Kitty’s Point of View
I couldn’t believe that he actually showed up at Ethan’s party, of all places! I’ve tried so long to keep my relationship with the Terrey’s a secret from him, but he always seems to find me. No matter where he takes me, he never lets me get close to anyone. He’s always afraid that I’ll find my mother, or that I’ll tell the police what he does to me and Jayla. I never even said anything to anyone! Why does he always find out?! WHY?!
“KITTY!” he boomed “How many times have I told you?! School, home, bed. That’s it! Why do you always cause me havotic in my life?!”
“Daddy please! I-I was j-just trying to make some friends for once.” I stuttered, as my stomach twirled in knots.
“I don’t give a crap what YOU want! Your my daughter, and you do what I tell you!” he screamed, as everyone stood quiet. They were probably just as scared as I was…
“Dad please don’t take them away from me! PLEASE!” I begged, as a tear slid down the side of my cheek. I didn’t want to leave any of them! For once in my entire life I actually had someone to call family. I’ve never had any of this good stuff that Cale and Dagger have. It’s always been me and Jayla, traveling everywhere, doing my “fathers” dirty work.
“KITTY! I’ve had it up to hear with your crap! Now come on!” he shouted, turning towards the entrance.
“NO! I don’t want to go with you!” I choked up through my tears. I know it was so stupid to talk back to him. God why did I do it?!
He came closer to me, and thrust his body against mine. He grabbed my arm, and leaned into me and whispered “Come now… unless you want what Jayla had last week.” He’s always threatened to do that to me, and I’ve always got to the point where I was so scared, I just did as he told me. I hate my step father! I just want someone to save me from this world of hate, and destruction.
“Ok…” I sniffled, as he let go and smiled at everyone. “Sorry to disturb your party. I just told my daughter that I wanted her home tonight, and she didn’t listen. Kids!” he laughed, before pushing me towards the door, growling the whole way out.
Ethan’s Point of View
I felt sick to my stomach. Here we are having a great time, then this creepy wanna be shows up and starts spazzing out. I don’t know about the rest of them, but I could see right through his cheezy smile, and fake laugh. He wasn’t fooling me. Something is really off…. way off.
I turned to Dagger who was sitting next to me “I don’t trust him, Dag. Something doesn’t feel right.” He nodded his head in agreement “I know what you mean…”
Dagger’s Point of View
As we headed home, I couldn’t stop thinking about Kitty. She seemed so afraid, and hurt. I seriously wanted to take that guy on right then and there! But.. I wasn’t trying to be stupid, and beat up a full grown man, with some serious upper body strength. I just didn’t understand? Why would he make her go home? Why would she PLEAD with him not to stay, but to keep us as friends? What does that man tell her? I know he isn’t her real dad… something just isn’t right!
As I laid about, my mind still trailing off about tonight, my cell phone flashed into life. I picked it up and read the ID. “Unknown.” I wasn’t sure if I should answer it… but I did anyways. “Hello?” I asked, listening intently for the other voice. For a couple seconds I didn’t hear anything but small coughs and sniffles. “Is someone there?!”
“Dagger? Oh god… I’m so glad I remembered your number and that t-this phone works. I-It’s Kitty.” she cried, her voice low and shaky.
“Kitty?! What happened?!”
“He… he hurt me…. Dagger please he’s trying to take me away from Twinbrook! He wants to move me and Jayla again!” she choked, and I could hear the terror in her voice.
“Kitty are you OK? Do you want me to call the cops? Should I get you to a hospital!?” I screeched, rage starting to swell up in me.
“NO! Don’t call the c-cops! If he even hears a siren he will grab us both and get out.” she sniffled, as her voice broke.
“What should I do? I have to help you!”
“He left about 5 minutes ago to go do something before we leave. You have to help me and Jayla escape! Get Cale! Tell him it’s urgent! Please Dagger… I just can’t live with this monster anymore… I’m counting on you.” she said, before the line went dead.
“Oh god… please let her be OK.”
He jumped up, and threw the covers off of his body. “AHH!? WHAT HAPPENED?!” he shouted, looking around the room with widen eyes.
“Cale..” I sighed, but was cut off by his screams.
“What is wrong with you!? You nearly gave me a heart attack!” he shouted, throwing his arms in the air.
“Cale you don’t under-“
“Dude you ever pull something like this again and you’ll be sorry! Why did you do it anyways?!” he screeched. Everytime I tried to get a word in he would cut me off with more insults! Good god! He really isn’t one to be woken up….
“Cale calm down! It’s about Kitty! She’s in danger!” I finally cut in, and his mouth closed shut. “We have to get her out of that house, before her step dad get’s back. He hurt her Cale… her and some other girl. There trapped there.”
“Are you sure?” he gasped, looking at me with fear in his eyes.
“More than ever… She called me in a panic, and told me to get over there. Come on!” I stated, throwing him a t-shirt, and heading for the door.
Before we had the chance to take one step out of the room, I ran smack into Ethan. “DUDE!” I shouted, rubbing my arm where we hit.
“I wanna go with you guys.” he stated, staring at the both of us.
“Forget it Ethan. Your staying here. I’m not having my kid brother get hurt.” I demanded, trying to push him out of our way.
“I’m not a kid Dagger! I’m 16 years old for crying out loud! Stop treating me like some baby.” he growled, blocking our path, persisting he come.
“FINE! But if you get in trouble, it’s not my fault.”
“What ever…” and with that we were on our way. Of course mom and dad were nestled in there beds and had no idea what was going on. But this was something you just couldn’t involve parents in…
We arrived at the house in a mere two minutes. We gathered around the front yard, trying to think a plan through “Alright” Cale started “Dagger you check around back, Ethan you try the front door. I’m going to stand watch, and signal you if I see him coming, alright?”
“Come on Cale…” Ethan sighed “You know that door is gonna be bolted shut. This guy is a wack job.”
“Just try!” Cale demanded, and pointed to the front porch. I rolled my eyes at them, and took off for the back of the house. There had to be a way in…
As I rounded about the house, I came across a small black window. “I bet there in there…” I whispered to myself, as I grabbed an old lawn chair and propped myself ontop of it.
I peered inside, and sure enough Kitty was curled up on the old bed. I knocked at the window, causing her to jump. She ran over to where I was and pointed at me “Dagger… you need to hurry up! He’s gonna be back any minute!”
“Were trying! Cale is keeping watch, and Ethan is trying to get through the front door…” I sighed, trying to hold back the tears when I saw her face.
“Come on! Climb through the window!” I stated, trying to open it up.
“That window is bolted shut…” the girl -who I learned was named Jayla- replied.
Kitty turned to her “We have to at least try again Jayla! Please! I don’t want to be here anymore.” she cried, as they both used all there strength to push against the window. No use.
Ethan’s Point of View
I ran up to the porch and grabbed the knob on the door. I shook it as hard as I possibly could… dangit… no good. I tried kicking it a couple times, but that door just wouldn’t budge!
When all else failed, I went and grabbed one of the neighbors patio rocks and swung it forward. Bashing the handle over and over.
“Come on you piece of crap! Open up!” I shouted, and swung it one last time. The knob busted off, and I kicked the remainder of the door open.
“I GOT I!” I screamed, as I walked into the old house. Cale ran around to the side, and grabbed Dagger telling him that I was in.
I cracked open the second door the same way. “Your hero has arrived.” I laughed, putting up my muscles. I know it wasn’t the greatest time to be goofing off, but I had to lighten the tension in this room. You could freaking cut it with a knife.
“Oh thank god…” Kitty sighed, rubbing her face in relief. The other girl standing next to her swooned “You really are my hero.” I was only kidding… but hey, why not?
The red haired girl walked over to me, “So I guess this makes you my knight in shining armor?” she giggled, twirling a piece of her hair.
“Well… I guess so. Does this mean I get to kiss yah?” I laughed, which caused Kitty to groan.
“Umm hello? Yea… we only have like .. no time to get out of here! It really isn’t the time to be flirting!” she grumbled, pushing us both out the front door. Hey I just saved this chicky, I deserve a little flirt action. Espically from a hottie like her!
When we finally made it to our house, we were all exshausted yet no one could sleep. Our parent’s were fuming as we made our way through the door at 3:45 am. We told them everything that happened, and surprisly there whole attitudes changed. They actually felt so sorry for Kitty and Jayla… asking over and over if they wanted them to phone the police. Kitty told them no, as did Jayla. At least my parents are doctors, and could check them over without leaving the house. Jayla was alright, but Kitty… she had brusies all over her back, and her face was beaten pretty badly as well.
“Soo… I didn’t catch your name?” she said, as she sat down next to me.
“It’s Ethan, but everyone calls me E. I’m not sure why… something about it being easier for them to remember my name… I don’t know.”
She laughed and rolled her eyes at me “Well E, it’s really nice to meet you. I’m so glad you got us out of that house. I’m not sure how much longer we can stay here before he finds us… but it’s good to know were safe… for now.” she sighed, lowering her head.
“Hey it’s alright.” I smiled, placing a hand on her shoulder “No one is going to hurt you ever again… we won’t let him… I mean, I won’t let him.” She looked up at me, and grinned. I could tell that my words were really helping her to cope. I just felt so bad for her. I can’t imagine what she’s been through.
“You mind if I wrap my arm around you?” she questioned, her two auburn eyes staring into mine.
“You don’t have to ask, I would really… like that.” I smiled, as my cheeks flushed red. I’ve never been this close to a girl. I’ve had a little crush when I was in school, but… never had the guts to say anything. I’m glad I waited.
“Yah know?” she giggled “Your even cuter up close”
“That’s cause I’m like 200 years younger than all of you guys…” I sighed, looking away.
She pulled my head back to face hers “The younger ones are better anways.”
Cale’s Point of View
This has been the most fear wrenching night of my life. I thought what I did with Bobbi was scary, this tops that 3 times over! I was just so happy that we managed to get them out, and into our home. That man deserves to go to jail. Who know’s? Maybe him and my dad can be jail mates… talk trash to each other all day.
“Cale… thank you so much. I don’t know what I would have done if he took us away again. I just can’t stand not being around y- I just… would have been really upset.” she sighed, looking everywhere but my face.
“Kitty, my heart almost dropped when Dagger told me you were in danger. I had to keep my cool because I thought I was going to have a panic attack!”
“Y-you did? Why?” she breathed, her eyes shining as they stared into mine.
“Kitty… this is really hard for me to say. But I have to tell you…” I replied, closing my eyes and turning my head away from her.
“Tell me what?” she questioned
I took both of her hands in mine, and let our eyes lock. “Cale? What… what are you doing? What do you have to tell me?”
“I love you.”
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