Chapter 18

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------------BRUNO'S P.O.V-----------

We started walking towards who knows where as my hand holded hers. Once in a while, I would look over at the beautiful stranger next to me and smile, which was followed by a mental slap. This girl had made me feel something that I thought I had left back in Hawaii. She made me forget my past and all the memories that constantly kept haunting my mind, yet this could be the biggest mistake in my life. By Nala being with me, her life could be at risk. There's many people out there that hate me and if they do anything to hurt her.... Well, my world would be destroyed. Again. I stopped myself from filling my mind with more horrible thoughts and decided to refocus on Nala. She was holding my hand gently, as if she was afraid that if she holded it tighter I would let go. Her brown wavy hair was flowing against the gentle cold winds. She looked so beautiful as the sunrays hit her face. The more I looked at her the more I felt scared for her.

"So, where are we going?" She asked, interrupting my thoughts.

"My house." I said. "Unless you need to go somewhere else." I said stopping in the middle of the sidewalk to look at her.

"Actually..." She paused. "Can we stop by Brooke's house?"

"Brooke?" I asked not sure who Brooke was.

"Yeah. The girl who called the cops..." She said, her voice quiter every time.

I thought for a moment. I don't really wanna go and see that b**** again but I didn't want to make Nala upset. I sighed and nodded yes. She gave me a small smile and lead us to her friend's house. The walk was shorter than expected, not that I cared, but once we were infront of the familiar door, my mood changed from unknown to bored, angry and uncomfortable. She got the keys from her pant pockets and opened the door.

------------NALA'S P.O.V------------

I opened the door and the smell of Brooke's perfume filled my nose. Bruno coughed behind me and we went in. I put the keys in the key hanger and went to the living room. The tv was off and everything was in the exact same place as it had been before I left.

"Brooke?" I called out. It was silent. "Brooke?" I called once more as I walked upstairs to her bedroom.

I reached her bedroom and noticed that her door was open. I got in and noticed that her phone was laying on her bed. At this point I was worried. She always had her phone with her so finding it simply laying there was not normal. I got out of her room and found Bruno at the bottom of the stairs

"I don't think she's here." I told him.

He looked around the room and then back at me.

"Let's go then." He said as walked towards the door.

I walked down the stairs when the sound of a door openeing filled the room. We turned to look at the door and soon, Brooke entered the room. Her eyes widened at the sight of Bruno. She looked at me and then at him.

"What is he doing here." She said in a low but angry voice.

I turned to look at Bruno before answering and sighed.

"We... I..." I stopped. Why did we come here? "I came to say thank you." I finally said. "Thank you for everything. I owe you." I said as I grabbed Bruno's hand and walked out the house.

She turned and pulled my arm tightly and looked me in the eyes. "You're leaving with him?? He's a criminal! He'll kill you!" She yelled.

Bruno's grip around my arm tightened and he stood infront of me. His eyes were directed towards Brooke and the anger in his eyes had returned.

"You don't know me and it's better if you don't." He said.

"She's safer with me." Brooke said, not intimidated by Bruno's words.

"I can argue that." Was all he said before he turned around and started walking.

I walked behind him and turned to get a last look of Brooke. She was standing there, anger clear in her eyes. Bruno pulled me closer to him and we walked towards his house where everything would change.

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