The Greatest Escape Ever (pt 5) ~ “Special Oath of Silence…” ~ by Bentley Bryant

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The Greatest Escape Ever (pt 5) ~ “Special Oath of Silence…” ~ by Bentley Bryant

Oath of Silence

Araya was super happy to have her missing flyers of OsKar done. The flyer itself was, ironically, lime green. Araya’s Mom was one of the best Graphic Artists in the state and she wanted to do her Baby Girl proud. She made sure to add Araya’s ‘touch’ to it, by adding a new picture of OsKar that Araya had drawn. Araya had been asking her Parents all day about going out and hanging the flyers around the City, but they convinced her that it would probably be wise to now concentrate on getting the word out via Social Media. Using this method would ensure that they maximized the word across the City, State, Country and World. As they figured, Araya really liked the sound of that. ‘So even the President will know, huh?’ asked Araya. ‘Of course, Honey,’ reassured her Mom, ‘even the President will know about OsKar.’ With that, the 3 of them spent most of the day creating a website, adding pictures and information about their missing Pet. Araya insisted that they use the drawings that she’d done of OsKar, and since she had a ton of them, her Parents honored her wishes.

Since the Family only had the internet and no cable, they had no idea of the mayhem going on in the City, was actually related to OsKar in one way or another. In fact, all of the Top Stories would eventually link back to him. The bum found in the alley right beside the BCCC Building a few days ago, chest down and face up, started the news frenzy aland it seemed to continue to grow from that point. Special Investigators had been assigned to the cases surrounding OsKar and beginning with the damage that was done to the bum, the figured they were looking for a very large and dangerous individual.

Although, being a City that was riddled day and night with crime, even in his condition, publicly another dead bum didn’t raise many eyebrows of the locals. Sadly, there were quite a few people that felt a sense of ‘Good Riddance’ for the poor fella; however, the 2 city workers that were found with both of their necks crushed, several hundred yards away, down in the sewers, did catch people’s attention. Everyone within a 1,000 plus miles, actually. Of the 2 hefty men, one was divorced from a rebound after breaking up with his High School Sweetheart. His Ex-Wife, who was still very close to him even though the 2 didn’t have any kiddos was still in shock from hearing the news of his gruesome death. The other worker, a new hire with the city had just completed his 90 day probationary period and was doing quite well on the gig, his first after graduating with Honors from a local High School.

He, a Bright-eyed and Bushy-tailed kind of fella, had actually expressed that this was his dream job and everyone knew it. He began planning his career at a young age. In High School, he took a special interest in Shop and mastered all of his Electrician Classes. He became the Instructor’s Apprentice early on in the 9th Grade, but he did have an advantage over his classmates. His dad was a Master Electrician for as far back as he could remember. He had begun helping his dad at an even younger age and worked with him on small projects for years against his Mom’s wishes.

You have to figure, though, this gave him a slight edge over pretty much everyone else taking the High School course. Being that both men were rather hefty, the Special Investigators began to link the similarities of the unfortunate demise of both men to that of the bum. There were 2 similarities in both cases that the Investigator’s took note too: 1) All 3 men were strangled before dying and 2) There were no fingerprints found on the victims… anywhere. There weren’t even any prints found anywhere in the area of the crime scenes, other than the victim’s own which was a very puzzling detail in both cases. Bizarre. There were a few who initially thought that the deaths were the work, of perhaps organized crime gangs, but the fact that no prints were found diminished those thoughts quickly. Even the most organized crews left some sort of clues even when they were trying not to. All in all, the city lost 2 great workers that day.

Not having any prints to go on, there was one connecting clue in all 3 deaths that caused a need for the Special Investigators, the Coroner and those performing the autopsies to take a Special Oath of Silence. The findings were just that…creepy. So disturbing, in fact, that none of those who knew of this finding shared it with anyone else, to include family, spouses, significant others, you name it. Several of them even had nightmares for the first time in their careers. Those nightmares would keep them up far beyond the beginning of the whole investigation.

The silence, as it was Code-Named, was so secretive that anyone that talked about it or was even overheard talking about it, was immediately terminated. Only 1 person violated this understanding within the Department. She, a Veteran, had only confirmed the questions of a nosy desk cop not even remotely connected to the ongoing investigation. The whispering happened on a Monday morning and by Tuesday evening, both women had been terminated. The following Friday both women were found dead from alleged suicides. The FBI Agent who had confirmed the questions was found with an alleged self-inflicted gunshot wound to the back of her head. The nosy desk cop was found in her garage, closed in, with her SUV running and had been there for 3 days before she was found. The full tank of gas and handcuffing both risks to the steering wheel ensured that she finished the job successfully. No prints were found in their cases, either.

Bentley Bryant
Bentley Bryant
Hello Readers, I am originally from a small town in South GA where everyone loves a good story. I now reside in AZ with my Wife and our 2 daughters, who are very supportive of my efforts here on WereWoofs. Being a movie buff (along with spending a number of years in the Military and Prison System, as a Senior Correctional Officer) I've seen and experienced, a lot of things that I equate to a good story. Writing about these various events, and adding a bit of mystery, comedy, suspense, horror and intrigue comes natural. I'm not sure if I have a specific 'genre,' but for now, it seems, most of my stories will be suspenseful and spooky, with elements of real life events that I have personally experienced. It is my hope that you enjoy reading my stories as much as I enjoy writing them. HappySpookyReading! Bentley Bryant

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