My names Elsie and I'm 17 years old. My best friend is Cam and she's also 17. The greatest adventure we had together started out as a nightmare, but we managed to make it better, because after all, every cloud has a silver lining.
It all began with a simple trip to the store together. I had just bought my own car, so Cam and I went just about everywhere together in it.
Cam was spending the night, so we decided to go and get snacks. While we were there, Cam saw a cute boy, and instantly she was attached. My eyes automatically rolled when we got in the car and she demanded we follow his. I obliged and off we went to God knows where.
We stayed a good distance away, and finally saw he pulled up to a really nice house. Cam jumped out, and as much as I tried, I couldn't stop her from seeing the guy. She's just too into strangers.
"Heyyy there. I'm Cam, nice to see you," she added with a wink.
The guy chuckled, and looked a bit surprised to see two teenage girls at his house at almost midnight. He extended his right hand.
"Howdy, pretty lady. I'm Pete. Nice to see you too. Why don't you girls come inside? It's freezing out here," he said, a twinkle in his eye.
My gut told me to run, but Pete seemed nice enough, plus Cam was already halfway through the door. I ran to catch up, and caught my breath as I examined the foyer. It was amazing.
He saw us staring at the beautiful decorations, and led us to the living room. We sat and chatted for a while, finding out some stuff about each other.
It turned out Pete was 23, and had just moved to Los Angeles to work as a photographer. He said he was scouting for models, and we seemed like perfect start up girls.
Cam practically jumped out of her pants. She had always wanted to be a model, and she definitely had the looks. I looked at Pete. He told us we should come down to his studio in the lower level of the house, and Cam was already out of her seat, but I grabbed her arm.
"Actually, why don't we just exchange numbers and meet in the morning?" I said. "Our parents will be home anytime from their party, and we'll be busted if we're not home too. It's pretty late after all. ." I explained.
Cam sulked, but knew I was right and turned to say goodbye to Pete. Before she could say anything, he grabbed her by her ponytail.
"Hell no. You girls aren't going anywhere." He practically growled. I couldn't move, because since I very well could run, I couldn't leave Cam. Before I did anything else, he reached out, and took hold of my arm roughly. He dragged us down to the basement, but we did put up a fight. Kicking and screaming, he pulled us all the way down the basement steps.
"Now I'm gonna go, and when I come back in an hour, you're clothes will be off and you'll have something on from the closet over there. Kay?" He said, condescendingly.
We said nothing and he walked up the steps, locking us in th basement laughing the whole time. He answered his ringing phone as soon as the door clicked shut.
"What, James? Yes. Yeah, I did. Two 17 year olds. I know, second youngest we got! Uh huh. They definitely got the bodies. Yeah. I'll see you in five. Later." We heard his retreating footsteps, and were gaping at each other.
"What the hell just happened?" I whispered to Cam.
"Let's try to find a way out!" Exclaimed Cam quietly.
"Don't bother." Said a random voice from the corner.