Brian and Christine
“Mrs. Romero I mailed out about 15 invitations, so if they all come with partners I figure it to be about 20 to 25 people. I didn’t ask for a reply but since it’s informal I guess we can expect at least that many.”
“All right, sir.”
“So make a list of what and who you think you need and I’ll see that that you get them.”
“Am I coming?” asked Christy.
“Are you kidding? You’ll be the guest of honor.”
Christy giggled. That’s a good sign, Brian thought. She hasn’t laughed around me since we got her here.
“Are you ready for your swimming lesson?”
Yup. But first I gotta take a leak.” She got up and ran off to her room.
After the swimming lesson and some lunch, Brian settled down at the keyboard, thought about Jane the cartwheeler and Crystal the Ice Angel and began to write.
That evening Wendy came over and after Christy had gone to bed she took out a piece of paper and said “I brought you something to read.” She handed the paper to Brian and he looked at it.
“Who’s Priscilla Fabricante?” Brian asked.
“She was one of nuns at Saint Jane’s. She agreed to speak to the police with a lawyer present. I think she thought she was defending the place but if you read it you see that she did anything but. Detective Mike Sanchez conducted the interview. Extraneous comments have been edited out.”
Minutes of the Consultation with Priscilla Fabricante
MS Now Ms. Fabricante…
PF Sister Priscilla, please.
MS As you wish. You claim that Saint Jane’s was doing nothing illegal or immoral and yet the police have evidence to show that approximately 30 young, underage females were being held by the establishment against their will and being forced to perform sexual acts with the men employed there.
PF Oh, no. None of our girls were there against their will. They were all happy to be there.
MS Are you sure of that?
PF Oh, yes.
MS Then why did one of the girls feel it important to reveal to a judge what was going on there?
PF Well, she was brand new to Saint Jane’s. She hadn’t been there long enough. Sometimes, when the girls first come they miss the outside world and want to get away, But once they get accustomed to Saint Jane’s and see how well they are treated they all learn to love the place.
MS Are they treated well, Sister?
PF Of course, we feed them well and take care of all their needs.
MS What about the wands?
MS The wands. The electric goads that were used on the girls.
(To be continued.)