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Chapter 3-Settling in?

Publikované 21.07.2018 v 16:00 v kategórii Kidnapped, prečítané: 6x

After a short walk I found myself in the house infirmary. It is pretty plain but still manages to be kid friendly. Around the wide circular room ten comfortable looking beds with white sheets are laid. I can see a few cabinets which seem to hold medicine and doctor's equipment. Everything in the room is white but the sea of plush toys. They are everywhere: on the beds, on cabinets, floor, even hanging from ceiling! "Do you like the infirmary? I hope you won't need to spend much time in here in the future." Xavier told me. I just looked at him questioningly. He thought for a moment and then answered my silent question. "I am a doctor in here. Don't look at me like that I do have the license." he said when I looked at him incredulously. I just rolled my eyes. "Why am I here with you? I am not injured." I said after a moment of silence. "Your fall was rather graceless and I can see the way you limp. Probably hit your right leg hard. And your left hand is bleeding. If you think of that as not injured I may begin to question your sanity." he answered while searching for something in one of the cabinets. I blinked and looked at my hand and leg. I knew something hurt but didn't realize what exactly it was. Xavier turned around and saw me looking at my injuries. His lip twitched. "I am questioning your sanity. Sit down we don't have much time before the curfew for younger kids." he ushered me to one bed. I sat down with a sigh. "You are questioning my sanity even though I stabbed you with a knife. It's you who is bleeding idiot." I said matter of factly while he was tending to my hand. "That? You just scratched my arm. Do you think I would let you injure me that easily? If that was the case half of the kids would have already escaped. But I must say I am proud. Even though it's just a scratch you managed to injure me somehow. Your father trained you for these kinds of situations didn't he?" Xavier asked me. I felt a bit numb so I just nodded. 'He let me think I stabbed him. How strong is he as a fighter? Better add this to my escape plan. Don't be ANYWHERE near him while running away.' I was startled from my thinking by a stinging pain in my ankle. I hissed at the pain and attempted to yank my leg away from the psychopath who is currently trying to help me. I could laugh at the irony of this situation if I wasn't busy shooting death glares at Xavier. "Hold still I need to tie it up. It's a bit swollen but otherwise it should be fine in few days. Do you want crutches?" He asked me after tying my right ankle. "I would't ask for them even if I had broken both legs." I answered as I stood up and yelped quietly. He quirked his eyebrow but let it go as I started walking towards the hall. "You're gonna hurt yourself even more." he told me. I scoffed and quickened my pace. We made it to the dressing room in no time. Anett and Sarah were in their own world, trying on all clothes in their sizes. The dressing room is more colorful than the infirmary. The walls are painted baby blue while the ceiling is white. The floor is covered by dark blue carpet and there are shelves and racks full of clothes. "Go right to the girl section and pick whatever you like. Whenever you need something you can just come here and take it. The only requirement is that you can stuff all the things into your wardrobe." Daniel said and gave me a big bag.I went over to the girl section. Good thing Anett and Sarah are almost 15 centimeters higher then me. At least I don't have to fight for clothes. I walked around a few times and took things which I liked. In the end I had three pairs of jeans, 12 shirts in dark colors, some plain and others with quotes, black and denim shorts, 5 hoodies and black sneakers, as well as other necessities. I put the now heavy bag on the floor and went to see the girls. "Hey Anett, Sarah how are you coping?" I asked when I reached them. They were trying on some sundresses. "Honestly, I don't know. I mean we were kidnapped by THE Phantom. But other then the rumors they don't seem that scary. But those masks...why do they keep them on their faces?" asked Sarah while admiring herself in the mirror. My eye twitched. Not so scary you say. "No idea. But that they are treating you like princesses doesn't mean you can let your guard down around them. They aren't good people and you know it." I told them leaning against the wall. Both girl turned to look at me. "Look Gabrielle we know your father is a policeman and all but you are overreacting. I'm sure my father will get us out eventually and if it means going with the flow for now I am gonna do it and enjoy it. Besides, if they are really evil why treat to your wounds when you tried and failed to run away and give us free clothes, place to stay and food? What's so bad about it?" ranted Anett obviously angry at me. I glared at her. "What is wrong with that? You ask me what is wrong with being kidnapped? If I remember correctly you were scared out of your skin when they introduced themselves and before they showed you this dress room. What is your brain made of, dead cells?" my voice raised till I shouted at her. "What are you even talking about?! All you do is try to look like a hero when in reality you are zero! I don't even know what they see in you! You are just an attention seeking brat!" Anett yelled at me. I bit my tongue to keep from exploding. I took few deep breaths. "You know what? Let's see how long you can think of them as good people, how long it takes for you to understand what is really happening." I told them icily and turned on my heel. On my way to the Phantom brothers I picked up my bag. 'Hero...zero? Am I acting like that?' Worry rose in my stomach. 'How can I make sure they don't fall right into the hands of these psychopaths?' I was startled out of my thinking by Daniel waving his hand in front of my face. "What?" he just sighed and repeated what he was saying before. "Gabrielle we are ready to go. Give me your bag I will carry it." I looked at him. "I am perfectly able to carry my own things thanks." I said and put the heavy bag on my shoulder. He just shrugged and the girls gave me a death glare from behind his back. The kidnappers carried Anett's and Sarah's fuller than full bags all the way to the third floor. My ankle felt like it could give out every time I put too much weigh on it. Guess being stubborn does have it's bad points. "Here we are.This part of the mansion is solely for children's rooms. The floors are divided by age. The ground-floor is for 6-10 year olds, second for 11-15 year old and this floor is for 16-18 year olds. The room with labels on them are taken. You can look inside the unlabeled ones and pick one room for yourself." explained Daniel. Girls went to look at the rooms right away while I put down my bag and went to the end of the hallway. On right side there was one uninhabited room so I took a look. The room was rather small. The walls were painted in black and dark blue color, as was the ceiling. On the floor laid a small soft pearl white carpet. A bed made of dark wood stood in the left corner next to a small light blue study desk with 3 drawers and a black lamp. On the right side of the desk stood a high window with a window seat covered by light and dark blue pillows. By the wall opposite the bed stood a black wardrobe. I walked into the room to get a better look. Every piece of furniture was carved with what seemed like simple Victorian design. When I turned towards the doorway I saw the last detail. Instead of the wooden surface of door an oval mirror adorned the place. It had the same designs as the rest of the furniture. However I hate to say it I was enchanted by the room. I went back outside to take my bag to my new room. Xavier smiled at me already carrying my bag towards the room. I rolled my eyes but let him do so. "Nice pick. I will put the nameplate on." he said as he set the bag inside. He took out a...sticker? He put it on the door. I looked at it and my eyes almost fell out of my skull. The sticker was 3D?! It was black and it said Gabrielle Jackson in golden color. "Now girls, we will give you an hour to settle in and then come back for you. The door on the other side of Gabrielle's is the girls bathroom. Don't cause trouble." they said and left. I closed the door and laid on the bed. A tear left my eye. 'Why had this happened? What did I do? I didn't stand out, just another ordinary student. Why had they taken me? My dad, he planned this to the smallest detail, just for them not to know about us. How did they...?' I thought as more tears left my eyes. I just laid there, memories running wild but always coming to the one I didn't want to remember... Celý článok ›


Chapter 2-Arrival to prison

Publikované 17.07.2018 v 21:40 v kategórii Kidnapped, prečítané: 9x

What happened to Gabrielle? Where are the Phantom taking the girls? Read the seconf chapter to find out. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII'Oww. My head is pounding. What happened?' I open my eyes, immediately regretting it. I groan, the headache is killing me and the slight light coming from the front window of the car isn't making it any better. Why am I in a car anyway? "She's already awake? You put too little of the anesthetic bro." said a man sitting in the front seat. Anett and Sarah are asleep on either side of me. Suddenly the memories from before hit me like a truck. I try to move only to find my hands and legs are tied with a rope and I am secured by the seat belt. "It's useless Gaby. I took extra care in tying you up, seeing as you are rather feisty." said the one driving. He was the one who destroyed my plan of escaping. "Thanks, that helped a lot." I said as sarcastically as I could with my headache. They laughed. I scowled. "What the heck did you give me anyway? My head hurts like hell!" I complained. The shorter one, Daniel if I remember correctly, snickered and answered my question. "Only anesthetics, nothing that can kill you." I rolled my eyes. "Suuure. Why did you take me anyway? Those two are beautiful and rich but me?" I asked, sincerely curious. Daniel turned around to look at me. "We will have to do something about that low self-esteem. You know, we picked you for one reason. You captured our attention. We were looking for info on these two when we came across you. Daughter of a policeman and a local theater actress. Gabrielle Jackson. You are most known for your sarcastic and studious personality. At least throughout the town." he said with a flashing grin. I gulped but refused to show that I'm scared. "Nice. You stalkers know a lot bout me and I only know one of your names and that you are creeps." I scoffed. The driver snickered while Daniel looked highly amused and confused at the same time. "One of our names?" he questioned. "I am not deaf nor stupid, Daniel. He said your name when he so kindly stopped my ultimate escape plan. As strong as I may look I assure you I am not powerful enough to kick your asses." I said as sweetly as I could. The look on their faces were hilarious. Daniel's jaw was hanging open and the nameless kidnapper choked on air before getting his poker face on again. "I have never been outsmarted by a child. Another reason why you are interesting for us." he smirked at me and all the bells in my mind ringed danger. I need to distract them for only a bit longer. I almost have the rope untied. I felt a small movement next to me so I looked over. Anett started waking up. As soon as she saw that we were in the backseats of a car panic filled her face. "Looks like beauty is awake. Hello Anett." said Daniel. Anett started crying and chanting "no!" under her breath again and again. "Our beauty is scared Xavier." said Daniel mockingly. "Good thing we are arriving home in the next 5 minutes, isn't it?" the driver, now known as Xavier answered. I gulped. So little time. I tried to untie the last knot holding my hands together as quickly as I could without looking suspicious. We passed by a tall iron gate and stopped before a huge mansion. It was made of maroon colored bricks and looked more like a small castle than a mansion with it's two towers and a colorful garden. "Welcome to your new home. You see, we stick to one procedure when we bring our new children home. Firstly they pick some new clothes in a big dressing room. Next they choose a room where they will mostly sleep but they can do a lot more things there. After that they will be introduced to other children and we will tell you the rules and what happens when you break them. But one rule will be said right now and the breaking of this rule will only go unpunished today, once we get inside the mansion it will be considered rule breaking. No running away. If you can't remember it we will teach you the hard way." said Xavier. Both of them had malicious smiles on their faces. "You won't kill us if we try to run?" I asked, trying to break some tension. Sarah, who was woken up before this speech by Daniel and Anett were terrified to the point of shivering like mad. Xavier looked startled. "Of course not. We would break our promise to the police then. No, we will do something much worse." he smirked. "It will make you beg for death." finished Daniel. I felt my body freeze despite my will. I shook it off as quickly as it came. 'Last chance to get away. I doubt it will work but still, I can't mess this up!' I thought as Phantom brothers stepped out of the car. I quickly fished a pocket knife from the hidden inner pocket of my jacket and cut the rope on my legs. I made it just that I could kick it off but until I did it looked tightly tied. I hid the knife in the palm of my right hand right as the door opened on both sides. "Come out beauties." the kidnappers said as they made Anett and Sarah get out. They weren't even tied up! "Little Gabrielle wants to stay in the car?" asked Xavier. "You tied me up you idiot." I sneered at him. That jerk! He laughed! "How could I forget?" he asked rhetorically and picked me up bridal style. I checked that Daniel was on the other side of the car and then smirked. I couldn't get a better chance than this. I kicked my legs and the rope came off. after that I swung myself out of his hold and purposefully landed on his legs. He grunted and lunged at me but I was prepared. I rolled out of the way and stabbed his arm when he reached for me. The knife is small so the wound is not even painful enough but it made him groan and stay on the floor for an extra second. Just enough for me to start sprinting towards the gate. It has some bars on it which will help me climb over it. I hear fast footsteps approaching me. My heart is beating quickly and loudly as I jump at the gate as high as possible and start climbing up. Just a bit more! I reach the top and push myself up. 'Now what? Jump!' I jumped from the four and half meter tall gate. Both of my legs connected with the ground and sent me sprawling on the cement road. I got up and looked back only to realize the gate opened and Daniel was only a three steps away from me. I sighed and put my hands up in surrender. He grabbed my arm without any words and dragged me towards the car. I winced. His grip was tight and I am sure it will leave a bruise. Now that the adrenaline started to fade I felt how many injuries my little fall caused. An amused looking Xavier was holding his arm and watching us approach. "Daniel, no need being so harsh. After all, I said that the running away rule was prohibited once we crossed the walls of the mansion. Which we didn't, yet." his smile broadened as Daniel let go of my hand and went to stand by the girls, as if to prevent them from trying the same. Xavier stood before me and took both of my hands into his. "Good job, little Gabrielle. Only few found the loophole in my speech. But only one got as far as you did. Honestly, it was foolish of me to underestimate you. I can promise you I will never do it again." he whispered to me and I shivered from the tone he used. His words felt like poison for the simple reason, he found this all interesting. He was the brain of phantom, however much Daniel seems to think. Xavier is the more dangerous of the duo. Because for him kidnapping children and watching them, testing them is the definition of fun. As this realization crossed my mind I paled. Only now I understood what we have gotten into. What have I gotten into when I thought I outsmarted them. unless I had a solid, 99% working plan I wouldn't get away from them. The tricks my father taught me won't work. They know them as well as I do. "Shall we go inside now? I think a little trip to infirmary is needed for both of us." said Xavier as he took my hand and led me inside. I couldn't help but compare him to a spider in my mind. And I fell right into his web. Celý článok ›


Chapter 1-The start

Publikované 09.07.2018 v 18:28 v kategórii Kidnapped, prečítané: 12x

Starting with the story. Are you excited yet? There may be some mature and violent parts in the future so please beware. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIThe school year is almost over. It was endless. First year on a new school, new people and teachers, new knowledge. I am so glad the end is nearing. "Good morning class. Is everyone here? Ready to go?" asked our homeroom teacher Mrs Sanders. We are heading to some amusement park for school trip and all of my classmates are excited. I don't get them. My relationship with my class is complicated. They don't mind talking to me and being kind of awkward friends but outside of school we don't meet up. That is the best for me as well as them. I am not an interesting person for them to want to be around me even then. I rather focus on learning than on drinking and smoking. Sad truth they say. "Anett, Sarah get inside the bus we are leaving." with that two blonde girls in stylish clothes made their way to the back of the bus. Anett MacDoris is the oldest in our class. She has got long blonde hair and blue eyes. She is the only daughter of a rather famous businessman. He owns one half of a phone company. Sarah Tumper is her best friend. She also has blonde hair but brown eyes. She is from a rich family too. "Let's make a roll call just to be sure." said Mrs Sanders and started calling our names. "Gabrielle Jackson?" "Here." I answered. "Hey Riel can I play with your hair? Girls are mean again." pouted my best friend Louis. He has got black hair, long just enough to be put in a low ponytail and blue eyes. "Sure Lou." I chuckled and sat so that my back was turned to him. "Louis Wang?" "Here teacher!" he shouted. The teacher just shook her head. "Continue with your fun but please sit down. It is dangerous to stand." said Mrs Sanders. Louis just smiled and sat behind me. "You really help me out Jackson. I want to be the best hairdresser and your hair is gorgeous. Such a pretty dark brown color. If the sun wasn't shining it would seem as if they were black!" he said with excitement. Only he can get so worked up over a simple hair color. "Well, what are you waiting for? Do your magic Wang." I playfully ordered. He saluted and started working. Louis has been my friend since the start of elementary school. "Today a simple yet elegant braid will adore the head of our beautiful lady." he said treating me as if I were a princess. "Of course. Can't wait to see your hard work servant." I told him haughtily. We burst out laughing. Most of our way to the amusement park was spent by endless hairstyles and jokes. Once we finally got out of the bus my hair was in a french braid with some strands falling into my face. "Perfect!" cheered Louis as he took some photos of his work. "Alright kids listen up! I want you to be by the entrance in 4 hours so that we can head back. You will be in groups of at least 6 people at all times! I want to see your groups now." said Mrs Sanders and we made groups. My group consisted of Louis, Anett, Sarah, Antony and Jake. Pretty good. The teacher sent us off and we made a bee-line towards the scariest attractions. We had a lot of fun, mainly when Anett and Sarah got out of boats and were soaking wet. We decided to go to the haunted house in the last an half hour we had left. "Hello ladies and gentlemen! This is the haunted mansion. Only the bravest can make it through." the man looked at us girls pointedly. "Excuse me? I am sure that we girls can make it through this 'haunted' mansion alone and without backing out!" said Sarah. "Is that a challenge I hear?" asked Antony mischievously. "You bet." I smirked. "Let the fun begin! As you are girls we will go first and assess the danger to make sure you don't run back." said Jake innocently."Go on." Sarah challenged. Louis wrapped his hands around my waist and bent down to breathe into my ear. "Too bad. I wanted to protect you from the dark princess." he said huskily and shivers ran down my spine. Damn him. I am gonna show him who is a scaredy cat. We waited for few minutes and then made our way into the building. We made it almost halfway through and the only thing that has gotten us scared was when a spider fell on Sarah's shoulder. Before you say anything she yells worse than a banshee. And spiders are scary. Suddenly I heard a noise from the room behind us. It sounded like footsteps. "Do you hear that?" I asked the girls quietly but they just shook their heads. I sighed. I am probably only paranoid. We ARE in the haunted mansion after all. We walked into the next room and froze. "Hello ladies. We have been waiting for you the whole day. How is your trip Anett, Sarah?" a tall muscular man dressed completely in black asked them as he took their chins into his hand. I couldn't see his face because of a mask he wore. "Don't worry Gabrielle. We haven't forgotten about you at all." said another man so similar to the first one only he was shorter. He put his arm firmly around me. "Let me go you creep!" I yelled as I tried to get out of his grasp. "No can do little Gabrielle. Now you are ours."he growled into my ear as he tightened his hold on me. "Who are you?!" I asked furiously. I felt him smirk against my neck. "Phantom." they said in the same time and my eyes went wide. Anett and Sarah collapsed and started crying. Phantom is the name of a recent kidnapper. He kidnapped more then 30 children. He doesn't care about the age. As long as the kids capture his attention they disappear. Neither of them are dead, that is what everyone is sure of. Phantom leaves a note with the child's name on the place of kidnapping. It always says the same thing. You forget the kids exist, they live. You search for them, they die. "So you know. Good for us then." the men, no, Phantom chuckled. I felt the grip that held me in place weaken and I didn't hesitate. I stomped on the mans foot with all my might and wriggled free. I made a run for it as I know I would never be able to fight them. My plan failed too soon as the other man tackled me to the floor. "Seems like we have a fighter Daniel." said the taller masked man who is pinning me to the floor currently. Daniel just grunted and started tying up my classmates who were totally paralyzed from fear. The man on top of me flashed me a wolfish grin as mouth was the only thing I could see from his face. "We were hoping not to ever use this but it seem like you gave us no choice Gaby." he told me and took an injection full of some liquid inside. I trashed more than before but he just put more of his weight on me, I could barely breathe. "Well, sleep well Gaby. Once we get home you should be all rested." He said and only then did I realize the dizziness that was starting to appear in my head. "L-lou..." I whispered. The last thing I heard was Daniel command the girls to stand up and get moving. Celý článok ›


Introduction

Publikované 09.07.2018 v 18:26 v kategórii Kidnapped, prečítané: 7x

How to write a story? Just write down your thoughts. It is easier to write when you don't have a tight schedule. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIOne school trip. What can go wrong?Gabrielle Jackson is an ordinary high school student. On her first school trip she and two of her classmates get kidnapped by Phantom. The best child kidnapper in history. He goes by one simple rule: "You forget the kids exist, they live. You search for them, they die." What will happen when she has to deal with dangerous situations, betrayal...all while trying to protect every other kid Phantom kidnapped and finding a way to get free?  Celý článok ›