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Soulmate in the Midnight Darkness

By Christine Buckley All Rights Reserved ©

Romance / Adventure

chapter eleven

“....Amanda?” I whispered. The figure turned around quickly and walked towards me, it stepped into the light that was coming from a small window, it was her.

“Raven! Oh thank god it is you!” she cried, knocking me down in a ginormous hug. “Did you get my note?”

“Yeah, sorry about all this.”

“It’s not your fault.” she said.

“It...kind of is.”

“Ash?”

“Yeah." She sighed. “They didn’t hurt you did they? I saw that man carry you in here. At the time I didn’t know it was you.”

“That’s Valerik. I got thrown around a bit. Warning, don’t piss off Elliot.” I laughed. “...but I’m okay. I’m strong you know that. But hey, I don’t know what he’s planning to do, I couldn’t get any information out of him. I called him a spoiled prince and he slapped me, I hit my head against the wall. Now I’m here.” “That’s horrible, where’s Ash?!” she asked.

“ I’m not sure, but if I know him, he’s most likely on his way here as we speak...I hope.”

“Yeah well, I hope he hurries.”

“Did you call for me?” I stood up startled. Ash was looking through the small window. “Raven...your face, what happened? Did my brother do this to you?”

“Brother?” Amanda asked.

“Long story, I’ll tell you some other time and I kind of deserved it.” I said, laughing nervously.

“He slapped her so hard she hit her head against the wall.” Amanda told Ash.

“I’m going to get both of you out of here, don’t worry.” he grabbed hold of the bars and bent them easily.

“Raven pick Amanda up and then I”ll reach down and pick you up.” I heard footsteps coming, they must have heard Ash.

“Hurry! I hear someone coming!” I said lifting Amanda up and giving her to Ash.

“Hurry pull me up!” I said reaching up to him. Valerik walked up to the door.

“What’s-HEY STOP!” he backed up, getting ready to break down the door that Amanda had blocked with a cot.

“Raven! Hurry grab my hands.” Ash yelled reaching for me. I almost had his hands when I was forcefully pulled back and thrown into a wall.

“Raven!” I heard Ash yell. I tried to stand back up, but I was kicked in the stomach.

“Stay down.” Valerik growled.

“Ash!” he jumped into the room through the window.

“Get away from her!” Ash said grabbing Valerik by the neck and throwing him across the room. He picked me up and ran towards the window.

“Amanda grab her!” He handed me to her, he was almost through the window himself when Valerik grabbed him by the leg.

“I’m not done with you yet!” he growled, pulling him back into the room.

“Amanda! Get her out of here, run as fast as you can and hide, don’t turn back.” he yelled, pushing Valerik off of him.

“but..”

“GO!”she helped me up.

“Come on Raven, we have to get out of here.”

“But Ash!” I said trying to go back.

“He will be fine; we have to go now okay? Come on, run!” I took one more glance back at the small window, and then started running. We ran into the woods, we kept running until we got to the side of the mountain.

“Now what?” Amanda asked.

“We have to hurry, it won’t be long until Elliot finds out that we escaped. He will come for you.” she nodded.

“Let’s go then.” we started moving alongside the mountain, looking for an opening. We ran for a while until we finally found a small gap in the mountain.

“Here?” I said. “Look, if we turn sideways we can fit.” I started in, cobwebs clinging to my face. I cringed. I hope there aren’t any spiders on me! The air cooled and the gap widened the further back we went. When we reached the end, I discovered a cave sort of place. It was strange, there we these green rocks, maybe crystals, that were glowing. They illuminated the small cave-like room. Amanda caught up.

“Whoa.” she looked around in awe. “Where are we?”

“I don’t know, we can sleep here until Ash comes for us.” I said. “How will he know where we are?”

“We’re soulmates or something like that. He’ll find me somehow.” I said, looking around the room.

“Now, let’s get some sleep.” we slept on the ground and Ash thought sleeping in the car was bad It wasn’t the most comfortable place, but it would have to work for now. Amanda fell asleep before I did. I sat up against the wall, watching her sleep. I heard a sound outside, I scooted against the wall, not all the way but just barely. Maybe it’s Ash. I poked my head out of the gap. I didn’t see anyone so I walked all the way out.

“Ash?” I whispered. No answer, I turned around and bumped into someone. I looked up and it was Elliot. “NO!” I began running as fast as I could through the woods. I looked back but he wasn’t there. Someone grabbed me from in front. “Elliot!” he grabbed a hold of me tightly in his arms. He smelled of the forest.

“Shh...you don’t want to wake Amanda.” his eyes turned red and I got really tired.

“Elliot...no.” I slumped and he caught me. The last thing I saw was him smiling down at me.


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