Author’s Note: Touchy scenes… No pun intended… Also I hope you enjoy the little cameo ^_^’
Ryder’s Point of View
Oh god my head… I’m never drinking again!! It feels like a freaking jack-hammer is going off inside of my skull. God this sucks so freaking bad! Who was the smart one that thought drinking was so fun?! Where is the FUN in hanging onto a toilet seat for seven freaking hours?! I feel like I’ve thrown up my stomach; I swear to god…
Adam sighed, “Ryder get up; you’ve been here all night long.”
I groaned, “Shut up Adam… I don’t feel so good.”
“Well that’s what happens when you drink 6 glasses of some random crap. I told you not to drink but you didn’t listen to me. James wants us in his office and your hanging onto the crapper!”
I lifted my head – barely – and then flipped him the bird.
“Why are you like this Ryder?! You’ve turned into nothing but a total JERK! If you weren’t my responsibility, I’d leave you here to get in trouble.” he growled, “Besides, this is no one’s fault but your own. I hope you’re prepared to get yelled at for your motorcycle, because you know James is going to chew you out for that. You know how much that thing cost?! Dang it Ryder…”
I lifted myself up off the ground, nearly stumbling into the tub, and then let out a long sigh. Everything on my body was aching and my eyes felt so freaking heavy. I couldn’t get any sleep last night, or err… this morning, because of… well… being glued to the toilet.
“You can stop nagging me now, Grandma; I got off the floor.” I groaned, rubbing my sore neck.
Adam didn’t reply to that remark. He just rolled his eyes and headed out of the bathroom. God, sometimes I swear he just yells at me because he enjoys it. If he ever has any kids, I’d feel so bad for them. He would pester them so bad; they’d probably wanna jump out of a window or something.
“My patience has grown so very THIN with you Ryder. I constantly tell you over and over again to be careful but you are so reckless. It’s a miracle that you are even still alive right now.” James scowled, “I don’t even know why I allowed you any freedom; especially after the last mission you preformed for me – Those men almost caught you…”
Like I give a crap. I’ll do what I want. Has he honestly not learned anything? I’m not doing this stuff because he’s forcing me or because I like him. I’m doing this because it’s the only way that I’m ever going to get this stupid thing off my arm and because it’s going to show everyone in this forsaken place how amazing I am at what I do. You’ll see… I’ll over-throw this moron one day.
I slammed myself down in a chair, “Oh my bad… I’ll make sure to give them a hug and a kiss next time. I can see why you’d be mad with me killing them.”
He shot me a look, “I TOLD YOU TO GET IN AND GET OUT! I said nothing about shooting them down you little crap!”
“I finished the job, why are you so freaking pissed?!”
He took a deep breath, “I’m done discussing this with you. I haven’t brought you in here about your last mission or about that freaking bike – which I haven’t forgotten about. I brought you in here about another assignment; your on-going assignment.”
I leaned forward, “You’re talking about that skank that got me here in the first place right? What, you finally found her? Jeez, took you long enough.”
James clenched his fist, “I haven’t located her exactly…” he said through clenched teeth, “But someone had owed me greatly and he has finally got a lead on her. You make sure he tells you every detail and that he doesn’t leave out anything. If he even tries, then you better make him talk.”
I shook my head, “Fine, piece of cake. Can I go now?”
He rubbed his temple, “Is there a problem Ryder? Is there some reason that you forget that I am YOUR commander? You do not tell me what to do, I tell YOU what to do. You need to learn some respect!” he sighed, “Another detail about your assignment – which you didn’t let me FINISH – is that you are to travel to Appaloosa plains. You will stay in a suite in one of the high grade hotels and you will not leave Appaloosa plains until you have found and terminated Chelle!”
I got out of my seat, “Yeah alright, whatever. I’ll kill the skank and be back before you know it.” I looked over at Adam, “Hey, why don’t you take this one Adam? You haven’t killed anyone lately.”
Adam glared at me, “Ryder, don’t even push my buttons.”
James shook his head, “Adam may be your partner but let me put this lightly; finish off your own CRAP! You two leave tonight, so pack your stuff!” he pointed to the door, “Now both of you get out of my office!”
“Alright, we’re going!” I shouted, “You don’t have to get your freaking panties in a bunch.”
He glared at me, “You better watch yourself Ryder… You clearly forget who you’re messing with.” he held up his hand, “Wait, before you go I must tell you this… I want you to bring me back someone that has nothing to gain in life; someone worthless. I need someone who will be off the grid. You think you can do that for me? Or will you just screw that up as well?”
“You want me to find a crack head or something, I got it. Don’t worry, I’ll find you someone else to ruin. I’ll welcome them to your club of crap.”
Hah! Boy I haven’t had that much fun in a while. James was so freaking pissed; God I love it when I get under his skin. He doesn’t do as much to me anymore like he did when I was a scared little kid because I know how to fight for myself now. Well that and he knows I’ll get the job done. He may complain but he knows I’m a freaking ninja of the NIGHT! I’ll destroy anybody!
Adam pushed me off to the side, “What the FREAK was that all about!? Do you want to get killed, you idiot! How many times do I have to tell you to watch what you say around James? He’s going to punish both of us now because of what you just did in there.”
I scoffed, “So what let him try something! He knows I’m too good to lose! He’s not going to do anything to me. I know he’s a sick jerk, but he knows when he has something he doesn’t want to lose. I’ll do any crap for him without hassle and he knows it. Adam stop trying to protect me so much, I know what I’m doing. I won’t let him hurt you if that’s what you’re afraid of. I mess with you but you’re my friend… I’ll protect you.”
He rolled his eyes, “You can protect both of us by keeping your mouth shut! Just stop with all the trash talk alright??”
I patted his shoulder, “If it will get you to stop crying, then I’ll tone it down.”
He smacked my hand away, “Just come on; we have to go pack…”
That night Adam and I packed up the little bit of things we had and then Kriss drove us to the airport. Since it’s only a 4 hour drive to AP, we were there by plane in a few minutes. It was the shortest plane ride I had ever experienced in my life. But hey, if you have money, a pilot will fly you anywhere.
“Holy crap Adam!” I exclaimed, “This place is huge! You could seriously live in this room!”
Adam couldn’t help but smile himself. He was so happy to be out of Bridgeport and in the fresh country air. He’d never left Bridgeport his entire life, so he didn’t know what it felt like. When I was about 8 my dad drove us out here to see my grandparents – I don’t even remember what they look like. I swear if I could find a way to just sneak off and do what I wanted, I would go see them. It’s too risky though, for two reasons. One because I’m being tracked and James can see where I am and two… I don’t want anyone to know where they are. If I can keep them safe, then I will.
“Alright I have to agree… it is pretty sweet.” he laughed, “I feel like a little kid being in this place! It’s so big and exciting!”
I let out a laugh, “You got that right! Hey, let’s go check out the bedroom!”
I led the way to the bedroom with Adam following behind me. In all honesty I was actually pretty excited to see what it looked like. Well I was until I actually saw it. It then went from excitement to hysterical laughter!
“OH HECK NO!!” Adam screeched, “NO WAY, NO HOW!”
I laughed hard, “Oh god, you weren’t kidding when you said James was going to get me back. It’s a shame he had to do it and fail. I find this freaking hilarious!” I found a button on the side of the wall, “I wonder what this does?”
When I clicked it the bed started to vibrate, and the song “Let’s get in on” started to play!
Adam shouted, “This is disgusting in so many ways! Turn that crap off RYDER!”
I laughed louder, “What’s wrong Adam? You don’t want a horizontal refreshment? I thought you cared about me…”
“Shut up! I’m going to sleep on the couch!” He stated loudly and then ran out of the room.
I got the bed! Ha ha!
We were in AP for about 3 days when we received a message from James that we were to meet this man named Oswald Marcus at this certain address. Apparently he messed up big time about 13 years ago. He’s an ex-detective that had a bad habit of stealing evidence from crime scenes and James caught him. How he caught him I will never know because I still have no idea what James does for a living besides being a total a-hole. Nonetheless James caught Oswald that time but he somehow got away. Now that James found him, he’s black-mailing him.
“Dude you’re taking this too seriously.” I chuckled, “You didn’t have to meet us in the middle of nowhere to tell us this information. You could have just dropped by and said hey. It’s not like anyone even knows were here.”
Oswald looked over his shoulder and then back at me, “I just want to do this is a secluded area okay? I don’t know who could be watching. I can’t risk the information about what I did getting out.”
“Uhm earth to Oswald, no matter where Adam and I go… we will always be watched. Even if they’re not right near us, they always know where we are. We could have gone in a cave somewhere and they could still find us.”
His eyes went wide, “R-really? They’re everywhere?!”
“Calm down.” Adam groaned, “You’re not going to die or get caught. Apparently James sees no use of you besides the information he made you retrieve.”
“Yeah, so spill your guts and try not to crap yourself. You know there are wolves out here right?”
Adam punched me, “Please just tell us what you know.”
“Well…” he gulped, “All I know is that Chelle works at a strip club. I was trying to offer my services to her parents two years ago because I like to do side jobs. Her parents weren’t that much of a help but I did find some clues that led me to come here. I never told her parents that though, I mean how could I? I was trying to help a man murder their daughter. But anyways, I found her about a week ago at some club. She goes by the name “Bunny” now and she has pink highlights in her hair.” he looked down, “I promise you that’s everything.”
“Thank you Oswald.” Adam stated, “That’s all we needed.”
What? That’s it?? We just get some cheap information from this guy and we don’t even get to mess with him? Oh screw this; I’m doing what I want.
“How do we know you’re not lying? HUH?” I questioned, “You could just be trying to tell us what we want to hear and then you’re going to take off again like a wuss.”
Adam shot me a look, “What are you doing?”
Oswald screeched, “NO! I’m not lying, I swear I’m not! She works at this strip club called “Oh-la-la” down on Travis Road!”
I whipped out my knife and tackled him down, “But you see, I don’t really care if you’re telling the truth. James might have let you off easy, but I’m not. You want to know why? Because I don’t trust you. I think it’d be best if I just… got rid of any witnesses.”
Adam grabbed at me but I pulled away, “DUDE! Stop it! He didn’t do anything!”
“PLEASE! I SWEAR TO YOU! I won’t do anything!” Oswald begged.
I smirked at Adam and then turned back around and sliced Oswald’s neck. He was dead instantly. Adam stood there with his eyes wide; he couldn’t believe I killed someone just like that. I don’t care what Adam thinks, Oswald could have easily just went to go get the police. There was no way he was going to let us kill Chelle, he had a look of shame in his eyes.
“I’m not even going to say anything to this Ryder. I’m just not.” he muttered and then walked off to go get in the car. Oh screw him and his attitude. He knows it had to be done; there were no other options.
After taking care of Oswald’s body, I got into the car we borrowed and headed over to the strip club that Oswald mentioned. Heck, I knew Oswald was telling the truth. I’ve seen that look and I’ve FELT what he felt when trying to convince someone the truth… but I just couldn’t risk him ratting us out.
Adam glared at me, “Would you put that stupid knife away Ryder?! And get away from the window, this isn’t a peep show.”
I smirked, “Really? Because I see half-naked girls and they sure as heck are getting peeped at.”
Adam rolled his eyes, “You know what I meant…”
“Okay I just realized something…”
Adam looked at me puzzled, “And what might that be?”
“Well…” I started, “I can’t be the one to go in there. If I do, Chelle is going to notice me right off the bat and then we’re busted. You have to be the one to go in there and lure her somewhere dark. Do whatever you have to do to get her alone, then drag her out back of the club and I’ll finish her off.”
Adam gulped, “M-me?! You want me to go into a strip club with dancing ladies? Dude, I’ve never even kissed a girl – not counting Eve – let alone seen one naked! Come on, you have to be the one to do this! I don’t know what I’m doing!”
I chuckled, “And I DO!? I’ve been in James’ mansion since I was 15! I don’t know how to talk to a girl either! Plus she knows who I am. Heck, she’s been running from me for four years! She never seen you before, she’ll just think you’re another horny customer.”
“Sorry, another customer who has needs that need to be taken care of.” I laughed.
“Would you stop talking like that!? Alright, I’ll go in there. Jeez.”
Adam’s Point of View
What the heck am I doing?! I don’t even know what to say to the girl to get her to take me anywhere. I may be 23 but sometimes I feel like I have the knowledge of a 10-year-old when it comes to girls. I’ve never had the chance to really get close to one. Eve will never count because she’s a heartless witch who deserves to rot in a hole. She’s the reason I have to cock my head to listen to people and the reason someone can sneak up on me on my right side and I wouldn’t even know it. Okay, I’m just distracting myself now… Deep breaths Adam; you can do this.
I walked over to the stage and just stared. Wow, this was the girl that Ryder fell for? Well I can see why, she’s freaking gorgeous!
“Hey big boy…” Chelle stated seductively, “Is there something I can do for you; anything at all?”
My palms began to sweat, “Uhm, I err… Are you Bunny?”
She smiled, “I am, are you looking for a good time?”
I just nodded my head without thinking.
She let go of her pole and then walked over to where I was standing. She wrapped her arms around me and I kind of backed up a little out of shock. I didn’t expect her to be all touchy and grabby. Heck, I didn’t know what to expect. Dang it Ryder, why did you have to make me do this!?
She giggled, “Don’t be afraid, I don’t bite… hard.” she pulled me closer, “How about I take you into the back and show you something worth your while?”
I swallowed, “Uh… s-sure.”
After I agreed, she grabbed me by the arm and led me into one of the rooms in the back. I guess this is where the girls took guys who wanted to get, uhm, pleased. I may have never even been close enough to a girl before but I seriously feel uncomfortable doing this. I don’t think women should degrade their self by dancing on poles and stripping naked and doing things to men for money. There is no love in it and really it’s just weird.
Once in the room she pushed me into this lip shaped chair and then jumped in my lap. She didn’t even give me a chance to say anything, she just started making out with me. I forced myself to keep going because I knew Ryder would be pissed if I just pushed her off and ran out. I was NOT enjoying myself at all; men who do this are pigs.
She pulled back, “Ready for more?”
She climbed off my lap and got down on her knees. She reached for my zipper and that’s when my instincts kicked in. I think I let it go far enough!
As she reached for my zipper, I grabbed her arm and then pulled her up off the floor. I then spun her around and placed my hand over her mouth. She tried to struggle and scream but I kept a tight grip on her entire body.
“Listen and listen good…” I started, “I’m going to take you outside with me because Ryder is waiting for you. We’ve been looking for you Chelle; your time is up.”
Through my hand I could hear a loud gasp and her entire body started to shake. I just hung my head low… I always feel so terrible when I have to aid in a murder.
I brought Chelle outside and handed her off to Ryder. My part was done; I was not helping with anything else. I didn’t even want to go in there and do any of that but Ryder was right… she would have noticed him.
As soon as I gave Chelle over to Ryder, he shoved her on the ground and she cut up her knee. Dang it Ryder, why do you always have to be so cruel?
Ryder scowled, “I’ve been waiting a long time for this day Chelle. Do you understand what my life has been like because of you? You betrayed me and brought me to that beach that night to see Liam. It’s your fault that I have to live my life like this!”
Chelle shielded her face, “Ryder PLEASE! I’m sorry for what I did to you! I’ve suffered everyday knowing that I hurt you!”
“BULL!” Ryder shouted, “You ran away when you found out that Koby and Sander died! You tried to save your own skin because you knew I was coming for you. It really is a shame to waste such a pretty face… but your time to die is now. My commander doesn’t like witnesses.”
Ryder’s Point of View
“SOMEBODY HELP ME! OH GOD PLEASE! ANYBODY!” Chelle screamed, tears pouring down her face. She climbed to her feet and tried to run. It was then that I whipped out my gun and pointed it at her.
She froze like a deer in headlights and then slowly raised her arms up, “Pl-please Ryder. I have a daughter!”
I scoffed, “Like I give a crap.” and then shot her square in the head. The sound of my gun firing echoed through the ally. I was actually kind of nervous that it would make someone come out. Crap, I should have put the silencer on it!
Adam yelled, “DUDE! Why the heck didn’t you just use the knife!? Somebody was bound to hear that; we have to go NOW!”
And, just like Adam predicted, someone did hear the firing go off. A woman with green hair came out of the back door and when she saw me she too froze just like Chelle did.
“Oh GOD!” she screamed, “You killed Bunny.”
Crap. Now I have to kill this girl too! Now that’s two bodies I have to get rid of.
“Yeah, and I have to get rid of you as well. I don’t do witnesses. Sorry sweetie, but you have to die.”
“WAIT!” she shouted, “Please, I’ll do anything for you! I mean it, ANYTHING!”
“What are you? Another stripper?” I questioned.
She gulped, “I’m… self-employed. I just come here sometimes to make a quick buck. Honestly, I’m not about to spill anything about you killing that girl. She was a whore anyways.”
I lowered my gun a little and laughed, “That’s rich coming from a prostitute.” I looked her up and down, “Hey, you seem pretty worthless. You probably don’t go by your name, have a rap sheet and are off the grid. Am I right?”
She glared at me, “Shut up! I do this because I want to, not because anyone forced me into this. I’d say I’m worth a lot; especially where it counts!”
I lowered my gun all the way, “Seriously? I don’t care. You’re lucky my boss told me I needed to find some trash, otherwise I would have just shot you dead like rabbit over there.”
She shouted, “Who the HECK are you calling trash!? Also, I’m NOT going anywhere with you, you can forget it you little a-hole! Just take your little baby face and that stupid freaking gun and get the heck out of here.”
Adam laughed at that one. Oh yeah, very funny, everyone’s laughing.
“God you don’t know how bad I just want to pull this trigger. But I need someone, so COME ON! The cops are probably on their way as we speak. We need to MOVE!”
I was about to grab Chelle’s body when all of a sudden I heard a cop siren. Adam looked at me and then shouted for me to just leave her. I told him I couldn’t because I shot her and the bullet was in her head. If I left that bullet there, it could trace back to James! So, I had to do the creepiest thing ever… I had to reach in the hole and pull out the bullet and then grab the casing off the ground. God, I just need to stick to my knife; it never fails me.
After getting the bullet out, I took the gun and pointed it at green haired girl. I told her if she didn’t come with us, I was going to blow her brains out. She of course listened and followed us into the woods. We had to travel to our car because if I’ve learned anything from Kriss, it’s never use a car to escape the crime scene.
I parked our car about a mile from the club next to this old scrap yard. I felt that it was pretty well hidden and the cops had no idea where we were. Sure I was driving a stolen car, but I put a fake plate on to buy me some time with it. Only an idiot would ride around in town with a stolen car with the original plates.
As we were cutting through the old yard, I seriously almost ran into some old man who was just strolling by. Seriously who just takes a walk through an old scrap yard at this time at night?! Meh, it’s probably these country people… they have no idea how dangerous it is to walk around this late at nighttime where I come from.
I came to a stop, “Watch where you’re going you old geezer!” I shouted.
The man gave me a dirty look, “Well excuse me… I didn’t realize this path was made only for you. I could have sworn it was wide enough to share.”
“Hey Adam…” I laughed, “This old man thinks he can just talk trash to me.”
Adam scoffed, “Leave him ALONE Ryder! He didn’t do anything to you.”
I laughed, “Look at him, he’s shaking in his depends! What’s wrong old timer, afraid of a gun?”
The man shielded his face, “Put that thing away! I’m going to call the police if you don’t get out of here right now you little punk!”
I laughed louder. God, this guy was a riot! Does he honestly think the cops can catch me? No one will ever be able to stop me, let alone some crappy cops!
Adam scowled, “For the love of GOD stop pestering that poor man! We need to get to the car now before the cops actually DO find us!”
I spun towards Adam, “SHUT UP ADAM! Now the geezer knows the morons are after us! I guess I just have to kill him…”
Adam boomed, “You touch that man and I’ll freaking KILL you. Let’s just GO!”
Before we could do anything else, Green haired girl started begging the man to call the police. I nearly pointed the gun to her head but instead I just told Adam to grab hold of green hair’s arm and then we took off. Adam better hope to god that, that man doesn’t get us in any trouble. He knows we’re being chased…
Jedidiah could not believe the night he had experienced! He was only just taking a short cut through the old scrap yard to get to his house, he had no idea he would run into a bunch of crooks with guns. To say he wasn’t afraid would be a lie, but he couldn’t show any fear. He had to stay strong or otherwise he could have been killed. What would his poor wife do without him by her side? She depended on him.
“WHAT HAPPENED?!” Micki exclaimed after her husband had explained the situation.
“I’m telling you…” he stated, “These two punks and this girl came out of nowhere! The one peach head had a gun and he was threatening to kill me with it.”
“We need to call the police right now JED! What if they killed someone?! Didn’t you say the police were after them? We could give them a lead as to where they are!”
“How did you even get away from them Jed?! What if you would have died?! How could I even live without you; it would be impossible!” Micki sniffed, rubbing her husband’s hand.
Jed sighed, “It’s alright sweetie, they’re not taking me out that easily.” he continued, “Well, the one kid named Adam… he told the other boy, Ryder, to just leave me alone. He was screaming at him and telling him to just go. That boy seriously saved my life…”
Micki stared at her husband puzzled, “What did this Ryder boy look like?”
“Well he was tall, had yellow eyes, peach colored hair and he- Oh my goodness… You don’t think that was Noah’s boy do you?!”
Micki’s eye went wide, “Jed, you’re telling me you might have found Ryder and you didn’t even realize it!? My word, you really are an old man, aren’t yah??”
Jed rolled his eyes, “You’re no spring chicken yourself! But that’s beside the point Mick; our grandson is getting chanced by the cops… What did that boy DO?”
Micki sighed, “I don’t know but we need to contact the police right now! Gosh, I wish we could tell Noah we found Ryder; it would have made him the happiest man alive.”
Jed lowered his head, “Yeah, I wish we could too… I really miss our boy.”
We arrived home about 5 hours after that run in with the old guy. You know, call me crazy, but he did look kind of familiar to me. I feel like I’ve seen him somewhere before but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Meh, that doesn’t really matter. What matters is that I found Chelle, killed her and brought back some skank for James. He asked for someone who didn’t have a life… well I found her. Although she claims she does this on her own, we all know that’s just a lie she tells herself. I mean come one, who WANTS to be prostitute?
“Alright James, we did what you wanted.” I looked to green hair, “Oh and I brought you back a little piece of something. I think she’s a hooker or something, this good enough for you?”
“Excuse ME!” she scoffed, “But I do have a name you know. You can stop calling me the trash and a hooker, my name is Persephone!”
I laughed, “Okay, whatever then. Here’s Persephone for you…”
James coughed, “Well, I can tell you I am surprised you actually found someone. So surprised in fact, I didn’t believe you would… so I found one myself.”
Really? He doubted me that much? He should know by now that I get a job done…
“I do believe this is my mistake…” James looked away awkwardly, but then returned his gaze with a grin, “But I think this just makes things more interesting.”
Holy crap, he found cat-woman!
“You see, I caught this girl trying to break into one of my fine establishments. I questioned her a couple times and found out she’s just a worthless little something I was looking for. Since I think just killing one would be a waste of a bullet, I’m going to put you and Adam in charge of BOTH of them until I give you further instructions.”
“Oh you got to be kidding me!” I laughed, “I have to be in charge of the girl who nearly ruined any future children I would have had.”
Kara looked at me, “WHAT?! Oh heck no! I’m not taking orders from the drunken idiot! Just kill me now, I’d rather freaking DIE!”
Persephone nodded, “I second that! Just kill me!”
I laughed louder! OH this is just too much for me! I have to be in charge over the two most thick-headed girls in the freaking world. Adam is going to love this.
“SILENCE!” James shouted, “THE BOTH OF YOU! You’re going to listen to Ryder and Adam or you will be TORTURED! Killing you would be too simple.”
“Yeah ladies, you heard the man. You have to listen to me and do anything I say.” I chuckled.
James pointed a finger at me, “Listen here Ryder, this is not any type of game. This is a test and if you fail… woe onto you. You better clean up your act and stop being so freaking foolish! I’ll be watching you Ryder; you better bet that I will be watching you.”
I held back my laughter, “Yes sir, commander sir.” I saluted him, “I will not fail you.”
James rolled his eyes and then smirked, “If you only knew how close you were with doing that…”
What the heck does that mean?? I guess that’s not so important, what is important is why James is making me and Adam in charge of these women. What does he have to gain by doing this? What is the freaking test? Whatever is it… I will pass it. You’ll see I’m going to be the BEST.
Thanks for reading guys! So, did you like how I put Micki and Jed in this chapter? They’re a cute old couple if you ask me. Also I didn’t just throw them in for no reason, this little encounter actually has a lot to do with later on But anyways, Ryder is pretty much doing whatever he freaking feels like because he knows he can get away with it. He’s learned to not be so afraid of James because he has a big head. He believes he’s the BEST of the BEST and he will over throw James. He also believes he’s an important aspect to him and he’s too “valuable” to lose. Adam tries to talk him out of all his nonsense but Ryder really never gets it through his head. If it weren’t for Adam… Ryder could of very well killed his own grandfather without knowing. Adam is the balance that Ryder needs. He may not realize it – nor may Adam – but Adam keeps Ryder’s insanity levels low. Without Adam, Ryder would probably lose it completely…