Freya awoke. The sun had only just set. She knew they had to go soon, so she gently shook Sarah who was sleeping beside her. Sarah awoke wide-eyed and alert.
“What’s the matter?” Sarah asked alarmed.
“We need to get out of here. Now we’ve killed one of the hunters, more will come. The sooner we’re away the better.” Freya told her.
“Can’t we just try to get the other one?”
“No he’s probably guessed by now we’re here. He’ll either be gone or awaiting reinforcements. If he is still here, he will be extremely difficult to get to.” Freya advised. “It’s best we pack up and go.”
“We haven’t got a car.”
“We can always hitchhike.” Freya suggested.
“Okay.” Sarah replied. She got out of the bed and headed to the kitchen. Freya followed her. They warmed up the remaining blood and finished it off. “Do we hide the bodies somewhere, or shall we just let them be found there on the floor.”
“Just leave them for the hunters to find.” Freya suggested.
“Well if they’re going to find them, then I want to leave a message for the dick wad.” Sarah went over to the bodies and produced a pocket knife. Freya watched Sarah carving letters into Tom’s forehead. After she had finished, they packed up their few belongings and went soundlessly out the back window.
Once outside, they walked across the road and stuck out their thumbs to the passing traffic. They didn’t have to wait long for a car to stop for them. It was a red Jeep.
“Where are you sexy girls headed?” asked the driver. He was a man in his forties with short brown hair and a rather cheesy mustache. He wore a Hawaiian shirt and white shorts.
“We’re heading to New Kingsport.” Freya told him. He smiled.
“It just so happens I’m heading there to. Climb on in.” he told them.
“Thanks.” Freya said, as she and Sarah both got into the back seat. They drove off.
“My name is Chuck by the way.” He told them.
“Of course it is.” Freya replied.
“I’m sorry?” he asked.
“No matter.” Freya replied smiling. “I’m Freya, and this is Sarah.” Chuck began to wind down the window.
“So you girls got a place to stay in the city?” Chuck asked.
“We’ll probably just go to a motel.” Freya answered.
“Two pretty girls like you staying in a motel? No, I won’t hear of it! You’re welcome to stay at my place. I’ve got plenty of room.” Chuck told them.
“Thanks, that sounds great.” Freya replied.
“Yeah we’ll make it worth your while.” Sarah said smiling at him.
“We certainly will.” Freya agreed. Chuck smiled. He was in for a good time tonight, he thought.
On the way he stopped at a gas station. Freya and Sarah looked at each other.
“At least we’ve got somewhere to stay for a while.” Sarah stated.
“Hopefully…” Freya answered. She felt disquiet that they had stopped here, but there was nothing she could do about that. When Chuck got back, he was all smiles.
“Well off we go!” He stated. “If one of you wants to sit in the front with me, you’re welcome to.”
“Thanks, but we’re okay here.” Freya told him. “So what do you do Chuck?”
“This and that.” He answered.
“What about you two?” he asked.
“I’m a student.” Sarah replied. “Though it’s the holidays.”
“What about you Freya? Are you a student too?” Chuck asked her.
“You could say that.” Freya answered guardedly.
When they got to the city, Chuck drove to his house in the hills. It was a large wooden villa that had a scenic view of the entire valley. Below them New Kingsport silently glittered with thousands of lights. Chuck unlocked the door and walked in to his house. Freya and Sarah walked up to the doorway and waited.
“Come in you two!” Chuck told them.
“Thanks.” Freya replied as they both walked over the threshold.
“This is the lounge and here is the kitchen.” He told them. “Do you two want something to eat?”
“We certainly do!” Sarah replied. Both Sarah and Freya followed Chuck into the kitchen. He turned around to see them both advancing on him with their fangs out. He screamed.
Afterwards, Freya and Sarah sat on the couch. Sarah was resting her head on Freya’s shoulder while Freya had her arms around her. Sarah had the TV remote in her hand and was flicking through the channels. Both of them had blood dripping from their mouths.
“It should take them a while to find us here.” Sarah said.
“Yes my love.” Freya replied. She kissed Sarah on the forehead.
Freya was thinking about Chuck stopping at the gas station, which would give the hunter a car to track, and that would mean he would be here sooner than Sarah realised. That hunter followed her everywhere. He was relentless. No matter where she went, he would eventually turn up. She was tired of the constant chase, tired of the hunt, and realised she needed to take a stand. She needed to get rid of him, even if it cost her life, and Sarah’s. She looked around. This place was as good as any to make a final stand against the man who constantly stalked her. This would be the only way she could be rid of him forever…
to be continued…
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