After somewhat of a huge and eventful time out from writing on Rei's blog I'm back and finally I can bring to you my second part of New Year's Nightmare. It has been almost a year in the making so I sure hope it has been worth the wait!
Groggy and disorientated, Toby slowly began to regain consciousness, his neck swollen and bruised from the syringe that had been plunged into him. As he began to avert his eyes to regain as perfect vision as possible, he released he was tied up. Tied to a chair with rope as thick as the beautiful blonde's hair whom he had pursued, Toby gradually began to re-gather his thoughts and track back to the events that had occurred on New Year’s night.
The room he was currently situated in was minimalistic to say the least; plan white walls surrounding him and another chair opposite, currently sitting empty. Nothing more, nothing less. Attempting to wrangle himself out of the tied knots, Toby began to feel sweat drip down his brow, he had never imagined he would be in a situation like this. Who would? It's not every day you expect to be kidnapped by a beautiful woman and left tied up in some hell-hole in a remote part of London. Just as he thought he had make a breakthrough in untying, the door to the room opened. It was her.
A wry smile on her smile, the slim blonde made her way towards him, the echoes of her stiletto heels reaching every corner of the room as they made contact with the floor. As she approached Toby her arms wrapped around him seductively, sending a sense of confusion rushing through his head - was this a game, a kidnapping, what? As these thoughts multiplied, he could feel her soft breath on his ear and they parted to unveil a laugh that sent spasms down his spine in its severity. He knew he has in deeper than he ever could have imagined.
"Why don't you just let me go, I mean no harm to you, I was just looking for a bit of fun, that's all." Toby pleaded, convinced his words of honesty could talk round his captor.
"But the fun is just about to start..."
With that the door slammed opened to a muscular brutish figure, wearing a black boiler suit and an intimidating stare that could have turned mere mortals to stone. As he grabbed the door with his larger-than-life hands and closed it behind him, the blonde moved swiftly over to him offering the slightest of kisses on the cheek and stood behind him, preparing herself for the events to follow.
On the powerful figure’s face came a wry smile as he whispered,
“This is the sinner...”
“Yes, sir.” The lady in red nodded in agreement.
The boiler suit-clad monster of a man then walked up towards Toby, every footstep echoing round the minimalistic room and sending a shudder down the unwitting victim’s spine. He was helpless to whatever pain was set to come his way; all he could do was compose himself and brace his body for a severe lesson of brutality.
The man looked him up and down with a look of disgust upon his face. As he brushed his hand around his mouth his chapped lips opened and a booming voice rose from within.
“So you’re the guy who thinks he can swan in, take young Rosa and plant your demon seed?”
Toby shook his head immediately and began to stutter out his words.
“I..I..I..I don’t know what you’re talking about. She gave me the eye and I felt obliged to go and talk to her. She looked absolutely gorgeous so naturally I did what I thought best and go speak to her. How was I supposed to fucking know she was gonna coax me into this shithole?! Whatever you are going to do just do it; I just wanna go home!!”
The mysterious man laughed and shook his head.
“I’ve seen your type before and taught people like you lessons. You don’t intimidate us, you know that. Guys like you are after one thing, and that’s the devil’s work!”
At those words Toby suddenly noticed a cross around the man’s neck and fears of being at the mercy of some sort of cult dawned upon him.
“You see, we are a very special group of individuals you cretin. We are god’s disciples, the saviour’s of this decaying world and those who will restore balance in the world. Individuals like who will be banished and converted into real people instead of the demon spawns that you currently exist as. This world will be pure again thanks to our hard work.”
Toby could not believe what he had just heard.
“You’re fucking crazy you know that! It’s people like you who cause pain and suffering in this world. Religion is the fucking thing that causes war, you know that. I’m not converting for anyone. I know my rights, my beliefs and I believe that you people are fucking crazy.”
The man began to pace around the room looking at the floor, maintaining the wry smile upon his face.
“You have no idea who you are dealing with here my friend. It is God’s will for us to cleanse and create an improved world where all those who have and do wrong are banished and reborn. We have the power to make this world a better place and it all starts with people like you. You revel in your sex, your alcohol and your pettiness without worry about the causes and now something must be done to eradicate all your sins. You see Toby, we are the ones who can make you a better person.”
Toby’s heart skipped a beat as the mere mention of his name shocked him to the core.
“How the fuck do you know my name?!”
“You see Toby, like I said, you have no idea who you are dealing with my friend. Even those closest to you may not be who they seem.”
Then opened the door to the room and stepped in two very familiar faces – Jo and Carl.
“Welcome to the Pacifiers Toby, you’re either with us or against us.”
Toby could not believe what he was seeing as Carl approached him, fist clenched, and landed the deadliest of punches square on his jaw.
Toby’s nightmare was set to continue in what was a year that he already wanted to forget.