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Life After Lies - Chapter 13Life After Lies
I immediately turned to exit the room. It might have just been me, but I thought I heard DeMiller whisper something to the client as I walked out, but I paid it no mind. I was too busy focusing on the fact that I'd done it. The only thing left to do was get the money, and Noah would be spared. He had a chance now...
...but the nightmare wasn't over just yet.
Okay, time to get down to business. Now that I officially had the permission to pay a visit to Noah's father, I was taking care of everything that needed to be done before the cross-country trip. It wasn't very hard. The first necessary necessary step I had to take was to get the plane reservation done, which had been easy to accomplish. That had been the most important task, but there were still other things that needed to be done to make sure both of us made it out in one piece.
That being said, it's not every day a mission for
Life After Lies - Chapter 12Life After Lies
"Charlie, pause the video!"
"Just do it!"
Too stunned to argue, he obeyed. I immediately got as close as possible to the screen, staring intently at the picture. Every detail was perfect. Those eyes, that hair, that smirk....
My lips curled into a grin as I realized something.
I wasn't going to break Noah out.
They were going to let us out.
I lifted the mug of coffee to my chapped lips again, noting with slight annoyance that my grip on its handle was a little shaky, probably from me being doped up on caffeine and having had very little sleep lately. I wanted to rest, knowing that I most likely looked as awful as I felt, but the mug filled with black, bitter, lukewarm liquid to my right and sheer will alone would have to suffice for now. I had a mission to complete.
The organization's main office room was dark, the computer in front of me being the
Life After Lies - Chapter 11Life After Lies
"He didn't waste any time in telling me. According to him, I'll be dead within a week."
I cracked my eyes open, finally freed from the barrage of nightmares that had tormented me throughout the night. Struggling to regain full consciousness, I quickly realized that the light of dawn had not flooded my vision when I awoke.
Wondering how I'd slept, I turned my head to squint at my little digital clock, which read 4:45.
I let out a noise that was halfway between a groan and a sigh. Trying to go back to sleep was pointless now. Out of pure habit, I yawned and raised my hands to rub at my cheeks, feeling the remnants of dried tears as I touched the skin. My movements were slow and heavy, and the events of the previous day still fresh in my mind as I untangled my legs from my frumpy beige bedsheets. In reality, I wanted nothing more than to turn over and just lie in bed, but no. I needed to be up. I need
Life After Lies - Chapter 10Life After Lies
I expected him to unleash his rage through a burst of unchecked violence, like kicking something or throwing a punch at the wall, but no.
The next thing he did was much, much worse.
Inhaling deeply, Johnathon Rhodes turned his head toward my boss, indescribable rage burning within his bloodshot eyes. Slowly, he exhales, and uttered two simple words that made everything come crashing down.
I walked down the cold, dark hallway, the walls on either side of me lined with cell doors. Each step sent tremors up my spine, and everything around me seemed unreal, like I was trapped in some sort of sick fantasy. It was almost if my mind was rejecting reality, refusing to believe that I'd just heard that...asshole order Noah's death. Emotions raged violently in my stomach in an uncontrolable tornado that did nothing to calm my frantically pulsating heart.
For a small, fleeting m
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