Chapter Twenty-Four

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All You Ever - Hunter Hayes


Brooke's POV

I pretended to fall asleep against Justin's chest, so when he drifted off to sleep I could scoot away from him.

I was now lying on the edge of the bed, lightly shaking. Every time Justin moved in the bed I flinched, curling into a tighter ball.

He wasn't there for me, when I actually needed him. This was probably the most horrific thing that has ever happened in my whole life, and the one person who I at least thought would save me - wasn't there.  I felt bad for blaming Justin, but it was the only logical thing I could do right now. 

I was angry, scared, and depressed. I knew Justin shouldn't have left me by myself with only Kiera and Jamie. I suddenly frowned, where are Jamie and Kiera anyways? I tried to push those thoughts aside, Brandon probably took them both home.

Justin groaned, and started lazily searching for me in his sleep, when he couldn't find my body he instantly shot up. I closed my eyes again, and pretended to sleep. I heard Justin sigh and grab me in his strong arms. It took all of my Will power to not squirm in his arms.

"Kitten, I know your awake."  I gulped, lightly peeling an eyelid open. He stared down at me, a hard expression on his face.

"So your solution to our problem is to get as far away from me as you can, where I can't protect you?" He narrowed his eyes at me. I guess he had a point, I brought my hands under my chin and snuggled into Justin's pillow.

"I waited for you when I saw the man rip open the closet. I thought you would run in and save the day.  I know how you are, you have anger problems, possessiveness, and you have a lot on your shoulders. But, I needed you." I murmured.

"I don't blame you for feeling that way, baby." He kissed my forehead. "But, that doesn't mean I can't try to make up for it and still protect you."

It just did not make any sense to me.  Justin would kill himself looking for me when I ran away, but the one time I actually needed him to protect me, he was nowhere to be found. He brought me into this dangerous life, and it wasn't fair that I was getting hurt because of it. All I wanted was a normal boyfriend, who will treat me like I deserve. I wanted to be happily married with happy children and have a happy life.

I want to be happy.

My eyes closed, were Brandon and Jamie happy together? Were they planning on having kids and be a normal couple?

"Where did Jamie, Brandon and Kiera go?" I asked Justin, changing the subject.

"Jamie and Brandon went home." He breathed into my neck.

"And Kiera...?"

He sat up, frowning. His mouth twitched to the side before he opened it, "I don't know."

I shot up from the bed. "What do you mean you don't know?!"

I ran to the closet, yanking the doors open. Kiera's body was no where in sight, but in replacement, a small note.


Who's this pretty little lady? She looks just like Brooke! I'm sure she'll have a great time at my house.

As you probably know by now, I am not working with you. I know you killed her, and I'm going to make you suffer in hell when I burn your body with my bare hands.

Well, I'll be sure to have a lot of fun with this little baby.

Shaun. '

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