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Her Guardian Angel

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Chapter 2

Alyson walked out of the cafe. The rain was slowly letting up. She quickly walked down the street and then she started to cry. As she looked back with tears filling her eyes, she saw Matt looking at her from the cafe. It looked as though he tried to tell her something, but she quickly turned and walked away.

How could I have been so stupid to think he really cared when all he was doing was waiting for his fiancee and I was just someone who crossed his path she thought.

This time she heard a car coming so she moved to the side of the road to let it pass. But it didn’t pass. Instead it slowed down.

Alyson looked behind her. “Oh no.” It was the same black mazda she had escaped from earlier. “No. No. No.” She started running. “LEAVE ME ALONE,” she yelled behind her.

The car sped up and almost ran over her but she quickly ducked into some bushes and went running through the woods. The car pulled up to a stop and the driver got out.

“Ally. Ally. Ally. How many more times are you going to run from me? You know we belong together,” the driver of the car said as he ran out behind her.

Alyson looked back to see how close he was. He was too fast. She knew she could never out run him but she was at least going to try. When she turned back around she ran right into a tree limb. It knocked her down to the ground. She put her hand up to her nose and tried to get up. “Ow.” She heard a mocking laugh. She looked up.

“Why won’t you ever just let me go, Billy?” she said with hatred in her eyes.

“Now baby that would be too easy. You are my soul mate. Get it?” he said. He bent down and picked her up by her hair. “Now let’s go,” he said yanking her towards the car.

He was dragging her back to the life she never wanted to go back to. The life where she had once thought about killing herself.

She was scared because she knew that if she got back into that car the nightmare would begin again. So she began to struggle. She was pulling at his clothes, trying to kick him, she even went so drastic as to bite him. All it got her was a slap in the face.

“You never learn. You are going back with me. I will have it no other way,” Billy said pulling her up to the car.

“Not if I have something to say about that.”

Alyson knew that voice. “Matt,” she said.

Billy turned to look at who said that. “Stay out of this man. You have no say about me and my girl."

“Your girl. I was never your girl. You are just a psycho...” Alyson started to say. Billy just jerked her hair and sent her flying into the car.

Matt rushed him. Both men fell to the rain soaked ground. Matt was punching Billy in the face. “Not so fun when you are on the receiving end is it,” Matt said.

Krystal started to yell at Matt. “Get up. You are going to get yourself hurt." She was also on the phone with 911 at the same time.

Matt got up and pulled Billy up off the ground. “Is this why you were running?” Matt asked Alyson.

“Yes it is,” she said.

“The police are on their way. Come on Matt. Let’s leave him to the police,” Krystal said.

“Of course we will leave him to the police, Krystal. But we do need to stay until they get here,” Matt said.

Krystal turned up her nose and stormed off. “Fine Matt. I will be waiting in the cafe. Come and get me when you’re through playing hero."

Alyson watched as she left. “What is a nice guy like you doing marrying a girl like that?”

Matt was standing there holding a struggling Billy in a headlock. He shrugged his shoulders. “She used to be nicer than that."

Just then Billy stomped on Matt’s foot catching him off guard. Matt let go of Billy. Billy took advantage of the moment and turned around and swung at Matt. He hit Matt squarely in the jaw. Matt stumbled backwards and fell on his butt. Billy ran around and got into the drivers seat of his car. “I am not going to jail again. I will be back to get you,” he screamed at Alyson as he drove off down a dirt road.

Alyson went over and helped Matt up. “I am so sorry. I never meant to drag anyone into this mess,” she said.

“No. Don’t be sorry. Men like that shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near women,” Matt said.

Alyson heard the faint sound of sirens in the distance. “Great timing,” she said.

“Yes. Well, that is the Boone Police Department for you,” Matt said.

He and Alyson walked over to the cafe to wait for the police. Matt went on in to an angry Krystal while Alyson waited outside and talked to the police. He thought it would be easier for her to share her story if he were not around.

After the police had talked with Alyson they told her not to leave town for a while. She walked into the cafe.

“So what did they say?” Matt asked.

“They said until they catch him I am not to leave Boone,” she said looking sad.

“What’s so wrong with that? I can keep you company,” Matt said.

Krystal stood behind him and cleared her throat. Matt just ignored her.

Alyson pulled at her wet t-shirt. “Well Matt. When he took me from home I had nothing. So I have no money and obviously no clothes with me."

Matt thought about what he could do to help out this girl. He felt some sort of connection to her. Something he needed to do for her. Something he needed from her. Then an idea hit him. “I know. You can stay with my brother Jake. We have two whole weeks off from work since he hurt his shoulder. I am sure he wouldn’t mind you staying with him.. How about it?” He was hoping she would say yes.

She was a little hesitant about the whole situation. “Matt. I don’t think I can."

Krystal gave a smile. She didn’t want Alyson anywhere near Matt. She doesn’t like her one bit.

“Oh come on now. He won’t bite. I promise. His heart is as big as mine,” Matt said.

Seeing no way out, she reluctantly agreed. “I will stay only if he says it is okay."

They all got into Matt’s SUV. Krystal was fuming in the front seat. She kept her arms crossed the whole way to Jake’s place. They drove up to a double wide trailer that had a mini volcano in the front yard.

A volcano? Alyson thought. She has seen stranger things in her life.

When they pulled up Alyson noticed a guy driving up to them on a dirt bike. His clothes were all muddy and his bike was covered in mud. Matt, Krystal, and Alyson got out of the SUV.

“Hey Matt. What’s up?” Jake asked his older brother.

“Jake meet Alyson. Alyson this is my little brother Jake Wallace,” Matt said.

“Hi Alyson. Nice to meet you. I would shake your hand but as you can tell I am a bit muddy,” Jake said.

She smiled at him. “That’s okay. It is nice to meet you too Jake."

“Jake. Bro. I need a huge favor from you,” Matt said as he guided his brother into the trailer.

After Matt had explained what happened earlier and how Alyson needed a place to stay until this all blew over, Jake didn’t know what to think. He was angry at the guy who hurt a girl but then again he really didn’t know the whole story.

“Yes, Alyson you can stay here with me as long as you need to,” Jake said.

She felt very relieved. “Thank you so much Jake. I promise I will be out of here as soon as I can."

“Don’t worry about it. I won’t mind having company around here."

Alyson was starting to like the idea of living with Jake Wallace. He was definitely a lot nicer that Billy.

“Come on girl. Let me show you to your room,” Jake said extending his arm.

She took it. “Thank you sir,” she said smiling at him.

“Okay Matt. Can we go now?” Krystal said standing in the kitchen with her hands on her hips.

“Yes honey. We still have time to go pick out our wedding cake,” he said. As they left he couldn’t stop thinking about Alyson. He hoped that she and Jake could get along. His brother isn’t always the easiest to get along with.

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