Muddled Emotions

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Chapter 39

Raven spins and can’t believe her eyes, as her legs turn to jelly and shock sets in “KEITH!”

Keith is stood there looking worse for wear, looking like he had taken a full on beating, repeatedly “RAVEN DON’T DO THIS....Please...” he walks in tell he is close enough to them “TELL THEM!” Keith looks at Ray and Raven can’t stop staring at Keith the colour had gone from her face

“tell me what...” she manages to pull her eyes from him and to Ray, then back at Keith waiting for someone to explain

Ray looks between them both, Simon is trying to get closer, without spooking anyone “HOW I DIDN’T WRITE THAT LETTER! HE DID, HOW HIS KEPT ME CAPTIVE THIS WHOLE TIME IN SOME DINGY LITTLE BASEMENT IN SOME HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE!”

Raven stumbles back not sure how to process this, and in one swift move Ray grabs Raven holding a gun to her head “YOU COULDN’T JUST LEAVE US ALONE COULD YOU KEITH! HUR?! I TOLD YOU TO LEAVE US ALONE!”

“YOU THINK FOR A MOMENT I’D LET HER MARRY SOMEONE LIKE YOU!”

Simon is getting angry “RAY LET MY DAUGHTER GO NOW!”

“I CAN’T DO THAT! I LOVE HER TO MUCH I LOST HER TOO MANY TIMES I CAN’T LOSE HER AGAIN, and if I can’t have her no one can!”

But before Raven could register what was happening she had been yanked from Ray and the gun had gone off, she checks her self but nothing, she looks up to see Keith bleeding out on the floor and her dad’s men restraining Ray, Raven rushes over to Keith “Hey...why would you do that!” she pulls him in to her arms “SOMEONE CALL AN AMBULANCE!” she starts sobbing

Keith looks up at her “God I have missed you, I’m sorry” his eyes start watering “for not getting to you sooner....I tried”

She brushes his hair out his face, as her dad’s men control the bleeding and give first aid while they wait for help. “I should of known something was wrong...in fact I did but I didn't think nothing of it”

“No.. of course not, you have been hurt so much you kinda expected it, I love you Raven...that hasn't changed it never will”

“I love you..” she leans down gently kissing him as she does paramedics appear and get to work, Raven stands covered in his blood, she is balling her she was terrified this whole time and his always been around.... she stands as shock sets in while she is still trying to process everything

Simon walks over to her taking her hands “come on, we will get to the hospital!”

“NO I WANT TO GO WITH HIM!”

The paramedics nod and she follows them out and to the hospital.

Once they are there the doctors ask Raven to wait in the waiting room, she heads in and can’t stop pacing, she is unable to hold back the tears as she looks at the blood covering her the door swings open “SWEETHEART”

Raven turns and through her sobs “dad!” he pulls her in to a hug

“We need to get you changed darling... I brought some spare clothes...”

Raven looks down at herself and after internal fight with herself she nods and heads to get changed and cleaned up. She heads back in and her dad pulls her in to a cuddle “oh sweetheart! we will get to the bottom of this I promise!”

“How could Ray do this, I should of seen something was wrong...I did but ignored it”

“hey don't you dare blame yourself! he will pay for all this...”

Raven breaks down in her dads arms a doctor soon enters “are you Mr Jones wife?”

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