I wake up to a loud thud at the foot of my bed. I see Eric smiling with luggage at his feet.
"Time to pack for our road trip sweet cheeks." He says then walks out of the room.
"What do you mean road trip? Where are we going?" I say.
"Do you trust me?" He says.
"Yeah i guess i do."
"Good. We are going to Chuck-E-Cheese." He says with a laugh.
"Screw you." I say and roll my eyes as i walk back to my room to pack.
"Babe ill tell you in the car just hurry." He says with a little bit of fear in his voice. I better do as he says. Im starting to get worried.
I pack the very little clothing Eric has supplied for me here and walk to the front foyer to wait for Eric.
He walks up to me and kisses me on my cheek. "Say goodbye to this place. You'll never see it again."
We walk out to the car. Eric throughs the luggage in the back and he puts a pistol underneath the drivers seat. He starts to car, drives off the driveway and onto a dirt road.
"Care to explain whats going on?" I say worried.
"Im breaking you out." He says with his eyes darted on the road.
"Wait why? You'll get killed if anyone figures out." I say.
"Last night, when i locked you in your room, one of Jon's guys came over saying that the next time they come to the house they will kill you. And since they are finished with you, they are finished with me. Im saving both our asses." He says.
I sit back in shock. What the hell is going to happen now?
"Where are we going to go?" I say a bit quietly.
"Police station in your home town. Im turning my self in." He says.
"Wait no you cant do that." I say
"Its the only way either of us will be safe. They will all be in jail and you will be safe." He says.
"I don't want you to go to jail." I say with a tear running down my cheek.
"Its life or death here, Anna. There is no choice. I will get up to 15 years. Don't worry ill be okay." He says as his grip tightens around the steering wheel.
"Why cant you just drop me off in front of the police station and ill say everyone who was involved but you." I say frantically.
"They wont believe you. You're a teenager, they will think you're some runaway. My boss is the head of the police station for fucks sake. Right after you do that, I'd be dead." He says.
Oh my gosh. No wonder his name sounded so familiar. Jon wants my dad to suffer for figuring out who he really is while black mailing him so he'd shut up. He wants to remain the head so he can keep his business running without anyone in his department realizing whats happening because he manages it all.
"That fucken douche bag." I say and punch the dash.
"Easy there baby. I have proof that will put him away for life. So trust me, I need to do this for you." He says.
I grab Eric's hand. "I trust and love you." I say.
"I love you to-" just as eric begins to reply someone rams the back of his car. I look in the mirror and I see a big muscular scary man driving the car behind us.
"Fuck, thats one of Jons guys." Eric says.
"Push the gas! As hard as you can!" I scream.
Eric slams down in the gas. He swerves from left and to right trying to get this guy off our asses. He wont fall behind. He is too good. I think this may be the end of the straw.
Eric makes a quick left onto a bridge.
"Im gonna crash the car." He says.
"Trust me. When i do the coos will come right away because of the insurance policy i have on this thing. Trust me we will be fine. I love you." He says as he drives the car off the bridge. I scream as the car lands hard onto the water below.
I look to my left and eric is knocked out. I undo his seat belt and get the both of us out of the car. The car behind us drives away as i swim to shore. I look at the glass shards in my right arm and the cuts and bruises on my body. Eric looks so hurt it makes my heart ache. The blood is everywhere. I cant help but close my eyes as i lay eric down beside me.
"Cold blue! Cod blue! Victim is loosing all consciousness as we are speaking! Get me to the ER!" the man who was helping me out of the ambulance says as him and 3 other males help me out of the vehicle.
My mind is racing. I cant feel my right arm and i can feel the blood dripping down my leg. My vision is very blurry and the only thing I can focus on are the lights moving above my body. I am pretty sure they are the lights on the hospitals ceiling.
I keep telling myself to stay awake. I refuse to die like this. If I could make it through this confusing and nightmare of a month then I sure as hell can make through tonight.
I look to my right and see one of the nurses who is pulling my gurney through the hallway. I look down at her wrist and use all my strength and energy I have left to grab it. she instantly looks down at me with worry and fright plastered all over her face.
I try to get a noise out of my mouth but it doesn't seem to be working. she sees that I having trouble speaking so she grabs my hand and smiles as if she is telling me "It is going to be alright."
She probably thinks I am trying to ask her if I am going to be alright but that is the least of my concerns. My health isn't whats bothering me at the moment, knowing if Eric is alright is the only thing I am worried about.
"Where is... he?" I ask barely even a whisper.
"Don't you worry. He is at the other side of the ER. The police are there as well. Trust me. There is nothing to worry about. He will never come near you again." she says with a genuine and sincere smile.
The thing is, those are the exact words I didn't want to hear. I don't want him locked up. I want Eric here, with me.