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Chapter 4

Ian had Riley in a tight grip and Ben in front of him on top of a rooftop.

"Stay back Gates," Ian warned.

"Ian listen I'll get you whatever you want just let him go," Ben reasoned.

"Not going to happen Gates," Ian growled.

"Ben please help me," Riley pleaded.

Ian gripped Riley's arm harder and pressed the knife closer to his neck. Riley let out a yell of pain.

"Shut up Poole," Ian hissed.

"Ian let him go. Please. I'll do anything, just please let him go," Ben begged with tears in his eyes.

"Oh is the great Ben Gates going to cry?" Ian laughed.

"Ben it's not worth it. Just go save yourself," Riley told him.

"I said shut up!" Ian yelled.

He was about to pull the knife across Riley's neck when Ben came up and punched him in the face. Ian fell to the ground unconscious. Ben grabbed Riley so he wouldn't go down with Ian. Riley fell into Ben's arms. Ben stood him up and took his face in his hands.

"Are you okay?" he asked.

"Yeah. I'm okay," Riley mumbled.

Ben pulled him into a hug.

"I'm glad your safe," Ben whispered, "lets get out of here."

Riley leaned in close to Ben as Ben put an arm around his shoulders and lead him away. As Riley let the paramedics check him over, he saw Ian being lead away in handcuffs. Ian gave him a look that could kill. Riley shivered and looked away. Ben came up when the paramedics were done and drew Riley into his arms.

"It's okay Riley. I'll never let him bother you again. I promise," Ben whispered.

Ben took Riley back to the house. Abigail met them at the door.

"Oh Riley, I'm so glad you're okay," she fussed hugging him.

"Yeah thanks Abigail," Riley mumbled hugging her back.

Abigail pulled back taking his face in her hands.

"Are you sure you're okay? Do you need anything?" Abigail asked.

"No Abigail I'm fine. All I really want to do is lay down," Riley stated.

"Well, just go upstairs and lay down. I'll be up in a moment to check on you," Ben suggested.

"Okay," Riley mumbled.

Ben and Abigail watched as Riley went up the stairs.

"What happened?" Abigail asked.

"I went to meet Ian and he found out about the FBI and took Riley up to the roof. He had a knife to Riley's throat and if I hadn't stopped him, then he would've killed Riley," Ben explained.

"Poor Riley," Abigail whispered.

"I'm going to go check on him," Ben made known.

Ben went up the stairs and into Riley's room. Riley was caught in a night mare.

"No please don't hurt me. Please leave me alone," Riley pleaded in his sleep.

Ben sat on the bed and put a hand on Riley's shoulder.

"It's okay now Riley. You're safe now," Ben assured.

Riley relaxed under Ben's touch as he stroked Riley's hair. Ben sat there for the rest of the night gently stroking Riley's hair to keep him asleep.