( Bounded With You )
By, Cisca. H.
Th£y h£aded [email protected]¢k to th£ warehouse, Natalie was made to stand while h£ sat d©wΠ on h¡s black seat.
” Any explanation for your action?”
” I already told you, h£’s gonna have me dead if I don’t get th£ diamonds. ”
” It’s still not a clear reason why you have to steal a treasure worth 3.5 million USD. Do I have to expla!n to aga!n that that son of a bitch first stole it from me? ”
” So, what are you try!ng to say? h£ should go ah£ad kill!ng me !nstead? ”
” I didn’t say so. ”
” No, you didn’t because you don’t ¢ar£ ab©vt anyth!ng or anyone! All you ¢ar£ ab©vt is noth!ng but yourself!! ”
” I th!nk it’s time you learn I don’t ¢ar£ ab©vt you dy!ng or not. ” Th¡s words sounded like a blast to Natalie’s ears.
h£r h£art made a loud b**t aga!nst h£r ch£st. $h£ scoffed, ” Oh, now I regret ever h£lp!ng you steal [email protected]¢k th£ diamonds. ”
$h£ didn’t want h¡m to see h£r cry, $h£ stormed ©vt of th£ office, bang!ng th£ door after h£r.
$h£ trailed ©vt of th£ house, not m!nd!ng th£ eyes star!ng at h£r. $h£ covered h£r h£ad with h£r hoodie, also bang!ng th£ exit door [email protected]
$h£ let th£ tears ©vt, it hurts. h£r ch£st was beg!nn!ng to pa!n h£r, and $h£ felt like th£ wh0l£ world has rejected h£r.
$h£ had only few time left, four hours to be precised and h£ doesn’t seem to ¢ar£ ab©vt that.
After every th!ng $h£’s done for h¡m, yet h£ ¢ar£d less ab©vt h£r life. Also had th£ fu*k!ng guts to tell it right at h£r face that h£ doesn’t ¢ar£ if $h£’s dead or not.
Th£ m©r£ $h£ wipes off th£ tears on h£r ch£ek, it kept roll!ng ©vt th£ m©r£.
$h£ was regrett!ng it all. From th£ start, h£r pa!ns is all because of h¡m. $h£’s been tortured and hurt are all because of h£r, now…
$h£ was walk!ng along th£ quiet road, wish!ng Gennaro’s men would take h£r and have h£r dead for good.
” Dad… th¡s is h£ll of a shit. I wanna go home. I j√$t wanna…” $h£ stopped talk!ng by th£ light of an approach!ng car but still kept walk!ng.
Th£ car stopped, and whoever it was came ©vt of th£ car. ” h£y.” Realiz!ng it was h¡m, $h£ didn’t ¢ar£ to stop. ” Guess you wanna die after all?”
$h£ scoffed, ” Not like you ¢ar£.” $h£ muttered to h£rself, still walk!ng.
h£ entered th£ car, start!ng it aga!n. h£ drove to h£r front, stopp!ng before h£r. W!ng!ng d©wΠ th£ w!ndow, h£ said. ” Get |ns!de th£ car.”
$h£ stood, look!ng to anoth£r direction. ” Get !n.” $h£ didn’t m©v£, ignor!ng h¡m.
h£ got ©vt of th£ car, and $h£ got !n. h£ scoffed !n defeat, hop!ng [email protected]¢k !n.
Th£y drove to Gennaro’s location, and $h£ almost wanted to leave with th£ fake diamond wh£n h£ h£ld h£r [email protected]¢k.
” h£’s gonna f!nd ©vt we gave h¡m th£ fake one but try not to act like you know. I with my men we’ll be ©vtside watch!ng. j√$t settle h¡m and get th£ h£ll ©vt of th£re. ”
” What if h£ kills me before I get ©vt? ” $h£ asked.
h£ h£sitated. ” h£ won’t. But if h£ tries to, we have no choice but to attack [email protected]¢k. ”
$h£ left th£ car, h£ad!ng to th£ build!ng. As if h£ was expect!ng h£r, h£ sat on h¡s long white couch, h¡s legs folded over th£ oth£r.
” Good tim!ng, sweeth£art. Didn’t expect you to be th¡s early. Do you have th£ diamonds with you? ” $h£ took off th£ bag pack from h£r shoulder, dropp!ng it on th£ floor.
” Smart.” h£ made an eye sign to one of h¡s men to ch£ck on th£ bag.
” It’s th£ orig!nal.” Said th£ guy, zipp!ng th£ bag pack [email protected]¢k.
” You really did a great job risk!ng your life for th¡s. Don’t you th!nk you might end up gett!ng yourself !nto trouble? ”
” I th!nk I j√$t escaped th£ real trouble. Now you have th£ diamonds, can I go?”
” Not yet. Get th£ bag. ” h£ ordered th£ guard and h£ did so. h£ ch£cked on th£ bag, ₱|@y!ng with th£ diamonds !n h¡s [email protected]
” Like I said, you’re pretty smarter than I thought. ” h£ chuckled. ” You can’t ©vt take me, Miss Bradeson. Try!ng to cover th£ fake with some little precious diamonds?
You can’t deceive me, I’ve been !n th£ field for over years now and you… you’re j√$t a journalist. ”
Natalie has started trembl!ng, h£r h£art b**t f*ster than normal. ” Do someth!ng… fu*ck!ng do someth!ng Draco.” $h£ mentally yelled.
” Who do you work for? ” h£ asked.
” Our deal is over, I should get go!ng now.”
” Not yet, th¡s wasn’t our deal. So, I’ve changed my m!nd. ” Turns to th£ guy beside. ” Shoot h£r. ”
h£r eyes flew open, as $h£ stared at th£ guy. ” No. No, please don’t.”
” So are you ready to answer th£ question? Who do you work for? ”
” I… I… I work alone. ” $h£ stammered.
” Good. Now shoot h£r. ” h£ almost ₱v||ed th£ trigger wh£n anoth£r was sh°t direct to h¡s h£ad.
$h£ sigh£d !n relief.
” You brought companies?”
” I brought h£lpers.”
Th£n th£ door banged open, Charles first walked !n, th£n Draco followed.
” Who do we have h£re.” Gennaro said, not surprised.
” h£llo, Lutor. It’s been a long time. ”
” !ndeed. So, you’re th£ one who ₱|@yed th£ game, not so surprised I’d say. ”
” Wasn’t expect!ng you to. You have th£ diamonds, don’t you? ”
” Those are fake. ”
” Why don’t we make a deal th£n. ”
” I don’t fu*k!ng make deals with people like you. ”
” Well, you’re gonna do that now. So th£ deal goes like th¡s, you forget ab©vt th£ diamonds and we m©v£ like noth!ng happened.
Or, we ₱|@y th£ real game. Deal? ”
” F!ne. Deal. ”
” Good! ” Turns to h£r, ” Let’s go. ”
Th£y turned to go, Natalie was th£ last to turn. $h£ was quick to notice Gennaro pick a gun, so $h£ ₱v||ed Charles’s gun from h¡s [email protected]¢k pocket, ₱v||!ng th£ trigger before Gennaro could.
Th£ sound of th£ bullet made th£m turn. Eyes open as th£y stared shocked at Gennaro’s dead b©dy on th£ ground.
Draco looked at h£r, $h£ was $h!very!ng that $h£ let go off th£ gun and it fell to th£ ground.
$h£ has never seen a dead b©dy before, and th¡s was likewise h£r first time hold!ng a gun.
$h£ j√$t killed someone?
h£ h£ld h£r until th£y were ©vt of th£ build!ng, and $h£ was quiet through ©vt th£ ride [email protected]¢k home.
Th£ trauma of th£ !ncident weakened h£r to noth!ng. It felt like $h£ had seen h£r greatest nightmares.
One may th!nk $h£ was saved from drown!ng from th£ atlantic ocean. $h£ was still sitt!ng !n th£ car, Draco went to call a maid to a$$ist h£r to h£r room.
Th£ woman h£ld Natalie’s trembl!ng b©dy as th£y made it to th£ pa$$age which led to h£r room.
” Wait.” Th£y paused. h£ walked up to h£r, ” A brief moment, please.” Th£ maid excused h£rself.
h£ waited for a while, before ask!ng. ” Why did you do it?” h£ asked h£r. ” Why did you save my life?”
$h£ h£sitated. ” I didn’t want to watch you die. I know you hate me so much but… I don’t wanna th!nk of anyone dy!ng. Not now. Good night. ”
h£ h£ld h£r [email protected], ₱v||!ng h£r to h¡s ch£st. $h£ struggled to let go, ” Still.” h£ said and $h£ was still.
” Thank you.” h£ said and $h£ was cry!ng on h¡s arms. ” I’m sorry I caused so much pa!ns to you. It’s all my fault you got tortured twice. I’m sorry. ”
Natalie listened and it only made h£r cry th£ m©r£. $h£ felt like stay!ng !n h¡s arms for eternity, th£y felt safer than th£ mansion.
It felt m©r£ like home.
” You need to get some rest.” h£ said, break!ng th£ hug. ” Matilda!” !n no time, Matilda appeared.
” Yes, sir. ”
” Take h£r to h£r room. ”
” Come on. ” $h£ wr*₱ped one [email protected] @r0vnd h£r as $h£ escorted h£r. Natalie turned to look at h¡m, h£ ₱|@yed a small smile on h¡s l¡ps.
h£ quietly opened th£ door to h£r room, not want!ng to create a sound.
$h£ was asleep, h£r blanket covered almost all h£r b©dy, leav!ng h£r h£ad exposed.
h£ walked closer to th£ b£d, sitt!ng beside h£r. h£ shifted th£ strands of h£r hair, star!ng at h£r !nnocent face.
h£ knew h£’d ga!n so much hav!ng h£r by h¡s side, but h£ was s¢ar£d to. h£ was done watch!ng h£r get hurt all because of h¡m.
h£ was done see!ng h£r tortured for h¡s crimes. Th£ wounds, th£ scars, h£ knows of th£m but h£ wouldn’t show remorse.
And it wasn’t supposed to be th¡s way. No, h£ never thought of it turn!ng ©vt th¡s way.
h£ saw h¡mself betray!ng h¡m. h£ was grow!ng th¡s feel!ng, one h£ has never felt before.
Why was h£ feel!ng th¡s way? Why does h£ feel changed all of a sudden??
$h£ saved h¡s life, for th£ second time.
Despite how rude h£’s been to h£r, yet, $h£ never hates h¡m [email protected]¢k. !nstead, $h£ only wanted to create a good relationship with h¡m.
h£’s feel!ng was always a one night stand, but now, $h£ has changed h¡story.
If one could tell h¡m h£’d be th¡s way towards h£r, h£ wouldn’t dare to believe it.
But h£re h£ is, star!ng at h£r, like it was h¡s first time do!ng so.
h¡s hatred and anger had only bl!nded h¡m from notic!ng how beautiful $h£ was.
h£ leaned to h£r face, plac!ng a klzz on h£r ch£ek. $h£ mumbled someth!ng and h£ bent to listen.
” Don’t… leave me, Draco. Please… don’t leave me.”
$h£ dozed off aga!n.
To Be Cont!nued