The Hostage Experience-Part 1

A/N-Number 4 in the Maxine and Cassie series.

It was the day after Christmas. Maxine and Cassie were wearing the new dresses and shoes they had gotten for Christmas, which had been quite warm. However, it was raining on this day, so the girls were sitting in two chairs in the kitchen in their dresses and shoes staring out at the rain through the kitchen window.

"Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day." The girls said sadly. The rain had started out lightly, but it promptly got heavy. Soon, it was coming down in sheets and thundering. All the girls could do was sit in their chairs and watch the storm unfold. All of a sudden, there was a knock at the front door.

"Open up!" yelled a voice the girls did not recognize.

"Should we open the door?" asked Maxine.

"I don't know." answered Cassie. "That sounds like a stranger, and I don't think we're allowed to open the door to strangers." Maxine said "I think he means business, though." So Cassie got up out of her chair to open the door. Standing right in front of her was a man dressed in jeans, a dark sweater, and he had a gold tooth.

"Can I help you?" asked Cassie.

"Nobody move! This is a holdup!" yelled the man. Maxine then got up from her chair and was standing behind her sister.

"What's going on here?" asked Maxine. At that moment, the man pulled out a gun and stepped inside and closed the door.

"Do as I say and I won't shoot!" yelled the man. "Both of you to the basement. Now!" he demanded. The girls did as they were told. There were two chairs in the basement.

"Sit!" yelled the man. The girls sat down in the chairs. The man then took out a rope. Since the chairs were touching each other directly, the man placed both girls' hands behind their backs and tied them together with the rope. He did the same thing to their legs before putting the rope away.

"What are you going to do to us?" asked Maxine.

Nothing if you keep your mouth quiet." answered the man. He then took out a piece of duct tape and taped it over their mouths. The man left to watch some TV. The girls tried squirming and kicking, but to no avail. The girls were stuck in the chairs tied together. How will they get out of this? Find out in Part 2.

To Be Continued