I kept trying to untie my hands but this time they were too tight. I stopped, and all I could do was think. At least that might distract me from the pain. Unfortunately all I could think off at the moment was how crap life was. Nothing says fun like seeing the girl that I love with another guy, having my best friend abandon me and having my parents dropping me in boarding school to rot.

I was getting really bored. I couldn't untie my hands or take off the gag and I had already counted all of the cracks in the wall, 28, he should probably fix that. I was running out of things to preoccupy myself before I had to start thinking about life again. It sounds weird but I don't like to think. Nobody understands what I have gone through, personally. It's all a bit too painful to think about. The only person I could ever confide in was Mara. Oh, Mara. She is so beautiful. I wish I could be back at Anubis house, with her. Doing anything, I wouldn't mind, any thing that I do is a hundred times better when I'm with her. She even makes homework more interesting.

Another while passed, until I heard Rufus coming back down to the basement. I was really worried. Not to be a wuss or any thing, but you would too if a man who had kidnapped you and beat you, then came up to you, while you were defenceless.

"Why Jerome, don't be so worried. I'm sure you'll be fine, unless Victor doesn't gives me what I want. Then unfortunately, its bad news for you."

We were both caught by surprise when someone started bounding down the stairs towards us.

"Hey Rufus! What are you doing down in the base-.."

That's when I saw it was a girl, probably just a year or two younger than me. She seemed to be lost for words when she saw me.

"What are you doing here?" He yelled quickly, getting angry.

"What on earth is going on here!?" she asked really confused.

Rufus reacted quickly, and started to push her back up the stairs.

It took me a second to realize what had just happened. Who was that? And what was she doing here? I could hear them yelling upstairs. This went on for a few minutes before I heard a door slam and the shouting stopped. Rufus came stomping down the stairs and turned off the light leaving me once again in darkness.