Just a snippet of a story i'm gonna write. Tell me what you think!
Then suddenly, she felt someone grab her shoulder from behind her. The hand spun her around and she was greeted by a hard slap in the face. Literally. She stumbled back a bit but regained her balance before she had the chance to tumble down the stone stairs. She reached up and grabbed the side of her face.
“WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT FOR?” She screamed at the young man standing behind her. With rage burning in her eyes she looked at the man and was instantly uneasy. Something about him scared her.
The group of boys that were just moments before taunting her were now silent. They looked away as if they knew what to expect.
“Did you hear me, jack ass? Why did yo-“ Lindsey was cut off as the young man reached out suddenly and grabbed her by the neck. He swung her around and pinned her against the wall along the side of the steps. He looked at her with a look of pure hatred.
“We were so kind and gracious enough to allow you to come here and find what you need. And this is how you repay us?” His voice was low and cold. His eyes were full of pure hatred. Lindsey stared at him as he spoke. Her hands worked, trying to pull his off her throat, but his grip was strong. “We didn’t have to let you come here,” he paused. “Find what you need and get out.”
He let his grip loosen and dropped Lindsey on the ground before descending the stairs. As he walked away, without even glancing over his shoulder, he said, “And one other thing, ladies shouldn’t swear like that,” then he continued down the stairs at the same leisurely pace.
Lindsey grabbed her neck and gasped for air, finally able to breathe again. Alfie ran over to her, his eyes still wide with shock.
“Are you okay, Lindsey?” Alfie asked her. Concern and terror lined his face.
“I’m fine, Alfie,” she hesitated for a moment as she stood, then looked out at the young man who hurt her. As he was walking away, she yelled at him, “Do you even know why I’m here?” She kept yelling as the young man paused, still not looking back at her. “I’m here to save all of our lives. If I don’t find what I’m looking for, we’re all dead!” Lindsey stared at this man’s back, spitting venom and hatred into every word she spoke. “I should thank you? No, you should be thanking me for trying to save you pathetic jerks.” Without taking her eyes off the man, she spoke to Alfie, “Come on Alfie, let’s go.”
She turned and started marching away but stopped for a moment and turned around. “Oh, and another thing,” she directed her words straight at the man’s back, “I’m not a lady, so fuck you.” And with that, she and Alfie walked into the building. The group of boys at the bottom of the stairs just stared in shock at the girl who dared mock the angry young man.
As she was still within earshot, the young man said coolly, “If our lives are in your hands, then we’re as good as dead anyway.” And with that, he continued walking away from the building.
Lindsey didn’t even bother to stop. She was beyond angry, and now even more determined than ever to find what she was looking for so she could rub it in that guy’s face. If only she knew his name.
“His name is Austin Anderson,” Alfie said. It’s as if he read her mind.
Lindsey said nothing as they walked through the big doors at the front of the building. This is where it would get tough. Girls weren’t allowed here, so stealth meant everything if she was going to get passed all the guards. Lindsey scowled. How was she meant to find something if she didn’t know what it was or where it was? She let out a sigh. This was not going to be easy. And with that, they walked right in through the front doors.