Hidden Scar

Hidden scars episode 24

💔Hidden Scars💔
(Pain within😭)
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✏Written By:
_____Authoress Kamara✍_____
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😍Episode 24😍
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😎Reece😎
This can’t be happening. Astrid is in the car. f×¢k!!

I applied more pressure on the brakes but the car didn’t stop, it just continued moving faster.

My breathing became tense as i applied more pressure on the brakes. Just calm down, Reece. Astrid is gonna be okay.

I grabbed my phone and searched through my contacts clicking on Harley as I let the car slow down naturally on the straight road.

“Reece, why are you not stopping?”. Astrid asked at the back.

“Astrid, whatever happens right now, just calm down”. I told her.

Finally, Harley’s line went through and she picked up.

📞Reece?

📞Alan got to me

📞What are you talking about? What is wrong?

📞He tampered with the brakes

I quickly downshift to the lower gear as I pumped the brake pedal fast and hard to build up brake fluid pressure.

📞What do you mean he tampered with the brakes? f×¢k!! Reece, where you at?

📞Along Nana’s way, Astrid is in the car with me

📞Astrid’s in the car??!! Reece, don’t do anything stupid

“Reece? You just passed the chocolate shop”. Astrid complained.

Lionel’s voice came up.

📞Reece, where you at?

📞Along Nana’s way, i just passed that tuck shop back there

📞There are trees just right by the road you are taking right now

I knew exactly what he was talking about, if it was just me. I would have crashed the car anywhere but I can’t right now.

📞Astrid is in the car, i can’t risk it.

📞Find a way to do it without hurting her

📞I’ll try

📞Harley and I going over there now, just hold on

He disconnected the call and I gripped my phone tight. I swear i will kill Alan if Astrid gets hurt because of this.

I took a few calm deep breath and used the engine to try to slow the car down. I took my foot off the gas turning off the cruise control.

“Astrid?”. I called.

“Reece? Why are we not stopping?”.

“Astrid, make sure you are on the other side not at the back of my seat”. I told her.

“Reece?”.

I rolled all the windows down as I tried to pull over to the side of the road where the supposed trees were. I skidded the car to a halt, fishtailing as I fought for control.

“Reece!!”. Astrid yelled at the back.

I turned the car by the side, rear wheels left the road plunging towards the other side going over the sidewalk and finally by the trees hitting it.

I heaved a sigh of relief as the car stopped, the airbag deployed slamming into me.

For an instant there, i couldn’t breathe all I could think of was Astrid’s safety.

My head began to clear as I fought the muffling fabric of the airbag, the seat belt harness digging into my flesh.

A door slammed. I heard Astrid screaming, voices, running feet and someone yank at the passenger door.

“Dude, you hurt?”.

Lionel.

“Yeah”. I managed to get my face free of the entangling folds. “Astrid?”.

“Harley’s got her, can you move?”.

I took another deep breath. “I can’t reach the seat belt”.

“Hold on”.

The scrape of metal on metal and the door shrieked in protest as it was lifted.

His hands reached for the seatbelt tugging at it as the belt tightened across my chest. I couldn’t breathe and then it released, air flowing into my lungs.

I managed to get up and in a moment, i was free leaning against the tip tilted car.

“You good?”.

I looked back at my damaged car and sat on the grass tiredly.

“Astrid?”. I asked.

He crouched in front of me. “Reece”.

“I will kill him”. I clenched my fists. “He won’t get away with this”.

“Reece?”.

I looked up to see Harley walking towards me, i managed to get up and she pulled me into a hug.

“I’m fine, nothing happened”. I assured her.

She pulled away. “You are okay?”.

“Where’s Astrid?”.

“She’s in my car”. Lionel replied. “Come on, lets go. I’ll take you guys home”.

I bent over my car to retrieve my phone, a wave of dizziness hitting me at the movement. I gritted my teeth in pain as I followed them back to Lionel’s car.

I got into the car seating at the backseat with Astrid while Harley sat at the front with Lionel.

I rested on the seat closing my eyes until I felt someone’s weight on me. I opened my eyes to see Astrid resting on me.

I smiled and pulled her closer to me as I patted her. Just to think of the fact that I almost lost her cringes me a lot.

Harley glanced back at us. “Maybe we should drop at the hospital”.

“I’m fine, Sis”. Astrid replied her lowly. “But Reece isn’t”.

I closed my eyes again giving in slowly to the dizziness.

“Don’t worry about me, Astrid. I’m fine, just a little shaken”.

“Reece?”.

I opened looking at Harley. “Yeah?”.

“Maybe you should have them check you out at the hospital. You really had a rough landing”.

I shook my head. “I’ll probably be black and blue tomorrow but thats it”.

She nodded sadly and faced her front as Lionel pulled into the pathway that led to our family mansion.

I touched my neck gingerly. Either the air bag or the seat belt had left what felt like brush burns there.

Astrid pulled in closer to me. “Reece?”.

“Yeah?”. I asked tiredly.

“I thought you were going to be an Angel today when you did that”. She said lowly.

What she means is that she thinks I was going to die. Her own definition of death is people going up to be Angels.

“But I didn’t”. I whispered to her.

“I don’t want to lose you”.

I k×ssed her forehead. “You won’t lose me, little cousin”.

After some minutes, Lionel pulled up by the mansion. The gates were rolled open and he drove in stopping by the water fountain.

In an instant, Harley had gotten out of the car and came to my side opening the car door.

“Can you get up?”.

“I’m fine”.

Astrid pulled away from me and I got out of the car standing straight but immediately held my chest because of the pains I felt there.

Harley went over to carry Astrid holding her backpack as we walked into the mansion.

I got in and went to the couch flopping on it closing my eyes tiredly.

“I’ll just go put Astrid to bed”. Harley announced.

“No”. Astrid whined. “I don’t wanna”.

“You need your siesta, baby”. Harley told her as they went upstairs.

I opened my eyes again to see Lionel seating on the beanbag.

“Is he that heartless?”.

Lionel sighed. “Reece”.

“Astrid was in the car, what if she got hurt?”.

“But she didn’t”.

I sat up. “I will find him and kill him”.

“I think he’s keeping tags on you”. Lionel spoke up.

“What do you mean?”.

“For him to tamper with the brakes means he’s close around”. He suggested. “I don’t think he’s at college”.

I clenched my fists. “That asshole, he wants me to stay away from Nat”.

Lionel didn’t say anything, he just stared at the floor.

“Was that how it was with you?”. I asked him.

He looked at me. “What are you talking about?”.

“Was that why you broke things off with Harley when she needed you the most?”.

His jaw tightened. “I don’t wanna talk about this, not now, not ever”.

“Really? Lionel, thats all you ever say all the time I try to bring the issue up”.

“Thats just because I don’t want to f×¢king remember”. His voice rises up.

“You don’t want to remember? Harley was hurt for f×¢k sake. Why do you always act you don’t care?”.

“What do you mean by that?”.

“When she needed you the most, you weren’t even there at all”.

“Don’t turn this around on me, Carter”. I knew he was getting annoyed. “Harley was the one who left me and you know that”.

“Jeez!! Sorry”. I apologized. “Its just that now I think about it__”.

He cuts me off. “You think its my fault that she got hurt”.

“Lionel”.

“You know what, I’m done here”. He stood up. “If you need me, i’ll be a call away”.

He walked away angrily and out of the main house. I didn’t even go after him, there is one fact about Lionel. Do not be close to him at all when he’s angry or annoyed.

I stood up and went up the gigantic stairs going to Astrid’s room. I opened the door and met Harley staring at an asleep Astrid.

“Is she okay?”. I asked her.

“Yeah, she will be alright”.

I turned to go when she stopped me.

“Reece?”.

I turn back. “Yeah?”.

“Be careful”. She whispered.

I nodded and gave her a small smile before walking out of the room going to my own room.

I stepped in and went to my drawer where my phones were. I picked one of them up and dialed in Nat’s number.

I had memorized it the day I stole it.

She didn’t pick up, weird. I punched in the number again only for it to be sent straight to voicemail.

I dropped the phone on the table, why isn’t she picking up her calls?
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❤❤Next Day❤❤
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😎Reece😎
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I tapped my foot impatiently as I glanced around the class for the umpteenth time.

Why isn’t Nat in school yet? Its the fifth period already but she hasn’t come.

The bell rang signaling lunch period and I stood jostling out of class. I stopped by my locker dialing her number again.

But it didn’t go through. This is the first time Nat has missed school. What the hell is going on?
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TBC

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