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Cascade

A Skyler Mae Novel

Actors/Actresses I use for character samples...(I do not own any of the pictures!)
This is a chapter sample! I hope you like it!

Chapter 3 Ideas:



Hunter suddenly opened his eyes, coughing the dirt out of his lungs. He looked around and began to hyperventilate, realizing he was in a small wooden crate. As he pounded his feet on the roof of the crate crumbs of dirt started to rain through the cracks.

"Shit... Jason!? Mia! Somebody! Help! HELP!!" Hunter screamed. He felt around his pockets for his phone when he instantly felt a sharp stabbing pain in the back of his head. "Ah fuck!" Hunter winced pulling his hand away from the large cut. Looking at his dirty hands covered in blood he began to panic even more.

"Jason! Hello?!"

Taking deep breaths attempting to relax himself he tried to think back to the last thing he could remember. He closed his eyes and relaxed his body.

The night was cold, the music was loud and the neon lights were blinding bright. He remembered the faces of a few of his friends, his brother and the fight with his girlfriend but the rest were all dark vague shadows; The bonfire was hot and dancing in the backyard of Mia's house while the flavor of whiskey tingled his taste buds. Laughter echoed loud in his ears.. he remembered the accident after his and his girlfriend's argument and the hotel room he woke up in... until his vision became blurry. The indistinct glance of a person in a black hoodie, with dark jeans and a black bandana cover their mouth and nose with a red symbol in the center, gave him a cold stabbing chill in his spine.

Hunter immediately opened his eyes and his heart began to race. He continued to pound of the ceiling of the crate and calling out for help.



Hours Earlier:

(During the party [Brooke was blackmailed in a text] to drug Hunter's drink. She knew secrets that she wasn't supposed to know. Rylie found the partial truth between Mia, Jason, Kelly and Wesley... she recorded the it.. and discovered another. But she recklessly left the video in her bag when Brooke became nosy, (extremely discouraged about everyone keeping secrets). After she watched the video she took the tape and she ran to the bathroom crying. When Jason notices he chases after her. Locked away in the bathroom she cried for a long while, ignoring his attempts to convince her to open the door. A sudden glance at the window gave her the idea to run. Brooke realized she was still wearing Jason's jacket, she felt his pockets for his truck keys and instantly began to open the window climbing out as the sound of him pounding on the door echoed. She ran around the back of the house and straight across the front lawn to the middle of the driveway where his new 2017 Ford F250 (Black Ops Edition by Tuscany) was parked. Running around to the driver's side, hears Mia calling after her.

"Brooke? Where are you going!? ...Brooke! Why are you taking Jason's truck!?" Mia stood on the front porch and watched Brooke climb in the truck and start it up, quickly backing out of the long driveway along the grass, barely dodging the cars parked along the driveway. "Brooke!" Mia hollered as Hunter walked over to her. They stood in the doorway a moment looking at each other, trying to fathom what just happened. Finally Mia ran back inside to spot Jason.

"Hey! What happened with Brooke!? She just took your truck and took off..where did she-"

"Wait, she what!?" Jason yelled remembering Brooke was still wearing his jacket. "Fuck!"

"Jason, what happened!?" Mia asked him, trying to calm him down.

"I don't know... I saw her bolt to the fucking bathroom a few minutes ago, she was crying and she wouldn't open the door... I booted the fucking door open and she was gone. I just came out here and she fucking takes off in my fucking-" Jason took a deep breath attempting not to get to angry but he was so furious. He just wanted to know what was going on...

"Look I get she took your truck but come on, this is Brooke we're talking about she's just have one of her many random meltdowns... she'll be perfectly fine in the morning" Hunter claimed, shrugging it off like it was a typical expected event.

"Hunter.. you better shut your fucking mouth or I swear to God I will take you outside and make you a new jockstrap out of your fucking tongue!" Jason yelled at his younger brother, making a comical and clever rugby comeback.

"Yeah! She's fucking drunk, depressed and driving for fuck sakes! That's like the most common death, dumbass! She's my best fucking friend and you're not even taking it fucking seriously!" Mia hollered at Hunter again.

"Well maybe if you fucking idiots weren't keeping fucking secrets, she wouldn't be fucking depressed! Holy fuck! I don't even know how to fucking be with your bitch blonde ass anymore you're so fucking oblivious! Do you really think I don't know about you lying sluts!? I guarantee the two of you hooked up... Yeah... that's the secret isn't it...!?" Hunter questioned. He watched them look at each other before looking back at him.

"Yeah... exactly." Hunter chuckled attempting to walk away.

"Hunter, man.. wait" Jason called for him as he grabbed his arm attempting to stop him from walking away.

He threw his brother's hand off his shoulder and turned around looking at him with a dark, cold look in his eyes.

"Fuck off, Jason! I may not be able to kick your ass, but you know I'll fucking try!... You fucking, fucked me man!" Hunter screamed at him, almost in tears while turning back around and storming towards the door. "You fucked me!!" He grabbed his leather jacket off the rack and stormed out of the house, heading for his blue Nissan 370z, his tires screeched, echoing outside. Jason and Mia looked at each other...

"What the hell is going on!?" Mia asked Jason. He suddenly caught the eye of Rylie, she was staring at her bag but with the look of discouragement on her face she he could tell something was wrong.

"I don't know... but i'm gonna find out." Jason said quickly walking into the kitchen out the back door after Rylie. Mia shook her head and took a deep breath. "Whatever." She sighed, while walking into the living to lay down trying to ignore the sluts dancing over frat boys and drunk lunatics drunk, tripping over everything.

Out back of the large house Jason walks up to Rylie as she rummages through her camera bag.

"Fuck!" She calls out.

"Lose something?" Jason asks her, sneaking up behind her.

"What!?-Yeah, yeah I uh, just lost one of my uh, SD cards.." She stuttered, lying after realizing who it was.

"Can you text Brooke for me? She uh, took off in a bit of a hurry and she looked pretty upset. She kinda bolted in my truck and I need to find her.." Jason asked her quickly explaining the situation.

"Yeah, yeah I uh, have her number in my phone." Rylie grabbed her phone out of her back pocket and attempted to scroll through her contacts. When Jason suddenly noticed Kelly's number.

"506,321,2407" Rylie read, pressing the call button, the phone rang twice before going to voicemail. She hung up the phone then shoved it back in her pocket.

"What do you want, Jason?" Rylie asked him. "Brooke is your brother's girlfriend's best friend... and everyone knows you're sleeping with her... you obviously didn't want me to call her because you have a million other friends inside who could have gotten ahold of her... So what the fuck do you want, I have to go"

"You know something. I want to know what before somebody else gets hurt. And make sure you say hey to Wesley for me." Jason answered, throwing a dig.

"I don't know what you're talking about, but if I did you know I wouldn't tell you a damn thing. And I have nothing to say to Wesley.."

"We'll see. You'll talk one way or another, Ry. I know your weakness, and I promise you I will use it against you every single day... until you break." Jason threatened.

"You do realize you're as intimidating as Lassy, right? You're wrong. I have no weaknesses, you have nothing against me.. There is not one thing that you can take from me."

Jason chuckled at her response. "We'll see." Before walking away he looked back at her almost laughing.

"You don't want to be on the wrong side of this, Rylie. Make sure you know the truth before you risk your life over someone not worth dying for"

"All I know is that I saw what I saw. I don't know who to trust. I'm just trying to find the truth before more of our friends and family-people we have know our entire lives- get fucking killed! I can't fucking lose anyone else, Jason! I have lost everything! Everybody that I have fucking loved, they're fucking gone! So no I won't stay the fuck out of it, I won't back the fuck off! I have nothing else to fucking live for!" Rylie took a deep breath and wiped the tear off her cheek before noticing the look of compassion on his face. "So go ahead, give everything you've got... you know why I'll win? because I have nothing to slow me down. I have no weakness... just the drive and the passion to find the truth, protect everyone else from dying. So go ahead, give it your best shot... you won't win."

Finally Rylie began to walk away when Jason quickly walked over and stopped her.

"Ry." She stopped walking as he grabbed her arm. He waited a moment before slowly taking his hand off her arm.

"I know you found videos..of that night. I'll explain if you will. It's just- I'm like you.. I need to know the truth, too.. and I don't know where to go to get it. Everything is so fucked up....

I was at the bar that night with Kelly as friends just having a drink because Brooke and I were in a fight.. It's just so hard hiding our relationship all the time. I love her and I just needed to cool off so we were there having some drinks when I see Mia and Hunter walk in with a couple friends. They walk to the back of the bar and sit down at a booth while the oldest guy in the crowd orders some drinks. They were surrounded around a phone like they were watching a video, I couldn't make out most of it but I vaguely heard gossip, almost like they were talking about someone.. Mia kept saying "she's such a slut" and Hunter spoke up and said "How the fuck could her mom ever lie about something like that.. if she ever found out-"

"Hunter, shut the fuck up, we're not telling the whole world" I heard Mia whisper to him... I look around the bar and I notice someone else sitting in the very back corner of the bar, sipping on a beer.. it was Wesley...he was staring at his phone like he was waiting for a text or something... he was just sitting there, constantly looking out the window in the alley. Kelly suddenly wanted to walk over and say 'hey' to Mia.. so I decided to take a shot of Jack over to Wes.. I got the shot and was on my way over to him when a tall person (in a black hoodie, dark clothing and a black bandana [with red symbol] around his mouth) walked over to his booth and sat down across from him. I tried to hear what they were saying but Kelly and Mia ran over to me begging for us to go for a drive with them (Mia and Hunter)... we drove down the road and pulled into the movie theatre parking lot. Mia and Hunter wanted to show Kelly and I the video... but we saw something more interesting in a car parked in the back trying to hide... it was Cole. He was with Catelyn. Brooke's older... half-sister."

"Wait, what? okay that last part didn't make any sense..-"

"Rylie, I know you filmed us leaving the bar and hanging out in the parking lot and yeah Kelly may have been all over me after a few drinks but Brooke and I were on the outs and I never actually touched her back.. I'm not interested in Kelly I never have been... but you don't know what you don't know... after we saw Cole (Rylie's best friend) and Catelyn makeout.. we took off and they showed me the video... it was Jacquie. Brooke's mom... she was hooking up with Mitchell Mason and on the video she admitted she was with Darren and they were having a fight... she slept with Mitchell and it looked like the footage was tampered with because it glitched and immediately went to Jacquie confessing to one of her college besties that she might be pregnant right after her affair and she had no idea who the father was.. either Mitch or Darren... It was too long ago to be Brooke.. Catelyn isn't Brooke's full sister...

"Holy shit... I don't-.. how did...-"

"I know this is a lot to take in... but there's more... later that night when we were all home..Mia texted me..she said she needed to talk. I met up with her at the park on the front street and she showed me the test..."

"The test?... The test to confirm Mitchell is Catelyn's dad?!" Rylie asked becoming extremely interested but worried.

"No.. it was um, a pregnancy test.... She's is pregnant with Hunter's baby... and she was scared to tell him because she was terrified how he would react.. so she asked to talk to me thinking I would know what to do..."

"Holy shit.." Rylie was still in shock from hearing about Jacquie... but now of all things going on, Mia gets pregnant? She totally expected it just not now of all times.

"I don't know. I just, I trust you. I wasn't sure at first but I do. I trust you with this information more than anybody... but I need to know what you know"

"Look, Jason I appreciate you telling me the truth.. I wish I never knew what you just told me but at the same time i'm glad I know. I didn't intentionally get into the middle of this.. I was dragged into it, head first and dropped smack in the middle. I didn't ask for this, I don't want this and I don't need this. I'm done. So here." Rylie quickly tosses her bag to Jason before walking away. This is all I know. Watch videos 3 and 5 before you listen to the voice recordings... and wait until after you watch the tapes before you look at the notebook. If not, you'll mix up everything... you might be the only one who can tie up these loose ends before it's too late..." She instructed.

"Ry...-"

"Just make sure you tie them before you lose everything... because I promise if you don't.. you'll lose it all."

Rylie finally took off. Jason was so shocked he didn't know what to do when he was startled by Mia who walked around the corner. "What was that all about? And what's in the bag?" Mia asked in a jealous and snobby tone.

"It's nothing... I gotta go." Jason answered while swinging the bag over his shoulders, heading back inside the house.



While Jason and Rylie were talking and Mia was laying down crying over Hunter:

Brooke sped faster down the wet rainy back road towards [hunter and jason's parents] old camp her and Jason used to hook up in. She was crying and swerving and the road was so wet she could barely keep it between the lines. Again her ringtone set for 'J-Babe' (Jason) echoed from her phone as she angrily picked it up and threw it at the floor; crying even harder...until she saw the bright glimpse of two yellow headlights shine through the rain and the pool of tears and mascara in her eyes. She quickly jerked the steering wheel to the right, she straightened the truck out. She attempted to steady her rapid heartbeat and calm herself. She decided to stop crying, turn up some music and reach for her purse snatching her pink pack of Marlboro cigarettes and grabbed a perfectly rolled pink kush joint with blue raspberry flavored paper. She lit her joint and cracked her window, turning up her music a little louder. As she reached their camp, she climbed out of the truck and looked around the outside. It was dark and raining but the small view of the lake brought back heartbreaking memories that almost brought another tear to her eye. She instantly took another puff off her joint, walked up the porch and unlocked the door walking inside.




After Rylie left Jason:

Turning on the lights she is startled by Rylie. She was sitting in the lazy boy in the corner, waiting for her.

"H-how the hell did you get in here!? And what the fuck are you doing here!?" Brooke demanded. She closed the door behind her and set her purse down while putting out her roach in the ashtray and grabbing a cigarette and lighting it.

"Brooke.. I know you have the video. And I'm going to explain to you what I know. It's not what you think... and I'm here because I got nervous that you might-"

"What!? crash his truck? kill myself? I'm not a pathetic little bitch, okay!? I took his truck because it was my only way out of there and because I know he has secrets and I want him to be honest with me. I thought maybe if he cared enough, he we know where i was and come find me and tell me the truth. He has been so fucking secretive with Mia and with Kelly.. like do you think I enjoy competing with that stupid skank everyday!?"

"Brooke.. Jason didn't even know the truth... Jason was pulled into something that he had no control over.. maybe at first but after a while he just got sucked in.. and Kelly-"

"And how the fuck do you know, Rylie!?"

"Brooke, please just let me explain. You can't just make up your mind based on what you've seen when it doesn't even clarify the truth."

"Rylie! How the fuck do I know it's the truth when there is only proof for half the story!? Where is the proof for the shit that's supposed to be the truth!?"

"Jason told me the truth, okay!? Just shut the fuck up, sit the fuck down and listen to what you need to know! How the hell can you make any decisions or assumptions when you only know half the story, Brooke!?" Rylie finally snapped. Reluctantly, Brooke took in what Rylie said, trying to ignore the fact he told Rylie before her and she decided to sit. She took a deep breath and finally agreed she was wrong for once.

"Fine. What do I 'need' to know, Rylie? and why did he need to tell you before me?" Brooke asked, almost angry. Rylie took a deep breath before sitting across from her on the sofa.

"Jason told me because he needed to know what I knew. He told me that you and him were have an argument that night. He needed to get out and have a drink. So he invited Kelly out for a drink 'As Friends' so they could talk...because he no longer wants to hide your relationship because he loves you... but then he saw Mia and Hunter and a couple others (?&?) walk in the bar and sit at a booth... they were...talking about something that I will mention at the end because I need you to focus on the rest as well-"

"Wait, what do you mean?" Brooke quickly asked.

"Just, hold on.. so after he saw them walk in and sit down, Kelly walked over to go see Mia. Jason then saw Wesley in the very back of the bar sitting in a booth with one beer staring back and forth at his phone and out the window to the alley. Almost like he was waiting for someone. And then out of nowhere a tall person in a black hoodie and a black bandana around his mouth walked over and sat down across from him... before he could hear what they were saying Kelly and Mia begged for them to go for a drive with her and Hunter and they pulled into the theater parking lot to show them the video they were showing their friends... they saw Cole and Catelyn making out... the worst part is..." Rylie took a deep breath before continuing, knowing that telling Brooke.. may be the end of the world...

"The video shows your mom and Mitch... having an affair right before she got pregnant with Catelyn... and she admitted in the video that she was unsure who her father was; either your dad or Mitch..."

Rylie quickly put her head down. It was unbearable to see the look on Brooke's face. It was heartbreaking and terrifying.

"P-please.. tell me you're lying to me right now, Rylie...."

"Brooke, I-"

"Get out."

"I-"

"GET THE FUCK OUT, RYLIE!" Brooke screamed, looking at her dead in the eyes as if she just lost everything. Rylie's stomach filled with butterflies and she stood up quickly, looking at Brooke another moment before storming out the door. Brooke stared in to thin air for long time, she could feel her heart break. She became nauseous and her eyes poured a waterfall of tears down her cheeks... as she slowly sat down she continued to stare into nothing and cry, attempting to process the truth she regrettably and reluctantly believes.

Skateboarding down the dark rainy road, Rylie began to get a cold chill through her spine. She finally got to the end of the road when she noticed Hunter's car speed by in a hurry when a deep pit in her stomach roared. She watched his car crash into a telephone pole and she froze. She quickly bolted as fast as she could towards the accident. When she reached the car she quickly looked in the driver side window and she started to panic.

"Hunter! Hunter are you okay!?" He was unconscious and his head and nose were bleeding. He smashed his head off his steering wheel and the airbag deployed. There was a large cut in the right arm and she quickly tried to stop the bleeding with her sleeve.

"Fuck!" She yelled. She immediately pulled out her phone and called an cops, then she called Brooke.

Rylie was extremely surprised when Brooke answered her phone... she was so shocked she almost could get the words out of her mouth.

"Brooke?... look I know this probably isn't the time and you probably hate me right now but Hunter's car crashed down the fucking road and I can't tell if he's dead or not... I need your help!"

"What!? Where are you!?" Brooke immediately answered.

"At the end of the street to the camp and to the right, we're right there, I'll try and get him out as much as I can.. and hurry I've already called the cops."

Brooke hung up the phone and ran out the camp door, grabbing her purse and car keys she jumped in Jason's truck and sped for the accident. She instantly felt guilty. She knew it was her fault he crashed... but she had no choice...

She pulled up right next to Rylie who was standing behind the crashed car, holding Hunter's unconscious body. She climbed out of the car and helped Rylie lift him into the back seat they climbed in and took off quickly while they heard sirens echo in the distance.

"Shit..." Brooke sighed. She took a few deep breaths and grabbed another joint from her purse and lit it.

She passed it to Rylie and grabbed her phone. She called Jason and hoped that he would answer.

"Brooke!?" Jason answered, sounding both worried and relieved.

"Look I don't have time to explain right now we need your help it's Hunter, he's been in an accident. Where are you?"

"I'm home now, where are you?"

"We're on our way stay there" Brooke hung up the phone and took the joint as Rylie passed it back and took a few puffs. She handed it back to Rylie and quickly put her hair up in a cute messy bun and sped faster for Jason's house.

They finally picked him up and quickly took off, heading out of town.

"What the fuck is going on, Brooke!?"

"Look I can't explain everything right now, just- I know everything and when Rylie left she watched Hunter fly by and he crashed into a telephone pole"

"Well, is his car still there!?"

"I don't fucking know Rylie called the cops before I got there so chances are they found it"

"Okay well...Fuck..Fuck!..." Jason took a deep breath and suggested they stay at a hotel just outside of town he knows of for the night.

They reached the hotel and Rylie registered their room for the night while Jason and Brooke carried Hunter inside and set him on one of the beds.

Brooke then grabbed her purse and put a cigarette to her lips, lighting it and taking a puff. Jason walked into the bathroom and grabbed a couple towels, wetting them and walking back over to Hunter to stop his injuries from bleeding.

Rylie walks in the room and closes the door behind her.

"How is he? Did he wake up yet?" Rylie asked sitting on the bed beside him.

"No not yet." Jason answered. "Hunter, bro wake up... Hunter wake up!"

"Hold on" Rylie said before standing up, walking into the small room kitchen and grabbed a small bottle of cold water from the mini fridge. Walking back over to the bed she unscrewed the bottle cover and dumped it over his head, watching it collide with the blood on his face. Suddenly, Hunter's eyes burst open. He began coughing and choking on the air he was attempting to breath in. He sat up quickly before resting his forehead in his cupped hands.

"Ah! What the fuck!?" He screamed out before asking the million questions he was trying to answer.

"What the fuck happened? And where the fuck am I?" Looking around he noticed Jason, Brooke and Rylie standing in front of him, all with the expressions of worry and relief.

"Jason?... what the fuck going on?... and why is she here?" Hunter asked,looking at Rylie.

"I should have let you try to kick my ass.. maybe you wouldn't have tried to kill yourself"

"what the hell are you..." Hunter took a moment before continuing, it was hard for him to focus with the stabbing pain in his head and the large slice on his arm. "Just fucing tell me the truth... what the fuck is going on!?... and I don't just mean the accident.. I mean you and Mia!"

"Wait, What!?" Brooke spoke up, instantly angry.

"Brooke, there was something else I had to tell you before you told me to leave the camp... but I think Jason should tell you now" Rylie quickly spoke up.

"So.. what!? You didn't have a thing with Kelly but you're telling me this whole time it was Mia!??"

"Jesus Christ, Brooke, NO!" Jason yelled. "Mia is pregnant!" He finally admitted, looking into Hunter's eyes as his expression went from angry to terrified and confused.

"Mia is pregnant... with your baby, Hunter..." Hunter's migraine instantly went away. He had so many thoughts and questions, he choked on every word he tried to spit out.

"The other night..." Jason began to explain, looking back and forth between Brooke and Hunter.

"After everything happened... it was like 2 am and you were passed out. Mia texted me and told me she needed to talk, it was urgent. I ignored her for a while but I got really bored so I texted her back and decided to see what she wanted. We met at the park downtown and she showed me the test... she had no idea what your reaction would be and she was really scared..."

"Look, Jason... If I decided to believe this shit... why the fuck would Mia go to a party and get completely hammered knowing she's pregnant!? I know my best friend and she may be a slut and a dumb blonde bitch at most times but she's not that type of person... a child is something she has always wanted, she would never risk that..." Brooke argued, making a valid point.

"Brooke, I helped Mia hide the secret. Hunter has been extremely aggressive since Jay's murder and it hasnt been easy to talk to him about anything... I staged her drinks, it was flavored water and soda... Everytime she needed a drink I mixed it for her.. so nobody would find out until she was ready to tell them"

"Yeah..." Brooke rolled her eyes and lit another cigarette.

"What the fuck do you mean 'extremely aggressive', Jason!? Just fucking admit you want my woman!" Hunter demanded.

"I love Brooke! I fucking Love Brooke for fuck sakes! I'm so sick of this shit! Brooke, fucking believe me or don't fucking believe me, I am not going to beg for you to be with me. I love you, I always have and I have kept things from you and haven't always been completely honest with you and I am terrible at showing my feelings but I have ALWAYS been loyal to you. I wanna spend the rest of my life with you and I hope you want the same. So make your choice, whatever you choose I.. just hope you're happy.... And Hunter..." Jason explained to Brooke while turning around to face Hunter.

"You're my fucking Brother, man. Yeah we're gonna have fucking secrets, yeah we're gonna fucking fight. And I know we haven't always been close and I've been MIA for a long time.. but these past couple years I realized how much I need you. I would never do that to you, man. I was so scared you were gonna die, bro... I can't bare the thought of you hating me forever... You're my family, and I know it probably won't mean as much to you coming from me, I just thought if anyone could forgive me... maybe it could have been you..."

Suddenly Rylie gets a text from Wesley. Her stomach is in her throat and her nerves began to shiver.

"I uh, I gotta go... text me and let me know what's going on, Brooke. And can I get a smoke off ya, doll?" Rylie asks Brooke as she watches Brooke grab one out of the pack and hand it to her. "And keep some ice on your head, Hunter.. peace." Rylie bolted out of the hotel room and jumped on her skateboard heading back into town when a large dark green jeep pulled up behind her and honked the horn. They pulled over a little bit and stopped the jeep. She walked around to the passenger side and jumped in. Looking over she just barely recognized Wesley's figure clothed in a black hoodie and dark clothing and a black bandana (with a red symbol in the center). He grabbed a cigarette from the cupholder in the center and his black lighter and lit it, taking a large puff and exhaling it out the window.

"We have another job to do... and this one won't be easy." Hunter told her, relaying a message from their tormentor.

"I want out, Wes. I can't lose anybody else."

"You only lost them because you either cheated or broke the rules. You play the game until you win... that's the main rule of the game, Rylie... quit being such a pussy.. admit you enjoy it. You know they deserve it."

"Yeah well i'm starting to realize these secrets aren't worth it. If I keep playing this game... I will have nothing left to fight for, Wesley... soon I will have no reason to keep my secrets."

"If you give up on this game... we both die! Including everyone we know and love! I have way too much to lose so you better not fuck this up! And if he/she... it whatever the fuck it is wont kill you... I will!! These fucking low-life useless waste-of-space white trash crack heads deserve everything they have ever gotten! They are lying, manipulative, vindictive, sadistic, selfish...etc... they are poison!!"

"Jesus Christ, Wesley! They are still human! They are human beings... how can you sit there and be okay with murder... this is fucking murder! I'm not a killer!"

"Yeah... you are. You can feel it. I can see it on your face. When you held that blade in Jay's stomach... when you watched his soul leave his eyes there was a moment... where your mind was clear and almost at peace... you saw clarity."

"You're insane..." Rylie insulted. Wesley's phone began to rang as Rylie pulled the cigarette out of her pocket that Brooke had given her at the hotel. She borrowed Wesley's lighter and lit it.

"Yeah" Wesley answered his phone. "Now?" ... "How do we get rid of the other two?"... "Got it, on our way now." Hunter finished the conversation and hung up his phone, making a sudden and quick u-turn, heading back for the hotel.

"So..?" Rylie asked.

"You need to get Jason and Brooke out of the hotel... now."

"Why?" Rylie asked him, extremely curious and instantly worried.

Wesley took another couple puffs off of his cigarette, hesitant to tell her the plan.

"Just do it. Make sure you get them to leave... make dinner reservations for them or some shit... i don't know figure it out... just get it done." Wesley demanded. He sped up back towards the hotel and threw his cigarette butt out his window. They pulled into the hotel parking lot and parked the jeep.

"Go." Wesley ordered as he watched Rylie climb out and head towards the room.

Rylie knocked on the door and walked in quickly before anyone could answer. She saw Jason and Brooke sitting beside Hunter, his migraine was bad and he was almost completely passed out.

"Jason, Brooke... we gotta go, come on." Rylie rushed them. They were so confused, they had no idea what was going on.

"What's going on, Rylie?" Jason asked, almost worried.

"Look, I can't explain it right now, we gotta go, it's important." Rylie rushed. She grabbed Brooke's arm and pulled her out of the hotel as Jason followed. They ran over and jumped into the jeep. Rylie realized the keys were still in the ignition and Wesley was gone. They took off down the road and headed back towards town.



While Rylie distracted Brooke and Jason:

Hunter laid in the lonely hotel room. His head was fuzzy and his vision was slowly becoming blurry. His stomach turned in several different directions. Hunter was in severe pain and could barely move. He attempted to stand up and walk into the bathroom, feeling really nauseous... he began stumbling over his feet and couldn't keep his balance. He was in so much pain he didn't hear the hotel room door slowly open and close. Suddenly another sharp stabbing pain smashed over his head as Wesley snuck behind him in a black hoodie, smashing a vase over the back of his head. Hunter crashed to the floor, knocked out. Wesley quickly looked out the window, noticing the loud silver 2017 Dodge Charger SXT AWD pull in. He quickly grabbed Hunter and drug him out to the car, his partner climbed out of the car wearing a black hoodie, and the black bandana with the red symbol. They quickly shoved Hunter in the back seat and climbed in as they watched the hotel manager run towards them. They sped off heading out of town.... 

Chapter 3 Ideas

Hunter suddenly opened his eyes, coughing the dirt out of his lungs. He looked around and began to hyperventilate, realizing he was in a small wooden crate. As he pounded his feet on the roof of the crate crumbs of dirt started to rain through the cracks.

"Shit...Jason!? Mia! Somebody! Help! HELP!!" Hunter screamed. He felt around his pockets for his phone when he instantly felt a sharp stabbing pain in the back of his head. "Ah fuck!" Hunter winced pulling his hand away from the large cut. Looking at his dirty hands covered in blood he began to panic even more.

"Jason! Hello?!"

Taking deep breaths attempting to relax himself he tried to think back to the last thing he could remember. He closed his eyes and relaxed his body.

The night was cold, the music was loud and the neon lights were blinding bright. He remembered the faces of a few of his friends, his brother and the fight with his girlfriend but the rest were all dark vague shadows; The bonfire was hot and dancing in the backyard of Mia's house while the flavor of whiskey tingled his taste buds. Laughter echoed loud in his ears.. he remembered the accident after his and his girlfriend's argument and the hotel room he woke up in... until his vision became blurry. The indistinct glance of a person in a black hoodie, with dark jeans and a black bandana cover their mouth and nose with a red symbol in the center, gave him a cold stabbing chill in his spine.

Hunter immediately opened his eyes and his heart began to race. He continued to pound of the ceiling of the crate and calling out for help.

Hours Earlier

(During the party [Brooke was blackmailed in a text] to drug Hunter's drink. She knew secrets that she wasn't supposed to know. Rylie found the partial truth between Mia, Jason, Kelly and Wesley... she recorded the it.. and discovered another. But she recklessly left the video in her bag when Brooke became nosy, (extremely discouraged about everyone keeping secrets). After she watched the video she took the tape and she ran to the bathroom crying. When Jason notices he chases after her. Locked away in the bathroom she cried for a long while, ignoring his attempts to convince her to open the door. A sudden glance at the window gave her the idea to run. Brooke realized she was still wearing Jason's jacket, she felt his pockets for his truck keys and instantly began to open the window climbing out as the sound of him pounding on the door echoed. She ran around the back of the house and straight across the front lawn to the middle of the driveway where his new 2017 Ford F250 (Black Ops Edition by Tuscany) was parked. Running around to the driver's side, hears Mia calling after her.

"Brooke? Where are you going!? ...Brooke! Why are you taking Jason's truck!?" Mia stood on the front porch and watched Brooke climb in the truck and start it up, quickly backing out of the long driveway along the grass, barely dodging the cars parked along the driveway. "Brooke!" Mia hollered as Hunter walked over to her. They stood in the doorway a moment looking at each other, trying to fathom what just happened. Finally, Mia ran back inside to spot Jason.

"Hey! What happened with Brooke!? She just took your truck and took off..where did she—"

"Wait, she what!?" Jason yelled remembering Brooke was still wearing his jacket. "Fuck!"

"Jason, what happened!?" Mia asked him, trying to calm him down.

"I don't know... I saw her bolt to the fucking bathroom a few minutes ago, she was crying and she wouldn't open the door... I booted the fucking door open and she was gone. I just came out here and she fucking takes off in my fucking—" Jason took a deep breath attempting not to get to angry but he was so furious. He just wanted to know what was going on...

"Look I get she took your truck but come on, this is Brooke we're talking about she's just have one of her many random meltdowns... she'll be perfectly fine in the morning" Hunter claimed, shrugging it off like it was a typical expected event.

"Hunter.. you better shut your fucking mouth or I swear to God I will take you outside and make you a new jockstrap out of your fucking tongue!" Jason yelled at his younger brother, making a comical and clever rugby comeback.

"Yeah! She's fucking drunk, depressed and driving for fuck sakes! That's like the most common death, dumbass! She's my best fucking friend and you're not even taking it fucking seriously!" Mia hollered at Hunter again.

"Well maybe if you fucking idiots weren't keeping fucking secrets, she wouldn't be fucking depressed! Holy fuck! I don't even know how to fucking be with your bitch blonde ass anymore you're so fucking oblivious! Do you really think I don't know about you lying sluts!? I guarantee the two of you hooked up... Yeah... that's the secret isn't it...!?" Hunter questioned. He watched them look at each other before looking back at him.

"Yeah... exactly." Hunter chuckled attempting to walk away.

"Hunter, man.. wait" Jason called for him as he grabbed his arm attempting to stop him from walking away.

He threw his brother's hand off his shoulder and turned around looking at him with a dark, cold look in his eyes.

"Fuck off, Jason! I may not be able to kick your ass, but you know I'll fucking try!... You fucking, fucked me man!" Hunter screamed at him, almost in tears while turning back around and storming towards the door. "You fucked me!!" He grabbed his leather jacket off the rack and stormed out of the house, heading for his blue Nissan 370z, his tires screeched, echoing outside. Jason and Mia looked at each other...

"What the hell is going on!?" Mia asked Jason. He suddenly caught the eye of Rylie, she was staring at her bag but with the look of discouragement on her face she he could tell something was wrong.

"I don't know... but i'm gonna find out." Jason said quickly walking into the kitchen out the back door after Rylie. Mia shook her head and took a deep breath. "Whatever." She sighed, while walking into the living to lay down trying to ignore the sluts dancing over frat boys and drunk lunatics drunk, tripping over everything.

Out back of the large house Jason walks up to Rylie as she rummages through her camera bag.

"Fuck!" She calls out.

"Lose something?" Jason asks her, sneaking up behind her.

"What!? Yeah, yeah I uh, just lost one of my uh, SD cards.." She stuttered, lying after realizing who it was.

"Can you text Brooke for me? She uh, took off in a bit of a hurry and she looked pretty upset. She kinda bolted in my truck and I need to find her.." Jason asked her quickly explaining the situation.

"Yeah, yeah I uh, have her number in my phone." Rylie grabbed her phone out of her back pocket and attempted to scroll through her contacts. When Jason suddenly noticed Kelly's number.

"506,321,2407" Rylie read, pressing the call button, the phone rang twice before going to voicemail. She hung up the phone then shoved it back in her pocket.

"What do you want, Jason?" Rylie asked him. "Brooke is your brother's girlfriend's best friend... and everyone knows you're sleeping with her... you obviously didn't want me to call her because you have a million other friends inside who could have gotten ahold of her... So what the fuck do you want, I have to go"

"You know something. I want to know what before somebody else gets hurt. And make sure you say hey to Wesley for me." Jason answered, throwing a dig.

"I don't know what you're talking about, but if I did you know I wouldn't tell you a damn thing. And I have nothing to say to Wesley.."

"We'll see. You'll talk one way or another, Ry. I know your weakness, and I promise you I will use it against you every single day... until you break." Jason threatened.

"You do realize you're as intimidating as Lassy, right? You're wrong. I have no weaknesses, you have nothing against me.. There is not one thing that you can take from me."

Jason chuckled at her response. "We'll see." Before walking away he looked back at her almost laughing.

"You don't want to be on the wrong side of this, Rylie. Make sure you know the truth before you risk your life over someone not worth dying for"

"All I know is that I saw what I saw. I don't know who to trust. I'm just trying to find the truth before more of our friends and family-people we have know our entire lives—get fucking killed! I can't fucking lose anyone else, Jason! I have lost everything! Everybody that I have fucking loved, they're fucking gone! So no I won't stay the fuck out of it, I won't back the fuck off! I have nothing else to fucking live for!" Rylie took a deep breath and wiped the tear off her cheek before noticing the look of compassion on his face. "So go ahead, give everything you've got... you know why I'll win? because I have nothing to slow me down. I have no weakness... just the drive and the passion to find the truth, protect everyone else from dying. So go ahead, give it your best shot... you won't win."

Finally Rylie began to walk away when Jason quickly walked over and stopped her.

"Ry." She stopped walking as he grabbed her arm. He waited a moment before slowly taking his hand off her arm.

"I know you found videos..of that night. I'll explain if you will. It's just—I'm like you.. I need to know the truth, too.. and I don't know where to go to get it. Everything is so fucked up....

I was at the bar that night with Kelly as friends just having a drink because Brooke and I were in a fight.. It's just so hard hiding our relationship all the time. I love her and I just needed to cool off so we were there having some drinks when I see Mia and Hunter walk in with a couple friends. They walk to the back of the bar and sit down at a booth while the oldest guy in the crowd orders some drinks. They were surrounded around a phone like they were watching a video, I couldn't make out most of it but I vaguely heard gossip, almost like they were talking about someone.. Mia kept saying "she's such a slut" and Hunter spoke up and said "How the fuck could her mom ever lie about something like that.. if she ever found out—"

"Hunter, shut the fuck up, we're not telling the whole world" I heard Mia whisper to him... I look around the bar and I notice someone else sitting in the very back corner of the bar, sipping on a beer.. it was Wesley...he was staring at his phone like he was waiting for a text or something... he was just sitting there, constantly looking out the window in the alley. Kelly suddenly wanted to walk over and say 'hey' to Mia.. so I decided to take a shot of Jack over to Wes.. I got the shot and was on my way over to him when a tall person (in a black hoodie, dark clothing and a black bandana [with red symbol] around his mouth) walked over to his booth and sat down across from him. I tried to hear what they were saying but Kelly and Mia ran over to me begging for us to go for a drive with them (Mia and Hunter)... we drove down the road and pulled into the movie theatre parking lot. Mia and Hunter wanted to show Kelly and I the video... but we saw something more interesting in a car parked in the back trying to hide... it was Cole. He was with Catelyn. Brooke's older... half-sister."

"Wait, what? Okay, that last part didn't make any sense..."

"Rylie, I know you filmed us leaving the bar and hanging out in the parking lot and yeah Kelly may have been all over me after a few drinks but Brooke and I were on the outs and I never actually touched her back.. I'm not interested in Kelly I never have been... but you don't know what you don't know... after we saw Cole (Rylie's best friend) and Catelyn makeout.. we took off and they showed me the video... it was Jacquie. Brooke's mom... she was hooking up with Mitchell Mason and on the video she admitted she was with Darren and they were having a fight... she slept with Mitchell and it looked like the footage was tampered with because it glitched and immediately went to Jacquie confessing to one of her college besties that she might be pregnant right after her affair and she had no idea who the father was.. either Mitch or Darren... It was too long ago to be Brooke.. Catelyn isn't Brooke's full sister...

"Holy shit... I don't...how did...?"

"I know this is a lot to take in... but there's more... later that night when we were all home..Mia texted me..she said she needed to talk. I met up with her at the park on the front street and she showed me the test..."

"The test?... The test to confirm Mitchell is Catelyn's dad?!" Rylie asked becoming extremely interested but worried.

"No.. it was um, a pregnancy test.... She's is pregnant with Hunter's baby... and she was scared to tell him because she was terrified how he would react.. so she asked to talk to me thinking I would know what to do..."

"Holy shit.." Rylie was still in shock from hearing about Jacquie... but now of all things going on, Mia gets pregnant? She totally expected it just not now of all times.

"I don't know. I just, I trust you. I wasn't sure at first but I do. I trust you with this information more than anybody... but I need to know what you know"

"Look, Jason I appreciate you telling me the truth.. I wish I never knew what you just told me but at the same time i'm glad I know. I didn't intentionally get into the middle of this.. I was dragged into it, head first and dropped smack in the middle. I didn't ask for this, I don't want this and I don't need this. I'm done. So here." Rylie quickly tosses her bag to Jason before walking away. This is all I know. Watch videos 3 and 5 before you listen to the voice recordings... and wait until after you watch the tapes before you look at the notebook. If not, you'll mix up everything... you might be the only one who can tie up these loose ends before it's too late..." She instructed.

"Ry..."

"Just make sure you tie them before you lose everything... because I promise if you don't.. you'll lose it all."

Rylie finally took off. Jason was so shocked he didn't know what to do when he was startled by Mia who walked around the corner. "What was that all about? And what's in the bag?" Mia asked in a jealous and snobby tone.

"It's nothing... I gotta go." Jason answered while swinging the bag over his shoulders, heading back inside the house.

While Jason and Rylie were Talking and Mia was Laying Down Crying Over Hunter

Brooke sped faster down the wet rainy back road towards [Hunter and Jason's parents] old camp her and Jason used to hook up in. She was crying and swerving and the road was so wet she could barely keep it between the lines. Again her ringtone set for 'J-Babe' (Jason) echoed from her phone as she angrily picked it up and threw it at the floor; crying even harder...until she saw the bright glimpse of two yellow headlights shine through the rain and the pool of tears and mascara in her eyes. She quickly jerked the steering wheel to the right, she straightened the truck out. She attempted to steady her rapid heartbeat and calm herself. She decided to stop crying, turn up some music and reach for her purse snatching her pink pack of Marlboro cigarettes and grabbed a perfectly rolled pink kush joint with blue raspberry flavored paper. She lit her joint and cracked her window, turning up her music a little louder. As she reached their camp, she climbed out of the truck and looked around the outside. It was dark and raining but the small view of the lake brought back heartbreaking memories that almost brought another tear to her eye. She instantly took another puff off her joint, walked up the porch and unlocked the door walking inside.

After Rylie Left Jason

Turning on the lights she is startled by Rylie. She was sitting in the lazy boy in the corner, waiting for her.

"H-how the hell did you get in here!? And what the fuck are you doing here!?" Brooke demanded. She closed the door behind her and set her purse down while putting out her roach in the ashtray and grabbing a cigarette and lighting it.

"Brooke...I know you have the video. And I'm going to explain to you what I know. It's not what you think... and I'm here because I got nervous that you might—"

"What!? crash his truck? kill myself? I'm not a pathetic little bitch, okay!? I took his truck because it was my only way out of there and because I know he has secrets and I want him to be honest with me. I thought maybe if he cared enough, we know where I was and come find me and tell me the truth. He has been so fucking secretive with Mia and with Kelly.. like do you think I enjoy competing with that stupid skank every day!?"

"Brooke...Jason didn't even know the truth...Jason was pulled into something that he had no control over...maybe at first but after a while he just got sucked in...and Kelly—"

"And how the fuck do you know, Rylie!?"

"Brooke, please just let me explain. You can't just make up your mind based on what you've seen when it doesn't even clarify the truth."

"Rylie! How the fuck do I know it's the truth when there is only proof for half the story!? Where is the proof for the shit that's supposed to be the truth!?"

"Jason told me the truth, okay!? Just shut the fuck up, sit the fuck down and listen to what you need to know! How the hell can you make any decisions or assumptions when you only know half the story, Brooke!?" Rylie finally snapped. Reluctantly, Brooke took in what Rylie said, trying to ignore the fact he told Rylie before her and she decided to sit. She took a deep breath and finally agreed she was wrong for once.

"Fine. What do I 'need' to know, Rylie? and why did he need to tell you before me?" Brooke asked, almost angry. Rylie took a deep breath before sitting across from her on the sofa.

"Jason told me because he needed to know what I knew. He told me that you and him had an argument that night. He needed to get out and have a drink. So he invited Kelly out for a drink 'As Friends' so they could talk...because he no longer wants to hide your relationship because he loves you... but then he saw Mia and Hunter and a couple others (?&?) walk in the bar and sit at a booth... they were...talking about something that I will mention at the end because I need you to focus on the rest as well—"

"Wait, what do you mean?" Brooke quickly asked.

"Just, hold on...so after he saw them walk in and sit down, Kelly walked over to go see Mia. Jason then saw Wesley in the very back of the bar sitting in a booth with one beer staring back and forth at his phone and out the window to the alley. Almost like he was waiting for someone. And then out of nowhere a tall person in a black hoodie and a black bandana around his mouth walked over and sat down across from him... before he could hear what they were saying Kelly and Mia begged for them to go for a drive with her and Hunter and they pulled into the theater parking lot to show them the video they were showing their friends... they saw Cole and Catelyn making out...the worst part is..." Rylie took a deep breath before continuing, knowing that telling Brooke...may be the end of the world...

"The video shows your mom and Mitch...having an affair right before she got pregnant with Catelyn...and she admitted in the video that she was unsure who her father was; either your dad or Mitch..."

Rylie quickly put her head down. It was unbearable to see the look on Brooke's face. It was heartbreaking and terrifying.

"P-please...tell me you're lying to me right now, Rylie..."

"Brooke, I—"

"Get out."

"I—"

"GET THE FUCK OUT, RYLIE!" Brooke screamed, looking at her dead in the eyes as if she just lost everything. Rylie's stomach filled with butterflies and she stood up quickly, looking at Brooke another moment before storming out the door. Brooke stared in to thin air for long time, she could feel her heart break. She became nauseous and her eyes poured a waterfall of tears down her cheeks... as she slowly sat down she continued to stare into nothing and cry, attempting to process the truth she regrettably and reluctantly believes.

Skateboarding down the dark rainy road, Rylie began to get a cold chill through her spine. She finally got to the end of the road when she noticed Hunter's car speed by in a hurry when a deep pit in her stomach roared. She watched his car crash into a telephone pole and she froze. She quickly bolted as fast as she could towards the accident. When she reached the car she quickly looked in the driver side window and she started to panic.

"Hunter! Hunter are you okay!?" He was unconscious and his head and nose were bleeding. He smashed his head off his steering wheel and the airbag deployed. There was a large cut in the right arm and she quickly tried to stop the bleeding with her sleeve.

"Fuck!" She yelled. She immediately pulled out her phone and called the cops, then she called Brooke.

Rylie was extremely surprised when Brooke answered her phone...she was so shocked she almost could get the words out of her mouth.

"Brooke? ...Look, I know this probably isn't the time and you probably hate me right now but Hunter's car crashed down the fucking road and I can't tell if he's dead or not...I need your help!"

"What!? Where are you!?" Brooke immediately answered.

"At the end of the street to the camp and to the right, we're right there, I'll try and get him out as much as I can...and hurry I've already called the cops."

Brooke hung up the phone and ran out the camp door, grabbing her purse and car keys she jumped in Jason's truck and sped for the accident. She instantly felt guilty. She knew it was her fault he crashed...but she had no choice...

She pulled up right next to Rylie who was standing behind the crashed car, holding Hunter's unconscious body. She climbed out of the car and helped Rylie lift him into the back seat they climbed in and took off quickly while they heard sirens echo in the distance.

"Shit..." Brooke sighed. She took a few deep breaths and grabbed another joint from her purse and lit it.

She passed it to Rylie and grabbed her phone. She called Jason and hoped that he would answer.

"Brooke!?" Jason answered, sounding both worried and relieved.

"Look I don't have time to explain right now we need your help it's Hunter, he's been in an accident. Where are you?"

"I'm home now, where are you?"

"We're on our way stay there" Brooke hung up the phone and took the joint as Rylie passed it back and took a few puffs. She handed it back to Rylie and quickly put her hair up in a cute messy bun and sped faster for Jason's house.

They finally picked him up and quickly took off, heading out of town.

"What the fuck is going on, Brooke!?"

"Look I can't explain everything right now, just—I know everything and when Rylie left she watched Hunter fly by and he crashed into a telephone pole"

"Well, is his car still there!?"

"I don't fucking know Rylie called the cops before I got there so chances are they found it"

"Okay well...Fuck..Fuck!..." Jason took a deep breath and suggested they stay at a hotel just outside of town he knows of for the night.

They reached the hotel and Rylie registered their room for the night while Jason and Brooke carried Hunter inside and set him on one of the beds.

Brooke then grabbed her purse and put a cigarette to her lips, lighting it and taking a puff. Jason walked into the bathroom and grabbed a couple towels, wetting them and walking back over to Hunter to stop his injuries from bleeding.

Rylie walks in the room and closes the door behind her.

"How is he? Did he wake up yet?" Rylie asked sitting on the bed beside him.

"No not yet." Jason answered. "Hunter, bro wake up... Hunter wake up!"

"Hold on" Rylie said before standing up, walking into the small room kitchen and grabbed a small bottle of cold water from the mini fridge. Walking back over to the bed she unscrewed the bottle cover and dumped it over his head, watching it collide with the blood on his face. Suddenly, Hunter's eyes burst open. He began coughing and choking on the air he was attempting to breath in. He sat up quickly before resting his forehead in his cupped hands.

"Ah! What the fuck!?" He screamed out before asking the million questions he was trying to answer.

"What the fuck happened? And where the fuck am I?" Looking around he noticed Jason, Brooke and Rylie standing in front of him, all with the expressions of worry and relief.

"Jason?... what the fuck going on?... and why is she here?" Hunter asked,looking at Rylie.

"I should have let you try to kick my ass.. maybe you wouldn't have tried to kill yourself"

"what the hell are you..." Hunter took a moment before continuing, it was hard for him to focus with the stabbing pain in his head and the large slice on his arm. "Just fucing tell me the truth... what the fuck is going on!?... and I don't just mean the accident.. I mean you and Mia!"

"Wait, What!?" Brooke spoke up, instantly angry.

"Brooke, there was something else I had to tell you before you told me to leave the camp... but I think Jason should tell you now" Rylie quickly spoke up.

"So.. what!? You didn't have a thing with Kelly but you're telling me this whole time it was Mia!??"

"Jesus Christ, Brooke, NO!" Jason yelled. "Mia is pregnant!" He finally admitted, looking into Hunter's eyes as his expression went from angry to terrified and confused.

"Mia is pregnant... with your baby, Hunter..." Hunter's migraine instantly went away. He had so many thoughts and questions, he choked on every word he tried to spit out.

"The other night..." Jason began to explain, looking back and forth between Brooke and Hunter.

"After everything happened... it was like 2 am and you were passed out. Mia texted me and told me she needed to talk, it was urgent. I ignored her for a while but I got really bored so I texted her back and decided to see what she wanted. We met at the park downtown and she showed me the test... she had no idea what your reaction would be and she was really scared..."

"Look, Jason... If I decided to believe this shit... why the fuck would Mia go to a party and get completely hammered knowing she's pregnant!? I know my best friend and she may be a slut and a dumb blonde bitch at most times but she's not that type of person... a child is something she has always wanted, she would never risk that..." Brooke argued, making a valid point.

"Brooke, I helped Mia hide the secret. Hunter has been extremely aggressive since Jay's murder and it hasn't been easy to talk to him about anything... I staged her drinks, it was flavored water and soda... Every time she needed a drink I mixed it for her.. so nobody would find out until she was ready to tell them"

"Yeah..." Brooke rolled her eyes and lit another cigarette.

"What the fuck do you mean 'extremely aggressive', Jason!? Just fucking admit you want my woman!" Hunter demanded.

"I love Brooke! I fucking Love Brooke for fuck sakes! I'm so sick of this shit! Brooke, fucking believe me or don't fucking believe me, I am not going to beg for you to be with me. I love you, I always have and I have kept things from you and haven't always been completely honest with you and I am terrible at showing my feelings but I have ALWAYS been loyal to you. I wanna spend the rest of my life with you and I hope you want the same. So make your choice, whatever you choose I.. just hope you're happy.... And Hunter..." Jason explained to Brooke while turning around to face Hunter.

"You're my fucking Brother, man. Yeah we're gonna have fucking secrets, yeah we're gonna fucking fight. And I know we haven't always been close and I've been MIA for a long time.. but these past couple years I realized how much I need you. I would never do that to you, man. I was so scared you were gonna die, bro... I can't bare the thought of you hating me forever... You're my family, and I know it probably won't mean as much to you coming from me, I just thought if anyone could forgive me... maybe it could have been you..."

Suddenly Rylie gets a text from Wesley. Her stomach is in her throat and her nerves began to shiver.

"I uh, I gotta go... text me and let me know what's going on, Brooke. And can I get a smoke off ya, doll?" Rylie asks Brooke as she watches Brooke grab one out of the pack and hand it to her. "And keep some ice on your head, Hunter.. peace." Rylie bolted out of the hotel room and jumped on her skateboard heading back into town when a large dark green jeep pulled up behind her and honked the horn. They pulled over a little bit and stopped the jeep. She walked around to the passenger side and jumped in. Looking over she just barely recognized Wesley's figure clothed in a black hoodie and dark clothing and a black bandana (with a red symbol in the center). He grabbed a cigarette from the cupholder in the center and his black lighter and lit it, taking a large puff and exhaling it out the window.

"We have another job to do... and this one won't be easy." Hunter told her, relaying a message from their tormentor.

"I want out, Wes. I can't lose anybody else."

"You only lost them because you either cheated or broke the rules. You play the game until you win... that's the main rule of the game, Rylie... quit being such a pussy.. admit you enjoy it. You know they deserve it."

"Yeah well i'm starting to realize these secrets aren't worth it. If I keep playing this game... I will have nothing left to fight for, Wesley... soon I will have no reason to keep my secrets."

"If you give up on this game... we both die! Including everyone we know and love! I have way too much to lose so you better not fuck this up! And if he/she... it whatever the fuck it is wont kill you... I will!! These fucking low-life useless waste-of-space white trash crack heads deserve everything they have ever gotten! They are lying, manipulative, vindictive, sadistic, selfish...etc... they are poison!!"

"Jesus Christ, Wesley! They are still human! They are human beings... how can you sit there and be okay with murder... this is fucking murder! I'm not a killer!"

"Yeah... you are. You can feel it. I can see it on your face. When you held that blade in Jay's stomach... when you watched his soul leave his eyes there was a moment... where your mind was clear and almost at peace... you saw clarity."

"You're insane..." Rylie insulted. Wesley's phone began to rang as Rylie pulled the cigarette out of her pocket that Brooke had given her at the hotel. She borrowed Wesley's lighter and lit it.

"Yeah" Wesley answered his phone. "Now?" ... "How do we get rid of the other two?"... "Got it, on our way now." Hunter finished the conversation and hung up his phone, making a sudden and quick u-turn, heading back for the hotel.

"So..?" Rylie asked.

"You need to get Jason and Brooke out of the hotel... now."

"Why?" Rylie asked him, extremely curious and instantly worried.

Wesley took another couple puffs off of his cigarette, hesitant to tell her the plan.

"Just do it. Make sure you get them to leave... make dinner reservations for them or some shit... i don't know figure it out... just get it done." Wesley demanded. He sped up back towards the hotel and threw his cigarette butt out his window. They pulled into the hotel parking lot and parked the jeep.

"Go." Wesley ordered as he watched Rylie climb out and head towards the room.

Rylie knocked on the door and walked in quickly before anyone could answer. She saw Jason and Brooke sitting beside Hunter, his migraine was bad and he was almost completely passed out.

"Jason, Brooke... we gotta go, come on." Rylie rushed them. They were so confused, they had no idea what was going on.

"What's going on, Rylie?" Jason asked, almost worried.

"Look, I can't explain it right now, we gotta go, it's important." Rylie rushed. She grabbed Brooke's arm and pulled her out of the hotel as Jason followed. They ran over and jumped into the jeep. Rylie realized the keys were still in the ignition and Wesley was gone. They took off down the road and headed back towards town.

While Rylie Distracted Brooke and Jason

Hunter laid in the lonely hotel room. His head was fuzzy and his vision was slowly becoming blurry. His stomach turned in several different directions. Hunter was in severe pain and could barely move. He attempted to stand up and walk into the bathroom, feeling really nauseous... he began stumbling over his feet and couldn't keep his balance. He was in so much pain he didn't hear the hotel room door slowly open and close. Suddenly another sharp stabbing pain smashed over his head as Wesley snuck behind him in a black hoodie, smashing a vase over the back of his head. Hunter crashed to the floor, knocked out. Wesley quickly looked out the window, noticing the loud silver 2017 Dodge Charger SXT AWD pull in. He quickly grabbed Hunter and drug him out to the car, his partner climbed out of the car wearing a black hoodie, and the black bandana with the red symbol. They quickly shoved Hunter in the back seat and climbed in as they watched the hotel manager run towards them. They sped off heading out of town...

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