In this day and age, it’s not uncommon for people to make use of uber. Most people use the app because it’s cheaper than driving, but when Oscar spotted the car, he could tell that something was wrong.
He could tell by the look on the woman’s face that she wasn’t comfortable. She looked distressed as she sat in the backseat. Oscar only grew more suspicious when his friend, John, agreed that the woman seemed distressed. As they stared at her, both men’s jaws dropped when she mouthed two words to them. They wasted no time as they called 911.
Oscar and John had been close for as long as they could remember. They were inseparable and did everything together. The boys were excited when John finally got his driver’s license, it meant that he could pick Oscar up whenever they wanted to hang out!
Whenever they drove in his car, they blasted their CDs over the radio, laughing and having a good time. They were experiencing true freedom for the first time! But one day, they stopped at a red light, and it changed their lives forever.
High School Senior
John Moore was your average high school senior. But unlike the teenagers around him, he never thought too much about the future. He was determined to make the best of his young years, which is why he took every opportunity he got to go out with his best friend. Together, they made sure to enjoy every aspect of their lives.
They loved driving together, but one day, they came across a peculiar sight. This would teach them to trust their impulses.
Oscar Davis shared John’s mindset, and that’s why they were best friends. All he ever yearned for were his after-school road trips with John. On these trips, they would go to the public pool, the arcade, or even the grocery store, stocking up on their favorite snacks.
They were 17 years old and they were in their element. But little did they know that sooner or later, they would encounter some trouble.
A Long Day
The day started just like any other. The two boys woke up and got ready for school. On this day, they had extracurricular activities in which they were obligated to take part. On days like these, they would only leave school at 5 o’clock.
The day was dragging on, as usual, but their last class of the day was Spanish, and they couldn’t wait to get into John’s car and drive off. They never expected to spot a pretty girl, and they certainly didn’t think anything would go wrong.
Come To An End
At last, their long day at school had come to an end. As soon as the bell rang, John and Oscar happily made their way to John’s car.
They hopped into his car and started heading to John’s house, where they were prepared to play video games and relax until the evening came around. John would only take Oscar home once the sun had set. But until then, they would binge their favorite video games. But they had no idea that they wouldn’t even make it home.
They had been on the road for about 15 minutes, they had taken the quickest route home, which meant that they would be traveling on a lot of main roads. They were expecting the roads to be busy, but they weren’t.
They were halfway to John’s house when they stopped at a red light. This was when something caught their attention.
There was only one other car stopped at the red light with them. At first, neither of them thought much about it, it was just an ordinary car. How often do you really look at the people that stop next to you at red lights?
But for some reason, Oscar decided to look over at the car next to them. He instantly noticed something very strange. He would forever be grateful that he looked over when he did.
A Beautiful Girl
His eyes instantly landed on the young woman who was sitting in the back of the car. He instantly noticed how beautiful she was, a smile spreading across his face. But soon after, he realized that something was very wrong.
The girl wasn’t smiling back, in fact, she was noticeably distressed. Oscar watched as her lips moved, she was trying to mouth something at him. His blood ran cold as he stared at her.
John Saw It Too
He quickly turned to John and told him what he saw. John quickly looked over and looked at the young woman. He too noticed how beautiful she was, but then he saw the same thing that Oscar did.
She definitely wasn’t happy or pleased. But what was going on? Had the driver been driving poorly? She was in the backseat, so they both assumed she was taking an Uber somewhere. But they had to take action when they realized what she was mouthing to them.
It wasn’t uncommon for people to take an Uber home in this day and age. A lot of people thought it was cheaper than driving. But Oscar felt like there was something wrong with this car.
The woman in the backseat didn’t look comfortable. In fact, she looked distressed. Oscar’s suspicions only got worse when his friend John agreed with him. But the minute she mouthed two words to them, they knew they had to call 911.
The words the woman mouthed to them were “help me.” That’s the instant they knew they had to call 911. Oscar got ahold of a 911 operator just as the traffic light when green. They decided to follow the car.
The girl stared out the back window at them. Now they were sure it was intentional and that she needed help.
This was no Uber, but something far worse. Oscar managed to guide the police to where they were. They just hoped they would get there soon enough. Their valuable minutes were running out, and they had no idea what the driver was capable of.
After following the car for twenty minutes, it hit a police spike strip and crashed. Oscar and John’s hearts sank. But they had no idea what was about to happen.
Police Took Over
Just as Oscar and John got out of the car, the police surrounded the crash and took the driver out. They placed him in cuffs and checked the woman, who was miraculously unhurt. After being checked, she ran over to the two teenagers.
She hugged them and thanked them for saving her. It was something she’d remember forever. But John and Oscar didn’t do it for the recognition.
Everything ended for the best. The young woman’s name turned out to be Holly, and she had been kidnapped by the man in her own car. Thankfully, the man faces aggravated kidnapping charges and facing a serious sentence.
Holly’s mother thanked her rescuers, and it was a happy ending for everyone, even if Holly did have to buy a new car.
In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events or places or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.