Sorry this took so long. I decided to just make this a two-parter instead of making a whole new story…. Let me know what you think. Also, I read that Jena Malone (Rocket) is gonna be Johanna Mason in the Hunger Games movies, which got me thinking…. Probably going to type up a chapter of that too tonight.
"Do you have to go?" Babydoll asks from her position on our bed.
I'm sitting at our vanity in our room, in the mansion that now belongs to Baby and Natalie. The Priest's death was ruled a suicide, so no investigation for us to worry about. I however, was worried about what people would say when Babydoll just reappeared after being gone for so long under the circumstance.
The dead man gave her an airtight alibi. The bastard told people that she was still in the mansion, and that he was living there to help both her and Natalie during their grieving period. He just forgot to mention her had my girl locked up so he'd never have to leave.
"You know I do." I answer
She'd had her revenge of sorts. I pulled the trigger, but she had gotten her sister back, something I could never achieve. I'll leave a dead body in my wake, but a living one will most likely not return with me, unless I can somehow get Gorski out of her hell like she helped us escape ours. Either way, my revenge will not be as sweet as hers.
"Take me with you Sweet Pea. I can't let them hurt you, not anymore."
I shake my head, and give her a small smile. "I can't, not now that you have Natalie. She needs you now, and I won't be the one to separate you two."
"Did you ever stop to think that maybe I need you? No, you didn't. I need you here with me, safe and sound."
I finally turn to face her, having seen the look on her face from her reflection in the mirror.
"So you want me to let him live? After what he did to us? After everything he did to her? Not only did he kill her, but God only knows what else he did to her! Look what you stopped him from doing! How many times was I not there to save her from him?"
I know I'm yelling at her, and I see her flinch at the harshness of my tone, but I can't help it. And it's not that I don't want to be here with her. She knows how I feel. But this is just something I need to do, and after what she went through, I thought she'd understand.
She gets up off the bed, walks over to me, and gets down on her knees. My eyes are on the floor, trying to not look at her. Unfortunately, her getting down prevents me from doing so, and when she tilts my chin up, well, let's just say I lost the battle.
"You know I want him dead too, but not at the cost of your own life. We both know that's not what Rocket would've wanted that. She wanted you to live. And I can make sure you live if I go with you." She whispers in a calming voice.
"Look, I won't take you with me. If I die, I have to go knowing that you are safe her with Nat."
"Don't talk like that Sweet Pea. You're coming back to me. Then the three of us are going to live happily ever after." She says
"You know that I don't believe in that shit. And even if I did, I was hoping there would be four of us."
"Yeah. I'm gonna try to bring Gorski out, and send her here, if it's ok with you that is. It's your house after all." I remind her.
"Of course you can bring her. She's the reason we're here in the first place. But I want you to promise me something."
"You promise that you'll come back to me alive."
I shake my head. "Don't make me do that. I don't want to be the bad guy, making promises I can't keep. I can promise you so much, but not that." I sigh
"What time should I expect you back?" She questions
"A few days at the latest, the end of the week." I reply, and kiss her forehead. "Now it's time for you to go to bed. I have a bus to catch in an hour, and I'm not leaving until you're asleep."
She gets up from her position on the floor, takes my hand, and lies down. I wrap my arms around her, and wait til she dozes off to disentangle myself from her.
"I love you Babydoll. I hope you don't hate me for this." I murmur as I get my letter from under the vanity and place it on my pillow next to her.
I can't help but stare at her before I leave in an attempt to memorize everything about her.
I close the door behind me, and I'm not interrupted until I'm almost out the door.
"Where are you going?" Natalie's voice hits my ears as she comes into the foyer from the kitchen.
"I have some business to take care of. Kind of like how the man that was keeping you here. But this man hurt my sister. He actually killed her"
"So you won't be able to bring her back here so we can all be together?" she asks
"No. But I might be able to bring someone else back. Someone who was very nice to all of us while we were in that place. But I need you to do me a favor and watch over your sister while I'm gone. I don't know if I'm coming back, so I'll need you to keep her safe for me, ok?"
She comes closer to me, and hugs me.
"I will, but you have to come back to her. She loves you. If you die, she'll be like she was right after Mom died. I can't see her like that again."
"I'll do my best Nat. You both know that. But like I told your sister, I'm not making any promises I can't keep. Goodbye Nat."
"I'll see you later Sweet Pea." She answers as she closes the door behind me.
My walk to the bus station is short, yet as I wait for my bus, I can't help but compare Babydoll and Natalie, and what they said to me tonight. They both wanted me to make promises to them that I couldn't keep. I lied to Rocket once, about going wherever she wanted whenever we got out. The only place she went was the cemetery behind our hellhole. I refuse to lie to anyone else that I care about.
I've been on the bus for three hours now, and sleep has yet to come to me. I didn't really expect it to, I'm too anxious. I told Babydoll that I had everything all planned out, but it's not that simple.
With the Priest, he'd never really gotten a good look at my face, so the chances of him recognizing me were slim. Here, that was not the case, unless they'd gotten all new security in the time we'd been gone.
I know a one thing though, like that I'm getting Gorski out, if she's still here. The revenge has to come after that. I owe that much to her, and Rocket would be proud.
So sorry to say that this is where I will end it for now. Don't worry, I won't wait as long to post next time. Probably Friday night, Saturday at the latest.
But I do have a question: Do you think Rocket lived? Let me know in a review or PM!