Love is Blind; Rin X Len

Chapter 10: Unpleasant Surprise

"We're all going to end up in hell, whether we die here, or out there..." Big Al laughed, as we were descending inside of the elevator.

Third Person's POV

Ding! The iron doors moved out of their way as they pushed through the hallway full with panicking people. We were slowed down by the weight of Big Al. Bomb after bomb blew the rooms up as we passed them. Len and Robert fell to their knees at the force of the explosion.

"Guys, hurry!" Rin yelled as she bent down beside Len. She pulled him onto his feet as Robert threw Big Al over his back. Just then another bomb blew them apart. Robert and Big Al fell to one side and Rin and Len to the other.

"Shit!" Len cursed. "We don't have time for this!"

"You guys go ahead. We'll time another way out," Robert called.

Rin and Len managed to pull themselves out of the hospital, two seconds later the building completely blew up, powerful enough to push them onto the ground. Bricks, dirt, and people were sent flying into the air, screaming for their lives in the fire and smoke. The smoke and the power of the explosion made their eyesight hazy before they blacked out.

"Ahhh! Help, somebody help me!" The screaming echoed in their minds.

Len's POV

I found myself laying on the ground where we fell unconscious. My eyes slowly began to open to see the bright blue sky, it's appearance ruined by the light smoke emitting from the rubble. I slowly looked to my right to see Rin laying next to me, still unconscious. That's when I heard a deep...familiar voice.

"So, did you just wake up?" asked Big Al, walking towards me and staring down at me, smiling.

"Big Al.." I said tiredly, slowly trying to sit up.

"Na ah ah!" Big Al smiled, forcefully pushing me back to my laying position before I could get up, with his boot on my chest. My eyes completely opened when suddenly he pulled a gun out of his pocket, pointing it down at my heart.

"Big Al, what are you doi-!" Bang! Everything went black at that instant.

"...These bodies smell worse than shit!"

"That's one of the reasons I think we don't get paid enough! Big Al, that son of a bitch!"

"He expects us to throw all these dead bodies into this pit every day, for such little money! Him and the savages he's in charge of, just because they're high rank, they think they can control all of us!" two different voices called nearby.

The horrible stench filled my nostrils and I quickly opened my eyes to see everything pitch black. I was stuck in a laying position with things stuffed both above and below me. Something on my face felt wet. The liquid trickled down my throat. Whatever this stench was, it surrounded me in a thick fog.

"Wha...what the hell? Where am I?!" I panicked when my eyes finally found focus in the darkness revealing a bloody foot in my face. I dragged my hands upwards and pushed the dead body off to the side to find more corpses from above falling down on me. I kept digging and digging up through bodies. I finally pushed my hands out of the mess and pulled myself out. On ground level, I backed away from the ditch filled to the brim with death, and looked around.

"Oh my god! He came back from the dead!" One of the military suited people yelled, quickly running away along with his partner.

"Where the hell am I?" I whispered to myself, pushing myself off of the ground. I brought my hands into my line of vision, wondering how I was still alive. I thought I was shot dead...

"Dammit!" I shouted loudly. My eyes frantically swerved left and right finding nothing and nobody.

"Rin? Rin, are you there?! Robert, where are you?!"

Rin's POV

"Rin, wake up," a familiar voice called. Before opening my eyes, I tried to raise my hands, but they were restrained by something. Realizing I was stuck in place got my eyes to jolt open in alert. I was laying on a cold, hard bed in a room.

"Where did you take me? What do you want from me?" I hissed towards the figure sitting before me.

"Don't worry, I won't harm you, not now atleast. I've got your food. If you don't wake up now, you wouldn't have been able to eat it later. A hungry hostage is a dead hostage," The woman made an evil smile. That, I could recognize... it was Neru.

"How would I know that you didn't poison it?" I asked.

"You wouldn't," she grinned, snickering before she leaned over the bed, uncuffing my hands, and turned to leave. The door shut behind her and the slam echoed around the room.

I recognized this room. I was in the Silver Kagamine Industries Mansion. The quiet was interrupted by the door being thrown open and Len storming in.

"Len, you came!" I shouted. For some reason he seemed confused when I said that.

"My name's Rinto. Sorry I'm not who you thought I was," he replied. I had a feeling he was, he seemed a little different.

"It's okay. I'm sorry I confused you for Len. How are you?" I asked with a smile on my face.

He chuckled. My face must have conveyed my confusion because he explained to me why he laughed.

"Sorry, it's just, you've just been kidnapped, yet you're asking me how I am," he expressed with an amused grin on my face.

"Eh, I got used to it," I replied and the grin on his face dropped.

"I'm sorry about that," he responded genuinely while scratching the back of his neck awkwardly.

"No, don't apologize. It's not your fault. In fact, never apologize again. You've been doing that a lot since you got in here and are kind of being a buzzkill," I ordered with a smile on her face.

"Oh sorry- I mean okay," Rinto spoke. I began eating the cold food that had been left for me by Neru.

The more we talked, the more I enjoyed our conversations and the time we spent together. It was okay for me to like him. It was right for me to like him. I kept telling myself this, but the guilt and dread wouldn't shake from my heart. It felt like vines full of thorns would constrict around my pulsing organ every time we shared a smile. I wasn't betraying Len, was I? No, I was following orders. Orders given by my father. Orders that I couldn't hope to disobey. I was never sworn to Len, but I was sworn to my father the day I was born.

"Rin?" Rinto spoke. He placed a gentle hand to my face, tilting up so my eyes would meet his.

"Yes?" I replied, a small smile on my face.

Instead of answering in words, he brought my face up to his. His lips brushed mine for barely a second before the door belonging to the room came crashing open. I was frozen in place. How was I suppose to react to this?

Rinto jumped off of me and turned toward the disturbance. His eyes widened in shock. My gaze followed his until it was met by sorrowful deep blue eyes.

"Len?" I managed.

The thorn cover vines, they were clenching and twisting. My throat grew dry, my eyes also wide, but instead of shock betrayed through them, it was guilt that filled them.

"Rin, I-" he started, before he was knocked out by a hateful guard that appeared from behind him.

My mouth opened to call out to him, but silence was the only thing that escaped my lips.

Shortly after, Neru walked in and ordered the guards to tie up both me and Len. She was questioned by Rinto, but she only had to bring up one hand to quiet him.

Before I knew it, a blindfold stole my vision from me and a cloth cut off my voice, not that I was able to use it. Ropes constricted my hands behind me, my feet together, and my back to a rough, wooden surface. It was most likely the back of a chair. The smell of repulsive gasoline filled my sensitive nostrils. I gagged at the stench.

A low chuckle vibrated near my left ear. It belonged to Neru. She poured a liquid over my body, soaking me. It clung to my skin as the outer layer slid down my limbs, pooling at my bare feet.

"Did you really think I'd let you live? Rinto has your clone. She was my plan, not you. You did entertain me greatly and for that I must thank you. But this was your main role, the bait, and this is your finale."

I welcomed the scowl that rose upon my face and she snorted. The slam of a door told me that she had left. There was shuffling before me, but I couldn't tell what was happening on the outside of this blindfold. After a few seconds, my ears caught a gasp.

"Rin!" a voice called. The voice belonged to Len. I smiled sadly through the cloth.

There was more pouring of the liquid, most likely on Len. Oh shit.

Len's POV

Crap, crap, crap. My vision and speech were free, unlike Rin's, but like her, my hands and feet were bind together and my back tied to a chair. There were hateful flames rising from the floorboards, spreading slowly, as if it were death itself. When it met me, the flames rose higher, licking my sides. The heat could be felt through my clothing.

It was unbearable, and sweat raced down my back and neck, I had to do something. My clammy hands tightly gripped the arms of the wooden chair, leaving me with scratches and splinters. I never reacted to the pain. Instead, I began to rock back and forth with all the force I could muster. When the chair started to tip over, I pushed harder toward the ground to break the cheap chair. I tried to get up as fast as possible, to get Rin, but the wooden floor snapped beneath the weight of my body. Only one floorboard was broken so I decided to take a step toward the trapped light, Rin. As soon as the weight shifted from my left foot to my other, I fell from the fourth floor to the third.

As soon as I landed, the floor smashed again and I fell through metal bars to the second floor. On my way down, my stomach must've hit a bar because I couldn't move for a while from the painful bruise on my stomach.

"Rin, I'm coming!" I yelled, pushing off from the ground, ignoring the pain and heat emitting from and around my raw, weakened body. My eyesight was blurry and obscured by the scorching, heavy smoke. Fire had spread everywhere and I had a hard time finding the elevator going up. I tripped over a soldier's rotting body that was probably in the room, alive, with us before the chaos surrounded him and swallowed him in the bitch we know as karma. He must've died from the fall. I ran towards the elevator and slammed the up button. My body couldn't stop shaking from the adrenaline coursing through my veins.

"I don't have time for this!" I yelled in haste to no one in particular. I tried to keep myself from imagining Rin's helpless body being burnt alive while I was waiting for the elevator to arrive. Once the elevator had arrived, I ran in and hit the up button again. Out of nowhere, the soldier I thought was dead slowly looked upward toward me, his face burnt terribly. He laid there and quickly pulled out a gun, aiming my way. I hit the button over and over again until the doors started to work, a second after I heard his gunshot. Through the crack of the elevator door, I saw his arm fall limp. At least he wouldn't have to live through this hell we call life anymore. I paced back and forth, not able to calm myself. The happy elevator music frustrated me. This was taking way too long, she had to be... No, I couldn't think like that. I couldn't afford it.

The elevator suddenly jerked to a stop, and the elevator doors, which I expected to open, didn't.

"What?!" I let out in frustration. "This can't happen! Not now!"

I feel mean for doing this to Len, but I had no choice! It was like my hands wouldn't shut up. O_O

Anyways, I hope you enjoy the chapter.

X's & O's Yuzu