Kenneth decided that it was the right time to step in, he removed my hand from Estrela's arm. "Nathan, I think you need to take a step back."

"Do you even understand what she did?"

I was angry with him because he was taking her side. "Yes, but Nate, she didn't know. Look, I understand why you're mad, but Angela is still missing. And the longer we keep fighting here then the more we are just wasting time."

"He is right, Nathan," Estrela whispered.

"No! You know that? I quit. I just can't do this. You can find her yourself because I can't do that. I knew that this wasn't going to work out. I'm sorry, but this is too damn hard," I admitted, raising my voice slightly.

"You are seriously going to give up, after just one little thing? Nathan, you really think that Angela would want you to just give up?"

I didn't answer him and only walked away without a single word.

I couldn't believe that it was all true.

I didn't want to work on the case because it wasn't the fact that Angela had feelings for me.

It was the fact that I was feeling something for her.

I knew that I couldn't start to like her because it was wrong. She was much younger than me.

I was a cop and she was my case.

It just couldn't happen.

"It's so fućking wrong," I muttered as I walked out of the house and got to my car.

I felt as if my whole world had been flipped around.

And I also wanted to find my phone, the one that I had lost in the woods.

I didn't even care as I put in the coordinates of the Cresent Lake into the GPS and then started finding.

For some reason I had the strongest urge to find my phone.

My head filled with different thoughts as I drove to the woods.

When I reached it, I got out of the car and dialed Sardia's number. Thankfully she picked up after a few seconds. "Hey, Sardia, it's me Nathan."

"Hey, Nathan!" she greeted instantly. "How are you? How is the case going? Have you found anything or-"

I cut her off. "I'm quitting. I called you because I wanted to tell you that I quit. I can't do this anymore."

"What are you talking about, Nathan? What do you mean you're quitting?"

"I just-I can't do this anymore. I'm sorry."

"No, Nathan, you can't just quit now."

I blew out a breath while walking in the woods, all the while flashing my flashlight. "Look, I just don't want to work on this case anymore."

"Nathan, you already said yes, which means you can't back out now. Have you found something, is that why why you don't want to do this?"

I shook my head, but then I realized that she couldn't see that. "No, I haven't. Kenneth and his girlfriend know her and I don't want to be the one working on this case so later when she isn't found, then they are going to blame me."

"I understand that, but Nathan, is the real reason why is because your personal feelings are getting in the way of that?"

I froze at her words, in the middle of the dark forest. "It's not because of that."

"You don't have to deny it, you know I get it. She is nearly your age... well, younger but it doesn't matter. She is beautiful and you're getting to know more about her."

"It's not because of that. I promise," I told her. "I actually need to go now, I'm in the middle of something."

"Alright, but Nathan, please think about it. Don't give up just because your personal feelings are getting away. Angela still needs you."

I nodded and didn't say anything before I hung up.

I continued my walk, going somewhere without even a direction. I realized a while later that I was lost.

"Damnit!" I muttered under my breath.

I looked around when there was no where nearby and the GPS was messing up.

I didn't even care as I kept walking, not even caring that I didn't know where I was going. My brain was too filled with thoughts.

I froze when I stopped in front of an old house. It didn't seem like anyone lived there, it seemed haunted even.

I took a deep breath before grabbing my gun from my jacket pocket and then opening the door slowly. "Hello? Police!"

Damn, just couldn't have found a better way to announce yourself, I thought.

"Hello?" I called out as I entered the house. Instantly this disgusting smell hit my senses, which made me cover my nose. "What the hell?"

It smelled like a rotten body.

My breathing faltered when I walked up the steps, holding my gun in a life grip. The floor creaked under my steps, making it feel like I was going to fall through the floor at any second. There were many rooms, making me push open every door, to see what was inside.

I came to a half in front of the last room. I took deep breaths when I heard movements. "Is there someone there?"

You suck at this, my subconscious cut in.

I sucked in a deep breath before pushing it open. I pointed the gun at the person, only to freeze once more when I saw what was in front of me.

"What the fućk?" I screeched as I took in the sight in front of me.

Angela was sprawled on the ground, in the middle of the room, laying on her stomach. Her blonde hair was messy and seemed dirty. Thankfully she was fully clothed, with wearing jeans and a shirt.

My eyes widened when I saw blood.

Without even thinking twice, I quickly rushed over to her. "Hey. Hey, it's okay," I whispered while moving her gently. She was unconscious which you could tell exactly because she wasn't moving an inch. Her head was bleeding, it seemed to have a cut at the back of it.

"Shit. You must be freezing." I shrugged out of my jacket and then wrapped it around her before picking her up in my arms. I noticed how she mumbled something and then shifted, but I could tell that she was waking up slowly.

"It's all going to be fine. You're going to be fine," I murmured and then stood up with her still in my arms.

Then I walked out of there.


A/N: I know this was shorter than usual, so I'm sorry for that.

Damn, he found her... already?

No worries, the story is not over yet.

I just didn't know how to continue this with her still being missing. Lol.

Comments and votes are appreciated :).

Lots of love <3.

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