.” She took him into her arms and gave him a long hug holding him close. He could feel her trembling as he also held her embraced in his own arms. When her trembling subsided a bit she spoke again, “I’m okay, just a bit shook up. Go down to the lobby and use the pay phone to call the police.”

“I don’t want to leave you like this.” Anger welled up within him that someone would do this to his Mom. “Who did this? Did you get a look at their faces?” He was rambling on and on partly in shock at what had happened.

“Justin, I’ll tell you and the police everything once they get Yenibosna Escort here.” She was regaining her composure while he was becoming more upset, confused and bewildered. “I’ll be okay, go call the police now.”

Reluctantly, he got up from beside Cindy and backed out of the bedroom continuing to look at his Mom as he left the room. He quickly turned around and looked into his room to find that his room was also a mess. The mattress from his bed had been thrown against the wall, the clothes from the closet laid in heaps on the floor. The night table next to his bed was still upright. He noticed something on it so he stepped into his room to get a better look. He found a bloody bladed dagger stuck into the table top pinning a picture to the table. As he looked closer he was shocked at what the picture was of. It was a picture of Marty and him in the middle of their sex play. It looked as though someone used a high powered camera lense to spy on what was going on in Marty’s bedroom. He quickly looked around to make sure he was alone, then removed the dagger and picture from the table. He stuck the picture into his pocket, then held the dagger so as to hide it from view as he ran out of the apartment and down to the lobby.

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It was approaching 1:30 p.m. and the police and investigators where still there asking questions, looking for finger prints and the like. Justin sat next to his Mom on the sofa which had been repositioned upright. Investigator Matthews finally said, “Mrs. Justice, I think that is everything. If you think of anything else or remember anything else, give me a call.” He handed Cindy a business card. “Who ever did this, didn’t leave any finger prints, but Yenibosna Escort Bayan there is other evidence our forensic department may be able to get identification from.” He got up from the wobbly chair. “We can have a patrolman stay in the area tonight to make sure you’re safe.”

“Yes, I’d like that. I’d feel much safer.” Cindy looked at the Investigator then Justin, “I hope you find him. I’m sorry I couldn’t give much of a description.”

“Like I said, if you remember anything, give me a call.” With that he went and talked softly to a uniformed policeman who looked at them and nodded.

The rest of the police crew filed out behind Matthews except for the one officer who came over to them and said, “Mrs. Justice, I’m Officer Blake. I’ll be patrolling the building and area tonight.” He unsnapped a shirt pocket and removed a silver whistle, then handed it to her. He smiled, “Its low tech, but it will work to alert me if you need me.”

Cindy took the whistle and smiled in return, “Thank you. I hope I don’t need to use it.” She looked at the clock on the wall, “Justin, your interview is in a half hour, you better get ready and go.”

“I can’t go now. What if he comes back. I can’t leave you here alone.”

“Justin, I’ll be okay, go get ready.” She said firmly.

Justin looked at Cindy then the Officer, “You make dam sure she is, you hear me?”

Officer Blake nodded to Justin without saying anything. He then left the apartment and closed the door behind him. Justin hesitated a moment before getting up, giving Cindy a hug. When he entered his room, he dug through the pile of clothes and found the pants and shirt he’d decided to wear. They where a bit wrinkled, Escort Yenibosna but not too badly wrinkled. He took them into the bathroom with him and hung them on the hook on the inside of the bathroom door which he closed before he started to strip in preparation for a quick shower. He turned the water on and adjusted the temperature and let it run for awhile until it felt right. He stepped under the warm flowing water and let it beat against his face with his eyes closed. He rubbed his face and lowered his head so the water completely soaked his hair. As he quickly washed himself, the thoughts of the picture kept haunting him. Why would someone do that? Why would someone come and tear this home apart like that? What did he want? What was he looking for? Why did he leave the picture like that? These thought rolled through his mind and repeated over and over. He turned off the water and reached for a towel. Dried himself, only quickly looking at his reflection in the mirror to comb his hair.

“Justin, it’s 2 o’clock. You’d better be going if you are going to make it in time. Are you ready?” Cindy’s voice could be heard through the closed bathroom door. Justin had just finished dressing.

“Yeah, I’m out of here.” He said leaving the bathroom. He came back into the living room to find Cindy picking up the mess the invaders had left. “You sure you’re going to be okay?” He paused, “I can call them and reschedule. I think they’d understand under the circumstances.”

“Go, I’ll be fine.” She looked up from what she was doing to see him standing near the apartment door. “My, you are a handsome young man.” she wanted to change the subject, “Go, get that job, we need it now more than ever.”

“Okay, I’ll be home as soon as I can.” He paused. “I love you Mom.”

Cindy smiled and blew him a kiss then returned to her labors.

Justin found Officer Blake standing outside the front of the apartment building door. “I’ll be back as soon as I can.” He said as he passed by him and walked quickly away.

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