A/N: You know what? I'm not fully awake yet to put a decent author's note. So, I'm just going to say this: This chapter's really violent,
so I'd warn younger people not to read it, it creeps me out and I wrote it!
Chapter 5: discovery
Twister looked around to see himself in the hospital waiting room that he had fallen asleep in. Rosita's mother was crying and Rosita's father seemed to be in shock.
"Mr. and Mrs. Jimenez, you're daughter pulled through, we managed to get her heart rate going again before she died. However,
your daughter's in a coma. we don't know if she'll wake up. I'm so sorry." The nurse said quietly.
"Can we see her?" Rosita's father asked.
"Of course." The nurse said softly.
Rosita's parents stood in a small-ish hospital looking at their bruised and comatose daughter.
"Ramon, I can't stand to lose my niñita. She will pull through, right?" Marisol asked looking at her ex-husband.
"I hope so Marisol." Ramon whispered.
"I really missed living with her, even though she was a pain in the ass sometimes." Marisol laughed slightly.
"Then why'd you dump her in the middle of nowhere?" Ramon asked looking at her.
"I left her there for half an hour, then Cortez was supposed to take her to the next town!" Marisol snapped.
"Well "Cortez" never showed up. Sandy and Raoul found her unconscious on her skateboard with Cristianaldo dragging her along."
Ramon said sharply.
A/N: Sandy and Raoul are Twister's parents' first names, yeah I'm a Rocket Power nerd.
"What?" Marisol whispered.
"It's true, Rosita told me and so did Sandy and Raoul, even Lars and Twister." Ramon glared.
"I. he told me. I." Marisol stuttered.
"Let me guess, he told you he took her there?" Ramon accused.
"Yes. I guess this is why Rosita was so angry with me," Marisol said sadly. "I'm a terrible mother." She said hanging her head in shame.
Ramon began to feel guilty.
"No you're not. You're a wonderful mother, you always were. We were all devastated when you left. I remember going home after you
left me for Cortez. The kids were all asking where their mother was, and I had to tell them that you had left them and you might not be
coming back." Ramon said remembering how shocked, scared and disturbed they all were.
"I'm sorry." Marisol said simply.
"Me too, mi amor." Ramon said honestly and also saying the last part in spanish.
"They wouldn't let me in because I'm not "related" to her. and we're almost official." Twister frowned.
"Well I'll tell you this much, she's really messed up; she's lucky to be alive." Juan Manuel sighed.
"What. what if she doesn't wake up?" Twister asked quietly.
"I don't know." Juan Manuel whispered, scared.
"Hey Twist, you okay?" Otto asked walking into the living room with Ramon Jose to find Twister on his own in front of the T.V.
"I'm just watching some old videos." Twister replied.
"But how are you?" Otto asked again while he and Ramon Jose sat down on the sofa on either side of Twister.
"Terrible." Twister replied solemnly.
On the T.V. screen, Rosita stood at the rim of her family's pool on her skateboard.
"You getting this Maurice? This is gonna be the coolest!" Rosita laughed and dropped down and began to skate. Rosita began to grind along
the edge of the pool.
"Boo!" Lars shouted jumping towards the pool. Rosita screamed, fell off her skateboard and slid down the pool, the camera turned to focus on Rosita who had skidded down on her neck and shoulders, suddenly her feet fell to the floor comically and swearing at Lars in spanish.
"Ow." She said quietly. The real Twister who was sitting in the middle and watching the video, smiled and almost laughed, that was pure Rosita; Reggie and Natalia were right. Twister and her were perfect for each other; she was as klutzy as he was sometimes;
only sometimes though.
"What do you want Lars, we're not together anymore. remember?" Rosita grumbled getting up. Lars jumped into the empty pool to stand face-to-face with her. "And anyway, you're dating Natalia."
"Yeah Lars, buzz off!" Twister's voice from behind the camera said. Otto and Ramon Jose were surprised, this was before Twister's voice had broken though.
"I shot this last summer. before Rosita and I were even dating. And no, we're not dating yet Reg." Twister said as if reading Otto and Ramon Jose's minds. and Reggie's too. because she was about to ask Twister if he'd asked Rosita out yet, because apparently, she and Natalia had been bugging him about it ever since Rosita had been in the hospital.
"What are you watching?" Lars asked walking into the room with Natalia and holding her hand.
"Video from last summer." Twister replied. It had been weird lately, ever since Rosita had gone to the hospital and a few days ago, Lars and Twister hadn't had a single argument; Otto and Ramon Jose guessed it was because there was enough grief around already without
"Hmm, how about that fancy camera of yours, you little dweeb?!" the Lars on the video laughed, snatching the camera off of Twister and pushing him away. The camera was in Lars' hands and swung around to show Rosita helping Twister up from where Lars had pushed him.
"Lars! Give Maurice his camera back, guey!" Rosita snapped making a grab for the camera.
"THAT'S IT!" Lars shouted, making Natalia jump.
"What?" Twister asked.
"What's going on?" Rosita's Dad asked walking in the room, followed by Rosita's other brothers.
"Twist, I just remembered, I stole your camera off of you!" Lars said. Natalia gave him a "really mi amor, you're gonna do that? look.
"I knew I hadn't lost it! Give it back!" Twister shouted.
"You don't understand, it was filming and I left it by my window." Lars explained.
"And your window looks over the pool. We can see what happened to Rosita." Rosita's Mom added.
Twister plugged the video camera into the T.V. and everybody except Cortez (who had gone out) and Rosita (who was in a coma) watched
silently. The screen flickered into life and the camera was going up and down in the air.
"That'll teach that lame-O to steal from me." Lars laughed.
"LARS! YOUR MOM'S ON THE PHONE FOR YOU!" One of Rosita's brothers had shouted from off camera. Lars groaned and put the camera down; the camera automatically focused on the shimmering pool. In a few seconds Rosita walked down the stairs and by the pool,
she said something to herself but it was too quiet to hear.
"Wait, Maurice, rewind it and turn it up." Rosita's Dad said. Twister obliged, turning the volume up as far as it would go.
"This place'll be a skate park in no time." Rosita smiled tapping the pool controls with Ramon Jose's supervision. Rosita walked off screen.
"Wait, this was when she offered us drinks." Juan Jose said frowning. "She was trying to distract us!" Juan Jose said in shock,
his sister was sneakier than he had thought.
"Who's that?" Reggie and Natalia asked and were both pointing to a figure in the shadows on the screen.
Rosita walked outside and looked around, the figure came out of the shadows and advanced towards her.
"CORTEZ!" Rosita's mother shouted in disbelief.
"I knew it! PINCHE CABRON!" Diego Cesar shouted in spanish.
"If your madre asks, you ran off so I couldn't take you to the next town. You got that niñita?" Cortez said from behind Rosita.
Rosita spun around to face Cortez.
"Y-Yes." Rosita said shaking.
"Yes, what?" He asked threatingly as he walked towards her.
"Yes Sir!" Rosita said quickly.
"You couldn't even die correctly could you? You and that damn dog of yours, but you managed to live. Well I'll tell you what I did,
I sent your little pet away, I sent him to a mad dog disposal unit. You won't be seeing him again." Cortez growled.
"No." Rosita's mother whispered feeling tears build up in her eyes.
"Cristianaldo." Rosita whispered.
"Your madre will be devastated when she finds out. You were always so sloppy weren't you?" Cortez said ominously.
"What do you mean?" Rosita whispered, horrified.
"You were supposed to clean up that drink you spilt but you didn't, and you fell into the pool. So sad. So young." Cortez smirked.
"I. please. don't." Rosita whispered and realizing what he was going to say.
"If you even think of screaming, I'll make this more painful than you can possibly imagine." Cortez growled.
Rosita's mother stifled a sob as tears ran down her face.
"Mis hermanos, they're expecting me, and so are the guys and the girls. They'll get worried if I don't show up." Rosita reasoned.
"Then they'll find your floating corpse won't they?" Cortez laughed quietly. He quickly shoved Rosita backwards; Rosita felt her foot slip as she screamed and fell backwards. Everybody winced as they heard her ribs crack on the edge of the pool as Rosita slid into the water.
Everybody watched as Cortez tried to drown Rosita, he got up and left as she stopped struggling, the pool began to drain quickly
leaving Rosita unconscious at the bottom.
Twister stopped the video and sat as the tears ran down his face, as did Natalia.
"Mari." He whispered. and Natalia was being comforted by Lars as he hugged her, talked to her in a soothing voice, rubbed her back and kissed her forehead.
"He's gonna blow." Juan Jose said, grabbing the phone and calling the police.