The Martinez Brothers
"No hard feelings." I say, smiling through a blurry vision.
His face softens for a moment but then he clenches his jaw, a muscle jumping. "Good."
I look over at his brothers and see that they, too, changed their face expression, as well as their posture.
Then, I turn to see the man smirking at me in the doorway.
"I gotta go." I tell no one in particular, walking past all of them and exiting the house.
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Starlet Valentine has been living with two abusing guys on her own for three years. She has tried to run away, but they always caught her and her punishments would be even worse. So, she just gave up.
The Martinez Brothers hate abuse towards women, almost as much as they hate their father. So, when Adam witnesses Starlet's stepbrother kicking her over and over, he can't help but step in and give him a taste of his own medicine.
She watches from her position on the ground before she passes out, waking up in an unknown room in which she later finds out is Adam's room.
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©2016, Kimmy Herz.