“Now, what do you want them for?”
I need them, she wanted to say, but instead she went with Kevin towards his sporty SUV, trying to focus her fuzzy brain on why she shouldn’t be leaving with him. A brief moment of clarity fought its way through and brought her to an abrupt halt. Pulling back, she tried focusing on his handsome face swimming before her, registering the smug look even with her senses addled. “I don’t know you, I’m not going with you. People disappear when they leave with you.”
“What’d you say?” he asked sharply, his hand digging into her upper arm.
Wincing at his tight grip, she struggled to think fast, which was difficult to do with her body burning up and her head twirling in dizzying circles. Somehow, she managed to come up with a good excuse for her blunder. “I’m from New York. Nobody from New York leaves a bar with a stranger. They might never be seen again.” Even through her blurry vision she noticed his scowl had disappeared, replaced with a taunting smile as he opened the passenger door.
“This is Blue Springs, not the big city. You’re safe here, with me. Come on, get in.”
A sigh of relief found its way past her spiraling confusion and over stimulated senses when she blinked against the bright glare of flashing blue strobe lights. They were here. “Let me go, my guys are here and I want to go with them.” Suddenly she was free of his brutal grip and stumbling toward Randy and Nash as they strode toward them.