Friday, May 31, 2013

Waking up to a nightmare - Chapter Thirty

I come to my senses with a jolt. Jumping up I realize I'm in a strange place. I try replaying what had happened. How I got here.

I run the images through my fuzzy head.

Chris! The dark stranger! The blackout!  Then the sound of a door opening pulls me from my thoughts. I turn to see.....................

"Hanna!" I shout. It's such a shock that I step back into the nightstand and stumble to the floor.

"Stay away from me," I scream. I look everywhere to find an escape route but there is none to be found.

She moves toward me. I feel like a trapped animal. All I can do is back up against the wall. My heart is racing and the images of her sinking her teeth into Dimitri taking his life flash. I find myself scared and angry at the same time.

"Don't worry, I'm not going to hurt you," she says as she crosses her arms with amusement.

"Like I could trust anything you say," I hiss.

She laughs a bit. She's just deepens my wound she has created.

"How could you betray your family. You got everyone killed. You lead them straight to us. It was all your fault." I shout at her.

She pauses, "you have no idea what I went through. So don't judge before you hear me out," she starts. "Really!" I scream.

"No you listen! Mom, Dad, Dimitri, my best friend, and our guards are all dead because of you and what ever you went through. You got everyone killed! And now they are going to kill me!" I scream as I point my finger at her.

She hangs her head down. "Yes it was selfish. They tortured me and Luke. They drank from us everyday. I was on the verge of death when they offered me a deal. A deal that saved me and Luke from death," she says in a small voice.

"Stop! I can't hear any more. You are dead! Look at you, walking around pretending that you are good and not evil. You are no longer alive. Nightwalkers have destroyed my whole entire life and you are part of it. I don't want to hear any more. So if you think for one minute I'm going to forgive you, you're so wrong. You even had the nerve to kill Dimitri in front of me," I cry out.

"You have no idea what you are talking about. I did you a favor. And this is what I get. I won't spare you the quick death like Dimitri. I'm going to let them have their way with you." she scolds.

"I would welcome death at this point. So don't bother sparing me from it. Since it all began my life has been a nightmare. So tell them to bring it on, I'm ready for death, unlike you who thought of no one but yourself," I say with clenched teeth. "Have it your way then," she says. She leaves me standing there. Not sure what to do at this point.

I run to the door after Hanna left. I can only hope she left it unlocked. I turn the knob and find that it's locked. I start beating on the door. "Let me out!" I shout.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Dark Stranger - Twenty Nine

Loud noises erupted in the living room. As I exit the bathroom I'm stunned by the sight I take in. A strange black figure is attacking Chris. Strong with no effort the dark figure throws Chris around. 

He picks him up again by the throat and slams him against the wall. Chris goes limp. 

Chris is out cold on the floor. I want to run, but seeing how he just took down Chris I know I don't stand a chance to out run him. I'm doomed to a awful fate. I fear this is the end. I back towards the stairs and stumble back as I loose my footing. I start to climb backwards as he watches me with almost amusement. I can't see his face but his stance tells me that he's toying with me. 

I run up the steps and out the door. Turning, I try to hold the door shut. He comes running at the door slamming his foot into the frame. The wood makes a splitting sounds as the glass begins to break. 

I hold the door with all that I have as he kicks it again. Panic starts to set in as I feel the doors start to give. 

Oh please no. "Leave me alone," I scream at him through the door. 

The door gives way as I step back with only a split second to act. I leap off the deck and catch the edge of the railing as my body slams into the bottom of the deck. "You can run, I will catch you." the man says. His voice is deep and dark. It sends a chill through me. I grip the rail as my hand is only a few feet away from him.

He makes no move toward me as I hang there contemplating my next move. 

I let go of the railing falling onto the deck below. Raising up on my arms I try to get my bearings. My head is a little light from the fall.

I get to my feet jumping off the porch into a full run. I look back to see him running right behind me. He must have jumped right off the deck. My heart is racing as all my senses are on end. I don't think I'm going to out run him. 

He's only a few feet away as I make it around the side of the house. 

He sweeps me off my feet as he slings me over his shoulder. I beat as hard as I can with my fists on his back. "Put me down! Who are you? What do you want with me?" I scream. 

He says nothing. I feel a sharp stick in my thigh. I feel light headed. Everything is spinning as I feel him walking with me. I slump letting all my limbs hang free as I'm now a prisoner of my own body. Moments later everything goes black..............

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Gone Wild - Chapter Twenty Seven

 The doctor finally releases me after a few days. It was still unclear what had happened to make me loose my baby. My heart sinks every time I think of it. The doctors offered to let me hold it, but I refused. I didn't want to see the tiny life that was once my hope of moving on. I didn't even want to know what it was. It would only haunt me more. Chris gets distracted on the phone as I head to the bathroom to get cleaned up.

Running a bath in hopes to wash the medical smell off me.

After I clean up I look at myself in the mirror. I hate who is starring back at me. I think a change is in order.

I'm loving my new look. It feels good to just let loose. I'm going to go out and experience the world for the first time. Putting my makeup on and dressing a little more provocative than I should have I sneak around Chris to avoid his protests. 

Leaving the house in my hot little purple dress I head first down to the beach. Just me and no one else.

It's perfect despite the rain that has started. I pick up a few rocks and skip them across the water. I use to love to do this when I was younger.

As I'm throwing rocks I see a rainbow not too far off. It is breath taking!

The sun is slowly setting as I make my way home. 

When I arrive I see Chris standing on the porch with a terrible look on his face.
"What have you done to yourself? Where have you been?" he shouts at me.

"It's none of your business. I can go and do as I like. I don't need you to protect me anymore. I don't care if they get me. Let them come! I'm not going to hide for the rest of my life" I shout back at him. His face falls into a frown.

"You don't want me to protect you anymore? What's going on with you? You're making me worried. "Well don't!" I shout as I storm off leaving Chris with his mouth hanging on the ground.

 I head down to the local hangout. I decide to indulge in some drink.
Pouring a glass I drink it really fast. It kind of tastes horrible but by the second one its not that bad.

I have lost track at how many drinks I have had when I almost stumble down the steps. 

After I finish my drink in hand I head to the dance floor and cut loose.

Dancing has only made me more thirsty so I get another drink. After finishing it off the room starts to spin a bit. I think I have had way too much to drink and decide to call it a evening.

I call a cab and wait as it arrives.

 It seems like a long ride home and I know I'm going to have to hear it from Chris. Ugg, what to tell him. I shrug the thought off. I can go and do as I please.

The cab drops me off. I head up the steps fumbling as I go.

Chris stirs me from my sleep. I must have passed out on the couch. I sit up blocking the sun out of eyes. My head is pounding.

When I finally focus, Chris is sitting there staring at me with a worried look on his face.

"Don't be mad at me," I beg as I try to pull Chris to me.

He gets up and pulls me to him. "Do you know how worried I was. I looked everywhere for you. I thought they found you," he chokes out. He releases me finding his will to calm down. 

"I'm tired, I want a normal life," I cry out. Chris stares at me in shock. He is quiet and only stares at me with a little hurt on his face. 

I push Chris backwards as he stumbles onto the couch. In a bold move I climb right on his lap straddling him. His eyes are wide. "Emily!" he cries out. "Where were you?" he whispers.
I lean close to him making him gasp. "What are you doing? Your not your usual self." he whispers. "I'm living," I reply.

Running my hand down his neck I feel him tense. He never breaks eye contact from me.

Pulling him close I kiss his lips. "Emily we can't." he says. "Yes we can, we can do whatever we want to. It's my life and I'm choosing to make my own decisions." I tell him as I run my fingers through his hair.

"What happened to taking things slow?" he asks. "I live for the moment, and right now I want you." I tell him as I plant another kiss on his lips. He ponders it for only a moment. He wraps his arms around me and pulls me closer.

"Emily, please. It's too soon. Your only doing this because your upset." he says. "Chris, are you refusing me?" I ask, stunned. "Yes," he replies.