Steve smiled as he pulled up outside of his house after he caught a glimpse of the silver engagement ring he and Tommy had purchased that very morning. It was now late afternoon and after the loving night he’d spent with his boyfriend… no… fiancé, the night before Steven was no longer worried about returning home as Tommy continued on with his tour. He hummed happily as he entered the house and locked the door behind him.
“Hi babies!” he called to his dogs as they barked, glad to have thier master home, dropping his keys onto the couch, Steve flung himself down and kicked off his shoes, relaxed and happy.
Until his eyes saw the plain brown envelope sitting on his coffee table on top of yesterday’s mail, his face fell as he reached a shaking hand towards it, hoping beyond hope that it was yesterday’s envelope.
No such luck.
He let out a breath he hadn’t known he was holding before opening the letter and pulling out the plain white paper again.
Why did you call the police? I would never harm you; I merely want to observe your sweet face for a short while longer.
You should’ve stayed put sweetheart but instead you ran off. To terrific Tommy instead, tell me Steven what astounding qualities could that fool possibly possess that I don’t? Hmm darling? You could’ve saved his life and stayed at home, it’s not a difficult request Steven!
The blonde shivered as the words sank in, making a mental note to ring Tommy, he glanced back at the page as his phone began to ring.
Steven my dear, answer the phone.
Steve squeaked in terror as the ringing stopped and began again, his eyes moved to the next line.
Pick up the phone Steven.
A shaking hand reached for the handset
“Hi darling, oh how I’ve ached to hear your voice again” a husky male voice crooned, filling Steve’s head.
“How did you get my number?”
“Angel, we’re lovers, I know everything about you”
“Don’t hurt Tommy, please”
“Love, I made it very clear to you, tell anyone and they get hurt”
“NO! Please don’t hurt him! ...I’ll do anything!”
There was a small pause before the voice returned with a silky edge to it,
“Anything… please… I’m begging you! Don’t hurt him” Steve whimpered, his voice on the verge of tears, there was another pause before H answered
“But I’ve already started”
“Wha…What? No! no please!” the blonde yelled, tears in full flow as the line went dead, grabbing his mobile he shakily dialled Nikki.
“Nikki, it’s me, where’s Tommy?”
“Um, I’m not sure man, I’ll have a look around and call you yeh?”
“Okay but please hurry”
“Don’t panic dude, I’m sure he’s fine” a click sounded as Nikki put the phone down, the blonde waited a moment before ringing Tommy.