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LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE 
 
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
 
After that night either Nigel or one of the others was in every night watching me perform but they would always leave just before closing.
 
It didn’t bother me that they didn’t hang around to talk to me I was happier if they just left me alone but Dana was constantly worrying about me and saying I needed younger people around me, I sat her down and explained that other then my band I tended to avoid being around others and was happy that way.
 
Dana would shake her head and look at me sadly, I think she knew that I still had nightmares and that I still hurt myself but when I refused to talk about it she dropped it and just continued to watch me.
 
One night after performing I made my way towards the bar like usual to spend some time talking to Dana but my way was blocked and when I looked up it was to find someone standing there I hoped to never see again.
 
My arms was roughly grabbed and I was yanked close so they could snarl into my ear “Annie long time no see but now I have found you me and the guy’s are going to make you pay for what you did so get ready bitch because when we have finished you are going to be in the same condition as my brother.”
 
Gritting my teeth pain as he tightened his hold on my arm I looked into his brown eyes so much like Reece’s “Edward you know what Reece did to me and that night was an accident I only wanted to stop him from hurting me.”
 
Edward crushed my arm in his grip “do not fucking tell me bullshit my brother loved you and he never laid a fucking finger on you, you lying fucking cow.”
 
Hands grabbed my waist and I felt someone step behind me “is there a problem here?” Kane snarled as he looked over the top of my head at Edward.
 
Edward dropped my arm and crossed his across his chest “yeah there is a fucking problem this whore killed my brother and is still breathing.”
 
Kane’s hands tightened on my hips and I felt his body stiffen in anger “you watch your fucking tone when talking about Bell” Edward raised an eyebrow “what if I don’t what the fuck is a piece of shit like you going to do?”
 
Behind Edward there was throat clearing “that little piece of shit will take you out with the help of all of us.”
 
Edward turned around to find Blake, Nigel and the rest of their gang standing behind him “really and who the fuck are you lot?”
 
Blake stepped closer while the others held my brother back, Blake bent down and said something in Edward’s ear that made him go whiter then a ghost before he shot me a look then he was out the door and gone.
 
Kane pulled me back against him while looking at his brother “do you think he got the message?” Blake shrugged while looking at me “maybe but if not then he will find out just how serious we are.”
 
Pulling away from Kane I walked over to my brother and stood waiting, I did not have to wait long before his arms had me wrapped in them and my face pressed into his chest “don’t worry baby girl that guy will not come back here” I hugged him as tight as I could as I cried into his chest.”
 
Someone stroked my hair “honey you should go lay down Larry and I will clean up tonight without you” I nodded at Dana’s words then reached up kissing my brother’s cheek before disappearing upstairs to my room.
 
Just after I entered the apartment someone walked in behind me grabbing my hand gently and tugging me around to face them “are you okay Bell?” I nodded “you do not look okay” I sighed then ran an anxious hand through my hair “I am just scared, Edward is Reece’s younger brother and he took over the gang after Reece was gone and now he knows where I am.”
 
Kane used the hand he was still holding to tug me against him “Bell that guy will not be bothering you anymore trust me” I pulled away from him giving him a nervous look “why because if he does the mob will take him out?”
 
Kane grew angry at my words “you need to shut your mouth girl when you don’t know what you are fucking talking about” I crossed my arms “don’t I? Well lets see you live in a large house you carry guns and you have heaps of expensive cars and most of your business is done at night.”
 
Kane shook his head and cursed under his breath before fixing me with his intense eyes “just shut up and stay out of our business.”
 
With a sigh he closed his eyes and rubbed his head “look Bell all you need to know is that while my family is around and your brother works for us we will do anything to protect you from guy’s like that okay?”
 
Looking down at the ground I nodded then turned heading for my room “tell the others I said thank you” I muttered before entering my room and closing the door.
 
The next night I stood on stage with a big smile on my face “welcome to Larry’s bar my name is Annabelle Roberts and I will be entertaining you this evening but instead of singing by myself this time I have asked my band to join me.”
 
“What’s your band called honey?” Someone called out, I looked at the band who just shrugged at me “actually we don’t have a name at the moment but anyway so as I was saying we will be playing for you this evening the first song I am going to do is from an English band called Def Leppard and it is called When Love And Hate Collide I changed it a little to suit me a girl singing so I hope that you like it because it is a beautiful song.
 
"When Love And Hate Collide"

You could have a change of heart, if you would only change your mind
Instead of slamming down the phone boy, for the hundredth time
I got your number on my wall, but I ain't gonna make that call
When divided we stand baby, united we fall

Got the time got a chance gonna make it
Got my hands on your heart gonna take it
All I know I can't fight this flame
You could have a change of heart, if you would only change your mind
Cause I'm crazy 'bout you baby, time after time

Without you
One night alone Is like a year without you baby
Do you have a heart of stone
Without you
Can't stop the hurt inside
When love and hate collide

I don't wanna fight no more, I don't know what we're fighting for
When we treat each other baby, like an act of war
I could tell a million lies and it would come as no surprise
When the truth is like a stranger, hits you right between the eyes

There's a time and a place and a reason
And I know I got a love to believe in
All I know got to win this time

Got the time got a chance gonna make it
Got my hands on your heart gonna take it
All I know I can't fight this flame
You could have a change of heart, if you would only change your mind
Cause I'm crazy 'bout you baby, time after time

Without you
One night alone Is like a year without you baby
Do you have a heart of stone
Without you
Can't stop the hurt inside
When love and hate collide

[SOLO]

You could have a change of heart, if you would only change your mind
Cause I'm crazy 'bout you baby...Crazy...Crazy

Without you
One night alone
Is like a year without you baby
Do you have a heart of stone
Without you
One night alone
Is like a year without you baby
If you have a heart at all
Without you
Can't stop the hurt inside
When love and hate collide.
 
 When we finished the bar went crazy making the guys grin like idiot’s I turned to the guys and gave them the thumbs up before again talking into the mike “okay guys I usually sing four songs a night and tonight I am going to do one more song from Def Leppard but first I am going to sing a song from Match box twenty called Push and again I had to change it a little to suit my gender but anyway here goes.”
 
"Push"

He said I don't know if I've ever been good enough
I'm a little bit rusty, and I think my head is caving in
And I don't know if I've ever been really loved
By a hand that's touched me, well I feel like something's
Gonna give
And I'm a little bit angry, well

This ain't over, no not here, not while I still need you
Around
You don't owe me, we might change
Yeah we just might feel good

[chorus]

I wanna push you around, well I will, I will
I wanna push you down, well I will, I will
I wanna take you for granted, I wanna take you for granted
Well I will

He said I don't know why you ever would lie to me
Like I'm a little untrusting when I think that the truth is
Gonna hurt ya
And I don't know why you couldn't just stay with me
You couldn't stand to be near me
When my face don't seem to want to shine
Cuz it's a little bit dirty well

Don't just stand there, say nice things to me
I've been cheated I've been wronged, and you
You don't know me, I can't change
I won't do anything at all

I wanna push you around, well I will, I will
I wanna push you down, well I will, I will
I wanna take you for granted, I wanna take you for granted
Well I will


Oh but don't bowl me over
Just wait a minute well it kinda fell apart, things get so
Crazy, crazy
Don't rush this baby, don't rush this baby

I wanna push you around, well I will, I will
I wanna push you down, well I will, I will
I wanna take you for granted, I wanna take you for granted
Well I will

the crowd went crazy again and Larry and Dana both gave me the thumbs up while cheering with everyone else but everyone fell quite when I stepped to the mike looking at everyone sadly “um this next song is one that kind of tells my story and those of other woman who have ever been in an abusive relationship it is a song done by Eminem and Rhianna called Love The Way You Lie.”
 
Taking a deep breath I closed my eyes as Keith stepped up beside me after grabbing the other mike.
 
 Just gonna stand there
And watch me burn
But that's alright
Because I like
The way it hurts
Just gonna stand there
And hear me cry
But that's alright
Because I love
The way you lie
I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie

I can't tell you what it really is
I can only tell you what it feels like
And right now there's a steel knife
In my windpipe
I can't breathe
But I still fight
While I can fight
As long as the wrong feels right
It's like I'm in flight
High of a love
Drunk from the hate
It's like I'm huffing paint
And I love it the more that I suffer
I suffocate
And right before I’m about to drown
She resuscitates me
She fucking hates me
And I love it
Wait
Where you going
I'm leaving you
No you ain't
Come back
We're running right back
Here we go again
It's so insane
Cause when it's going good
It's going great
I'm Superman
With the wind in his bag
She's Lois Lane
But when it's bad
It's awful
I feel so ashamed
I snap
Who's that dude
I don't even know his name
I laid hands on her
I'll never stoop so low again
I guess I don't know my own strength

Just gonna stand there
And watch me burn
But that's alright
Because I like
The way it hurts
Just gonna stand there
And hear me cry
But that's alright
Because I love
The way you lie
I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie

You ever love somebody so much
You can barely breathe
When you're with them
You meet
And neither one of you
Even know what hit 'em
Got that warm fuzzy feeling
Yeah them chills
Used to get 'em
Now you're getting fucking sick
Of looking at 'em
You swore you've never hit 'em
Never do nothing to hurt 'em
Now you're in each other's face
Spewing venom
And these words
When you spit 'em
You push
Pull each other's hair
Scratch, claw, bit 'em
Throw 'em down
Pin 'em
So lost in the moments
When you're in 'em
It's the rage that took over
It controls you both
So they say it's best
To go your separate ways
Guess that they don't know ya
Cause today
That was yesterday
Yesterday is over
It's a different day
Sound like broken records
Playing' over
But you promised her
Next time you'll show restraint
You don't get another chance
Life is no Nintendo game
But you lied again
Now you get to watch her leave
Out the window
Guess that's why they call it window pane

Just gonna stand there
And watch me burn
But that's alright
Because I like
The way it hurts
Just gonna stand there
And hear me cry
But that's alright
Because I love
The way you lie
I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie

Now I know we said things
Did things
That we didn't mean
And we fall back
Into the same patterns
Same routine
But your temper's just as bad
As mine is
You're the same as me
But when it comes to love
You're just as blinded
Baby please come back
It wasn't you
Baby it was me
Maybe our relationship
Isn't as crazy as it seems
Maybe that's what happens
When a tornado meets a volcano
All I know is
I love you too much
To walk away though
Come inside
Pick up your bags off the sidewalk
Don't you hear sincerity
In my voice when I talk
Told you this is my fault
Look me in the eyeball
Next time I'm pissed
I'll aim my fist
At the dry wall
Next time
There will be no next time
I apologize
Even though I know it's lies
I'm tired of the games
I just want her back
I know I'm a liar
If she ever tries to fucking leave again
I'mma tie her to the bed
And set the house on fire

Just gonna stand there
And watch me burn
But that's alright
Because I like
The way it hurts
Just gonna stand there
And hear me cry
But that's alright
Because I love
The way you lie
I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie.
 
Keith wrapped his arms around me giving me big hug then stepped back to his place with the others “okay this is going to be our last song for the night and it is another song by Def Leppard called two steps behind.”
 
Walk away if you want to
it's ok, if you need to
you can run, but you can never hide
See my shadow come creeping up beside you
There's a magic running through your soul
But you can't have it all

Whatever you do
I'll be two steps behind you
Wherever you go
and I'll be there to remind you
that it only takes a minute
of your precious time
to turn around and I'll be two steps behind.

Take the time
and think about it
Walk the line, you just can't fight it
Look around and see what you can find
Like a fire that's burning up inside me,
 There's a magic running through your soul
But you can't have it all

Whatever you do
I'll be two steps behind you
Wherever you go
and I'll be there to remind you
that it only takes a minute
of your precious time
to turn around and I'll be two steps behind.

There's a magic running through your soul
but you can't have it all, no,
Whatever you do
I'll be two steps behind you

wherever you go
and I'll be there to remind you
that it only takes a minute
of your precious time
To turn around and I'll be two steps behind.
Just turn around, I'll be two steps behind
I'll be two steps behind you
and I'll be there to remind you,
yeeeeaaah, yeeeeeeah.
 
The guys stepped to my side as we took our bows then while they packed up their instruments I headed for the bar until a voice spoke from the mike stopping me in my tracks “hi everyone my name is Kane and I am a friend of Annabelle’s and I would like her to come here while I sing a song for her that I sang once when I found her in tears.”
 
Shaking my head I blushed but Kane gestured to someone behind me then I found myself lifted up and placed back on the stage “the song is called Baby don’t cry by Inxs I am going to ask Bell to sit down on the stool while I sing it to her.”
 
With red slashing my cheeks I grabbed the stool and positioned it so he could look at me while he sang the song.
 
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry

When you're down and confused
Nothing seems right
And it's you who decides
Who's going to make it right

Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry

Well life ain't no joke
But it's good when you smile
Steal everything
But you won't get far

Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry

Sometimes you will fall
What cha gonna do?
Give your friend a call

Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry

We know that you can smile
Even though it takes a while
To lose your fears and say
Gonna lose your fears and say

Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry

Do you know who you are
And where you're going to
Don't you know that love
Gonna pull you
Gonna pull you through now baby

Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry

Baby don't cry, Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry, Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry, Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry. Baby don't cry

Face to face
Anything is possible
Not political, or analytical
Never giving up on the wrong
You got a choice
Why don't you use it
Change, is an attitude
Guaranteed to take hold of you
So welcome, to the turnstile
Take a turn with a new vow
Hey, I know what you know
All the sympathy
Made a mess of me
Respect the sacrifice
Before the number one
Now it has begun

Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry
Baby don't cry.
 
When he had finished he had my hands held in his while he looked down at me “Bell has had so much pain in her life, more then any girl her age should have to endure and it has made her not trust anyone anymore but I want her to look around and see that there are so many people in this world that will not hurt her, that will do anything they can to protect her from harm to love her the way she should be loved.”
 
Pulling my hands from his I raced of stage and ran upstairs to the apartment but before I could slam my bedroom door closed a foot stopped it “Bell please don’t be angry with me I just want you to see that I do care about you and I wont hurt you like Reece did no matter what I do for a living” I shoved against the door with tears pooling in my eyes “just go away and leave me alone.”
 
Kane shook his head then shoved against the door forcing it open and stepping into the room with me, I backed away from him but he followed me across the room until I hit the wall then he pressed his hands against the wall stopping me from moving “Bell take of the blind fold and stop being so fucking blind to world, yes there are bad people out there, fucking assholes like Reece but I am not one of them not when it comes to you and looking after you and protecting you from people like that please believe me when I say that I would never, never do anything to hurt you, yes I may get angry from time to time but I would never raise my hand to you and I would never mark your beautiful body.”
 
He took a deep breath while staring into my eyes with his startling green eyes “I am so in love with you Annabelle Roberts please just give me the chance to show you what real love is” I stared at him through my tears “I don’t know if I can Kane I’m sorry.”
 
He cupped my face between his hands and brought his lips down on mine in the gentlest kiss ever and it made my heart go crazy as I found myself kissing him back with everything in me.
 
He wrapped his arms around me as he deepened the kiss then he lifted me up swinging me around the room while he smiled into my eyes “you are so in love with me, Bell Roberts, so in love with me” I blushed shaking my head “no I am not Kane Morgan.”
 
He chuckled then kissed me again before putting me back down onto my feet and crushing me against him.
 
Closing my eyes I could feel doubt creeping in making me shiver, was I really going to do this to give my heart to someone else hoping that they would never hurt me?
 
Kane hugged me even tighter as he felt the shivers running down my spine “trust me I will never hurt you I promise.”
 


Submitted: April 06, 2011

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