In this part, Linda gets a second opinion.
As soon as Dad pulled into the Trotters driveway, I pulled out my phone, and gave Linda the text to let her know that we had arrived. Dad parked the truck, and we stepped outside.
As we walked up the stairs Mr. Trotter opened the door to let us in.
“Hello Jeff, hello Kaitlin,” He greeted.
“Hi Mr. Trotter,” I greeted back.
“Hey Ted,” Dad greeted, and the two shook hands. They then started talking.
I took off my jacket, and hung it on the coat rack. I also slipped my shoes off onto the shoe mat. I then noticed Linda coming down the stairs to greet us as well. She was dressed in a classic white button down shirt with a navy Christmas themed jumper over it. She paired this with a black and red plaid skirt that ended at her shins. Her hair was tied into a ponytail with a green scrunchie.
“Hi Linda,” I greeted, with a smile.
“Hello Kate,” She greeted back, and we shared a quick hug. “How's your Mom doing?” I then asked her.
“Mum's doing much better now,” Linda said, as she casually put her hands behind her back. I then followed suit. “She's still sleeping though.”
“That's good,” I told her.
“Hey Linda,” Dad then said, as he walked over to us briefly.
“Oh, hello Mr. Narrows,” Linda greeted, turning her attention to him.
“Well, I gotta head to work now,” He then said to us, and gave us all a quick two-finger salute.
“Drive safe Sir,” Ted requested, as Dad opened the front door.
“Aw, you just had to take the fun out of it,” Dad complained, and we all chuckled. “See you all later,” He stated, and then left for work. Once Dad left, I then turned to Linda again.
“So, any word from Sam or Lucy yet,” I asked her.
“Sam's up in my room right now, but I haven't heard from Lucy yet,” Linda answered. That was...strange.
“So...why didn't Sam come down with you?” I asked. Linda smiled.
“Why don't you come up to my room and you'll see,” She suggested, and with that, I followed her up stairs. Somehow I had a feeling that I knew what I was going to see.
Once we got to the top, Linda held her finger to her lips, and pointed down the hall. Indicating that we need to keep our voices down up here. I nodded in understanding.
Linda opened the door to her room, and sitting on the bed was Sam. Sam was dressed in a red turtleneck sweater, and a knee length white skirt. Her hair was left loose, and she had a pair of snowman socks on her feet. She was also gagged with a red bandana between her teeth. Her hands were bound behind her back, and her feet were tied together at the ankles.
“Now how did I know that I was going to see this?” I asked Linda. Both Linda and Sam laughed.
“Hh Kttee,” Sam then greeted through her gag.
“Hi Sam, how are you?” I greeted back.
“Mm ddng grrtt,” Sam said. “Srryy I ddntt ggrrt yhh ddnn sstrrs, aph Mm h bbt ttdd uph ah thh mmnntt.”
“I'm sorry, what?” I asked.
“Here,” Linda said, as she walked over to Sam, and untied the gag.
“I said I'm sorry I didn't greet you down stairs, as I'm a bit tied up at the moment,” Sam explained, once the gag was out of her mouth. Yes, it was only a matter of time before that pun was used.
“So I see,” I said, with a smirk.
“Linda wanted to try a new tie out,” Sam then told me.
“A new tie you say,” I stated, now perking up, as I then looked over at Linda.
“It's nothing really special, but it's a tie that had been floating around in my mind for a little while,” Linda said. I looked over at Sam's bonds. I don't know what Linda did, but the cinches made what looked like a pair of rope handcuffs.
“Those look like rope handcuffs,” I pointed out.
“They are in a way,” Sam then confirmed. “It feels great.”
“Care to give me a second opinion?” Linda then asked me. I just smirked at her.
“I'll pretend you didn't ask that,” I stated, as I set my bag down at the foot of Linda's bed. Linda grinned at me, and went over to her closet. She opened the drawer, and pulled out another length of rope while I sat down on the bed next to Sam. Linda came around behind me, and I placed my hands behind my back for her.
Linda started her tie in the usual way, but after one coil went around my wrist, I noticed in instant change.
“Oh, you're doing a figure eight pattern,” I pointed out.
“Mmm Hmm,” Linda hummed, as she continued to coil the rope.
Once she was done with her figure eights, Linda then began cinching it in a corkscrew fashion to hold the bonds in place, so that my wrists didn't slip out of the cuffs. It was a very gentle, simple, and yet effective tie.
“So, how is it?” Linda asked me, once she was done.
“I like it a lot,” I answered.
“Hey Linda, how about you untie us, and then you can try it,” Sam suggested. Linda responded not with words, but with action. She untied Sam first, and then followed up with me. Sam and I did a quick round of Rock/Paper/Scissors to see who would tie Linda up. Sam ended up being the winner of this round of competition. Just as Linda put her hands behind her back, we heard her phone make the distinctive sound of Jason Voorhees' ch ch ch ah ah ah
that served as her text alert.
“Oh shoot,” Linda groaned, as she rushed over to her phone that was on her computer desk. She then picked it up to check the texts. (To think, had it not been for her phone, she would have been our prisoner forever. Oh well.)
“Is it from Lucy?” I asked.
“Yep, she's here,” Linda said. “I guess we'll continue this later.”
“Right,” I stated. Linda put her rope back, and we all then left her room. Imagine our surprise when we bumped into Mrs. Trotter who had in fact now woken up, and met us at the top of the stairs. She had on a blue scoop necked shirt, and a cream colored skirt. Her hair was tied back into a pony tail like her daughter.
“Oh, Mum, did we wake you?” Linda asked.
“No,” Mrs. Trotter said.
“Are you feeling better?” Linda then asked.
“Much better,” Mrs. Trotter answered. “What are you three up too?” She then asked.
“Lucy's here, so we were headed down stairs,” Sam said.
“Oh, alright then,” Mrs. Trotter chirped, and she followed us.
Once we got down stairs, I noticed that Mr. Trotter wasn't there, so it was up to Linda to answer the door. She opened it, and allowed Lucy inside.
“Hi Linda,” Lucy, and her Father greeted.
“Hi Lucy, Mr. Wolff,” Linda greeted back. Sam and I then said our hellos as well.
“Hi Katie, Hi Sam,” Lucy then said to us. Lucy and her Dad then noticed Linda's mother as well.
“Oh, Debra, Lucy told me you were sleeping,” Mr. Wolff pointed out.
“I woke up about about a half an hour ago,” Mrs. Trotter explained. Mr. Wolff nodded. He then shared some words with his daughter. They were speaking German, so I didn't understand them. They then both nodded, and with that Mr. Wolff was ready to leave for work. (At least, that's where I'm assuming he was going.)
“Alright, have fun you all,” He announced to us, and then left. As Lucy took her coat off, and hung it on the rack, I noticed that she was dressed rather similar to me.
She had on a green v-neck polo shirt with short sleeves, and white tipping on the collar, (which by the way went really nicely with her hair.) She paired her shirt with a set of black leggings, and once she took her shoes off, she revealed a matching pair of socks. She also had a red plaid shirt with long sleeves tied around her waist for ornamentation. Her hair was loose, although she did have a couple holly barrettes holding it back.
“You know, I can't help but notice how often you four dress up when you get together,” Mrs. Trotter pointed out. I just shrugged.
“Dressing up is fun sometimes,” Lucy stated.
“As long as we don't have to wear neck ties,” Sam groaned. We all then nodded our heads in agreement.
“Oh, I'm sorry I wasn't here to greet you Lucy,” Mr. Trotter then said, as he joined up with us. “I was on the phone with Katie's Uncle,” He then explained.
“It's alright,” Lucy chirped. Mr. Trotter then turned to his wife.
“You doing any better Debra?” He asked her.
“Much better,” She said to him. I couldn't help but smile.
“I'm glad,” He said back. Linda then turned to Sam, Lucy and me.
“Well, I think we're ready to begin,” She said, and the three of us nodded yes. Yes indeed. The team was assembled. We were ready to begin our task.* * * *Author's Note:
Okay, for those of you who like visuals, here are the outfits...Linda
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