.... I had thrown myself in the bathroom when I heard footsteps approaching the bedroom, fearing for the worst but when it was a known associate frantically searching for me, I reentered my bedroom and followed her out.
I was stunned to my core when I saw our mutual friend being held at gunpoint and being threatened that she’d be strangled to death if we didn’t submit to the abductor’s demands.
Because fear was heavy in the air, my whole body had been taken over in numbness when I woke up to the dark room but for a small lamp.
I took a deep breath to calm my nerves and returned to my sleep.