"I am not sorry for throwing water at you I am sorry that you
feel it's okay to put your hands on a girl. James asked me to
apologize that's the best I have for a man like you."
I stormed off to the counter so quickly after I got those words
out of my mouth.
…."Fuck Leah what was that about? " Brie spins me around not
understanding what happened. I explained the situation to her
real quick and she just gave me a look like I wasn't suppose to
be mad at that mans behavior.
.." Leah you can't just walk up to some man and throw water at
him especially him. You don't know who your fucking with. You
can't protect everyone!! I Know your trying to do the right thing
but you need to be careful. Next time just ignore it your better
off. With that she says bye and heads out the door along with
I storm off once again and I just grab my jacket and bag. I want
to get back to Ryan's house and just shower and sleep. I am just
going to sleep with Gracie tonight in her bed. I checked my phone
earlier and I seen his text to me but I never replied. He was
probably going to be mad at me for taking my car instead of
getting driven to work by his driver. Ryan's protective over me
and I really do love him. Lately I feel so shitty though . The
warm weather doesn't cure all of my problems no one does. His
company and his love means everything to me it helps me. But I am
still the same Leah and I have my issues. My brother is still
gone and his birthday just passed a few days ago, I really miss
my father it's been three years and I still have no clue whats
going on. I just want things to be right but that's asking to
Ryan is upset with me because of the other night. He caught me
forcing myself to throw up. I though he and Gracie were still on
their walk but I was wrong. I had no time to hide what I was
doing. He isn't stupid. He wanted me to promise that I never do
it again but I couldn't .When I get stressed I am not hungry. He
been trying to shove food down my throat and so I please him by
eating it. Then I please myself by getting rid of it when I am
meant to be on my own. I realize I have an eating disorder but I
have kept it hidden pretty well. Nobody needs to know about this
and especially not him out of all people .
I haven't technically spoken to him since last night . He had
already left for work when I woke up. Rosa and Gracie were in the
kitchen having breakfast. Rosa really enjoyed Gracie company. I
left her Grace instead of dragging her to Mark's mom house early
in the morning. Jerry and Bob always were chasing after her when
Rosa had things to get done. Everyone loved her and I wasn't
scared to leave her with them. I knew she was well taken care of.
.. "Leah damn it I told you to apologize not say what you just
said and then storm off over here and make small talk with that
James tugged me by my arm leading me towards the hallway to the
the elevator. We got to ground level as he walked me to my car or
should I say pushed me to it like he was rushing me away. He was
all panicky and pissed. Honestly I don't have a clue why he
protecting me or trying to. James put his hands on me before. Why
did he care if the other guy got a hold on me wouldn't that make
him happy. Or maybe he just a controlling bastard. Maybe James
only feels he has the right to hurt me physically when he mad and
drunk- doped up.
.."Leah he may have been wrong in your eyes. But your an idiot
for getting involved in something that had nothing to do with
you. You had no reason to do what you did. You don't know the
situation and you just made shit worse. Now I have to go kiss his
ass because you dug a deeper hole for me. Can't women ever just
stay out of things? Do me a favor and get out of here Leah! Don't
come back here until you hear other wise. Whatever you do stay
away from that here and these people you hear me girl? Get out of
"JAMES your scaring me your making it sound like like the man is
..."LIKE I am some what ? What do you think little one or should
I say Leah Rose Flame? By the way the man being me I have a name
it's Mr.FLAME. Weird right? Anyway James I have a new idea"
He turns to James slowly and out of no where he gets a grip on my
hair and pulls a little to tightly bringing his teeth to my neck.
"Oww oww get off of me JAMES HELP"
..."Hey You know it only took me about a few minutes to realize
what I want James. You haven't exactly been the best worker
lately, your distracted. Perhaps I need to be repaid other wise.
.."Let her go Mr. Flames I will have your money along with
everything else we talked about you don't want this bitch anyway.
Believe me she nothing but a fuck up her mother is fortunate
enough to have me. I had gotten rid of her trust me she a
downgrade you don't want this."
..." No James you are wrong. She is not a downgrade she would be
an upgrade in my business. Your just a selfish fuck and for that
ill put you in your place. Also how dare you talk about this
beautiful woman like that. It's as if we have lost our manners
for our new employees. Let me remind you what happens when you
try to pull one over on me. Or try to fuck me over. I always win
I never lose but you do and they do ! With that being said.."
James was pointing to me like I was just some thing that doesn't
deserve to exist. I have tears in my eyes I am about to have a
melt down I know it. But before I can even say anything I see Mr
Flames swing at James. James is on the ground knocked out cold.
My heart it racing I am on my knees next to him crying tugging at
his arms. I see the blood dripping from his nose and mouth. I
feel a painful kick in my side and then I feel Mr Flames yanking
me up by my hair off the ground.
.." Get up and get out of here he is fine. I did you a favor and
eventually you will return the favor. I am letting you slide for
the night. Now get lost and don't speak a fucking word or else
your little sister Gracie Flames will be the youngest to ever be
so broken in by me. I don't like young Baby but if the chance of
me taking your little sister keep you quiet then so be it. I want
what I want!!1 You brought this upon your self. Play by my rules
and you might manage a life after a life. Now GET THE FUCK OUT OF
MY SIGHT AND NOT A WORD TO ANYONE I WILL KNOW! You got a minute
to get out of my sight before I change my mind about letting you
walk away so easily. The count down starts now 60-55-30-25 "
I scurry to climb in my car as quick as possible he is at 10
before I slam the key in and . I am speeding off out of the
parking garage with my door barely shut. I hear the thunder and
the storm is getting bad rain is pouring down.I make a couple of
quick turns here and there not even paying attention to which
street I am on. All I know is I am on some dark street and I see
headlights behind me.
I don't recognize these roads but I know there is some truck
right on my ass riding my tail feather.. !I don't even know what
to do if I slam on my breaks I will get hit. This is all
happening so fast I am crying and struggling to catch my breath.
I feel a slight tap on the rear of my car then another one I
swerve and slam hard on my break. All of the sudden a horn goes
off and big bright head lights are blinding me from in front and
behind my car. I feel so small like this is the end.
My hands have no control my car is spinning in a circle and all
at once I get slammed. One truck rams me from behind hard then
back off. Just as I open my eyes I see the headlights and the
truck is heading right towards me from the passengers side. It
slams the side of my car and my car immediately flips over and I
am trapped in my car. Everything is black I just hear rain and
thunder. The water is rising I feel my clothes becoming soaked
this street is flooding. I can't move I am helpless.
"Help Help please " I cry out I see a small light flashing in my
.."mmm Leah, Leah,Leah, you weren't quick enough and I just
wanted you to be sure that I am nothing but serious when I say
you will obey and listen to what I say. I call this a good
example !Much much worse will come if you choose to go against
me. Sadly I can't sit here and grieve over your tragic crash but
you will be saved soon.
He reaches his hand in and places my phone in my shirt. He
doesn't help me though.
"Let's just keep the story simple you were drinking a bit to much
and you lost control of your car. Ill be seeing you soon my dear.
Enjoy your company they should be here in about 15 or so your
boyfriend been calling your phone very concerned. Seems he is
tracking you down right now. It about time I mean you been done
work for about 3 hours. Time.. time, well this is good bye for
the moment I have some bigger things to handle. Try and hold your
head up I don't want anymore scrapes on that pretty little face
of yours. Your the next in line."
"Help me please HELP ME SAVE ME SAVE ME" I hear a girls voice she
screaming & then silence.. all I hear is my own crys. He
walks away.. I am alone.
I feel the water rising and I feel weak. I know its only been
about 5 minutes since Mr. Flames left me but I am scared and I
can't feel anything I feel so numb. It hurts to breath. I can
feel the dry blood and taste it in my mouth. I can't keep my eyes
open anymore. That sick man doesn't have to worry about be
telling a soul I wouldn't even if I could. But I feel like I am
laying in my death bed. Upside down smashed down on a street
flooded in water. I am going die he just wants me to keep myself
waiting feeling this pain having hope.
Well I have no hope and everything in life is upside down and
twisted. Pretty much like my position. So much for dance for a
future, family, my love life..so much for any of it. But my last
thought is don't give in to death not here not like this. Gracie,
she needs me I need to fight. Nobody else needs me but she needs
me.I can hardly move but I manage to click my seat belt and it
flings off of me. I fall right down my hats hit the water that is
inching closer to my face.
"Help I scream and cry out"
I feel like if I move the glass will cut into me. I stay still
thinking about being an idiot. I am screaming to no one. I can't
be heard especially not over this storm. My phone is now drenched
in water. I doubt I have signal .I can't be tracked not in this
storm no way. Before I can cry anymore for myself I hear
screeching tires and I see blinding head lights..
Someone coming to save me I am being saved I am being saved...
BOOM...Crash. Slam right into my car. The car spins once more and
I am screaming. SCREAMING bloody murder. I am not being saved no
this is it I was so wrong. I feel glass digging into my hand. I
have no energy to fight anymore this is it.. it really is over
for me. I can't cry I can't be here for Gracie I am as good as
dead. I hear door fly open I see a streak of lighting in the sky
and I hear Foot steps. They are splashing way closer to me but I
dare not to look I cant look even if I try. I love, I love you
daddy, Max, Lilly, Hunter, Mark I even love you mommy whisper in
my last words I love you Gracie I am sorry for this..I barely
have got in me to say manage these last few words. But I hear
tons of vehicles pulling up. There is so many muffled voices a
bunch panic in them but all of them I cling to v Ryan's voice.. !
Its closer and I feel his warm touch against my cold body. I am
shaking and shivering I am so cold and I feel helpless. I hear
people breaking the car apart I know they are trying to get me
out but its hopeless. All I can choke out is "I love you and I am
…."No baby no stay with me! Don't you dare close your eyes. Keep
your eyes open Leah. Look at me baby look at me. I love you your
going to be okay. I am here I am not leaving you your not leaving
He some how manages to slide in through the broken window his
lips are hard against mine. My heart is racing and I just feel
pain I taste the blood in our kiss. I pull back as much as I can
trying to avoid his kiss for his own good. But he doesn't let me
and I am not exactly in the fighting my position. He deepens the
kiss distracting me from the true pain I am in and whip lash.
Boom just like that out of out of no where the top of the car is
pulled right off and I am immediately in Ryan strong arms. He
hugs me so tightly but enough not to do anymore damage then what
already has been done. I don't say anything I just cry and I see
a bunch of blurry faces and I hear loud noises but I am fading
out and once again everything goes black.
"Help, Help Please help me" The voices the voice of a stranger
stuck in my head.