Facing Uncertainty

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The fog was so thick this morning. Katy was really glad that she didn’t have far to go to work. Driving in fog in NYC traffic had her stressed out by the time she arrived at work.

She had worked at the law firm for 6 months now and still couldn’t stop smiling at the sight of her brass name plate on the door.

Stress from the traffic started to melt away as she sat down at her desk, ready to start the day.

“Good Morning Katy!” Matt said, as he waltzed into her office and sat a hot cup of Peppermint Mocha on her desk.

“Thanks Matt! Appreciate it.”

“You are welcome. I thought you might need it to prepare you for whats coming today.” He replied.

“Prepare me? What do you mean?”giving him a quizzical look.

“Meeting at 2pm, you will find out everything then.” he said, and turned away.

“But…but…Matt?”

He turned back around and gave Katy a reassuring smile. “It will be OK, I believe in you. If I didn’t I wouldn’t have asked you to be my partner. He gave her a wink and walked out the door, leaving Katy to wonder.

Well, the stress had been melting away. She took a sip of her peppermint mocha and tried to tell herself not to worry. She trusted Matt, he had been great to work with. A month ago they had celebrated their victory over a murder case that they had worked on together.

Katy’s heart broke for the victim’s family, but she was glad that she helped in bringing the family justice. Nothing could take away the pain of their loss, but at least one less murderer was walking the street.

It was a busy morning with phone calls and meeting with 2 clients. Before she knew it the time had come for the meeting with Matt. She walked to Matt’s office feeling confident, as she knocked on his door.

“Come in.” Katy turned the knob and walked in, surprised to see another gentleman in the room.

Matt walked over to Katy and said, “i would like you to meet Mr. Patrick Duvette. He is a FBI agent.

Katy’s heart started beating a little fast and her hand shook some as she put it out to shake Patrick’s hand. What was he doing here, she wondered.

“Lets all take a seat and we will explain everything, Katy.” Matt said. “Patrick is here to take you away for your own protection for a little while.”

Katy’s eyes grew bjg. “What! What are you talking about? I have only been working here for 6 months!”

Matt sighed. “I know, but that case we won last month seems to have left you some dangerous enemies. We received a death threat and they specifically mentioned you. I am sorry, I know this comes as a shock to you. I will do all I can to get to the bottom of things, I promise. For now you need to work with me in making sure you are safe. Patrick has a safe place to take you too.

Katy’s mind was swimming with questions and fear! Someone had made a death threat against her! She started feeling a little sick.

Patrick noticed her looking pale. He walked over to her and took her hand. “I understand this is frightening but let me reassure you that you will be very safe at this place. You won’t be alone!”

Matt offered her a bottle of water which she drank, while Patrick filled her in on more details.

Katy shoved her journal into her bulging suitcase and took one more look around her apartment. She didn’t know when she would be back. At least she had been able to go see her first Broadway show last week. The Lion King had been amazing!

Patrick was waiting for her right outside her door. She gave him a brave smile and said, “I’m ready.” She said the words but her stomach was in knots. Patrick couldn’t tell her exactly where she was going. He did say that she would have deliciois food there though. She laughed, well food was important.

Katy watched out the window as they drove out of the city. She felt exhausted from the stress of her day. Her eyes grew heavy and sleep overtook her, as she headed into another new beginning.

33 thoughts on “Facing Uncertainty

  1. I think she’ll find herself in hiding with her old buddy, the Chicken Man. He faked his own death-by-chicken so that he could go into the witness protection program. Because he was, well, chicken. Soon they will be solving crimes together, in the small town they live in. The Chicken Man will be very useful because he can talk to all the chickens in town, and have them spy on the local citizens. Plus, he’s inexpensive and is willing to work for chicken scratch.

    But then another chicken comes to town, who doesn’t give a cluck, and starts committing axe murders. All of the Chicken Man’s informants lose their heads. This will make crime-solving very difficult for Katy and the Chicken Man, leaving them fit to be fried. In desperation they call on an old friend from Kentucky for help. The Colonel.

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  2. Your imagination is very vivid, JR. I’m wondering why Matt didn’t join her. Maybe Patrick is a hit man instead of an FBI agent. Did he flash his credentials at her?

    Maybe she just thinks she’s going to a new beginning. Maybe she almost at The End.

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  3. I liked this one, Joy. Not that I’ll hopefully ever need it, but I’ve wondered what it would be like to suddenly be in a Protection Program. I think the hardest part would be leaving old friends behind. I would have to start an anonymous blog under some weird name.🤣

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    • Are you sure you aren’t in the Witness Protection program now and really not Pete? LOL!
      I agree that leaving family and friends would be the hardest! I probably wouldn’t do well if I had to go into hiding. I would contact someone out of desperation letting them know where I was and the call would be traced and goodbye me!

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