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    CLJobe
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Salvation - 3. Chapter 3

Usually, I wouldn’t take a walk after dinner, but tonight we stopped at the gift shop for some snacks for later in the evening. I ordered a roll away bed to be brought up to my room.

We watched a little TV, “Chris, I’m going to bed. The roll away bed is for you.”

I was in a deep sleep when I realized someone else was in my bed. I was being tested. I turned my back to him as if it was a natural move, never acknowledging someone was in my bed with me. Morning came, the alarm went off, and I was alone in my bed. I must give it to Chris. He was smart and never took anyone at their word. I assumed he was tricked in the past. I took my shower and dressed for the day. Chris was still asleep when I ordered a large breakfast for three. Then I went to the gift shop to pick up more clothes and a toothbrush.

I just got back to the room when the phone rang, waking Chris. It was my pilot telling me he was at the airport and would be ready when we were. I told him I was waiting for some paperwork, and as soon as it arrived, we’d be ready to leave.

“Chris, I’ve ordered breakfast, and I have some new clothes and a toothbrush for you. Go and take a shower, then we’ll have breakfast.

I called Alex and ask that he picked up a suitcase for Chris.

Breakfast came, and the porter set it up. “Could you arrange to take away the bed?”

“I’ll push it outside. A bellboy will come and take it away,”

Chris must have smelled the food. He came out of the bathroom with his pants on but no shirt. “I’ll finishing dressing and brush my teeth after I have eaten, is that okay?”

“Yes, that would be fine. Sit here.”

I fixed my plate and put the serving dish in front of him. He looked at me and smiled. I had ordered breakfast for three. I ate one serving, Chris tackled the other two servings. I smiled and didn’t mention about him crawling in my bed last night, he didn’t, and neither did I. He was still eating when Alex arrived. I offered Alex a cup of coffee while I checked the paperwork and passport. As usual, everything was perfect. There was even a stamp showing when Chris entered this country.

“When you’re finished eating and dressing, we can leave for the airport. “

I showed him his passport. He smiled and headed back to the bathroom to finish dressing. Alex helped himself to what was left of our breakfast. I packed the suitcase with Chris’s clothes and finished packing mine. A smiling Chris, dressed came out of the bathroom. I got a hug, so I guess I passed the test last night. Alex had a cab for us, I settled my hotel bill, the bellboy took our luggage to the cab, and we were on our way.

Arriving at the airport, I saw my plane crew. We passed through customs and headed for the plane. My pilot saw us and said something to my steward, who came and took our luggage. Chris took my hand as we approached the plane. I spoke to my steward, introducing Chris. One thing about having your own plane and crew was that they knew what I was doing and were all for it.

Getting settled in our seats, I smiled at Chris. I figured this was his first plane ride. The steward closed the door, gave the standard safety talk, and took his seat.

I watched as the plane began to move. Chris had a death grip on the armrest. His small knuckles started to turn white. “Chris relax, sit back, and enjoy the sensation of taking off.” He relaxed a little. At least the blood began to flow in his wrist again.

Reaching our cruising altitude, “Do you want anything to eat or drink, Mr. Jeffries?”

“No, thank you, Jimmy, but this young man might enjoy something.”

“Would you like something to eat or drink? We have egg sandwiches and milk to drink.”

“Jimmy, prepare a hot chocolate for him. He didn’t finish breakfast, so one of the egg sandwiches would be nice.” I looked at Chris; he was smiling.

Jimmy set a tray in front of Chris, he sipped the hot chocolate, and I knew like most boys, he had his last cup of coffee.

“Jimmy, do you have any movies onboard for a young man?”

“I’ll check Mr. Jeffries.”

Jimmy dropped the screen, and a Disney movie started to play. There was a Mickey Mouse cartoon followed by Dr. Strange. The film kept Chris’s interest until Jimmy began to prepare lunch. I walked up to the galley, “Jimmy, make sure the lad gets a full plate. I can eat a few of those egg sandwiches you had earlier.”

I watched Chris as Jimmy set a full plate in front of him, “What would you like to drink, young man?”

I knew what he would say, “A cup of the chocolate drink, please.”

I watched him dig right into his lunch. I knew Maria would love this kid. She was always complaining that the boys didn’t eat enough.

After clearing the plates, Jimmy started the movie again. I watched for a while and then decided to take a nap. I must have fallen into a deep sleep; when Jimmy woke me, I realized I had someone snuggled against me. “We’ll be landing in a few minutes.”

I nudged Chris awake, “Chris, we are almost home. The plane is preparing to land.”

He looked out of the window as the plane descended into the airport.

Passing through customs, we went and picked up our luggage, which had been cleared through customs.

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On one Chris is very smart with that test of going into Mr Jefferies bed on the other hand it could have been very, very risky.Was there a way for Mr.Jefferies to have his people check Chris out?It's risky on his part also.Can't wait to meet Maria and the other kids.

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'Dad' Carleton Jeffries passed 'the bed test' with flying colors.

I'm a little surprised that Chris didn't ask about the other boys being controlled by 'Daan', but if he was the youngest and newest boy-for-rent maybe he hadn't bonded with them. 

(Spoiler Alert?) 

Wait... recollections in this and the previous two chapters are Carleton Jeffries' recollections of his activities rescuing 'street boys' before his death. They are in the book our (still unnamed) narrator and new home buyer was given to read by Steven Jeffries, one of Carleton's 'sons'. Or as Steven said, "I have brothers all over the world. All have been set up in business by my father. I think after reading that book, (diary?) you'll get to know my father..."    

Steven is one of the 'street boys' who became Carleton's 'sons' (and Steven's 'brothers' ) around the world.  :glomp:

Will the next few chapters be our (unnamed!) narrator's continued reading of Carleton's diary/journal?

As for why the house / estate isn't already in a proper 'trust' even though as Steven reveals the 'sons' control a trust Carleton set up (to fund the boys, but,  "...the trust owns ... the property surrounding the house and grounds." 

OMG, I don't like getting ahead of myself, so I'm going to stop now rather than continue to guess Carleton's 'trip down memory lane'.

Sorry if I'm spoiling anything. Just an over eager reader.

Take Care, Stay Safe, 6ft / 2m Distant, & WearTheDamnMask. And if that bothers anyone, to quote Caryn Elaine Johnson* aka Whoopi: "Suck it up".

* not just on the 

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Just now, Anton_Cloche said:

'Dad' Carleton Jeffries passed 'the bed test' with flying colors.

I'm a little surprised that Chris didn't ask about the other boys being controlled by 'Daan', but if he was the youngest and newest boy-for-rent maybe he hadn't bonded with them. 

(Spoiler Alert?) 

Wait... recollections in this and the previous two chapters are Carleton Jeffries' recollections of his activities rescuing 'street boys' before his death. They are in the book our (still unnamed) narrator and new home buyer was given to read by Steven Jeffries, one of Carleton's 'sons'. Or as Steven said, "I have brothers all over the world. All have been set up in business by my father. I think after reading that book, (diary?) you'll get to know my father..."    

Steven is one of the 'street boys' who became Carleton's 'sons' (and Steven's 'brothers' ) around the world.  :glomp:

Will the next few chapters be our (unnamed!) narrator's continued reading of Carleton's diary/journal?

As for why the house / estate isn't already in a proper 'trust' even though as Steven reveals the 'sons' control a trust Carleton set up (to fund the boys, but,  "...the trust owns ... the property surrounding the house and grounds." 

OMG, I don't like getting ahead of myself, so I'm going to stop now rather than continue to guess Carleton's 'trip down memory lane'.

Sorry if I'm spoiling anything. Just an over eager reader.

Take Care, Stay Safe, 6ft / 2m Distant, & WearTheDamnMask. And if that bothers anyone, to quote Caryn Elaine Johnson* aka Whoopi: "Suck it up".

* not just on the 

@Anton_Cloche hey, do not apologise, on the contrary,  Your comment is very accurate and enlightenIng , i must confess that before reding your POV i was a little lost. Thank you.

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1 hour ago, chris191070 said:

Chris is one happy kid, with no more worries.

Yes, but he took a chance. Carleton must have a convincing face

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56 minutes ago, weinerdog said:

On one Chris is very smart with that test of going into Mr Jefferies bed on the other hand it could have been very, very risky.Was there a way for Mr.Jefferies to have his people check Chris out?It's risky on his part also.Can't wait to meet Maria and the other kids.

I( think Alex took care of checking Chris out. But it is risky for Carleton and as well for Chris.

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11 minutes ago, Anton_Cloche said:

'Dad' Carleton Jeffries passed 'the bed test' with flying colors.

I'm a little surprised that Chris didn't ask about the other boys being controlled by 'Daan', but if he was the youngest and newest boy-for-rent maybe he hadn't bonded with them. 

(Spoiler Alert?) 

Wait... recollections in this and the previous two chapters are Carleton Jeffries' recollections of his activities rescuing 'street boys' before his death. They are in the book our (still unnamed) narrator and new home buyer was given to read by Steven Jeffries, one of Carleton's 'sons'. Or as Steven said, "I have brothers all over the world. All have been set up in business by my father. I think after reading that book, (diary?) you'll get to know my father..."    

Steven is one of the 'street boys' who became Carleton's 'sons' (and Steven's 'brothers' ) around the world.  :glomp:

Will the next few chapters be our (unnamed!) narrator's continued reading of Carleton's diary/journal?

As for why the house / estate isn't already in a proper 'trust' even though as Steven reveals the 'sons' control a trust Carleton set up (to fund the boys, but,  "...the trust owns ... the property surrounding the house and grounds." 

OMG, I don't like getting ahead of myself, so I'm going to stop now rather than continue to guess Carleton's 'trip down memory lane'.

Sorry if I'm spoiling anything. Just an over eager reader.

Take Care, Stay Safe, 6ft / 2m Distant, & WearTheDamnMask. And if that bothers anyone, to quote Caryn Elaine Johnson* aka Whoopi: "Suck it up".

* not just on the 

You can go ahead and say anything you want about this story. But I have a few surprises for you.

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Just now, CLJobe said:

Thanks, Anton. It seems Tony has found his way.

No ofense @CLJobe, unfortunatly for the last two  weeks i just can give  100%  atention  to anything i do, reading included . That's the reason why i was 'a little' lost. Thanks and Good evening.

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Great chapter, so he tried to see if he would get a response and failed , plus he seemed happy to go along with everything, a new experience awaits, a new life path lies ahead

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3 hours ago, Tonyr said:

No ofense @CLJobe, unfortunatly for the last two  weeks i just can give  100%  atention  to anything i do, reading included . That's the reason why i was 'a little' lost. Thanks and Good evening.

No offense taken Tony. I'm too old to take offense at anything anyone would say about me or my writing. So just know, I appreciate your comments.

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1 hour ago, mikedup said:

Great chapter, so he tried to see if he would get a response and failed , plus he seemed happy to go along with everything, a new experience awaits, a new life path lies ahead

Yes, and he'll be glad he took the chance

 

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Outstanding chapter! Chris tested Carleton and was relieved to find out that there was no interest overnight. I think that Chris has decided that wherever he ends up will be better than where he was. He also said that he would run away if forced into sexual abuse. This boy has taken a great risk and will be very happy with Carleton and his boys. I am looking forward to the next chapter and learning more about each of the boys. 😃❤️

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6 hours ago, flesco said:

Outstanding chapter! Chris tested Carleton and was relieved to find out that there was no interest overnight. I think that Chris has decided that wherever he ends up will be better than where he was. He also said that he would run away if forced into sexual abuse. This boy has taken a great risk and will be very happy with Carleton and his boys. I am looking forward to the next chapter and learning more about each of the boys. 😃❤️

It takes a brave lad to make the decision Chris has made. Although, to  go back on the street, would mean he would probably have had to go back to the man who had control of him. 

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