The Catalyst |Part II|
“If you think I'll let you go, you're mad. You've got another thing comin'.”
Only an hour had passed by. The drive must have not been long at all. When Mia opened her eyes, she was laying down on her back. Beneath her, she just felt coldness. Shifting her eyes, she noticed that she was surrounded by steel bars. Slowly climbing up, she leaned against the bars. Wrapping her arms around her stomach, she was cold. She also felt nauseated. Carefully, she looked around at her surroundings. She noticed within the steel bars she was surrounded by, there was a chain with a lock. It also looked as if she was in the middle of an abandoned building. On each side of the building, there were two large windows. She figured, if these guys were smart enough, she would be somewhere no one could hear her if she screamed.
Her mind started racing. She was scared. Mia had no clue as to why she was suddenly taken. She was panicking. No matter she tried to tell herself, nothing seemed to calm her down. She kept wondering if she was going to make it out alive. But she knew she had to. She knew she would have to find her way out. She didn’t even know where she was. It didn’t matter. She had to make a plan.
Listening carefully outside, she could make out a few voices. She couldn’t make out what they were saying. It seemed as if there were maybe six of them. Moments later, there was a sound of a door opening. Staring at the door, Mia’s eyes opened. A car seemed to have been pulling away. There were three tall figures that entered the abandoned building. Mia could notice the guy in the middle was holding a bag. As they got closer, it was then obvious that it was food. Staring into the faces of the guys, these weren’t the guys who came into her store. The guy in the middle kneeled down.
“You better enjoy your last meal. And there’s bucket over there,” the male told her before removing the chains and throwing the food inside. He also pointed towards the corner.
Rolling her eyes, Mia just laughed. It could have been her anxiety. Looking him in the eyes, Mia’s expression immediately turned cold. “You’ve got another thing coming,” she said. She knew that she only had a few hours to make a plan. She was leaving out of this building, even if it meant getting blood on her hands.
“When God is gone and the devil takes hold, who will have mercy on your soul?”
She watched as the three men walked out of the abandoned building. Hearing the doors to the second car slam and it driving off immediately, she glanced at the bag. Grabbing it, she opened it. Inside, there was a burger, along with a bottle of water. Part of her wanted to be spiteful and not eat it. But she needed to. She had to, for her baby. And she needed the energy. She knew she was going to have to put up a fight.
Once the female finished eating, she stared up at the ceiling. She kept wondering what she was going to do. Part of her really hoped that Dallas and Adriano would find her. She knew deep down they would be looking for her. She could only imagine their wrath. She also knew that the two of them would not stop until they found her. That was enough for her to want to fight until then. Thinking about those two were her last thoughts before drifting off.
A few hours later, Mia slowly opened her eyes. Looking outside one of the windows, the sun was just rising. She didn’t know how much longer she had before they came back. Being stuck between those steel bars made her anxiety rise. There were at least six of them. And one of her. She was only five feet tall. Those guys probably had at least a foot on her. She wondered how she was going to get away.
With her mind racing, she barely noticed that there were two cars rolling up. Her heart was racing. She hadn’t thought of a solid plan. She knew that at this moment, she had to wing it.
The doors to the building had opened. Looking directly at the doors, Mia noticed that there was only one guy this time. And he was limping. It was obvious that it was the guy she stabbed in the leg the previous day. She chuckled to herself. Since he was already injured, he wasn’t a threat to her. The guy didn’t say a word to her for the next few minutes. All he did was unlock and removed the chains. Mia just continued to stare at him.
The injured male opened the door and reached in. His hand grabbed onto her hair and he pulled her out, forcefully. “Do you want me to make it quick?” he asked her with grin.
Laughing was her first response. She then mustered the courage to spit in his face. It didn’t take long for the man to react. He shoved the female to the ground. She didn’t get up immediately though. All that fear she felt was soon building into anger. Who did he think he was? Sure, he may have been bigger than she was, but she was ready to take him on.
“If you can breathe, you can stand. If you can stand, you can fight,” she whispered to herself. She kept saying that quote over and over. Finding the strength within her, she finally stood up. Her eyes met with his. She watched his body language. Looking at his face, from the corner of her eyes, she noticed that his hand was going towards the inside of his jacket.
She didn’t know what he was going to pull out. By instinct, she kicked his injured leg repeatedly. Once the male was on his knees, he began to scream. Walking closer to him, she pulled out his jacket. Staring at the pocket, she grabbed the knife. Without thinking twice, Mia slit his throat. Before the man fell down, Mia grabbed the gun from the other side of his jacket. Only a few seconds had passed by when she heard another person enter. With no hesitation, she turned around. She recognized that face. This was the man who initially poisoned her. Without saying a word, she pointed the weapon at him, and pulled the trigger. All she saw was his body drop.