“Chapter 8.Secret Garden and Escape plan”
“Breaking out of this place won’t be easy, I need to be careful one false move could be the end?” Kroenen didn’t want me in any harm, though it won’t be easy to escape since my arm is still healing. And until my arm heals it looks like I have a while to plan my escape, for now I’ll accept Kroenen’s hospitality to me. He didn’t treat me like a prisoner or hostage in any matter, I was only locked in that room for a few hours. Before he unlocked the door I was still looking around I was happy that I wasn’t in a basement of someplace scary like I see in movies or TV shows, I was surprised that the room had a balcony so yeah I went out to see it. I had to Admit it was actually beautiful it wasn’t the only thing that was beautiful, under the balcony with a perfect large field I was also surprised to see how tall the building was it was twice the size of my house, it was old timey but in the good way it reminded me of a love scene in romance novels or in one of those old timey rick estates back around the early 19th century. I looked around the surrounded and saw that I was in the middle of nowhere, I don’t know if I’m still in the United States or not?
“Danica.” When I heard Kroenen’s voice from behind me it caused me to jolt in shock, I turned around and I was him standing in front of the entrance.
“I’m going to need to get use to Kroenen’s voice?” That’s what I thought to myself, then I saw him reach his hand out to me and he said
“I have something for you to see, I think you’ll love it?”
“I’ll love it, just what is he up too this time?” I thought that when I saw his hand that was reaching to me and I continued thinking
“And if I don’t accept, I don’t want to imagine it?” I lifted my good arm to his hand, when I barely placed my hand in his I saw him grasping my fingers with his. I noticed that he was walking to me and he barely walked past me he let go of my hand and stood behind me, I was a little worried and confused at the same time then I ask him
“Um Kroenen what are you doing?” Before I knew it he blind folded me, when he finished tying he placed both of his hands on my shoulders
“I said it was a surprise.”
“A surprise, blind folding is part of the surprise?” That’s what I thought right after he said that to me, I felt him taking my hand and he where started to walk, I heard the door open and he was leading me to what felt like a long hallway.
“Oh god what’s going to happen? What’s he going to do?” I couldn’t even begin what he’s planning, it could be anything? All I could think of what was going to happen, it felt like a while that he was leading me somewhere. When we stopped I heard him open a door that lead to the outside, I could hear the birds and feel the wind. Me and Kroenen walked for a while outside, it felt like we were walking through a labyrinth. When we stopped I asked him
“Kroenen just where are we?”
“Remember when you told me you wanted a garden?” that’s what he asked me and I said to him
“A garden? I think so back in middle school?”
“I think you’ll be question surprised how much I remember Danica? I sort of made this entire place for you.” I was surprised when he said that to me, when we stopped walked he took off my blind fold. I barely rubbed my eyes with my hand a few times, I stopped rubbing my eyes and opened them. I was so surprised and shocked at what I was looking at, it felt like I was in the Secret Garden this one has more flowers and herbs planets in several different areas. Kroenen got every details right, when I was in middle school I used to garden with my mom on weekends we would plants some flowers and grow herbs in pots. I once told Kroenen I always wanted my own secret garden like the one in the book but with much more plants and some herbs, I didn’t imagine that he would actually pull it off? I walked past Kroenen and I was looking around at the flowers, while I was looking I heard him say to me.
“Danica I believe this was the secret garden you dreamed off?” I was surprised to see a bush of blue roses and I said
“No way blue roses? These can’t be real?” I heard Kroenen answer my question
“They are, I developed them and I developed these as well?” When I turned to look at him I was so surprised, what I saw in Kroenen’s hand was a single stem of a rainbow color rose. Then I saw him crotch down to my level and he held the rose in front of me.
“I think I made it clear that I don’t want you to suffer in anyway my dear, all I want is for you to be happy.” I almost took the rose from him, then his other hand quickly grabbed mine and he continued speaking to me
“Danica I love you so much, I promise I won’t leave your side this time. And even if you try to run away I’ll find you, and lock you up if I haft too. I don’t wat to let you go.” I was a little worried and scared at the same time when he said that to me, if I was going to escape I really had to think of a plain or pray that detective Stewart would find me.
“For now it looks like I’ll haft to play along with this, I can’t make any mistakes and I can’t forget he kidnapped me I haft to be strong.” That’s what I thought to myself when I looked at the rose Kroenen gave me, not long after that Kroenen showed me around the garden. I could tell he was working in it for quite sometime. I was surprised he took a lot of time effort in this garden, just for me it got me wondering if he was planning this for a while? Kroenen showed me that they were even rare flowers in this garden, and when he showed them to me I was almost shocked. Holy basic flowers, botany, Silene tomentosa, even ghost orchids and fuchsias. He even showed me where the herbs where, and they were the types of herbs I liked. Basil, rosemary, mint, thyme, he also told me there where medical herbs as well to help heal my arm and my other injuries. So I saw him pick the herbs, I couldn’t tell what he was picking. After he was done the put the herbs in one of his pockets and he led me back to the building, or house for all I know?”
“I was blind folded when I got outside, now that I wasn’t I got a chance to see some of the inside. Everything was well furnished a little old timey around the 19th century, it felt like I was stepping threw time. Though Kroenen was over hundred years old and a former opera singer, he does have good taste I’ll give him that. I couldn’t help but imagine what his real face looks like I know he won’t show it to me, if he is addicted to surgery I picture most of his body covered in scars including his face. I doubt he had any hair due to his so called perfection, and his FORMER MASTER I imagined him horrible and heartless. Someone that gave up there humanity and freedom, I actually felt sorry for anyone else that followed him in his footsteps. I quickly noticed Kroenen taking my good arm and leading me back to the room where I woke up at, when he opened the door and we both walked in he placed me on the bed and said to me.
“I have a few remedies to heal your arm, I trust you won’t try anything?” to my response I nodded yes two times, when I stopped he gently rubbed the top of my head a few times as soon as his stopped he barely tilted my head forward and I felt my forehead touching the flat part of his gas mask where his mouth was.
“That’s my good girl.”
“Once that um awkward past, kroenen used the herbs he picked along with several other things to made type of scrub for my arm to heal. I didn’t want to argue so I let him untie my bandages and apply the medicine on my arm, I didn’t want to know what else he put in it felt warm and tingly. It’s crazy but it felt like it was actually working, like I said I’m not going to ask what else he put in it. I can tell he really wants my arm healed as much as I want it, and from what he told me he doesn’t want me badly hurt again. From the looks of it I’ll be trapped her for about a month at least, that should give me enough time for an escape plan. Now that I have more information on him it might help me out, knowing his background might be an advantage? At least that’s what I hope for?”