The boys, of course, were at least 100 feet ahead of Jameson and Jaiden, I was behind, but mostly because I was begging Justine to keep walking. The boys topped the hill and began shouting, "The car. The car. We see the car." Thank you GOD. Justine was crumbling as we prepared for the climb up this last hill. Despite my better judgement, I told Jaiden to stay with her on the side of the road. I would come right back with the car for both of them.
I climbed the top of the hill and rounded the next corner to find the boys jumping up and down saying, "We tricked you. We tricked you." There was no car. We were never going to find it. We were all going to die. If I could catch those boys, I'd kill them.I don't know if you know why they call it the Ozark Mountains, but it's because the hills are like freaking mountains. Up and Down. Steep. Repeat.