John is a 20-something pizza boy working his regular shift when a delivery goes horribly wrong. When a lady pays him for her Pizza, John discovers a note among the dollar bills, with the words help me, he realizes he needs to save the woman before it’s too late. John heaved, a sigh of relief as he checked the delivery addresses on his phone. It had been a long day, more exhausting than usual, only one more delivery to go. Then he could go home, relax and have some pizza himself, John hopped, on his scooter and rode to the house of elawas C for the next delivery.
He thought he could finish his work soon and head home because she lived close to the neighborhood where he had been delivering pizzas all day when John pulled over, he found himself in front of a modest but decent house. He collected the pizza Eloise had ordered, walked to her front door and rang the doorbell hello. I’Ve got your pizza man, John called out. There was no answer, hello, ma’am. Are you in there?
Yes, John rang the bell several times, but nobody answered for a moment. He didn’t know what to do. Ma’Am. I have your pizza. He called out one last time.
Yet again, there were no replies. John shook his head in disappointment. He knew that if he didn’t finish this delivery he’d have to pay for it out of his pocket. John. Couldn’T afford that he was working as a pizza delivery boy because he had elderly foster parents back home who had given him the best of everything and deserved.
The best too John was orphaned at a young age and would have ended up in a Sinister world. Full of crazy illegal things had his foster parents, not taking him in out of gratitude. John wanted to financially support his parents, who had spent all their savings. Raising him and his brothers John decided to wait a bit longer hoping this Eloise woman would come out and collect her order. He looked around the house and noticed that the lights were on and clothes were drying in the backyard.
This meant the house wasn’t empty. Excuse me ma’am: can you John it started when the door finally opened? Thank God he sighed, as he plastered his smile and prepared himself to greet his last customer of the day. As eloy’s appeared. John could tell something was wrong with her.
She was a fragile petite woman in her early 50s, who looked terrified as if she was scared for her life. The lawyers opened the door just to crack. Oh how? How much was it again? She asked tremend Lee.
It was uh, it’s 8.99 John said, as he passed the pizza box through to the woman uh ma’am. Are you all right? Do you need help? He asked watching her visibly shivering from Fright.
Did John surprise. She nodded yes yeah. Please wait right here. She said, as she slammed the door shut. She returned seconds later with a couple of sticky dollar bills and coins and said there you go thanks, wait!
Ma’Am! I thought you needed help. He cried John, wanted to ask her if she was okay, but she slammed the door before he could. Oh well have a good day. He said anyway, didn’t she say something.
He mumbled to John had a nagging feeling that that Eloise was in trouble. But what was wrong with her? He walked back to his scooter, straightening the bills and Counting the coins she’d. Given him and it was then he realized what the matter was. When John counted the money, he noticed a small crumpled piece of paper, a note wedged between two dollar bills.
As John straightened, the note his eyebrows arched and his heart began racing help me ASAP was scribbled on it in bold letters. The writing suggested it was hurried as if Eloise was compelled to write it quickly and slyly as if she was held captive and was in Danger, John decided. He couldn’t leave Eloise alone. He had to investigate with the note met returning to the house and ringing. The doorbell would be a bad idea, since whoever was inside the house with Eloise would try to hurt her or both of them.
Jon got on his scooter and rode down the lane behind eloy’s house, as he reached her backyard. He peeped in through the kitchen window and gasped in shock. What the hell, who is that Batman, John noticed a trembling Illinois on the living room, couch, crying and pleading with a tall man wearing a vest. He had some weird tattoos on his back: oh no she’s in Danger, John panicked. I need to call someone for Help.
The Tall Man threw the pizza box to the floor in a rage and tapped his Boot and Eliza’s front table. Then he held up the money he was holding gesticulating to eloys as if to suggest the money wasn’t enough and he needed more John realized. There was no time to waste he needed to assist Eloise before it was too late. He dashed to a scooter took his phone from the saddle, storage compartment and dialed 9-1-1. He then returned to the Lane in front of Illinois’s house and decided to wait for the cops as they arrived.
He walked up to Eloise’s front door and rang the bell. She opened it immediately. Yes, she asked gulping as she straightened her dress ma’am. I know someone’s in there John said confidently. I found your note this.
He added Cheung the note I can help. What’S going on, eloys nervously rubbed her Palms together. Oh well, I’m sure there’s been some mistake. Officers there’s nothing wrong really. I was just gon na eat.
My pizza maybe take a look inside. One of the officers asked. Oh yes sure. Certainly I mean why not eloy’s opened the door wider for everyone to enter the cop, searched the entire house but didn’t find anyone there see. I told you.
I was okay, exclaimed Eloise. Why would a man be here my husband died years ago and since then it’s just been me, but I saw him John cried. He was right here. Well, our team checked all the rooms and there’s no one here, sir. I hope you’re aware that false reporting is a crime, I’m not lying.
He was here right here, the pizza. He did in fact throw the pizza box on the floor, so I’m sure she’s not going to eat any pizza. Oh well! I I a Lewis hammered. I was so excited about it, but I accidentally dropped the Box on the floor and had to throw it away.
Your lying John said you’re lying Lewis. I know you’re in trouble at that man, whoever he was, was trying to con you out of money. How could you serve the officer intervene if this lady says there’s no trouble we’ll have to take her word for it, I’m letting you off on a warning if you report a false crime again, we’ll have to take you to the station we’ll take leave here. John followed the cops outside and stood alone watching their Cruiser disappear down the street. He sighed in disbelief, as he recalled what he’d seen through Eloise’s kitchen window.
There had to be a man. He had seen him disappointed John bucked, his helmet and climbed on his scooter to head home. Suddenly a voice called out to him. Please wait: can we talk John, looked to his side and saw Alloys in her driveway? What do you want now?
He asked angrily. I did write that note she confessed, so why didn’t you tell the cops? What if they took me to the police station, would you mind coming in please I could really use a company five minutes. He said. That’S all you’re gon na get John got down from his scooter and followed her Lloyds inside she sat across from him and began talking.
She started crying. So who exactly? Is he John asked? His name is Reggie he’s a lone shark, a lone shark. Why would a woman like you deal with a man like him?
I didn’t have a choice. Illoy’S confessed. I needed money for my son. I thought it was a miracle when he came forward to help me. I didn’t know he wasn’t the right man, Eloise’s youngest son, Jacob was in college, but she couldn’t afford his tuition, so she borrowed money from Reggie and promised to repay it by the deadline, as fate would have it.
She lost her job unexpectedly and as soon as Reggie found out about that he began harassing her. He began visiting her house at odd hours and demanding money, even though Eloy still had time for the payment. I don’t have any savings left she saw and I can’t involve the cops because you know that man has connections and could hurt my son. I can’t let that happen. So when the cops came, I had to lie that he wasn’t here again, given the money I had and he left, but you have to get out of this or he’ll keep extorting you.
I don’t know how to get rid of him. She saw it. John could understand iloy’s plight. He knew he had to help her in some way. Well, I think there’s a way I can help you he said.
Is there her eyes widened? Are you sure this read you guys didn’t kind of come after you? If you pay his loan, yes, you said the money is all he wants. Well, then, would you like to work at the pizzeria where I work John’s Pizzeria had a vacancy for an assistant, so he asked the lawyers to come in the next day and try her hands at the position. Surprisingly, it always turned out to be a fantastic cook and an excellent team player, so John’s boss hired her after a week of probation.
Then, two months later, a nearby Italian restaurant offered her a job as a cook and better pay and Eloise accepted the offer. Eloy started making good money and could finally support her family. Meanwhile, Reggie returned to her house one day and demanded money again. Eloise gave him the cash he had saved, but she wouldn’t let him get away this time. She had already called the cops and, as he took the money and left her house, he was apprehended the cops arrested him for operating unlawful businesses and for blackmailing and duping innocent citizens.
Illinois was relieved as she watched Reggie being led to the police cruiser after being arrested for his misdeeds. She could now live her life in peace and without worry, but that’s not where things ended. Eloise knew none of this would have been possible without Jon’s help. She decided to pay him a visit and express her gratitude for his help and kindness while apologizing for involving him in her problems. Oh, I bet you would have done the same.
John waved his hand dismissively honestly Eloise. It feels great that I could help someone and make a difference in their life, but I told my parents about it. They were really proud of me and I think that means the world to me. Well, Eloy said I’m sure they were very proud of you. Any parent would be, but thanking you wasn’t enough for what you did for me, John.
So I thought I’d do something special for you. What John laughed? What do you mean we’ll come to my place tomorrow? At exactly two o’clock and don’t forget the pizza, you got me last time. She chirped John, had no idea what eloy’s meant until he visited her house the next day with a pepperoni pizza.
So what was this about? He asked she handed him the money for the pizza and a note with the dollar bills, and you totally deserved it. She said John was confused as he opened a note as he began reading it tears welled up in his eyes and he found himself crying. Oh, oh God he SOB. You did not do that this time.
The note was knotted for a cry of help, but a message of appreciation. He read: congratulations, John, your boss and I planned this surprise for you. You are now a manager. I told your boss how you had helped me and he was impressed. He decided to reward you with a promotion.
Reggie would have never stopped troubling me if it hadn’t been for that pizza delivery. You deserve this promotion for working hard and helping others you’ve. Also, given me the confidence to share my story with other women, my age, who may not be aware of illegal lending and scams due to you, I can raise awareness about the issue. Thank you for helping me and so many of us love.