The reporter had said that it was only a matter of time until Alissa’s location was known. He claimed that a hospital employee was their source for the information. A picture of Alissa was flashed onto the screen.
George decided that it would be a good idea to question Betty. The shooter had not made another try on Alissa, but they knew that could change at any time. George asked her to come in to the station and talk. He was surprised when Betty showed up at the station with her attorney, Tom Shallow.
“Thank you for coming in, Betty.”, he said.
George questioned her for over an hour. Thanks to Tom, he got nothing from her. However, his gut told him that she was involved. If she were, they needed more evidence than Michael Hamming seeing her in a nightclub.
“Matthew, I wanted to let you know this myself. Alissa has been located by a reporter for the AP. I was able to pull some strings, and the story won’t be released until Friday. I wanted to give you a heads up.”, he told Matthew.
That only gave them three days before total mayhem surrounded Alissa. They were going to have to move her until after the story broke and things cooled down. Maybe if she made a statement to the press from a secret location it would be better.
“Alissa, I just spoke with Matthew. He told me that the press knows where you are and the news will be released on Friday.”, he said.
Alissa looked at him stunned. She had intentionally pushed all thoughts about the danger from her mind. She was enjoying her pregnancy and being back with Dale. She tried not to cry. She forced the tears back.
“What are we going to do now?”, she asked, anxiously.
“We’re leaving today! The press will be swarming around here probably starting tomorrow, trying to get a jump on everyone else. Matthew is going to set it up for a reporter from your old station to interview you privately. We’ll stay hidden until things quiet down.”, Dale said.
Alissa moved closer to Dale, and he wrapped his arms around her. “Dale, if I weren’t pregnant and if I did not have Sharlee, I would quit running!”, she told him. “I am tired of other people running my life!”
Dale reluctantly called Alex and told him what was going on. Once again, he would have to accept his brother’s help. He had intentionally taken a shift opposite from Dale’s so that one of them could always be with Alissa.
“We?”, Dale repeated.
“Dale we don’t have time to argue!”, Alex told him, exasperated.