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Chapter Thirty-Six

Chapter Thirty-Six

Jacob finished up some paperwork and headed over to Jaxon’s house. He knocked on the door and Sarah answered the door.

“Oh hey Detective Alexander, how are you?”

Jake chuckled. “Sarah, call me Jake.”

Sarah laughed. “All right Jake, come on in. Jax will be happy to see you.” Sarah walked over to the stairs and hollered up the stairs. “Jax, Jake is here!”

“All right Sarah, I’ll be right down.”

A few minutes later, Jax came down the stairs and gave Jake a big hug. “What’s up, Jake?”

“Just came by to check on your both, and to ask Sarah a few questions. We have a break in the case and just needed to run a few things by her.”

“Sure thing Jake. Are you up to that Sarah?”

Sarah nodded, and all three of them sat down at the table.

“So Sarah, how long were you kept at the complex before we came and got you and Jax?”

“Truthfully, I don’t know. I was keeping track, but then I stopped caring because I didn’t think anyone was going to find me.”

“When Sophia and I were rounding up the last of the suspects we found a little 8 year old girl in one of the back rooms there. Do you know anything about her?”

Sarah looked shocked. “That girl is still alive? I’m glad to hear you found her. Is she okay?”

Jake nodded. “Yeah, she is doing well. She was a little dehydrated when we found her, but she is doing well now.”

“Good. I’m really glad to hear it. It’s really sad what happened to her and her mother.”

Jax looked at Sarah. “Why didn’t you tell me about her?”

Sarah took Jax’s hand and looked at her. “I was told the child had died right before they brought you. I didn’t think there was any reason to tell you. And besides, the boss didn’t let anyone talk about it. If you did, that was the end of you.”

“I think I need to have another talk with Marshall.”

Sarah looked over at Jake. “May I ask you a question, Jake?”

“Of course Sarah, ask away.”

“How did you know to ask me about the little girl?”

“Rayne told me you told her about what happened to her mother.”

Sarah perked up at the mention of her name. “So she does have a name. Every time I was told to go and check on her, I asked her what her name was, but she never told me. If fact, she never said a word to me.”

“My partner, Sophia, took the little one to her house to keep her safe, and her youngest daughter Faith named her Rayne. Faith is the one who got her to talk. Rayne said that her mother never named her, just called her, ‘Her little Angel.”

“I’m glad she is being looked after.” Sarah paused. “Do you think she would let me see her?”

“I’m not sure. I’ll call Soph and ask her if it would be okay. So, how are you two doing?”

Jax looked at Sarah, then back to Jake. “We are hanging in there, taking one day at a time.”

“Have you seen your family yet, Sarah?”

Sarah looked down before answering. “I haven’t yet Jake, and I just can’t. I tried to go back home. I tried calling them, but I just couldn’t. I have been gone for so long. I don’t even consider them family anymore. I mean, I didn’t think I would ever get away from that awful place. Jax is the only one I consider family. She was there for me, and she is the only one who knows what I have been through.”

Jake nodded. “I understand where you are coming from Sarah. When someone I loved was taken from me, I didn’t know if I could ever feel at home anywhere or with anyone ever again. I hope you give them at least a chance someday. But don’t rush it, it will all come eventually.”

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