The woman in the blue robe was walking down the deserted streets of the city, her cell phone clutched tightly in her hand. She was on the phone with her friend, trying to recount the events of the previous night, when suddenly she heard footsteps behind her. She turned around to see a man in a dark hoodie approaching her. She quickened her pace, but the man kept following her.
As she approached her apartment building, the man grabbed her from behind and pulled her into the alleyway. The woman screamed, but the man covered her mouth with his hand. He then pulled out a knife and held it to her throat.
"Give me your phone and your purse," the man growled.
The woman reluctantly handed over her belongings, her heart pounding in her chest. The man then pushed her to the ground and ran off into the night. The woman sat there in shock for a few moments before getting up and running into her apartment building.
She called the police and reported the robbery, but she knew deep down that they wouldn't be able to do much. She felt violated and vulnerable, and she couldn't shake off the fear that had settled in her heart.
Days passed, and the woman tried to move on from the traumatic experience, but she couldn't. She couldn't sleep, she couldn't eat, and she couldn't leave her apartment without feeling like she was being watched.
One day, while she was out getting groceries, she saw the man in the dark hoodie walking down the street. She froze in fear, but the man didn't seem to recognize her. She quickly walked away, trying to keep her composure, but her heart was racing.
The woman knew she had to do something. She couldn't just let this man get away with what he had done to her. She decided to take matters into her own hands and started doing some research. She spent hours scouring the internet for information on the man in the dark hoodie, and eventually, she found what she was looking for.
The man was a known criminal in the city, with a long list of past offenses. He had been arrested many times but had always managed to escape punishment.
The woman knew she couldn't let him get away with it again. She spent weeks planning her revenge, researching the man's movements and habits. She knew where he lived, where he hung out, and who his associates were.
One night, she donned a blue robe and went to the man's apartment building. She knew he was out at the moment, so she waited patiently for him to return.
When he finally arrived, she followed him into the building and waited for him to enter his apartment. She then knocked on his door, pretending to be lost and asking for directions.
The man opened the door, and before he could react, the woman pepper-sprayed him in the face. He stumbled back, coughing and wheezing, and the woman pushed past him and into the apartment.
She searched the place, looking for any evidence of his criminal activities. She found a stash of drugs, a knife, and a gun, which she promptly took with her.
As she was leaving the building, she heard the man moaning in pain. She turned around and saw him lying on the ground, clutching his face.
"Tell your associates to leave me alone," she said, before disappearing into the night.
The woman knew she had taken a risk by confronting the criminal, but she also knew that she had done the right thing. She had taken back some of the power that had been taken from her, and she felt a sense of satisfaction that she had never felt before.
From that day on, the woman in the blue robe held her head high and walked with confidence. She knew that she was strong and that she could overcome anything that life threw at her.