"What do you know about us?"
"N...nothing." I tried to remain calm, but fear was clear in my voice.
"Don't lie! You know something! I'm sure of it!"
I felt the ropes around me grow tighter and tighter, like an unforgiving boa constrictor. I let out a scream. I didn't want to waste my breath, but the pain was too great to ignore.
"Tell me what you know." He spat.
If I told him, then I'd be dead, I was sure of it. I hoped Kurtis had realised I was in trouble.
Once he had rung sufficient air from me, he threw me to the floor. I panted and clutched my violated chest, trying to push the air back into it.
"You will tell me all you know. Or things are going to get ugly."
I remained strong.
"Never." The strength in my voice returned.
He flew into a rage.
"That's it. I warned you about this."
He flung me back against the wall, for the second time. Then he chuckled again, in the same evil manner. In my state, I had no energy to fight back. He unfastened my belt and pulled down my camo shorts. Anger forced me to act. I kicked him in the chest, and he fell back, groaning.
I quickly redressed and leapt up, smoothing out my clothes.
He would have raped me, the bastard.
I pointed my pistol right between his eyes, then shot. He didn't deserve to live. I made my way back through the many passageways. I was so eager to escape I did not see Kurtis coming the other way. We collided. A few seconds later we both arose, brushing the dust from our clothes. Hurriedly we embraced. I didn't want to let go. He stroked my hair and I held him close.
"Never leave me again." He said stern, but lovingly.
"I don't plan to. Now, let's leave this god-forsaken place and get back to Croft Manor. I have a feeling I need to have a closer look at the book of 'Eternity."