The gun shoots, and Leo falls to the floor, bleeding heavily from a leg wound. A wave of police men cannon in, grabbing Ricky and holding him tightly. Gemma cries out, and as I run around and untie them, she falls to the ground beside Leo, saying something I don't hear. He whispers something to her, and she smiles, but I'm untying Lucy who jumps into my arms sobbing incoherently. The police are checking us for major injuries and are just saying that we should take Leo out to the ambulance standing by when Ricky laughs.
It's a soft laugh, only just audible above the talk but everyone notices it. We all turn to him as he stands handcuffed to a pipe in the wall, held by two police officers. He is smiling and laughing at the floor but now looks up, pleased to see he has an audience.
"The whole house is packed with explosives set to go" he looks directly at me "we're all going to die!"
Pandemonium. The police suddenly look afraid, dashing for the doors to save their own lives. I try to help Leo to stand but he is too heavy alone, then suddenly Harry is there putting an arm around Leo and hauling him to his feet.
"Go Gemma! Go!" he calls, and I start to lead out, holding the door open for him. Lucy takes Leo's other arm and helps drag him out even though Harry protests. I do my best to hold the door open as they run through. I get a last look at Ricky still cuffed to the wall laughing like a maniac. Like Paul had when he died.
Then I'm running, running from the building fast, to save not just my own life but the little one I believe to be living inside me. I turn to see Harry and Lucy pulling Leo off the steps and I think they're going to be okay. That were all going to make it out of this, so I call to them beckoning them to me. Harry looks up at me and meets my eyes as the house explodes and the three of them are engulfed in the flames.
I don't believe it. People around me scream but I don't. My eyes are filled with the red, orange colour of fire, and rather than scream I run. I run into the flames, and I hear shouts as people try to stop me but it's too late. I'm running through the smoky darkness, running blind towards where I saw them fall. I double over coughing, but then I'm on the move again, crouching down a little to avoid the smoke as I was always taught. Then they're there, black bodies on the ground lying face down in crumpled forms. I see their clothes already burning, but I can't do anything to stop that right now. Already I see my shirt being singed away and I bat the flames away with the palm of my hand. Are they already dead? I don't know but I have to be quick if I am to even try to save them, I pick up Harry first because as much as I love Lucy and trust Leo, he is my everything and I can't take them all.
I wrap my arms around his chest and with my eyes shut from the stinging, I drag his limp body out and I see the fire singed through his clothes and is burning his flesh,the acrid smell fills my nose, but there is nothing I can do right now but pull. I'm out at last and medics have yanked Harry away from me and are crowding around him. I know he's being cared for to the best of their abilities so I run back in for Lucy and Leo. Someone grabs me and I try to fight them off. I know it's Ricky as he holds me tightly, then as I turn I see it's not Ricky but a police man, he is crying under his black and white helmet but holding me tight all the same.
"Let go I have to save them!" I scream at him.
"I can't missy. You have to stay here" he said through his tears.
"No! I can't let them die! Please! Please you have to let me get to them!" I shout, and beat at him in a frenzy. But he stays mute. More hands take hold of me as I'm wrestled down screaming and fighting and crying "No! Lucy! Lucy please! LUCY! LEO! LEO I'M SORRY! PLEASE! LET ME GO! PLEASE LUCY!!" I beg as I stare at where I know they lie, so close and yet so far from my grasp.
They're talking to me, wrapping a blanket around me, but I'm still uncontrollable as I push them off in disgust. It's agony as they hold me here and I can almost feel them burning to death in there, almost hear their screams in the smoky belly of the monster. But there are no screams, because when I found them they were unconcious. It's all in my head, but I can still hear them!
Then they take me instead to the ambulance, and as much as I want to go into the fire. The sight of Harry, wrapped up in gauze, his chest black and burned, with doctors around him keeps me there. His face still, and pale. But he's alive, the beeping of the machine promises his heart his still beating. I just stare at him. Willing his eyes to open, but they don't. They stay closed as he fights for his life.
I weep as I sit there, shaking as I sink to the floor of the vehicle, just staring at Harry's face in profile now. If he died too, I would die. I would die inside from guilt and a broken heart. But even if he survives, hewill be the one with the broken heart. I feel someone checking me over for injuries but I don't care, I don't hear what they say, my ears are only tuned in to the repetative beeps. The only thing keeping me in reality. I won't take my eyes off of Harry and soon, they leave me be.
Please god, let him live. Please god, please, please god, let Harry survive.I think, but I'm beginning to think God doesn't care about me. There is no silver lining on this, Leo and Lucy are dead. Lucy. I promised to keep her safe! I promised Harry that I would look after her! And Leo, kind Leo who only wanted a normal life, and gave his life in the attempt. Was it was never meant to be that Leo could be happy? Was life that unfair? Why did I live and they die? Does someone chose who dies and who lives, or is it really just chance? Why was it that I ran on whilst Lucy, ignoring Harry's request helped Leo. I should of helped too but then Harry too would be dead. It's all a game. It's all Ricky's game, and in the end he won. He won after all.
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