Chapter 4: The One
4.2 The One: Escape
Angelo liked Camilla and was all for spending time with her but babysitting her at the mall was not his idea of fun. Camilla was taking all day and she had to go in every single store.
“I’m going to sit out here and wait on you.” Angelo told Camilla.
“Okay.” Camilla replied as she walked into another store.
Camilla was combing through the racks of clothes when she felt a hand on her shoulder. “Camilla? “ the person said. Camilla turned around to see Deon her best friend since first grade. “I heard about your parents.” Deon said. “I’m so sorry, I have been trying to reach you all week.” She added. “Where have you been? Deon asked. Camilla looked at Deon with this blank stare on her face then burst into tears. She grabbed Deon’s wrist and pulled her to the back of the store.
“You have to help me?” Camilla said.
“What’s wrong?” Deon asked frightened.
“Alejandro Bastianelli killed my parents and now he’s holding me captive.” She whispered.
“What?” Deon asked.
“They are the mob or something and his cousin is right outside the store waiting on me.” Camilla told her in tears.
“Okay, what should I do?” Deon asked.
Deon walked over to Angelo and pretended to be interested in him long enough for Camilla to slip out of the store. As soon as Camilla was out of his range of sight she ran out the mall into the parking to wait on Deon at her car. A few minutes later Deon came running out.
“What do we do now?” Deon asked.
“I didn’t think that far ahead.” Camilla answered.
“Okay we will just go to my house until we think of something.” Deon replied.
Angelo had been waiting on Camilla outside the store for what seemed like forever and he just could not take it anymore. Angelo was ready to leave and he didn’t care if she was done shopping or not. Angelo walked into the store and glanced around but he did not see Camilla anywhere.
“Excuse me did you see a girl about sixteen with long black curly hair?” He asked a sales rep.
“Yeah, she left about fifteen minutes ago.” She replied.
“Was she with anyone?” He asked.
“I saw her talking to some blonde girl before she left.” She answered.
“Okay thanks.” Angelo said as he left the store in a panic. Alejandro was going to kill him.
Angelo reluctantly called Alejandro. “Alejandro we got a problem, I lost Camilla.” He said.
“How!” Alejandro yelled.
“She just disappeared, some girl helped her get away.” He told him.
“Did you see what the girl looked like?” Alejandro asked calmly.
“Yes.” He answered.
“Okay, go get a security guard and find her on the security tapes I’m on my way.” Alejandro said.
Alejandro called a friend who worked for the police department to meet him at the mall. There was no doubt in his mind that he would find Camilla. There was nowhere in the world that she could hide from him.