*Kay, I know I'm late posting and it's short but it's here now...I'm not too happy with this one but I just need to get it out of my way so I posted it, also I really struggled with this one cause I've never written a fight scene before :/ I been a busy bee but I'm baarrcck! Hope this chapter is ok for y'all*
***Starting where I left off last chapter***
She felt the wall make contact with her back as the air was knocked out of her tiny body. A look of rage was painted all over his face as he leaned in close to her own face. The panic kicked in as his grip on her got firmer the more she struggled.
"Don't you ever undermine me or embarrass me in front of my boys like that again, YOU HEAR ME?!" He grabbed her face and then relaxed a little when she nodded out of fear. She didn't know why she froze up like that, usually she would have flown at anyone yelling in her face. She felt sick and wasn't sure whether or not it was the smell of alcohol and smoke on him or the fact that she was completely shit scared of him at this point, after all she was in no condition to try and fight back. He noticed the frightened look on her face and the way she was shaking uncontrollably.
"Hey, it's ok baby...now you know not to do it again, yeah?" He just looked at her and smiled sickeningly as he said it, swaying from side to side. Nicki scoffed at him as she regained a bit of courage to answer him back.
"What the ACTUAL FUCK Aubrey?!" Immediately she regretted asking when he quickly closed the gap between them making her let out a small whimper, she felt well and truly trapped and she desperately wanted to yell out for Safaree but was paralysed with fear.
"It's ok babe...I-Imma jus' let you make it up t-to me." He slurred as he started running his hands up and down her thighs and rested his head in the crook of her neck. Without thinking she just went crazy and started hitting and slapping all over him, causing him to stumble backwards slightly in shock.
"Get..your..fucking hands..off...OF...ME!!" She kept on yelling between slaps, mainly aiming at his chest and face. Unbeknownst to her Safaree had heard her screaming and without warning the front door flew open. By now she was completely breathless from crying and her all out slapping attack on Drake who was still shielding himself from her at the bottom of the stairs. Swiftly removing his arms from his face he was met with a surprise when Safaree knocked him into the stair railings with his fist.
"DIDN'T I TELL YOU NIGGA?! HUH? I SAID IF YOU EVER HURT HER I WAS GON' FUCK YOU UP!" Safaree was in no way whatsoever holding back. He kept punching until he himself was breathless, he knew he wasn't the violent type but he really lost control this time. Mentally arguing with himself to stop he pulled away from Drake's coiled up body, laughing at the sight of a bloodied up Drake now looking as helpless as Nicki probably felt before. He turned to rush over to Nicki only she wasn't there. Hearing men in the other room he decided that now would be a smart time to leave, he could only assume Nicki had bolted out of the front door in a panic so he quickly followed in pursuit.
She didn't know where she was going, or even why she was running, she had gone straight past Safaree's car and just kept walking. Attempting to run or at least jog part of the way but slowing down when she felt like she couldn't breathe anymore and her tummy became unbearably tight. She couldn't hold it in any longer and as she leant over trying to regain her breath she felt the familiar feeling of stinging in her eyes. Letting the tears roll down her face she perched herself on the edge of the sidewalk and rocked herself in the cold. She was trying so hard to breathe normally again but it was more difficult as she was sobbing so much. Just as she was about to try and stand up she felt a hand on her shoulder and a jacket drape around her, she jumped a little but then calmed down when she realised it was Safaree.
"What the hell happened back there?" He asked quietly as he sat himself down next to her, she was freezing and he could tell so he wrapped his arm around her gently pulling her closer to him. It felt weird though, usually she would relax into him but this time she remained tense and tried to shakily shrug out of his arms.
"Nic, It's me Safaree..and you know damn well I ain't gon' do anything to you."She felt so bad at how hurt he sounded as he said it.
"Can we please j-just go?" If he weren't as close as he was he wouldn't have heard her for how quiet she was. He sighed and helped her stand up.
"Course we can, come on I left the car back there." He started leading her back towards the car but she stopped moving and slowly stepped back.
"There's now way in hell I'm goin' back that way! Are you outta your mind?." She had planted herself stubbornly to the ground.
Safaree gripped her hand and made her look at him. "I am NOT gon' let him hurt you Onika...and that's a promise." He squeezed her hand re-assuringly and she hesitantly let him lead her to the car.
The car ride back to the house was really quiet apart for Nicki's stifled breathing. She wouldn't talk to him and Safaree knew the more that he pressed the issue the more she would bottle everything up and he really didn't want that. When they made it back in to the house she headed straight for her room without a word and shut the door. He had no idea what to do, what to say even. He walked slowly over to her bedroom door and hesitated before knocking, there was no answer so he bravely let himself in.
"Nic? Nicki?" He whispered loudly, her room was dark so he guessed she was under her bed covers. He knew he was risking being verbally abused by climbing on to her bed but he wanted to make sure she was ok, especially because of how strangely she was breathing in the car on the way home. As he got closer to the lump in the bed, which he was assuming was a curled up Nicki, he was surprised when she didn't say anything. Unsurely climbing under the covers and wrapping his arms around her he was prepared for rejection again but she didn't move and after about thirty seconds he felt her shifting backwards to get closer to him. He gladly let her move in to him, her uneven breathing was still worrying him but he just figured if he stayed with her she would eventually calm down.
"...Thank you Faree." It was the smallest, quietest whisper he had ever heard but he did hear it and to show her he had he held her even tighter. They stayed the same way until the morning light cracked through Nicki's bedroom window.
*Mkaay, like I said I'm not too happy with this one :'''( I really felt the pressure this time..I don't know why, I think it's cause I have more readers now and I feel you were all expecting some amazing chapter and I got all nervous and I'm scared I will have disappointed you all :((( hopefully it was ok though? Thank you for all of the amazing comments :D They actually make me smile when I read them, that's no lie! XD But cheeaa hopefully you enjoy it and for those who weren't fans of my annoying cliffhangers, this one hasn't got one hahaa ^_^ Chow for now Muuaah*