Amanda tried to find
Todd. It was odd that before his last visit he was where she looked for him.
Now it seemed that she could not find him anywhere.
She finally gave up
and went into her apartment. She closed the door and leaned up against it.
Amanda recounted the
encounter with Brian. She was usually good at reading people, but for some
reason, she couldn't read him at all. He seemed sincere, but she really
Perhaps, I'm second guessing myself too much,
She needed to tell
someone what happened.
Amanda grabbed her
phone, pulled up her contact for Trisha and texted, "Guess who paid me a
visit today?" She was about to send it, then hesitated.
Trisha was going to
be back in a few days. At the moment, she was probably chatting up a few
potential buyers. If she forgot to turn off the sound of her phone, it could be
a problem. Trisha may have been not so friendly lately, but that doesn't mean
Amanda could be rude.
Amanda let her phone
save the message to draft and pulled out her laptop. She set it on the table,
opened it, and loaded her browser. She thought about browsing, but her mind
kept going back to her meeting with Brian. She could have sworn she had seen him
Of course I've seen him before, Amanda
thought, countless of times at the coffee
shop. That wasn't it and she knew it. She had a déjà vu moment.
She sighed and went
onto her one of her social media accounts. She tried to find a way to get her
mind off the meeting.
She clicked on a
sponsored slideshow site of "50 photos of people behaving badly" but
instead of actually looking at the pictures, she mindlessly hit next. She had
too many questions. How was it possible that he was able to convince whoever
was in charge that it was okay to approach his victim? Why was he back in
California? Wasn't he tried in Vermont?
That last question
was somewhat stupid. She knew that she could have looked up the details of the
case and see what happened... Or maybe not. She vaguely remembered Trisha
mentioning something about the CIA.
Amanda blinked. She
was already on a new article called "10 CIA secrets Declassified."
She's seen this one. Heart attack gun, Mk-Ultra, the plans to Execute Hitler
when he was caught, among other similar conspiracies that may or may not have
been true. It was the internet after all.
My brain is playing tricks on me, She thought
and she clicked on a video site to see if she can find any real distractions.