She wasn’t sure how she got here. One minute she caught wind of where Cain Vornan was at and made her way towards a seemingly desolate town, and then the next she suddenly found herself held captive in a makeshift cell, her head throbbing, vision blurry and her memory as to how she got here in the first place a little bit too shoddy for her own liking.
When Rebecca imagined getting to Nate, she imagined it a whole lot different than what was going on right now.
Of course Rebecca realised that going after Cain Vornan on her own wasn’t really something that she could pull off. If she was really planning on taking the guy down, or even just sneaking in and getting Nate out, she was going to need back up. She didn’t even know where to begin if it would just be here.
First things first though. She’d have to make sure to find Nate first.
People ran from one side of the room to the other, most heading towards the truck of which the lights had turned on, people pushing and pulling to try and get a closer look as if a working car was a sight to behold. Which, in this day and age, Rebecca supposed it was, though she wasn’t nearly as keen to make her way over to the car.
Beggars couldn’t be choosers.
That was how the saying went and Rebecca knew it was true. She knew it was silly for her to wish it was someone other than Rubinski she could’ve run into, but truth of the matter was, Rubinski wasn’t as bad as he’d seemed during her time in the military. In fact, she recognised very little of him now that he was here, the world had gone to the dogs and all he had left was his family and wanting to keep them safe.
“You two know each other?”
Alex’ voice cut Rebecca off and he stepped in-between them, pushing Nate back roughly, making him stumble and almost lose his balance, grabbing hold of one of the desks he almost fell into to stabilise himself. She could see him hesitate, eyeing Alex warily, but in the end wanting to know about his son’s safety won over whatever it was that made him wary of Alex and he pushed the other man aside, stepping up close to Rebecca again.
“Tyler, please don’t do that.”
Rebecca sighed, exasperated, her voice tight with with-held anger she felt towards the boy, having told him to stop making so much noise about a dozen times already by now. She shot him a pointed look, putting her finger to her lips, not even bothering to use words anymore cos she doubted he was going to listen anyway.
She couldn’t believe her eyes. Couldn’t believe it was him, it was Alex, Alex was Cain Vornan, the one man she’d heard nothing but bad news about, the man that, in her mind, was the most horrible of human beings. The one example of how someone could lose track of their humanity in the face of something horrible that happened.
Rebecca grew up in a military family. Her father was away a lot, she never felt particularly close to him and though she bonded with her brother during their childhood, she lost touch with him when he joined the army as well. Rebecca signed up too, that wasn’t the point, but their lives got busy and family dinners got less and less frequent until they disappeared altogether.