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"Do you have an update on Tori yet?" Hayden and Ethan had been driving for 3 hours since she received the news about Tori. Yet, Ethan wouldn't provide her with any details. All she could think about was how stupid she'd been for looking at the disk in the first place. What was wrong with her? Wrong place at the wrong time, and because of some stupid gut feeling she decides to place herself smack dab in the center of a dirty, dangerous scandal. And, to top it all off she got her best friend pulled into it. God knows what those men were doing to her.

"Stop" Was all Ethan said, it's all he would say every time she would ask.

"NO, you fucking stop. My best friend has been kidnapped because of my stupid ass decisions, I cannot just sit here quietly while you drive me to god knows where, while they do god knows what to Tori! I need you to give me something here, anything… please" Hayden finished her rant off quietly, afraid if she said another word she wouldn't be able to hold in the tears that were threatening to fall.

"Thank you for admitting your stupidity." Ethan through a water bottle at her. "Drink". Hayden picked up the water ball and threw it back at him, glaring like she wished fire balls could shoot from her eyes. Ethan sighed, growing tired of the women who he had sworn to protect. "Look, I told you I would take care of it. Some surveillance cameras we installed at her place showed her being dragged out by 2 men. I got my guys working on the location, as soon as it's uncovered she will be taken care of. Seriously, we cannot afford to have the distractions right now, so stop. I promise that as soon as I hear something you'll be the first to know." Ethans phone started to vibrate suddenly, and Hayden perked up, praying it was news on Tori. "Fuck, no that's not happening. I got someone on it. No, look just trust me. I am bringing her to base… no she doesn't need to. NO! How the fuck do you expect me to.. , I can't talk right now. NO… later." Ethan hung up the phone and slammed his hands on the steering wheel.

"What don't I need to do?" Hayden spoke quietly.

"Nothing." Ethan slowly released his grip on the steering wheel. Hayden, feeling all of her patience leave her grabbed the steering wheel and pulled to the right. It seemed like a good idea at the time, make him pull over or see that she wasn't to be bossed around. It only resulted in them being stuck in a ditch on the side of the road. "What the fuck is wrong with you!" Ethan slammed the car door shut and came over on her side, opened the door and dragged her out. He had her by the shirt collar as he slammed her up against the side of the car. "You. Are. So. Fucking. Difficult." Ethan released her and turned away, afraid he would seriously hurt her if he had to look at her for another second.

"I'm sorry, that was a stupid thing to do. But I have had ENOUGH of all this shit, I don't need you. I didn't ask you to come barging into MY lie to fix up MY mistakes. I am a big girl and I can take care of myself. I would bet everything I own that, that call was about Tori. Whatever I have to do to get her safe I will, its my fault she is where she is. I am NOT going to let YOU tell me what I can and cannot do. My nerves are a shot, people have been trying to kill me for over 48 hours. Regardless of the fact that this is my own doing, that I should have kept walking or minded my own business.. I DIDN'T! okay, so now I am in a predicament, that I have stupidly brought my best friend in to and I am going to do whatever I can to fix it. Did they contact me? Is that what the call was about? Answer me god dammit?!" Hayden had pushed Ethan up against a tree during her rant, and now had his shirt clenched in her hands, tears streaming down her face. Ethan was slightly amused at her, she had some spunk he would give her that.

"I swear to god girl, you are going to be the death of us. They left a message; I'll let you listen to it. But do NOT say I didn't warn you. And before you say another word, we ARE NOT going back there. My guy is going to get her, so you have to promise me you will shut the fuck up after I let you listened to the damn message. Do you understand?" Hayden shook her head, not trusting herself to say anything. She had let all the emotions from the last 48 hours well up in her and she was afraid she would break. And that was the last thing she wanted to do in front of Ethan. They stood their silently for about 60 seconds before Ethan took out his phone and punched in her home number.

Once the message had ended, many emotions played over Haydens face. Fear, sadness, anger, and finally guilt. Too overwhelmed at hearing Toris fear, she hadn't realized she was still gripping Ethans t-shirt. Ethan awkwardly patted her back, taken by surprise as she laid her head on his shoulder. A few minutes had passed and Ethan slowly rubbed Haydens back. Surprised at his gentleness towards her. The girl infuriated him, he kept telling himself he was just doing his job. But, somewhere in the back recess of his mind she was beginning to grow on him. And that infuriated him more than anything. The last thing he needed right now was to have any affection for her, no matter how small.