Everything was so dark and I could hardly see anything that was around me. After tripping and stumbling a few times, I figured it out that it would be a better idea to sit down or else I knew I would my baby. Exhausted, I sat down on the floor and hugged my knees feeling little cold and scared.
Has Zachary find out that I’m missing?
The question kept on nagging my mind and internally I was growing even more desperate and agitated thinking why Zachary hasn’t come to get me and who kidnapped me. My thoughts wandered off to Kiara.
Where is she?
“Kiara...where ar-” I was cut off when I heard someone groaning.
Alert, I stood back up and held the bars of the gate thinking that someone was around who could me out. I heard someone groaning and groggily asking for water and then the voice died down. I was just about to call for help when out of nowhere a blood curdling scream caught me off guard and I stumbled a few steps back, surprised.
“What the fuck?” I heard the woman and immediately recognised the voice of Kiara.
It was Kiara.
“Where the fuck am I? I- I” and she screamed again and I heard something falling and the next moment she was banging something on what felt like iron rods and I was back on my place “Kiara?”
“J-Juliette?” I heard her frantic voice for help.
“Kiara? Where are you?” I called her and she sobbed before replying “I don’t fucking know, where the fuck am I? What the fuck is going on?” she cried and i heard her banging on the gate using something.
“I don’t know...when I opened my eyes, I found myself in here, locked inside this room and nowhere out! Nobody came to meet and I have screaming for help from hours,” I said as fast as I could.
“W-What happened? How did we even end up here? I remember making the pasta and we eating and...” she trailed off and kept quiet for some moments before speaking or should I say yelling “Did that fucking guards of yours do something to the chicken?”
“When he got me the chicken, I felt little weird. He looked really nervous when he handed me the chicken, but I brushed it off thinking it was nothing and I was just being paranoid or something. Did that fucking man do something that made us pass out?“she exclaimed and I heard her groaning.
“Why the hell did I cook that chicken even if I knew that something was off?” she started blaming herself and I couldn’t help it any further and I cried.
“Juliette?” I heard he concerned voice.
“Kiara, my baby. I’m afraid for my baby. What if something happens to my baby. We don’t even know what we ate and here we are locked in this dark room. What if Zachary doesn’t get here on time? What if he never finds us?” I sobbed and for some moment she was quite and that made me think that probably she was worried about the same thing too but then she yelled.
“Hold yourself now! You are soon going to be a mother and I see this fucking attitude of yours! Don’t fucking scare me or the baby. Did you just forget what and who your husband is? I’m sure he is out there kicking some asses, now calm yourself down. Don’t tire yourself. Sit down and let me handle this,” she exclaimed and even though I had an idea that she was right beside my lock up, and even though I couldn’t see her, I knew that her knees must be wobbling and she was horribly scarred but she was just pretending to be strong in order to protect me and that literally gave me confidence for which I was thankful off.
“What exactly are you going to do?” I asked once I realised that she said to leave everything upon her.
“Oh! You know the obvious thing people do in this type of situation...call for help” and then she yelled at top of her voice “Motherfuckers get us out of here!”
It was probably the longest ever time, I found myself to be quite and all to myself as I slept on the ground exhausted facing the ceiling, even though I couldn’t really see anything. I was hungry and thirsty. Kiara on the other end continued to shout like a mad woman and giving me assurance that everything would turn alright. The situation was chaotic as I knew, the constant yelling of Kiara would only tire her and she would end up even more hungry than I was and then she would grow sick.
“Kiara stop it now!” I said once I heard her coughing but being the stubborn woman she didn’t stop.
“Get us the fuck out of here. Where in the world are we?” she yelled even more and I heaved a sigh.
To think that I was even doubting Kiara for single moment made me feel sick. How could I even doubt her? She was more of a sister to me than a friend and I had trusted her every moment in my life. Even though, she was scared at the beginning when my life threw me in this dark side of world, but slowly she put her feet in this dark water following me wanting to protect me. In the process, getting hurt and being adequate to the type of surrounding I was in.
I didn’t really had any idea that these people would grow so close to me that I would trust my life upon them. Kiara was there with me whenever I needed her but I was never there for her. I was so selfish, lost in my own world when I didn’t even notice what was going on with her. Her parents truth was right before her and I knew she was badly hurt, but what could I do for her? I gave her even more of my problems. But she stood up bravely, juggling her own and my problems proving that she was the best of friends that I had in my life.
The man has been protecting me even though I had no idea what was going on around me and I blamed him and alleged him of being the bad one. He had nothing to ask for in return but I knew he didn’t really had any plans on falling for me. He was there to avenge for his sister but then fell for me and protected me wholeheartedly. Even though there were times, when I humiliated him, hurt him, embarrassed him, he was still there for me. i remember when I saw him in the news when I got out of my coma, I saw how broke he was and how I broke him and I couldn’t forget his face when he saw me alive and it was the first ever day in my life, when I saw him so weak.
The man I knew so strong....became so weak for me.
I was stupid to fall for a guy like Nicholas but then I wonder, if I didn’t fell for Nicholas than I would have never came across Zachary.
And everyone else Willi, Max, Kristian...even though I had done nothing for them, still they saved me every single time.
As I thought about it again and again, it made me feel even more guilty. Just what had I done to deserve them? And just what exactly did I offer them in return? Just nothing.
I was a loser and complete useless.
Everytime, it was only me who fell in trouble and they would always come for me wanting to save me and asked nothing in return.
Tears pooled my eyes and streamed down my face as I thought about it again and again. I didn’t really deserve them. Not even Zachary. The guy had just enough in plate and then I was there to add more of troubles to it. I couldn’t give him any happiness. Even though he yelled at me and raised his hands at me when I fought with Loana, somehow down there I knew he was suffering a lot and he just had enough of it. I continued adding problems to his life.
It would have been a lot good if I wasn’t there.
It would have been a lot better. if we had never come across each other.
I couldn’t even tell him that Gina’s death was not his fault. I wish to get back in time and erase the guilt that he had locked up in him for years. If only I had helped him getting over it in place of adding more troubles.
I heard Kiara snapping at me and I wiped off my tears as I got up from my place responding to her “What?”
“Do you hear that?” she said and that made me crease my eyebrows in confusion.
“Its like someone shouting and I don’t know. There’s something going on out there, i hear some sirens as well,” she said and immediately I was alert as I tried to hear it and as she said surely I did hear some sounds and siren.
“I do! I do!” I exclaimed out of happiness.
“Oh my god! Is that the police?” her voice broke at the end and I knew she was crying out of joy.