Alexis used to be the center of attention, the one the
spotlight was always on. But when she moved the spotlight
dimmed down to pretty much nothing. Leaving all her friends
behind, leaving the place where she grew up. She never wanted
to move but her parents insisted it was for the best, things
were about to get ugly in this town. After three weeks of
packing they were finally on their way, leaving the place that
would soon be a prison, Alexis didn't know what
was sgoing to happen or how bad it was going to be but she felt horrible
leaving her friends behind. She wished she could've warned them
but her parents told her not to, it would be the end of
them. When her friends asked why she was moving she looked
directly into their faces and lied, saying her grandma was sick
and needed us to take care of her, but never worry I will be
back; another lie. Alexis held back her tears, not wanting her
parents to see what they've caused. Sitting beside her was her
older sister Allison, reaching over Allison took her hand.
Alexis gave a weak smile and faced the window. Finally allowing her tears fall, silently
crying. It took four days to get to where they were going. By
then their old town was taken over by the Government, no one
was allowed to leave, they had no freedom anymore. Alexis
listened to the radio more frequently after hearing about the invasion; she
couldn't stop the tears anymore. A part of her thanked her
parents but the other part wishes she was there with her
friends, that part of her was more dominate.
Ally saw the tears in her sister's eyes; she didn't
understand why she was crying. Yes her friends we're there but
they were safe and that's what matters the most. Everyone knew
Alex had the biggest heart in the family; it was a weakness in
everyone's eyes but her own. They entered a little town it was
empty but something about it made Alex feel safe. Her dad
pulled up to a huge Victorian house, this was their new home.
By the time they got there the packers already unloaded
everything, everything was where it belonged. Alex ran out the
door and kept running, she didn't know where she was or where
she was going but she did know this place could never be a
home; her home is millions of miles away. Her home is being
controlled; her friends have become his prisoners. She slowed
down; when she looked around her she saw nothing but water,
beautiful water. The site was so breathtaking.
"Excuse me, but are you the girl who just moved into
that Victorian Mansion?" A dark husky voice asked. Alexis slowly turned around so
she could get a look of who she was speaking to. In front of
her stood a beautiful man, he was tall with beautiful brown
eyes and black hair.
"Yes, I am." Was all she could say. He stood there staring at her, admiring her beauty.
Unable to read her, or begin to understand who is was or where
she came from and why did she move; obviously she wasn't
"I don't mean to be a pain but where are you
"Oh." He said then walked towards the water. Alex
watched him; he looks like he wants to be anywhere but here.
Why would he stay in a town that he hated? It just didn't make
sense. She wanted to ask him but figured it wasn't her
business. Forgetting the beautiful mysterious man she thought
of her friends and prayed they were okay. She desperately
wanted to go back and save them but knew it would be stupid and
"Are you okay?" the man asked.
She didn't even realize she was crying, looking away
from the man standing in front of her.
"Can I ask what's wrong?"
Before the man could ask anymore she bolted, running as
fast as she could back to the mansion. When she got through the
doors her family stood in the living room staring at her with
hate. She couldn't explain nor did she plan to, running up to
her room she began crying and screaming. Throwing her shit
across her room, packing her bag; she was going back home she
didn't care about what would happen to her she just needed to
be there. When she turns to leave her mom was standing in the
door way. Alex saw fear in her moms eyes, not hate or angry but
fear. Without a word she pushed past her mom and headed for
the door. But her dad stopped her before she could even make it
that far; trying to get out of his grasp she cried out loud.
Her father tightened his grip making her scream louder, her dad
threw her across the room and told her to go to her room before
he kills her.
************************ The Truth
It's been two months since Alexis and her family has
moved. She attended school daily but that was all she would do.
Her life has become nothing. She refused to talk; she refused to be in crowds. Alone was all she wanted,
she laid on her bed listening to the news on the invasion
in Ireland; everyday it got worse; people were now being killed and taken hostage. The
word was there will be a war; the end of Ireland. Her eyes were
bloodshot from crying everyday; her heart was broken, she has
tried her hardest to escape many of times but always got caught. With every
attempt her dad would beat her until she could barely
breathe; at one point she was admitted into the hospital from
one of her dad's beatings. No one cared about her but she didn't care. She liked
being invisible, unknown. She finally figured it all out, she
was on an island, no one would find them, and they were safe; no one knew this place even existed.
Walking along the beach she heard a sound, it was that
man who she met her first day.
"Do you mind if I join you?" he asked.
"I guess not," she replied.
He sat down beside her and stared straight
"Are you okay? You've been coming here for two months,
you never talk to anyone."
"It's a long story and I find being alone
She looked over to him and smiled.
"I'm Alex. My home, well old home has been taken over by the
Government or so they say but I don't know. My dad found out so
he made us move so we didn't get caught in it. I left all of my
friends and family to defend themselves, I feel so horrible. Who knows if
their even alive anymore? Four days after we left things got
bad, no one could escape and if they did they disappeared.
I hate this place because it means freedom. I`d rather be
imprisoned and be with my friends then be safe with my parents.
I`ve tried to leave this place so many times but I can never
get out of my house without my dad beating me. He says I can`t
leave or I'll be dead. I need to help them, I can`t stay here
and pretend that my friends are happy. "
"Shit. Well I`m sorry; so what are you planning to do? "
He sat there for a minute then grabbed her hand. He
took her to a small little shack, locking the door behind
"If I get caught you owe me, "he said with a cute
"This is where your escape will be located. In here
holds every key to the boats needed to get off the island.
"But how am I supposed to drive a boat, I don't even
know how to drive. "
"Which is why I`m coming with you; you're not the only
one who has loved ones there. "
She smiled. Finally someone who understands, with
him I will get home and save those I love. He glanced over
to her, seeing tears in her eyes he opened his arms. She ran
into them, telling her everything will be okay, we`re going to
get them to safety. Pulling away she looked up at him and
kissed him. The kiss was long and passionate. Clearing off the
table he lifted Alexis on the table laying her down.
Kissing her passionately, tracing her body with his
hands. His hands stopped at the bottom of her shirt, lifting
it over her head. She takes his shirt off; looking in his eyes she
touches her lips to his. Alexis promised to never have sex
unless it meant something and she felt this was the perfect
time with the perfect man. Ryan slowly undid her pants, sliding them off. Letting
his hands wonder up her thighs. He smiled at her before he took
off his own pants. Their bodies touching, sweat covered his
forehead, body shaking and enjoying every minute of it. She
moaned quietly at first but the faster he went the louder the
moans got. When they had finished he laid down beside her,
opening his arms for her to lay in. The windows of the shack were fogged up from the
heat of their heavy breathing. Alex kissed him before getting
up and getting dressed.
"I should probably get going before my parent's think I
ran away." She said.
"Meet me here tomorrow, we'll leave right away."
She quickly kissed his lips before leaving. She ran all
the way home, when she got through the doors her dad was
standing right before her. She smiled and gave him a
"I love you daddy," She said.
Catching her dad off guard, he held his daughter close
to him. Tears fell down his cheeks; he hasn't held his daughter
since the day he announced that they were moving.
"I love you to baby girl."
Alex pulled away, looked up at her dad and kissed his
She headed straight to her room, collapsing on her bed.
She fell asleep immediately. The moment she woke up she started packing her shit.
Getting ready to leave, she would miss her family but she knows
this is what has to be done. Once she got her bag packed she
dropped it out her window. After her shower she went down to
the kitchen where her family was.
"Good Morning everyone" she said, giving her dad a kiss
on the cheek. Her dad looked up from his book and smiled at
"Good morning sweetheart."
Allison looked at her sister, not knowing what to think
she walked over and felt her sister's forehead.
"What's with you?" Ally asked.
"Nothing, I'm actually starting to like this place. I
met someone, he's really great. We spent all yesterday at the
beach." She replied.
"Yes Allison, I met a guy. His name is Ryan."
"Well then." Allison stormed out of the kitchen.
"Hey dad would it be okay if I go to the beach with
"Of course baby, as long as it makes you happy."
She gave her dad a big hug, and kissed his cheek. "I
love you daddy," She whispered into his ear. "Love you too
Alex." He whispered back.
She walked over to where her mom was standing.
"Mom, I know I have been a bitch to deal with and I
really am sorry. I just didn't know how to react with what's
going on in Ireland. But now I truly thank you guys, I could
have been killed. Please don't be mad anymore, I truly have
changed," Alexis said.
"Oh baby, I'm not mad anymore. I wasn't really mad,
just a little hurt that you never really understood." Her mom
grabbed her by the hand, leading her up the stairs and into
"Alex, what the hell is going on? And don't lie,
"You wouldn't understand. The moment I tell you it'd be
"What are you talking about baby?"
"How much do you like it here mom? And be
Before answering the question her mom closed the door
and locked it. She slid to the floor.
"I hate it here. My mom is still in Ireland, I miss her
like crazy. You're not the only one who wants to go back baby
but we have no way getting out of here."
"What if I told you there was a way?"
"I would say pack your shit and let's get out the fuck
out of here."
"Go pack then. Throw your bag out my window, when we go back
downstairs I will ask you to drive me down to the beach that
way dad won't suspect a thing."
As she waited for her mom, she decided to put on her
bikini top and a pair of short shorts. Her mom rushed in with a
duffel bag. Opening the window she threw it out and grabbed her
daughter by the hand. When they reached the kitchen doors her
mom began shaking.
"Mom it's going to be okay, just play along." Alex
Alexis entered the room with her mom right behind
"Baby I thought you were heading out to the beach?" her
"I am, I just couldn't decide on what bikini to
"Oh, "he said before turning back to his
"Mom, would you mind driving me to the beach; I'm already late as it
"Of course baby, just let me go get my keys."
They walked out the door; Alex quickly ran and got the
bags, throwing them into the back. She took the sit in the
front. Her mom got in and began the car. The drive there was
silent, her mom was still shaking.
"Mom, it's going to be okay. I promise." Alexis said
when they parked.
"Let's do this before I change my mind."
They quickly walked to the little shack where Ryan
stood. Quickly kissing him she introduced the two. Ryan grabbed
the bags and led them down to a beautiful yacht.
"This is what we're using?" Alexis asked.
"Yes; it's the only way people won't suspect
The four day trip was quiet, no one really said
anything; the radio was always on, listening to the updates
on the overtake of Ireland. The government has finally become a fascist
leader. Not knowing what was ahead. Alexis made up plans in her
head on how they were going to get in. Once the yacht finally
hit shore, there was a vehicle waiting for them.
"I made a call for someone to meet us. This will be our
only way in." Her mother said.
The three of them got into the black sedan. Praying for
the best outcome, Alex hoped her friends were okay and still
alive. She sat in between Ryan and her mother clenching both of
their hands. Her fear increased every time they got closer.
The car pulled up to a huge gate, the driver spoke quietly to
the guard before pulling forward. Looking out the window there was no big changes done to
the city except for one. There was a huge building made out of
glass, it's where the Government and his little workers lived.
The car finally came to a complete stop; they all got out of the car and grabbed their bags. The
door to the house opened and her grandma came out of the
shadows. Looking around her grandma ushered them in. before
closing the door she waved to the driver. Locking the door
behind her; she closed all her blinds so no one could look
"Grandma, I've missed you so much, "Alexis said. Giving
her grandmother a hug, neither of them could stop the tears
"Ó Leah, mo aingeal milis. Mé chaill tú an méid sin. Mora
riamh más rud é go bhfuair mé chun tú féin nó do mháthair riamh
arís ba mhaith liom mé féin a mharú. Is breá liom tú leanbh
milis de mo"
"Is breá liom a thabhairt duit?"
"Lacey, my beautiful daughter. I love you so much; I am
glad you came back for me." Grandmother said.
"Mother, I could never leave you to die, I just never
knew we could escape. But Alex found a way." Lacey said.
"Mom, It wasn't me who found a way out; it was Ryan."
Looking at her grandma."Grandma this is Ryan. Ryan this is my
"It is a plessure to meet you Elena." Ryan said.
"Ryan, you are the reason my baby girls are back with
me. Thank you, you are always welcome in my house."
"My mother is here as well. I left a year before all
the damn chaos. Ever since the day my mother called telling me
Ireland was going to hell I knew I needed to find a way out. I
couldn't do it alone, when I met Alexis she was guarded and
never talked but even then i would always watch her, i needed
to know if she'd be okay and when she finally opened up to me I
knew she'd be up for my plan, but what i didn't plan was me
actually caring for her. She is the real hero here."
"Ryan follow me. We'll sleep tonight and plan tomorrow.
Goodnight mother, goodnight grandma. We'll see you in the
"Goodnight baby, We love you." Her mother said.
"Goodnight Ryan,"Her grandmother said.
"Goodnight ladies." Ryan replied.
Once they were in the bedroom, Ryan pulled Alexis close
and kissed her.
"What did your grandmother say exactly?"
"Don't you know how to speak Irish?"
"Well my grandmother said: Oh baby, my sweet angel. I've missed you so
much. I swore if I never got to see you or your mother ever again I would kill myself. I
love you sweet child of mine. And I said: I love you
"Would she really kill herself?"
"I don't know, I would hope not, but let's not talk
She grabbed him by the hand and led him to the bed.
Laying down Alex cuddled up close to him, tears streaked down
her face. She wasn't looking forward to what was ahead of them
Alex woke up to random voices followed by
a high pitch scream.
"Baby, wake up. Hurry we have to get out of here. NOW!"
She didn't even have time to get dressed, looking around for an
escape; they needed to get out. The sounds of footsteps were
getting louder and louder. She ran to the window, they were
pretty far up but it was the only way out. Quietly opening the
window, Alexis climbed out. Going down as carefully as she
could, her feet touched the ground. She hid behind the bushes
until Ryan came down. Once he was safely down she grabbed him
by the hand, running down the alleyway behind the house. She
knew exactly where she was going to go; grabbing the key from
around her neck she ran to the door of a huge old styled house.
Quickly unlocking the door, she and Ryan rushed in. Locking the
door behind them, she made her way to a door with a lock on
"This is the one place no one will look, we made
ourselves a hiding place just in case anyone tried coming for
us. I know the key is somewhere around here."
She began looking around the house; it was nowhere to be found. Alexis ran up to her parent's old room, opened the
drawer to the night table that used to be her dads. The
emergency phone was still here. She picked it up and dialed a
"Hello?" the voice on the other end said.
"Alex, where are you? Is your mom with you? Are you
"We're in Ireland, Mom was with us. Ryan and I are okay
but I don't know about mom or grandma."
"Why the hell did you go back? I told you not
"Dad, stop! I know but we needed to help the people
here. I know your mad but deep down I know you want to be here
helping, and you can you just have to be smart about it. But
that's not why I called. Where is the key to open up our safe
"I will be there as soon as I can. It's in the bathroom
by your room; it's in the mirror. Look for a red bottle, it's
"Okay dad. Please hurry. I think mom is in serious
"I will baby, I promise. Love you, stay strong. The
safe zone will lead you to your friend's houses. Good
"Love you to, and be careful dad. Oh and to get out
follow the beach west until you come across a little shack,
there's a key in the old mail slot. Make sure you get a yacht.
She hung up the phone, ran up stairs. Opened the mirror
looking for the red pill bottle, there is like 20 different red
bottles. She took the one that sat on the bottom shelf. Opening
it she found the key. She hurried back down to where Ryan is, quickly unlocking the door. She
pushed Ryan in and closed the door. Alexis found a little door
opened it and crawled inside followed by Ryan.
"This will lead us to my friends, we'll get them to
safety then we'll go get your mom."
They crawled for what seemed like forever until they
came across a big dip.
"Be careful Ryan, my dad built this he told me to watch
out. The fall is longer than what it seems."
"Let me go first babe, I'll be able to catch
She didn't argue, she allowed him to crawl over her.
Kissing her lips once more before he jumped down
Alex closed her eyes and counted to three then jumped,
she landed right into the arms of the man she is falling crazy
in love with.
He grabbed her by the hand, leading them down the dark
path. They walked for a while, her feet were getting sore and
she was getting thirsty. But she kept pushing forward. Finally
they came across a small faint light.
"Um, I think its Aria's. I'll call here."