Jared’s face appears in my mind, and I start to relax and do my best to take my mind somewhere else.
The door clicks open and someone is walking towards me. The man shakes my shoulder and I do my best not to react.
“I know you’re awake; your body is shaking,” he tells me, and I choose then to open my eyes.
I am met with hazel green eyes. This man is muscles upon muscles. He could most definitely snap me in half if he wanted to.
“I am going to take this tape off your mouth. You will not scream, because if you do I promise you will regret it.” I nod in understanding.
He takes the tape off more gently than I imagined he would. My hair falls over my face and he pushes it back.
“Listen, I don’t know why he wants you or why you’re here. I’m just doing my job, so if you cooperate with me I promise you will not be hurt.” I nod again, unable to form words.
The man then starts to untie my hands and feet. There is no way I can take him. I could have had a fighting chance before, but not now.
“You won’t be here for long; he’s on his way.”
“Who?” I croak out, even though I know exactly who it is.
“Whoever hired me to kidnap you. I never met him.”
“He already killed my mother, and I know I’m next,” I whisper, and he just looks at me with no pity, no remorse whatsoever. It has to be Luca’s father. He wants revenge for his son’s death.
“Sit tight and I’ll bring you some water.” The man leaves. When he closes the door, I sigh. I make my way over to the window. It is literally bolted shut. There is absolutely nothing in this room besides a bed.
On instinct I reach for my necklace my mom gave me. When I’m feeling lost and alone I open it.
“Jared, please help me,” I whisper, praying he comes for me and he can help me end this never-ending nightmare.
I don’t know how long it’s been, but it seems like a while. The man walks back in with a bottle of water for me.
I shake my head no because I’m not stupid. He could have spiked it with something.
“Fine, I will leave it here.” He places the drink on the floor.
I notice he left the door open. When I glance over to it he catches my eye.
“Don’t even think about it,” he mutters.
“I won’t,” I retort, because I don’t have a death wish and I’m not that stupid.
The man stands there, talking with the other man I heard earlier.
“Dude, she is so fucking hot. We should just take her for ourselves.” His evil voice sends chills down my spine.
He peeks around the corner, but I can’t make out his expression through his mask. I back away into the corner of the room and silently pray.
Minutes go by and the two men continue to guard my door. At this point I would rather deal with Antonio then be subjected to that man’s crazed stare. He keeps looking at me and it’s freaking me out. He licks his lips and starts to make his way towards me.
I press up against the wall, ready to fight him off if need be.
“Dude, what are you doing?” the other guy says, sighing in defeat. Fuck, don’t give up on me. He’s the only decent guy in this house.What happened to ‘don’t lay a finger on her’?I think.
“What do you want?” I rasp.
“You even sound fucking sexy.” He groans, and I gasp when he lies on top of me. His huge body is suffocating me and I feel like I’m going to pass out.
“Please just leave me alone,” I beg, and his hand moves to grab my chin. He then forces his mouth on mine and I scream into his mouth. My knee automatically comes up and I get him right in the balls.