I reach my fatherâ€™s office and knock twice.
â€œCome in Alex,â€ he calls from behind the door.
I push the heavy, brown door open and walk into his clean, black and white styled office. My father doesnâ€™t really like much color; he says itâ€™s too distracting to the mind. He needs to be focused when making business deals instead of admiring the color red or blue.
â€œAhâ€¦ son, what can I do for you?â€ He gets up from behind the desk and walks over to where Iâ€™m standing. He offers me his hand and I shake it with a firm grip.
â€œI needed to ask a huge favor. I know I have used them all up over the years but this is a matter of life or death. I need to know if you have any connections with PIâ€™s or ex military men.â€ I address him with full seriousness. This is Louiseâ€™s life I have in my hands and I need to know if she is alive.
â€œYes, I do have a few men I trust on my team for when I want things done or people silenced. What do you need them for?â€ He goes around his desk, sits on the big black office chair and crosses his arms over his chest.
â€œWell, Louise Carter, the woman you told me to stay away from. She is missing and her best friend is worried that she has gone back to her ex boyfriend.â€ I take a seat opposite from him and mimic his actions, with the arms crossed.
â€œOh, so you want to use men with utmost experience to know where this woman is. Donâ€™t you think you could just hack her phone and get her location? What if she doesnâ€™t want to come back?â€ he asks, raising his eyebrows and cocks his head to the side to study me.
â€œNo, that is not what I want them for, I donâ€™t see why I should explain why but since I am using your resources,â€ I go ahead and tell him about Louiseâ€™s ex boyfriend being the in a biker gang, how he was abusive towards her and how she is in danger, but I donâ€™t have the man power to take on her ex and whoever else might be there.
â€œOkayâ€¦ I see how you need my help. Let me call around and see if I can gather a team for you. Iâ€™m sorry this has happened to you son. I didnâ€™t like Jackie but if this is the girl you want, then go get her.â€ He gives me another look before he picks up his phone and starts dialing someone.
With that, I walk towards the door and send up a silent prayer. I need to visit a church or cut out this praying shit. I know she will be safe. My precious is a fighter and her strength is pure. I know just the thing to get her when I see her again.