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Chapter 5: Bad Girl
Iriyama Anna’s POV
I opened my eyes, slowly. My head hurt, it was spinning around me. I blinked a few times, trying to adjust my view in the dark room. I sat straight, feeling the pain in my body. What happened? Where was I? I recalled my last memories. All I remembered it was my stupid quarrel with Yuria. And then I didn’t know anymore. I looked around me, trying to understand. The room looked small. The ground under me was cold. A few old shelves covered the wall. I moved, but my hands and my legs were tied. I let out a sigh. I didn’t know what to do. I was hurt, tired and lost.
“You.” A male voice suddenly spoke.
I raised my eyes to him. I felt afraid. He grabbed my arm and dragged me to another room. I couldn’t really see it was too bright. He put me on a chair, putting my two arms on armrests before tying them. The tears ran on my cheeks. It couldn’t be true.
“Iriyama Anna.” It was another voice.
The man was wearing a black suit, a confident smile on his face.
“So it’s you.” He paused for a few seconds, his voice sounded rough and deep. “You know what will happen, right? You need to marry Kizaki-san.”
I remained quiet, I didn’t have any strength to scream or answer. He came closer, taking a scalpel on the table near to us. I didn’t notice it before. There were knives, pliers, scissors and other surgical stuff. I held my breath, seeing his face closer to me.
“Say it. Marry him.”
I stared at the man, frozen.
“Let’s see how the princess can scream.”
I closed my eyes, I couldn’t see his grin anymore. I felt the cold blade on my left forearm. I bit my lower lip. It didn’t hurt too much for now. The knife penetrated my skin. I wanted to scream. The man left a short mark, I could feel it. I opened my eyes, he stepped back. I cast a glance at my arm. The blood was slowly flowing. It burnt a lot. It was as if he put my arm in the flames.
“Say it!” He suddenly shouted, slapping my face hard.
I lowered my head. My lips hurt, the blood dripped on my laps. I couldn’t escape from here. I wanted to scream, to punch him with all my strength. I wanted to see Yuria, I wanted her to take me out from here. I wondered if she was okay, I hoped she was. I began to regret what I had done. I shouldn’t have run away with Yuria. Because of me, both were hurt. I cried, I couldn’t hold it anymore.
“The girl is crying. What should I do? Burn your mouth to make you shut?!”
I raised my head. Welding torch. No. It couldn’t happen. He laughed. He was laughing at me. I was alone. Will I die here? Perhaps, Yuria will come to save me, right? But, if they took her… If she dies… No, I needed to accept the wedding. I couldn’t take the risk, I couldn’t let Yuria be hurt. Who was him? Who were these guys? Why did they want me to be married to Yuria’s brother? I didn’t even understand everything. It couldn’t be my father’s men, right? He was my father, he couldn’t hurt me like this.
I felt my top losing. I was half naked in front of me.
“I’m not going to touch you, I have a better idea.” He reached the table.
It will hurt, again. He grabbed a knife, keeping the welding torch not too far. He pulled my hair, making me face to him.
I felt the knife in my stomach. I closed my eyes, trying to endure the pain. He didn’t stab me. He drew something on my skin. He released me. I saw another trace of blood. From under my right breast to the middle of my stomach.
“I need to cicatrise it.” He told me, coming with the welding torch.
I felt the heat on me before falling unconscious.
Kizaki Yuria’s POV
I was awake by a ringtone. I quickly grabbed my phone without too much thinking.
‘Finally, Anna decided to marry your brother.’
I stayed blank. What was that? What the hell was that?
“Where is she?”
“I-I know what happens, tell me where she is.”
“I would like to congratulate her like I have to…”
‘I don’t understand. I didn’t know you were close.’
‘You kidnap her, don’t you? She didn’t seem to agree that easily.’
What the hell was I saying? It wasn’t my father’s fault, right? He had nothing to do with this gang stuff. I just accused him without any proofs. I bought myself in a big trou-
‘My 3rd building, in the basement.’
I hanged up. What? I took a deep breath, feeling my heart beating again. Great. My father kidnapped Anna. He thought I will hurt her. I was playing the bad girl. I couldn’t even believe myself. But if it was the only solution to find Anna, I will do it. Anna was the most important right now. I reached the living room, decided to find and save her.
“Are you feeling better?” Yui asked me, worried.
“Yes… I’m sorry Yui. I really need to go.”
I didn’t know how many hours I was asleep, but I was in a hurry now.
“Do you know where Anna is?”
I looked at her and nodded. She answered me with a quick smile as to say ‘be careful’. I left the house, walking to my car. I thought about a solution to help Anna, but I didn’t really know what to do. I will just go there first, and then I will see. It sounded not too bad but still dangerous.
“Y-Yuria-san?” The guard in front of the door mumbled, seeing me coming.
“What? Can’t I see my future sister-in-law?” I asked in a playful tone.
He lowered his head, apologising. I went in, not confident at all. The men bowed when I passed in front of them. It was the mess in my head. I took a deep breath, opening the door at the end of the corridor.
“Yuria-san?!” The man with the black suit almost shouted.
There was a chair in the middle of the room. I bit my lip, trying to hold back myself from punching him.
“Is Anna here?” I asked while he nodded slowly. “Leave me with her, I will take care of her.”
I will take care of her, literally.
“Move, or I’ll kick your ass instead of hers.” I snapped in a cold tone.
The man quickly put his knife down, running toward the exit. I looked at him, waiting. Once he was gone, I rushed to Anna. Her hair covered her face. The blood was evident on her laps. She wasn’t wearing her top anymore.
“A-Anna? Do you hear me?”
“Please… Stop it…” She mumbled as if she was going to cry.
I put my hand under her chin, lifting it up. Her eyes were closed, the tears flowed on her cheeks.
“I already accepted the wedding… Please… Let me go…”
What? So, it was true. I understood. They tortured her. I couldn’t forgive my father, he will pay for what he had done.
“It’s okay now. I’m here.” I paused myself for a few seconds, but she remained quiet. “I’m sorry, I couldn’t protect you…”
“Yuria-san?” I heard a voice coming from the now opened door.
“What?” I quickly answered, removing my hand.
“Yu-Yuria?” Anna’s weak voice finally called my name.
I tried to not look at her, to stay straight. I took a deep breath
“I’m not done. So, get out.” He nodded, closing the door again.
I cast a quick glance at Anna, she began sobbing. I put both my hands on her cheeks.
“I’m here now. We will go out.” I still whispered, I was sure they were listening to us.
“I-It’s too late…”
My phone rang. It was Sayaka. I needed to reply.
‘Yuria? What’ve you done?’
“I’m just with my dad.”
‘Yuria, I just learn he is the head of The Kizaki gang.’
Well, I didn’t really know, but I knew he wasn’t that good. Sayaka remained quiet for a few seconds, surely stunned by my words.
‘Wait. Is Anna next to you?’
‘You came to save her, right?’
‘Come at home. They will not found you here.’
“Fine. Now, I have work. Bye.”
It was a harsh answer, but I didn’t want to my father’s men start wondering about me. I untied Anna from the chair. I helped her to stand up after a long hug. I saw the trace of blood on my shirt. It was a lot. I had no idea about how to leave the place. I looked at Anna, showing a weak smile. I needed to think straight but the time was running, I couldn’t wait anymore.
“Wait here.” I told Anna, walking to the door.
I opened it, going out. The man who was standing here stared at me. I managed to keep a calm expression before talking.
“What will you do with her?”
“Taking her back to her husband.” He answered in a cold tone.
“I’ll take care of it.” I was ready to leave, but he stopped me.
“Sorry? W-Well, your father wan-”
“Tell him I did it then.”
I wanted to punch his face right now, but I only took another deep breath. I left him.
“Y-Yuria?” Anna gasped when she felt my hand on her nape.
“I’m sorry, I can’t take any risk.”
I tried to not grip her to tightly, to not hurt her. I pulled her outside, seeing the men’s looks on us. I didn’t care about what they thought. I was betraying my father. I took Anna out. Once we reached my car, I quickly let her go and drove far from here. We were both silents. I didn’t dare to talk. I just wanted to stop the car, take her in my arms and reassure her but I knew it wasn’t a good idea. She was resting on her elbow, looking outside. Her clothes were ripped, her lips bleed. I distinguished a mark on her stomach. I found an answer about the blood on my shirt. It looked like someone had tried to draw on her body. I remained quiet and looked at the road. Anna fell asleep. I wondered how she could endure the pain. I got out of the car, taking her in my arms.
“Anna, Yuria… Are you both okay?” Sayaka asked, worried.
I made a quick sign to show the sleeping girl in my arms. Sayaka apologised quietly. I followed her to our new bedroom. I put Anna down on the bed.
“I’ll take care of her wounds.” Miyuki, Sayaka’s girlfriend, told me with a warm smile.
I nodded but stayed next to Anna. She grabbed my hand in her sleep and didn’t want to let it go. I hoped she was okay.
To Be Continued…
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