In the evening, I put this card away. I took the coffee cup and drove home.
I was unhappy and didn’t want to go, but I put on makeup and changed clothes.
I sat on the sofa and looked at the card, “7:00 tonight, Vienna.”
I hesitated to go.
It was 6:40. If I wanted to go, I had to start at once.
I thought about it. Finally I picked up my bag and the cup and wanted to go out!
Fortunately, there was no traffic jam now. It took me about 20 minutes to get to Vienna.
I took a look at my watch. It was exactly seven.
I parked at the intersection and looked inside. Several waiters stood at the door.
Sean seemed to have booked the entire restaurant.
I was about to start the car in when my cell phone rang.
I looked down and saw Philip’s number.
I picked up the phone and wanted to talk, but I heard the noise, “are you Becky?”
I was a little surprised because it was loud and it sounded anxious.
And it was not Philip’s voice.
“I’m Philip’s roommate, Mathew. Do you remember me?”
Mathew? I seemed to have heard the name.
I admitted, “yes.”
“Can you come to our school now? There’s something wrong with Philip!”
“What happened to him?”
I was suddenly nervous. I took a look at the restaurant and hesitated.
Mathew paused and said, “Philip borrowed money from loan sharks, but he can’t pay back the money. Now someone is asking for money! They may chop off his hand!”
“What?” I was stunned. I didn’t think Philip would do it.
But I didn’t have time to think now. I immediately said, “I’ll be right there.”
I turned my head and took a look at the restaurant. Although I was reluctant, I started the car again and drove towards the school.
I got to Philip’s school at about 7:30.
As soon as I got to the door, I saw a tall boy standing there. I was not sure if he was Mathew, but I knew he was Philip’s roommate.
He saw me and didn’t get in the car and led the way!
He seemed to be really worried!
I was worried and afraid that Philip would have an accident. After all, I thought he had a great future. If something happened to him, it was a pity!
I followed Mathew. He ran very fast and took me to the entrance of the school indoor gym.
This indoor gym was new and I hadn’t been here before.
I saw Mathew wave at me and I knew Philip was here.
I parked and took my cell phone. I turned on my cell phone and was ready to call 911.
But if he was just short of money, I could give him money.
Maybe because I had been through a lot. I wondered if Philip tried to blackmail me before he quit.
I prepared for the worst and followed Mathew to the door.
The door of the gym was closed. I looked in through the cracks. It was dark inside. I had a bad feeling.
I couldn’t help but step back and ask, “is he really here?”
“Yes, he is in it!”
Mathew replied positively!
Even though it was night, my lights were on. I looked at Mathew’s face and thought he seemed to be hiding something.
What would happen to me?
I didn’t want to go in and said, “you can tell them that Philip’s sister is here. I can pay for him.”
“No!” Mathew seemed a little anxious.
At this moment, I was sure there must be something wrong with it!
I couldn’t go in!
“Why not? Are you kidding me? What do you want to do! What happened to Philip?” I looked at Mathew and I thought it was weird.
If Philip didn’t want to blackmail me, did they want to use Philip to cheat me?
But I thought of what happened in the milk tea shop that day. I didn’t think these children were bad people.
But I was not sure.
“No, you misunderstood. Just go in and have a look!” Mathew was a little anxious.
I looked around. It was the most remote part of the school, and it was almost time for vacation. No one came here at all!
If something happened to me here, I wouldn’t be found immediately!
I had to go!
I turned and went to my car and said, “I can’t help you. I can call the police for you.”
But Mathew seemed suddenly excited. “Oh, don’t go!”
He pulled my arm and dragged me into the gym!
“Let go of me!”
I was scared!
But Mathew was tall and strong. He opened the door and pushed me into the gym.
Then he closed the door from the outside!
It was black in the gym!
I suddenly felt very scared. My legs got weak and I kept shaking and was scared!
I was familiar with that feeling.
I had this feeling in prison. Then the doctor said I had claustrophobia.
After so many years, I thought my illness was cured, but I didn’t expect it!
Oh, my God.
I squatted down and didn’t dare move. It seemed that every cell of mine was shaking.
My tears had been running down.
“Help… Help me…”
I was scared.
I regretted it, too.
I should have gone to celebrate Sean’s birthday. Why did I come here?
I was really scared.
I was good to Philip. Why did he do this to me?
In such a large gym, I could hear my own echo.
What should I do?
What should I do?
I couldn’t even stand up and walk to the door.
When I was helpless, panicked and at a loss, all the lights were suddenly turned on.
I looked up and saw countless balloons flying around. They floated on the ceiling and each balloon was tied with a small card.
But the words were too small for me to read.
At this time, a card flew in front of me.
I looked down and saw a line on the pink card.
“Becky, I like you!”