Lilah was so upset by Officer Kahn’s unwillingness to help her that she could barely describe the incident to her husband. It didn’t help that he wasn’t very sympathetic.
“If he doesn’t think there’s anything to worry about, then I’m sure there’s nothing to worry about.”
“Are you serious right now?”
“Yeah. Look, I know it’s scary, but don’t forget that you’ve got me to take care of you.” He put an arm around her shoulders and Lilah had to resist the urge to pull away as she looked up at him.
“And what about when you’re not here? How can you protect me while you’re at the office all day and I’m working here? What if they have an automatic rifle? What’s your little pistol going to do against that? What if there are more than one of them?”
“There aren’t going to be more than one of them and no one’s coming in here with a rifle. We live in a good neighborhood with plenty of police protection.”
“That doesn’t do us any good when the police refuse to protect us.”
“That’s not what he said. He just said that, in his professional opinion, online comments are usually just that. I trust him to be able to do his job.”
Lilah sighed and leaned against her husband’s shoulder, but her mind was racing with the options she had for protecting herself. Clearly she was on her own here.
To be continued…