Secrets Kept, Lies Told
Secrets Kept, Lies Told
"I see it didn't take
you long to get out of Florida," a voice said from behind Alexa.
Alexa turned around
and was face to face with Cindy. "Hello to you too, Cindy," she said
"When did you leave
Florida, kid?" Cindy asked.
"About a month ago,
but then again, that's none of your business," Alexa answered, crossing
her arms. She was getting mad, the mere sight of Cindy made her mad.
"Really? I left
about six months ago. Its amazing what people will give you for a
good screw," Cindy said, taking her slutty stance of legs apart and arms
"I can't believe you,
Cindy, what did you do, screw the entire Supreme Court?" Alexa asked,
"No, just the parole
panel, it wasn't too much work this time. Tell me, kid, who was that
luscious guy you took away from me?"
"No one you can handle."
"Really, kid, who is
"He's my boyfriend,"
Alexa lied. She'd always been very good at lying, she didn't even
flinch when she lied.
"Is he? Then
why was he sitting all alone before?"
"He didn't want to
"Bullshit he didn't
want to dance. When I came over, he practically invited me to sit
in his lap. Who is he, kid? Is he your play toy for the evening?"
"Cindy, you know I
don't play that game. I told you, he's my boyfriend. And if
he cheats on me with you, I'll slap you both across the face, if he cheats
on me with anyone else, then I dump him. I was giving him a warning
when I dragged him away, I don't want anyone I know involved with you.
I know your game and I know how everyone loses except for you. You
get the money and the time, they get screwed over. Yet another round
of Cindy screws with your life," Alexa shot.
"Want to make something
of my fun, bitch?"
"Hell yeah, slut, bring
it on," Alexa dared, glaring at Cindy.
They both started to
walk towards each other when Alexa was picked up from behind. "Alexa,
baby, we have to go," AJ said, holding her around her waist.
"Dammit, AJ, I don't
want to!" Alexa exclaimed, struggling against his grasp.
"Sorry, honey, we have
to, I have stuff to do tomorrow and I was thinking that maybe you and I
could have our own partyâ?¦" AJ trailed off and all Alexa
could think about was how gross it sounded.
"Yeah, let's go," Alexa
said, smiling. She took AJ's hand and he practically dragged her
out of the club. "What the hell is your problem, AJ, I could've finished
her right then and there," Alexa exclaimed as they hailed a cab and Mike
came up behind them.
"Alexa, no fighting.
I don't care how bad or how much you want her dead, no fighting," AJ said,
climbing in. He held his finger up to his lips as Mike got in and
they rode in silence back to the hotel they were staying at. As they
got out, Alexa led AJ to the bus, telling Mike he could go inside, she
just had to get something. Alexa waited until Mike was inside, then
turned on her brother.
"You know, AJ, I can
take care of myself. I wanted to give Cindy exactly what she deserved.
Besides, once I was done with her, Lenny wouldn't have found her and I
would've technically done her a favor. He was gonna screw her over
so bad, she wouldn't be able to play her game anymore, then he would kill
her. I know these people, you don't, AJ, I know what they are capable
of and what exactly they will do to you if they find you. AJ, I don't
want you to get hurt, I've finally found my family, I don't want to lose
them," Alexa said, softening suddenly. She remembered what the conversation
was initially about and her facial expression hardened. "AJ, whenever
we go out together and I see someone I know is trouble, I will do whatever
means necessary to get you away from them, even if it means starting a
fight. I don't care, my family does not get hurt because of the mistakes
I've made in life. One of those mistakes just happens to be meeting
Cindy," Alexa said, walking to the back of the bus to get her jacket.
It was starting to rain.
"Aly," AJ started,
going after her. "Alexa, calm down, please," AJ said, finally catching
up to her and stopping her from furiously looking for her coat. Alexa
held back tears as she turned to her brother.
"AJ, you didn't see
it happen. You didn't see Cindy holding up the gun and shooting at
Lenny, missing, and hitting that kid. He was so little, only about
six or seven. A kid, AJ, I don't even know his name. His life
was ended because of something I did, I met Cindy, I found the gun, and
I gave her the gun for her to protect herself with. Instead of protecting
herself, she killed someone." Alexa wiped away tears and sat on the
bench, leaning against the wall. "AJ, I was never so scared in my
life. I was fifteen when it happened, I was so young and stupid.
I couldn't see what a slut Cindy was, what a crook she was. She taught
me everything I know, and then some. She taught me how to protect
myself, then turned around and dragged
people away to screw them and get their
money. She was a prostitute, a slut, a whore, and she was damn proud
of it. She got out of jail because she screwed her parole panel and
now she's out there, and I know she still has that gun, and I know that
she is capable of killing someone else. She has no heart, AJ, she'll
do anything she has to do to get her way," Alexa said, hugging her knees.
AJ sat next to her
and hugged her. "Don't worry, she won't find us, we'll be out of
here before she has a chance to even figure out who I am. Come on,
let's get to bed," he suggested, standing up.
Alexa nodded and stood
up next to her brother, grabbing her jacket. She pulled it on and
walked behind AJ, switching off lights as she walked to the front of the
bus. She hopped off the last step and turned to lock the door.
She walked with AJ to the hotel door and they went upstairs to bed.