FRIDAY FICTION with RONOVAN WRITES Prompt Challenge #9 – Judy and John – The Lesson
Part 1 is John and Judy.
Part 2 is The Honeymoon
Part 3 is The Flight
Part 4 is The Hospital Under Siege
Part 5 is Love me Tender
Part 6 is Thanksgiving Dinner
Part 7 is The Newborn
Part 8 is Recovery From Birth
Part 9 is The Lesson
“Judy and John – The Lesson”
by Teresa Smeigh January 2016
Horrified at the turn of events, Judy and John sit for a minute and comfort each other.
Once they are rescued they head out to John’s recon plane. John gets Gina and Warrior (her German Shepherd) and heads for the nearest firing range.
“John, calm down, dad taught Cindy and I how to shoot when we were little girls.”
“Ok, give Cindy a call and get her over here. She just became part of the mission and you both need to practice.”
While Judy was calling Cindy, John told Gina what he wanted and then decided the outdoor range would be better. They needed to practice on moving targets since they already knew how to shoot.
Gina and Warrior went outside to set up. Judy returned and said Cindy was happy to help out and was only minutes away.
Once she arrived he showed her and Judy the outside range.
Cindy was reading a book, barely listening. “Yo, Cindy! Pay attention!”
“Wait John, listen to this. Ticks and tocks of essential time, sink the spirits lower than wine. What do you think it means?”
“What are you reading Cindy?”
“A spell book, I love magic.”
“Cindy, magic will not bring Michael back, please pay attention.”
“Cindy please, we have to rescue Michael, Mom and Dad, I know Mom wouldn’t have done that if not coerced into it.”
“Ok, already, let’s get this over with. What is this anyhow?”
“An outdoor course with moving targets of good and bad guys. Watch Gina she will run through it twice and then you two try.”
Once John was satisfied that they were trained well enough, he loaded everyone up and headed to the plane. By then word had gone out to everyone to return to the plane for a mission. A cheer went up. They couldn’t wait to get back to duty.
They were shocked to hear what the orders were. No one had realized the baby had been kidnapped and worse, by the grandmother. It was explained that they had taken her husband, David, and that she had to bring the baby to get him back. The group that took the baby were positive he was theirs because Judy had a boyfriend in the group when she and John met.
It didn’t sound like they would harm the baby, but once they had him in their possession they may decided to kill both Joan and David as unnecessary witnesses to the kidnapping.
As they took off they started to try and figure out where they might have gone. Judy was quiet while every one talked.
“Australia,” Judy said. “Near an old Boab tree.”
“How do you know this Judy?”
“Because, they always talked about the old land in Australia and this big old Boab tree that was nearby,” Cindy and Judy said together.
The plane was turned towards Australia and every one settled in for a long ride.