Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (22) Betcha By Golly Wow – Lindsay’s Tale (Part 06)
As Lindsay strode purposely on through the park she was totally oblivious to the fact that she something had fallen from her bag.
So Chris hurried to the point where he had seen the envelope fall.
He picked it up and saw it was addressed to Miss Lindsay Cooper, 4, The Close, Mornington.
“That’s interesting” he thought, she only lived two doors away from his Uncle Andy.
He didn’t look at the contents of the envelope but thought quite understandingly that if she was carrying it in her handbag it must be of some importance to her, so he set off to close the distance that had opened up between them.
His prey was a small slight young woman but she covered the ground quite quickly regardless, Chris was a foot taller with longer legs and yet he was still struggling to catch her.
Lindsay had noticed the man as they passed by, and she thought him quite handsome, and was at the time a little disappointed that they weren’t going the same way.
But when she noticed that he had changed direction and was following her, she didn’t think him quite so handsome.
As pretty as she was from the front he had to say she had a very nice rear aspect and those busy little legs of hers were really very attractive.
As Lindsay walked faster so did he and she was walking as fast as her little legs could carry her and she thought she would easily reach the exit from the park where there would be more people around before he caught up with her.
But then her legs began to tire and suddenly it was like she was walking through treacle and he was gaining on her with every stride.
Chris called after her as he got closer but she had earpieces in so she couldn’t hear him.
She glanced over her shoulder and was alarmed to see in her peripheral vision that he was muttering to himself as he got closer.
Each small faltering step she took moved her closer to the gate and safety but she could feel his presence more and more as each second passed.
Feeling really anxious Lindsay fumbled in her handbag and was in sight of the gate just as Chris got close enough to put a hand on her shoulder and she turned around and sprayed him with Roxy’s pepper spray.
“Get away you pervert” she screamed
“What the fuck did you do that for?” he shouted as the spray began to burn his eyes
“Because you’re a pervert” she said
Chris was rubbing his eyes while still clasping the envelope.
“I was trying to give you this” he said waiving it in her direction “it fell out of your bag”
“What?” she exclaimed and snatched the envelope from his hand, she quickly read the address and then the full realisation dawned on her
“Oh God my invitation” she said “I’m so sorry I thought you were…”
“A pervert” he said “yes you did mention it”