Three Hours Later
Louis and I got the car accident and insurance stuff figured out and the band dropped off a spare car which was a silver Audi. Our black Audi was carried to the dump where they would dispose of it. I'm going to miss that car, so many memories in it. I walked in TGI Friday's and saw Nelly and Hannah at the bar talking. Since I was a bit of a mess from the car accident I headed for the bathroom to clean up a bit. I sighed looking in the mirror and brushed my hair and put some lip gloss on. I walked out of the bathroom towards Hannah and Nelly.
"Where in heavens have you been?" Hannah asked pulling a chair for me to sit
"Louis and I got in a car accident" I said quietly
"Oh my god, is everyone okay?!" Nelly asked sipping her drink
I nodded "Yeah, just really relieved that everything's back to normal" I said looking around at the bar scene, the place was filled with people talking, drinking, sport sponsors talking on the TV's.
"What happened?" Hannah asked
"The brakes weren't working" I said back at her, I looked to Nelly who was staring at some guy from across the room. Just then a bartender came up to me.
"Would you like anything?" she asked with her southern accent
I smiled, "Um... I'll have a 'Sex on the Beach' "
"Coming right up" she said taking the martini glass and filling it with alcohol.
"I see you're interested in someone" I said to Nelly, she looked back and smiled
"Yeah..that guy over looks like he wants me" she said laughing and waved at him, he waved back. He looked like a normal alright guy I guess. Brown hair, blue eyes but a very scrawny body.
The bartender slid my drink across the table to me. I took a sip of the fruity drink, I wonder if I should tell the girls about red coat. I looked over to Hannah who was texting non stop.
"Who are you texting miss?" I leaned over to her
"Louis" she said and smiled at me.
"Oh, what are you guys talking about?" I asked her smiling back, jealousy hit me like a train.
"What's he and the band are up to" she said, her eyes never leaving the phone.
I took a deep breath and glared across the room, wondering if red coat was around. I don't feel safe one bit, I now know what she's capable of. If I told Nelly and Hannah about red coat maybe they could help me do some detective work.
"Guys, I have a problem" I said nervously fiddling with my drink
They both looked at me, but Hannah took her time to reply taping the touch screen with her thumbs before looking to me.
"What problem?" Nelly asked concerned
"Yeah girl, what's bothering you" Hannah said taking a sip of her drink and leaning in.
"I've been seeing things, and I don't think I'm crazy anymore." I said my voice shaking, I looked around once more making sure that no one else was listening.
Nelly and Hannah looked back at each other and at back at me.
"What..." Nelly asked.
"I've been seeing this girl, wearing a mask and red coat following me everywhere" I said, I can feel the tears filling my eyes. But I blinked them away quickly, don't cry Eleanor. You're stronger than this.
"Do you know who this girl is??" Hannah asked
"No, not one clue" I said sipping the fruity drink I'd ordered, "but I think...she's the cause of the accident"
They both gasped "What the hell, this girl must be a psycho! " Nelly yelled but quite down and looked around 'sorry' she mouthed to me.
"It's alright" I said back to her
"Maybe it's a crazy fan" Hannah said putting her hand on my shoulder, I never actually thought of that.
"How do you know it's a girl...remember Evan" Hannah said
I nodded "True, it might be Evan or even one of the boys from the band" I said thinking of all the reasons they might want to stalk or hurt me.
"Or even a fan" Nelly put it "how do you know red coat did it?"
"Well I saw her at the beach and one minute she's there, the next she's gone and I never saw her until after the accident" a chill ran up my spine and I moved in closer between the girls.
"This bitch must be mental" Hannah said shaking her head.
"Mega mental" Nelly put in "what does she look like, hair, shoes, clothes even the way she walks...anything?"
"Blonde hair, plastic mask, um....black heels, black gloves and.." I tried remembering what she ran like back at the scene of the car accident "she doesn't walk the best in heels..."
"Have you every thought that this red coat may be a...guy" Hannah asked raising her eyebrow.
"I don't know..." I said finishing my fruity drink.
"No more talk about uncomfortable stuff" Nelly said snapping her fingers to get the bartenders attention
"We got your back girl" Hannah said smiling and hugging me.
I sighed relived to get that out. But if red coat wasn't a girl... and could be a guy...still who could it be?