Chapter 8: Its time
We got Hannah back to Will's house. And he let her put on some of his clothes.
When she was done, I helped her wash her hair.
Then she ate and laid down on the couch.
I was sitting on the floor beside the couch while Will was upstairs trying to locate the hotel.
"Do you know exactly where it is?"
She shook her head. "On the way there, he put me in the trunk." She whispered.
I sighed. "Do you…did he put his name in your skin?"
Her blue eyes widened. "I think he did." She sat up and pulled her shirt up. I peeked around to see and there it was. T.H. on her back.
"I have the same marks." I said.
She pulled her shirt down. "The other guy, your dad, how can he let that happen to you?"
"I told a family secret."
"And?" She asked.
"That was it. He was big on secrets."
"You didn't deserve it…no one does." She sniffed and laid back down.
I nodded. "I agree." I stood up to my feet. "Get some sleep and we'll talk more tomorrow."
She nodded. "Thank you, Kat."
I smiled briefly at her before going upstairs.
I walked into Will's room and he was sitting on his bed. Still reading a map.
"Found it?" I asked.
He nodded. "Tomorrow," he put the map down and looked at me. "We'll get the bastard tomorrow."
I came in more before shutting the door and sat on the foot of the bed as I took my shoes off.
"Kat, about earlier…I'm sorry."
I looked back at him. "About what?"
"Kissing you against your will. That was fucked up….especially after what happened to you."
"No…I think I wanted you to." I admitted. I blushed as I said the words.
I nodded and scooted more on the bed so I was facing him.
He smirked and looked down for a second.
I had to put on my bold face as I got on my knees and crawled over to him, our faces just slightly apart. I leaned over and placed my lips against his. Only for a second and I pulled away. "Thank you for helping me today." I whispered.
He smiled. "Anything to spend more time with you."
"You like me?" I asked.
He nodded. "You know I do." He answered. His fingers went to my cheek and he leaned forward to kiss me again. He pulled me down on the bed so he was now on top of me, and between my legs.
But I didn't have any fears about it. It felt good if anything. Our kiss didn't break. His hands slip under my shirt and he squeezes one on my breast eliciting a moan from me.
My breathing became hard and I suddenly wanted more. It might have just been a thing in the moment.
Will began nibbling at my jaw and then my neck as he held my hands captive on the side of my head with his.
"Will." I breathed.
"Want me to stop?" He asked.
I shook my head. "I want you to go further." I admitted.
He looked me in my eyes and bit his lip.
It was so sexy. He sat up on his knees and looked down at my jeans. He kept staring back into my eyes as he unbuttoned them and pulled them down. And then his hand slipped into my panties and I gasped.
Goosebumps covered my skin.
He cupped me. "Is that going further?" He asked.
I nodded and brought him back down to my lips. "I wanna go further." He whispered. Then he shook his head. "And we will…but for now, we got to focus on killing this fucking bastard."
"I know." I said.
He smirked and inserted a finger into me. Oh…that feels unbelievable.
My eyes closed.
He stuck his finger in deeper and I moaned.
It was painful a little but at the same time, my body gave way to pleasure.
I didn't understand it.
Will kept pushing his fingers into me and added another finger.
My body tensed up. I was on the brink of something. Something fucking wonderful and I was close. And closer and closer.
The door opened and Hannah was standing there. Will immediately stopped and my eyes widened in shock and embarrassment.
She swallowed. "Oh sorry, I….sorry." She shut the door again and I couldn't move.
I was frozen where I laid and covered my eyes. "Oh my god." I whispered.
Will began chuckling.
I took my hands off my eyes and looked at him as he continued laughing.
"It's not funny." I said.
He covered his mouth and he was laughing hard.
"Its not." I said and soon found myself laughing too.
Laughing loud and hard. "That was so embarrassing." I said trying to catch my breath.
"It's okay. It's okay." He said.
He brought me in his arms and held me.
It felt so good to be here. So warm….I shut my eyes.
And before I knew it…I was asleep.
It was the first night in forever that I didn't have a nightmare.
I welcomed the sun shining on my face. I didn't want to think about the inevitable because I knew exactly what day it is.
I sat up. I was only in my t-shirt.
Will must have finished taking my pants off when I fell asleep.
I looked over at him and he was laying on his side facing me
He looked so young when he slept.
I smiled and got out of bed and opened the door.
I came downstairs and Hannah was laying down watching tv. I still felt kind of embarrassed from what happened last night.
She smiled. "Oh hi. Um…about last night…."
"It's fine. What did you need?"
"To know if its okay if I raided the fridge a bit."
"I'm sure he won't mind." I said.
She nodded and looked away for a second. "So today you're going to….."
I nodded. "Yes."
"I want to help."
I sighed. "Look, Hannah, I'm already bringing Will into this, I can't bring you into it also."
"I want him to die, Kat."
"Are you sure about this?"
She nodded. "I'm more than sure."
Me, Will, and Hannah were in the driveway as Will held a gun out to her.
"Have you ever used one before?" Will asked Hannah.
She hesitated. "No."
He gave it to her and she swallowed hard.
"Are you okay?" I asked.
She shook her head. "I thought I could do this but…."
"You just told me…"
"I know. And that guy, he'd deserve it but…this is one thing I cannot do. I'm sorry."
"So you're not coming." Will said.
Hannah looked down to the ground and shook her head.
"Well we can't leave you here alone. You can go across the street to my brother's house."
Hannah turned and looked at Danny's house.
"Is he nice?" she asked.
Me and Will looked at each other. He scratched the back of his head and I swallowed. "Uh…yeah." I said.
She smiled slightly.
"Want me to take her over?" I asked Will.
He nodded. "Yeah, we have to get going. We don't know when he's going to leave the hotel."
I nodded. "Okay."
He kissed my lips softly and it kind of pinned me to the ground for a second as I smiled.
He smirked back and I turned and gestured for Hannah to follow me.
We crossed the street and Hannah followed me until we got to Danny's door.
I knocked and waited for a few seconds before the door opened.
Danny sighed as he saw me. "What the hell do you want?" He asked.
"Me and Will are going to go take care of something."
Danny's jaw clenched. "Why are you involving Will in your shit, Kat?"
"He offered. And he's being more help than my own blood."
"Half blood." He growled.
"Excuse me….why are you being so rude?" Hannah asked.
Danny looked at her and his eyes widened. "Who are you?"
"Hannah." She answered.
"Another one of Tomas and Harper's victims."
Danny looked at me. "Shit."
I nodded. "Right. Shit. She wanted revenge too but changed her mind. Can you just keep her company until me and Will gets back?" I asked.
Danny looked back at Hannah and nodded. "Sure. I'll keep her company."
Hannah smiled and looked at me. "Thank you, Kat." I nodded. "Your welcome. I'll be back in maybe three hours."
She nodded and Danny scooted aside as she walked in. Then he looked to me. "You fucking owe me." He growled and then slammed the door in my face.
I heard a car backing out of the driveway across the street and I turned.
Will had the car in the street.
I hurried and got in the car.
"Know where to go?" I asked.
"Yeah, I located the bastard. Lets just hope he didn't leave yet."
"How the hell are we gonna get in the hotel with guns?" I asked.
"Hopefully its one of those places that don't give a fuck."
I looked at him. "This is it."
He nodded. "I know."
"You ready for this? Like…actually ready?"
He hesitated. "Are you?" He asked.
I shook my head. "No. But keep driving."
He sped the car up and slid the car in between two other cars and drove fast down a bridge. It was a rush. I felt it…something had my blood rushing.
"You feel that?" I asked.
"The adrenaline? I feel it." He whispered.
Its good. I didn't panic. He felt what I felt. The thought of getting rid of Harper was suddenly exhilarating. I couldn't explain it.
"It's three blocks away. Almost there." He said.
I nodded and swallowed hard. Will suddenly grabbed my hand and squeezed it. I squeezed his back hard as I tried to calm my breaths.
As he came up to a golden brick building, he turned the car and parked in the parking lot.
He turned the car off and looked at me. "Come on."
I grabbed the handle of the door and got out.
He got out with me and unlocked the trunk.
He unzipped a huge olive green gym bag and grabbed a pistol. He handed it to me and I put it in my pants and he handed me another that was slightly bigger. I put that in the front and pulled my shirt and jacket down over it so it wouldn't be seen. "It has plenty of bullets." He whispered and then grabbed two, put them in his pants and grabbed a bigger one. "Come on." He slammed the trunk down and placed the third gun in a pocket on the inside of his jacket. Well damn, he has everything prepared.
I'm shaking…and not from fear.
We walked up the stairs and Will held the door open for me and I walked in.
There was a tall man with shaggy blonde hair standing behind a big green desk.
He looked up as he saw me and Will.
Will looked at me. "What's the bastards whole name?" He asked under his breath.
"Harper Armstrong." I whispered.
He nodded and then smiled at the guy at the desk. "I'm here to deliver something to Harper Armstrong. Can I know what room he's in?"
"Are you family?" The guy asked.
"Him and my dad are best friends…so I'm kinda family," I said and then looked at Will. "This is my brother. We have to show him something and it can't wait. Can we please know what room he's in."
"I need to call his room to see if he's available." The man says as he picks up the phone.
He dials a number and then looks to me. "What's your name, miss?"
I hesitate. "Um…Ruth." I said.
He nodded and Will nodded.
The man put the phone to his ear and waited. "Mr. Armstrong, I have a female name Ruth here and her brother, they want to see you. Is it okay if they come up?"
A short pause. Then he nodded. "Right away, sir." And he hung up. "He said you can go right up."
I smiled. "Thank you. What room?"
"The very top floor. Room 901."
"Thank you." Will said. He led the way to the elevator. He walked in and I walked in after him. The doors closed once he pushed the button that led to floor nine.