While JoJo looked forward to seeing everyone back home, she hadn't been expecting to open the door to Brooks.
Usually, it was her energy ball of a sister with a mouth bigger than her barreling through those doors and into them, not Brooks and definitely not with tears in the old woman's eyes.
All the worries and questions she'd been trying to keep at bay since that call Jordan took in the car came rushing back into her head with a vengeance as she held a crying Brooks to her body.
Her first thought was her mother.
Brooks have gotten so used to the woman that it'd take something happening to her to have the woman loosing this much tears with equal fear in her eyes.
"I'm so sorry, Jocie, I should have done better."
She heard her mutter as the tears continued to come.
"What happened to my mother, Brooks?"
She asked, an uninvited quiver in her voice, making her sound less confident than she'd have liked.
The older woman's ey
He'd fucked up, again, and Jordan knew it.He always did with JoJo and he hated it because he get to watch it hurt her too, every damn time.With that in mind, he was functioning like a machine on a high.He'd get Riley back, even if it's the last thing he does.These women mean more to him than anything else in the world right now, to have one of them taken from his house and the other angry and threatening to break up with him was driving him to his extremes."Come with me," he commanded Adam in his coldest voice yet, sounding devoid of any other emotion except anger, at this point, he was rage driven.He was conscious of a confuse and grieving Brooks still standing in the room and looking at him with a probable reprimand hanging off her lips, but he had nothing to offer her just yet.He didn't care about anything else at the moment except Riley and getting her back, even if that entails going to the end of the world and saving her
Jordan was restless and rearing to go already If anybody has information on where his girl is like Brad had promised, then he wanted to be there, bursting her out of their grasp. She didn't deserve to suffer for nothing and if he could help it, he wanted her back here where he could see her and held her and fucking watch her play. He wanted to see her haul that bear of hers, Alfie, around and play with that Golden retriever puppy he hasn't even seen since getting back. He should have gotten her a full grown guard dog instead. Maybe a pitbull, a Rottweiler or even a pure bred Cane Corso. Anyone of these would have done a better job of keeping her safe than her retriever puppy that she calls puppy. He followed Brad out, leaving the guy in his basement still cuffed to the wall, only higher again, and gasping for his own breath. His men were already assembled and lined up and waiting when they got outside. At
JoJo felt the weight of the world crash on her shoulders. She'd imagined every other scenario since the beginning of this crazy mega whoop phase of her life, but not this. Not Riley. She's been there, she's seen what these men can do and it wasn't what she wanted for her baby. It was all her fault. She'd stalled, ignored the threat they'd made her and look what's happened, they were going to make good of it and she was helpless. Her knees gave way and she fell unto her bed, not caring that she was soaking the sheets with her tears. She had a prayer on her lips to every God listening to keep her sister safe. If only she'd listened and gotten whatever it was they'd been asking for from her mom. If only.........Her mom! God, there's the sliver of a chance that this can be salvaged. Her mom is exactly who she should be talking to right now, asking questions whose answers she needed urgently.
Tat didn't think it was wise of the boss to order for the kidnap of the child sleeping on the couch in the room he was watching.No, he decided, it wasn't, not at all.The little one had finally cried herself back to sleep and the more he hung around in here, the closer he was to snapping and taking this game into his own hands.He'd do anything in this business and for his boss, anything but hurt a child.And this girl lying in here was one and they were already hurting her by keeping her here.When he'd made the threat to the woman they'd brought in the last time, he hadn't thought he'd have to make good of it.But she hadn't fazed or brought in whatever it was she had that belonged to his boss.And now they were resorting to kids?For him, this is where the order ends, having her in this room would be the most they'd do to her, he'd make sure of it.He'd taken the job of watching her to make sure she stays safe throug
Meghan was caught between a rock and a literally hard place and it was not a comfy place to be in.She's known all along that this day would come but she'd never expected it to be this soon.Never.The day she'd have to crawl out of the dark harbor she'd let herself sink into and do something about all she knew.It felt years too late, she'd kept quiet for too long.Fuck that monster for everything he did and herself too for letting the fear of him and what he could do to her daughters kill the woman she'd been and turn her into this dumb vegetable she's become."Mum please say something, I need you to tell me what they want. Help me save Riley." She could hear Jocie's frantic pleading next to her.The knowledge of her youngest being in captivity in the hands of those vessels of evil and the sight of her oldest kneeling beside her and bawling her eyes out spurred her, filling her with the anger and courage that she needed to get
The deeper they went into the garage, the darker and dirtier it got, but Jordan would rather be here for Riley than anywhere else in the world.Brad had split the group up and he found himself heading somewhere north of the place with only his weapons, courage and anger to keep him going.The garage had turned out to be a front, an abandoned one at the moment. There were no signs of life or occupancy in here, nothing except filth and a gut wrenching smell.But Charlie had sworn this was it and that meant there has to be somewhere else, another outlet.Hopefully one of them will stumble upon it soon and alert the others.He couldn't wait for this phase of shit to be over and for their lives to return to even the tiniest bit of normalcy.He needed a break from all these.He came to an abrupt stop at the first sign of voices he heard.This was definitely it, the outlet they were looking for.And fuck it was a whole goddamn
Dick move, that's what not waiting for the guys to come for back up was. He'd done it with the best of intentions but the cold nuzzle of the gun against his neck set rethink wheels in motion in his head. What the fuck had he been thinking, now instead of saving a life, he'd ended up endangering two or even more With the gun still pressed hard against his neck, the guy was quick to disarm him, taking his gun first. "Move!" The guy holding the gun behind him commanded, yelling like someone crazed from the taste of power the gun he held provided. He hated the fact that he'd let himself get caught but his best option was obeying, to keep him alive and definitely Riley too. He couldn't let them pump him full of bullets yet, he still had so much to do, do much to say to JoJo. That thick headed girl, if only she knew how much he loves her, he wanted so much with her and that can't be accomplished with dying here in some
It was quiet in the room when Jordan came to and it was a lot darker than he remembered, like someone had turned off the light. He didn't even remember passing out in the first place but he must have succumbed to the beckoning darkness at some point. His arm joints hurt from being cuffed so wide aapart and his body hurt from all the hitting her received from 'the boss' puppet', the mad mongrel that had pounced. His head throbbed with an ache that threatened to split it open but he had a will to rise above it. His only concern though was finding out where they were keeping Riley, nobody has mentioned it or her since he's been here and it scared him to think of the reasons why. And the big man in the room, who was still watching the couch wasn't making any move at all or saying anything to him. If he had the luxury, he'd have wondered what it was that had all this attention to this extent but it wasn't don't he was willing to consider ye