“He’s always given me the creeps and it’s been obvious he’s had a crush on me and he often crossed the line and I’ve always felt extremely uncomfortable around him for years.”

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“He’s always given me the creeps and it’s been obvious he’s had a crush on me and he often crossed the line and I’ve always felt extremely uncomfortable around him for years.”

“Crossed the line, how?”

“Oh, he’d show up at odd times and in places that I didn’t expect him. He always made it obvious that he wanted more of a relationship and when I gently told him it wasn’t going to happen, he’d get miserable.  I can’t define it, but it happened.  Then odd things happened around me to my things, to my friend’s things.”

“What sort of things?”

“If I showed pleasure in something, it often turned up unexpected on our front porch but if a male friend gave me something, I’d find it broken or smashed.”

“Have you told anyone about this, particularly the police?”

“He’s related and I don’t know as the local Sherriff would listen.”

“I see.”

“I’m sorry you’ve been going through that. Unnecessary, unwarranted.”

She stopped walking and continued her explanation, “The worst part was when odd things began happening after I moved to New York.  I’d feel I was being watched, that someone was following me around.  I felt eyes on me at odd times.” A shiver shook her as she continued, “At first, I put it down to the newness of New York and my surroundings.  As time went on, the feeling subsided.  Then one day, when I was walking back to my apartment, he was just there.  I don’t think he expected to see me, or perhaps that I’d see him, and he tried to pass it off, but several days later, I spotted him again.  I got the feeling that he’d been following me for some time.  I couldn’t prove it because I never managed to get a photograph, but I know it was him.”

“Your safe with me, Maggy.  I’ll keep an eye out and if need be, I’ll go to the authorities.  If they don’t listen, I have friends in low places.”  He smirked, intending to lighten her mood.  When she smiled, he said, “You expect something will come of our being seen together?”

“I’m sorry, I’m afraid I do.  I hate to involve you.  I’m sorry.  I should have asked first, it was such a spur of the moment thing that I…”

“You needn’t fret, Maggy. I’m up to the task and it’ll be alright.”

“Now that he’s seen us together, your property could be at risk.”

“I can handle myself, Maggy.”

13 thoughts on “Castlehaven By the Sea

  1. 🤔 it’s funny how he has bought that big house and knows her, she’s a gold digger and he realised that and dumped her, is this new man going to realise that she’s a bad un?

          1. Quite often they do. Every now and again I struggle with a plot or a character. Especially when it’s evil or criminal. I don’t have that bent so I have to work at it.

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