The Bad Boy Has A Daughter. By Chimdi Jane Samuel. Chapter Twenty-Four.
*Noah’s point of view*
The moment I opened my eyes, I knew something was wrong, surely not the pain raging at the back of my skull nor the bleeding from my shoulder but something somewhere was wrong.
And I had a feeling it had to do with Casey, call it a father’s instincts but it disturbed me and it only started. Does it mean something had happened to Casey or Anna?
No! I couldn’t think like that, I tried to sit up and noticed I was still in the dark alley, my attacker was gone and I didn’t get the chance to view his face.
Who could have done that?
Definitely not Ryder, as much as the dude hated me he wanted to resolve all through that race, he never as much as hit me in the face with his fists.
And definitely not Drew, the person had an older man stance. There was no muscles or long hair to signify Drew’s character. And Drew definitely didn’t wear those kind of shoes. He loved boots.
Then who could it be? Theo? No way, he treated my like a son.
Dad? No, as far as I knew dad was probably half way around the world.
Then who could it be?
My head ached, and I could feel a migraine coming in. I couldn’t think about who had attacked me now, I had to get to the apartment.
I rested on the wall and looked at the pool of blood on the floor, how I hadn’t yet died of blood loss was still a mystery to me.
I took a deep breath and tried getting up. But I was in too much pain. My whole body screamed in agony. My head, shoulder and my legs, everywhere was hurting.
But I needed to get up. I needed to see that at least Casey and Anna are no more at the apartment before I go to Clary’s house myself.
Heaving myself up from the floor again, I used the wall as a support on steadied myself on my two feet. With my left hand placed on my bleeding shoulder I walked gently through the lonely street and in a few seconds I saw my apartment building.
I made my way to it and climee the stairs with difficulty, but the thought of Casey drew me on.
The first thing I noticed when I walked into the apartment was the door wasn’t locked. The chairs were torn apart, the tables over turned and a chainsaw was close to the bedroom door that was broken in two.
What the hell happened here? I looked around the sitting room, searching for any clue. Something to know if they made it out of here.
Because obviously Drew got here, that could only explain the havoc caused in the room.
A noise sounded through the walls and my head perked up in the direction of the room. I listened harder and heard it was someone crying..
Was it Casey? I walked over with ease.
“Who’s there?” I called out, and Anna stepped out of the room, she was wearing my cloths and tears were streaming down her face. Her hands were bleeding and her knees too.
“Noah!” She shouted then ran to me and hugged me tight. My shoulder screamed in pain but I ignored it, using my left hand to wrap myself around her.
I breathed in her scent, I didn’t know how much I missed her until I had her here in my arms where she belonged. She sniffed and I held her closer, savoring my scent on her. She looked so hot in my clothes. And I was happy she was Safe.
But something was off. Something was wrong. Why was she still at the apartment. And….
“Where is Casey?” I asked, pushing her slightly to see if Casey was behind her.
The drop in Anna’s eyes didn’t go unnoticed and that only increased my curiosity.
My heart beat picked up and fear began growing inside of me but I maintained my cool. Casey could be inside sleeping.
“Anna! Talk to me damnit! Where is Casey!” I shouted and Anna jumped back a little in fear.
I wanted to apologise but I was too scared to do so. Instead Anna looked at me again with those teary hazel eyes.
“Drew got her. When I get here I got ready and was about to leave when Drew and his guys came in, so I jumped out of the window and told Casey to jump too but she was just too scared, Drew got in and took her away”
A shiver ran through my spine, it felt like a bucket of ice had been dropped on my body. Nothing could describe the shock I was in. Shock laced with fear. My brain couldn’t comprehend what Anna was saying. As soon as she had said Drew got her. The brain had went numb.
Drew got Casey!
Drew got Casey! My daughter! My own daughter!
I couldn’t move, couldn’t blink. The pains tearing my flesh apart wasn’t felt anymore instead I could feel the fear clouding in around me.
I couldn’t bear it anymore, my shoulder was bleeding, my head was pounding, my whole body ached, I wanted to die. At this moment I wanted to just die, I couldn’t fight this anymore. I couldn’t do this anymore.
I was just Nineteen and I was worrying so much like I was older. I was just Nineteen and I had a daughter, a daughter who was taken by my worse enemy. I raced, illegally, the police could catch me and take me to jail.
I had a huge amount of money to pay back. A money I had no part in.
And now the only person I could hold on to was gone, ripped away from me in a blink of an eye. And there was nothing I could do about it.
I couldn’t continue like this. I didn’t ask for this kind of life. I didn’t!
At my age I was supposed to be worrying about girls and school. But I was worrying about winning a race and saving my daughter.
I can’t do this!
I can’t fight anymore! I’m so tired of this!
“Noah!” Anna screamed, coming closer to me and holding me up.
I didn’t even know I had collapsed to the floor, my breathing became ragged and Ioud.
My chest was growing tight. I couldn’t breathe properly.
It felt like my lungs were closing up, and my heart race Increased.
I was scared, and at the same time I was angry, angry at myself, angry at Anna for no reason. I was sad. I wanted Casey back. I needed her. I was feeling too much emotions at once.
“Noah! Calm down! You’re having a panic attack!”
Hey guys, I feel so sad for Noah, really sometimes we forget he’s also a teenager like us, with a kid and an illegal job. And now Casey is gone. The last hope he clung unto. He’s badly injured and there’s someone out there apart from Drew trying to cause him more pain.
Anna too is trying her best possible. Would this teenagers be able to save Casey or would she be trapped with Drew forever? And who is out there causing pains to Noah?
Find out in the next chapter.