Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes.
A Friend Shows Up
For years Jessie had put up with abnormal treatment from her stepfather, she hated being around him, every time he put his hands on her she would turn icing cold and wonder what was going to happen next.
Finally, one day she couldn’t take it anymore, packing a bag away she went, nobody ever thought Jessie would disappear, she was loved by everyone, her mother was beside herself with pain and worry of what had happened to her, it just wasn’t Jessie to disappear like that, without telling her where she was going.
Jessie had walked some four or five miles along a river bank bush track, feeling weary she stop for a rest under an old oak tree to rest.
She must have drifted off to sleep for some hours, as when she woke it was dark, she couldn’t see a thing, there was fog in every direction, thick as pea soup, so many noises around her, they seemed to be coming from every direction, she was very frighten
Thump! What was that noise?
Turning around she could see nothing, but she had a feeling she was being followed, by what she didn’t know.
Very scared, she started to panic, her heart was pounding away, then a bird called out in the tree above her, that was as much as she could take, she started walking along the edge of a river, remembering that sooner or later she must come to some kind of life, a camper or someone else surely, funny she hadn’t seen anyone all day.
Realizing she wasn’t going to get very far without endangering her life in this thick fog along a river bed she decided to follow a narrow track up the bank, within the distance she could see what looked like a light shining or maybe it was the moon off in the distance.
She reached the top, there was a road in front of her, must have been car light’s she had seen from the distance.
She thought to herself, I will keep walking along the road I can see better in the fog, and it will be a whole lot safer than down on the river bed with those scary noises that seemed to be following her.
She keep slowly walking along the road when all of a sudden around the corner appeared a dog, she was so excited as she recognized it, it was Paul’s dog, a neighbor that lived a few miles from her home, still walking with the dog beside her barking loudly she continued walking slowly through the fog.
All of a sudden there was a loud yell it was Paul he had been out looking for her.
In her confusion she had made a turn which ended up walking back the way she had come, Paul’s dog had found her in the fog, Paul had heard the barking and followed the sound, yes, “a friend show’s up” she was so happy, knowing she would finally return back to her mother, she was going to have a talk with her and get things sorted out, about her stepfather.