Happy Fridays! I am really sorry how these chapters are becoming very short! I think I was having a writers block, around this time. There was a lot going on, but then again, I started this back in high school and never really fixed it, but I am hoping to fix it after I finish one of my other books. Enjoy!
If you haven’t read Chapter 7, here is the link!
~It Was Me~
The next day, Tanner called and asked if I wanted to go to the library. He knew how much I loved to read. I was really excited because I wanted to get started on some reading about the baby. Tanner picked me up and we drove to Medow Lane Library.
“You know who my favorite author is?” I asked Tanner as we walked in and started looking at the books.
“Let me guess, you are a Stephen King fan?” Tanner smiled. I smiled back. I did like Stephen King. I would have to say that the Green Mile was my favorite.
“I do like him, but he isn’t my favorite. Sarah Dessen is.” I then pulled out one of my favorite books that she has written, Lock and Key. “This is my most favorite one that she’s written.”
“Well, I perfer reading Stephen Kings ‘The Green Mile’.” Once he said that, my mouth dropped and then I smiled.
“I love that one. I really like the movie, Tom Hanks did very well in it, but Mr. Jingles was my favorite.” I said. We laughed when I said Mr. Jingles.
“We should watch it together sometime.” He asked as we were checking out the books. “Maybe we can watch it tomorrow after your doctors appointment?”
“Sure, do you want to come with me? To my appointment?” I smiled.
“If you want me to go, I’ll go with you.” He answered. “I can pick you up if you would like.”
“I’d like that.” I smiled as we walked out of the library into Tanner’s truck. Then my phone started to go off. The caller I.D. was an ‘unknown’ caller. I didn’t answer because I knew it was James trying to talk to me again. I didn’t want to talk to him because I knew what he was doing. Drinking and doing drugs. I didn’t want to be around that and if this was his baby, I didn’t want my child to be around that. “It’s James, again.”
“I thought you blocked his number?” Tanner asked.
“I did. He’s using a different number. He started doing that about a week ago.”
“Well, he did call me last night.”
“Yeah, he needed me to tell you that a guy named Lucas Miller was bailed out of jail. James said he killed your sister and rapped a minor.” Once Tanner mentioned Lucas’ name, he could tell that Lucas and I had a history. A very bad history.
“No. That’s impossible.” I said. Tears started to fall from my eyes. “Can I tell you something? You can’t tell anyone I told you.”
“Of course you can. I promise.” He said. I had a feeling that I could trust him with anything. If I did want a relationship with him, I should at least tell him about what happened with Lucas.
“After we got the news that my father died, my sister got really depressed, to the point where she got a new groups of friends and started partying, drinking, and doing drugs. That’s how she met Lucas. He was 21, at the time. He would provide everything. Mandy and him started dating, but she wouldn’t have sex with him because she knew that’s what he wanted.”
“Why didn’t she?” Tanner asked.
“She didn’t want to get him into jail. One weekend, my mother left to go visit my father’s parents to see how they were about their sons’ death. Lucas told Mandy that since my mother was gone for the weekend, that they should have a party.” I paused and looked up at Tanner. “While the party was going on, Lucas came into my room and gave me something to drink. I blacked out. When I woke up the next day, I was tied to my bed, naked, with Lucas laying next to me. I tried screaming, but he had gagged me.”
“I’m so sorry, Jade.”
“I’m not finished.” I said. “That was also the night that Lucas killed Mandy. He drove her into another car. She was dead when they found her. The police came in and saw me tied up and took him to jail. I had a rape kit done and Lucas was guilty for rape of a minor and the dead of my sister. He was sentence to 25 years in jail.”
“I won’t let that bastard touch you, ever.” I could see how angry Tanner was. He must really care about me.
“There’s one more thing.” I said as Tanner looked up from the truck floor to me. “I ended up getting pregnant and ending the pregnancy. Lucas thinks that I had the baby and that I kept it. I had to get rid of it. I was only 13 and I didn’t want to raise a child that the father had raped me.” Tanner came over and hugged me, so tight. I loved that he was comforting me. Especially after I told him about my past.
“Don’t worry. I’ll protect you, no matter what. He will never be around you ever again. I promise.” Tanner said as he kept hugging me in the truck.
“NO, Tanner!” I said, looking through my mirror. He was hugging Jade, promising that he would protect her from Lucas. This changes everything. When Tanner makes a promise, he means that promise.
“The hell you yelling at a mirror for?” Lucas asked, carving something out of wood. “When do I get to see her and my baby!?” He threw the knife on the ground and came up to me.
“Your baby gone! She got rid of it the moment she found out she was pregnant.”
“What? No, not my baby!” Lucas threw his hands in his hair. “How could she?”
“You raped her. Why would she keep it?” I said. I knew about Jade’s past a long time ago.
“She loved me. She would never do that to me! We belong together and you’re going to take me there, NOW!” Lucas said taking the knife and threating to kill me.
“You will, soon enough.” He then took the knife away from me and sat down on the couch. “Now, things have changed, since you have been in jail. She’s pregnant.”
“WHAT?! Who’s the father??”
“My brother. She doesn’t know and neither does my brother, but they will find out in a week.”
“How do you know this? You some kind of a freak?” He said. I hated that word. Everyone in high school always called me that, until my grandmother showed me the art of being a witch. I had the gift that my mother never got. I calmed down, I could hurt him. He could still be some use to me.
“I’m a witch and if you still want to see her, you better start being nicer to me.” I said and then created a jail cell with a bed, toliet, and sink. “Or, you can stay in your little cage, until I need you. Got it.”
“Yeah, yeah, how much longer do I have to wait for her?” Lucas asked.
“When I say so. I won’t let you take away my niece’s mother away from her.” I said. That pissed off Lucas. He then came witht the night to try to hurt me, but he missed and I transported him into the cage. “I’m alot stronger and smarter than you are.”
“You bitch! You lied!” Lucas yelled. “Get me the fuck out of here NOW!”
“No, I have a better idea on what I’m going to do with you.” I grinned. He might be the one who can give me the baby I need, before next year. I have to hurry soon, I only have 2 more full moons left.
Next chapter will be out on Monday at around 7am. That is also my son’s birthday, so I won’t be active on that day at all. I will have it scheduled in advance for you guys because the day is going to hard enough.
As always, if you don’t want to wait and for the next chapter, the book is on Wattpad. Just search katieasehl and you will find Unclear and a few other stories that I have on Wattpad. Thank you for reading!
Chapter 9: The Father is?