“You can do this Jake; she means nothing to you. You can do this,” I said to myself over and over again. No matter how much I repeated it, trying to convince myself, I knew I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t kill Liya. I slammed my head against the steering wheel. That’s when the car lunged forward. I had accidentally put the plan into motion. I looked at the road only to see Liya in the middle of it. I tried to hit the brakes to no avail. F***. “That lying son of a gun was going to get rid of me too,” I said, as I realized that someone had cut the brakes to my car. I could feel the electric surge in my brain as all my senses started going into overdrive. I heard a thump and realized that I had hit her but something took over me and I just kept on going. I couldn’t stop even if I wanted to anyway. I kept on going till the car ran out of fuel. At that point, I was at a forested area. I got off the car and walked into town.
Later on, I found out from a friend that Liya was still alive. Apparently, I had hit someone else. I couldn’t help but sigh in relief, even though I knew that my fate was then sealed. I knew Josh would have my head. I knew I was done.
“You should get out of town man,” Dave told me, after he was done giving me news about Liya’s condition.
“I know I should, but I can’t. I can’t leave her here Dave, he’ll kill her,” I said.
“He’ll kill you too if you stay!”
“I know, Dave, but I owe her this much.”
“Are we talking about the girl that tried to kill you or are we talking about another girl? I’m very confused.”
“In all fairness, she dropped me where there was no traffic so she couldn’t possibly have been trying to kill me; at least not intentionally.”
“Wow! You people are messed up!”
“They killed Emerald.”
I could see the shock on his face. “This people mean business, Dave, and I have to get her out of here. Her own father wants her dead. Have you seen the news lately? Liya Summers is still performing even though she’s in hospital! He’s already replaced her with her twin and nobody out there even knows. He’s not going to stop.”
Dave nodded. “Do what you gotta do, man. I’ll try to buy you time.”
“Thanks. I owe you."
"Just try not to get killed," he said as he walked away.