The machines beeped loudly in the quiet room and Sky kept her eye on Darcy who was sleeping. It broke her heart to see her so battered in front of her and she held her fists tightly.
Darcy’s eye was swollen shut, with big purple bruises decorating her pale skin. Her arms were bruised with finger marks and one arm was in a cast where her attacker had broken 2 bones. Darcy had been sexually assaulted and was lucky that Sky had found her or the chances of survival would have been low.
Sky didn’t want to think about the pain her friend had gone through and she swallowed back the tears, not wanting to feel weak.
But she felt useless. There was no talking to the other girls because they refused to speak about it and Blake wasn’t letting anything slip. Sky chewed on her nail as she tried to figure out who could have done this to her.
Unfortunately, only one name came to her head and she wasn’t sure if she was ready to be in a room alone with Riley just yet. Even though Axel knew who it was, the trauma she went through still felt fresh in her mind.
Sky got to her feet and took Darcy’s hand gently and spoke quietly, “I will find who did this to you. I promise that I will bring this bastard down and I don’t give a shot if I break the law,”
Sky wished that Darcy would open her eye and say something, but she was filled to the brim with painkillers and antibiotics. Sky quickly wiped away her tears and let out a shaky sigh.
“Don’t give up,” She whispered and kissed her forehead before leaving her to sleep.
Sky made her way to the nurse's station and spotted a nurse she knew.
“Harley,” Sky said and the nurse looked up.
“Skyla?” She said, “What-”
“I need to speak with you in private,” Sky said and gestured subtly to Axel and Jake who were waiting for her, “Now,”
Harley quickly nodded and Sky followed her without being spotted by the boys. Sky was lead to an empty room and Harley locked the door and closed the curtains.
“I want the full report on Darcy,” Sky said quietly.
“This isn’t your case,”
“It relates to my case,” Sky said, “I’m undercover so be careful who you talk to. You tell the others that they don’t know me,”
Harley sighed, “Skyla, I can’t do that. You know I can’t,”
“Who’s case is it?”
“I don’t know the guy,”
“Harley,” Sky said grabbing her hands, “Please. This is important and I promise that no one will find out. Make copies for me and I will keep it quiet,”
“I don’t know,” Harley said, “I could get into a lot of trouble,”
“No one will find out but I need to know the bastard who did that to her,” Sky said, “Do you see those men that came with me? They are The Red Devil’s, the biggest gang around. I’m undercover and they are my targets. If they find out who did this to Darcy, that man won’t get the justice he deserves. They will kill him and he won’t be found,”
Harley sighed, “Shit. I’ll tell the girls that we don’t know you and you aren’t a cop right now. I’ll get the documents for you. The results came in this morning,”
Sky hugged her, “I owe you,”
“You have owed me a lot,” Harley said, “But you don’t owe me for this. I can see this affected you more than normal,”
“Tell me about it,” Sky muttered and there was a knock on the door making her heart sink. She quickly jumped onto the bed and Harley opened to door to reveal Axel and Jake.
“Can I help you?” Harley asked.
“What are you doing in here?”
“A check-up,” Sky said quickly.
Axel looked at her, “For what?”
“The usual one,” Sky said jumping from the bed, “I am on the pill, so when I get more I have to have my blood pressure done,”
“Huh,” Axel said, “So, does that mean you’re going to be on your period?”
Sky blushed, “That’s what happens,”
“We need to go. Now,” Axel said looking at Harley, “She’s leaving now,”
“I just have to run through a few more things and I will let her leave,” Harley said.
Axel tutted, “I’ll be in the car. Don’t take too fucking long,”
When Axel left Harley let out a small breath and looked over at Sky.
“He’s really scary,” She said, “Hot but scary,”
“Don’t I know it,” Sky said, “I’ll wait here for the documents. Ok?”
Harley nodded and left. Sky laid back on the bed and bit into her lip. If she was caught with the documents she would be in trouble, not only with Axel but with the police she worked with.
“What are you doing here?”
Sky jumped up at the voice and tutted when she saw Hugo, “If you’ve forgotten, I’m undercover. Darcy is my friend,”
“Oh, the hooker that got attacked?” He said, “Yeah, well you can leave now. This is my case,”
“Yours?” Sky muttered, “You don’t give a shit about hookers,”
Hugo sighed, “That’s not true. I just don’t agree with their work ethic and the reasons behind their job choice. But, I’m the best when it comes to rape cases and just cause she’s a hooker, doesn’t mean men can get away with doing that to her,”
“That must be the least misogynistic thing you have ever said,”
“Yeah, yeah,” Hugo said, and looked her up and down, “I'd prefer to be talking to you in the outfit you were wearing last time,”
“And we are back again,” Sky said, “You can never be normal can you?”
Hugo shrugged, “No,”
Sky shook her head and went to leave but he grabbed her wrist, “What now?”
“How are you keeping?”
“I’m asking how you have been doing. It can’t be easy pretending to be a hooker or living with those bastards,”
Sky let out a shaky breath, “It’s hard but if it means I bring down the killers of Dexter, then I will do anything. Make sure you find the bastard who did that to Darcy before they do,”
Sky pulled her arm away from him and made her way back to the nurse's station. Harley handed her the folder without looking up from her computer and Sky put it into her bag and left without another word.
She didn’t care if Hugo was in the case because he wasn’t going to find the person who did this. Whoever did that to Darcy was going to wish the cops found him first. Not even the mafia she was living with was going to do anything.
Sky was going to find him and she was going to deal with it herself.