Riya would always call me and we would go anywhere.
It was like a date, except I knew she only viewed me as her friend.
I've never been this happy before in my life when I was with Riya. Everything went fine, until that eventful day...
Riya called me, "Arjun, do you want to go shopping with me?"
I gladly replied, "Of course."
As we were about to go home, two guys walked in front of us.
They were tall, muscular gangsters.
Riya grew alarmed, "What do you guys want?"
The guys got out guns and pointed at us, "Shut the hell up. Come with us or we'll blow your brains out!"
They blindfolded us and shoved us into a van.
Riya squirmed and one of the guys threatened, "Do not move, bitch or I'll kill you and the guy beside you."
My mind was racing.
Where were they taking us?
One hour later, the guy shoved us out and led us into an abandoned warehouse.
They removed our blindfolds and I looked around.
Five guys were standing with guns surrounding us.
I saw the leader walk out of a room with two armed guys behind him.
Riya yelled, "What do you want from us?"
The guy holding her slapped her, "Be quiet, ..."
I shouted, "Riya! Let her go!"
The leader looked at me and snarled, "Listen, boy. If I were you, I would stay quiet because I can make you die a slow, painful death. I swear."
I replied, "Why did you bring us here? We don't know you."
The leader cackled, "You don't know me. But the girl's father does."
Riya looked at him surprised, "What do you mean? What about my father?"
"Your father gambled at my club and lost a considerable amount of money. He did not pay me," he roared loudly.
Riya replied defiantly, "My father is already dead. How much did he owe you?"
The leader laughed, "He's dead? How ironic. I was about to finish him off. That lucky ..."
Riya shouted, "Don't talk like that about my father!"
The leader walked up to Riya and sneered, "Your father? Let me tell you something. He's dead, but you're still alive. You're his daughter. Therefore, you'll pay me the money."
"I have no money."
The leader touched Riya's face and gloated, "Hah. That old man has a really beautiful daughter."
I shouted, 'Leave her alone!"
The leader looked at me and signaled the man holding me. He punched me in the face. I tasted blood in my mouth.
"Didn't I tell you to stay quiet, boy?"
I glared, "You better leave her alone or I'll kill you."
The leader laughed, "Kill me? We'll see about that.
Arnold, show this boy some etiquette."
Arnold punched and kicked me while I couldn't do anything.
Riya looked at the leader fearfully, "Please stop. You're going to kill him."
The leader touched Riya's face again, "How about this. Since you have no money to pay for your father's debt, you come with me to Japan and be my mistress."
I yelled, "Don't even think about it!!"
The leader rolled his eyes, "Arnold. Punch him till he stops talking."
The punches kept coming at me, but I couldn't do anything to stop them. I cried out in agony.
Riya cried, "Stop!"
The leader sneered, "What is the answer? Be my mistress or let the boy die?"
Riya looked scared, "Please let him go."
The leader screeched, "And you'll come with me to Japan?"
Riya nodded reluctantly.
"Excellent! .Let go of the girl!"
Riya ran toward me and cried, "Arjun. Are you okay?
She touched my face and I winced in pain.
"Riya! Why did you agree to go to Japan with him?"
She exclaimed, "You were going to die if I didn't agree with him."
I shook my head painfully, "You can't go with him."
She looked at me sadly and whispered softly, "I have no choice."
The leader walked over and grabbed Riya away from me.
He sneered, "Enough! This pretty girl will become my twenty-seventh mistress. There is nothing you can do about it, you weakling!"
And with that, I got knocked unconscious.