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LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE 
 
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
 
Now living back at Blake’s house I sat on the couch bouncing my feet anxiously while I waited for the door bell to ring to tell me that Tony was here.
 
Kane was angry and went out of his way to avoid me but when Blake told him my friend would be staying for a week he went ballistic shouting at both Blake and Nigel for being so stupid as to allow a stranger into the house that none of them knew.
 
Blake told him to get over it and stop being such an asshole so Kane had slammed out of the house and had come back in the early hours of the morning with a new girlfriend on his arm.
 
Cathy was tall and blonde with big blue eyes and the most perfect body I had ever seen making me that much sadder knowing that I could never hope to look like her but that was Kane’s whole plan to make me feel like crap I knew that but I still could not deny that it hurt knowing that he was if her and not me.
 
 
Finally the door bell rang and I was of the couch and racing for it but I did not beat Kane, he was already standing with the door open as he glared at Tony “so you are Tony?” Tony nodded while giving him a weary look “then you had better come in” he growled stepping out of the way so Tony could enter.
 
As soon as Tony spotted me he dropped the bag he was holding and pulled me into his arms for a bear hug “hey baby girl” I clutched his shoulders tightly while smiling up at him “god Handsome it is so good to see you.”
 
He laughed hugging me tighter before putting me back down, the whole time Kane stood near the door glaring at us.
 
Looking towards him nervously I muttered an introduction “Tony I would like you to meet Kane Morgan he is one of the guys I am staying with.”
 
Tony looked him up and down while smirking “well hello there handsome” he slapped my arm “really baby girl you did not do the poor man justice he is simply gorgeous” I shot Kane an apologetic look while Gibbs slapping Tony “sorry you will have to forgive my friend he tends to get like this around cute guys.”
 
Kane looked Tony up and down “you are gay?” Tony twirled around laughing “of course darling do you think I could be straight and not try to get this little girl to date me?”
 
Kane looked at me with hurt in his eyes “so it wasn’t because you loved him that you didn’t want to be with me” he shook his head angrily “but instead it was all because you still don’t trust me that you just see me as another Reece.”
 
He pushed past us heading for the stairs “tell Blake that I will be back later to go out with them but until then I will be with Cathy.”
 
Watching him sadly as he stormed upstairs I felt hot tears slide down my cheeks, Tony pulled me into his arms rubbing my back “baby girl what did you do to that gorgeous man?” I shook my head pulling away from him and wiping my eyes “it is complicated and not something I am ready to talk about.”
 
Tony nodded in understanding then caught my hand and twirled me around “so what are we going to do today baby girl?” I grinned up at him cheekily “oh babe I am going to take you to a place filled with men” Tony clapped his hands together and squealed like a little girl “oh my god what are we waiting for lets go” he grabbed my hand pulling me towards the door “come on Annie hurry up before all those yummy men are taken” I shook my head still having trouble believing that this man that looked like a hot god batted for the other team, such a waist.
 
Pulling into Larry’s bar Tony shot me a horrified look “honey any guy that hangs in a place like this ain’t going to be interested in a fag like me” I climbed out of the car and looked back in “trust me the people that own this place are great and so are their customers and beside you have to come in I have to perform and you haven’t gotten to hear me yet.”
 
Tony jumped out of the car and raced around the front grabbing my arm “then come on I can not wait to hear you sing.”
 
Larry and Dana were behind the bar serving as we entered and everyone in the place stopped what they were doing to check out Tony who stood beside me again looking worried “relax babe just go sit at the bar and talk to Dana and Larry while I entertain you.”
 
Tony looked towards the bar then looked at me with an unsure look “it is fine like I said they are great people and they can see you are a friend of mine” he nodded then hesitantly headed for the bar while I made my way towards the stage to get ready to perform.
 
Just as I stepped onto the stage the bar door opened and Kane walked in with his girlfriend clinging to his arm I looked at them sadly then took a deep breath “good afternoon everyone by now you all know me so I won’t bother telling you my name anyway I am going to sing some songs for you, you may have already heard some of  them but the first one I am going to sing is called January Girl by Tori Amos but um anyway here goes.”
 
Looking towards the door I lost color as I saw the group of people walk in but still started to sing anyway.
 
She was a January girl
She never let on how insane it was
In that tiny kinda scary house
By the woods
By the woods
By the woods

Black-dove
Black-dove
You're not a helicopter
You're not a cop out either
Black-dove
Black-dove
You don't need a space ship
They don't know you've already lived
On the other side of the galaxy
The other side of the galaxy
The other side of the galaxy

She had a January world
So many storms not right somehow
How a lion becomes a mouse
By the woods
By the woods
By the woods
By the woods
By the woods
By the woods
But I have to get to TEXAS
Said I have to get to TEXAS
And I'll give away my blue blue dress

Black-dove
Black-dove
You don't need a space ship
They don't know you've already lived
On the other side of the galaxy
The other side of the galaxy
The other side of the galaxy

But I have to get to TEXAS
Said I have to get to TEXAS
And I'll give away my blue blue dress

She has a January girl
She never let on how insane it was
In that tiny kinda scary house
By the woods
By the woods
By the woods
By the woods
By the woods
By the woods
By the woods
By the woods
By the woods
Black-dove.
Taking a deep breath I looked at the people sitting at a table close to the stage their eyes glued on me and every single one of them filled with hate and promise of pain, my old gang.
 
Looking towards the bar I watched Tony laughing and joking with Larry, Dana, Kane and his girlfriend, Kane looked up at me and must have caught the fear in my eyes before I closed them gulping down a sob as I spoke into the mike “the next song I am going to sing is for someone that truly is special to me even if I have made them feel like I hated them and it is called Broken Doll by Paloma Faith.”
 
I'm a broken doll and you're the puppeteer
Take control for me and wipe away my fears

I don't claim to be perfect
I know I'm damaged goods
But I wanna be led out of darkness just like every lady would
Lick my wounds and watch them seal with your healing heart
Embrace my sadness, Look after me
Coz there is no one else I 'd ask

I'm a broken doll and you're the puppeteer
Take control for me and wipe away my fears
Piece me all together, though broken I am sweet
You thought my heart was made of wood but I can hear it beat

I am scared of shadows in the night
When you are not there by my side
Sick of nightmares in my sleep
When there is no place I can hide
See the beauty in the blood that drips down from my eyes
Hold the parts that were ripped out
That took me by surprise

I'm a broken doll and you're the puppeteer
Take control for me and wipe away my fears
Piece me all together though broken I am sweet
You thought my heart was made of wood but I can hear it beat

BOOM BOOM Here it goes BOOM BOOM
To the sound of the grand piano
I am dancing in your light
In the light in here

I'm a broken doll and you're the puppeteer
Take control for me and wipe away my fears

I'm a broken doll and you're the puppeteer
Take control for me and wipe away my fears
Piece me all together though broken I am sweet
You thought my heart was made of wood but I can hear it beat

I'm a broken doll and you're the puppeteer
Take control for me and wipe away my fears
Piece me all together the broken eye and sweet
You thought my heart was made of wood but I can hear it beat.


Just as I finished singing there was aloud popping sound and I felt intense pain in my left shoulder before another popping sound happened and I felt pain in my abdomen before I fell down to the ground.
 
Screams broke out and I could hear people shouting my name as well as more gun shots.
 
My brain was still trying to process what had happened as I bled out onto the stage floor “Annabelle” Dana screamed as she ran towards me with Larry at her side “Annie” Tony cried as he over took them and fell to his knees “Annie oh my god th, those guys shot you” he stuttered in disbelief as he pressed a shaking hand to my stomach.
 
Someone pushed him out of the way then someone pressed their hand to my stomach while their head was pressed against my chest “Bell don’t you dare die on me” Kane pleaded “B, Bell please hold on for me baby” his voice broke this time.
 
“Annie” Nigel shouted from somewhere close by “Annie hold on help is coming baby girl just hold on” he shouted.
 
Everything happened quickly after that as people flooded the bar and tried to save me, I closed my eyes as the pain washed over me and I drifted into an even darker nightmare.
 
 
Standing in the bathroom I looked from the small white stick in my hand to the mirror and my swollen bruised face, oh god what was I going to do Reece would be back any minute now and most likely still in a fowl mood, oh god how was I going to do this, I couldn’t be a mother I was still a child myself and what would Reece do to me if he was to find out I was pregnant? Oh god I wanted my father and brother so bad right now.
 
The door slammed shut telling me that Reece was home just before his cold angry voice yelled out “Annie you fucking fat whore get your ass out here and make yourself fucking useful” I shivered looking towards the locked door “Annie do not make me come in there and get you or this time I will fucking kill you.”
 
Slowly I lowered my aching body into the empty bath and cowered as I waited for him to burst through the door and hurt me again, I placed a hand over my still slim stomach and let the tears roll down my cheeks as his voice grew closer and closer.
 
When was my hero going to come and save me from this nightmare, when would someone stop Reece from hurting me, oh god I was going to die.
 


Submitted: April 06, 2011

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