( Jade's P.O.V )
I end up at an empty parking lot besides Zayn's truck and another grey one. There's a huge building that looks like a warehouse, where I assume Zayn went. I park my car, pull my keys out of the ignition and get out.
I'm nervous and anxious to be here. God only knows what Zayn's up to, and i'm not so sure if I want to find out anymore. But if I don't find out soon, I know that my curiousity will just eat me alive.
I open the door to the warehouse, and it creaks.
"Shit." I open it more slower and walk in.
It's pretty empty, but then I see a staircase that leads upstairs somewhere. I slowly and quietly walk up the steps and peek my head into the room the stairs takes me to.
I see Zayn and a man with brown hair talking. I duck my head down a bit lower so they won't see me, and stay sitting on one of the metal steps.
"Have you came up with the money yet Malik?" The brown haired boy asks.
"No.. Not yet. I'm working on it."
"Working on it isn't good enough. I told you I need that money quick. If I don't get it soon, you'll regret it."
What money? What are they talking about?
"Fucking shit, stop with the threats Jared. I'm trying." Zayn says harshly.
"Well try harder. I'll see you in two days. I better have my money by then. Bye Malik."
As i'm trying to leave, my foot accidentally kicks the next step and I fall back down on the step.
I peek my head back up and see Zayn and the man Jared staring at me.
"Shit." I mumble under my breath.
"Jade?" Zayn's haw drops and I feel my heart race.
( Zayn's P.O.V )
I hear a loud bang, and look towards the stairs. A dark haired girl looks up at me and Jared. I notice that it's her..
"Jade?" I feel my mouth hang open.
"Well, well, well.. Who do we have here?" Jared licks his lips and smirks.
"Leave her alone Jared." I snap.
"Come up her sweetie." Jared half smiles at the love of my life.
Jared turns his attention towards me and glares at me.
"She knows about this.. Now, she's a witness which that means.. She can't leave my sight."
I feel my fists tighten.
"Jade, run!" I yell and I see her pace down the stairs quick.
"What the fuck! Get back over here!" Jared yells and chases after her.
I chase behind him, and pull him by his shirt.
"Lay a fucking finger on her, and I swear to god, i'll gut you." I grit my teeth.
He escapes from my grip and runs down the steps. I run behind him and he falls to the floor by missing a step.
I pick him up by his shirt and swing my fist into the side of his face. He falls back to the floor and I continue to beat the shit out of him. I kick him in his ribs, rembering the time when he had all of those guys gang up on me that night. I get on top of him and punch his face until blood gushes all over the floor.
"No one's going to help you now Jared!" I yell while continuing to hit him with a hook left and right.
I get off of him and he lies there coughing up blood just like I did.
"Karma's a bitch." I spit on Jared and walk out of the warehouse.
I see Jade's car still parked in the lot, but no Jade. I begin to panic, wondering where she went. Sobs are heard from the back of the warehouse and I step towards it. I see Jade crying with her face in her hands while she's leaning against the warehouse wall.
"Jade, thank god you're here. You worried me." I bring myself next to her onto the ground and turn her head to look at me.
"Baby, please don't cry."
"I.. I'm scared Zayn. Why.. What were you guys doing? And why can't I leave his sight?" She sobs.
I hate this. Seeing this beautiful girl cry right in front of me is honestly the worst feeling ever. She doesn't deserve to cry, she deserves to be happy. She needs her beautiful blue orbs to light up with joy, and not darken with sadness.
"I'll explain it all later, but right now.. Let's just get you home." I pick her up off the ground and carry her to her car.
I decide to just drive her in her car and i'll come get my car in the morning. Right now, I don't want her to be alone.
I bring her over to the passenger side and sit her down on the seat while she continues to cry.
I walk over to the driver side and hop in.
"Babe, where are the keys?" I ask.
She pulls keys out of her pocket and hands them to me.
During the drive to her house, Jade stops crying but just stares out the window.
"What are you thinking about?" I ask.
"You and your secret." She says in a cracked voice.
"I didn't tell you because I wanted you to be safe Jade."
"So.. Now, i'm not safe?" She looks at me after what seems like forever.
"Of course you are. I'll always keep you safe, no one and nothing is changing that. I'll protect you from everything Jade."
She turns her face back to her window and stares out to the view.
It's true.. She'll always be safe with me.