Chapter 25

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I know it's been a while but I have been extremely busy with starting my new job. Here's the next chapter I hope you enjoy :))

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"You sure that was a good idea?" Nate asked picking up what was left of my phone.

Shrugging my shoulders I ran a hand through my hair. "Probably wasn't the best idea but it felt damn good and now I can relax without my phone going off every 20 seconds".

Taking a seat beside me he placed his hand on my knee. "They'll be really worried about you Ava. I know what my brothers like he won't stop until he finds you and your dad, he'll have everyone on high alert if you don't phone him back".

"Why do you care Nate? You're the one that told me I need to get out before I get myself killed". I snapped immediately regretting it. Nate wasn't to blame for this and he didn't need to stand here and put up with my shit.

"Not like this Ava. Do you really want your mom stressing out and worrying about you when she's so close to having her baby? Your little brother or sister?".

Hearing those words my stomach dropped and I felt nothing but guilt. He was right I couldn't put my mom through this.

"I don't want to stress her out but if I call her back my dad will order me to phone Blaze and get him to come for me. I'm sick of people telling me what to do".

"Why don't you send them a text? Say you're safe and with a friend and you'll be back with Blaze tomorrow?" Nate asked slipping his phone into my lap.

"Do you want me to go back to Blaze?" I blurted out. I really need to think things through before I say them out loud.

"Just send the text Ava I'll come back and get my phone in a bit I have some work to take care of" He answered completely ignoring my question.

The more time I spent with Nate I realised he wasn't that much different from Blaze. As Nate reached the bedroom door my question stopped him in his tracks.

"Do you ever speak to him?" I asked watching as his full body tensed. I was taking that as a no but I wanted to know what was going on between them. "Nate?" I whispered as he turned around to face me.

"We don't speak I send him a text every now and then to make sure he's doing okay. I make sure he's got cash and I also wire money into his account every month. He's my little brother and regardless of what he says I still care for him and look out for him".

"Don't you miss having him around?" I asked probably over stepping the mark but I wanted to see how far I could get without being shut down.

"I don't want to talk about my relationship with my brother Ava. Now if you don't mind I have work to do".

"Okay" I sighed as the bedroom door slammed shut behind him.

I think I hit a nerve.

I had sat for at least an hour twirling Nate's phone in my hand. I hadn't sent a message to my mom yet and I have no idea what was holding me back. Would they all be that worried? Would my dad go that far as to send out a message to all the charters? Feeling the vibration against my hand Nate's phone fell onto the bed face up. Catching a glimpse of the text my heart dropped.

'Cheers Nate I owe you one. Keep her there until morning'

Why the hell was my dad texting Nate? And then it hit me. Seeing red I clenched his phone tightly in my hand and jumped of the bed. So he wasn't letting me stay here because he cares about me he was keeping me here because my dad asked him to. What was Nate's part in all of this? Hearing a knock at the door I spun around my eyes falling into slits. How could he do this to me? What was he getting out of it?

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