Pain & Payne
"What is this place?" Katie asked as we stepped closer to the old burnt house.
I kept her close to my side so she wouldn't get hurt and walked us into what would have been the lounge area.
"The Payne estate." I shrugged as I looked down and watched her eyes travel around continuously.
"You lived in a old burnt down house?"
I rolled my eyes and laughed at her words.
"No Katie, it wasn't burnt to the ground when I lived here." She nodded and continued to look around at the faded and black house that held most of my childhood.
"What happened to it." She asked while moving closer to me out of fright from her surroundings.
"I had to get rid of it, start fresh.' I stated simply and watched as she nodded simply.
"What did your parents think of what you did?"
I bit my lip harshly as I tried to think of a way to answer her question. It actually hurt hearing her refer to them as my parents rather than our parents but she never meet them so I guess it's understandable.
"Our parents aren't around any more. They past away a long time ago."
She let out a small whimper and slowly walked over to the old fireplace that had a few burnt picture frames on top of it. She used her sleeve of her shirt to wipe one clean and surprisingly it was still in good enough condition to see it was a picture of our mother.
"I-Is this our mom?" Katie asked quietly and I mumbled a small yes while walking over to the fireplace too.
"She was very pretty." I watched as she smiled and let a single tear slide down her cheek.
"You look just like her, in every way." I whispered as I wiped her tear away and wrapped my arm around her shoulders.
She took a deep breath and looked up at me with her warm brown eyes.
"She use to send me those birthday cards didn't she?" I nodded while looking away from her eyes. It was hard to remember that day when I found out about Katie but the day seemed to replay in my mind.
"How are you feeling today mom?" I asked as I sat down next her hospital bed and gripped her hand in mine.
"I've been better." She replied calmly and I squeezed her hand softly.
It still hadn't dawned on me that I was about to loose the only important person in my life since my father turned on me a year ago.
I was trying my hardest to start my own gang, trying to overpower my father was hard but he was wrong to do this to my mom and I had to over rule him even if it took everything I had. I moved to the other side of London to distance myself from him and was doing my best to lessen his numbers of men and so far everything was going good but I knew his hatred for me was growing.
"Mom please tell me why dad did this to you." I pleaded with her just like I did everyday but today it almost seemed like she was going to give in and tell me.
Today could be the day I found out why my family shattered into pieces.
"You're not going to poison me like your father did are you?" She attempted to laugh at her own words but ended up coughing making me wince as I watched her in pain.
"Of course not! I just want to help you get through this."
She watched me intensely before she sighed and rubbed my hand softly with her thumb.
"Promise me you'll find her before your father does." My eyebrows scrunched together at her words.
"Your little sister Liam, find her before he does."
I froze in my spot as I took in her words, was she serious right now?
"Y-you're joking right?!" I did my best to keep my voice down but this wasn't funny and I didn't know how I felt about this.
My mother sighed before reaching for her wallet that was on her bedside table. She fumbled with it for a minute before she pulled out a photo of a little girl. She handed it to me and I carefully took it from her while staring at the girl.
She had dark brown hair and very pretty brown eyes, she looked just like me.
She must have been around eleven or twelve.
"Her name is Katie, I adopted her out to a very lovely couple. She doesn't know about us which is what I wanted. I wanted her to have a happy childhood which she couldn't have with us."
My head still couldn't wrap around the idea of having a sibling. This was so bizarre.
"This is what dad was so angry about isn't it?! He found out about this kid that you kept a secret for years!" I stood up angrily and walked to the other side of the room to try and calm myself down but it wasn't working.
"Your father never wanted a baby girl, they weren't easily raised into our lifestyle so as soon as I found out I was pregnant I went on that trip that you tried to beg for me to bring you but I told you I couldn't because it was business. Well I went half way across the world and had a baby girl without any one ever knowing until your father opened a letter I got from Katie's parents, letting me know how she was doing."
All these years I could have had a sister, I could have protected her from boys and taken her shopping or whatever she wanted.
"Does dad want her?" I dared to ask, feeling sorry for the poor girl even though I hadn't meet her but I know how intense dad can be.
"He does, but I can't leave knowing he will eventually find her and make her life hell."
I closed my eyes and took a deep breath before saying something I knew would change my whole life.
"I'll find her first mom, I promise."
*End of Flashback*
"Yeah, she really loved you." I whispered remembering the question Katie had asked.
"Why did she call me sunshine? And how come you do too?"
I laughed quietly as I knew that question would come up someday. Our mom use to say that her sunshine in her life was half way across the world and that's why she was always so sad. I guess I figured out what she meant when I found out about Katie and the first time I laid eyes on her face to face, I knew she was my sunshine too. The brightness in my day.
"Because you're like a ray of sunshine. You brighten up everyone and everything."
She smiled up at me and tackled me into a hugged, I chuckled softly and wrapped my own arms around her as I rubbed her back.
"We may not be a perfect family Katie but you are deeply loved."
She opened her mouth like she was about to say something but before she could another voice was heard making us both tense.
"Well Liam, haven't you turned into a giant sappy douche."
Katie turned around first and looked in the direction the voice was coming from, she gasped and clung to me making me turn around to see the last person I ever wanted to see.
"Hello Geoff." I spat and wrapped my arms tighter around Katie.
"Hello Son, nice to see you." He snarled back before his gaze fell on the small girl hugging me closely.
"And you must be Katie. It's nice to finally meet my own daughter."
Did you girls like this in Liam's POV? Do you want the continuation in the next chapter to be in Katie or Liam's POV?
Sorry for the long wait lovelies xx