Title: Little Bird (Caged: Volume 1) *of a two volume series*
I’m Megan Porter. Abused, unwanted, unloved. Until I met Jasper. A monster hiding behind a beautiful face and he caged me like a bird. Conditioned me for the employee and woman he wanted. Never expecting what I had in store for him. And I never expected what he had for me. Lucas Acey.
Lucas, Kid, Hoodrat, Ace.
I’ve gone by plenty of names in my life. Names I’ve never been too fond of, but I’ve dealt with it because that’s what I do. I deal with shit I don’t like. I deal with shit that needs to go away. On a daily basis I’m reminded why I do it. Jasper was all I had left in this world. We made it work… kept the family business moving, so to say. I never lost sight of a goal. Not until my job brought me to her
Megan Porter. If there was one girl that could be the end of me and everything I’ve worked for, it’s her.
“You won’t pull the trigger, you little cunt,” Rod threatens.
I don’t hear the ricocheted shot until I’m sprayed with blood and my heart seems to thump with the reverberation.
“Meggy!” shrieks from Judith’s mouth.
“Fuck you, mom.” My arms pivot with my words until I’m aiming the gun into the face of the woman that gave birth to me. The woman that was supposed to love and protect me, not get me high enough to numb my body and mind to lay lifeless while the most perverse of men sat by watching the incestual acts she did to me for money.
There’s no hesitation pulling the trigger and I watch her eyes cross before her body falls back with the momentum of the bullet.
“Bird?” Jasper’s voice fills my head. “Is it done?”
“They’re dead.” It doesn’t feel like I’m the one that said it, but I’m the only one in the room right now. Blood splattered, cold, afraid, and now alone until Jasper comes for me.
“You’re in, Little Bird.”
The call disconnects.