Getting up from Hawk’s lap I went over to the box that the whip came from to see if anything else had come with it. Inside was a stack of photos. When I picked up them up and looked at them more closely I seen that they were of myself. I felt the hairs on my arms stands up straight as I flicked through the photos easily recalling each moment that the photos were captured of. I could feel a tingling feeling all over her back as I put the photos up and bent down to pick up the whip. As I ran my fingers over the whip, I felt the dried blood, my dried blood flake off and fall to the floor. Memories came crashing forward to the forefront of my mind of every time I got hit it. Sometimes he hit me just for the thrill of it, maybe he was in a bad mood from work and needed a stress relief. Other times it was because I had made the smallest of mistakes and he thought that the perfect punishment was being whipped until I passed out. I put the whip down and looked at the people around me. All three of them had worried and concerned looks on their faces as they watched me. I want to tell them that I would be okay and that everything would be alright, but hell even I knew that it would be a load of shit. Cause I’m not okay, and everything was not going to be alright, not as long as he was still after me.
I wanted to leave. I wanted to leave and not look back anything to keep the people around me safe, but I couldn’t. Not just because this place has brought me happiness, feeling of safety and someone who I’m hoping I could have a life with, but also because I know the people around me won’t let me leave, won’t let me go at least not without a fight.
So I decided to ask a question, unsure of whether or not I would like the answer I would be given.
“What are we going to do now?”
Jeremey looked at Hawk and Kate first, then he finally made eye contact with me.
“First, we’re gonna send him a message. One that says he made the wrong move by trying to fuck with us. Then, we’re gonna make a plan to bring him down, so he can’t fuck with us or anyone else.”
I looked to Hawk and then to Kate, their facial expressions telling me that this wasn’t the first time they went up against something like this and it won’t certainly be the last.
I turned towards Jeremey; “Okay, but I want to help. I won’t stand by and let him hurt the people I care about, which happens to be all of you.” I replied as I turned and pointed and them all.
“Okay, I can agree with that. But you will only help when I give you something to help with. But for now you will go with Kate and go and do whatever you girls do.”
With that being said, Kate and I walked away after agreeing and saying goodbye to them. We decided to just go and watched some movies as we waited for Jeremey to decide what he was going to next.
When the girls left the room, I looked towards Jeremey, wondering what he had in mind.
“First, we call Church, everyone needs to be in the know about what is happening and what is gonna happen. Go and let everyone know that Church will being 5 minutes.”
I listened to Prez as he spoke, nodding as I agreed. I got up and walked out of his office. As I left his office I made a call, letting everyone know that Church will be in 5 minutes.