CAR TROUBLE

Marie was on her way to L.A.! She just couldn't wait to get out of the small Oklahoma town she was born and raised in, with nothing to do there but count the chickens and tumble weeds! Twenty years old and not a care in the world! Everyone said that Marie was pretty enough to be in the movies so she figured, "Why not?" It took two years of working in the diner to save enough money to make her move, and now the day had finally come and she was as excited as a kid on Christmas morning! One of the things Marie had saved up for was a good used car, so she and her dad had looked all over until they found this "cherry" 1991 Mustang convertible. A convertible in Los Angeles, boy was this going to be the life!!!

Heading west with the top down and the wind in her hair, Marie felt like she had the world by the tail, but little did she know that within the next twenty four hours her whole life would become a total disaster. Only two hundred fifty miles left to L.A., and so far the trip had been uneventful, but it was sure hot, even for July, and the temperature hovered around the 100 degree mark in the shade, so long ago Marie had pulled up her convertible top and had been using her air conditioner. When she pulled into the last stop gas station on the eastern edge of the Mojave Desert she felt like she was finally on the last leg of her journey. The station attendant recommended she pull off the road and wait until nightfall to make her desert crossing because the temperature can get up to 120 degrees out there and can cause a whole bunch of car trouble. " In the evening the temperature can drop by as much as forty degrees, which is a lot easier on you and the car," he said. Now if Marie hadn't been so anxious to get there she might have listened to him, but she was and she didn't! She just couldn't wait the six hours it would take for sundown so she wheeled the Mustang out onto the highway and headed west.

About sixty miles into the Mohave Marie could feel her car becoming sluggish. Looking at the gauges she was startled to see that the temperature needle had risen way into the red zone, and within a matter of minutes steam began pouring out from under the hood and filling the passenger compartment. Pulling off the road Marie turned off the engine and popped the hood and she was almost scalded by a hot stream of escaping antifreeze. Not knowing a whole lot about cars, Marie could still see that she was in real trouble and in the more than an hour since she left the service station she had not met or been passed by another car. Although she had an adequate supply of water the realization that she was stranded alone in the desert with no way to contact anyone for help left her feeling more than a little afraid! Three hours later and still not one solitary sole and the heat was becoming unbearable! Now her water supply had dwindled drastically as Marie had drank too much of it earlier in the day so now she now was seriously thinking about dying in the desert all alone!!! Just when it looked the bleakest, out of the east Marie heard the definite sound of a engine! She stood up and craned her neck hoping to get a first glimpse of the on coming vehicle. It was a van! A big red Ford Econoline conversion van!!! "God, I hope they have some water," Marie thought!

The big van pulled over just behind Marie's Mustang and a tall good looking young black man of about twenty five got out and walked up to her car. "Car trouble," he asked? "I think it's a cracked block," Marie replied. "I'm on my way to Los Angeles," she added. "My name's Luke. That's Josh driving the van," the black man said. "I'm Marie." "Could you guys give me a lift to L.A.? I'll pay you," asked Marie. "Let's ask Josh, it's his van," answered Luke. Josh listened to the story Marie had told Luke while looking Marie over at the same time. The way he looked at her made Marie shiver even in the 100 plus degree heat. It was then Josh dropped a bombshell her, if she wanted a ride to L.A. she would have to be more than a little friendly to both he and Luke! Marie's head was now spinning! Here she was trapped in the desert with two men who were willing to leave her to die if she did "take care" of them! She was jarred back to reality when Josh snapped, "Take it or leave it bitch, it makes no never mind to me, get in or hit the fuckin' road!" Marie thought for a quick moment and asked Josh if she could grab her suitcase? "Get it," he said, and the next thing Marie knew she was in the back of the van riding with two strange men who most certainly were going to use her as their own personal fuckdoll all the way to L.A.!

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