Blackmail

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12

River

I woke up to my brother in my face and an arm on my waist keeping me in place.

“Sissy? Why did you sleep in here? Why is his arm around you?” Lee questioned all at once

“I was uh...Talking to Alex and fell asleep in here, he must of put his arm there by accident.” I said removing his arm

“Mh-hm. I’m hungry.” he complained

“Why don’t you go downstairs and find something for me to make and I’ll meet you down there. Ok?”

“Ok. I’ll ask Daniel and Lilly what they want!” he exclaimed happily

“Alright, I’ll be down in a sec.”

He ran downstairs and Alex pulled me near him before I got the chance to get up.

“You’re incredible with him. You would make a wonderful mother.” he said kissing my shoulder

I shuddered but pushed him away.

“I’m good with him because he’s my brother and I raised him. I don’t even want to know why the hell your thinking about me being a mother but stop it, and don’t ever, ever kiss me again.” I stated walking out of the room and heading down.

Why would he be thinking about me becoming a mother? Alex makes no sense. I got downstairs and saw Daniel, Lilly, Damon, Derrick and Lee sitting on the island in the kitchen laughing and smiling. I smiled seeing my brother happy and walked in.

“Good morning, what’s on the list today?”

“Waffles!” Jake exclaimed

“Is that good with everyone else?”

“Good with me.” Said Rose as her and Jamie descended the stairs.

I got to work making waffles as everyone had a morning conversation. It’s weird how people can talk so much in the morning. I have to make food, drink a cup of hot chocolate and then maybe, maybe I can have a good conversation.

As I was making the last batch of waffles someone else walked down the stairs. I looked around me and saw everyone but Alex. He was the one walking in.

“Good morning beautiful.” Alex smiled ignoring everyone else.

“Hey handsome!” Damon replied sarcastically

Alex just rolled his eyes.

“Oh right I forgot to say morning to you princess.” Alex muttered

“First off, dont flirt with my sister. Second she won’t respond till she is done making breakfast.”

I quit listening to them going back into my own world. I wonder what it would be like to live in an alternate universe. My mom and dad would love us, I wouldn’t of been kidnapped, Jake wouldn’t have been hit. I picture waking up to a loving, adoring family in the morning, Jake being more like a kid and not so much grown up, grabbing breakfast that my father made and running out to my truck getting in and going to school. Seeing my friends, and taking every class with them.

“River! Ugh, I hate when you’re in your world.” Jake interrupted

“Hm?”

“I said the food looks done.” Jake rolled his eyes

“Watch those eyes mister.” I glared at him

“Sorry.”

I dished up the plates and handed them out. Then grabbing a cup out of the cupboard and making my hot chocolate. While it was brewing Alex came up to me.

“So, not much of a morning person?” He whispered

I shook my head no and grabbed my cup and went to the living room, sat down and rested my eyes.

She looks beautiful laying there.

I opened my eyes to see everyone around me eating. I’ve heard that voice before, but where?

“You ok?” Rose questioned

“Mmh.”

“Alright, I know it’s still pretty early but let’s play a game.” Damon said

“What game?” Rose asked

“Two truths and a lie!” Daniel piped up

“You guys go ahead, I’m not really in a game mood.” I said

“Yeah, I’ll pass as well.” Alex said

I headed upstairs attempting to go into Daniel’s room, only to be pulled into the chest of someone else.

“No, I don’t like you in his room.” Alex whispered in my ear

“Let go of me.” I was getting mad

“No.”

He picked me up and put me over his shoulder carrying me somewhere.

“Ugh, I’m tired of you always bossing me around!” I yelled at him

“I’m tired of you never listening.” He stated calmly

“I would listen more often if you would quit being so demanding.”

“I’m not being demanding.”

We got to his room and he still didn’t let me go. I don't like that I feel so safe in his arms. It scared me, and I hate being scared.

He put me down on the bed and layed next to me.

“I’ll make a deal with you.” He suddenly said

“I don’t make deals with the devil, sorry.” I smirked at him

“Just hear me out. If you don’t like it then don’t do it.” He chuckled

“Fine. What?”

“I will try to stop being so demanding, but you have to go on a date with me.”

“Excuse me?” I raised my eyebrows

“No? Ok, then demanding it is.” He smirked

“Why would you want me to go on a date with you anyway?” I asked curiously

"¿Cuándo te darás cuenta de que me gustas?" he mumbled looking down

I gave him a confused face and when he looked up he smiled sadly.

"Just think about it, but anyway I have to go do some buisness and i'll be back later." he said getting up and walking out

If I do go on this date with him then he would stop being so demanding, besides what's the worst thing that could happen? Just a tiny date, right?

With that thought on my mind I close my eyes.

Alex

I get back from dealing with assholes trying to fuck with my buisness and when I walk inside to see the twins, Lilly, and Daniel watching a movie.

Daniel sees me, looks at Lilly, who is cuddled to his side, then back at me and gestures to the kitchen. He untucks himself from my sister and walks into the kitchen with me following behind him.

"Let me finish before cutting me off. I have never felt the way I do with your sister. She can light up the entire universe with just a simple smile. When she is upset I can't help but feel like hurting whoever did it, but also make her smile again. When she is upset I feel broken and the cause of it, I feel like I have to fix whatever happened, even if I didn't do it. I feel the need to never let her out of my eyesight for the fear of her getting hurt. I-I-I...I like it when I am the one to make her smile, and laugh. The feeling of lonleness hits me so hard if I am even away from her for a minute and I hate the feeling. It's like i'm not happy if she isn't. I'm not ok, if she's not ok. I want to tell her I love her but I want to do it in a special way so I am hoping you will let me take her on a date."

I looked at him, really looked at him. Just then Rose appeared

"Am I interrupting something?"

"Actually no, Daniel here wants to take our little sister on a date to confess his love."

"Awe, that's so cute." my sister replies

"Cute, you think that cute? He wants to take our little sister on a date and you think that's cute?" I replied angrily

"Daniel will you give us a minute?"

Daniel looked between Rose and I and then nodded his head and walked out.

"Alex, think of this. Lilly going out with a dick who beats her everynight because shes stubborn. I mean his dealth, but she would still have to go through that. Now, think about Daniel and how he treats her, completely different right? Daniel looks at Lilly like she is a motherfucking queen, treats her that way too. Daniel looks at Lilly the way you look at River, the way Jamie looks at me. Alex, that is what I have always wanted for Lilly. Now I might not be your blood sister but I still think of you as my brother, and I still think of Lilly as our sister."

"Blood or not, your still my sister. I will allow them to go on one date, but if he hurts her I will be the one to rip him limb-from-limb and enjoy every second of it." I smile thinking about all the blood that would be everywhere.

"Or, you could just keep him in the dungion since he is your girlfriends guardian. You would kill her."

My smile falls and I can't stand the thought of hurting her.

"Fine. Where is she anyway?"

"I think still in her room, never came out."

I nod walking through the living room and look at Daniel who was already looking at me and nodded my head. Then walked to our room seeing her sleeping peacfully.

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