You Found Me
Chapter 1: A Disturbing Threat
I found God
On the corner of First and Amistad
Stella enters the interrogation room and takes a seat across from the suspect; Mac follows, choosing to stand behind her. "Mr. Stoneberg, we matched your DNA to the DNA we found in four different rape victims. Would you care to explain?"
He smiles, "I'm a popular guy."
"We believe we have put together all the pieces; there's just one thing missing. Where do you take them after you abduct them?"
"That's for me to know. And if you're lucky, maybe you'll get to find out…" he winks at her, but her gaze does not falter.
"Enough," Mac yells, not able to bear the sight of this creep flirting with his best friend. "Tell us where you kept them."
The man ignores the detective and turns back to Stella, "I'd be more than willing to show you… if you aren't afraid."
"Why would I be afraid of you? You're just a big coward."
His gaze is icy for a minute before it softens. "Sassy. Just the way I like my women." Smiling, he reaches across the table to put his hand on top of Stella's.
His skin is only in contact with hers for a nanosecond before Mac shoves the table into the suspect's stomach, making him jerk back in pain. "Keep your hands off of her," he warns.
"Does she enjoy it?" he asks the older detective. When he doesn't receive an answer, he continues, clarifying his question. "Do you satisfy all her needs? Somehow I can't image her enjoying herself in bed with someone like you."
Stella remains silent, letting her boss take the lead. "We are not dating."
"You don't have to be in order to be sleeping together." He turns his attention back to Stella, "As soon as the judge releases me because of the lack of evidence against me, I'm coming for you. And if you ever want to see him again, just remember that I don't mess around."
Mac looks over at his partner, and together they stand up. "Lock him up," he orders, leading Stella out of the room with a hand on her back. They walk a short distance down the hallway before he pulls her over to the side. "Are you okay?"
"I'm fine, Mac. He's going to be in prison for a long time; he can't follow through with his… threat."
"He didn't hurt you?"
"He didn't have time to. As soon as he laid his hand on me, you shoved the table into his stomach."
He gently places his hands on her upper arms as she begins to sway, "Stella… I really don't think you're okay."
"Now that you mention it… I don't feel so good. My head hurts, and I'm really tired," she runs a hand through her hair.
He presses one of his hands against her forehead; it is warmer than normal. "You should go home and get some rest; on second thought, I'll have Don drive you to your apartment. Hopefully whatever it is won't last long. I'll stop by later and check on you."
"Okay," she agrees, leaving only because she knows she won't be much help in this state.
He walks her down the hallway to Flack's desk before the two men get her into the car. "Just… be careful, Stella."
"We got him, Mac; he's not going to hurt me," she whispers, leaning her head back and closing her eyes. "See you later."
Flack drives Stella to her apartment is silence. When he stops outside the door, he gets out to help her, deciding Mac would want him to walk her up to make sure she gets there safely. He stays outside her door as she walks in. "I can stay if you want me to," he offers, noticing the odd way she is clutching the door.
"No, you go back to work. It's probably just the flu or something; I'm sure I'll be back at work tomorrow or the next day."
"Okay. Mac said straight to bed," he reminds her with a small smile. "Call if you need anything."
You Found Me
Three hours later Mac's cell phone rings while he is processing another scene. "Taylor," he answers, stepping away from the body.
"Mac, he escaped from his cell. We don't know how he did. But officers were sent to his house, his work, and everywhere else we know he went to."
"He won't be there. He wouldn't tell us where he takes the women after he kidnaps them; he has to be there."
"Do you have any idea where this place is?"
"No. That's why we asked him. But all he said was that he'd show her if she was lucky… Don… how long ago did they discover that he was gone?"
"Twenty minutes or so. Why?"
"He threatened Stella." Mac shuts his phone and jogs to his car, determined to get to Stella before Mr. Stoneberg does.
A/N: So I just finished writing this story this morning. It has twenty-six chapters so I hope you all stay with it until the end. I think I'm going to let you guys decide when I update... I'm hoping to get around seven reviews for each chapter. Maybe more when it ends with an exciting cliff. So... I'll probably update Tuesday if I haven't gotten the seven reviews yet. The sooner you review, the sooner you'll get an update. So please make me happy by reviewing and I will make you happy in return... or maybe you won't be happy with what happens... Anyway, I might up the rating later due to the content. I don't want to tell you if something happens to her later on or not, but if it does happen, I do not go into great detail. I'm just not sure if I should rate it M since it deals with rape. Well... I hope you enjoy it so far.