It is an excursion day in school. We were going to a nearby zoo for research. I was getting ready. I wore a blue tube top and white jeans.
“It goes well with the bracelet.”
Sarah says. She wore a red midi.
I say and we head out. We are with bus. We reach there and our teacher is taking attendance. The whole zoo is empty except us. After that, we head towards the monkey’s cage.
“Noah, your twin...”
“Yours is there...”
he points to a peacock cage. Wow! Now I feel guilty. We are walking aside the elephant cage. I go to drink water from the nearby fountain while Noah is watching the elephants. I was just drinking when I felt somebody’s hands on my mouth. I couldn’t even make a sound. I fight back but I am dragged in the nearby bushes.
I wake up my head spinning. I try to move but I am tied with a pillar. I have a blindfold on my eyes and my mouth is duct taped. My legs are tied to each other and my hands are ties behind that pillar. I try to say something but nothing comes out. I feel tears streaming down. I hear footsteps.
“Oh look who’s here.”
Someone says. Chris takes off the duct tape harshly from my mouth.
“Oh dear...can’t help swearing right?”
He asks. He removes my bandages. I look around. The place is unfamiliar. It is a room with a single door.
“Teachers will come searching for me.”
He says patting his pocket and I realise it is a gun.
“Until then, we can have some fun.”
He says and kisses me harshly. I can’t even move my head. I keep my mouth shut. His mouth smells of beer and cigarettes.
“You don’t even deserve hell, you fucker.”
I hiss. He removes the gun from his pocket.
“Oh, don’t I?”
He asks innocently.
he puts the gun on my head.
he puts his hand close to my chest.
“Go on! Do what you want. Do you really have the courage?”
I ask. I know he is a coward bastard. He comes close. I break the take from my hands and slap him with all my might. The gun gets thrown away. I open the rope on my legs and kick him hard on his face.
“Isn’t it sweet?”
I ask. I am going to grab the gun to see if it’s even real when he grabs me and throws me on the ground.
he says and holds me forcefully. He takes the gun away and puts it aside. I try to push him away but in vain.
“Well...let’s begin the fun-!”
He says as he is cut off.
“-Or should we?”
I hear a voice as the door gets kicked and it breaks from its hinges. Noah is standing there. He found me. How? GPS probably. Our phones are connected together.
“You have crossed your limits darling!”
Noah says to Chris.
“My turn now!”
He says. He walks towards us.
“Stop right there.”
Chris says and points the gun at me.
“What the fuck do you want?”
He says. Noah stops dead in his tracks. Chris is looking at Noah and I see the right chance to stand up. He turns around hastily and I hear a bang. I scream and close my eyes. But I don’t feel anything. I open my eyes and see blood is draining from Noah’s shoulder as he sits on the floor.
“Oh Shit! I didn’t mean to...”
Chris says and throws the gun away and starts running away. I start running but then I think of Noah. I look at him. There is a puddle of blood and his hand is red from holding it.
“Go after him!”
He says. I look at Chris running away.
“Are you kidding me? I am not going anywhere!”
I say and tie my hanker chief on his hand. I call ambulance from Noah’s phone as well as the police.
I wake up in and see a huge light. I am in the hospital ward. I sit up but my hand is extremely paining.
“How are you feeling?”
“Well the police is in search of that motherfucker.”
“Where’s Lettie? Is she okay?”
“She is okay, but you won’t be when she comes in. She was so angry.”
Sarah says. The door opens and Violet comes storming in. She has tears streaming down her face and her eyes are red.
“NOAH WILL WATSON, YOU STUPID JACKASS, MOTHERFUCKING ASSHOLE? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? YOU IDIOT!”
She hits me with her hands and cries on my chest as she hugs me.
“Don’t cry Lettie-”
“-YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP!”
she shouts as she grabs my shirt and kisses me. I wipe her tears with my right hand. She pulls apart.
“Calm down please....”
“CALM DOWN?! YEAH I SURE WILL WHEN YOU DIE!” she shouts. “WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU ALL THE TIME?!” she asks. “I SWEAR NOAH, IF YOU DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS AGAIN AND YOU SURVIVE THEN, I WILL KILL YOU BY MY OWN HANDS!”
she hugs me.
“Lettie please...stop crying...”
I pat her head.
“Promise me you won’t do this again or I will never talk to you again.”
She threatens me.
“What type of childish nonsense is this?”
She says and gets up.
“How are you?”
“Better after I saw you...”
“I am surprised Lettie didn’t kill you...”
Josh says with an amused face.
“She will. Next time.”
Sarah says and we laugh.
“This is the second time in this week you are in hospital, if it’s the third time, then I swear Noah, you won’t come out alive from here...”
I have to be in the hospital for two weeks. Oh god. Let it be forever. Lettie will kill me when I get discharged. Police come for questioning and stuff. Then Lettie feeds me. And I sleep in her lap. She caresses my hair as I drift to sleep.