“Neal,” said Mandy calmly, though her mind was racing. “Let me go.”

“And why should I do that? You have to give me an answer first, babe.” Neal smiled, but this time it was less charming and more feral. Mandy was truly scared now.

“I gave you an answer, Neal, I said no!” Mandy nearly shouted, hoping someone would hear her and help.

“I don’t think so. That’s not the right answer.” Neal tightened his grip on Mandy’s shoulders and drew her closer to him. “Tell me what I want to hear, Mandy!”

Mandy struggled to get away, twisting and turning, but Neal just held her tighter. “Let me go, Neal! I’ll scream!”

Neal’s face contorted and he suddenly pushed her hard onto the groud. “No, you won’t,” he growled.

The figure outside of the school started running.

Mandy skidded away from him on the ground but he just caught ahold of her arm and hauled her upright again. “Tell me what I want to hear!” Neal screamed into her terrified face.

The front doors burst open.

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