Two days had passed since she had met the mysterious Marko. Two days since Star and her had argued and left each other alone. Kasey was currently pacing around the entire boardwalk, looking for any sign of her sister. When she found none, she sank onto a crudely painted bench and buried her head in her hands.
"Kasey?" A familiar voice met her ears, "Are you alright?"
She sniffled lightly and dragged a hand across her eyes as she raised her head to look at the angelic blonde in the patchwork jacket.
"What's the matter?" He questioned, horrified to see her red and puffy eyes.
"My sister...I can't find her anywhere," She croaked, "It's like she's just vanished."
Marko crouched in front of her and grasped her hands tightly. For a moment, Kasey thought she saw guilt behind his Blue eyes, but it was gone before she could be sure.
"I could help you look...if you'd like?"
"Why would you help me?" She found herself asking, "You don't even know me."
"You're my friend and in need," He replied hesitantly, "I always help friends in need."
A small smile peeked out from behind her tears as she clutched his hand even tighter, "Let's go then."
Marko grinned at her before pulling her to her feet and leading her towards the stores. She stumbled over her feet as she attempted to keep up with his fast pace.
"How long has she been missing?" He asked innocently, despite knowing exactly what had happened to her sister.
"Two days," Kasey replied, "We argued and then I bumped into you and I went looking for her...but found nothing."
"Maybe we could ask in some of the stores?" He offered.
"That's not a bad idea," She grinned and headed towards the comic book store.
Marko grumbled at the thought of going anywhere near the Frog brothers, but he smothered it quickly and waltzed after her. As soon as he stepped into the store, he noticed that she was already at the counter, in deep discussion with the sandy haired brother.
"Have you seen her?" Kasey pleaded and pulled a picture from her bag.
"I saw her climbing on the back of the platinum blonde's motorcycle," He replied before sliding the picture back to her.
"Platinum blonde?" She repeated, sliding the picture away.
"Yeah, his leader," The teenager pointed a finger in Marko's direction with a scowl plastered to his face.
"Are you sure?" Kasey whispered eagerly.
"I am very sure," He watched her turn away and head over to the bloodsucker.
Kasey glanced over her shoulder as a hand latched onto her elbow. She furrowed her brows at the completely serious look on his young face.
"What is it?"
"I wouldn't look for your sister," He started, "There is no hope for her now."
Before she could ask him what he meant, Marko pushed him away from her and gripped her lower arm tightly in his cool hand before pulling her out the door.
Kasey struggled in Marko's grasp as he led her away from Frog Comics and towards where his motorbike sat. When he finally released her, she rubbed her aching limb with a frown on her face.
"What's going on, Marko?" She demanded, "What did he mean that there is no hope for my sister?"
"Nothing, he's a kid, what do you expect?" He replied quickly.
"No! don't expect me to believe that!" She yelled, "He may be a kid but he seemed to know exactly what he was saying!"
"Kasey!" Marko growled and grabbed her upper arms before shaking her, "Back away now, you don't know what you're going to get yourself into!"
"Then tell me," She whispered softly.
Kasey shook her head and chuckled dryly, she looked away and refused to meet his pleading eyes. Her eyes darkened as she caught sight of a familiar platinum blonde strolling along the Boardwalk with two other males. She rammed her palms into Marko's chest and hurried away from him as soon as he let go.
"Kasey!" He shouted upon seeing who she was headed for, "Kasey! don't do it!"
"Where is she?" Kasey growled as she shoved the Blonde.
"Where is who?" He questioned, playing dumb.
"Don't treat me like I am stupid!" She hissed, "I know you took my sister!"
David simply raised an eyebrow as his brother's grabbed her arms to prevent her from striking him. Marko appeared a moment later and whispered something in his ear before nudging Paul and Dwayne out of the way and pulling her against his side.
"I did take your sister," He replied, "I took her for a ride and then dropped her off at the beach. I haven't seen her since."
Kasey, not knowing that he was very skilled at lying, saw only truth in his eyes and slumped into Marko as tears welled in her eyes. Before she could protest, Marko wrapped an arm around her waist and followed the group back to the motorbikes.
"Where are we going?"
"For a ride!" Marko cheered.
She watched as the four men climb on their bikes before turning to look at her impatiently. The leader raised an eyebrow as a smirk graced his face.
"Are you coming, Kasey?"
"I-I shouldn't," She stuttered.
"But you want to," He replied, "I can see it in your eyes."
Kasey bit her lip, having an internal debate with herself. After a moment, she sighed in defeat and allowed Marko to help her onto the bike.
"You might want to hold on," He smirked over his shoulder.
A yelp escaped her lips as the bike shot forward, her arms snaked around his waist as she clung on for dear life. As the wind blew through her hair, and chilled her face, she couldn't help but wonder what had possessed her to agree to go with these absolute strangers.
What was so entrancing about them? What had made her mind became blank causing her to lose all free will?
That was the question that would haunt her for an eternity.
Author's note - I am sorry for the wait, but this last week has been hectic! I've had 2 nabs, an extended response to write and a college application form to hand in!
But here is the chapter, so I hope you read it, enjoy it and review it!
Oh, and thanks to VogueCharlotteVogue for reading this for me!