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Careful what you wish for (standard:adventure, 3373 words)
Author: vcoeaoAdded: Jul 04 2010Views/Reads: 2422/2477Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A woman becomes bored with her life but when she is picked to a the foreperson of a jury, her life takes a turn.
 



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get their father acquitted.   Boyfriends, Tony and Johnny, were helping 
with the plan.  “The first part of the plan is going to be kidnapping 
one of the main witnesses so she won't be able to testify.  I was 
thinking about the bank's accountant, Terry Baugh,” stated Tony.  
“Sounds good to me, and the second part should be taking someone from 
the jury,” answered Wanda.  “Did you notice the foreperson on the 
jury?”  asked Jackie. “Doesn't Aunt Mary look almost exactly like that 
woman?   We should replace that woman with Aunt Mary!” 

Over the next several days, Ginger and her fellow jurors heard opening
arguments and evidence from both sides.  The state began to present the 
case against the Dominic crime family by calling some witnesses and 
showing evidence to the jury. The jury convened for a lunch break, and 
the main witness was going to be the last one to testify for the day.  
Then the jury would be able to deliberate. 

Terry was 46 years old, very petite, immaculately dressed and quite
striking with her shiny brown hair and large green eyes.  The weather 
was beautiful, and she decided to walk to the courthouse which was just 
a short distance away from her hotel. As she walked down the street, 
she passed a white panel van.  Tony and Johnny were hiding in the van 
dressed in black outfits with black ski masks. The van door opened, and 
it took Tony only seconds to step out and grab Terry. She was startled 
and started to scream but he quickly clamped his right hand over her 
mouth, and wrapped his left arm around her body, and dragged her back 
into the van. 

With Terry face down on the carpet, Johnny quickly took out a black
cloth and forced the cloth between Terry's lips, then tied the ends 
behind her head. He took out a black zip-tie and tied her hands behind 
her back and used another to bind her ankles together. 

“Part One is done. We're en-route to the house” Tony telephoned Wanda. 

The van pulled into the garage where Tony carried Terry into the house
and placed her on the floor. They cut off Terry's zip-ties and helped 
her to the restroom. Once Terry finished with the restroom, she was led 
over to a straight back wooden chair located in the back bedroom.  
Terry was seated on the chair with her hands behind the chair. Tony 
took white nylon rope and tied Terry's wrists together then looped 
around the back of the chair which pulled Terry's hands against the 
chair. Next, he looped rope above and below her breasts securing her to 
the chair. He bound her ankles and knees together, then ran a piece of 
rope from her ankles to a rung of the chair immobilizing her feet.  
They wouldn't have to worry about her for quite a while. 

Back at the courthouse, everyone was waiting on Terry to show up but she
never made it. They called the hotel and her cell phone but received no 
answer.  DA Robert Minchello stood up and told the judge, “My witness 
has not arrived yet your honor.   If she shows at a later time, I 
reserve the right to call her to testify”.  An uneasy feeling washed 
over DA Minchello, and he whispered to his assistant to send someone to 
find her. 

The judge agreed to the motion and then gave instructions to the jury
and sent them to the jury room to deliberate on the evidence they'd 
heard. Most of the jurors stated that they did not believe the state 
had proven their case and wanted to acquit the defendant. The only 
holdout was Ginger, and she kept insisting that he was guilty. At four 
o'clock, the jury told the judge that they were unable to come to a 
decision today, so the judge dismissed them with the usual cautions 
about discussing the case with anyone.  They would reconvene tomorrow 
to continue deliberations. 

Wanda received a telephone call from one of the other jurors, “Just
wanted to call and tell you that the lone holdout for acquittal is the 
foreperson – the older looking redhead”. 

“Thank you, you'll be well compensated for that information” answered
Wanda then hung up the phone. Wanda called Tony and Johnny and said 
“Looks like we have to execute part two of the plan. The foreperson is 
a holdout, and if there is a hung jury, then we'd have to do this all 
over again”. 

Janine had given Ginger a ride back to the hotel.  As they walked toward
the elevator, the two made plans to meet for dinner and didn't notice 
Wanda and Jackie following them to the elevator. Wanda and Jackie, with 
a bag slung over her shoulder, followed the women up to their rooms and 
then continued down the hall like they were going to their rooms. 

Janine and Ginger exited the hotel elevator to their rooms, and Ginger
said “I'm going to lie down for a bit. This day was emotionally 
draining. I'll come to your room in a little while so we can head out 
to dinner”. 

“Ok, sounds great” answered Janine. 

Wanda and Jackie moved to the alcove at the end of the hallway and began
discussing their options to get into Ginger's room.  They heard a 
racket and looked around the corner to see two hotel maids dressed in 
uniforms beside a big supply closet a few doors down. 

Wanda made a telephone call, “Mary, it's Wanda, can you get down to the
hotel fast, we need to make our move”. 

Wanda and Jackie approached the maids at the walk-in closet and started
to make small talk with them.  Wanda quickly pulled a gun and motioned 
for them to move into the closet and be quiet. It was tight quarters 
with all four in the closet, but Wanda and Jackie managed to undress 
and truss up the maids and tie their hands tied behind their backs, and 
bind their ankles and knees with black zip-ties and stuff cloth into 
their mouths.  They finished the process by putting strips of gray duct 
tape over their mouths. “Don't worry ladies, it won't be for long” 
Wanda told her bound and gagged captives. A few minutes later, Wanda 
and Jackie were finishing putting on the maid's uniform and shoes and 
ready to meet Aunt Mary. 

They waited only a short time before Mary showed up with her newly red
hair.  Her makeup matched Ginger's, and she was dressed in a black 
pants suit, white blouse and her green eyes were dancing with nervous 
anticipation. 

Wanda and Jackie wheeled the laundry cart down to Ginger's room and
knocked on the door.  “Housekeeping, we need to drop off some new 
towels and tidy up your room,” Wanda said quietly as she opened up the 
door with her passkey. 

Wanda and Jackie tiptoed into the room and saw that Ginger was lying on
her back with her hands clasped on her chest, sleeping quietly. Wanda 
quickly opened the door again and allowed Mary to come into the room. 
The three women tiptoed over to Ginger's bed. Wanda went to the top of 
the bed while Jackie stayed at the bottom, and Mary stood over Ginger 
with a wadded up cloth. Ginger started to wake up when the women made 
their move. Wanda grabbed Ginger's wrists above her head while Jackie 
grabbed each of her ankles.  When Ginger started to realize what was 
happening, she opened her mouth to scream. As she opened her mouth, 
Mary stuck the wadded up cloth into her mouth then clamped her hand 
down on her mouth stifling her screams. 

“If you want to live, then shut up and stop struggling” Mary angrily
told her. Ginger's eyes were wide open because she was practically 
looking at her twin---a twin who had the beautiful green eyes that she 
had always wanted. Ginger nodded her head, and Mary flipped Ginger onto 
her back. “Oh, you're going to make it easy for me” Mary told Ginger as 
she pulled the scarf from Ginger's neck, twirled it into a band and 
used it to keep the gag in place. Wanda and Jackie worked to bind her 
hands behind her back and tie her at the knees and ankles. Then to 
finish it off, Mary blindfolded Ginger with a white cloth and started 
pulling off her few pieces of jewelry. 

Janine knocked on Ginger's door and called to her that she had decided
to come to her room instead and asked if she was ready to go and eat. 
Wanda and Jackie quickly hid in the closet and kept the door slightly 
ajar. Mary adjusted her voice to sound nasal like Ginger's and called 
out for Janine to give her just a minute.  Mary quickly put in brown 
contacts and put on Ginger's jewelry and opened the door.  Janine 
entered the room and sat down to adjust her shoe complaining it was 
pinching her toes.  She began to speak with the imposter about their 
dinner choices and what restaurants sounded good.  Throughout the 
conversation, Janine felt there was something different about Ginger, 
something not quite right.  Mary told Janine that her makeup was 
smudged and she should go to the bathroom to fix it before they went 
out.  As Janine approached the bathroom door, a white cloth with a 
sweet smell, was clamped over her mouth. Janine began to frantically 
struggle but Wanda kept the pressure on until Janine finally passed 
out. 

Jackie wheeled the laundry cart over to the bed and all three women
hoisted Ginger from the bed into the cart then placed Janine inside the 
cart beside her. Before placing some sheets over them, Wanda bent down 
and whispered into Ginger's ears, “If you make any sounds, we will kill 
you and your family, do you understand?” Ginger nodded in agreement 
then the pile of sheets covered them up. 

Wanda and Jackie wheeled the laundry cart out of the room and into the
elevator. People were going about their daily business inside the hotel 
as Ginger and Janine were wheeled out back to a waiting van. Wanda and 
Jackie smiled as they wheeled the cart towards the door knowing that 
nobody knew they had a mature redheaded woman bound and gagged inside 
along with a nice looking attorney. 

Wanda opened the back door of the van and wheeled the cart up the ramp
and into the van.  Wanda jumped in the back with them while Jackie 
jumped in the driver's seat and sped away towards the house on the 
outskirts of town. While they were driving, Wanda quickly placed black 
zip-ties around Janine's wrists, and ankles then placed a white cloth 
around her mouth for a gag and blindfolded her. 

Once they arrived at the house, Wanda and Jackie wheeled the cart into
the garage where they were met by Tony and Johnny who were wearing 
their black ski masks.  They removed the sheets from the cart and 
lifted Ginger and the semi-conscious Janine from the bin onto a bed 
inside a bedroom and then untied them and took their blindfolds off. 
“Now, use the bathroom and cooperate so you won't get hurt” Tony told a 
scared Ginger and Janine. 

Tony and Johnny marched Ginger into another room where she let out a
gasp as she saw Terry sitting in a chair bound and gagged. Ginger was 
pushed down in a chair next to Terry and placed her hands behind her 
back. Tony tied her hands together, then to the back of the chair. He 
wrapped rope above and below Ginger's chest, then he tied rope around 
Ginger's ankles and knees, immobilizing her feet like Terry's. Next, 
they brought Janine into the room and made her lie face down on the 
floor, crossed her legs then tied rope around her ankles. Then they 
tied her left wrist to her right ankle and her right wrist to her left 
ankle.   Janine was oddly calm at being tied up like this because it 
was almost like being back in Yoga class, and she was double jointed so 
the stretch wasn't painful. 

The next day, they jury began to deliberate again, this time with a fake
juror. During deliberations, “Ginger” made a complete 180 degree turn 
from guilty to not guilty. The jury came back into the courtroom, and 
"Ginger", stood up and stated, “We the jury find the defendant, not 
guilty of all charges.” 

The defendant turned around and made eye contact with Wanda and Jackie
then smiled. It took a couple hours for the jail to release Louis 
Dominic but there were hugs all around once he was released. Wanda 
called Tony and Johnny at the house and advised them that dear ole Dad 
had been released and to meet them at the pre-determined location. 

Tony and Johnny, still wearing their black ski masks, walked back into
the room where their three bound and gagged captives were located. “Our 
objective has been achieved, so we bid you a fond farewell; sorry for 
the rope and gag ensemble but we need time to get away,” Tony told the 
women. Johnny walked over to Terry to make sure every piece of rope and 
cloth were tight and was going to the others next but Johnny kept 
yelling for him to come on. He left and the women heard a car start and 
roar away and then there was nothing but silence and their desperation. 


There they were; a valuable witness, the foreperson of the jury and a
high-priced attorney all bound and gagged---unable to move a muscle or 
scream. Ginger and Terry began trying to hop around on the chairs but 
realized the chairs might tip over causing more harm. The ladies moaned 
and groaned through their gags but all that came out was muffled 
sounds.  Janine started wriggling around and was able to roll over to 
Ginger and position herself at the back of Ginger's chair. Realization 
hit and Ginger leaned over so her chair fell to the ground and she was 
back-to-back with Janine.  They were able to get their hands together, 
and over the next couple of hours, Ginger untied one of Janine's wrists 
while Terry sat in her chair bound and gagged mewing encouragement. 
Once Janine's wrist became free, she was able to move her body around 
to untie her other wrist which caused her feet to fall free. She pulled 
the cloth from her mouth and stood up and stretched. Then she went over 
and untied Terry and Ginger from their respective chairs. As the ropes 
fell to the floor, Ginger began to untie her ankles and remove the 
cloth from her mouth while realizing just how good a boring life could 
be. She said, “I guess the trial is over and Dominic is a free man, but 
at least nobody got hurt”. “Don't worry, his time will come” answered 
Janine. All three women hugged each other then called the authorities 
to tell them of their ordeal. 

Aunt Mary stood at the sink after shampooing the red from her hair,
smiling because her brother and nieces were on the way out of the 
country. Those idiots may never figure this one out she thought as the 
bathroom door burst open and police came in and pushed her to the wall 
to be cuffed.  The tell-tale bottle of red dye in the trash and the 
brown contacts in the container on the sink were going to make it 
really hard to talk her way out of this one. 


   


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