Friday, December 8, 2017
Give Me Love ~ Part 33
“I’m Tris. The man you’re to marry,” said Tris.
“Tris,” Amorette whispered. Gerwyn’s warning rang through her head as fear crept through her body. She took a step towards the stairs as Tris approached the bar. She wanted to scream for Emma, but she couldn’t find her voice.
“Ahhh,” said Tris with a wicked smile. “I see my reputation has preceded me. Yes, I am the one and only Tris, your intended, your partner, your match. Come along now dear, this little game has gone on long enough. It’s time you get back to where you belong … with me.”
“I’m not going anywhere with you,” said Amorette, hating that her voice wouldn’t go above a whisper. She hurried toward the stairs, ready to call for Emma, when Tris’s hand clamped across her mouth as his other arm pulled her close to him.
“I was hoping to do this the easy way,” Tris sneered in her ear. “But it appears you remember more than you have let on. I’m guessing it was your friend Gerwyn and I’ll just have to make sure he explains why he aided you to the elders. Of course, his helping you after you made the grievous mistake of pricking your own finger with the arrow will most assuredly mean his banishment to the outer world. He’ll have to roam alone, in a world of gray and despair, but I guess that’s a small price to pay for helping your friend.”
Amorette frantically shook her head. Gerwyn had risked his freedom to warn her and she couldn’t let him be banished.
“Oh you don’t like the sound of that do you?” teased Tris. “Good, I’m going to release my hand from your mouth and then we’re going to talk like two civilized beings. Will you scream?”
Amorette shook her head. She wouldn’t do anything that would jeopardize Gerwyn. He had come to help her, even though it meant putting himself in danger. She would do what she could to save him.
Tris removed his hand and let go of Amorette. He gestured for her to move away from the stairs. She walked to the center of the bar. All she needed to do was buy time and then either Charlie would come by or Emma would come downstairs to see what was taking Amorette so long with clean up.
“I’m going to cut straight to the chase,” said Tris. “Where is the arrow?”
“I honestly don’t know,” said Amorette, skimming the truth. For all she knew Gerwyn had the arrow and had moved it from the warehouse, so she honestly didn’t know where it was. “If I knew I would have told Gerwyn when he asked. Charlie said that I had it with me when I was found in an old warehouse downtown, but that is all I know of it.”
“You understand if you lie to me then I will see to it that Gerwyn gets banished.” Tris narrowed his eyes. “Who is this Charlie? Is he the man you’ve been seeing?”
“I understand that Gerwyn is in trouble because of trying to help me,” said Amorette as she hugged herself. “I’m telling you the truth because I don’t want him to be banished to the outer world, even though I don’t know what that is.” Amorette knew she had to choose her words carefully regarding Charlie. “Charlie is the EMT who was there when I was found. His sister owns the bar and is letting me stay with her. We’re friends.”