—” “Paul?” Paul didn’t know what to say. He had no feel for this guy, and so much seemed to be happening inside him. So much he didn’t understand. He managed a weak, “Yeah.” “I’m glad you called. I’ve been praying for you, brother. The Lord has laid you heavily on my heart.” Paul was confused. This guy, a complete stranger, actually seemed to care about him. Didn’t the guy know how evil he was? Ah, this was all so messed up. “I don’t know what to say.” “You don’t have to say anything. Just know that God loves you, brother.” Paul was so uncomfortable. Something inside him was getting twisted to the breaking point. “Whatever.” “Paul, can we meet?” He had nothing else. No hope for getting out of the mess he was in. But did he need this? Still, he said yes. * The restaurant was a typical family place. It was in a valley alongside a busy, steeply sloped street in a northwest suburb. It seemed protected somehow—ensconced, grounded, stable in the earth. Paul, hardly able to believe he was doing this, pulled into the parking lot. Shaking his head he made his way in. Kurt sat at a table in the middle of the restaurant and when he saw Paul he stood and waved. What am I doing here? Paul thought. He nearly turned and walked out. What had he been thinking calling this guy? The guy was a nut. This couldn’t help him. Kurt put out his hand but Paul didn’t shake it. Paul frowned. “Hey listen, my bad, guy. I gotta be honest with you, I don’t know why I came. It’s just a mistake. Sorry
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“I thought for sure that guy was going to kill me, Paul. I could feel it,” she finally said. “He didn’t seem that bad—he smiled when he stopped to give me the ride—but as we drove he started groping me already. I think he took me to the town square to show me off, but I could see in his eyes he was going to kill me.”
“Yeah unconscious ha ha ha about that i just acted knocked out cause the last time this happened i tried asking the people to bring me back to their house they shot me.”explained paul