Ash dropped me to work that morning, despite how hard he tried to get me not to go in. I said goodbye and got out the car. I walked into the prison and Jerry was at reception as usual, I ignored him as I walked through, I grabbed the keys off the side and I strode to the big door.

"Chloe, he's not in there"

I turned around to my brother "Where is he?"

"He's had to go out"

"Where?" I stepped closer to him

"I cant tell you! Chloe, there are things that I cant tell you here and that is one of them"

I stepped back "I work here too, I should know"

"Well he hasn't gone for the normal reasons...Dad just took him" He looked down

"What?! Where! Henry I swear to god if you don't tell me you'll never see me again" I threatened him

"I don't know where they have taken him! I was just told that if you ask for him I'm to tell you he's out" He looked down

I glared at him and stormed to the office, I slammed the door shut and sat in my chair. I put my head in my hands and shouted out. I looked back up and leant back in my chair, I needed to know where they had gone with him.

I went through all the paperwork on the desk, tears falling from my eyes. I came across a sheet that I had never seen. It was an email addressed to me about people fighting Nathan's case...Desperately trying to get him a stay. Why hadn't I read this before, I pulled the letter out and read what was written.

Dear miss Coulson,

                               We know that you are working with Mr Nathaniel James Sykes in trying to get him to understand what he did, get him to open up to you so you can help make a stand against his sentence. We are doing the same, but we need your permission to go ahead and find out all we can from his family and talk to you personally.

Please respond as soon as you read this on 098-876-765

Yours faithfully

             Holly Lineman

I launched myself over my desk  and grabbed my phone, I put in the number and waited for it to pick up, it rang three times before it answered.

"Hello"

"Hello...Is this Holly Lineman?"

"Yes, speaking?"

"Oh my name is Chloe Coulson and I'm working with Nathan I er mean Nathaniel James Sykes"

"Oh, Chloe! I was wondering when you would get back to us"

"Yes, I only just saw the letter"

"Okay, well we really need your permission to let us examine everything, this phone call is being recorded to be given as evidence of your permission"

"Oh right, well okay then...Uhm what sort of permission do you need?"

"Well permission to go through some of his files you have and to go talk to family...Also talk to you"

"Oh, well yeah sure...Anything that will help fight his case"

"Thank you Miss Coulson"

"Okay, bye"

I put the phone down and scrambled off my desk, I felt a sense of relief wash over me knowing that there were people like me trying to save his precious life. I sighed and then heard shouting outside the office door.

I went to the door and opened it, I saw Dad with several other guards coming in with Nathan, he was shouting and struggling. My eyes widened to see Dad hit him round the face, I gasped and ran to him. One of the guards caught me.

"What are you doing?!" I shouted to Dad

He glared at me and then spoke to the guard holding me "Take her back in there...She doesn't need to see this"

"No!" I shouted and struggled "Get off me! Nathan! Dad let me fucking go!"

I managed to wriggle out of the guard grip and run to Nathan, Dad raised his hand ready to strike him again. I got in front of Nathan and took the blow for him, it felt like a rock had just smashed against the side of my face. I screamed out in pain and held my throbbing cheek, I could taste blood in my mouth where my teeth had cut my cheek with the impact.

"You stupid girl!" Dad shouted

I stared at him "I wont let you hurt him"

"Chloe, what are you doing?"

I ignored Nathan and carried on glaring at Dad "You don't treat them like this, I wont let you hurt him...Put him back"

He glared at me "You have no idea what your getting between"

"I'm stopping you from attacking him with no reason"

He shook with rage as he nodded for the guards to take Nathan back to his cell, I followed and glared at Dad as I walked past. I stuck close to the guards as we walked through the middle and towards Nathan's cell.

Once we were in I pushed past to get in the cell before they closed it. The door was shut and it was just me and Nathan...The man who had haunted my dreams last night and scared me more than anything.

"Why did you take that hit for me?"

"Because..."

He walked towards me and grabbed the top of my arms "Chloe, why did you take the hit?"

"Nathan your hurting me" I wriggled in his grip

He looked at his hands and let go, he rolled my sleeves up to reveal red marks left by his grip. I saw sadness in his eyes, he lightly ran his fingers over the marks and laid a soft kiss over them. I felt tears build up in my eyes at this caring gesture.

"I'm sorry" He looked up at me

I shrugged "It doesn't matter"

He creased his forehead and stood up to look at me, his thumb ran over my cheek wiping the stray tear that had fallen. He then cupped my face and kissed me lightly, tilting his forehead and resting it on mine.

"You mean so much to me Chloe" He whispered

I held his hands still cupping my face and I closed my eyes "I know, and you mean so much more to me"

"Thank you"

"What for?"

"Being here with me...'Till the end"

My breath caught in my chest as he said this "I promised you that I would be"

"Come back tomorrow?"

"Always"...

{A/N- I live!!! I have so much to tell you from yesterday!!! OMFG!!! BASICALLY WE GOT THIRD ROW! MY BABY CONNOR LOOKED AT ME AND SUNG TO ME!!! JAMES LOOKED AT ME AND SMILED!!! AND TO TOP IT OFF BRADLEY ACTUALLY REACHED OUT FOR ME AND MY FRIEND AND HELD OUR HANDS!!!!! OH MY LORD!!! DO YOU HEAR ME SOBBING!!! SOBBING!!! MY HAND IS CURRENTLY WRAPPED IN A GLOVE!!! OH LORD IT WAS SO AMAZING!!! THEY WERE AMAZING!!!

 Okay...Fangirl moment over!!! So this chapter is dedicated to jaythanbabe because she's a complete fangirl for this book bless her~ Keeleigh xxx}

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