Toddler days had come and gone for our youngest daughter. It was so strange to think that all of our kids would be in school now, but there it is.
I picked Micki up off the floor, and cuddled her close. I let out a small huff, and made my way over to her cake. Fraser lit the candle, with a grin spread on his face. The sudden burst of fire startled Makenzie. She quickly grabbed hold of my fingers and buried her face into my shoulder.
“Micki, it’s alright. Papa won’t let it hurt you.” She lifted her head up and grinned at me, but still being cautious of the small burning flame.
“Happy Birthday Micki!!”
“I don’t want to go to stupid school!” she growled in contempt, her eyes narrowing.
“Micki… you have to go to school. There is no way around it!!”
I stomped my foot and ran for my room. No way around it? I’ll make a way! Papa can’t make me go to school if I’m sleeping, now can he. I’ll just go back to bed, and pretend nothing ever happened. What good is school anyways?! It’s filled with people who will make fun of me for being different, or something. I’m NEVER going!
“Makenzie Elizabeth Terrey!” Papa shouted, but I just continued to ignore him. No point in trying to fight with him, he’ll win someway.
“Makenzie, your not fooling anyone. You were just awake 5 minutes ago. Now get out of bed!” he steamed, now tapping his foot in frustration.
I kept my eyes closed, and groaned. I didn’t want to go! Why couldn’t he just, like, let me have another day to be home. Daddy wasn’t feeling that great anyways, so he would be home!
“You know what? Forget it. But this isn’t going to happen all the time, Makenzie. Your going tomorrow, even if I have to drag YOU!”
He sighed loudly, and hurriedly walked out of the room. Today my sisters were getting dropped off because I made them late for the bus. I don’t care! School stinks!
The twins grabbed their bags, and hopped into the car. We were already almost late, and I didn’t know what else to do besides leave Micki and go. She always gives us such a hard time in the morning, and this is only been her first week!! I don’t know how in the world we’re getting her through 12 YEARS!
“Alright girls, be good and learn something new.”
They both shot me dirty looks, and rolled their eyes. It only made me chuckle, because I use to do the same thing to my mom. She always said the same thing everyday and now that I’m a parent, might as well pass down that annoying tradition.
“Oh papa? Don’t forget that Kaylee and me are going over Ro’s house! So don’t pick us up from school. She lives right over there.” Lia pointed across the way, smiling a grin at me. I nodded my head, and they hopped out of the car.
I waited in the car, and watched as my girls went into the school building. You can never be to sure around here. With Crimson on the loose, Fraser and I are at wits end. So far it’s been months since that cop came to us, so we pretty much eased up since then. In the beginning we wouldn’t even let them out of our sights for more than 5 minutes!
Before heading to work, I decided to stop by the house and make sure Fraser, and my bratty Micki were alright. Fraser was in the living room cleaning up, when I snuck up behind him and kissed his cheek.
“Do you want to catch this cold?” he laughed, shoving me away.
“Eh, I don’t care. Love has no boundaries.” I winked, grabbing him around the waist.
“First off… your late for work. Second, our 6 year old daughter is in the next room sleeping! Knock it off, you tease! Plus I’m sick… stop… touching me.” he sighed, shaking his head at me.
“Oh she can’t hear me. She’s mad at me for trying to take her to school again. I’m a terrible father aren’t I?”
“The worst. NOW GO!” he shouted, pointing towards the front door.
“Arg, fine. Meanie.”
Sometimes that husband of mine. He doesn’t know when to take a hint. I love him to death, but he honestly doesn’t learn. I tell him every time I’m sick to stay away, but he seems to cling to me more. Such a big baby. Always looking for attention.
Since I was stuck at home with nothing to do, I busied myself with chores. I cleaned the dishes, straightened up the living room, and even managed to do some laundry. Even when I’m sick I have to be doing something. I get bored so easily…
“So, how was your week Mr. dish?” I really need to find friends that don’t work during the day…
After cleaning everything I possibly could, I went to check on Micki. She was offly quiet. I knew she was suppose to be sleeping, but I would have at least heard her snoring. That girl sounds like a grizzly bear!
I tip-toed to her bedroom door, and quietly inched it open. When I could finally get a view of her room, I saw her on the ground playing with one of Brent’s old army tanks. Yeah, she’s sleeping alright!! Even though she was awake, I left her alone, because she WAS being quiet. If she knew, that I knew, she wasn’t sleeping… she would be blaring the TV and driving me nuts! She’s better off this way.
Later on in the evening, Scott had arrived home from work. It was nearly 3:30, when he plopped down on the sofa and started his “I’m home from work” channel surfing. He never stayed on something more than 10 minutes. Honestly, how do you even enjoy watching anything like that?!
“Scott? Did the girls call?”
He grabbed the remote and muted the show, “No, were they suppose to?”
“No, it’s just-“
He laughed, and shifted himself around “Relax, worry wart. There at Lears. Nothing is going to happen to them there.”
Maybe he’s right. What’s to worry about?
I tried not to worry, but my eyes kept retreating back to the ticking clock on the wall. Everything wrong that could possibly run through my mind did. It was closing in on 5:15, when my stomach started turning. Why hadn’t they called? Shouldn’t they be home by now?
Instead of bothering Scott again with my panicking outburst, I stepped outside and waited for Lear’s car to pull up. By now it was almost 6:00, and my fears were setting in deeper. This just wasn’t like them not to say anything, or at least be home by now! Lear’s had the girls over plenty of times, he knows they have to be in bed by a certain time. Where is he?!
With fear clogging my mind, I did what any normal parent would… I called Lear’s house. Normally I wouldn’t do this because I trust my girls to be safe, but I just had to make sure. Knowing there alright, will set my threat-meter on low again.
“555-… no… uhhh… 556? Oh my god what is it…”
My thoughts were surely interrupted with a mans voice from the other line. “Hello?”
“LEAR! Hey, um… how-how’s the twins? They alright? Did they have dinner? Is their homework done? Is-“
“Whoa slow down! What are you talking about? The twins aren’t here…”
“Wait, what?!” My heart dropped to my feet, and my palm grew sweaty.
“Dude, they never showed up here after school. Ro thought that maybe they had something else to do. Is everything okay?” he sighed, I could hear the worry in his tone.
The phone nearly slipping from my hand, I uttered out a “NO! It’s fine.” then hung up. WHERE ARE MY GIRLS?!
Panicking, I didn’t even say a word to Scott. I just rushed out the front door, bolting towards the car. Before I even had the chance to round the corner to the driver side, I came across a small piece of paper on the hood of the car, and a recorder on the floor.
“Wh-what is that…“
I couldn’t even breath when my eyes read the words on the tattered piece of paper. I didn’t want to believe it, nor did I try too. As I stood there in the cold of the night, I nearly passed out from the shock I was in. I thank god that Scott came outside to see what I was doing, and that’s when I gave him the note. We dragged ourselves inside – not knowing what to do – and sat on the floor the rest of the night crying, and staring at this piece of paper.
“Put $300,000 in the trash can at the west entrance to Grovehill park by 10 pm or the kiddies” Is what the note read. Later on when we dared to listen to the recording, it told us that we had 1 week from today to get it, or we would never see the girls again. It also said that if they even saw one cop, the deal was broken. The voice was recorded with a voice changer, so we had no idea who it was.
“We… we could get a loan from the bank? Or, put the house up for sale?!” Scott sniffled, lifting his head from his jeans, which were stained with tears.
“In one week?! There is no way either one of those would go through that fast. Scott, I’m scared! I don’t know what to do!!”
“Fraser, just stay calm! We’ll think of something!”
How could I stay CALM!? My daughters were missing, and I had no idea if I was ever going to see them alive again!
Is it daytime or nighttime? I couldn’t tell, everything looked like a blur to me. I got out of my bed, and looked around my room for my older sisters. I don’t understand? Where are they? Why haven’t they come back yet!? Their beds are still unmade from days ago!
After a few minutes of worrying where my sisters were, I heard a noise coming from the kitchen. It sounded like the moaning of a half dead person, or a monster. What ever it was, it really made me scared!
“Is anyone there? Papa, daddy?! ANYONE!?” I screamed, fear closing in around me. I felt so alone, like there was no one who could save me.
Instead of trying to see who was after me, I bolted out my bedroom door and ran for the front one. Every step I took felt longer than the last. It was like I was running and running, but never crossing the exit!!
The booming voice of the creature woke me from my sleep in a panic. I hated this! I hated everything about it! No matter what, every time I went to sleep something was always trying to get me, or take me away! Why won’t the nightmares EVER stop!?
I quickly threw the covers off me. My entire body trembling, sweat pouring from my head.
“NO! NO! NO!” I shouted, jumping out of my bed “No one is going to hurt me! No one is going to hurt them!”
I threw open my bedroom door, and darted out of it. It felt so unsafe, and insecure. I just didn’t know what else to do but leave it. I ran around the house searching frantically for my Papa or daddy. I just had to be in their arms. I needed to know that who ever took my sisters wasn’t going to get me too!
My papa slowly came in from outside, and sighed as he kicked off his shoes. When I saw him my entire face lit up and I ran into his arms! “PA PA! OH PA PA! I’m so glad your here!”
He frowned weakly, and held me tight “I never left, sweet heart. I was just taking in some fresh air. I will never leave you. Daddy and me both are not going anywhere.”
I let go of my grasp, and wiped my tears from my eyes. My Pa pa lowered his head, and let out a low sigh. It had only been two days since my sisters were taken, and they still don’t know what to do. Even though I’m only little, I still feel really scared for them. I just want them to come home. It’s so sad, because today was their birthday… and we don’t even know where they are.
I didn’t even know how long we were down there, it just felt like forever. I don’t even remember very much about how he took us, but he did. We just came out of the school building, and were on our way over to Ro’s house. When all of a sudden a cloth went over our mouths and we woke up here.
“Lia… do you forgive me for getting mad at you?” I sniffled, cradling her leg.
“Forgive you? I was trying to find a way for you to forgive me. I’m sorry I won Kaylee…” she sighed, rubbing the top of my forehead.
“I don’t even care anymore, Lee. You can have it. You won, you deserve it.”
“Kaylee… I’m never going to use it. Just take my spot, I’ll explain everything to Mr.Klesto.”
I lifted my head, and tears streamed down my face. “How do you know we will even get out of here?! Look at this place! We’re trapped in a cellar!”
We quickly scurried to our feet, and just stared a the man.
“What was that? Did I just hear you disobey me… AGAIN?!” his nostrils flared, and his eyes filled with anger. I was so scared to even speak. I tried to get her to stop, I honestly did!
“I SAID! Why are we here?! What do you want from us!?” she dared to retaliate, and my stomach dropped.
He ran over to her, and grabbed her by the throat. His grasp was so tight, that her knees buckled causing her to fall over. For a split second I thought that would stop him, but he only knelt down and grabbed her again. He twisted her arm, causing her to wince in pain!
“This is what you get for back talking!” he growled loudly, taking her by the shirt and punching her!
“STOP!” I screamed “YOUR HURTING HER!”
My whole body froze in fear. I felt at that very moment that I was going to die. I could see everything flash before me at once.
I shook my head no rather quickly, and he narrowed his eyes. “GOOD! Now, don’t try anything funny, I’ll be back later. Oh, and while your still standing there… make sure to clean up this mess.”
When I knew he was completely out of sight, and ear range… I raced to my sisters side, and held her close. Her pulse was rather slow, but she was still alive. Her left arm might have been broken, and her nose was strained.
“Lia… oh my god!” I cried, as I sat there with her unconscious body in my arms. “I promise Lia. I promise we will find a way to escape.”
Thanks for reading! Oh no, Crimson took the girls! Fraser and Scott don’t know what to do. They have no idea how to get the money, and the time is running out. They can’t go to the police, because Crimson is crazy enough to kill them.
Lol, Callierose really has a thing for Sebie, and I found it so funny that she wound up with him!!! XD Maybe there will be babies in the future? What do you think Callie? 😉 Oh, and that crossed out name is when Sebie randomly married some Old lady… then she died. I found it really funny! XD