On Santa’s Lap by C.M. Steele EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
- Author: C.M. Steele
- Language: English
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The sound of Jingle Bells plays through the town speakers as my
assistant and I make our way to the mall in the back of my SUV. When I
decided to purchase it and revamp the nearly one million square footage two story mall in Holiday Hills, I never expected to see the growth so
“I don’t know anything. I don’t know who you are. I don’t care. I won’t
get involved. I swear to God. Walk away. Please. Whatever happened back
there, it’s not my business. I don’t care about it.” All Faith wanted was to be
safe in her bed at home with her cat.
The silence stretched on like he was considering it.
“Sorry. Your number’s up tonight.”
Although he’d made vague reference to torturing her first if she
inconvenienced him, she couldn’t make any part of her body move.
Everything had shut down. How could a person step outside their hiding
place, knowing a bullet was waiting on the other side?
Faith was frozen between a rotting burger and a bag of empty beer
bottles. She squeezed her eyes shut and willed herself to be in her cozy
The lid of the dumpster flew back, and she screamed for a savior she
knew wasn’t coming.
The Italian aimed the gun at her. “Shut up. You want to be responsible for
someone else’s death, too? I can shoot witnesses all night.”
No one would reach her before he pulled the trigger. “Please don’t hurt
me. I swear I don’t care what happened back there. I just want to go home.”
“Fuck it. I shoot you in the dumpster, and I don’t have clean up. Works
for me.” He took a step to the side, lining up his shot as a light from the
opposite wall hit her in the face. Instead of pulling the trigger, he just stared.
“If you want to live, get out here right now.”
“I thought you said …”
“What I said was to get your pretty ass out of the dumpster before I
change my mind.”
He might torture her. Might rape her. There was no way this could end
well. Wouldn’t it be better to stay where she was and die quickly? The logic
of the situation didn’t matter. She couldn’t help holding onto the thin hope
that she might survive the night if she complied with his demands. In spite of
the warnings shouting through her brain, she hoisted herself over the piles of
trash and clumsily climbed out of the dumpster.
She had to grip the brick wall to hold herself upright.
“Stand over there in the light.”
Faith wasn’t sure how she’d managed to run in three-inch heels, because
now she could barely walk in them, wobbling as she did, a few feet to the left
to obey his order.
“If you say please once more I’m clipping you.”
She shut her mouth.
“Tell me, baby… does the rug match the drapes?”
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