Hey, here is another snippet from my NaNoWriMo story. It kind of follows from the other one sort of. I don’t think you need to read the other one, these are just scenes in which interesting things happen and don’t need a lot of editing in order to make sense to anyone but me.
If you didn’t read the first one it is here: https://writingrambles.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/nanowrimo-story/
At that point Taylor realized that Natalie had to be off of the phone with her uncle. She reached for her phone to call him but she couldn’t find it. She must have lost it in the apartment. There was no way she was going back for it.
Pay phones weren’t exactly something that could be found easily, and this wasn’t a conversation she wanted to have someone listening to while she borrowed their phone. ‘Hey, Uncle Peter. The evil mages tried to kidnap me after healing me from the severe burns they inflicted. They said that they know you but I’m hoping you will be on my side.’
Taylor figured the person would call the police or whoever you call about someone who is mentally unbalanced.
Taylor decided to go to the store and get one of those prepaid phones. She wasn’t sure how much the mages could track her, so she got cash from an ATM across town from the store and drove away as fast as she could.
Maybe she was being paranoid, but better safe than sorry. She didn’t want them to get their hands on her ever again.
After getting the phone Taylor drove to a nearby park. She sat in her call while she put in her uncle’s phone number. The first call he didn’t answer, so she hung up and called again. This time she left a message on his voice mail, asking him to call her back on this number.
Less than a minute passed before he called her back. Obviously he had been screaming his calls and she was calling from an unfamiliar number.
“Yes.” She didn’t know what else to say.
“Are you ok?” Peter asked her. That seemed like as good a place to start as any.
“I don’t know. I’m not sure what is going on anymore.” And she didn’t know if he was already involved in this mess. Taylor went on to describe her story about what happened.
“They wouldn’t listen to me. Please. I don’t know how to keep them from kidnapping me again. I need help.” Taylor finished her account. She wasn’t sure how coherent she had been. But he would get the gist of what happened.
“I will help you. I promise.” Peter told her, his voice calm and soothing. The contrast between her own voice was obvious.
“Ok.” Taylor answered. Her own voice sounded calmer, even to her. “Can you really help? She, the water mage, Natalie something. She thought she knew you. Do you know her? Can you keep her from kidnapping me again?”
“I know Natalie. She already called me, but her story didn’t match up with yours.” Peter answered her.
“Do you believe her? I promise I’m telling the truth. Please believe me. Uncle Peter, please. Don’t let them hurt me.” Taylor felt the panic coming for her again.
“I believe you.” Peter insisted. “Based on what you have said and what Natalie said I know why her story is different from yours. I will do what I can from here over the phone, but I am going to drive over to meet you.”
Taylor nodded. She close her eyes and leaned forward into the stearing wheel. “Ok.”
“Don’t worry, I will settle things until I get there. Nobody is going to hurt you.” Her Uncle reassured her. “Are you somewhere safe?”
“I’m driving around. I’m not sure if they can trace me or not, so I’ve just been driving around.”
“I doubt they know how to trace you through mundane means, and based on your story they would have trouble tracing you through magic.” Peter tried to convince her that she was safe. “Can I reach you on this number?”
“Yes. I left my phone there when I ran. I bought a prepaid phone. I’ll keep it on me.”
“Good. I will call you back when I’m in town so that we can meet, if not sooner.” Peter informed her. “Stay strong for me Taylor. It will work out. I will make sure that it works out.”
“Thank you.” Taylor whispered before she hung up.