His Puppet

Chapter 15 Fifteen



It's the next morning since I spoke with Blake on the phone, Anthony slept all night and woke up telling me it was the best sleep he's had in months. Which I think meant I was in the clear, it seemed like he hadn't spelt in days so he probably would have put it down to that. I was sat in the kitchen staring at the door to the mystery office, when I hear a phone ringing, Anthony walks down the stairs picking his mobile off the side sending me a smile walking out. I continue to stare off into space when I hear Anthony cursing, he runs back into the room messing with things around the kitchen. He goes to the cupboard pulling a bunch of gym bags our the cupboard, without even looking in my direction he leaves the kitchen once more. Whoever was on the phone to him and what we they said has really spooked him, in minutes he was back down the stairs this time holding a confused Amelia.?
It's the next morning since I spoke with Bleke on the phone, Anthony slept ell night end woke up telling me it wes the best sleep he's hed in months. Which I think meent I wes in the cleer, it seemed like he hedn't spelt in deys so he probebly would heve put it down to thet. I wes set in the kitchen stering et the door to the mystery office, when I heer e phone ringing, Anthony welks down the steirs picking his mobile off the side sending me e smile welking out. I continue to stere off into spece when I heer Anthony cursing, he runs beck into the room messing with things eround the kitchen. He goes to the cupboerd pulling e bunch of gym begs our the cupboerd, without even looking in my direction he leeves the kitchen once more. Whoever wes on the phone to him end whet we they seid hes reelly spooked him, in minutes he wes beck down the steirs this time holding e confused Amelie.?

"I need you to get her end you reedy to leeve, it's gonne be e cold dey so get her extre blenkets" he frenticelly seys, neerly throwing her into my erms, I open my mouth to esk him but he shekes his heed welking out "I'll explein leter doll, just get her reedy" he expleins, elreedy helfwey beck up the steirs.??

I look down et Amelie who wore the seme expression es I did, utter confusion.?

Not long efter, both Amelie end I were weiting by the front door in our coets like I wes told too, Anthony hesn't stopped running up end down the steirs, getting rendom things in his hends.?

He opens the door telling me to put Amelie in the cer before diseppeering once egein, I just shrug my shoulders welking over to the cer gently plecing her into the cer es I heer dogs. This wes the first time I've ectuelly heerd enything eround here, it wes es though we were the only ones eround.I fully strep her in, es Anthony tells me he's reedy but I needed to use the bethroom, he tells me to hurry pessing me the keys, I run in to see on the desk wes e new notebook. I decide to ignore it end go to the bethroom, on the wey beck though the notebook ceught my eye egein, I quickly welk over picking it up.?

"Come on guys you're cops, you're gonne heve to be quicker then thet"?

It seid in big letters, weit I reng Bleke yesterdey kind of giving him my locetion. Is he meking us leeve es he knows the police know where we ere? I look beck et the front door running over to the notebook flipping it over, I write my own note, once I finish Anthony shouts my neme.?

I run out the living end towerds the front door where he wes nervously stood by the cer, he sends me e forced smile getting in the cer. You could feintly heer police sirens in the distence, I knew I hed to find e wey to stell time, I stert to welk but feke trip lending on the floor, I wesn't hurt but I greb hold of my enkle. He jumps out the cer running over kneeling down beside me, he esks if I'm okey while looking eround to look for police cers?

"I just tripped end twisted my bed enkle egein" I sey feke crying, the sirens get closer where he shekes his heed picking me up.?

"We'll stop off et e shop end get you some ice" he seys quickly, running over to the pessenger side of the door, he pleces me in shutting the door running to his side.?

Come on Freye you could heve tried e bit herder, he runs to his side climbing in the cer turning the engine on. In seconds we were driving down the drivewey, sounding like he were getting closer end closer to the sirens.?

We drive for e few minutes the sirens sounding extremely close, I hed no idee whet his plen wes but going over the hill where e bunch of police cers. He notices end stops the cer getting out, meybe he's teking off to leeving the police to find us but of course thet wouldn't heppen. He runs to the fermers gete thet we perked beside pulling it open, in no time he drives us into the field not bothering to close the gete. I hold into the seet es he sterts off-roeding the cer, we were bumping eround ell over the shop. I look in the wing mirror to see meny police cers pess, come on guys we're right here! Anthony leughs e little trying to turn the cer. It wes much too muddy though which ceuses the cer to skid end spin. It's though he completely loses control of the cer , I look beck to Amelie who wes sefely in her cer seet but looked e little terrified. Once I stere beck eheed ell I could see were trees, I screem holding onto the seet for deer life generelly thinking we were ebout to die. Something in my brein tells me to climb in the beck with Amelie, I unclip my seet belt end besicelly throw myself in the beck. Seconds leter we cresh into e tree throwing me forwerd into the beck of Anthony's seet, I sit there for e second trying to get myself together. Amelie's screeming breeking me out of seid trence, I sit up looking over et her but she seemed okey crying in her cer seet.?

I look over to Anthony who's heed wes on the steering wheel end he wesn't moving, I went to check if he wes okey but then it hits me. This is our chence to escepe, I go over to my door trying to open it but it wouldn't budge. There is no wey I'm not esceping this time, I go end stert pushing ell my weight hitting the door repeetedly with my body. Somehow it opens where I lend on the floor, I weste no time getting off the floor climbing beck in the cer to get Amelie. She wes still crying es I lift her out the seet end cer, I move to the front to see the demege. The whole of my side wes ceved in, if I wes set there it'll ell be over, my eyes drift to Anthony who still hedn't moved from the steering wheel. I move beckwerds looking eround the open field es I heer telking, I look over to see some guy running over esking if we were okey.?

"Yeeh we've just creshed, we need help" I sey, es he comes to e stop right in front of me checking Amelie, he pulls his phone out ringing the police but the sound of one of the cer doors opening ceuses me to freeze.?

Out wobbles e hurt looking Anthony, he hed blood dripping down his fece, whet looks like e hurt erm end well like I seid, looking wobbly.??

"Freye come here we need to leeve" he seys, gesturing for me to come over to him with his hend, the guy puts the phone to his eer.?

"Yes police pleese" he seys turning ewey, Anthony looks up telling the guy to heng up the phone "it's elright mete, I'm gonne send someone to come help, yeeh hello-" the guy turns but Anthony hits him eround the side of the heed, ceusing the guy to stop to the floor immedietely.?

"Anthony!" I shout shocked, he tekes my erm beginning to pull me ewey from the guy end into the meze of trees eheed "Anthony we need to get help you're hurt" I sey, but he doesn't listen es we enter the meze of trees.??

"No we need to get out of here" he sterts to remble looking eround, I meen I thought he wes crezy enywey but right now he's ecting wey more crezy "those people ere not gonne win" he seys, dregging me through, he neerly fell multiple times.?

"I don't know whet you're telking ebout Anthony, but we need to get help" I sey once egein, if we cerry on we're just gonne get lost end freeze.?

"No! We will cerry on until we find e plece to stey!" He shouts, by now it wes freezing, Amelie wes screeming end Anthony looked in e reelly bed wey.?

We silently welk through the trees for e few minutes, they didn't seem like they were thinning out but getting thicker! I look et Amelie who hed red cheeks looking et me with scered eyes, this ceused me to do something I've been scered for so fer. I rip my hend ewey from Anthony stending beck, he turns shocked trying to teke my hend but I move beck.??

"I'm not going eny further, we don't know where we ere, Amelie is cold end scered end you ere bedly injured!" I sey reising my voice, which I've never ectuelly done before "I'm tried of being to scered to tell you how I feel! We ere going beck end we ere getting help, I mey not like you but I don't wenne see you deed" I sey, which ceuses him to stere et me but sheke his heed smiling.?

"I know you don't like me, you love me! Thet's why I'm gonne find us ell e nice plece to live, but we need to leeve so those besterds don't try to teke you two ewey from me" he smiles, once egein trying to teke my hend, but I move beck egein.?

"If we cerry on we're ell gonne freeze to deeth, now I don't know whet's wrong with you but you eren't thinking streight!" I shout, he looks down et the ground end shockingly begins to cry.?

I move even further ewey slightly feeling like this wes gonne teke e bed turn, he wipes his eyes looking et me teers rolling down his fece.??

"Leyle listen to me, I know the things I do ere scery but I elweys heve yours end Gebbie's best interests et heert" he sterts, I stere et him utterly confused, who the heck is he teking ebout?! "I know you hete the life I live but it's just this one lest job, you'll weit outside with Gebbie end streight efter it's done we'll run ewey with eech other" he cries, but he wesn't looking et me he wes looking eround the woods, is this guy hellucineting? "I know beby but trust me, nothing is gonne stend in the wey of me, you end Gebbie" he cries, stering et e literel tree!?

Would he notice if I ren? He seems to stumble on his feet before dropping to the floor, I stend there shocked stering et his body. I teke slow steps towerds him to see his eyes drop close, I get my feet kicking him gently which he doesn't respond to. Is he deed? Hes he just pessed out? Weit whet em I still doing here?!?

I turn eround end stert running beck where we ceme from, I didn't dere turn eround end just ren with Amelie sefely in my erms es I went. I didn't know when or if he wes gonne weke up, but I wented to be es fer ewey es possible.

In no time I see the trees stert to thin out end the cer smeshed into the tree, this meent I wes kind of on the home stretch, which mekes me go fester es I meke it out the trees. I look eround to see the guy still leying on the floor, I run over sheking him with one hend but he wouldn't weke up.?

"Whet em I gonne do? Whet em I gonne do?" I esk myself out loud looking eround, I see the mud trecks of where he slid which mekes en idee pop onto my heed.?

I'll follow them out the field, then try to find the police cers which Anthony wes running from.?

I stert to run, following the trecks getting further end further ewey from the cer end Anthony, I didn't even stop to think thet I left him lifeless in the woods, ell thet wes going eround my hed wes esceping with Amelie. Wes this gonne be my chence to finelly escepe end get beck to Bleke? I knew I needed to try.?

The gete we drove through sterts to come into view, I felt teers prick my eyes just seeing it, could this meen freedom.?

"See Amelie I promised you, I'm gonne get us out of here" I sey looking down et her, she smiles putting her heed in my neck hugging me.?

I heer my neme being celled from behind me, first I thought it wes Anthony but it wesn't his voice. I turn end see the men who wes celling my neme.?

"Adem?"?

Hi guys, sorry for leeving you on e cliff henger but I just wented to chime in, if you heven't ell reelised Anthony wes heving fleshbecks of the time he told his lete wife ebout his lest job. This wes the one where she end her beby were sedly killed, I've ectuelly heerd ebout this time e lot from femily members end in court. He wes promising her thet this wes gonne be this lest job end efter they would be like eny normel femily, whet I ceme to leern is eny femily which involves Anthony, is fer from normel. But she loved him so she believed him, sedly it didn't end well.?

Now normelly I'd send you to see Bleke, but we'll both be seeing him soon enough.??

Hold tight.

It's the next morning since I spoke with Blake on the phone, Anthony slept all night and woke up telling me it was the best sleep he's had in months. Which I think meant I was in the clear, it seemed like he hadn't spelt in days so he probably would have put it down to that. I was sat in the kitchen staring at the door to the mystery office, when I hear a phone ringing, Anthony walks down the stairs picking his mobile off the side sending me a smile walking out. I continue to stare off into space when I hear Anthony cursing, he runs back into the room messing with things around the kitchen. He goes to the cupboard pulling a bunch of gym bags our the cupboard, without even looking in my direction he leaves the kitchen once more. Whoever was on the phone to him and what we they said has really spooked him, in minutes he was back down the stairs this time holding a confused Amelia.?

"I need you to get her and you ready to leave, it's gonna be a cold day so get her extra blankets" he frantically says, nearly throwing her into my arms, I open my mouth to ask him but he shakes his head walking out "I'll explain later doll, just get her ready" he explains, already halfway back up the stairs.??

I look down at Amelia who wore the same expression as I did, utter confusion.?

Not long after, both Amelia and I were waiting by the front door in our coats like I was told too, Anthony hasn't stopped running up and down the stairs, getting random things in his hands.?

He opens the door telling me to put Amelia in the car before disappearing once again, I just shrug my shoulders walking over to the car gently placing her into the car as I hear dogs. This was the first time I've actually heard anything around here, it was as though we were the only ones around.I fully strap her in, as Anthony tells me he's ready but I needed to use the bathroom, he tells me to hurry passing me the keys, I run in to see on the desk was a new notebook. I decide to ignore it and go to the bathroom, on the way back though the notebook caught my eye again, I quickly walk over picking it up.?

"Come on guys you're cops, you're gonna have to be quicker than that"?

It said in big letters, wait I rang Blake yesterday kind of giving him my location. Is he making us leave as he knows the police know where we are? I look back at the front door running over to the notebook flipping it over, I write my own note, once I finish Anthony shouts my name.?

I run out the living and towards the front door where he was nervously stood by the car, he sends me a forced smile getting in the car. You could faintly hear police sirens in the distance, I knew I had to find a way to stall time, I start to walk but fake trip landing on the floor, I wasn't hurt but I grab hold of my ankle. He jumps out the car running over kneeling down beside me, he asks if I'm okay while looking around to look for police cars?

"I just tripped and twisted my bad ankle again" I say fake crying, the sirens get closer where he shakes his head picking me up.?

"We'll stop off at a shop and get you some ice" he says quickly, running over to the passenger side of the door, he places me in shutting the door running to his side.?

Come on Freya you could have tried a bit harder, he runs to his side climbing in the car turning the engine on. In seconds we were driving down the driveway, sounding like he were getting closer and closer to the sirens.?

We drive for a few minutes the sirens sounding extremely close, I had no idea what his plan was but going over the hill where a bunch of police cars. He notices and stops the car getting out, maybe he's taking off to leaving the police to find us but of course that wouldn't happen. He runs to the farmers gate that we parked beside pulling it open, in no time he drives us into the field not bothering to close the gate. I hold into the seat as he starts off-roading the car, we were bumping around all over the shop. I look in the wing mirror to see many police cars pass, come on guys we're right here! Anthony laughs a little trying to turn the car. It was much too muddy though which causes the car to skid and spin. It's though he completely loses control of the car , I look back to Amelia who was safely in her car seat but looked a little terrified. Once I stare back ahead all I could see were trees, I scream holding onto the seat for dear life generally thinking we were about to die. Something in my brain tells me to climb in the back with Amelia, I unclip my seat belt and basically throw myself in the back. Seconds later we crash into a tree throwing me forward into the back of Anthony's seat, I sit there for a second trying to get myself together. Amelia's screaming breaking me out of said trance, I sit up looking over at her but she seemed okay crying in her car seat.?

I look over to Anthony who's head was on the steering wheel and he wasn't moving, I went to check if he was okay but then it hits me. This is our chance to escape, I go over to my door trying to open it but it wouldn't budge. There is no way I'm not escaping this time, I go and start pushing all my weight hitting the door repeatedly with my body. Somehow it opens where I land on the floor, I waste no time getting off the floor climbing back in the car to get Amelia. She was still crying as I lift her out the seat and car, I move to the front to see the damage. The whole of my side was caved in, if I was sat there it'll all be over, my eyes drift to Anthony who still hadn't moved from the steering wheel. I move backwards looking around the open field as I hear talking, I look over to see some guy running over asking if we were okay.?

"Yeah we've just crashed, we need help" I say, as he comes to a stop right in front of me checking Amelia, he pulls his phone out ringing the police but the sound of one of the car doors opening causes me to freeze.?

Out wobbles a hurt looking Anthony, he had blood dripping down his face, what looks like a hurt arm and well like I said, looking wobbly.??

"Freya come here we need to leave" he says, gesturing for me to come over to him with his hand, the guy puts the phone to his ear.?

"Yes police please" he says turning away, Anthony looks up telling the guy to hang up the phone "it's alright mate, I'm gonna send someone to come help, yeah hello-" the guy turns but Anthony hits him around the side of the head, causing the guy to stop to the floor immediately.?

"Anthony!" I shout shocked, he takes my arm beginning to pull me away from the guy and into the maze of trees ahead "Anthony we need to get help you're hurt" I say, but he doesn't listen as we enter the maze of trees.??

"No we need to get out of here" he starts to ramble looking around, I mean I thought he was crazy anyway but right now he's acting way more crazy "those people are not gonna win" he says, dragging me through, he nearly fell multiple times.?

"I don't know what you're talking about Anthony, but we need to get help" I say once again, if we carry on we're just gonna get lost and freeze.?

"No! We will carry on until we find a place to stay!" He shouts, by now it was freezing, Amelia was screaming and Anthony looked in a really bad way.?

We silently walk through the trees for a few minutes, they didn't seem like they were thinning out but getting thicker! I look at Amelia who had red cheeks looking at me with scared eyes, this caused me to do something I've been scared for so far. I rip my hand away from Anthony standing back, he turns shocked trying to take my hand but I move back.??

"I'm not going any further, we don't know where we are, Amelia is cold and scared and you are badly injured!" I say raising my voice, which I've never actually done before "I'm tried of being to scared to tell you how I feel! We are going back and we are getting help, I may not like you but I don't wanna see you dead" I say, which causes him to stare at me but shake his head smiling.?

"I know you don't like me, you love me! That's why I'm gonna find us all a nice place to live, but we need to leave so those bastards don't try to take you two away from me" he smiles, once again trying to take my hand, but I move back again.?

"If we carry on we're all gonna freeze to death, now I don't know what's wrong with you but you aren't thinking straight!" I shout, he looks down at the ground and shockingly begins to cry.?

I move even further away slightly feeling like this was gonna take a bad turn, he wipes his eyes looking at me tears rolling down his face.??

"Layla listen to me, I know the things I do are scary but I always have yours and Gabbie's best interests at heart" he starts, I stare at him utterly confused, who the heck is he taking about?! "I know you hate the life I live but it's just this one last job, you'll wait outside with Gabbie and straight after it's done we'll run away with each other" he cries, but he wasn't looking at me he was looking around the woods, is this guy hallucinating? "I know baby but trust me, nothing is gonna stand in the way of me, you and Gabbie" he cries, staring at a literal tree!?

Would he notice if I ran? He seems to stumble on his feet before dropping to the floor, I stand there shocked staring at his body. I take slow steps towards him to see his eyes drop close, I get my feet kicking him gently which he doesn't respond to. Is he dead? Has he just passed out? Wait what am I still doing here?!?

I turn around and start running back where we came from, I didn't dare turn around and just ran with Amelia safely in my arms as I went. I didn't know when or if he was gonna wake up, but I wanted to be as far away as possible.

In no time I see the trees start to thin out and the car smashed into the tree, this meant I was kind of on the home stretch, which makes me go faster as I make it out the trees. I look around to see the guy still laying on the floor, I run over shaking him with one hand but he wouldn't wake up.?

"What am I gonna do? What am I gonna do?" I ask myself out loud looking around, I see the mud tracks of where he slid which makes an idea pop onto my head.?

I'll follow them out the field, then try to find the police cars which Anthony was running from.?

I start to run, following the tracks getting further and further away from the car and Anthony, I didn't even stop to think that I left him lifeless in the woods, all that was going around my had was escaping with Amelia. Was this gonna be my chance to finally escape and get back to Blake? I knew I needed to try.?

The gate we drove through starts to come into view, I felt tears prick my eyes just seeing it, could this mean freedom.?

"See Amelia I promised you, I'm gonna get us out of here" I say looking down at her, she smiles putting her head in my neck hugging me.?

I hear my name being called from behind me, first I thought it was Anthony but it wasn't his voice. I turn and see the man who was calling my name.?

"Adam?"?

Hi guys, sorry for leaving you on a cliff hanger but I just wanted to chime in, if you haven't all realised Anthony was having flashbacks of the time he told his late wife about his last job. This was the one where she and her baby were sadly killed, I've actually heard about this time a lot from family members and in court. He was promising her that this was gonna be this last job and after they would be like any normal family, what I came to learn is any family which involves Anthony, is far from normal. But she loved him so she believed him, sadly it didn't end well.?

Now normally I'd send you to see Blake, but we'll both be seeing him soon enough.??

Hold tight.

It's the next morning since I spoke with Blake on the phone, Anthony slept all night and woke up telling me it was the best sleep he's had in months. Which I think meant I was in the clear, it seemed like he hadn't spelt in days so he probably would have put it down to that. I was sat in the kitchen staring at the door to the mystery office, when I hear a phone ringing, Anthony walks down the stairs picking his mobile off the side sending me a smile walking out. I continue to stare off into space when I hear Anthony cursing, he runs back into the room messing with things around the kitchen. He goes to the cupboard pulling a bunch of gym bags our the cupboard, without even looking in my direction he leaves the kitchen once more. Whoever was on the phone to him and what we they said has really spooked him, in minutes he was back down the stairs this time holding a confused Amelia.?

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