Recap: “Five minutes go.”
With every ring my heart beat quickened I couldn’t believe I was going to be able to talk to my family I have been without for so long. I guessed about three weeks or so it killed me to think about the time. Time spent with Jake I hated this, I hated him always will and nothing will change this. Something snapped my mind out of my thinking it was the answering machine. “Sorry but the we are not able to come to the phone right this moment please leave your name and number and we will call you back as soon as we can thanks!’’ it was my mom’s voice. I dropped the phone instantly realizing my last chance of any connection to my loved ones were over. Tears started pouring out of my eyes but I didn’t dare move “Hailey are you ok?” Jake asked I was sick of him pretending to care about how I felt even if he did claim to love me I was over this. I got up from my chair and ran to my room. I flopped onto my bed and cried wishing I wasn’t me. If I wasn’t me I wouldn’t have gotten kidnapped by a strange that claimed to love me I would be with my family. How long have I actually been here? Was he going to keep me here forever? Never see daylight again my best friends, even school sounded like fun. I hate him he’s a monster I wish he was never born! I heard a knock at the door “Hailey are you ok?” he asked I didn’t answer. He came in then “What’s wrong?” he sat down next to me. “How long have I been here?” I asked barely in a whisper. “About a month.” He said “What’s todays date?” “May 11th” tears came down faster I pulled myself into a ball and cried into my knees. I cried harder than I have ever had tomorrow was my 14th birthday and I was stuck here with Jake Could this be any more perfect? I looked up at him for the first time he was staring at me “Princess please don’t cry” he added as he wiped a tear away with his thumb and pulled me into a hug. It made me nervous as he did that I didn’t want to be anywhere near him. “Please Jake let me go from here from you I miss my family.” I said
“I can’t Hailey I love you”.
“But if you love something let it go and if doesn’t come back it was never truly yours.” I said
“That’s the thing you wouldn’t come back.”
I pushed him off of me and went to the bathroom I looked in the mirror. I didn’t look like myself at all I was skinny and looked terrible. I walked out to see Jake still sitting there on my bed. I walked to my dresser and was about to open the drawer when I felt someone grab my arm I screamed out of habit. He put his hand around my mouth “Shhh its ok I won’t hurt you remember” I nodded I felt some tears slip out he led me to my bed and sat me down. “OK I am going to let go but don’t talk I need to say something ok?” I nodded and he let go. “OK I realize you are a teenage girl but you have to calm down with all this crying and emotional stuff. So I come up with a little proposition for you I know you need your space and being stuck inside hasn’t given you enough. So I will let you go outside if you promise not to try to run away or go past the trees and into the woods.” I was a little surprised but I nodded. “You promise you won’t?” “I promise.” I said “well its late you should get some sleep.” Jake came over and kissed my forehead it sent a chill down my spine “Night princess” he said as he walked out. I changed into my night clothes and settled into my bed. I thought about what it would be like if I was at home I would be getting ready for a birthday party and here I am stuck here with Jake and I bet he didn’t even know and I wasn’t going to tell him.
Morning came but Jake didn’t wake me up as he usually did it was odd. I got up and took a hot shower and took a hour to pick out an outfit I finally settled on a pair of hot pink shorts, light pink shirt and a pair of lime green socks. Jake still hadn’t come looking for me. I finally got to bored and gained the courage Jake still scared me he had all control over me. I opened my door “Jake?!” I yelled no answer. I walked out and shut the door behind me. I looked around and he wasn’t here so I walked down the stairs. “Jake are you down here?” I saw the door to the down stairs was open I heard a sound so I took a step in “Jake are you in here?!” I was getting really scared what if he left me here alone was I going to die? I walked down two steps “Hailey what are you doing?” I jumped and I fell down the rest of the cold hard basement stairs. “HAILY?!?!” I heard Jake yell I landed on my arm. He came and kneeled next to me “Hailey are you ok?” I shook my head no “What’s wrong?” “My arm” he picked me up and carried me to the kitchen and set me in my chair “Let me see” “I can’t move it Jake!” I whined “hmmhmm ok I’ll be right back” I shook my head, he came back several minutes later with a blue sling “here this should help” he slipped it over my head and helped my arm into it. “Thanks.” “No problem and here this is for you”. He handed me a little box with a pink bow “What’s this?” I asked “Happy 14th birthday Hailey” “How did you know it was my Birthday?” “Remember I followed you I know everything” he said it was odd having someone know everything about you and they weren’t your parent. I opened the little box inside was a little heart locket it was pretty the only piece of jewelry I have. “Thanks Jake It’s beautiful” I smiled at him I slid it over my neck it was a perfect fit. “You want to go outside?” I nodded he grabbed my hand and led me to the door “Don’t do anything stupid Hailey.” He opened the door and led me out it felt so good to feel the sun again I smiled for the first time out of happiness.