Chapter 1 (Danni's POV)
I woke up to the sound of sirens
In the middle of the night, I thought it was a horrible prank. But as I looked outside, an ambulance was at my best friend, Gine (Jean), house. I opened the window to see what was happening, and I didn't like what what I saw.
It was Gine, on a stretcher, being carried into the ambulance.
I ran down the stairs taking 4 at a time, until I reach the door and pull it open. I sprinted all the way to her to see if she was alright. She had cold, pale looking skin, 1 black eye, severe burns all over her, and she was breathing wildly.
I climb onto the ambulance, holding onto the bars. It was a bit hard, considering that I was not well built, yet. Summer has just started 2 days ago, and Gine is already in an ambulance. I wonder what she did now...
All of a sudden, the ambulance stops.
We arrived at the hospital, and I climbed off the back so they could get Gine out.
"Hey, what are you doing here? Who are you?" Said a short looking ambulance manager as he pulled out the stretcher Gine lays on.
"I am in her immediate family. I am her cousin." I stated flatly, obviously lying. I will not stop anyone from letting me see her.
"Okay. Name please." He stated, acting really annoyed.
"My name is Danni DePatrick."
"Well, we need to get moving, step aside, and you can follow me into the emergency room."
We ran inside, he told the lady at the desk the situation, and started to quickly walk into the ER. The doctor, about 6'2, asked what happened.
"I honestly don't know. Gine here called as soon as she could, and we came right away. That's all I know"
Suddenly, Gine sat up and told us exactly what happened.
"I was in my house, asleep, when I heard a knock on the door. I walked down the stairs, thinking 'who would knock on my door in the middle of the night?' when suddenly the door burst open, knocking me over. Who stood over me, was my worst enemy. My father. As soon as I was born, he hated my mother. He has always tried to kill me and her, over something that happened before I was even born. Anyway, he has been in a gang for 19 years, my whole life. And then he-"
She passed out. Cold.