After I’d gotten my drink, I sat on the road, lying back on the warm asphalt. Boden lay down near me, his legs bent at the knee and his arm draped over his eyes to block out the sun.
I needed to look around, to figure out where I was. I needed to keep track of everything Leather Jacket and Jagged Scar said so I could spy an opportunity to run. But all I could do was float in a sea of sickness, staring at a cracked talking ceiling.I’m weak. I’m terrified.
The thought of what would happen almost caused me to throw up.Leather Jacket appeared in my vision again, smiling with his disgusting teeth and pockmarked skin. Not long now. I’ve arranged a special welcome-home party just for you.Images of ra**sts and murderers filled me with dread. Oh God, I don’t want to survive.
I mentally slapped myself for the thought. I was stronger than that. I would eventually be coherent enough to fight back. My body betrayed me and my mind was slush, but I had to stay focused and ready to run. Run back to Q and watch him detach these bastards limb from limb. My hand twitched into a fist on its own accord, and a flare of pride filled me. I overrode the drugs.Leather Jacket frowned, his eyes falling to my hand. Well, that’s just f**king annoying. He turned to Jagged Scar, holding out his hand. She’s coming round. Give her another dose.
Jagged Scar inched closer. I forced every cell in my body to get moving. To launch upright and punch their vile faces in. But it seemed my fist curling was the extent of my progress.
Jagged Scar pulled out a syringe but paused. I don’t know. If we give her too much she might coma and not wake up.She arched up, forcing her vulnerable neck into my fingers. Her breathing turned ragged. Four. I dare you to do four.
Oh, my f**king God, what was she doing? Now was not the night to fight back—now was definitely not the time to make me lose the rest of my fractured control.Something skittered in her eyes before hiding in their grey depths. I reared onto my elbows, releasing her neck. Why? Suspicion chased hot through my veins.
She looked away, but I grabbed her chin. What do you dare in return?Her body stiffened, but her gaze locked with mine. I dare you not to take my anal virginity tonight. Give me more time.