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LOVE THE WAY YOU 
 
CHAPTER TWENTY TWO 
 
 
With aloud groan I tried to force my eyes open but it was like they were glued shut they refused to budge.
 
Rolling onto my back with another groan I finally managed to open them a crack then a bit more until they were fully open and I could look around the room.
 
My head felt funny like it was filled with cotton and I couldn’t really process anything, rolling off of the bed I slowly made my way towards the bathroom.
 
A strong hand caught me just under the elbow and held me up “here sis allow me to help you” I just gave a stiff nod to my brothers words and kept my eyes on the bathroom door.
 
Letting go of my elbow he gently grabbed me by the shoulders turning me to face him “Annie I know that you blame me and that you are angry right now but do you seriously think that it is my fault for wanting to help you, to help you make new friends to move on from what Reece did to you” I lifted my head looking at him through my one good eye “Nig look at me your help got me rapped and bashed not by just one guy but three and I am living in a house filled with guys in the mob the fucking mob Nigel.”
 
He dropped his hands away from my shoulders and stepped away looking at me sadly before turning away and walking of down the stairs.
 
After showering and dressing I slowly made my way downstairs looking for something to eat since I hadn’t eaten for so long.
 
Upon entering the kitchen I stopped in the doorway looking at the scene in front of me in shock and horror.
 
The Morgan brothers, my brother and three others sat around the kitchen table with money and guns spread out around them.
 
Nigel looked at me in shock when he looked up from counting a stack of money in front of him “Annie what the hell are you doing down here get back to your room now” he shouted as the other men quickly grabbed the guns hiding them from my eyes even though it was to late I had already seen them.
 
Blake and Kane got to their feet looking at me wearily then behind me; I slowly turned around to find a Stan Morgan standing there looking at the brothers angrily.
 
He looked down at me then at his nephews his eyes filled with even more anger “Blake, Kane did we not have an agreement about your little house guest?”
 
Kane stepped forwards to grab me but the old man shook his head at him then crossed his arms while giving me a look that he no doubt gave many a man before he killed them  “you will forget what you just saw is that clear little girl.”
 
Shaking my head I shoved my hand into his chest not caring that he was at least 6’2 “no I will fucking not forget what I just saw okay I know what you are and I know what your nephews are” I ran angry fingers through my hair “hell you have my fucking brother working for you asshole so don’t tell me to fucking forget because I wont.”
 
Kane tried desperately to grab me but his uncle shook his head then smiled down at me “no leave her boy I like this little girl she has some brains and obviously bigger balls then most of you to be standing here standing up to me knowing what I am.”
 
He patted my shoulder making me cringe away from him “if you ever want a job honey come see me.”
 
Kane grabbed my arm pulling me away from his uncle and into the lounge room “what the hell were you thinking Bell standing up to my uncle like that” I pulled away from him “I am not going to be pushed around by you or anyone else anymore and that includes your fucking uncle.”
 
He shook his head and gave me an angry look “what you just did Bell could have cost you your life you are just lucky my uncle actually seems to like you.”
 
Shrugging I pushed past him and again entered the kitchen this time ignoring what was going on at the table while taking a seat at the bench and grabbing the cereal.
 
Stan Morgan stood in front of the bench drinking a cup of coffee while looking at me thoughtfully ‘so my nephew tells me that you are a brilliant singer and even have a band” I nodded earning a smile from him “well I tell you what honey I have some contacts in the music business if you are wanting to take your music career all the way.”
 
Raising my eyebrows I smirked at him “old man are you trying to bribe me into silence?” He chuckled shaking his head “no honey but if I was would it be working?”
 
Taking a spoon full of my cereal I chewed it while looking at him thoughtfully “well that would depend on how good of contacts you have” he laughed and Kane and Nigel looked at me in shock “honey you are alright by me” was all he said before putting his cup in the sink and turning to his nephews “I need to see you all in the office in ten minutes do not keep me waiting.”
 
With that the first real mob boss I had ever met left the room and headed to his office leaving his nephews and my brother looking at me with their mouths open.
 
Slowly Blake shook his head and let out a small chuckle “Annie my uncle is right you do have some balls you must have to have been sitting there joking with someone like him” I pushed my bowl away and got to my feet “your uncle is nice and it makes a nice change from most guys I know.”
 
Leaving them standing there with their mouths still open I headed back upstairs to get some more rest since I was still feeling tired and not quit myself.
 
Sitting on my bed I stared at the door in disbelief, what the fuck did I just do, did I seriously just joke around with a mob boss that could have ordered me killed.
 
Feeling extremely ill I lay down on the bed and squeezed my eyes closed and tried to calm myself down the only way that I knew how to.
 
"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.
 
 Rolling onto my side I stared out the window wondering where Tony was and what my dad was doing in Florida right now.
 
Someone laid down wrapping their arms around my waist “that should have been me singing that song to you because I really wish that you would have a change of heart and I can not stand even one night without you in it and it hurts knowing that you hate me.” Kane whispered into my ear before pressing a kiss to my neck.
 
 Taking a breath I turned my head to look at him “I wasn’t singing about us or even Reece I was just singing because it relaxes me.”
 
Kane took advantage of me looking at him to quickly kiss my cheek “I know but I would like to think that it has some meaning to us.”
 
Turning away from him I squeezed my eyes closed as tears leaked down my cheeks “I can not do this right now Kane there is to much going on in my head without having to think about a relationship with you.”
 
He held me tighter against him pressing his face into my neck “I know that after what happened Bell it is going to take some time before you get over it but I am not going away and I am not giving up on being with you no matter how much you blame me right now.”
 
With tears still falling down my cheeks I slowly started to drift to sleep but it was a restless sleep filled with bad dreams about those three guys and Reece and they were all hurting me.
 
Every time I woke up screaming and shaking Kane would be there still holding me tight and he would whisper softly to me even sing to me until I fell back to sleep.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Submitted: April 06, 2011

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