Fearing for my Life
I covered my arms as Brent talked to Dette. “He held you at gun point? Fuck! I completely understand and I am not mad at you, Dette. You are protecting you and your husband. I will contact the police down here. No, you don’t need to come down here, we will be fine,” Brent said and he said his goodbyes and then he looked over at me, and I knew right then, something is wrong.
“What happened?” I asked him and he shook his head and sat down on our bed.
“Blake came into Dette’s house, held her at gun point, wanting to know where we are at. She didn’t want Alec killed, so she told him where we we’re,” Brent said and I sagged to the floor. I touched my belly where Scooter is at and I cried. Blake is on his way, probably right now as we speak, to find us. What he has planned for us, or me, is frightening. Brent stood up and opened the dresser beside me and he pulled out a silver pistol. “Baby, I bought this last week, in case this happened. If Blake comes in and he has a gun, get this and if you have to shoot him…” Brent’s voice shook. This has to really hurt him. He held his sister at gun point and he is highly dangerous. What if he brings that gun down here? “You can shoot him. I love him, but if he harms you and my unborn child, do what you need to do to protect you two.”
“I…never used a gun!” I squeaked and he grabbed my hand and helped me onto my feet. We walked onto the beach and there is targets up and ready.
“Hold the gun in front of you…” Brent said and I done just that. “Don’t put your finger on the trigger until the moment you are going to use it. Put the sight on the target and then pull the hammer down…” I done just that and pulled the hammer down. “Then when you are ready, shoot.” I put my index finger on the trigger and pulled it. It jerked me back a little and I knocked over the glass target. We practiced for an hour or so and we went back inside. I stared at the gun and I swallowed loud. I might have to use this on Blake, to defend my family. I cannot imagine the terror in Dette’s mind when her own flesh and blood had her at gun point. If someone had me at gunpoint, I would have done the same thing, I would tell them anything to protect my family. “You hungry, baby?” Brent asked from the kitchen. I don’t feel like eating, but I need to eat.
“Yeah, what are we having?” I mumbled and I walked into the kitchen and he put a poached egg and a few strips of bacon on my plate. I grabbed the bacon and nibbled on it. Brent put his hands on the counter and frowned.
“Blake will not touch you, or he has to deal with me,” Brent said and I sighed.
“What are we going to do? I am so scared…” I began to cry and he walked over and wrapped his arms around me and held me tight.
“I will not let that bastard hurt you or our baby. How about this, we will go to the mall tomorrow and do a little baby shopping? I know we won’t find out the gender until around May, but we still get some toys and little things. Does that sound good?” I nodded and he leaned forward and kissed my forehead. “Now, finish eating, the baby is hungry!” I laughed and he goosed my ass and I reached over and goosed his. He leaned over and put his lips on mine and slid his tongue into my mouth. I moaned as he tickled my palate with his tongue and his hand went up my skirt, underneath my pants and…OH BRENT!
“No, this can be highly dangerous!” I said as I put a pointy rattle back on the shelf.
“Baby, every toy will have a danger, we just have to watch Scooter close!” Brent said and I sighed. He is right, I think I am being a tad over protective over Scooter already, and he is not due for another seven to eight months! I put the rattle in the buggy and we gathered a few more items and a woman, heavily pregnant, grabbed the same toy as I was going to get. “Sorry, you can have it!” I said and she beamed a smile and put the toy in her buggy. A cute blonde girl is behind her and she hid again. I kneeled down and smiled.
“Hi there, care to say hi to me?” I asked her and she leaned forward and waved. Brent and I laughed and the mother smiled.
“Samantha is highly shy around strangers. So, how far along are you?” The woman asked.
“Six weeks, we are due in September,” I said and Brent wrapped his arms around me.
“Well, Sammy is two years old and this one in here is due in three months and it’s a boy. I am Tanya, what’s your
name?” Tanya smiled and I made the introductions for me and Brent. “And this is Scooter, say hi to Tanya and Samantha!” I said to my belly and all three of us laughed. I said my goodbyes to Tanya and Samantha and we finished up our shopping in the baby store. Brent took us to the food court and ordered us a pizza to eat. This is our first time shopping for our baby, and it was just fun! “So, our first baby shopping trip, exciting?” Brent asked and I laughed.
“Yes, very. I just cannot wait to see what the baby is, so I can go haywire on the clothes!” I said and he smiled.
“Well, next time I have to buy some furniture for the baby as well.” We ate our pizza and as a pregnant woman, I have to pee every ten seconds. I gave Brent the look and he laughed. “You just peed like five minutes ago!” He said and I frowned.
“Give me a break, I am pregnant!” I said and he kissed my cheek and I walked over to the restroom just outside the food court. I used the john and when I finished, I went over to the sink and washed my hands. Before I washed them, I took a good look at myself. My face is glowing, well, it’s the pregnancy glow. I ran my fingers through my hair and then turned on the sink. As I washed my hands, I heard the door open and close. I thought it was another woman going to use the restroom, but none of the stalls opened. I shrugged my shoulders and turned off the faucet and grabbed a paper towel. When I about made it to the door, I felt a hand on the back of my head and lips on my neck. “I found you, Claire…” the voice said and chills went up my spine. No, it cannot be him! I jerked loose of his grip and opened the restroom door and yelled, “BRENT, IT’S BLAKE!” and Blake dragged me back into the restroom and grabbed my head and pushed me against the wall. My head began to hurt really bad and everything went dark…