When I wake up, my head is aching and I feel nauseous. Opening my eyes, I see that I’m in a bedroom. Where the hell am I? I slowly sit up and realize there aren’t even any windows for me to see where I am. Panic sets in when I see that my bag and phone are gone. Tears swell in my eyes and for a moment, I just let myself become scared before I think of a plan.
I know for a fact that Kate is behind all of this. Before I passed out, I looked her right in the face. I knew she was a little off her rocker, but I never expected this. Kidnapping? Why?
I don’t have much time to think about it because I hear a lock click, causing me to jump. The only door in the room opens and in come Kate, strutting in as if she’s done nothing wrong at all. I could totally take her, but when I see a small gun in her hand, it kills my plan A.
“I’m glad you’re awake?” She smiles.
“Why are you doing this?”
“Doing what? I just wanted to spend a little time with my favorite girl.” She comes over and reaches out, tucking a piece of my hair behind my ear.
“What’s the gun for?”
She looks down at it and shrugs.
“Just want to make sure you don’t do anything stupid. You may still have a little struggling city girl inside of you. I’d hate to have to shoot you for trying to attack me.”
Damn, she’s not dumb.
“I don’t understand, Kate. I’ve never done anything to you”
“Liar! You used me!” She yes and in her hand, I see her finger flinch over the trigger of the gun.
“No, I didn’t!” I choke up as more tears flow down my cheeks.
“Yes, you did. I helped you get into the club to see Ethan. I molded you and cared about you. I spent thousands of dollars to make you who you are and the moment you get what you want, you drop me! You were mine. I lost everything for you.”
I shake my head.
“I’m sorry, Kate, I’m sorry, but I love Ethan. I’m sorry if you think I used you.”
“You don’t love Ethan. I know the truth, Thea. The way you looked at me and touched me. I know you love me.”
It starts to dawn on me that Kate’s interest in me was a lot more than just sexual attraction. She became obsessed. The whole time, she covered it in the form of nice gifts and a kind nature. Having sex with her just made it worse. I see now why Ethan didn’t want me meeting Kate in the first place. I wish I’d listened, but if I did, I would’ve never found out the truth. I don’t know what to do to fix this. In Kate’s eyes, we have something special and if I want to have any chance of getting out of here, I’m going to have to go along with it for a while.
“How do you know I don’t love Ethan?”
Kate shakes her head.
“You two just never had the connection that you have with me. The way you react to my touch shows that. Your kiss shows that. Ethan doesn’t care about you like I do. I can be great for you, Thea.”
“Yes!” She smiles, “From the moment I met you, I knew you were special.”
“Kate, I didn’t know.”
“I know!” She reaches out and cups my face, kneeling down. “But, now you know. Now, we can be together.”
Out of the corner of my eye, I see her set the gun down on the bed.
“Yeah, we can.” I smile and she leans in to kiss me, softly.
Without even thinking about it, I push her as hard as I can and make a run for the door. When I open it, I gasp when I come face with someone I never thought I’d see again. Before I can even scream they smack me to the floor. When I look back up, they are laughing.
“Greg.” I breathe out hard, holding my face.
“I dug into your past a little and found Greg. It just so happens you and him ended on bad terms. I figured maybe he’s also like a little payback.” Kate says behind me. The humor in her tone makes me want to vomit.
“Hi, Thea.” Greg says as he forcefully pulls me to my feet.
“What are you doing?” I try to pull away from him, but he’s too strong.
“I’m here to see you. Don’t you miss me, baby.” Suddenly, he kisses me against my will and it’s disgusting.
Driving my knee up, I hit him in the balls and he pulls away, letting me go.
“You bitch!” He yells as he falls to his knees. While down, I take the chance to knee him in the face before Kate grabs my shirt, pulling me away.
Turning around, I swing and hit her on the side of the temple. Before I can run, Greg grabs my ankle, tripping me up. Hitting the floor, I feel him climb on top of me, pinning my wrists down.
“Still like it rough, I see.”
“Fuck you!” I spit in his face and his cocky smile fades.
He raises his fist to hit me, but Kate yells, stopping him.
“Don’t you dare hit her again. I’m not paying you to beat on women. Take her to the bed and tie her down.”
Greg lifts me up and he carries me to the bed kicking. I’m not going down without a fight. However, the fight doesn’t last long because once he gets me on the bed and ties me down, I’m useless.
“Kate, let me go!”
“I will when I get what I want.”
“What do you want?”
“I want you. However, from Ethan, I want half a million dollars for what he did to me. Why don’t we give him a little call?”
She pulls my cell phone out of her pocket and calls Ethan. He picks up on the second ring.
“Thea, where are you?” I hear his voice over the speaker.
“Ethan, help me! It’s Kate!”
“Hello, Ethan.” Kate chimes.
“Kate, if you lay a hand on her so help me,”
“You don’t have to worry about me touching her. Her good friend Greg is here to do all of my dirty work.”
“Why the fuck are you doing this?”
“Because I can. That’s why. I’ll send you my demands in the next hour. I just wanted you to know that Thea is in good hands.”
Before Ethan can say anything, Kate hangs up. She tosses the phone down on the bed and sends Greg out of the room. After giving me a strange look, he leaves. Alone in the room with Kate, she takes a few deep breaths before sitting on the edge of the bed. I watch as she lays her hand on my thigh. sliding it up and under my shirt. Her finger circles around my belly button and she begins to look sad.
“I’ve missed you a lot.” She whispers and for some reason, it pulls at my heart a little bit.
Despite her being crazy, I do feel bad for just cutting off all contact with her. I could’ve handled it better, but it would’ve have made much of a difference. In the end, Kate will always want me all to herself. In her head, there’s a future for us. I don’t know how I’m going to get her to let me go. The only way is to fully manipulate her into trusting me out of this room. It’s going to be hard, but it’s all I’ve got. Mentally, I have no feelings for Kate, but thankfully, the physical attraction is somewhat still there if I disregard everything that’s happened in the last few hours.
“Mhm,” She hums as the tip of her fingers traces over my skin.
“I’ve missed you too.”
“I know. Ethan has just been brainwashing you into thinking I’m a bad person.”
“I know. He says bad things about you all the time, but I never believe them.”
When I see her smile, softly, I know this might work. I just don’t know are fast.
I hope Ethan has some ideas up his sleeve.