The Girl

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Chapter Four

“It’s time to wake up little girl, there is more fun to be had.”

Angela’s blood went cold, she recognized that voice, but it didn’t make sense. Luca had saved her and said that Elia and Lauro took care of her captor. So then why was she here with him instead of with Luca? She opened her eyes and she was back in the cage with Sawyer looking at her.

“Luca...” Angela whimpered and felt tears come to her face.

“Luca is gone, he decided that he didn’t want you anymore. I found you wandering a park,” Sawyer said and bent over to unlock the cage door. He opened it and yanked the chain that was connected to Angela’s collar causing her to be dragged out.

Angela let out a cry of pain and tried to get away from him, Luca couldn’t have possibly abandoned her. He said that he would fix her and Abelia would have spoiled her because she would give Angela the sibling affection she had craved from her brothers.

“They killed you!” Angela yelled desperately as she tried to make sense of what was happening.

“No, little girl. I played dead, Elia and Lauro were very thorough in torturing me. So much so, that I am going to hurt you very badly and you’ll feel what I went through. Hopefully this will make you a good girl and not disobey me.” Sawyer crouched down and lifted her chin to meet his eyes, “We shall start with your favourite, the Wooden Horse.”

“Nooo!” Angela thrashed and yanked the chain her direction.

“Angela! Wake up, it’s a bad dream. Please wake up.”

Angela blinked her eyes and she was sitting in a bed and not in the basement with Sawyer. She looked up and saw Luca looking at her with sadness in his eyes, he was holding her so tightly.

“Luca!” Angela clutched him tightly and sobbed loudly in his chest..

“It’s okay Angela, I’m here.” Luca kissed the top of her head.

“H-he fou-found me again, he sa-said that you go-got tired of me.” Angela sniffled.

“He is dead. He is never coming back, and I will never leave you. You are stuck with me forever and I could never tire of you sweet girl.” Luca pulled away just enough to see her face, “Look at me.”

“Never?” Angela asked with a hopeful expression.

“Never, and I mean it. You are stuck with me.” Luca kissed her nose and she giggled.

“Thank you Luca, that means so much.” Angela laid her head on his chest and smiled softly.

“Do you want to get more sleep or do you want to cuddle and watch TV?” Luca stroked her hair lovingly.

“Cuddle and watch TV, I don’t want more sleep.”

“Alright, sounds good. Let’s go.” Luca smiled and gently picked Angela up and carried her to the living room where he sat on the couch with her on his lap.

“Why did you carry me?”

“Because I wanted to and you deserve to be spoiled.” Luca kissed the top of her head and reached for the TV remote.

About half an hour later, the front door opened and Lauro and Elia walked in. They came and sat next to Luca and Angela who were watching the first Fast and Furious movie.

“Hey Boss, howsa doin’?” Lauro slurred with a goofy smile.

Elia laughed. “Ignore him, he’s drunk and stupid.”

“I issss not stuuupid.”

Angela laughed at him and smiled. “Yeah, you are Lauro.”

“Ella...leave wit meh and we travel da world.” Lauro looked at Angela flirtatiously.

Luca shook his head with a grin on his face. “That’s my girl buddy, find your own.” Luca kissed her forehead.

“Anyway.” Elia looked from Lauro to the TV to Angela. “You guys watching Fast and Furious? What movie?”

“Luca says it’s the first movie. Vin Diesel is soo awesome!” Angela gushed.

“So you like Vin Diesel?”

“Yeah, I really like him as an actor. My brothers loved the Riddick Chronicles so we had watched that a lot, the only part I ever liked was watching Vin Diesel.” Angela said with a dazed look on her face.

Luca looked at Angela and then at Elia with comprehension.

“Your brothers?”

Angela’s eyes widened in shock.

“Did I say my brothers?”

“Yeah, you did Ange.” Luca patted her leg.

“Well then, they don’t matter.”

“Why not?”

“Because they didn’t try to find me, or rather they disappeared a week before my kidnap. Not that I would expect them to, they didn’t like me.”

“Why didn’t they like you?”

Angela pushed Luca’s hands away from her and stood up. “Stop interrogating me! If you care so much, why don’t you find them and ask them yourselves?!” She looked at them with derision before running upstairs to her room.

Angela sat in the corner of her room, she didn’t know why she yelled like that. She pulled her knees to her chest and hugged them resting her head on them as she thought. Perhaps, she acted out because she didn’t want to talk about her family or because she was feeling stressed. She just didn’t know and she didn’t like that.

The bedroom door opened and Luca walked over to Angela and crouched down in front of her.

“I don’t want to talk.” Angela mumbled.

“I didn’t say anything. I want to be here for you.” Luca moved so that he was sitting next to her and wrapped an arm around her shoulders. “I will stay here and be your shoulder to cry on if you want or just be your comfort. You can tell me whenever you want. Today, tomorrow, next week. Hell, even next year is fine.” Luca turned his head and kissed the top of her head.

“Thanks.”

Then there was a knock on her door and Elia’s head peeked through and Angela looked up.

“Hi Angela, sorry about Lauro. He’s in bed now, I just want to see how you were doing.”

“Thanks Elia, I’m doing better. Do you want to come in?”

“Nah, I’m good. I’ll probably have a drink and hit the sack as well. Good night Angela.” Elia smiled.

“Good night Elia.” The door shut and Angela lowered her head back down to her knees, but turned so she could look at Luca.

“You already looked me up didn’t you? You are mafia.”

“Yeah, I did. I wanted to see who or where you family were so I could help you.”

“Alright, but I’m not going to talk about them. We weren’t really all that close.”

“It’s okay Angela. Just rest and recover, you’ve been through a lot. And I know you are trying to be strong with this facade of yours. You don’t need to try to be happy all the time.” Luca stood up and smiled at her. “It’s late, get some sleep. Good night Ange.”

Angela smiled softly. “Thanks. Good night Luca.” Angela stood up as Luca left her room and closed the door behind him.

She took off her dress and put on the pajama top and shorts she got when shopping with Abelia. She placed the dress in the hamper and turned off the light. Angela let out a small sigh as she climbed into the soft and comfy bed.

Tomorrow will be a new day. With that thought, Angela closed her eyes and drifted off to sleep.

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