Brothers chapter 17Dave sighed in relief as Alvin finally fell asleep in his arms. The child hadn't let go of him for over two hours and had finally cried himself out, falling asleep.
He carefully lay Alvin down beside his brothers. Alvin instantly moved closer to them, curling beside them. His brothers did the same, all three of them snuggling with each other.
Dave smiled. The paramedic had looked all three of them over, and except for bruises, the boys were fine. Alvin was a little more roughed up than his brothers, but he was going to be alright.
The men were in jail. The boys were home. Everything was back to normal.
Brothers chapter 16Alvin tried to run after his brothers when he saw his dad. His brothers had been cut free and released, but the man still in the van had only unbuckled him, leaving him tied and putting tape over his mouth.
Dave saw the gun pointing at Alvin and instantly tossed the money bag to the closer kidnapper. Smirking, the man tossed it to his partner. "Count it."
Alvin yelped as his captor tightened his grip on him as he counted the money. After several minutes, he finally announced it was all there.
"Well, looks like you get to live, kid." his captor teased as he pulled the tape off his face. Then his hands were cut free, and he was roughly shoved from the van.
Alvin squealed as he hit the ground, but instantly got to his feet and tore towards his dad, throwing himself into his arms and burying his face in his shirt.
Dave hugged Alvin tightly, trying to calm the terrified toddler. The tiny child was bruised, and Dave carefully rocked him, comforting the young Chipmunk.
The kidnappers smirked
Brothers chapter 15Dave sat on a park bench, waiting for the kidnappers. He hoped they hadn't hurt the boys. The toddlers were probably terrified.
He looked down at the bag of money. He hoped it'd be enough to get his boys back.
Finally, a van pulled up. A single man came out and walked over. He had a mask over his face, and Dave knew he was one of the kidnappers.
"Where's the money?" the masked figure demanded.
Dave held up the bag. "Where's my boys? Let them go, then you get the money."
Right on cue, the side door of the van opened. Two blurs ran out, throwing themselves into Dave's arms.
Dave tightly hugged his boys tightly. "Are you boys alright?" They nodded, then he realized one of them was missing.
Dave looked back up. The second kidnapper was in the van. Alvin was right in front of him, his arms behind his back, most likely bound. A piece of tape covered his mouth, and his eyes were wide with fear.
"Give us the money," the first kidnapper ordered, motioning to his partner, who was holding
Brothers chapter 14Alvin whimpered in his tiny prison. His entire body ached, and it was getting hard to breathe. Not to mention the dust kept making him sneeze.
The cupboard door flew back open and he tumbled out, landing on his face. Before he could even moan, his arms were tied behind his back and pulled to his feet.
Alvin was too tired to resist as he was dragged back outside and shoved into the backseat of the car again.
Simon and Theodore were already inside, and they looked relieved when Alvin was put in with them. Simon saw the bruises on his baby brother's body from being cramped inside the cupboard for two hours.
The man who'd dragged Alvin outside didn't bother to untie him; he simply buckled the toddler in, pinning his arms between the back and the seat. Alvin looked at his brothers and saw that their hands were tied two, but in front of them instead of behind.
The three brothers shivered as their captors climbed back into the front seat. One of them looked back at them and smirked. "Better h
Brothers chapter 13"You stupid rat," Alvin's captor growled as he dragged the toddler down the hall. "I told you you'd pay for biting me."
"Lemmie go!" Alvin cried, kicking his little legs and trying to break free. His captor didn't even notice his kicks as he lead the Chipmunk back into the room the ransom photo had been taken.
The man stopped near a cupboard and opened it, roughly shoving Alvin inside. Alvin yelped as he was stuffed in the small space, barely able to fit.
"You stay in there and stay quiet," his kidnapper growled, locking the cupboard. Alvin whimpered as everything went dark.
"We go to the park in two hours," the second kidnapper's voice said. "They still in the closet?"
"Two of them," the other replied. "Red's in the cupboard." Alvin squealed as he kicked the door.
The two kept talking, but Alvin didn't listen to what they were saying. He just wanted to go home. This was the first time he could remember being away from his brothers. He curled up as tight as he could and tried to get co
Brothers chapter 12The three brothers were put back into the closet before their captor untied them. Alvin yelped as the tape was ripped from his face, only to be slapped in the face again.
"Leave him alone!" Simon exclaimed as Alvin scurried to hide behind him, shaking. Theodore hugged his little brother tightly, quickly calming him.
"You did a good job," their captor told them, ignoring Simon's protest. "For the most part." He glared at Alvin, who shrunk behind his big brother again. "Now, just pray your dad gets the money." Then he shut the door and locked it.
"Are you alright?" Simon asked as Alvin slowly came out of his hiding spot. He looked at the large bruise on Alvin's face, covering the entire right side.
Alvin sniffled, wiping his eyes. "It...don' hurt..." he lied, snuggling close to his brothers.
Suddenly, the door flew back open. One of the kidnappers came back in - the one Alvin had bitten. All three Chipmunks backed up, wondering what he wanted now.
"Come here, Red." the man growled.
Brothers chapter 11Dave's heart raced when he heard the doorbell ring. He raced to the door, praying the police had found the boys.
To his disappointment, no one was there. At his second glance, he found an envelope on the doorstep and picked it up. He went back inside and opened it. What he found inside made his heart skip a beat.
A short typed note fell out, spelling out a simple message. "5 THOUSAND DOLLARS AT THE PARK BY MIDNIGHT OR YOU NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN."
A photo was also in the envelope. Dave picked it up, unable to take his eyes off of it. Alvin, Simon, and Theodore were tied up, and all three looked scared.
Simon looked calmer than his brothers, but his fear was still obvious. Theodore looked terrified, tears filling his eyes. And then there was Alvin.
Dave didn't know what Alvin had done, but it was obvious he'd caused some sort of trouble. A bruise covered the right side of his face, and his mouth was taped shut. Tears were falling down the terrified toddler's face.
Dave kept staring at the
Brothers chapter 10Alvin and Theodore had fallen asleep, exhausted from their kidnapping. Simon stayed awake, watching his little brothers sleep. Alvin was sucking his thumb, while Theodore snored softly.
The door flew open, making Simon jump in surprise. One of the masked men looked in at them, noticing the two sleeping Chipmunks. "Wake them up."
Once Simon realized he was talking to him, he gently shook his little brothers. "Alvin? Theodore? Wake up."
Theodore quickly woke up, instantly whimpering again when he saw their kidnapper. Alvin didn't respond, but rolled over and continued sleeping. The man kicked the sleeping toddler, forcing him awake.
Alvin yelped as he was forced out of his sleep, instinctively hiding behind his oldest brother. Simon stayed in front of his brothers, trying to shield them.
Their captor took no time in tying their wrists and ankles, then carried them out of the closet and down the hall, finally putting them down on the floor in a small room.
All three brothers stayed quiet
Brothers chapter 9Dave was worried sick. The boys had been missing for over two hours now, and no one had any news. The police had searched the entire park, but hadn't found anything. They had finally concluded they had been kidnapped.
He couldn't believe it. Why would anyone kidnap three Chipmunk toddlers? They hadn't done anything to deserve this. They were just little kids.
Dave stared at the phone. The police had told him to go home and wait, in case a ransom call came in. He kept praying the police were wrong, that the boys were just lost and would be found soon, but he knew it wasn't true.
He should've kept a closer eye on them. He knew they liked to wander off, but he'd thought they'd be safe. He hadn't even thought that a kidnapper could be nearby.
Dave held his head in his hands and sighed. They probably had no idea what was going on. They were only four years old. They were too young to understand what was happening.
Dave prayed that they were alright.