Determination

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Challenge #02692-G135: Should Have Written a Fix-it Fic

There was a knocking at my door, annoyed I ignored it. But they are determined to reach to me. When I eventually answered, I haven’t a foggiest clue about them. Told them I’m not buying what they trying to sell, but before I was able to close the door they stop me and the next word was seared into my mind. “You don’t know who I am, but I know you... I know how your story will end, I-I just want to change it.” -- Anon Guest

What would you do? What would you do if someone came by and insisted that they knew your story? What would be the logical course of action when a total stranger told you that they could change your fate?

The stranger on my doorstep was desperate and afraid. I could read that much in their body language, expression, and tearful eyes. They loved me without knowing me. Creepy. I ticked off the red flags in my head. Eagerness to please, claims of knowing 'my story', a desperate appeal to add themselves into my life. A complete absence of clues about who they were and what their life had been before they attempted to get into mine.

Their clothing was generic and new. So was their haircut. No visible accessories beyond the most common and cheap footwear available. That, and they had begged me not to call the police four times in their rapid-fire and urgent explanation of why they were there. They could have been stalking me for months. I certainly couldn't remember seeing them as I went about my life.

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