Chapter 27: Back Stabbing
One Week Later…
Abigail and Rebbeca walked into Headquarters. They found Drake in the back room, with the computers.
“What a piece of…” Drake trailed off.
“Drake,” Rebbeca said.
“Yeah, I know.”
“Who are you mad at today?”
“What’d he do now?” Abigail asked, as they sat down.
“Apparently, I have a twin sister.”
“What?!” they said, at the same time.
“Yeah, that’s what I said. When we were born, my parents thought she was blind, so they didn’t want her and put her up for adoption. A few months later, the Thorne’s adopted her. When she was given a crystal necklace, her eyes cleared.”
“It’s amazing what a little crystal can do,” Abigail said.
“How’d you find out about this?” Rebbeca asked.
“She showed up on my door step this morning. Her name’s Tiffany Thorne. She goes to our school.”
“Well, in a way, I’m glad she found you. Now, at least one of us is not alone.”
“Just because Abby and I have siblings and you don’t, doesn’t mean you’re alone.”
“Actually, it turns out that May had a daughter she never told us about.”
“Where did you hear that?” Abigail asked.
“She told me, on my birthday.”
“Have you met her?” Drake asked.
“No, but you guys have. Her name is Rachel Johnson, but we all know her as Caster.”
“Who’s the dad?”
“I have no idea.”
“Oh, and while we’re all here, I wanted to know what the plans were for prom, tonight,” Abigail said.
“I’ll go, but I’m not going to stay long,” Rebbeca said, as her phone rang. She put it to her ear as she left the room.
“You don’t look too happy.”
“I’m glad I have a sister, but I’m also mad at my parents.”
“Yeah, I kind of know what that’s like,” Abigail said. “I just wish we had normal lives.”
“What’s normal?” Drake joked. Rebbeca came back in the room.
“Who was that?” Abigail asked her.
“Danny. He said he got into some trouble on the highway and needs a ride.”
“Is he okay?” Drake asked.
“He didn’t say. But based on the tone of his voice, I’d say no.” Rebbeca left the room. Drake and Abigail followed.
A few minutes later, they were on the highway looking for Danny. When Rebbeca saw him, she pulled over and got out of her car.
“You guys wait here,” she told Drake and Abigail. Then, she walked over to Danny. He was sitting on the side of the road, looking off into the trees. When he looked up at her, she could tell he’d been punched a few times. “You okay?”
He didn’t reply.
“So, what happened?” She sat down next to him.
“After I got back to my apartment last night, two guys jumped me. I don’t know who they were, but I’m sure Whitney had something to do with it.”
“Do you think she’s on to you?”
“Maybe. Those guys asked me things only my team would know.” He wrapped his arm around his waist.
“We better go.” She motioned for the others.
“What’s up?” Drake asked.
“Abby, can you heal him?” Rebbeca asked.
“Yeah, but we’re in a public area,” she replied.
“So, we’ll leave,” Danny said. Rebbeca and Drake each grabbed an arm and helped Danny to his feet. Once he was up, they put one arm around Drake’s neck, and another around Rebbeca’s. As they walked to the car, Abigail went ahead of them and opened the door. They laid him down on the back seat. Drake and Abigail got in to Abigail’s car. They turned around and drove to Rebbeca’s house.
When they got there, Drake opened the passenger door and folded the seat forward. He looked down and saw that Danny’s eyes were closed. “Guys, he’s out.”
“That can’t be good,” Rebbeca said, as she tossed Abigail the house keys. Abigail unlocked the front door while Rebbeca helped Drake with Danny. Drake put his arm around Danny’s back, but pulled back when he felt something wet.
“Beca…?” He looked at his arm. It was now covered in blood. Rebbeca lifted up Danny’s shirt and looked at his back.
“We need to get him inside.”
“He has a small knife in his back.”
“How did we not see that?”
They carried Danny out of the car and inside.
“Guest room. There is no way we could get him upstairs,” Rebbeca said, as they walked down the hall way. They turned into the guest room and laid Danny on his side, on the bed. They pulled back his shirt, and just like Rebbeca said, there was a small knife sticking three inches out of his back.
“I’ll pull it out and then you heal him,” Drake said, looking at Abigail.
“You might want to step back,” Abigail told Rebbeca. She quickly went to the doorway. Drake grabbed the handle of the knife and pulled it out as fast as he could. Blood started gushing out of the wound.
Abigail put her hands on Danny, as they turned white. Drake and Rebbeca watched as Danny’s wound sealed shut.
“I can heal everything but bone,” Abigail said. “So, he has two cracked ribs, but besides that, he’s good to go.”
“Thank you,” Rebbeca said, hugging her.
“Hey, what are friends for if they can’t patch up your boyfriend?”
“Gee, thanks,” Drake said.
“And thank you, Drake,” Rebbeca said, hugging him, also.
“Now what?” Abigail asked.
“You guys go home.”
“No,” Drake said.
“Fine, then, I’ll put you to work.”
“Okay then, Abby, I need you to go upstairs and get some pain killers. Drake, I need you to go out to the jeep and try to get as much blood out of the seat as possible, and what you can’t get, just put duct tape over.”
“Got it. What about you?”
“I’m going to stay here and take care of Danny,” Rebbeca replied. Drake and Abigail nodded and then left the room.
A few hours later, Rebbeca walked into the guest room and saw that Danny was awake.
“Where am I?”
“My house, in the guest room.”
“You called me a few hours ago and told me you needed a ride. But when we got there, you looked like you’d seen better days, and when we got here we found out why. You had a small dagger in your back.” She gave him the dagger. “Drake said it brings a whole new meaning to the phrase, back stabbing.”
“Where are they?”
“I made them go home about an hour ago.”
“Thank you, for everything you did,” Danny said. He grabbed her arm and pulled her close to him. He lightly kissed her on the lips as the phone rang. She smiled, and left the room to answer the phone. Danny sat up, as best he could, leaned back, and listened to Rebbeca talking in the next room.
“Hey, Abby…no, I don’t think I’m going…prom’s not my thing…does there have to be a reason why I don’t want to go? ...okay, have fun shopping…bye.” Rebbeca hung up and then walked back into the guest room.
“What was that about?”
“Abigail’s shopping for a prom dress and she wanted to know if I wanted her to pick one up for me. I told her no.”
“I’d only go if you went with me, and right now that’s not an option.”
“Go without me.”
“And why would I do that?”
“Because with everything that’s happened, you need to have some fun and take a break.”
“I don’t know,” Rebbeca said.
Danny grabbed her hand. “Go.”
“It’s in three hours-”
“So, you better go.”
“Fine.” Rebbeca smiled. “See you later.”
“Bye,” Danny said, as he watched her leave.