“ hmmm, he finally leaves you alone” Joey said letting the door shut behind us. MAN! I should have screamed while the door was open. I mentally kicked myself for that.
“he is going to be back any minute. And will kick you ass , if he sees you. So you better get back to your room, before he sees you” I snapped. Trying to hide the terror I was feeling.
“ and miss a chance like this” Joey shook his head and took a step forwards.
“ get away from here” I warned him
Just then Paul came into the room “ okay , I foun….” he trailed off as he saw Joey “ you SOB, did your last beating not send the right message” Paul sneered
Joey just looked at Paul and raised his eye brows. And put another foot out to step. As to temp Paul. Joey wanted a fight. That Jerk!
Paul didn’t give Joey anymore chances, and I don’t blame him. Paul has been nothing but fair since the first attack on him.
The next thing I saw was Joey being pinned on the wall by Paul.
“ if you ever come within five inches of me or this family I will make you wish you had never been born, do I make myself clear” Paul’s face was full of anger .
“we will see about that” Joey was about to say something else when he got punched in the gut.
“ Get out of here before I do something that I will regret” Paul said letting go of Joey who fell on the floor clutching hid stomach.
Paul never took his eyes from Joey until he crawled out of the room.
Paul instantly walked over to me and pulled me into a hug, “ are you okay” he asked me pulling back to make sure Joey hadn’t touched me.
“ im fine” I shrugged trying to hide the fact that I was scared.
“ bull, I know you a lot better now, and I know that face” I accused “ what’s wrong” he pressed.
Of coarse he knew me. My faces. He knew everything about me. I bit my lip trying not to cry. I really needed someone right now. But not just anyone I wanted Paul.
“Kirst .. Whats the matter. Im sorry” he said giving me a hug. And he wipe the tears I didn’t know had fallen. That was then I really broke down. I hugged him harder and he let me ruin his shirt with my tear stains.
We stayed like that for a few minutes. Until I calmed down. I was finally in control of myself. And my cries became hiccups and that eventually subsided
Paul pulled back from are hug and looked at me “ we need to go before he come back”
“ okay” I said “ where are we going” I asked.
“ here’s the thing. I cant tell you right now , it too close to Joey” he shook his head.
“ okay , lets go” I said going to get up.
I was over here in seconds after he saw was I was doing. “ ill help you” hw said sweeping me off the bed.
“ I can walk” I said. Which was true. Just over the past few day I was able to walk again. But it did hurt.
“ no” he said in a matter of fact tone.
I knew there was no point in arguing with him so I just let him carry me. He put me in to the wheel chair and we set off. To god knows where.
“So where are we going” I asked when we were in the car.
“ we are going to Gaspe Quebec. They have a really good hospital there, and a really nice view. I called them and they also said that they are ready for you” he looked at me “ oh and another thing is they mostly speak French over there” he added
“ I don’t know how to speak French” I admitted
“ its okay I do. I speak it fluently” he smirked.
“well okay then” I smiled “ how long until we get there” I asked,
“ its going to be a long trip , we will get there in about 12 hours” he said
“ oh , okay” I said. WOW!.. This is going to be a long trip.
Drove in silence for the next few minutes. Paul turned the radio up so we had something to listen to. Its wasn’t until about an hour later when I was getting hungry. Paul had the same idea I guess because he pulled up to a restraunt.
“are you hungry” he asked
“yes I am” I said opening the door only to find Paul standing ready to help me.
We walked slowly into the building and found a table to sit at. We ordered our food. We talked about nothing In particular as the food arrived minuted later.
“ mmm, this is good” I said taking a bite out of my burger.
“haha yeah I used to do business around here and I love this place.” he smiled
“really, how long have you been a police man” I asked
“ umm about three years” he said.
“oh cool” I said.
We sat and chit chatted some more and before we knew it we were back on the road. About twenty minute back into the trip I felt tired so I fell asleep.
I woke up hours later to Paul carrying me into a room.
“where are we” I asked looking up at him
“ we are at the hospital now, you can rest properly” he said “ go back to sleep I will be here when you wake up” he gently leaned over and gave me a kiss.
I fell into sleep very easily.
I woke up with a head ach and my side hurt as well. Paul called the nurse (because I couldn’t understand what she was saying) and she gave me pain meds . She also told me that I had to do some test. So they have it on record.
The next few days where un eventful. I was at the hospital and today was the day I was allowed to home. I couldn’t wait to see Sarah. I missed her.
I was packing my stuff when the nurse came in and gave me flowers. “ these just came for you” she smiled.
I walked over the flowers and pulled out the not.
I hope these flowers make you feel better. I saw them at the store and I had to get them for you.
I wish you didn’t have to be in the hospital. Its all my fault you’re here. Im so sorry.
“ do you like the flowers” Paul asked making me jump
“ yes they are very pretty, thank you” I said hugging him. The I clipped him around the head
“ Ow, what was that for” he asked rubbing the spot where I hit.
“ don’t you blame yourself about what happened, like I said earlier , he would have found me sooner or later.
“ I know but I cant but feel responsible” he looked down
“ look , it not your fault. I don’t blame you at all. In fact you did great, accidents happen” I said hugging him tightly.
“ yeah your right” he said and went to get the rest of my bags.
I went with him this time and we were on our way home… FINALLY!
It has been three months after the accident with Joey. And two weeks since Paul went to find him.
I was missing him like crazy , though we wrote to each other constantly. According to the last letter. He found Joey . He was heading towards New found and. Hitching rides along the way.
Paul and his accomplices keep losing him. Which is not their fault because Joey keeps changing his coarse as soon as he knows that Paul and the others are not aware.
That all I know so far and I am scared for him. I don’t him anything to happen to him. I couldn’t live, if he got killed. But for now I needed to focus on the NOW .. Not on the WHAT IF. So today to keep my mind off him, I decided to take sarah shopping. She and I needed new clothes and grandma gave us $200 each to spend on clothes and stuff we needed.
After we went shopping a bit we got tired and went to sit and get something to eat. I ordered us corn dogs and fries and gravy. YUMMY!
We sat down at the ferthest table close to the exit.
“ Kirst” Sarah asked while taking a bite.
“mmm” I looked up at her. It looked like she was about to cry. Though I don’t know why. We had a great day.
“what wrong” I asked getting up to cuddle her.
“when are we going to go home … you know” she asked as tears spilled down her face.
I was heart broken to see her like this. And so sudden too. When she meant home I knew she meant were we lived with dad. And the truth was .. There was no going back.
“awhh Sarah , you know we cant go back to our old house. There is no one there and I cant affored to live there” I said feeling guilty.
Sarah never really asked for anything. And I always admired her for that.
“I want to go home” she wimpered and squeezed me tighter.
“im sorry, sarah” I said chocking back the tears of my own.
We sat there eating for next half hour. Sarah had finally calmed down. When she was finished, we kept up our shopping spree. That was how we spent the next hour.
We got back to the house a little after sundown .
We got our bags into the house and put them away. It had been a very long day and Sarah was
Really tired. I sorted her out for bed and tucked her in giving her two kisses. One from me. One from Paul.
“Goodnight” I whispered
I didn’t get anything back, with her already being asleep. So I tiptoad out of the room and silently closed the door.
It was then that I was grabbed and my mouth was covered. And everything went black.