6 Months later
I wake up to the sound of the gates unlocking. I look around and notice that I fell asleep in the waiting room. I look up and see Eric getting his handcuffs taken off and a bag handed to him. Three months ago today Eric got sentenced to three months in a Juvenile Detention Centre. It wasn't necessarily a jail, more of a camp. Today he is finally free and has a job at a grocery store waiting for him.
I run up to him and give him a hug.
"Oh how I missed you," i say.
"Oh how I missed human contact." Eric says as he kisses my cheek.
"How was it in there?" I ask as we walk out.
"Not bad. Like an actual summer camp. I made some buddies."
"Tell me about them." I ask curiously.
"Well there's one named Jason, he was in because he was caught stealing food multiple times out of restaurants and grocery stores for his family. He gets out in a couple weeks. Then there was Kyle who was in for manslaughter. His step dad always beat his little sister, him and his mom so he ended up hitting harder than that drunk asshole. He has been in for 6 months and leaves the same time as Jason." He says with a smile.
"So basically all these guys that are with you are tragic heroes. Good guys in bad situations." I say.
"Yeah. They aren't criminals. They were all nice. Of course there were a few jerks but I was happy I met those two guys." He says. "I'm for sure visiting."
"I'm glad you're alright. I'm going to take you to 5 Guys because I know how much you've missed their food." I say.
"Thank you. This is why I love you, Anna." He says as he kisses my cheek.
We reach 5 Guys and he quickly runs out of the car and into the restaurant.
Little does he know that there is a surprise in there waiting for him. We walk in and instantly his face lights up. All our friends and family are there waiting around a buffet of burgers and fries. Man was it expensive to rent out this joint but it with a reaction like his, it is so worth it. He instantly jumps and screams. He runs to his mom and hugs her. She cries do much as he spins her.
"Ouch." He says ad he puts her down and holds his scar. "Forgot about it."
He starts saying hi to my parents and all the guests.
My mom walks over to me. "You might of saved his life you know? I know this is bad but If he didn't kidnap you, he would be dead in an alley."
"I know. I am happy he is alright." I say.
Eric's mom makes her way to me. "Hey Anna." She says to me after she hugs my mom. My mom makes her way to Eric.
"Thank you for getting my son a new life without those scary men." She says. "For years I've been trying to fix my mistakes and you did in under a year. I am so lucky to have you here." She says and hugs me.
"He is honestly an amazing guy. Never doubt how great of a mother you are, you raised a selfless boy." I say with a smile.
"I can tell you two love each other. I'm glad you guys are happy."
"Me too" i say.
Eric runs up to us and kisses me.
"Thank you for all of this and for creating a better me. Without you, I'd be nothing and dead. You gave me this. I am forever grateful, Anna. I love you so much." He says
"I love you too."
I hope you enjoyed my mini thriller. I know I suck at updating, but work and school are killing me right now. I promise i will update more frequent on my other books.