I was sitting in my office when suddenly my cell phone started to ring.
"Annie Walker… Annie Walker," my cell phone announced.
When I heard that I immediately picked up my phone and said, "Yes, Annie?"
"I'm coming in, with Simon," she replied.
Now when she said that she was coming in I was relieved. That's because it meant that she would be safe soon.
"Good, I'll see you both soon, then," I said.
"Was that pun intended, Aug?" She asked with a laugh.
"Yes, it was. I was to make you laugh because after the day you've had you could sure use a laugh."
"Yeah, I did. Thanks."
She was silent for moment and during that time I heard faint footsteps coming into the room on Annie's end of the call. I recognized the footsteps but it took me a moment to register who the footsteps belonged to. It shocked me because the footsteps belonged to… Lena.
All I could think was, what the hell is she doing there?
Apparently Annie was wondering the same thing because almost immediately after I thought that she asked Lena a question.
"Lena, what are you doing here?"
Now, before Annie asked that she had moved the phone away from her ear, but that didn't mean I couldn't hear her still. Actually, I could still hear everything.
Instead of answering Annie I heard silence from Lena, until I heard the sound of two gunshots being fired.
"SI-!" Annie started to shout Simon's name, but was cut off by not only to more gunshots, but by her own cry of pain.
"ANNIE! ANNIE!" I yelled and my phone.
Now when I didn't get a response. I immediately grabbed my office phone and dialed 911. I told the operator Annie's name and address and said that I was a friend who was on the phone with her when she and another person were shot at her house. The operator informed me that paramedics were on their way to her house and knowing that I hung up with the operator.
After I had done that I picked up my electronic cane and ran to Joan's office.
"Joan!" I said with urgency the moment I got there.
"What is it, Auggie?" She asked with genuine concern in her voice probably stemming from the look on my face.
"It's Annie, she's been shot, Simon Fischer too," I replied.
"By who and why?"
"Lena, and I have no idea why."
She was silent, and I thought it was shock because I said that Lena shot Annie.
"First of all, how do you know?" Joan said after her silence.
"I was on the phone with Annie when she told me she was coming back in with Simon, when I heard Lena's footsteps in Annie asked her what she was doing there," I told Joan.
"That bitch, I'm gonna call Arthur and tell him what Lena did and that she might be the traitor. And then you and I are gonna go down to Georgetown Hospital and we're gonna make sure that Lena doesn't get the chance to do this again and that Annie is gonna be just fine, just like we both know that she will be."
"Okay," I said as I sat down.
Well, Joan called Arthur my mind wandered to more depressing thoughts, like what if Annie doesn't make it? That was the only one that I could seem to think of because at this point, it was the most important question to me, and is my greatest fear right now. It was my greatest fear because I could possibly lose my best friend, and I couldn't imagine what it would be like with out her. And that's when I made one of the biggest realizations in my life. That realization said I needed Annie Walker.
"You called 911 right?" Joan asked me pulling me out of my thoughts.
"Of course I did, Joan. I'm blind, not an idiot," I snapped as reply.
Joan knew why I snapped, she seemed to be able to read my thoughts.
"She's gonna make it Auggie. She's Annie Walker, she fights until she wins," Joan reassured me.
I knew she was right, but I still couldn't help but worry. After all, Annie is my best friend and what kind of best friend would I be if I didn't worry about her.
I hope you all like this. If so, please show me in some way. If not, oh well, you don't need to tell me that it sucked. Just keep that to yourself, if that's what you thought about it.