They've confronted me about it, I didn't lie. They know now that they have to forget about this, and not mention it again. Luckily, they've never seen Mr. Tall.
One question they asked me is this: "How are you able to deal with what happened and still appear normal and happy?" That's not the exact wording, but it's close enough. My answer is simple. Many of you have probably heard stories of people who were being tortured protecting themselves by 'hiding' in a corner of their mind. The concept is the same. You can't learn it, or force it, though. It just happens. For me, it happened when I realized exactly the situation I was in. I have a 'mask', if you will, that I use to hide the fear. I access the 'part' of my mind when I'm in public. That way, no one will ever know what's really going on.
That's it for now.
P.S. I saw Mr. Tall Wednesday. I went to get a drink of water around 10:30 p.m. I looked out the window and there he was, less than 10 ft. away. Fun, things are getting worse for me.