SHORT FICTION

Thursday, 29 August 2013

BROTHERLY ISSUES

Rhys held Josh tight. He was drugged. "How the hell did you get him without Simon not knowing?"
Thor grinned and silver eyes sparked. "Simon trusted me and so did your little brother."
"They will kill you and all the pack for this."
"That's what you think. Simon has many enemies especially here."
Rhys couldn't understand that. Why would he come us here if he had so many enemies here?
She narrowed her eyes at Thor. "This doesn't make any sense. Why would he bring his entire family here if there were numerous enemies here to harm us?"
Thor smacked his lips. "That is Simon's style. He lets his enemies know that he won't run from them. He makes it known that he is the boss and has all the power. He enforces it in his own way." Thor sighed as he looked around the room. "It has worked for him too but now he's run out of such luck. The other players are tired of him and want to take him down. I'm more than willing to help since he took over our pack."
Rhys shook her head. "I have no desire to be apart of taking down Simon. I only want to be a way from him living my own life independently."
Thor chuckled. "Yeah, that was going well for you wasn't it?"
"It was until...
"Until what? You met Kellan?"
She glared at him biting her lip.
Thor threw up his hands. "Hey, I'm not going to judge. I've made mistakes when it's came to the affairs of the heart."
Her hands were in tight knots now. She wanted to scream at him but instead she just stuffed her frustration aside.
Josh started to stir. Rhys was right at his side running her fingers through his hair. "Are you alright?"
He blinked at her and a small smile formed on his lips. "At least you are okay."
"Yes, I'm fine but right now I'm concerned about you."
"Oh come on, " said Thor. "We didn't beat him to a pulp. He was drugged, that's it."
"Shut up Thor." Rhys turned her attention back to Josh. "Let me help you up."
He sat up and his eyes settled on Thor. "What the hell did you do? Where is everybody else?"
"Don't worry little pup, you're safe with your sister. There has been a change in plans. Your sister can fill you in. Right now I have business to tend to and don't forget to ring for service when you're ready to eat. You can even eat in the dining room if you wish."
"Is Garrett here then?"
Thor shook his head and left them. Josh turned to Rhys. "What the hell happened?"
Rhys smiled at him. "Why don't we eat while I tell you?"

                             *****

A servant came and escorted them to a small private dining area. Of course outside the doors where guards.
"I can't believe they did this. This is going to start a war. I have to warn them."
Rhys eyes grew wide. "You don't think that they don't know already little brother. War was declared the moment I was kidnapped and you stolen from under Simon's nose. I bet there has been more bloodshed in the last few hours than you've ever seen in your short lifetime."
"Yeah, you're right but what are we going to do?"
"What are we going to do you ask? I will tell you. Nothing."
"Why? We have to get out of here."
Rhys shook her head. "We're not going anywhere. From what Thor said Simon has enemies here who would love to take revenge on him and what better way than to kill off a couple of his offspring? No, we stay here where the place is guarded."
"So we just sit here and wait?"
"No, we will take note of everything in this house and learn as much as we can to help our situation. The more we know about our hostesses the better we are off. We have free roam of this house so we will use that to our advantage."
"There will be camera's everywhere monitoring you. They will know when you go snooping."
Rhys bit her lip. She hadn't quite thought that part completely through but in the past she had gotten around things like that. She would just have to take note of where the main cameras were situated.
"I'll tend to that Josh, don't worry. Was this the house that you stayed at when you lived here?'
"No it was another one. Father just bought this one last year."
"I see. Well, we will find out all the little secrets we can."
"Good luck to that." Josh chuckled and then almost choked when a young girl walked in.
Rhys shot a look to the young girl. It was the one from the plane. She looked from Rhys to Josh. Rhys knew right away by the look on her face that she and Josh knew each other. She opened her mouth but nothing would come out.
"What are you doing here," asked Josh.  Rhys watched Josh's face. It was  a hurt look and she was all too familiar with what that was all about.
The young girl's face was red and if she could have evaporated right there she would have.
Finally she very quickly said, "I didn't know that you were going to be here. I thought...
"That it would just be me," finished Rhys. "I thought that too but apparently not. Josh will be here as well. I take it that you both know one another." She looked at Josh when she said it.
Josh quickly averted his eyes down.
"Yeah we did." His voice went really low. Rhys looked at the young girl out the corner of her eye. She knew the girl wanted to come running up to Josh at this very moment but she couldn't. Rhys could guess why.
"I was suppose to ask you if you needed anything." She cleared her throat and cast her eyes down.
Rhys smiled at her. "No dear, we are fine. Thank you."
At that she bolted out of the room.
Rhys threw Josh a look that made him roll his eyes. "I don't want to talk about it."
"Is that who you were talking about before?"
He couldn't look her in the eye. "I see, so it is."
"I could see the longing in her eyes. She wanted to come running up to you so bad."
His eyes looked up then. "But she didn't."
"No, something was holding her back. I think there is something there."
"What do you mean?"
"I think I have found a way of getting information without having to worry about security cameras."
Josh frowned.
"Don't worry, I'm not going to use her in that way. I'll just try and see what is holding her back or who is telling her what to do."
Josh leaned over the table and looked at the door where the guards were standing then at Rhys. "You think someone is controlling her?"
"I don't think it, I know it."

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