The thin woman sitting on the bed was none other than Abby, who had gone missing for more than two months.
In the dim light, a glint of jealousy and contempt flashed in the other woman’s eyes before she concealed her expression and blamed herself. “Abby, the chef has already left. How about I share my meal with you? I’m sorry for this. It’s all my fault. I didn’t expect you would miss it.” “It’s alright. I’m not hungry anyway,” Abby said in a low voice as she shrugged her shoulders, looking down at the food scattered on the floor. “But if the guards find out that I spilled your food and made you starve, they will surely punish me. You can eat mine. Go ahead. I know you haven’t eaten much for several days.” “It’s okay. I’m not that hungry.” Abby shook her head. “Sasha, just eat your food. Don’t worry. I won’t tell anyone.” Sasha raised her head and grabbed Abby’s hand tightly. “Are you sure you won’t tell anyone? Promise me.” When she held Abby’s hand, Sasha’s long nails accidentally scratched the back of her palm. Slightly wincing in pain, Abby tried to pull away instinctively, but Sasha gripped her so tightly that she couldn’t break free. You have my word.” “Very good! Thank you, Abby! You’re such a kind girl.” Sasha finally let go of Abby and caught a glimpse of the red mark on the back of the latter’s hand. Quickly covering her small wound, Abby waved it off and said, “It’s nothing. Go eat.” Sasha promptly returned to her bed, fiddled with the scallion in her bowl, and asked, “Abby, the visiting day will be in two days. Will your family come to see you then?” It was not just the chef who was curious about who Abby really was. Sasha also wanted to know about her mysterious cellmate’s past. However, Abby never told her anything. Whenever Sasha tried to get something out of her, Abby always kept silent about her background and would later steer the conversation into another topic. Ever since the day they met, Sasha felt a twinge of jealousy towards her. Abby had always exuded an air of innocence and kindness about her. But still, everyone in this facility did something bad at one point. She was also in jail, so she must have committed a crime. However, the guards had always been nice to Abby, so one had to wonder what her life was like outside these walls. At first, Sasha thought that Abby came from a prominent family. That could be the reason why all the guards treated her differently
But more than a couple of months had passed, and there were two chances for family members to visit the prisoners, but no one came for her. Besides, judging from her choice of words and mannerisms, Abby didn’t act like a well educated and elegant lady at all. “I don’t know.” Keeping to her thoughts, Abby narrowed her eyes and tightened her grip on the blanket. She wondered how Rachel was doing right now. It had been a long time since they had last seen each other.
‘How is her baby?’ As memories of their friendship began flooding in, Abby felt sad that she couldn’t be there for Rachel when she needed her the most. A single tear fell from her eye and dropped on the sheet. “I miss you so much. I hope you’re alright,” Abby murmured to herself. Hearing Abby’s whisper a couple of feet away, Sasha turned to her cellmate but could not make out her words. After swallowing her last bite, she put down her bowl and said, “Abby, I heard that there is a job tomorrow. Something about weeding. If you do it well, they might give you a remission. How about you apply for it and take me with you? It’s better than rotting away in this cell.” “Weeding?” “That’s right. The guards said that authorities are coming to inspect this facility. If we perform well, we might get an early release on good behavior.” Sasha leaned over with a smirk. “Don’t you want to grab this opportunity? This might be your last chance to redeem yourself! If everything goes according to plan, you can walk out of here a free woman in no time!” Sitting in silence for a few seconds, Abby simply pursed her lips and said, “Well, I don’t know. It is a good chance. But you go on ahead. I’m fine right here.” The truth was Abby didn’t even know the date of her release or if she could even leave this hopeless place. Disappointed by her cellmate’s response, Sasha gritted her teeth. She didn’t expect that Abby would just turn her back on freedom so quickly. But Sasha didn’t care whether Abby wanted to go or not. This was her one chance to escape prison life, and Abby was going to be her ticket out of here! She wanted to get out of this damned cell as soon as possible by whatever means necessary! “There must be a lot of people fighting for this crack at freedom. I don’t think I will win.” Lowering her head in disappointment, Sasha continued to plead her case. “But you’re different than the rest of the goons in this joint. Haven’t you noticed that, Abby? The prison guards have been treating you nicely. You can use that to your advantage. As long as you do your job well, they will definitely recommend your early release to the authorities.”
Seeing that Abby didn’t seem encouraged by her words, Sasha sighed and leaned back in defeat. “Abby, I miss my grandma so much. She is very old and sickly. I think she might be living on borrowed time, and I would love to be with her again. Believe it or not, I truly regret what I did. If I didn’t turn to the life of crime, then I wouldn’t have been locked up and separated from my grandma. If I don’t take this opportunity now, then it might be too late because I don’t know if my grandma will still be alive five years later.” Afraid that Abby would turn her down again, Sasha held her hand tightly and shed a few tears for good measure.
Sasha’s tactics worked. Abby felt sorry for her and said, “But I’m not sure if they will agree.” “Of course, they will. It’s now or never! You just agreed to my plan, right?” Sasha asked eagerly. “Yes. Let’s do it.” Seeing the genuine happiness on Sasha’s face, Abby couldn’t help but smile as well. She didn’t notice the cunning look in Sasha’s eyes, nor did she know that tomorrow would be an absolute nightmare.
Captivation: Want Nothing But You, Chapter 182 A Nightmare