Ryder

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TWENTY SEVEN

This can’t be happening, this can’t be happening to me. I have been sick every morning for the last week. I’m a week late and I just know what this means. What the hell am I going to do? I need to go see a doctor. I left the bathroom in search of Draco. I tapped on his office door. “Come in.” He was sat behind his desk alone in his office. “What can I do for you? I’m very busy?”

“I need to go see a doctor.”

“What for?”

“I haven’t been feeling too good.”

“Fine, I’ll have the doctor come here.” I nodded and started to leave the room.

“Danica?” I stopped and turned around.

“Yes?”

“Is there something you want to tell me?” I shook my head. “Are you sure?”

“Yes.” He nodded and I left the room. I swear to God if I’m pregnant. I will not have this baby. I can’t do it. How am I going to run with two children? My head was all over the place. I needed to calm down until I knew what was happening. I wish I had someone to talk to. I haven’t been allowed to see anyone.

The doctor showed up early the next morning. The doctor was a female. Just as I thought. I explain to her how I was feeling and that I might be pregnant. After some talk and examination. She in fact confirmed that I was pregnant. I could feel the tears in my eyes.

“This is fantastic, congratulations.” She looked at me. “Why are you crying? Are you not happy about the baby?” I knew that no matter what. This doctor would report everything to Draco. I had to play it cool.

“No I’m happy, can I ask you a favor?”

“Of course, I’m your doctor.”

“Will you let me tell Draco about the baby? I want to surprise him.”

“Sure.” She said with a smile. I didn’t know if she would actually be quiet about it or not. I was hoping she would. I needed to buy some time. I thanked her and she left. That’s when I lost it. I had no way to get rid of this baby. Draco would never allow it. I didn’t even know if I could do something like that. All I knew at this moment was I needed to find a way out and I needed to do it fast. I had no idea where I’d go. Now that Ryder was gone. It’s only been a week since I found out he was dead. If it wasn’t for my son. I would be joining him.

It’s been almost three days since I found out I was pregnant. I don’t believe the doctor told Draco I was Pregnant. I haven’t said a word and Draco hasn’t said anything to me. The bedroom door opened and Draco motioned for me to come with him. He didn’t look too happy. Fuck, what have I done now? Nicolas was asleep in his play pin. Draco put his hand out and I took it. We walked down to his office where there were several of his men standing around. Draco sat me down and told the men to leave the room. Once the men were all out. Draco turned the tv towards me and the volume up.

Today we stand outside of the Catholic Church while the funeral services held for Ryder Dankworth are happening as we speak. Mr. Dankworth as you know was gunned down in his own car just a little over a week ago. Most people believe this has been gang-related. No one knows for sure and the police have no leads. Here comes the car carrying his casket.

The camera panned away showing a black limo pulling up in front of the church. I could see Jason and Robby and some of Ryders most trusted men. Coming out to carry Ryder into the church. It was all confirmed to me in that moment and all I could do was stand up and run out of the room. Tears poured down my face and I couldn’t stop it. I ran into my bedroom and locked myself in the bathroom.

Within a few seconds, Draco was banging on the bathroom door. “Danica, open the door please.” I knew if I didn’t do what he asked. I would be in trouble. I tried to clean my face, but I couldn’t hide my sadness. I open the door and Draco grabbed me by my neck and tossed me to the bed. I just laid there. “What’s the problem?”

“I have no problem.”

“Are you sad that I killed him? Do you miss him? Well

Fuck him and all the people who stand with him. They will all be killed soon enough. You’re fucking mine!” He was now screaming and I knew this was far from over.

“Please Draco, don’t wake Nicolas.”

“You think I give a shit about your kid waking up? Your wrong, the only reason why he is still here is because of you Danica. When are you going to get it through that pretty little head of yours? I don’t give a shit about anything, but you. At least now that Ryder is dead. You can finally get over him.” I just laid there and kept quiet. Hoping he would just go and let me be. He crawled onto the bed and came close to my face. I closed my eyes waiting for anything. “You need to stop making me angry. I hate to hurt you, but I will do whatever it takes to keep you.” Then he got off the bed and left the room. Nicolas was still asleep. I got under the covers and just cried.

The next day I was in the garden playing with Nicolas. He looked so much like Ryder. It made me smile

To look at my son. It killed me that Nicolas would never know Ryder. Or that Ryder never even got to hold his son. All I could do to give Ryder any respect was to try and get out of here with my children. Over the next couple of days. I secretly got together a getaway bag for me and my son. I hid it in my son’s room. It had water, clothes, and some food for my son. As soon as I would get my chance. I would run and do everything I can to get away and hide.

My chance came on a Sunday morning. Only a week later. I was given a new bodyguard and Draco allowed me to take Nicolas out with me. I guess maybe he believes that since Ryder is gone. I won’t run away. God how wrong he was. As soon as we were out of the gates. I grabbed the guard’s gun and pointed it to his head. “What are you doing?” He asked me.

“I’m getting the fuck out of here. I’m sorry I have to do this.”

“No wait, you don’t understand.” He started to say, but I never let him finish as I shot him in the head. Nicolas was screaming in the back of the car as I was trying to get control of the car.

“It’s okay baby, mama is getting us out of here.” I was able to get the car over to the side of the road. I pushed the body out. Made sure my son was okay. Got back in the car and took off like a bat out of hell. I had only made it out to the main freeway when a cop car got behind me. I looked at the speedometer and I was doing over a hundred. Fuck, I said to myself. Whatever, it’s the police. I will tell them everything. I pulled the car over and waited for the officer.

The officer got to my window and I rolled it down. I watched him look at my son. “Want to explain to me why you were driving so fast?” I tried to explain myself as best as I could. My adrenaline was going nuts at the moment. “Okay, ma’am I’m going to need you to calm down. Why don’t we go down to the station and we can talk about this in a calmer manner.” I nodded at the officer. He opened my door for me and when I got out. He slammed me to the car and put cuffs on me.

“What are you doing?” I yelled out.

“Taking you back where you belong.”

“Wait, what?”

“Draco is waiting for you.”

“What, but you’re the police? What’s going on.”

“Sorry ma’am, but you will have to take that up with him.” Oh my god, you have to be kidding me. Just then another police car showed up. They took Nicolas and put him in a different car. Tears poured down my face. As we pulled up in front of the house. Draco stood there with two other men standing next to him. I guess I would see Ryder sooner than I thought.

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