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Chapter 5 & 6 of my story!!

Chapter 5 

Funeral

Sarah woke up early on the morning of the funeral. She looked at the clock knowing she didn’t need to be anywhere until noon she tired to go back to sleep but she couldn’t. Before she could get up and get the kids prepared for the day ahead of them her third youngest daughter Penny crawled in bed with her. Penny could see the tears in her moms eyes and she didn’t like it one bit. Her mom was always the strongest person in her life. Her mom was the one that always held everyone together even when she was falling apart herself. But today Penny knew her mom couldn’t handle her and her siblings fighting or much of anything really.
“Mom? Are we going to be able to make it through today?”. Sarah looked at her daughter then kissed her forehead.
“Yes, as long as we all stick together sweetie”. Penny smiled which Sarah hadn’t seen her do in days.
“Okay mom, well you look tired you should take a nap I’ll ask Jackson to make us all breakfast”. Sarah smiled and hugged her tight
“No I think you should cuddle with me for an hour or so, and then we’ll get up and make breakfast together for anyone else”.
Finally after Penny, Sarah was able to fall asleep easily for about an hour. And for the first time in weeks she didn’t have any nightmares at all.

When Sarah woke up for the second time she looked at her daughter and thought to herself, she should fall asleep with her kids more often they’re better then the dream catcher hanging from her ceiling. She got up slowly and carefully trying not to wake Penny knowing that she desperately needed rest because today was going to be an extremely hard day especially for her kids. Wandering in the kitchen she spotted a note on the kitchen table from Sean. Reading the letter Sarah started to cry because it was so sweet.

Dear mom,
I just wanted to say that I love you even though you’ve been sad lately because of what happened to dad. I’m sure you miss him as much as all of us do, which is normal. I also wanted to say that me and my brothers and sisters are always going to be here for you no matter what. If you ever need a shoulder to cry on just come to one of us and at least one shoulder will be free, I don’t know which one but its okay they’re both the same. Anyway I hope this made you feel a little better mom I wrote it thinking it would cheer you up and I hope it did. I love you, and I’ll see you in the morning.
-Love, Sean

Two hours later Sarah and her big family were in the car on there way to Todd’s funeral. It was hard but they all believed that if they stuck together that they would be okay, and that they wouldn’t break down. They pulled into the church parking lot and before getting out they just sat there for a few minutes to scared to get out too scared to face anyone right away. Little Jake was the first person to get out of the car, he admitted that he was scared but he knew that they had to face their fears or they would never be able to go on with there lives. The little speech Jake gave made Sarah tear up a little but she kept it together and they all got out of the car and went inside. Together the Windlin family faced everyone they had to. Friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, and some people they didn’t even know came to pay their respects. Secretly Sarah wondered if Todd’s “Daughter” had shown up. But she would never know because at that time she didn’t know what the women looked like. She decided to push it out of her mind she couldn’t let that stuff get to her she had to be there for her kids.

Many people had stories and memories to share of Todd. Everybody laughed, cried, and smiled. Until Jackson gave his speech which made everybody laugh, cry, and smile like nothing before.

“Well, today we’re all here to say goodbye to my dad. Who was brutally murdered a few weeks ago”. He heard a few sobs before he went on.
“My dad was amazing at least he was to us anyway. He was always there when ever you needed him no matter what if he was at work he’d rush home or wherever you were. He was always the first one to make you laugh or smile after we’d fallen off our bikes. Not that mom wasn’t there because she so was but im just saying this is about dad not mom. You understand right mom?”. That got a few laughs, and a big smile from Sarah.
“Yes honey I understand”. Jackson smiled
“that’s good im glad. So let me go on dad was hmmm how should I say this he was a goodhearted human being, he worried about us way way more then he worried about himself. We always had to tell him dad! stop worrying about us you need to think about yourself too, but we always told him in a good way of course”. Jackson looked down and wiped tears away
“I don’t know how much longer im going to be able to talk without my voice cracking so im just going to say this I loved my dad and so did my family, and so did so many other people and he didn’t deserve to be murdered. To be taken away from all of us, he might have made mistakes in the past but inside he was a good man to all of us and we loved him”. Then Jackson gave in and started balling he couldn’t do it anymore even though he had a much longer speech prepared he couldn’t speak any longer and everyone understood that. His family rushed up to hug him and lead him out of the church they all needed some fresh air.

Chapter 6

Investigation Part Two

A week before the funeral on the day of the murder, detectives investigated as best they could around the house. Especially in the bedroom. On the window they happened to find blood stains and bloody fingerprints. They were able to recover a few fingerprints, enough to figure out who murdered Todd but not enough to keep testing them over and over. So they had to make sure they really had a good feeling about who they thought killed Todd before they tested the prints.

Also in the bedroom there was of course a lot of blood, most of it came from the body but there was a bit of blood by the window and on the glass that was broken, and it wasn’t Todd Windlins blood. The detectives knew that this blood would help them a lot in their investigation.

A week and a half after the funeral the police still had no leads so they decided to question Sarah one day and her son Jackson the next. Sarah got the call from police while she was at work. She tried to tell them that she couldn’t leave because there was no one to cover for her but the cops called the school to make sure there was someone to cover for her, and then she had to leave no matter what.

Sarah showed up at the Police Station immediately she was taken into an interrogation room.
“So Mrs. Windlin… We have a couple questions for you”.
“Okay well I have answers for those couple questions, There not going to be lawyer required questions are they?”
“Well that is entirely up to you Sarah. Is it okay if I call you that?”
“Yes, that’s fine okay so lets get this over with I have to pick up my son in an hour”
“Well im not sure that we’ll be done in an hour is there anyone you could call to pick up your son for you?” She looked coldly at the detective.
“No there isn’t if this requires more time we can pick this up were we left off another time”.
“That’s fine Sarah, So the first question is how long have you known Todd?”
“Well we met in high school we got together when he turned 19 which was when we both went off to college together so ive known him for 20 years all together, we dated 8 years before we were married”.
“That’s quite a long time, now all those years did you ever feel like someone had a grudge against or just didn’t like your husband?”
“Well no actually my husband was a very very lovable guy he had a lot of friends, Every time we had a party he invited like 50 people and they almost always showed up every single one of them we always had such a good time”.
“He sounds like a very nice man. Now did your husband ever mention that he had a daughter that he shared with another women?”
Sarah looked down at her hands and wiped her eyes
“No I never knew about a daughter, but after we found the note that was in his coat pocket we called his parents to see if they knew anything about it”.
“And?”
“Well they didn’t but Todd’s brother happened to be there and he I guess over heard the whole phone call because minutes after I hung up with his parents I got a call from him. He told me that Todd had admitted to him that he got his old girlfriend pregnant when they were still teenagers”.
“Is that so? Why do you think he never told you or never brought his daughter around?”
“His brother told me that he didn’t want anything to do with the child but he wasn’t exactly sure why. I believe the reason why he didn’t tell me is because he knows that im a strong believer that every child should have both a mother and a father in their life no matter what because every kid needs at least two strong figures to raise them. He knew that I would be very upset if I found out he abandoned his poor daughter. I love all children I would of been quite angry if I found out he left his daughter especially with an abusive mother”.
“Well that was quite a mouthful Sarah.” she looked at the clock
“Oh im sorry I have to go im 15 minutes late picking up my son” she got up and ran out the door and drove away to pick up her son.

The police changed pace after their interview with Sarah. They didn’t suspect she did this anymore. Usually its always the people who seem to innocent to do something like that but in this case they are trying to focus more on the kids of Todd. They say that he treated them well but after the letter they read that was from his oldest daughter Caroline saying how bad he treated her who knows who they can believe. Which is why they decided to question Todd’s oldest son Jackson. The reason why the picked Jackson is because he was no longer living with the family prier to Todd dying so they think they might be able to get something out of him.

“So Mr. Windlin how old are you?”
“I just turned 19”
“So your only about a year younger then your dads oldest daughter?”
“Um I guess I don’t know. I didn’t even know that he had another daughter, nobody did”.
“Yes, so we heard well we wanted to ask you a few questions about your dad”.
“Okay” The detective shifted in his seat a little.
“So obviously your dad has been in your life since you were born. How was your dad towards you?”
“My dad was always great he was always there to pick us up when we were down, he fixed our cuts and scrapes. He never really yelled he was strict but he made sure he took care of us. I think if he ever didn’t mom would of kicked him out”.
“Is that so? So who do you think did this to your dad Jackson?”
“Um im not sure im really not comfortable talking about who murdered my dad!” Jackson got up abruptly and left the police station. The detectives decided not to cross him off the suspect list just yet.

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Guess What?!

We got to our goal of 15 hits on my blog!! Well actually we went a little over but thats even better! I’m so excited, so here ya go you guys earned it the next two chapters of my story!! I hope you all enjoy it. I’m working so hard on this!!

Chapter 3

Start of the Investigation

That afternoon the Windlins had Police and Detectives swarming all over their once happy home, which was now a Crime Scene. They were in their kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room even the kids bedrooms talking to everyone getting as many clues as they could to figure out who murderd Todd Windlin. Sarah was trying to do so many things at once. Console herself and her kids, plus she was being talked to and questioned by Detectives. They asked her questions like “does your husband have any enemies? or has he done anything wrong in the past?” to both of these questions she answerd
“No sir, not that I’m aware of”. After finding no answers from Sarah the Police went to the children of Todd to ask the same questions. Detective Sadie was starting to get restless until Todd and Sarahs 16 year old daughter Kara gave him some answers. She showed him the letter that her father carelessly left in his pocket, she found it while she was doing laundry.

The letter said many things, it was quite a long letter but the most important and shocking part was this “I suggest you tell your family that you have a daughter out there “daddy” because i’ve been watching you and i plan on coming around more often very soon. Your abused daughter Caroline <3″.

The Windlin family was shocked and devestated. Sarah immediately started to cry. Her kids were all standing around giving her hug after hug, but she still continued to cry for hours after the Police left and for hours after the sun went down, she still cried…

The cops wonderd if this women who wrote Todd this letter is the killer. It made sense to them he’d abandoned his daughter who was apprently abused while she was growing up so maybe she killed Todd. Sarah cried constantly and only stopped when she was around her kids, and at work. She was trying to find out if Caroline was conceived before or after their marriage. Obviously she wasnt going to find out anytime soon because her husband was dead and she had no idea who this girl who says shes Todds daughter is. His kids are wondering if they have any other brothers and sister out there that they didnt know about and were sharing their dad with.

 

Chapter 4

Grieving

The Windlin family was doing their best to hold themselves together. They still went to school and work. Except Jackson who came home from college to be with his family during this time.

Sarah became very depressed and stayed home from work a lot more then she should which is very unusual considering she loves children and both of her jobs are taking care of kids. But she didnt want the little kids to see her break down or anything because thats traumatizing for little children to see the women who takes care of them break down right in front of them. So instead of using her sick days she took one of her much needed vacations.

Her daughters Amy, Kara, and Penny held up a lot better then she did. Their mom always wonders how they delt with their feelings of their dads death because she never really saw them shed a tear except at the funeral. Which was torture for everyone.

Sarahs youngest son Jake who was 11 needed consoling the most he was always saying dont worry daddy will be back soon, not knowing that his daddy wouldnt be back at all. This wasnt one of his little business trips he took all the time. So a few days before the funeral Sarah sat Jake down because she needed to make sure he knew that his daddy wasnt coming back. She broke the news to him very slowly by first explaining what death meant and what it actually was. Then she told him what murder was. That scared him because almost instantly he moved closer and sat in her lap. Tears welled up in her eyes because she didnt want to break her sons heart but she had to, she couldnt let him go on thinking that his dad was still alive because in the end that would hurt him even worse. Sarah held Jake closely took a deep breath then told him everything.

“Jake, buddy im sorry but your dad…” Jake cut her off before she could say anything else. Smiling he said
“Daddy?! hes coming home soon i can feel it!”
Sarah tried her best not to cry but she couldnt control it
“No jake you know how i just told you what murder actually is?”
He shiverd “yes mom”. She held him tighter
“well a few weeks ago that is exactly what happened to your dad..”. Jake didnt cry right away first he asked some questions.
“Well who would want to kill daddy?”
“I dont know jakey thats what we’re trying to find out. Thats why the police have been here a lot lately, because they’re trying to find out who did this”.
“Does grandma know?” she smiled slightly
“Yes honey grandma knows”. Then all at once Jake started crying so much. Sarah felt so horrible because there was nothing she could do but he had to know the truth.

 

9 Hits

Okay how about this as soon as my blog gets 15 hits i’ll put up the next 2 chapters. I’ve already written up to 9 Chapters. But i didnt want to put them up all at the same time because it might get a little overwhelming. So when we get to 15 hits you can expect chapters 3 and 4!!!

Thanks for reading!!

~Paige~

Intro

Okay so i know i’m only 15 but about a month ago i started writing a book. I posted it on Goodreads, Facebook, Blogger, and my website that i recently created so why not put it on here to? Anyway my book is about a women named Sarah who thinks she has a normal happy life. But one morning she wakes up to find her husband dead on the floor in their bedroom. She doesnt know why or how or who killed him but she needs to find out for the sake of her children, and also to make sure they’re not in any danger.  I’ve decided to put the first 2 chapters up right now to see if i can get any feedback. I dont care if its positive or negative i’ll take anything i can get. I’d just really appreciate it if people read it. If you do read it and you want me to read something of yours, just let me know i totally will. So here you go the first 2 chapters.

Title: The Todd Windlin Story

Chapter 1

The Murder

She woke up with blood on her hands… She was scared and confuesed. What was that smell? Blood? Death? Who knows but what ever it was didnt seem right at all. She felt the bed next to her to wake her husband but she couldnt feel him. Which was odd he was always there lying right next to her. Opening her eyes slowly she sat up and looked around for her husband, He was no where. She got up and she felt something wet and sticky on her feet. She looked down and to her horror she was planted directly in a pool of blood, and whose blood was it? her husbands… His lifeless body lay about 2 feet away from her, she screamed a blood curdiling scream that no one could miss. She ran to him and dropped to her knees beside him. No no no she thought, this cannot be happening! she looked up to see the window smashed and bloody fingerprints were on the sides. About two minutes later her son ran in groggy with sleep. “Mom? What happened?” he looked down to see his fathers body on the floor and before she could say another word her son fainted. Silently Sarah started to cry, she dropped her head in her hands and cryed. After about an hour she made herself calm down and called the police. While waiting for the police she picked up her unconsious son and brought him to his bed. About 5 minutes later the cops arrived.

 

Chapter 2

2 Months Earlier

Sarah and her husband Todd had been married for 12 years. They had 3 sons, and 3 daughters. Jackson their oldest son had just gone to college. Their three daughters Amy, Kara, and Penny were in high school, and their last two sons Sean, and Jake were in middle school. They seemed like a pretty happy family living in Jacksonville, Florida, and yes this was where they got the name for their first son Jackson. Now this family didn’t seem out of the ordinary they went to school and work just like everyone else. But Todd didn’t want his family to know that in the past he used to be the partying type when he was 18 he accidently got his girlfriend of 2 months pregnant. The reason he didnt want his family to know especially his wife was because he didn’t stick around to support the child. Which would have angerd his wife deeply, because she believes you should always be there for a child even if he or she isnt yours. She grew up loving children. Which is why she got a job and a kindergarden, and has a part time job at a daycare. He’d never tried to contact his ex girlfriend though he had sent money from time to time. But in the last month his daughter had tried to contact him many times through letters and emails. She was 21 now and she wanted to know the father who left her while her abusive mother was still pregnant with her. After telling his daughter not to contact him ever again. He started feeling like he was being watched. He started seeing black cars outside his house from time to time. His wife started noticing these black cars too. So one day she decided to confront her husband. She walked inside their bedroom.
“Sweetie, can we talk?”
He smiled sweetly at her, he always loved when she called him sweetie. “Sure” He patted the bed next to him. As she sat down she thought how am i going to say this?
“Okay, have you noticed that there have been black cars sitting outside of our house lately?” she looks at him and notices that all the blood has drained from his face.
“Well Sarah i have noticed this lately”.
“So.. is there a reason for this Todd? Are we in any kind of danger?”.
He gave her a reasuring smile “of course not baby, we are completely safe, I promise you that”. Little did Sarah know her husband was lying to her. He didnt know if they were in danger or not, he was just as scared maybe more as his wife.

Sarah was scared she didnt believe her husband, she was afraid for herself but mostly she was afraid for her kids. Days later Todd started getting phone calls. He wouldnt let her be in the same room with him when he got these phone calls, so either he would excuse himself or he would ask her to step out of the room for a few minutes. So that night while Todd was sleeping she snuck his phone out of his coat pocket. She looked at all his recent phone calls until she came across a number she didnt recognize from another state. Sarah decided to call it, she got an answering machine. The number belonged to a women by the name of Caroline Heckler. Sarah figured this women was her husbands lover. Which hurt her because her and Todd had been getting along really well lately. But what she didnt know was that Caroline was her husbands child from when he was only 18. Sarah planned to confront her husband about what she thought was an affair, but she never got the chance because 2 days later Todd Windlin was dead.