Jeremy ran to the backdoor, which was the closest from the basement. He opened it and limped outside.
Veronica was furious. She hysterically banged the door and screamed for Jeremy to let her out. She conjured her phone and dialed a number.
“Jack, I’m in trouble. Jeremy locked me up in Rachel’s basement. You have to come here”
Jack said something back.
“Oh, right, of course. You’re busy” Veronica nodded. “The window…No, I didn’t think about that. Okay, I have to hang. Thanks for the tip, Jack” She hung up and walked to the window. She caught a glimpse of Jeremy’s legs and opened the window. She pulled herself up and crawled outside the window. She hurried to her car and unlocked it. The key was still in the ignition and her crossbow lay in the backseat. She started the car and drove full speed ahead.
Jeremy heard a car, but could only assume it was Veronica coming after him and so he picked up the pace.
Nevertheless Veronica overhauled him and she parked the car in front of him. She grabbed her crossbow and got out.
Jeremy still tried to get away, when for the second time he felt an arrow piercing through his skin. He fell down and Veronica walked towards him. This time she’d hit him in his shoulder. She ducked, grabbed his shoulders and dragged him to her car. She opened the trunk and put Jeremy inside. She closed the trunk and locked it.