Hello! Thank you for reviewing again, it really makes me excited to be getting such good reviews. I apologize for this chapter I know it's shorter than the other ones but with EOIs and what not it's been kind of hectic. I really enjoy writing for you guys and I promise the next chapter will be longer.
You were just finishing your lunch with Natara, when her cell phone rings. You can barely make out the words coming from the other end of the phone but by the look on Natara's face you know something's wrong.
Natara: It's ok, tell me what's wrong.
Neha: I- I'm… (Desperately sobbing)
Natara: Wait what did you just say? Hello? I can't hear you Neha, where are you?
Neha: I'm… the Zen Lounge…
Natara: Ok, don't move. I'll be there in 10 minutes. Stay calm.
Natara shuts her phone and shoves it in her pocket. You look at her with concerned eyes waiting for an explanation.
Natara: It's Neha. I need to go…
Mal: Where to?
Natara: The Zen Lounge.
Mal: Let's roll.
You stand up and lead the way out as quickly as your two legs can carry you. Before exiting you remember to pay 50 bucks to the guy at the counter. Once outside you both run through the parking lot desperately looking for the car. When you find it, Natara tosses you the keys; you get in and floor the accelerator. You notice Natara by your side nervously looking out the window. You've never seen her like this before and you want to help. However, you don't want to come off as noisy considering it's about family matters. (Come on I'm her partner, her best friend! It's my duty to watch her back and to be there for her. Say something Mal. Just ask her if everything's alright. What? What kind of stupid question is that? Of course everything's not alright. Her sister could be hurt! Last time her sister was in trouble they almost killed us both. She needs you Mal…)
Mal: Nat, I'm here for you. You know that right?
Natara whips her head towards you as she has just been pulled away from her train of thoughts. She analyzes what you said and nods. She gives you a look that reads 'thank you'. She looks down and after a few minutes she lets out a loud and long sigh. A weight has definitely been lifted off her shoulders.
Natara: I think my sister's pregnant Mal.
Mal: ...Is she ok? Is she hurt?
Natara: I don't know. I can't help but think the worst…
Mal: Hey, don't think like that. She's going to be ok Natara; after all she's your sister. She has you to watch her back. Plus, I'm here so she has me too. Everything's going to be ok, I promise. Trust me.
Natara flashes you a sad smile as you pull into the front of the club. You make your way in and surprisingly the club is crowded with people even though it's so early.
You frantically scan the room looking for your sister. There's people dancing in the middle of the dance floor, others are grinding in the corners, while some sit in the bar observing the scene like a bunch of predators hunting for meat. You feel a chill travel down your spine and you start to panic a little, unsure whether it's the scary looking scene or the worries about your baby sister. Mal follows you hot on your hills as you make your way through the dance floor, like a guard dog he pushes off anyone who comes near you. Finally you spot the women's restroom.
Mal: I'll be out here.
Without any more time to loose, you open the women's bathroom door.
Natara: Neha? It's me. Are you here?