“Nathan! Oh my god! You’re here!!! I thought you were-“
“Ha-ha, dead?! Nah I went with Nikki once you left for your meeting. I was bored in the house. Well, after a few days, I was checking up on you in the house. You still weren’t there. I thought you moved already so I just stayed with Nikki instead since her parents are on a very LONG vacation before. And they’re still on a vacation.” (laughs)
“But what about the news that Daniel told me…?”
“He thought that was me because of the name. But that wasn’t me. There’s a lot of Nathan Anderson’s out there! So there’s only about 1 in a 100 chance that I might be the one in that news.”
“Oh… is Allan still alive?”
“I’m not sure… haven’t heard about him since. But her mom is so worried sick that the fliers about him missing were all around our town! Boy, I feel sorry for her.”
”I heard him he committed suicide…”
“I’m not sure cause I missed some TV news because of school.”
Even though I was already married to Daniel, I was still worried about Allan since I was the one that got him into trouble… I hope he really didn’t make suicide because of me… I didn’t notice that I was drifting into daydreaming when my brother shook my arms.
“Sis’? Jane? Are you all right?”
“Huh? Yeah… I’m fine…”
“Well, I’m going back to my table now. Daniel’s waiting for you.”
I looked back and I saw Daniel waiting patiently by the side. Once he saw Nathan leaving, he immediately grabbed my hand and danced to the music with me.
“So, who was that, Jane?”
“My little brother.”
“little? I don’t think he’s little.” We both laughed at his joke. Then he suddenly asked,
“I thought he was the one I saw in the news?”
“nope. It was another Nathan.”
“ohhhh…” so, after this, what do you want to do in the hotel room???” he asks suspiciously.
“how bout let’s rest and save it for the honeymoon ok?”
“ha-ha. Okay Jane.”
we kissed each other in front of the guests. I heard them awe-ing so I held our kiss longer than usual.
THE NEXT DAY…
I decided to go and visit the city jail just to make sure if Jake is still there. So I prepared myself. I put on ordinary clothes like jeans and a t-shirt. Then I left Daniel a note saying that I went off to visit the city jail and not to worry about me. I didn’t want to bring Daniel because he looked really tired when I woke up and saw his face. His eyes were a dark shade and I knew that means he’s tired. So I went off without him.
I soon arrived at the city jail. It was big and dark even it was 10 in the morning. I went inside and asked the guard who was, tall, had black hair and was fair in complexion where the visiting section will be. He told me to take a seat first and wait. So I waited.
It didn’t take that long so I didn’t get irritated. The same guard called me and I followed him. we passed by a hall where there were big men in cells. They all stared at me as I passed by. It gave me chills down my spine that I felt like I wanted to barf. But before I got dizzy, we were beside Jake’s cell already. The guard then told me something,
“This guy has been quiet since we captured him in the hospital. He escaped that day but luckily we got him by some warehouse he went to. So, where do you want to talk to him miss? Here or inside the cell?”
“I think inside the cell would be fine but I need you to keep an eye on us at a safe distance. Not so close because I have to talk to him privately.”
“That’s Mrs. Richards”
“Oh. Sorry Mrs. Richards.”
He opened the cell for me and then I went in. he locked it up to make sure he doesn’t escape. After a few minutes, he backed up far enough for me to talk in private with him. I
Sat down on a seat opposite of Jake and started to talk to him.
“Hi Jake. Uh… I’m sorry if I sent you to jail. It was the only way for me to be safe. Well, from you. But I want to ask you something more important than that… why did you have to kidnap me? Well, I know you’re mad because of what my father did to your mother. But kidnapping me won’t fix anything since you already killed both my parents… you even killed my ex boyfriend, Allan… all I’m asking for is a reason why you had to kidnap me… just tell me why…”
I waited for an answer. But still his head was facing down to the floor. I tried to lift his head up with my fingers but he shook it off. I then tried to make him talk so I pleaded. He lifted his head up, he looked into my eyes and suddenly he kissed me. I got surprised so I pushed him violently and whispered in an angry tone,
“What did you do that for!?!”
But instead of answering my question, he reached on to his neck and under his orange jumpsuit, he then pulled something rubbery which made his skin on his face distort. He then pulled the mask out of his head. Then I recognized his face… it was Allan!
“Allan! You’re alive!” I hugged him real tight and he also hugged back. Then he started talking.
“I am, Jane. I was also kidnapped by that Jake guy because he knew that I was your boyfriend… remember what the guard told you?”
“About when he escaped?”
“Yes. I was in the warehouse. He went to the warehouse as quickly as possible and then he forced me to wear an identical mask of him. He also forced me to wear the same clothes or else he would kill me. So I just followed…”
“Oh… so he’s still out there?”
“Yes… I want you to be safe Jane. Make sure that he won’t be able to catch you again…”
“Don’t worry, Daniel will.”
“You married someone else…? Even though I already proposed to you…?” more tears rolled down his cheeks and it made me hurt seeing it…
“I’m sorry Allan… I… thought you were dead already… so I just accepted his proposal…” after I said that, there was an awkward silence. But Allan’s voice broke the silence as soon as it was already too quiet.
“I’m really sorry. Allan…”
“It’s okay, Jane… at least you’re happy…”
I hugged him tight and started to weep… he comforted me and cried with me…
“Thank God you’re okay, Allan…” Knowing that Allan was still alive, I was really happy. Suddenly, the guard called, saying that visiting time was done already. I asked Allan if I could tell the guard that they got the wrong person but Allan told me not to until the police can get the real Jake. So I said goodbye to him as he puts back his mask on. I held his hand one more time and kissed him at the cheek. I waved him goodbye, hoping that he will free from jail for Jake’s foolishness. I exited the building and decided to walk. A few blocks far from the city jail, I was going to pass through an alley and luckily, there were no men who looked like rapists. So I walked through the alley peacefully. I was about to exit the alley when someone caught me from behind. He surprised me by covering my mouth with a piece of cloth and grabbing me by the stomach. I tried to look who the kidnapper was but I couldn’t. Then I heard it…
“oh look… it’s my kitty kat…” (snickers)
I remembered that voice… the same cruel voice that I hated so much… even though I tried not to believe… the fact still haunted me… In my thoughts, I said to myself while I was struggling to be free,
Jake captured me again…
OF BOOK ONE :D TEEHEE!