November 13, 2017- We held our breath for what seemed like forever. I listened carefully for any sounds of life, and when I was sure that there were none, I spoke quietly to Simba.
“Can you get a better vantage point than this?” I asked.
“Why do I have to be the one to investigate? You’re the one who left me here remember?”
I sighed, “Fine, I’ll go. And for the record, I did not leave you here, you were captured!”
“Yeah…thanks for the reminder!” Simba snarled.
I wriggled my way out from under the bed just enough to survey the room. It was totally empty, and there was no sign of Amelia. I looked around for the closet and eventually spotted it on the opposite side of the room.
“Ok, just so that I’m 100% sure, that is the closet,” I said to Simba and pointed to the closed door.
“I’m going in.”
“I’ll come with you!” Simba said cautiously. I could hear the hesitation in his voice.
“No, you’ve been through enough, I’ll do this on my own. Besides, you might need to cause a distraction in case anyone comes through the door.”
“Ok, good luck and Godspeed,” Simba said with his head bowed.
I crept across the carpet and slid into the half-open closet door. It took a moment for my eyes to adjust to the lack of light but when they finally did, I gasped. I needed to get a closer look just to be sure. I crawled on my belly and cased the entire closet. It was true.
“You’ve got to be kidding me!” I hissed and covered my face with my paws.