Part 6: Hiedi.
Shibon still wouldn't go home and i couldn't really blame her,
but we could only spend so much more time stuck in my house with
my Mum, so we decided to go out, let lose, forget everything.
Shibon borrowed some of my bigger clothes to wear to the Saturday
nightclub 'Pulse'. She wore a small, tight, black, sleeveless
dress with a bright red waist belt with a black rose attached and
bright red stilettoes. She wore dark eye makeup and bright
lipstick and her hair was straightened. She never looked better!
I on the other hand wore black skinny jeans, a black sleeveless
crop top and high black boots. Like Shibon i wore heavy black eye
makeup and bright red lipstick except my hair was loosely curled,
left as a black rippling ocean down my back and over my
Yes, we looked like sluts but we didn't care, we wanted to have
fun, we wanted to pull boys, we wanted to get drunk, we wanted
all our troubles to be forgotten for the night.
"Where are you going?" Luke hissed through his teeth, frowning at
us both as he passed us walking down the stairs. I glared at him
as he scanned us up and down in disgust. "We're going out." I
answered, blankly. Yes i was embarrassed being caught dressed how
i was by Luke, It wasn't like me at all but i didn't want to be
like me tonight, i wanted to be wild and flirty, crazy and
"Where?" Luke asked.
"Umm...Pulse." I ducked my head and stared at my toes as i
His eyes widened in shock as the words i said had formed a
picture in his mind. I knew what he was thinking. I knew he could
see both Shibon and I in a dark, manic nightclub, meeting guys
desperate to get us heavily drunk, buying us drinks and secretly
spiking them, then grinding up against us on the dance floor,
surrounded by other sex craving pervs visualizing and fantasying
Shibon and i alone with them in a cheap run down motel room.
Luke shivered at the thought, the sickening, foul thought that
stung his sweet, protective heart. I felt myself go red. Luke was
staring at me, his familiar jade colored eyes piercing me,
clawing at me. Shibon laughed out loud and grasped my shoulder,
tugging me closer to her. She smiled smugly at Luke who was
gawking at her harsh movement. "Don't worry Luke, she'll only be
with me, i won't get her into any trouble at all." She winked and
put her arm around my shoulders, waiting for Luke's hysteric
outrage to commence. Instead he carried on up the stairs,
emotionless, a perfect poker face. We both watched him until he
was out of sight, surprised by the reaction we never had. After
several seconds, Shibon shrugged and we stepped down the stairs,
grabbed our bags and headed for the taxi.
When we got to Pulse, it was exactly how i expected it. Bouncers
where throwing out aggressive drunks, there was the clearly
underage girls standing in groups, pissed out of their minds and
the odd couple here and there making out. There was a heavy smell
of alcohol and vomit that made me heave.
When we stepped inside the club, music was booming. Well, i
wouldn't call it music really, it was just noise, loud
overpowering noise with a beat. The dance floor was swarming and
the disco lights were blinding. The bar was packed with people
waving their hands in the air, clenching bills and downing
drinks. It all seemed too much for me to handle but also gave me
a strong shot of adrenaline. I looked and Shibon, she was
grinning widely and pointed to two empty seats at the bar.
We sat down and Shibon was leaning over the bar trying to catch
the eye of the bar tender. Being only 17, we couldn't buy our own
alcohol yet, we were relying on guys we would meet for that.
"Coke for now? " Shibon called to me.
"Shibon this is crazy!" I laughed, she turned toward me, half
"I know but no doubt some guy will buy us something more later
anyway, coke okay for now?" She was screaming but still i could
hardly make out what she was saying over the noise.
"No i mean this is crazy! I've never been to anything like this
before, its mad!" I laughed again.
"Good mad though right?" She called back, not turning to me this
time. I chuckled.
"I guess. Yeah Coke is fine for now." She finally caught the eye
of the bar tender and she ordered our drinks.
"A glass of coke?...You girls are really going all out there
tonight." A sarcastic low voice bellowed in our ears, then
chuckled. Shibon and I both turned. A guy around 19 was standing
before us. He was very good looking. He had long hazel hair down
to just below the ear with lots of layers and a side fringe that
he flicked every now and then. His skin was a light golden brown,
a natural tan, and he had a small goatee. He was an average build
but still fit. His eyes were red from the disco lights, it was
impossible to see the real color. He had plump lips and perfect
teeth, white and straight and his smile was to kill for! He was
wearing dark denim baggy jeans, and a pale pink shirt with two
naked girls on a motorcycle vaguely printed on it. There was two
other guys next to him, one blonde and another brunette, both
also very good looking.
Shibon was the first to talk. "Well why don't you change that?"
She grinned. The guy winked at her and waved a hand to the bar
"Five vodka shots please Kieron." The bar tender, Kieron, was
hesitant before taking the order, looking Shibon and I up and
down with weary eyes. I ducked my head and looked at the guy who
ordered them. He was glaring at Kieron. I glanced at Shibon, she
was leaning over the bar resting her chin on her hand, gazing up
at him through her lashes grinning. She winked and lifted herself
slightly, brushing her finger across his chest. "Come on Kieron,
there's nothing to worry about here, we're old enough to
drink...We're old enough for a lot of things." Her finger was now
stroking his arm, then traced down his side to his waste. She
winked. Kieron was blushing and pushed her hand away from his
body. He glanced at me first and i looked down, my weary eyes
would give us away, then he looked at the guy. They were both
scowling at each other. "Whatever." Kieron finally huffed and
then turned to get us the drinks.
Shibon downed her shot in under a second, as did the other three
boys. I found the drink disgusting and only took little sips
every now and then so when Shibon and the others ordered more, i
stuck to my Cherry Brandy and Coke that lasted me for about an
hour each glass.
We gathered their names eventually, the brunette was Miles, he
was 17, the Blonde was Dre, he was 21 and the one who called the
shots was Mason, he was 19.
Shibon continued to flirt with the three clearly interested guys,
and they played along. I was shoved aside due to my dry
personality but this didn't bother me, i was happy sitting at the
bar texting on my phone as long as i had a clear eye on her.
Someone else took over Kieron's job while he was on break, i
didn't see him for about 5 minutes before he showed up on the
stool next to me.
I focused on him for a few seconds, taking in his features i
could see clearer now he was closer and in a brighter light. He
had hair like Masons but a little longer and messier. He had
light freckles on both his face and his skin. His eyes were a
dark blue and he had thick dark eye lashes. He looked similar to
Mason in shape and size too, although he looked a little younger.
He was concentrating on reading a poster on the back wall of the
bar and i looked back down at my phone, feeling conscious on
staring at him too long that he might get the wrong idea or think
i was a creep. "He's such an embarrassment when he's drunk. I
mean look at him...I don't know why i keep feeding him all this
drink." He was glaring at Mason who was loudly rapping along to a
song. He had Shibon pinned to his waste, his arm around her back
and his hand was grasping on her ass. She was joking with Dre,
her one hand on Masons shoulder and the other clenching a drink.
I'd lost count on how many she had ordered.
I looked back at Kieron. "He's a regular piss-head customer I'm
assuming?" i asked.
"Close." He said. "He's my brother." He scoffed the last part out
disapprovingly. He rolled his eyes and took a sip of his drink. I
stared at him shocked. I knew Mason and Kieron looked sort of
alike but i would never have guessed that they were brothers.
Especially because personality wise, Kieron was so different. I
laughed once and looked down at my own drink. I flicked my head
toward Shibon. "I know the feeling." He narrowed his eyes toward
me, then to Shibon and back at me.
"Your sisters?" His voice was slightly higher than before, with
shock i assumed.
"Not genetically but we may as well be, we're close friends." He
nodded and half smiled. "This is so like her. It doesn't even
bother me anymore." I mumbled, laughing once again.
He looked at her for a few seconds, his mouth smiling slightly
but his eyes frowning. "That's too bad," he started, "she's a
beautiful girl, she can do better than this...than Mason." He
glanced back down at his half empty glass. He had murmured
something else to himself but i couldn't make out what it was.
A few hours had past, although i wasn't sure how many. It was as
hard keeping track of time as much as it was hard keeping track
on the amount of drinks I'd had. I was well aware that i was past
being tipsy, and was now rather drunk and not myself.
Kieron was back on bar and i had been offered to dance with
Shibon and her new 'buddies' as my personality was now much more
fun and chirpy than it had been two hours before.
I remember being close to Dre on the dance floor. I remember him
touching me a lot, more than i would've allowed, but everything
was such a fuzzy blur in my eyes that i was helpless to what
could be controlled. I continued on the dance floor for a while,
showing off more flirty dance moves and inappropriate contact
with Dre, and i was constantly being given stronger drinks.
Shamefully i had lost all pride and found myself dancing on a
table, then falling off, laughing hysterically. Dre was beaming
at me, grinning wildly. He took my hand, pulled me to my feet and
took me off the dance floor, sitting me down on a chair close to
the bar. My stomach was fluttering and everything that had
happened didn't seem real, it was distant like a dream i had as a
Dre discussed something with Mason and Miles for several minutes,
often glancing back at me or Shibon on another seat, chatting to
a short, strawberry blonde girl with a tight mini skirt and a
blue tank top who only looked about thirteen. I recognized her
from earlier that night, she was dancing with Miles and some
other girl who now wasn't in sight.
My head was spinning as well as the club around me, so when Dre
then took my hand and pulled me away with him, into the fresh air
outside and into a vehicle, i was completely unaware, to the
point where everything went black and silent.
When i awoke my head was throbbing, pounding against my skull.
There was a distant ringing in my ears and my mouth was dry. It
was dark around me. I waited for my eyes to adjust to my
surroundings, and when they didn't, i had to relay on my other
I wasn't comfy, in fact i was in a little pain. Something hard
and sharp was sticking into the ball of my back and the ground
was rough and uneven. I put my hands either side of me and felt
the ground with my bare skin. I could feel grass, damp grass and
slightly soggy mud under my hands. I scrunched them up and
scooped some twigs and bits of gravel. I put them back on ground
and lifted myself up a little from the sharp solid object i was
laying on. A rock i assumed.
I had already gathered i was outside by the bitter wind that
shook and trembled my body as well as it shook and trembled the
All i could smell was alcohol, pure alcohol. I felt soaked in it.
I started to panic as i couldn't see anything; where i was or who
i was with. I desperately tried to make my eyes adjust to the
dark but they wouldn't. I knew i was outside so why wasn't i
seeing moonlight or starlight? Surely there was a street light
somewhere. I noticed my breathing had sped up and it was
extremely heavy and husky. I floundered my hands up my neck,
across my lips, up my cheeks and to my eyes. I couldn't feel
them. There was something covering them. Cloth. Panic washed over
me as i realized i must of been taken and kidnapped. I ripped it
from my face down to my chin. Relief hit me as moonlight spilled
into sight, my eyes instantly adjusting, recognizing trees, tall
mocking trees with their branches intertwining with the others,
trapping me in this little opening i found myself lying in.
I scanned it. I noticed two dark figures carrying something
closer to me, stopping and placing it down a few feet away. Then
i noticed another figure also carrying something and placing it a
few feet away again. The three figures then all started toward a
large dark vehicle i vaguely recognized.
I focused on the two objects that had been carried and placed
near enough to me. The one stirred and then my brain sparked and
shock flushed through me as i realized they were humans. Girls,
young girls. Shibon! The name exploded in my head. Shibon was one
of them young girls! She was the pretty figure that stirred. The
shorter one that was lying close to Shibon was the strawberry
blonde that Shibon was talking too back at the club. I could see
them both clearly, in sight and in my head. They too had cloth
covering their eyes.
"Shibon." I whispered, my voice shaky from both terror and from
being cold. She didn't answer me. I scurried toward her silently
on my hands and knees. I put my hands around her head and shook
it gently, pulling the cloth from her eyes. "Shibon!" I whispered
again. Her eyes fluttered open. She smiled at me before glancing
around her and then frowning. She pressed her hand against her
head and sat up grunting. "What..? Where are we?" She huffed out,
her voice croaky. I flung my hand to her mouth making her flinch
away. "Shh! I don't know, i think we are-" I was cut off by a
hand clamping down on my shoulder. I jumped but couldn't make
sound slip through my lips. I shot my head around and saw the two
figures standing by me, one gripping Shibon's shoulders and the
other standing arms crossed just behind him. The voice next came
from a figure that i couldn't see standing behind me, holding me
to the spot i was in. "Well lookey hear boys. Didn't think they'd
wake just yet." The voice was strong and low. Dre. I gasped. This
was exactly what i knew would happen, but i let myself slip away.
That was it, there was no going back. Shibon and i exchanged
looks, both petrified.
Mason, the one holding down Shibon, laughed over dramatically in
her ear. She cringed away. "You see ladies, us guys are the type
of men that have all had... boring and some what depressing
lives. So when we meet beautiful young, willing girls such as
yourself, we like to satisfy our needs with you, if you know what
i mean. Now, we know how some girls don't like it when this
happens and try to fight against us, but we don't like that, and
in the past that has lead to very bad consequences for them
fighsty young ladies." He stopped for a breath and moved his
hands down Shibon's shoulder, down to her neck, then chest and
down her top. He moaned approvingly. Shibon cringed and closed
her eyes tight. He put his lips against Shibon's ear. "Now, we
like you girls, very much. Your not like them other silly girls,
and we wouldn't want to hurt you, but, if you don't do as we say,
we will have no choice. That's why we put you to sleep, we hoped
we could do our duties without you three beauties knowing any
different. But now that your awake, your just going to have to
let us do what we have to do if you don't want any trouble. Is
that understood?" His voice was soft and gentle as if explaining
right and wrong to a child.
Dre brushed his fingers across my cheek, then ran his fingers
through my hair. He was kneeling down now, i could feel his
breath against my hair, his lips resting on the back of my head.
My stomach was chewing its way further up to my throught. My head
was woozy and my whole body was quaking. I was horrified at what
the night had come to, and horrified with myself for letting it
I glanced at the other young girl who only looked the innocent
age of 13. She was still sleeping, peacefully, unaware of what
was going to happen to her.
I hoped she stayed asleep. I hoped she wouldn't feel the fetid
things they were going to do with her body, her helpless young,
pretty, un touched body. She was the daughter of a petrified
father, clueless of where she was, calling everyone he knew, a
photo of her perfect face in his hand, tears streaming down his
cheeks, sick to the stomach of the things he dreaded would happen
to his baby girl. But them things he feared were going to happen.
While he worried for her, as his frightful heart that loved her
un condition ably cried for her, these three disturbed monsters
would use her as a toy, play with her, do horrendous, repulsive
things to her with a pleased, satisfied grin spread wide across
their face, their filthy hands touching her soft skin, doing
things that would put the Devil to shame.
It sent tears down my face and i couldn't look at her any longer,
only Mason. "Please," i choked out. "please, not her, she's only
a child, you can't, you wouldn't." I sobbed. He laughed and it
made me want to throw up. How could he laugh at such thing.
I wanted to kill him, no, i didn't want him dead yet, i wanted to
torture him first. I wanted him to suffer. I wanted to tie a rope
around his neck, choking him. I wanted to drown him in acid and
spit on his face that frothed away. I wanted to tear him limb
from limb and make him eat that part of his body he looked at
with such pride and played with at the sight of girls, that part
he used against them same poor innocent girls. He was sick! Sick,
sick, sick, sick, sick!
I gagged. I couldn't think of it anymore. I was choking on that
common ball forming in my throught as tears spilled from my eyes.
"Enough talk." Dre said half laughing, now resting his chin on my
shoulder, his mouth moving up and down my neck and his hands
grasping my breasts. I felt ill! I couldn't believe what was
happening. It was something you saw in newspapers, on
documentaries. It wasn't something you could actually imagine
happening to you.
I noticed Miles get up toward the little girl. I swiftly yanked
my body away from Dre, falling to Miles's feet, pleading, my
hands clasped together. I was screaming at him. "No! No! No, no,
no, no, no. Please, please, please don't do this to her. Please!
She's just a child!" I grasped his feet, sobbing at his high
tops. "Please don't." He kicked me off his leg, looking down his
nose at me, disgusted, as if i was the monster out of us all.
Before i had time to react back, Dre leaped on top of me,
gripping my wrists on the ground above my head. I struggled and
fought under his weight but he was strong. Not as strong as the
presence i had experienced before, but just as petrifying.
My eyes shot toward Shibon who was now up and pinned against a
tree, half naked from the waist up. Mason was nuzzling at her
neck, his filthy hands exploring her trembling body. Her eyes
were wide open, gaping back at me, wet with tears, as were mine.
I could just manage to glance at the girl. She hadn't moved, she
was still asleep, unaware of what was going on. Of that i was
thankful although at the same time terrified that she might wake
up to Miles in the process of stripping her and exposing her
young body that would be weak and helpless to fight back. I
didn't want her to be scarred by this, i didn't want her to feel
the pain Shibon and i were about to feel as Dre and Mason toyed
with us. I couldn't stand the thought.
I found myself more distraught and frightened for the sleeping
girl of whom i had never met nor spoken to than i did for Shibon
But, as much as i wanted to help, i knew i couldn't. Instead, i
let my body loosen and gave up the fight. I shut my eyes and let
the darkness engulf me and hide my humiliation. I let my mind
take me to a better place, like this young girl was doing,
avoiding reality and dreaming of the places we wished we were in
Minutes had passed, or was it hours? I didn't know, but finally
it all came to a stop. I hadn't known when it had stopped, it
could've been ages ago. I hadn't felt it stop and i hadn't heard
it stop. It was like in the night when you go to sleep and in the
morning when you wake up, you don't see the light change from
dark to light, it just changes secretly while you were unaware
I wasn't cold. In fact, i was strangely warm and comfortable. I
stirred a little and felt around with my hands before daring to
open my eyes. I didn't feel grass or mud or twigs, instead i felt
a familiar leather around me. Then i realized i wasn't lying down
like i remembered, i was sitting up, resting my neck awkwardly
against something hard and cold.
A car. I was in a car. I could feel a faint vibration around me
and i could hear the engine purring and very faint music drifting
in my ears. Oh god! I thought, where were they taking us now?
Surly they were done with us, or did someone, maybe Shibon or the
other girl try to get away or fight back? Was this the
consequences Mason, Miles and Dre was talking about, the
consequences they had made to the other girls who suffered this
But where would they take us? A motel? A creepy basement in their
house? We were already in a deserted forest where nobody could
find us. Or was this worse? Were they taking us to a place where
it would be easy to kill us and hide our bodies, perhaps throw us
off a cliff into the ocean, or to a desert?
I felt my heart start to race under my skin, like it no longer
wanted to stay in my body anymore, it wanted to escape and never
Great, i thought, my own heart was betraying me. Now what was
going to keep me under control, i had already lost my mind and my
body was aching and too weak to support me.
This was it, i thought to myself. If i opened my eyes now, i knew
I'd have no hope left because I'd know for certain of my fate.
I'd already had too much luck with surviving lately, surely i
couldn't survive this too. No, it was over for me, i didn't want
to survive what was going to happen, i wanted to vanish. I wanted
my heart to escape and not come back, maybe it would find a new
body to live on in, someone close to Luke would be best like his
child in the future of whom he would love and protect as much as
he did with me.
Gosh i hoped Luke was okay. I hoped he wasn't looking for me. I
knew he would be worried, i wondered how many panicked texts he'd
sent or how many missed calls I'd received from him.
What would he do? He couldn't live with it if anything else
happened to me. He would feel so unspeakably guilty for not
stopping me coming down them stairs before i left.
What would he be like if they never found my body? There would be
no closure for him, he'd go insane for sure. And what if they did
find my body? He couldn't live down the guilt, the sight of my
corpse would kill him before he could kill himself.
I couldn't do that to him, i just couldn't, we were a package
deal. If i got hurt, he'd get hurt, if i died, he would die.
I loved Luke too much to do that to him. I wouldn't do it, i
wasn't going to let fate take me away. I was going to fight for
my life, i had to survive.
I tried to keep my breath steady and easy so not to make my
awakening obvious. I wondered how i would manage to get myself,
Shibon and the 13 year old out of the car without getting hurt or
killed by the three kidnappers. I braced myself for the fight as
i tried forcing my eyelids open.
I managed to just peak through my lashes. I glanced around the
vehicle, it was so familiar but i couldn't put my finger on it.
My head was still fuzzy from what had happened.
It was very dark outside the windows with only faint moonlight
appearing through the trees of the lanes we were driving through,
which i also recognized vaguely.
I peered at the side view mirror to see if Shibon was there. She
was. She was tucked up under a blanket, sleeping peacefully,
resting on a dark figure. I couldn't see the other seat next to
the figure but i hoped that the strawberry blonde was there,
sleeping as peacefully as Shibon.
I turned to look at the driver expecting the sickening sight of
Mason, Miles or Dre. But instead he was a boy of my age, with un
brushed, shaggy hair damp with sweat. He had gawking green eyes
that focused on the boundless road in front of us. Them eyes were
Shock washed through me as well as relief, love and most of all,
guilt. The boy was Luke! He was covered in dirt from head to toe
and was dripping in sweat, but i was elated to see him next to
Despite the fact that he was driving in the dark and in a narrow
forest lane, i leaped on top of him, throwing my arms around his
"Luke!" I cried out, half sobbing. I had definitely caught him
off guard and he lost control of the car. It swerved from left to
right and i was flung back into my seat. There was a scream from
the back of the car, too high to be Shibon's and it certainly
wasn't the dark figures.
When the car finally came to a stop after swerving off road and
almost into a tree, i threw myself back onto Luke, wrapping
myself around him so tight that even i had difficulty breathing.
He shoved me off only for me to spring back to him, oblivious of
his high temper. "Hiedi!" He hissed through his teeth, his voice
harder and stronger than usual and usually i would of backed off,
but his voice was like song to my ears as a pose to hearing the
voices of Mason and his gang.
Luke's body wasn't soft and comfortable like usual either, it was
stiff and cold. I squeezed him tighter anyway, if it was even
possible, burying my head deeper into his neck.
"Hiedi. Please just get off me, I'm really ..." His voice trailed
off, turning from stern and angry to exhausted and he loosened
his arms that were trying to push me away. I felt his eyes really
looking at me. I wondered what he saw; His slutty sister craving
comfort that she didn't deserve, or his other half pained and
broken, trying to fill the gap of the two halves creating the
whole that was so safe and full of love that even Romeo and
Juliet or Adam and Eve didn't possess, a different love, a much
He must of felt my pain and love for him as he wouldn't hurt me
anymore by rejecting the comfort i craved. He relaxed, holding me
tight against him and cradled me. "I'm so sorry." He whispered in
my ear. His voice was different again, but i would of preferred
the strong, hard and angry voice that he used rejecting me, than
i did this voice, the voice that was pained and trembling.
I couldn't bring myself to answer him, to tell him that it wasn't
his fault and it was all me, Instead i held him tighter, kissing
his cheek and cuddled back down in his neck. I felt a sudden drip
of warmth on the back of my neck and it tickled as it trailed
down my back. I glanced up at Luke, his lids covered his eyes,
his lashes were damp and similar drips of warmth were trailing