“What do you mean you’re leaving?” Sandra asked. “Where are you going?”
“I don’t know yet,” Barry said as he grabbed his passport, his wallet, and his roll-aboard.
“You don’t know?” Sandra said. “You sound totally incoherent, you know? You’re going off to who knows where, traveling hither and yon for some unknown period of time? What are the kids and I supposed to do?”
Barry felt terrible. The last thing he wanted to do was to abandon his family, but he knew it was for their own good. The mob was after him, not his wife and kids, so they’d be better off if he wasn’t around. All he had to do was to lay low and stay under the radar until the heat died down.
“Once I get to where I’m going,” Barry said, “I’ll send for you and the kids and we’ll figure out where we go from there.”
Barry walked out of the door that night and Sandra never heard from him again. The police informed her a few weeks later that they had found his body. He was the victim of an apparent mob hit.
Written for these daily prompts: Weekly Prompts (passport), Word of the Day Challenge (incoherent), Your Daily Word Prompt (hither), Ragtag Daily Prompt (abandon), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (radar).