OP screamed for help when they pulled her out of the vehicle
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Finally, her mask was removed. She was on her knees in front of her boyfriend.
He looked confused and angrily asked his friends what was happening. OP realized he was dressed nicely.
The entryway to his home also had romantic decors. OP realized what was going on and collapsed into sobs. She had another panic attack.
Her boyfriend took her upstairs where OP showered and changed by herself. She called her sister who immediately sped to fetch her. OP knows she's not in any real danger, but her body couldn't catch up to what was happening.
OP's sister wanted her to file a report with the police
The kidnapping plan was taken too literally and too far. They will be charged with false imprisonment if OP decides to press charges.
OP thanked everyone for their support. She and her sister were planning on meeting her boyfriend around the time she posted the update.
OP's fear was real even if the situation was a "joke"
Actually, she initially had no idea that it was all planned. She actually thought she was getting kidnapped by men who will harm her. It was all real for OP.
That creepy guy running his hands up and down her thighs sexually assaulted her
The damage to OP and her property are all tangible. People she didn't consent to, touched her and took away her agency.
Even when you learn the truth that you were not in any real danger later on, your brain and your body will be on heightened alert because of your initial response to the situation
There are apparently studies that show playing Tetris helps the brain process traumatic experience
All of those things were all real. The fact will not change or erase how OP felt in those moments.
None of what happened to her was okay
OP's life moving forward will not be the same after what happened to her. They knowingly traumatized her.
She is definitely going to need therapy as soon as possible
Her mind and body are still in panic mode even when she knew she was in a safe location
The outpouring of support and horror on her behalf got through to OP. She posted an update after a few weeks.
OP accepted her boyfriend's proposal. They are working on her healing.
OP is still consulting with her lawyer, but she doesn't think she will pursue charges against her abductors
Her update was not as well received as OP thought. Redditors had a lot to say.
They asked her to reconsider her decision not to press charges.
Even her boyfriend's original plan, if it was followed, was in poor taste to put it mildly
I personally couldn't see myself continuing a relationship with a person who would abduct me as a prank. I was angry on OP's behalf because what she went through was completely unavoidable.
May she have a strong support system moving forward because it will take a long time for her to process the events of that Friday morning fully. Friends, pretending to kidnap your significant other to propose to them is never a good idea.