Friday, February 23, 2007


After a lot of bad years Jakes life was finally going in the right direction. At least that’s what he thought until an unforeseen turn of events erupted his comfortable life. What should have been a deal breaker meeting turned out to be an afternoon that Jake would never forget.
Jake is a salesman in the oil patch. He was entertaining some big clients. He had treated them to lunch and drinks and was just about to sign the deal that would be a career maker for him. All at once this was about to all change. The manager of the restaurant came to jakes table and asked him to accompany him for a moment. When Jake asked him what this was about all the manager would tell him was that there was a slight problem with his credit card. Jake was pretty sure it was all a mistake because he carried a corporate card with a 25000 dollar limit. So after excusing him self he followed the manager into a back room.
This is where everything went to hell in a hand basket in a hurry. He had only a split second to have a look before he realized he was fighting for air. It took him longer to realize that he had just been punched in the gut and the reason he was fighting for air was because the hit was so hard that it knocked the wind out of him. Before he could straighten out and find out what the hell was going on he was hit again this time it was harder and it was in the face. He didn’t know what was going on and he didn’t know how he was going to find out if these guys didn’t stop hitting him. All he could think of doing at that very moment was to fall. Just fall to the floor and see what happens.
It seems that this tactic would work for the mean time. He was able to ask what was going on before the kick to the ribs came. When it came there was pain that Jake thought impossible to feel. He was seeing stars and grasping for breath. It did however look like he was going to get a bit of a reprieve when a beautiful lady walked into the room. Jake immediately recognized her as his boss’s wife. He had absolutely no clue as to what was going on but he was sure he was about to find out. Jake decided that at this point it was probably best if he kept his mouth shut and waited for someone to tell him something.
It didn’t take long for the lady that he knew as Judy to start talking. The creepy thing was that her talk started with a laugh that he had only ever heard in horror movies. At this point Jake didn’t know why but he was pretty sure he didn’t want to find out what was going on but he was also pretty sure that finding out wasn’t his choice. Judy began screaming in a horrid voice. She was screaming things that made no sense to Jake. Things like “enough is enough, its not going to happen any more, your done”, and many other comments that now had Jake scared for his life. He still had no clue what was going on. The only thing that he was sure of was that he was dealing with a mad woman. He knew he had to do something and he had to do it quickly so he tried asking a question. Well he didn’t even have three words out before the foot came flying into his ribs for the second time. This time how ever he heard the cracking of his ribs and felt the pain that followed it. Now all he could wonder was when this was going to end. He was in too much pain to wonder any more why it was happening.
By now the pain had pretty much taken over his thoughts. All he could think of was getting it to stop. All of a sudden he heard the crazed woman talking again. She was yelling at her guys to finish him, kill him, i'm sick of looking at him. Jake couldn’t believe what he was hearing. She was giving her goons orders to kill him. Almost immediately Jake started thinking about his time with his company. He tried to remember what he had done so awful that it would warrant his execution. He had been with the company for just over ten years now and all he had ever done was make a shit load of money for them. There was nothing that he could remember. He had little time to think before the beating became even more brutal. Jake knew it was only a matter of seconds before he became a statistic but he didn’t want to die without knowing why this was happening. He had nothing left and even surprised him self when one lonely loud word came out of his mouth. That word was “why?”
Both his eyes were bloody and anything he did see was just a blur. How ever he did recognize the last blur as the woman. She bent down beside his ear to whisper something into it. “Because I can.” Those were the last words he heard before the laughter started all over again. Jake only had a few seconds to think about her answer. It really made no sense to him but that didn’t matter because he felt on more swift pain in the side of his head. He didn’t know why but his last thought before his eyes closed for ever was him wondering if he got his credit card back or not. The room went dark.

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