He came up close to me and unwrapped the bandage around my waist. The bleeding had stopped it was pretty superficial but still stung a bit. He took a chain that was bolted into the floor and padlocked it onto my handcuffs, it wasn't tight just made it so I couldn't step away from my position. He turned on the hose which stream lined with pretty good force and started spraying my legs with it. The water was ice cold and it was a bit of a shock at first I tried moving away but the chain kept me still. He sprayed my entire body down telling me to turn around halfway through so he could get my back. He sprayed it on my face a few times just to be an ass, I probably deserved it though. After he was finally done he unhooked the chain holding my arms letting it fall to the floor. He also took off the handcuffs.
"Shake off I don't have a towel" he said
I was still pretty soaked when he told me to put back on my clothes which was only shorts and sneakers. He looked at me though for a split second I could tell he was looking at my side and my ribs which were still very black and blue. He then grabbed my upper arm and pulled me out of the room we walked down a corridor for a second then into a big laundry/boiler room. He grabbed a light grey t-shirt from a shelf and made me put it on.
"This won't hide that" I said and chuckled
"Duh but I don't want your injury to be the first thing Cruz notices" he said as we left the laundry room. We walked past many cells with bars on them each had a few boys in them. They looked upset, unhappy, and nervous. I looked closely as I walked close to a few of them, a lot of the boys had bruises, cuts, welts. Everyone was restrained in some way it made my heart sink a bit. We finally walked up some stairs though and to a corridor that seemed to just be offices. The man stopped me for a second and handcuffed my hands behind my back tightly, Then pulled me forward again. We entered a grim dark office that was pretty large but looked as if it could be a torture chamber. We just stood in the middle of the room not saying anything for about five minutes I looked around quietly, the walls were concrete the desk was large and metal. Nothing about this space seemed friendly or inviting.
"Hey, kneel down" the man said out of nowhere when we could hear voices
"What why?" I asked
"Just do what I fucking tell you!" He whispered then kicked the back of my knee hard. I fell to the ground and looked at him enraged. He held his finger to his lips indicating for me to be quiet. Just then Cruz and the young boy from the woods walked in the room. Cruz had his arm around the boy like they were a couple, even though this boy might have been 15 and Cruz looked to be in his 40's. He pushed the boy away and told him to go lay down in a corner which the boy did with no hesitation.
"Wow you should give rover a treat for being such a good dog!" I gasped. The guards eyes widened so much they looked like they were going to pop out of his head.
"Well at least I know you retrieved the right kid Jonathan." He came and leaned against his desk right in front of me. I was not scared of this guy I looked him straight in the eyes. After a moments pause he spoke again.
"How was he for you John?" He said shifting his eyes to the guard.
"He was good things went smoothly actually." Why did he just lie? I was a dick to him and the other guard Mike. Just leave it to Cruz's puppy dog to ruin it though..
"Sir he was horrid, cussed out the guards, even tried fighting!" He protested. I wasn't mad it was true but I learned quick not to trust that kid.
"Oh I see.. I remember I needed to fix that mouth of yours.. And trying to fight authority that's not permitted at all." He reached over and patted my head I jerked away from his hand.
"Don't worry soon you'll be eating out of my hand"
"I think I'll leave the ass licking to your little pup over there" Cruz smacked me. I just laughed even though it was a hard blow.
"You need a few days to get your attitude in check before we start training. Put him in solitary confinement, no food, and put a shock collar on him. "
"Sounds like you've racked up some lashes too boy, 100 today, 75 if you behave tomorrow and so on, double it if he steps one foot out of line"
"If that's what gets you off at night" I said and smirked. He slapped my face again. This time I didn't laugh.
"You'll learn quick with the shock collar" he said calmly and smiled an evil grin.
"Now get out of my office" John yanked me up. We were almost out the door when I heard the boy say something again.
"Those lashes are going to feel great when they hit your ribs" I looked over my shoulder and glared at him. John tried to keep walking.
"Jonathan is there something you forgot to tell me?" We both stopped in our tracks looking at one another knowing exactly what the other was thinking, fuck.
"Come here boy" I turned around slowly the smile gone from my face. I walked back slowly and stood right in front of him. He reached over and tried to lift up my shirt. I backed away though so he couldn't.
"If you move again you will regret it deeply, now come here" he said in a stern cold voice.
I stepped forward and let him lift it. He ticked softly and shook his head. "Thought you'd try to hide this Jonathan?"
"It was worth a shot" Cruz didn't look amused when John chuckled.
"I saw this about a week ago when he and I ran into each other at the meet, I'm surprised you tried to hide it Jonathan. Maybe you also need a whippin?" I looked at the guard his expression had changed as well, he looked furious almost. Then he just walked out of the office. Cruz picked up his phone and called the other guard Mike up to his office. I just stood there silently not really knowing what just happened. It didn't take long for Mike to appear.
"I need you to take over for Jonathan, we need to fix up this ones attitude" he said pointing at me. I smirked at him and chuckled softly.
"Did he say something funny?!" Mike yelled at me. I ignored him and kept my gaze on Cruz.
"Hey I asked you a question!" He yelled again. I saw his hand about to smack my side out of the corner of my eye. I moved quickly missing his blow.
I spoke in a low tone, almost a whisper.
"Don't you fucking dare"
"We need to shut this kid up, he has such a filthy mouth" Mike hissed. Cruz was already walking behind his desk to grab something out of a drawer. He pulled out a thin black collar it looked a lot like the bracelet Riley had put on my wrist. I was pretty sure it was a shock collar. I was spot on.
"Do you know what this is?" Cruz said holding it up.
"I have a pretty good idea"
"I can remotely set this to shock you whenever I want, how long I want, and how intense the shock will be."
I gulped. I didn't like the sound of that.
"In your case however there is a setting that will shock you immediately if you speak at all automatically. You'll learn quick to shut your mouth. If I ever hear you swear again you will get a shock twice as bad, understood?"
I nodded my head silently. He walked back over to me and clasped it onto my neck.
"Let's just test it out" he said with a smile and punched me square in the ribs.
"Agghh, holy fuck" I screamed, just then my whole body spasmed and pain shot down my entire body, I fell to my knees, gritting my teeth trying to not make too much noise for the thing to shock me again. My entire body was tense I felt as if I was never going to be able to stand again. Just when I thought I was getting my breathing under control Cruz kicked me right in the gut. I let out enough noise to send another electric shock through my body. Again my body tensed and spasmed. It took me longer this time to re cooperate. I fell on my wrist which made a cracking sound everyone heard. Cruz turned off the shock collar for a moment.
"God dammit what just cracked?" He said sternly. I sat up slowly, gritting my teeth. I clearly didn't respond fast enough though. He kneeled down and gave me another slap to the face.
"When I ask you a question you respond without hesitation." I glared up at him but responded quietly.
"Get up" he said coldly offering no help. I was able to get to my feet though with not much trouble. He took the handcuffs off to look how bad it was, my arms sinking to my sides. It was just a twist. I then took my own right forearm and gripped it tightly trying to keep my right wrist still.
"It hurts that badly?" Cruz chuckled
"You know it does" I said coldly
"It's fine, Mike will you please handcuff him, take him to his cell, and give him his first 100 lashes for today's behavior? Double it if he steps out of line."
"As for you, I'm turning this back on now" he said waving the remote in my face.
With that Mike slapped the handcuffs on my wrists and pushed me forcefully out of the office.