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- Chapter 17 | Remember My Name


PUNCH AFTER PUNCH I threw at the men surrounding me.

Each of us were fighting two of Rueben’s men at a time and it seemed like we were winning.

To be honest, I don’t think Ryder even noticed who I am since he only saw the back of me when he came to help. To him, I probably just seemed like a girl in need of being rescued.

After Ryder threw the first punch at their leader and all hell broke loose, two other guys tried jumping him from behind and their leader was able to slip away. He was one of the men I was fighting now.

“You won’t be safe for long, Asia.” He says, throwing a punch at my face that I block. “We are always watching.”

This guy is seriously getting on my nerves right now and I don’t even know who the fuck he is.

“Who the fuck are you?” I question because he definitely seems to be the one in charge, but I’ve never seen him before and I know most of the top people in Rueben’s gang.

I kick him in the balls before turning to the other guy and punching him hard in the side of the head, knocking him out. Well, that was easier than I thought it would be.

As the man in charge of Rueben’s gang stands up straighter, he says, “I’m Leo, Rueben’s second in command and baby… You’re going to remember my name.” He smirks when he sees the look of disgust I’m throwing at him.

Just as I was about to go in for another punch, he stepped out of sight into the shadows and even though I tried to follow him, there was no luck. How could I let him slip between my fingers so easily when it’s not even dark yet and the sun barely just started going down.

Turning around, I go to grab my bag as I see Ryder and the guys finishing off the rest of the men. I would stay and say thanks, but I just can’t let them see me too much or else they might put the pieces of who I am together.

Hurrying, I go to my motorcycle and take out my helmet, placing it on my head before throwing my leg over the seat and getting on. Then I held down the clutch and started the engine.

At the sound of my motorcycle cranking up, Ryder’s head immediately snapped up towards me. Just as the last of Rueben’s men fell to the ground knocked out, I opened the throttle and sped past them.

But before I did, I gave Ryder a nod in appreciation for the help.

I wasn’t going to be a total bitch.

“What the fuck were you thinking?” Brooke yells after I finish explaining what happened and I sigh knowing that she wasn’t done. “I told you not to go, but you did and look what happened!”

I love Brooke, she’s my best friend, but ever since my brother died she’s become so protective over me.

“I know you did and I’m sorry.” I say just as there was a knock on the door.

“Come in.” I say to whoever knocked and Clay opened the door slightly, popping his head inside the room to look at us both.

“I’m sorry to interrupt, but your dad is asking for you in his office. It’s about tonight…” He says and I stand up, nodding at him before facing Brooke.

“Brooke, I know that you’re just worried for me, but you know that I needed to go earlier. Yes, something bad almost happened, but that's just it. Something bad almost happened, nothing actually did. I’m here and I’m safe. You’re like a sister to me and I don’t plan on going anywhere.” I explain and once I’m done talking, I notice a single tear fall from her eye before she gets up and hugs me.

“You’re also like a sister to me and I can’t lose you too.” She misses her brother just as much as I miss mine…

“Don’t worry, you won’t ever be able to get rid of me.” I say jokingly to lighten up the mood and she laughs as we pull away. “Okay, I got to go talk with my dad now. I’ll probably see you in a bit.”

Clay already left and had closed the door again so I walked over and opened it before making my way to my dad’s office.

Once I got there, I knocked on the door and waited for him to say, “Come in,” before going inside. He was standing up at his desk looking over some papers he had laid out as I walked in.

“You wanted to talk to me?” I ask as I walk closer to his desk and he looks up.

“Yes, it’s about tonight.” He says while sitting down in his chair and motioning for me to sit too. “I just got word that Rueben is already at the tracks and he doesn’t have as many members with him, as last time, so you should get ready to go now.”

I grin as I say, “Perfect, I get the crew and we’ll head down there now.”

“Be careful, Anastasia.” My dad says as I stand up.

I smile before walking towards the door as I say, “Always.”

Nobody messes with the ones I love.

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