23. Funny thing about trust..
I cried hard, and I cried long. The sun was setting when I began,and when I lifted my head from Reese's chest, the stars were lighting up the sky. I noticed that we were parked in a parking lot. I looked around and realized we were in the parking lot of a trashy motel. Reese took my head in his hands.
I sniffled and nodded my head. "I'm going to go get a room. Stay in here with Dino. I will be back." He leaned in slowly to kiss my forehead. "I promise." He got out of the car and walked into the hotel. I turned around to look at Dino in the backseat. He was still fast asleep on the floor and snoring just like this morning. I smiled and turned to look at myself in the mirror. My eyes were puffy and red from crying so long, and my long hair was ratted and frizzy. I looked terrible. I grabbed Reese's jacket and ran my fingers down the patches and the badges that covered his jacket. Capt. R. Krew was embroidered on the jacket. I wondered how much Reese was sacrificing by running away with me. If he was throwing away all the trust he had from his coworkers and ruining his reputation. That's the funny thing about trust. It takes a lifetime to build it up, but one stupid mistake to just lose it all. Then the car door opened.
"So how crappy is our room?" I asked. Then I looked over from the jacket and realized that it wasn't Reese that stepped into the car.
"I think you'll manage." Bruno snapped.
"How'd you find us?" I growled through clenched teeth.
"That doesn't matter. What does matter, is why you broke our deal."
"You didn't make any kind of deal with me, Bruno. You gave me money to kill someone who don't want to kill. I'll give you your money back. Just leave us alone. I never want to see you again. Leave now,or I swear to god. I. Will. Kill. you."
Bruno laughed and ran a hand through his heavily greased hair. "Amelia, I think we both know that you have been in this business too long to know that that is not how it works. I give you a name, and you kill that person without any questions asked. And you my beautiful friend, have broken tht deal. That man has ruined my father's life. You will kill him, or I will kill him in front of you. Then I will kill you. And then I will kill his little dog."
I glanced down at Dino, and saw that he was snarling directly at bruno.I then lunged for Bruno's neck. I was quick, but bruno was quicker. He smacked me so hard right in the face that I flew back in the seat and smacked my head against the window. Then everything went black.