Post by Rina Croft on Sept 21, 2018 10:55:46 GMT -5
Rina had paced the length of Alessandro's living room twice. Maybe three times. It seemed her companion had been gone for hours, but it had only been 1. The girl had clung to his wrist as he dropped her off at his apartment. Rina had all but begged him to let her go with him to his meeting. She didn't want him to go alone... she wanted to protect him from whatever may come. He wouldn't hear of it.
The young woman groaned softly in distress, her fists balled up at her sides. Her nails dug painfully into her palms and before long she was sure that blood was going to be drawn from the thick skin. Worry was knotted up in her stomach and wouldn't let go. She had ran scenario after scenario in her head of how this meeting could go with Tseng. Not one of them had a happy ending. Most of them ended with Alessandro's brains splattered against the nearest wall. One or two even had Rina right there lined up next to him waiting for her own bullet. Her thoughts made her shudder, but she couldn't stop them.
More time passed. She had tired of pacing and sat down on the nearby couch, leaning her head against the back of the frame. Anxiety and fear were about to eat her up so she squeezed her eyes shut, making herself take deep breaths, and occasionally counting to 10. This must have been just what she needed because soon the horrible feelings mixing inside her faded slightly, taking on the tone of sleep. Almost against her will, Rina's eyes grew heavy and she shut them. Sleep overtook her instantly.
And then came the nightmares of suited men, hunting her down, holding her captive. A bullet splitting her head in half and her limp body being put into a shallow grave right on top of Alessandro Apollo's. A hard ending for a hard girl.
Where are you Alessandro? They're going to kill me...!