Chapter 17: The Unprediktable
It was night time, completely dark in the room. I removed myself from off AJ's bed. I snuck onto the other side and grabbed AJ's phone from the night stand.
I opened the door and walked out into the hallway.
I shut the door and quickly grabbed my clothes.
I hurriedly put them on, put his phone into my pocket and made my way downstairs.
I felt like I was leaving a lot behind and the thought made me upset.
I mean, why should I be upset about leaving? He forced me to stay here, let his brother kidnap my sister, he hit me with a bottle, raped me at his mother's party and then let his brother do the same while he watched.
But then…I think about his sweet moments. The unforgettable moments. Like when we first made love on the floor by the fireplace.
He painted my picture. He makes me smile.
That moment of us in the pool together.
His smile…his dimples…him in general.
I sighed and thought back to the plan.
Fuck it. Let me just do this.
I went into the kitchen and grabbed a pad of paper from the kitchen drawer and a pen. And jotted down my feelings:
I know I'm supposed to hate you because you kidnapped and you hurt me and then kept me away from my sister. But I don't hate you. I love you AJ. But I love my sister more and that's why I'm gone. Maybe I'll see you again one day, maybe I won't. I don't know but hopefully one day, you can forgive me for wanting to save my sister.
A couple tears stained the handwriting.
But I wiped them away and sat the piece of paper on the stairs so that AJ couldn't miss it.
I then turned and went through the living room and got to the window. I moved the curtain and I saw a white car on and waiting outside. That must be Jenna's car.
I went to the door, pulled the knob and opened it. I closed it quietly and hurried out of the house, jumping from the stairs and out onto the yard.
I ran as fast as I could but stopped when I looked into the car. My jaw dropped.
My eyes widened and I slowly walked over to the other side and opened the car door. I screamed as Jenna's bloody, lifeless body fell out the car.
Oh my GOD!!!
This deep feeling of fear washed over my body.
"Would you shut the hell up?" Asked a voice and I immediately turned and Shane had a gun in his hand.
I gasped and backed up against the car.
He sighed softly and put his gun in his pants and looked at me.
"I know that this is probably the most fucked up thing I can ever do. It's not every day a man has to kill his daughter for threatening to go to the police."
He…oh my god. What the fuck is wrong with him? "You killed her?"
Shane shrugged. "I loved her. I swear I did but I love my freedom more."
"Now this scene is a little too familiar. It's kind of ironic. Just as my daughter was about to help you escape, my dead wife had that same plan when she was trying to escape from me. What is it with you brunettes having to make shit difficult?"
"None of us asked to get kidnapped." I spat out.
Shane nodded. "True. But you can't be upset at where my or AJ's attraction lies."
"And you can't be upset that I wanna fucking leave and save my twelve year old sister who shouldn't know anything about this shit. And who shouldn't be in this situation."
"You're in this situation for a reason. And not because of that fucking pregnancy test either."
"Pregnancy test? What does that have to do with anything? It was negative anyway."
Shane smirked. "And fake too."
"What?" I asked.
"That shit wasn't accurate. You didn't need a test. I knew you were pregnant, your moods says it all. But I knew the chances were that if you were pregnant, AJ wouldn't have given you over to me. So I gave you a fake test."
I didn't even know that fake pregnancy tests existed.
I swallowed hard.
"I don't believe you."
"Have you gotten your period once since you've been here, Renee?" He asked.
Oh shit…I haven't.
Shane smirked. "I take that as a no. I give my girls birth control so this little thing doesn't happen but my brother is much sloppier." He pulled the gun back out and walked closer to me. He sat the gun down on top of the car and kept his hand over it as he towered over me. "Now I'm running out of patience." He said.
He smiled. "Well," He twirled his finger around a strand of my hair. "Come with me." He said.
Shane glared at me. "I'm not exactly giving you a choice."
"Well I'm giving myself one."
"Okay, I'll make this easier for you, Renee. He showed me the gun and smiled as he let the barrel slide down my cheek, to my chin, and down to my throat. He looked me in my eyes. "Now make your choice, Renee." He whispered.
"I don't choose you. Shoot me if you're so fucking big and tough." I said. I honestly don't see why people feared Shane. He just bluffs. That's all he can do because he doesn't have the guts.
I woke up and I was sweating from a nightmare I had. And the shit must have came real because Renee was not next to me.
"Shit." I whispered and got out of bed. I gripped the knob firmly and opened my door. It slammed against the other side of the wall. I looked down at the hall floor and her clothes were gone. Fuck.
I grabbed my clothes and pulled them on.
And then I walked down the hall and stopped when I got to the stairs. I picked up the note that was laying on the top stairs and read it.
As I read it, I can feel anger bubbling up inside my body. I balled the note up and threw it down.
I walked into the living room and I heard a car running from outside and I looked out the window. Jenna's car.
What the hell is she still doing out here?
I opened the door and as I squinted my eyes….I saw Shane. He was staring at someone.
"What the hell are you doing?" I asked.
The person he was talking to ran and started running in my direction. Renee.
What was fucking going on?
"AJ!" she said in a panicked tone.
"What's wrong?" I asked her. Why was she running?
She almost reached me and there was a loud bang that made me lose my hearing for a second. I shut my eyes and placed my hands over my ears. Then I opened my eyes to look at Renee. She stood there, her lips parted…blood spilling out her mouth.
My eyes widened. What. The. Fuck.
A huge bloody hole formed where her heart is. She looked at me and then her eyes rolled to the back of her head as she slammed to the ground.
"No!!!" I couldn't even hear my own screaming. I was deaf from the gunshot.
I ran to her and scooped her up in my arms. I leaned my ear down over her nose. I couldn't hear her breathing.
Well… of course. But nor did I see her body rise and fall or that little jerk her heart would do.
I stared down at her, her eyes were wide open, dried tears covered her face.
I leaned my head down against hers and cried against her.
Something I rarely ever did was cry but…..
I looked up, Shane was putting his gun back into his pants just as my hearing was coming back. I glared at him. "She gave me no choice." He said shrugging.
I stared at him, unable to move.
He sighed and looked into the sky. "Now that she's gone, I suppose there's no reason to hold her sister captive anymore." Then he smiled. "I think I'll take Jodie. She'll be the youngest in the house…but…she'll also be the tightest." His grin widened and he walked toward his black car and all I could do was watch him. He turned before opening his car door. "You should probably get Joey out here to help you clean this mess up." Then he got in, started his car and turned to drive off.
Tears made my eyesight blurry as I looked back down at the lifeless girl in my arms. My tears fell onto her face and I leaned down to kiss her lips. She's still warm.
I rested my head against hers. She was…everything I ever wanted and more than that, she was the only girl I ever loved. And now she's gone. She's gone.
Eight hours later…..
"Where are you taking me?" I asked as I looked up at Joey who was driving.
He didn't answer.
I then looked over at Shane. His other brother who was right next to me.
He had dark hair and green eyes. And a smile on his face since we got in the car. "Where's Renee?" I asked.
He looked down at me. "She's okay now." He answered and then narrowed his eyes at me.
"I think I'll name you…'Baby'" He said.
"B-But…my name is Jodie." I said.
He smirked and looked away from me. "Not anymore." He answered.
What did he mean?
The car pulled up into a long driveway that was on the side of a very complicated looking house. It had to be four stories high.
The car stopped and Shane got out while Joey turned the car off. I looked at him confused and then looked at Shane as he opened the door for me. He smiled down at me, his hand slipped under my skirt and went in between my legs. "Welcome home, baby."