I own nothing!
I woke up to my phone ringing. I looked at the clock and it was 2am. "This better be good." I answered.
"Bombshell." What the fuck why is Tank calling me? "Lester is about to pull into your parking lot you need to meet him outside. He is going to bring you back to RangeMan. Ranger needs you, Lester will fill you in." Then he disconnected.
After my shock wore off I rushed to put on sweatpants and a sweat shirt and ran down to the parking lot. Of course the black SUV was parked in front of the door waiting for me to get in. "Lester what the hell is going on? It is 2 o'clock in the morning and Tank is telling me to rush to my parking lot because Ranger needs me. I'm trying not to panic but I don't know how much longer that is going to last." Lester took my hand and squeezed it.
"Ranger is physically okay but mentally not so much. His grandmother died at about five hours ago and we haven't been able to get him out of the gym since then. He is going nuts on everyone who walks in. At this point no one knows what to do." He told me as he sped to Haywood. "You are the only one who he ever seems to let in so we were hoping that maybe he would talk to you." Shit, Son of a bitch, this is some sort of sick joke right? His Grandmother practically raised him. If I were him I would be going nuts too. For the rest of the ride I sat in silence thinking about what I would say to Ranger when I saw him. When we pulled into the garage I took a deep breath.
"Keep everyone away from the gym elevators and the 7th floor. I know he won't hurt me so no matter what you guys see on the monitors' just stay away." I said to Lester as I was getting out of the explorer.
"Beautiful he isn't himself I don't know if he will even realize it is you down there." I knew that was a possibility but deep down I knew I would be fine.
"He won't hurt me. You have to trust me. Just stay away until I say it is okay." I was beginning to get a little frantic in my head. I need to calm down so that I can help Ranger. He has done everything in his power to help me and now it is my turn to return the favor.