We walked out of the bathroom and I changed clothes real quick into black running shorts and a grey t-shirt. Everyone was just kinda leaving on their own time but I didn't know what to do so I waited for drue to finish changing as well. When he was done we both walked out of the room. He put his hands on my shoulders indicating he wanted a piggy back ride I didn't really have to crouch down though because he was pretty tall himself. We walked around the hallways with him directing me where to go til we finally got out to the main field I recognized with the black track in the middle. He jumped off and met up with the rest of the boys standing/sitting near the track stretching. The coach finally came out and told the boys what he wanted them to do which was to run xc through the woods for practice but told me to stay back just as Drue suspected. As the other boys began to leave Drue squeezed my arm and whispered good luck then left leaving me with the coach
"You must be Dalton" he said holding out a hand that I felt guilty about shaking
"My names Brandon I'll be your main coach" he smiled
Now I felt like a jerk because he was acting genuine and kind.
"Riley didn't want you going on a xc run today so we'll just have you do some laps on the track til they get back then we'll all do a group workout, sound good?" He asked
"Yeah that's fine" I said avoiding eye contact
With that I started jogging around the track noticing one corner was only a few yards from the fence. On the third lap I decided it was now or never. Brandon was just sitting on the other side of the track relaxing so I took my chance. I ran off the track at the corner and headed for the fence. I could hear Brandon yelling at me In the distance but I was determined to get out of here. I climbed the fence as quickly as I could and had a little trouble at the top because of the pointed razor edges. I gashed my shin pretty bad jumping down and landed hard on the ground but still on my feet. I looked around quickly, heart beating frantically. There was just a dirt road running along the fence and then a lot of trees which I decided was my best bet. I ran through the forest for about an hour before coming to a clearing with huge fields, a big barn and a farmhouse. I relived to see this. I walked up to the house and knocked on the door. A boy answered the door. He was only about 5'8, brown trussed hair, pretty skinny but the thing that stood out the most was his facial expression it was scared, submissive, and he was hinting with his eyes to run. I didn't exactly catch on though. A large man came to the door, probably 230 pounds, 6'5, no facial hair, brown hair as well. He was wearing a cowboy t-shirt, blue jeans, and boots. He pushed the young boy outta the way and smiled at me.
By now I was nervous I started to walk backwards but he wasn't messing around he just moved quickly took my arm and turned me around then wrapped his ginormous arms around my torso. I kicked at him and tried to fight him off but he just kept holding me tighter and tighter til I could barley breathe and slowed my struggles.
"That's a good boy" he said in a deep voice
I was trying to breathe heavily and he loosened his grip when I stopped struggling then finally let go but stood in front of the porch entrance pointing for me to go inside. I didn't move but the demand was reinforced when he shoved me towards the door. He was incredibly strong almost making me fall with one push. I walked inside it was a basic house nothing special to it. He walked in too and slammed the door shut. He grabbed me behind the neck and led me to a dining room where a man was sitting facing the window so I couldn't see his face. The hunk made me stop in front of the table.
"You sure you don't wanna sell? I'd pay a lot for this one" the hunk said
The man in the chair turned around and of course it was non other than Riley.
My face prolly said "fuck" all over it because Riley chuckled. He stood up, he always had such a poised look to him. Wearing a slick black suit, calm facial expression, great posture.
"I think I'll keep him for now" he said in a relaxed way then tossed a roll of money on the table.
"Common dalton" he said as he passed me nodding for me to follow him. I awkwardly walked away from the big man and after Riley.
"Riley I.. I... "
He turned around from a few steps ahead "it would be wise of you not to talk right now"
His car was behind the house it was a 2014 silver jeep grand Cherokee with tinted windows and black rims.
"You're not getting in my car like that, take off your shirt and tie it around your leg"
I looked down completely forgetting about the gash on my shin which was still bleeding. I did as I was told and tied my shirt around it to temporary stop the bleeding then reluctantly got into the front seat of the car.