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I awoke to a sharp ache in my head, not to mention the sharp light penetrating through the blinds.

I slowly tried to open my eyes, and when I was finally able to look around, I realized I was in the same room, it wasn't a dream.

I tried to sit up, that was when I noticed Matt leaning on my bedside.

"What happened to me?" I muttered and he immediately brought his head up to look at me. He looked alarmed, seeing me awake.

"Why am I still here?" I panicked, and tried to get out of bed, "And, what did to me last night?"

"You passed out, Ail."

"Why can't I remember anything?" I paced around frantically trying to regain any memory of last night, I couldn't remember anything, "How long have I been out?"

"Three days." He answered and my eyes shot wide with both panic and shock.

"Get me out of here!!" I began to lose it.

Matt came and held me,

"Ali, you are not in the right state of mind to go anywhere. But you should be starving, let me get you something to eat,

"No.. I just want to get out of here." I yelled, jumping away from me.

"Ali, calm down."

"Don't fucking tell me to calm down!! if you're not going to kill me already, then just let me go." I screamed at him, not carrying that this was a ruthless criminal, who could have me killed in an instant.

I just wanted to go home.

"I told you I can't let you leave until Hert's signs back those properties. Alison, I'm truly sorry this is happening, I had no intention of hurting you, but like I promised, if David doesn't sign those property papers in less than a month, I would let you go. You have my word." He smiled warmly at me.

I smiled back, at this point I would have done anything to get out, even if I had to pretend we were okay for just a few seconds.

"In the meantime, and while we wait for Hertz's, you and I could be friends, how about that?"

"Sure.." I broke a smile.

"Do you mean that?" He asked sounding too optimistic, "And, you're just saying that to get away from me."

You got that right asshole,

"No, you seem cool, besides I understand how you feel and I admire your confidence through this, I think you and I could be good friends." I couldn't even say that with a straight face, I can't stand him, I hoped he fell for the act.

"In that case, you won't mind us spending more time together, let's just talk and get to know each other." He said with a sick smile, "and maybe try to get rid of this tension around us."

"I agree." I almost threw up,

'Do it for David, Ali.' I reminded myself of happy moments things to stay in act, how protected and secure it felt to be held by David.

I would do anything to have that moment again, and I mean anything.

I just had to pretend to trust him for a few more days, even though I wanted to rip up his throat every time he talked,

"Okay, let's play, getting to know you. Have you heard of it?" I tried not to crack, damn that was hard. But he seemed to have bought, he was even a bigger fool than I thought.

"Of course, I have heard of it, I am 26, not 50. I will go first." Funny, I thought I made it up.

"Hi, my name is Matt Miller, I'm 26 years old and I'm from Georgia, I like country music, now is your turn?" He sounded goofy, "I would just like to add that you seem like the RnB kind of girl, but I could be wrong."

"Why, because I'm a girl? Are girls not supposed to like others genres of music..." I couldn't even pretend to have a proper conversation with him, that was how much he repealed me.

"Relax, we are just getting to know each other better."

"I'm done playing this game, can you leave me alone now?" I crawled back into the sheets and faced the wall, hiding my tears.

"You must be hungry, I will have Glenda make you something to eat." He said and left the room. I rolled deeper in the sheets and cried even harder.


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