Chapter 18 - The UN-Happiest Place On Earth
A/N: I can't believe people still follow this story. I lost interest in wrestling and I just kind of stopped writing. I am finishing this story and hopefully I can finish more in the future. Thanks for reading and sticking around till the end.
The park was filled with old, half rotted rides and attractions. It didn't look like anyone had been there is years.
"Let go of me, Austin!" Kristen yelled as she tried to pull away from him.
"How many times do I have to tell you to shut up?" he tugged his jacket slightly open to reveal a knife. "Say something else and this goes in you, get it?"
"Yeah, ok. Ok." Kristen signed. She took a second to take in her surroundings. If she wasn't being held hostage, this would be kind of fun. A run down amusement park, free for the exploring. If only she were here with Chris. She wouldn't be afraid, she'd be happy.
"Where are you, Chris," she thought.
Back At The Motel
Chris slammed the front door open and grabbed the motel manager by his shirt. "I'm going to start German suplexing you pieces of shit onto that concrete floor if you don't start talking right now!"
"Alright, alright! He threatened us, we had no choice!" the manager pushed Chris away.
"Where did they go?" Punk chimed in.
"The last time I saw them they were headed across the street, toward the old park. If you hurry you maybe able to find them." the manager smiled nervously.
"Thanks, man. You've been helpful." Dreamer patted the manager on shoulder. "That's why I'm going to kick your ass last when we get back."
The manager quivered in fear.
"Come on guys, let's get going!" Eddie started running toward the door.
"If anything happens to her, your ass is mine." Chris growled at the manager before taking off after Eddie.
Back At The Park
Austin dragged Kristen along until they reached a haunted house.
"We'll hide in here for a while 'til shit blows over, then we're headed to Mexico" Austin said with a menacing smirk.
"Why are you doing this to me? Why can't you just get that I don't have feelings for you anymore?" Kristen asked.
Austin stopped and looked at her. "I told you, NO ONE leaves me. You think you're the first bitch to get uppity on me? You'll learn, they all do when I get done with them. Come on!" he pulled Kristen into the ride.
At the front of the park, Chris and the guys walked in under the gate's loose fitting lock. Same as Kristen and Austin.
"They have to be here somewhere, no way they got far ahead." Dreamer said.
"Maybe we should split up. Cover more ground that way" Punk suggested.
"Good idea, Punk. Eddie, you and me will go check this half of the park. Punk, you and Dreamer can check the other half. Yell if you see anything." Chris said, giving out orders like a drill Sargent.
"Yes, sir!" Dreamer and Punk took off while Eddie and Chris looked around. They checked behind all the old game stands, in roller-coaster seats, in the bathroom rooms - nothing.
"Maybe we got here too late, maybe they're gone..." Chris started to get sad.
"Hey vato, it'll be fine. We still have the hunted house to check. We'll find her."
Chris looked at the fun house. A statue of a cartoonish devil sat in front, staring at him. He shook the doubt from his head.
Kristen and Austin sat in a mock jail cell, Austin covered the door with some sheets. It was really dark in there and Kristen doubted someone would see them if they walked by. She was seriously worried. Austin kept playing with the knife, she was afraid he would snap at any minute. Then she got an idea. Maybe, just maybe if she played along she could get him to trust her enough so she could find time to escape. Kristen got up from the small jail bed and walked up to Austin.
"I'm sorry" she said meekly.
"Wait?" Austin asked while looking out the cell, rolling the knife around in his hand.
"I said I'm sorry. Look the longer we are together the more I realize I messed up by trying to leave you. I realize now that you are a catch and I was lucky to have had you."
Austin turned his attention toward her. "Are you being serious?" he asked with a raised eye brow.
"Yes. Plus is Chris really cared he would have found me by now. He just pretended to care about me as much as you do." Kristen hated speaking that lie, it hurt to say it. But she had to, she knew it wasn't true. And if this lie would save her life, she was willing to play ball.
"Why the sudden change of heart? Up until a few minutes ago you were fighting with me."
"Why do all of this? This drama? When you and I can just leave and be happy together. No need for anyone else, just us."
Austin looked her over, trying to figure out if she was being truthful.
"Do you love me?" he put the knife in his pocket.
Kristen nibbled on her lower lip for a second, then answered.
Austin's eyes softened for a moment, for a moment she could see the sweet guy she fell for in the beginning. Before she showed her who he really was. Then he spoke in an assertive tone.
"Come here." he said.
"What?" Kristen asked, confused.
"If you love me, you'll come here and kiss me." he reached his hand out.
Kristen looked at it and up at him. She could see the longer she sat there, the madder he was getting. On weak legs she slowly started to walk closer to him. Off in the distance behind Austin, Kristen saw a flash of light. Then another one. The lights got closer and closer with each passing second. Her attention fell back on a waiting Austin. If this was her time to be saved, she had to distract him.
Kristen leapt forward and embraced Austin. Then she laid a heavy kiss on him, making sure to keep his back to the cell door. The lights finally got close enough for her to see they were flashlights and who was holding them, it was Eddie and Chris. Kristen tried to signal them but Austin caught on and pushed her off of him.
"Chris! I'm in here!" Kristen tried to run past Austin but he grabbed her.
"Kristen!" Chris yelled.
Austin pulled the knife from his pocket and put it against Kristen's throat.
"I can't believe I fell for your bullshit." Austin growled through his teeth at Kristen.
"Let her go right now, Aries!" Chris yelled.
"Oh, do you want your whore back? Fuck off!"
"Hey vato, that ain't no way to treat a mamacita. Why don't you put down that shank and fight like a man for what you want." Eddie said.
"Yeah right, two against one? Fat chance."
"How about you against just me? You want to take Kristen away from me so bad, right? How much more satisfying would it be if you beat me in a fair fight too?" Chris said as he walked closer to Austin.
Austin thought for a moment. "Alright. You and me for her." Austin pushed Kristen back into the cell. "I don't need this knife either. I can fuck you up with my hands."
"Chris, man, are you sure about this?" Eddie put his hand on his friend's shoulder.
"I have to do this, Eddie, I have to take this guy out so that Kristen is safe. I'm not going to have you get hurt on account of me either. It's a honor thing. She's worth it." Chris said, taking off his shirt.
"Ok, man." Eddie walked over to Kristen while Austin walked closer to Chris.
"I can't let him do this, Eddie. I can't!" Kristen tried to run out of the cell but Eddie held her back.
"You have to let him do this."
:Kristen stopped fighting with Eddie and looked on helplessly.
"I'm going to kill you, old man." Austin said smugly.
The two muscular men circled each other, just like in the ring. Austin went for the first punch and hit Chris in the face.
"That the best you got?" Austin laughed as he hit Chris again and again.
"Come on Chris, man. You got this punk!" Eddie shouted in support. Chris shook the pain away and a got a punch in.
"Finally, some challenge out of you." Austin mocked.
"Go Chris!" Kristen yelled. He smiled at her, then threw all of his attention on Austin. He was faster than Chris, but he wasn't stronger than him. Chris charged Austin, spearing him to the ground. He unleashed a torrent of punches to his chest.
"You're never going to hurt another person, you son of a bitch!"
Austin tried to fight back but he was no match. Once it was obvious he wasn't getting up, Eddie tried to pull Chris off of Austin. Chris just shoved him back and kept punching. Just then Punk and Dreamer came running in.
"What the hell is going on?" Dreamer and Punk yelled in unison. Once they put it together, they managed to pull Chris away.
"I think you got him, slugger." Punk joked.
Eddie looked over Austin, he was in bad shape. "I guess we'd better call an ambulance."
"We should leave his scummy ass there to rot." Chris scuffed. Dreamer tried to keep him at bay.
"No, we can't leave him to die." Kristen spoke up. She walked over to Chris and hugged him. He started to calm down. His arms returned her sweet embrace. Kristen pulled away and looked up.
"We have to call the police and get Austin real help. If we just leave him we are no better than he is."
Chris looked at her, if she wasn't there he would have surely killed Austin. But he couldn't do anything else violent in front of Kristen. She had been through enough.
"Alright, we'll get help for him." Chris sighed.
Kristen just smiled at him and hugged him again. He returned her hug even tighter than before.
"Well which one of you is carrying him out?" Eddie asked as he started to walk out of the haunted house.
"Why do we have to do it?" Dreamer complained.
"Yeah, what about you? I thought you wanted to help him. You suggested the ambulance." Punk moaned.
"Well you know me ese vato," Eddie turned back slightly on his heel. "I lied!"
They all rolled their eyes and laughed. Chris put his arm on Kristen's shoulder and looked at Austin once more before walking away.
"Let's get out of here," he said. "I need a beer."