"So... Why aren't you mad at me?" I ask, not bothering to get up because 1. I can't be bothered, 2. I know he runs faster than me, 3. He's already found me.
"Well, If I was you, I would have ran too. I mean, we weren't the nicest back there..."
"You're not supposed to be nice... You guys are cold-hearted murderers. I don't even know why you haven't killed me already. It's cruel, just making me wait." I turn to look down at the grass I suddenly started picking at.
"I'm sorry... We're sorry.", he came and sat down next to me, "We have cameras in every room..."
"What the heck... Why would you tell me that? You have cameras in my room? Do you like, watch me while I'm sleeping or getting dressed or something?" I look at Jai weirdly, causing him to throw his head back as an echoing laughter erupted.
It scared me first, but then I realized it was just him.
"Oh My God! Nooooo! We don't do that! I meant that we saw you escape out of your window... I was watching and I saw that you were leaving so I followed you." I cleared.
"Oh... That scared me for a second." I shivered slightly, causing him to let out a laugh again.
"It also means that we saw that Elizabeth was lying about what you said to her... Sorry about that... Sorry about her... Sorry about us... Just, Sorry." Jai's gorgeous eyes look straight into mine.
"I don't think I'm ready to forgive you yet." I smile playfully. He see this and smirks back at me.
"Really? So what do we have to do to get you to forgive us?" I asked, tilting his head slightly and moving even closer.
I didn't realize how close we were now, but I kind of liked it.
When I realized we had been just staring for a while now, I reacted.
"Catch me..." Was all I said before I quickly shot up and sprinted out of the clearing, still going away from the house.
I couldn't hear his footsteps but I could heard his chuckle from not far away. The whole way I was giggling, dodging trees and anything in the way. I could now heard foot steps. But there was more than one. It sounded like at least 3 pairs of footsteps. I heard one either side of me and one behind me. Confused, I started to slow down.
Once I stopped, I could no longer hear the others... "Hello?" I call out to nothing. Where was Jai? I thought he was behind me...
"Hey there. I'm Carter. This is Shawn and Cam." A boy who looked about my age came out of the trees. He was cute, but not like Jai. He pointed to two other guys behind me. 'Cam' had Brown hair, and brown eyes. 'Shawn' had brown hair also and brown eyes as well. However, Carter had dark brown hair and hazel eyes.
"Don't worry, we're not going to hurt you...", Cam comforted, "...Yet."
I didn't hear the last part properly so I just ignored it.
"So, what do you guys want?" I ask, secretly looking around for Jai.
"We are here to take you away from the mess you are in. We saw you back there with Jai, you can't seriously mean you forgive him." Shawn informed.
"Actually, I haven't atually forgave him..." I sass.
"We all know you're going to go back. I just don't see why you would go back to them after everything they have done. They don't trust you... They're going to kill you... We're meant to be their friends, but we just want to help you. The inocent girl, we just want to make sure you get away... Come with us and we'll make sure they will never find them." Carter explains. I look at them all confused.
"But I don't want t-" I was cut off my a shouting Cam.
"Don't you dare say you don't want to go! Would you rather die than go back to your loving family? I thought you loved them!" He was right in my face now. My confidence level shrank in a matter of seconds before I could no longer stand to look into his eyes. Thinking about my family made everything seem much more like reality. This isn't a fun little dream that will be over soon, I won't wake up to my mum's homemade pancakes in the morning... Or my brother's anoying TV show blaring on full volume.
I was going to die.
I wasn't really listening to much. All I knew was that tears were probably dropping selently from my eyes.
I kept hearing this like: "We're just trying to help...", "Don't cry...", "They're bad people..."
But all of this started a rampage of visions over flowing in my mind. It was of all the good times I had with the boys. Images of the boys laughing with me came, scenes of us playing around, and even my 21 questions with Jai.
But things only got worse... Scenes of all the bad things started replaying in my head now. When they first came into my local church, when they aimed their guns at my brother and mum, when we were running from the cops, and when no one would talk to me.
I only just noticed arms around me and that I was now being cradled on the floor. By the hair, I could tell it was Carter trying to comfort me. He was whispering 'they're not worth crying over'.
Once I had finished my little 'scene', I stood back up, slightly embarresed. Shawn and Cam gave me reasurring smiles and before I relised it, we were all walking away and out of the woods.
"Hey, where are we going?" I ask as soon as we got into their car that was parked on the side of the road.
"Don't worry about it, you look tired. Just rest and we'll wake you later." Shawn pattered his lap and motioned for me to rest my head there. I smiled thankfully as I layed down and fell into a dreamless sleep...
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