Tuesday afternoon 02/02/2011
After being done with a project in the college, my mom came and picked me up with the car.
"We will go shopping today, the weather is excellent and we can enjoy our coffee to the mall. What you think?", my mom gave me a big smile.
"It sounds like fun mom.", I smirked sitting comfortably on the seat.
Shopping with mom was kinda boring but things starting becoming interesting when we went to the cafeteria of the mall.
"Did you hear about Erica?, mom said sipping her coffee.
"I'm trying to call her the last 3 days but I can't find her. I just hope she's fine.", I shrugged playing with my fingers all around the top of my milkshake glass.
"She got murdered darling. If I have more news I will let you know. It sounds complicated, I mean... she was a great person and your best friend. I'm sorry... I'm so sorry....", she said keeping a poker face.
In fact the tone of her voice was indifferent. It sounded like she didn't care much. I got frozen. I didn't know if I had to cry, I didn't know what to say. Just staying numb staring at her.
I stayed silent, my mom didn't seem to care much as she was texting to her phone. Erica knew a lot about the papers, about my research if I was adopted or not.
It's like someone was keeping an eye on her since she started the research. Then her being ra.ped outside my house. The masked man, the ra.pe, my feelings, everything so confusing in my mind.
My cell rang, it was Enrico. I winced as I answered the phone.
"Hey beautiful, how are you doing today? Did you hear the news about Erica? I'm sorry babe but well that's life. One of my friends is a cop and told me that the case has to do with some papers. It was one of her clients I suppose....", he kept rambling.
"I'm busy Enrico, I have to hang up.", I replied bluntly.
"Mom, I don't feel very well, let's go home please.", I sighed deeply.
"Uhm, ok darling as you wish.", she got up and hugged me tight.
One thought was tripping in my mind again and again till we arrived home "The nightmare just began."