“You know that is how mind control works?” Mitsuhide said softly. He was watching the young woman in front of him. Though she was the youngest of the group by a few years she had an aura about her that matched his wife’s in making her seem much older than she really was. He smiled at the thought that he could only deal with one woman like his wife but this other one wasn’t all that bad to add to the mix. Mitsuhide thought Max had lucked out the same way he did.
“What is?” Deanna asked as Max rubbed her shoulders softly.
“To implant a simple idea and let it take root.” Mitsuhide said. “The more people you have around that believe the idea or help the idea the more it takes root. It makes it almost impossible for the person to believe that it was there in the first place.”
“So what your saying is
Max watched his tiny wife as he drove knowing the van behind was following to the same spot of hell. She had gone quiet knowing there was something else to find at the house. She had begun to hate the house for everything that she was. That was hard because she knew the house wasn’t at fault for the actions of her parents and siblings. It was them who was responsible for that. The house was just a symbol of the horror that they brought forth to the world.Deanna was trying to remember something good to keep her mind from going into the place she really didn’t want to go. She had dealt with everything so well on the surface of the storm that people were amazed with her strength. She had been good at hiding herself and her feelings from everyone and even to a point Max. She understood why Max had called these two in to help. She liked them both. They were open and hon
When they pulled up to the gated house Max hit the button to open the gate. As it opened and he drove in he could see the reaction of the two people in the back of them as they looked around. Max shut the gate behind them with another touch of a button. He hated this place. He looked up to the house which had more hidden rooms built into the walls that no one knew about until one thing snowballed and everything went to hell.“Stop it.” Deanna said as he looked up at her husband.“Stop what?” he asked as he looked down to her.“If I have to learn to let go so do you.” She replied. Max had been affected by the house because he was the one who had to search it. Everything in it he had seen firsthand. He saw things even she hadn’t. He was glad about that much. Deanna had enough to deal with
They started to back out of the Maze when they heard the trapdoor open. “Get her out of here.” Max said to Mitsuhide and the two started to run as fast as she could go. Which wasn’t that fast.Deanna turned to Mitsuhide and said, “Go help him. I am fine.”“Not on your life, Deanna. This was my job from the start. I will take the cops back when they get here and both of us can have back up.” Mitsuhide said as he moved her to the circle of children and stood in front of her. Though it had never been said he knew his job was getting her through the next part. Which ever way it worked out.Mitsuhide and Kit shared a glance. Kit got up and went over to Deanna. Kit helped her sit. “It will be fine.” Kit said as she held her hand.“Nothing about my family is fine.” Deanna said.
Deanna tried to stand up but Kit was by her side. Ssit.” She said as she looked at Mitsuhide. “Go moron and see.”Mitsuhide took off in a run to see who was shot. When the police tried to stop him Max rounded the corner of the maze walls. Mitsuhide blew out a breath and looked him over. His hands were covered in blood. “Who was it?” Mitsuhide asked.“I didn’t ask.” Max replied and shook his head. “I need something to clean my hands before I see her. She is okay right?”“Not if you take much longer.” Mitsuhide chuckled. “She and Kit ordered me to come check on you.”“And you didn’t think to yourself?” Max asked as he chuckled and looked at his old friend.“I trained you with
“I guess with that you are right.” The older man said as he looked around the area and the activity going on.Max was taking it all in as well. Another episode in his life brought on by the Watson’s he had to wonder if this was ever going to end. Luckily he was prepared for all of this. He knew this was one more thing to add to the list of things Deanna had to deal with. It was supposed to be a weekend that she could relax and maybe have someone she could talk to that understood. Though he knew that she knew she could tell him anything it was harder for her to say anything at times. Max could see the burning rage in her eyes at times.The look itself didn’t scare him though it did make him feel bad for her. She was trying so hard to put this past her that when she would get that look he knew she wa
Max walked to the maze and took a steading breath. He thought back to what Deanna had just said. He remembered he had brought up the thought about a week later that they had not found any boys at the house. It was a weird thought not because he wanted to find more bodies or even records of babies born at the house it was all the pictures in the box that Cheryl had were boys around the ages of three or four. They had found no traces of them. They had no records of them leaving as well.During the five month period where they had nearly torn the house apart to see if they could find anything else they also had brought in ground radar. They went over the grounds but not the maze. Because of the narrow pathways and the tree roots they thought it was safe from any of the family’s perversions. It was proof that nothing was safe from the Watson’s insanity.
Max took out his light and shined it in the room. The shadow moved again in the corner. “My name is Max Anderson. I am a detective with the Highlands police department. I am also married to Deanna Watson. I need you to show yourself and keep your hands up.”Max knew these people probably only the basics of things. He spoke calmly and knew someone else probably wouldn’t be able to get through to the people in the room. He had the key to most of the family’s secrets and that was his tiny wife. Her name was known to almost everyone they had found even the smaller children.“Deanna?” One of them asked softly. The Shadow moved closer still hugging the wall. Max knew his light wouldn’t reach the corner of the room but he had said the magic words when bringing up Deanna. This was her family after all. Whatever had gone
Max led the younger ones out of the room into the darkened room and then out into the main room. He didn’t stop though. He continued up the stairs looking in back of him to make sure all were still following him. A few other officers were there helping him herd the boys up the stairs now. He smiled at the two infants in his arms. He saw the daylight and could hear the people right by the opening.Soon he was leading everyone out of the maze. He turned to see the group he had left had moved closer to the maze and was out of everyone’s way. Deanna was the first to notice him. Her eyes went wide as she saw what was in his arms. She nearly ran over as she made her way over to him. She saw the trail of children behind him.“My god.” She said as she took one of the boys out of his arms. She was glancing over the boys. “How are they still here?”