It was a warm summer night. Emma was having trouble. As she began flicking the pages through her diary, there was a bizarre noise. She went to the window but saw nothing.
Everything happened so quickly; she woke up to realise that she wasn’t in school anymore. She was sitting on a chair, surrounded by darkness, all tied up.
Gradually the lights came on, and the two voices turned to look at Emma.
“How do you know my name?” Emma asked.
“We’re your parents, Emma.” They explained.
“Aaawww! How sweet, a family reunion! I’m sorry but you aren’t going to be leaving.” A vile voice came from behind them.
“Who are you?” Emma questioned.
“Emma…Emma… Emma! I am your uncle Edward – your dad’s step brother. He probably hasn’t told you about his step brother. Has he, Anne?”
“Thomas, it isn’t true is it?” Anne asked.
“I never liked to talk about my step brother,” Thomas began, looking at the floor. Edward left the room cackling.
As Thomas spoke, the girls were onto something clever. Emma was cutting her mother’s rope with her nails. Now that Anne’s hands were free, she untied Emma’s hands. They then untied their feet and started on Thomas.
By the time Thomas had finished his confession they were all free. He looked up at them. His facial expression changed instantly from sadness to surprise.
“Where do you think you’re going?” said a familiar voice.
They all turned and exclaimed “Edward!” looking at one another. In front of Emma was a rope. She looked around for ideas. Quickly she pulled the rope which was under Edward’s feet.
“Please come… we have a kidnapper in an alley…” Anne spoke into her phone.
There was a big thud and then the police kicked down the door. “Where is the kidnapper?” an officer ordered. The police hand-cuffed Edward and led him out. Happily the family walked out of the door reunited.