I grabbed my suitcase and backpack. I locked the door so no one could see I was going to leave or ask any questions. I rushed it and grabbed all my precious things, deciding to leave some things because it couldn't fit. I had to leave in less than 10 minutes and I don't know if this anonymous person would be strict on leaving at exactly 13 hours or if they would allow me to be 2 minutes late. So I just decided to be safe and leave early. I put on my running shoes and said goodbye to the room and left as quietly as possible. I felt so lucky when no one was in any of the rooms I had to go through. I didn't decide to tell Isabella even.
Maybe later...... I thought.
I left and went running with my backpack on my back and my suitcase in my hand. I was starting to tear up a bit and ran until I could run no further. I ordered an Uber to go to a hotel. I got to the hotel and asked if they had any rooms available. They had several and I booked one of them. I got one and I immediately flopped on the bed, crying and sobbing.
I woke up, realizing I had cried myself to sleep. I got up and checked my phone. It was 10 at night. I guess I was just that tired. I got a text from that number again. I also got loads, and I mean loads, of texts from the boys and Isabella. They were pretty worried about me. I looked back at the anonymous number again. I scowled just looking at the number.
They are the reason I had to leave the boys. I had a good life. Now the boys are worried sick about me and I couldn't even tell them what was happening. I couldn't say goodbye to any of the boys, especially Zach. I couldn't even tell Zach my feelings about him.
I started to sob for 30 minutes.
I can't believe that this is my life now, hidden from the boys. They at least deserve the truth. I can't believe it.
Everything was so surreal. It all happened too fast. I finally pulled myself together and answered the anonymous person.
Unknown: So you obeyed huh?
Brooklyn: Well I wouldn't want the boys to pay for what I did.
Unknown: Good girl....
Brooklyn: I've done all you asked
Brooklyn: So bye!
Unknown: You've been good. Good job. The boys won't get hurt now.......
Unknown: You listened...
I put my phone down in frustration and sighed. I laid there thinking...I don't know what I was thinking, but I was just thinking. I realized I haven't had dinner yet. Awesome. I decided to just go out to eat. I was out the door wearing a sweatshirt that had a hoodie, and some jeans. I went to In N Out and ordered some food. I sat down at one of their tables to eat my burger and fries. I put my hoodie up just in case. I don't want anyone to recognize me. I don't want anyone to question me.
I finished up my food and quickly headed for my car. I drove back to the hotel and got in my room. My mind was still racing with the times I had with my best friend and the boys. I've had enough and texted Isabella only.
Brooks: Look, I miss you guys so much but you can't tell any of the boys that you are texting me or else I'll be in HUGE trouble.
Izzy: OMG BROOKS ILYSM
Izzy: AND I WON'T TELL ANYONE UR TEXTING ME
Izzy: Wait...what kind of trouble?
Brooks: So how are things back with the boys?
Izzy: It could be better.
Izzy: The boys are worried SICK about you. Zach's taking it the worst.
Brooks: Can we talk? irl?
Izzy: YES I DON'T CARE WHAT IM DOING NOW I WILL DO ANYTHING TO SEE MY BFF RIGHT NOW
Izzy: At a park? Blossom park?
Brooks: AND IF U TELL ANY OF THE BOYS, I WILL KILL U
Izzy: Why? Don't you miss them?
Brooks: I do..I do miss them. I miss them more than they miss me....
Izzy: Not possible.
Brooks: But.... I'll be in trouble if they get anywhere near me
Izzy: Ohh..What trouble? No one is entitling you to who you can hangout with right?
Brooks: More like who I can't hang out with.
Izzy: oohhh ok I'll meet u at the park in 10 mins.
Brooks: K. Bye.
I became a little more cheerful and left to go to the park in my car. I was so happy to see my best friend.