I Dream of My Cousin

My cousin was abducted from his convinience store about 6 months ago. His house is right behind the store he owns so when no one was there to help a couple of regulars, they went to ask for some help at this house. His wife called my uncle and the cops right away. There were signs of a struggle. My cousin put up a hell of a fight. The FBI got involved soon after. About 3 days later there was a call for randsom money. It was paid but my cousin has not been found.  I keep having dreams about my cousin. In my dream he seems happy. We used to pick up our kids at their school, I used to see him everyday until I moved away. I don't know if I'm just dreaming of him the way I remember seeing him last or if he's trying to let me know he's in a better place. I don't think the FBI tried too hard to save my cousin. He wasn't a model citizen. Where we are from the Mexican drug cartel violence is spreading to our side of the border. Those people are ruthless. My heart breaks when I think of what they might have done to my cousin. The crime is getting worse and worse, they'll kidnapp anyone who owns a business or seems well off. What's worse is that my daughter was born 2 days before my cousin was taken. Every time she reaches another month, I think about how my cousin probably isn't. I dream of him often and my heart breaks.    

Queen82 Queen82
26-30, F
Mar 4, 2009