|Angel in Fear
Author: Kris Munroe PM
Kelly's old boyfriend stops by for a non-friendly visit. Will her friends see what's wrong before it's too late? Please R&R :D COMPLETE :DRated: Fiction T - English - Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 14,882 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 06-27-09 - Published: 06-10-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5128375
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
Disclaimer: I do not own Charlies Angels or its characters. (I do wish I did! :D) This story is for entertainment/enjoyment purposes only.
I've read several stories about the same subject. This isn't based on any of the other stories, so I hope no one feels like my subconsious is copying anything, that's not my intentions XD
It had been a long day. Kelly stopped her car at her driveway and walked up to the house. She was tired, but very happy that they'd been able to wrap up the case they've been working on for almost two weeks now. Sabrina, Kris and Bosley tried to convince her to go out for a drink that evening, but she felt the need to sleep. She was very happy that Charlie had given them a couple of days off, and she planned on `laying in the tub for a week´ as Jill would have put it. Jill. Oh. Jill was coming into town tomorrow. She had just finished off a race and she was coming home to celebrate it.
Kelly walked into her house, put her keys on the table next to the door. She rubbed her tired eyes in the same time as she turned around and faced the livingroom.
She stopped dead in her tracks. That voice. She hadn't heard that voice in so many years. She met his eyes and she felt her entire body go numb when the tall man walked up to her and put his hands on her cheeks. She backed up against the wall.
"I've missed you."
Kelly just stared at him. Justin Matthews. Her old boyfriend. A boyfriend that she left when he got drunk one night and beat her badly. She knew he'd been trying to find her, and she'd done everything she could to keep him away from her. Now she was terrified. That was a feeling she very rarly felt, and the feeling scared her. Kelly was never afraid. She was the thoughest of the gang, and she knew how to defend herself, but this man made her paralysed.
"Get out. Please get out."
He got closer to her, and she could feel the smell of alcohol.
"I've been trying to find you for years, and when I do, you tell me to get out?"
"Yes. Please get out." Kelly repeated, trying to keep her voice steady. "I don't want you here. I don't want you in my life anymore."
"You bitch. I love you, and you tell me to get out?"
She could feel the pain even before the fist hit her face. She then felt fists coming every second, hitting every part of her upper body, without giving her any chance of defending herself. When they finally stopped, after what felt like forever, she felt his head close to hers.
"Tell anyone, and I'll give them the same treatment. I've watching you sweetie."
And with that he left. Kelly slid down to the floor and layed down on her back. The pain was terrible, and she could feel tears streaming down from her eyes. She put her hands towards her ribcage, closed her eyes and tried ot control her breaths.
She didn't know how long she was laying like that. She fell asleep after a while, and then drifted in and out of sleep all night. She tried to get up several times, but the pain made her stay down.
By lunchtime she was finally able to get up. She slowly made her way to the bathroom, and she gasped at the reflection in the mirror. Her face were shifting in purple, and it was badly swollen. She carefully unbottoned her blouse and glanced at her body. Her chest was swollen and covered in bruises. She put a hand towards her abdomen and winced. She stood looking at herself for a while, but was interrupted by the phone. She walked out of the bathroom and made her way to the phone.
Kelly was relieved to hear Kris' voice in the other end.
"Oh, hi Kris."
"Jill just arrived, and we thought we'd go out for lunch. Wanna join?"
"I… I'm really tired still, I think I'll stay inside today…"
"No, come on Kelly! How can you be tired, didn't you sleep well tonight? Come on, Jill's just here for a few days and she'll be really sad if you don't join us."
"Yes, I will be really sad!"
Kelly smiled when she heard Jill's voice in the background. She realised how much she missed her.
"Okay. I'll join you. Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know, do you have any suggestions?"
"What about that new place in Santa Monica that we drove past yesterday? It looked really nice, and they had a lovely garden, perfect for a day like this."
"Sounds great. Meet you there in an hour?"
Kelly hung up the phone and went into the shower. She closed her eyes and tried to numb the pain with the cold water.
She tried to cover up most of the bruises in her face with make up. She didn't do very well, she knew the others would notice. She put on her big sunglasses, at least they covered her red eyes and the black shapes around them. That's why she told Kris about the outdoor resturant, she could wear her sunglasses outside without them asking about it. She got dressed, searched her cabins for some painkilling, and washed several pills down with water.
About 15 minutes later, she pulled up to the resturant. She saw Kris, Jill, Bri and Bosley allready sitting by a table in the garden outside. She slowly made her way up to them, ribs protesting.
Jill jumped up from her seat and ran up to Kelly and pulled her close into a hug. Kelly gasped out of pain, and Jill immediatly let go of her.
"Oh… I'm sorry, are you all right?" Jill said worried, looking at Kelly.
Kelly had her eyes closed tight, trying to breathe through the pain, and she nodded slightly.
"Yeah… Yeah, I'm fine."
"No you're not."
Sabrina had walked up to them and she put a hand on Kelly's shoulder.
"No, really, I'm fine. I… I walked into a door, but, really, I'm fine. Body's just a bit sore."
Jill and Sabrina shared a worried look before they all sat down and ordered. Kelly knew they knew something was wrong, but she was scared to death that he would touch them to. `It's best not to tell them´ she thought, putting one hand against her abdomen, hoping that the pain would go away soon.