“I know this seems a bit odd to you, but I noticed that you
were by yourself. I was wondering if I could give you a lift to the
train station? That way you can avoid the rain. I wouldn’t mind
helping you out.” He looked sincere to Vera, like he was making
an effort to be nice. So she agreed to let him drive her over.
“Thank you so much, that would be tremendous and very kind
of you.” She started to open the front passenger door when he
motioned for her to climb into the back, but she hesitated.
“Oh it is standard procedure to never allow anyone to ride up
front. I am sorry I have to put you in the back if that is all right
with you. I am harmless.” He offered with such confidence.
“Okay, that isn’t a problem for me, I am glad I don’t have to
walk across this busy street in the rain.” She climbed into the back
of the squad car. He took her umbrella from her and shook it out
and handed it back to her. He climbed into the drivers seat and
proceeded to drive off.
Vera could not understand why she suddenly allowed this man
to give her a ride when he always gave her the willies but he
seemed to be genuine for the first time since her encounters with
“You don’t mind if I put some music on do you?” he looked
at her in the rear view mirror.
“No not at all. We don’t have far to go so that is up to you.”
“Well actually you do have far to go. Instead of taking you to
the train station, I would like to take you to a place I am sure you
have never seen before. You have about an hour to kill before the
next train arrives. So I thought I would take you sight seeing.” He
just kept looking straight ahead.
“Really that is not necessary. I really should be getting to the
station.” She started to panic.