I’d been in trouble before, but nothing like this. There was no way I was getting out of this alive. Time was running out and I didn’t have a plan. I drove to the meeting spot. My foot did not want to press the pedal, the closer I came to my destination.
He was there already. He stood in the center of the parking lot staring at me. His smile illuminated in the halogen lights. It was not normal to see him. He should remain an invisible deity. I still did not know how I was going to get out of this. I owed him more than I could collect.
“Nice pink limo,” he taunted. “I trust you have it all with you.”
“If it hadn’t been for your trickery, I wouldn’t need to have anything with me.”
“How easily your kind blames. Where is my payment?”
I swallowed hard. “It’s in the car.”
He reached out to take the keys. I hold the ring tight in my finger.
“When you take these keys you are agreeing that we are even.”
“Yeah, of course, now give them to me.” He stopped, realizing what he agreed to a second too late.


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