Friday, August 30, 2013

From Darkness To The Light - Chapter Forty

 
Sounds stir me, but I can't open my eyes. Maybe I have died and I'm passing into a greater plane. "Emily?" the sound pulls me. "Wake up, please!". I will myself to wake, but can't emerge from the darkness that has me hostage. The blackness claims me once more.

I come to and my eyes slowly open. I look down to see Dimitri's arm wrapped around my waste and his steady breath upon my neck tells me that he's asleep. I'm so weak but realize I have something attached to my arm. An IV, how did I get an IV?!

I go to move my stiff body. As I try to get up Dimitri stirs. His eyes grow wide with amazement.

"Your awake! A sight I'm glad to see," he says with wonder in his voice.

"I thought I lost you. Why did you not eat. Was you trying to kill yourself?", he says with a stern voice. "I............didn't know what..................yes" I choke out.

He moves fast and within seconds he's got me pulled into his arms. "Why Emily?" he asks. 

"I was ready to welcome death, it's only the millionth time I have begged for it," I tell him. I see him flinch.

"Do you know how close I was to changing you?" he snaps.

"I couldn't live as her prisoner for the rest of my life. I could not let you suffer and wanted to end mine. I knew you would get over me and then you could move on," I tell him. 

"If it ever comes to that just kill me. I don't want to be a Night Walker.", I say as I bury myself in his arms.

"It will never come to that." he tells me.

"How long have I been in there?" I ask. "About two weeks," he replies. "Two weeks I have been in there! What the heck was she going to do with me?" I ask. "Well you were going to be one of her feeders, but........that is no longer your fate," he sighs. "What do you mean no longer my fate?", I ask. "She found out you were bonded to me and Jen had disappeared which made her even more pissed. So she was going to have you killed by a someone that was not bound by the spell. A human most likely. But let's just say I pulled some strings and now your mine," he says.

He pulls me into his arms and crushes his lips to mine. His hands running up my back to the nape of my neck as he tips my head back to deepen the kiss.

"No one will bring you any harm.", he says as he kisses me again.

 I'm floored, "What strings?", I ask.  "Don't worry about it.", he says. "No tell me, I don't want any more secrets between us.", I say. "We have plenty of time to discuss this, but your going to have to eat. Your wasting away in front of me. Come!" he says as he pulls me behind him down the hall. 

We end up in a big kitchen and Dimitir's hard at work at the processor. I have never seen him cook before but hes so at ease with it. I watch with amazement as he adds ingredients. "I didn't know you could cook," I say with a smile. "You never asked," he says with a big grin on his face. 

He's hard at work at the stove as I watch him cook in his pjs that hang so delicious from his hips. My hunger grows but not for food but for him. 

He leads me over to the table and pulls my chair out for me to sit. I start to eat and its delicious, but my stomach dose a somersault. I take my time and manage a few bites as Dimitri watches me. "Answer this and I will tell you. Do you still love me?" he asks. "Yes you know I do," I say between bites. I can't deny it anymore. I do love him and to be without him is agony. Night Walker or not I can't live without him. "Good, I was hoping you still do. Will you be with me, let me love you?", he asks. I look up and he gazes at me with blazing red eyes. I look deep into them seeing the hints of the golden brown his eye use to be. I sit and think of it only a moment. "I can't live without you. Yes, I love you and will stay with you even as a night walker.", I say. Dimitri let's out a breath that he must have been holding. "Are you going to tell me now?" I ask. "Finish eating and when your all cleaned up I will tell you," he says.  I shoot him a exasperating look. He doesn't say anything but shrugs and tries to look innocent. 

We head back upstairs and he runs a bubble bath. He strips off his pants and climbs in. He holds his hand out to me to help me in. I climb on his lap as he pulls me to him. As I run my finger along his bottom lip he gives me a look. "What?" I ask. "Don't think about it. Your to weak and I want you at your full strength for when we do," he says. 

I turn around as he pulls me to him. 

"Don't pout, all in good time. We have waited this long, whats a few more days," he says as he starts to wash my back. He is so stubborn. I wish I had his will power sometimes.  

After the bath that doesn't last as long as I would have liked, we get out and get dressed. He pulls me into his arms. "No more secrets. Let me first introduce you to someone," he says as I follow him back into the bedroom. 

He opens the door and a female walks in. Her appearance shocks me. I have never seen anyone that pale. I step back unsure how to act. 

"Dimitri! It's been a while since I seen you last," the women says. "Yes, its been a long time, Aunt Amelia. Let me introduce you to someone very special to me. This is Emily, the one I was telling you about," he says. 

"You are much prettier than what he described to me. It's a pleasure to finally meet you," she says. It takes me off guard when I catch a glimps of her teeth. I freeze in my steps. "What's wrong my dear," she asks. 

"Are you a Night Walker?" I ask. "No my dear, I am not. I'm something different. Dimitri will explain it all to you later". 

"We need to head away from here. They will only stay away for so long," she says. My mind is swimming though all this new info. 

"Where are we going?" I ask. "We are going to Dimitri's house and from there I will leave you two and go back to my own home which is not far from there," she tells me.

 Dimitri and I follow Amelia down the hall. "What is she?" I whisper. "You will see. So eager for information! I want you safe and then I will show you the secret instead of just telling you it. And that is why I'm waiting to tell you until we get to my house. The archives are kept there that I need to show you," he tells me as he wraps his arm around my waste. 




Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hysteria - Chapter Thirty Nine

 
Pulling myself up off the floor, I run over to the door to try to get it open. I pull and twist the knob till I would have figured it would break. In desperation I start to beat on the door. "Let me out," I scream.

Dimitri, please help me," I shout as I bang at the door once again. My hand begins to hurt from pounding on the door.

No one seems to hear my cries. Dimitri hasn't showed up and no one has bothered to come in. Out of exhaustion I slide down to the floor.

Slumping against the door I begin to cry. Did they hurt Dimitri, are they going to kill me. Shes going to kill me, I just know it. My heart is pounding in my chest as I try to catch my breath.

Crying seems like the best idea. So I cry, and cry some more.

 My body hurts from the fall earlier. All I can think of is Dimitri. Is he alright, will they kill him. I start to tremble with the fear that laces through my every being. I can't shake the feeling of whats coming. 

"Dimitri, I love you, if you can hear me, I love you," I whisper into the silence.

I wipe the tears out of my eyes. I finally start to calm myself down. It seems like an eternity in here.

I sit staring at the flames. I fear that they have killed Dimitri, with no signs from him or anyone else. I began to think. If she doesn't kill me first...............I will find a way to end this nightmare.

Its quiet and I'm contemplating my end. I hear voices from outside the door. I go over to the door to listen. The door lock clicks and I'm pushed aside with the door.

Ella grabs me by my shoulders pulling me to her. I stumble as she takes me off guard. She grabs my head tilting it to the side with blunt force. I know exactly at this moment what she's getting ready to do. As I feel her cool breath nearing my neck, I know its only a matter of time before I feel her teeth sink in. I try to brace myself for the bite.

Nothing prepares me for the pain that hits me as I feel her teeth pierce into my skin. A pain shoots through my whole body as my nerve endings light on fire. Within a second the pain melts away. I feel my body relax as she starts to suck on my neck. I feel content and happy... a feeling I have not felt in so long. This is wrong I scream in my head. I try to fight through the power her bite has on me. I try to pull away only to find that she has a firm hold on me. The high is overwhelming me.

Panic is setting in as I fear that she will not stop. She suddenly jerks away giving me a ice cold look with her red eyes. I sway from the dizzy feeling my head has from the bite. I gasp when she backhands me across the face knocking me back several feet. It shocks me more than it hurts. It brings me back to my senses as I look at her with shock.
 
 
A loud snap comes as she slaps me again. "Your Bonded!" she shouts at me with a growl.

I start to back up and trip right in front of her. The look on her face as she peers down at me with hate makes me panic. I brace myself for my fate. She's going to kill me. To my utter shock she stops as she wipes my blood off her mouth with the sleeve of her dress. "You were suppose to be mine, but you and Dimitri thought it was clever that you be bonded. Well my dear it will only save you to a certain degree. I may not be able to kill you or drain you of blood, but I will get my way one way or another. I can lock you away from Dimitri, and then you will suffer more than you would have if you had served me," she screams.

She storms out the door as I pull myself up off the floor. I rub my sour cheek that stings from her backhanding me as the haze continues to wear off.

She's not going to kill me but torture me. I would rather her just kill me and get it over with. My heart sinks as I think of how she's going to torture Dimitri with all kinds of lies about what she does to me and what she will do to me. I know Dimitri is going to suffer greatly. I can almost hear his heart breaking from here. I know he's still alive. She gave that one away when she threatened to keep me away from him. Her new weapon of choice is me.

Hours pass and the room grows quiet. The sound of the door unlocking shoots fear through me. I scurry up against the wall into a tight ball. I peak up to see Luke enter. He sets a plate of food on the table without saying a word or looking at me. "Luke!" I whisper.

He drops his head not looking at me. He heads to the door as I watch him leave expecting him to look back or say something, but he doesn't. I hear the door lock knowing I'm once again a prisoner.
 
My stomach growls as I smell the food. I stare at it knowing I should be hungry, but don't see the point. My last meal I chuckle to myself as the hysteria starts to set in.

I sit for a while and with several hours passing I must have dozed off.

A sudden sound coming from the door snaps me awake. It's Dimitri and he's shouting and arguing with someone. "I want to see her", he shouts. "You know I can't do that, she will have my head", the man says. "I'll have your head!" Dimitri shouts. "Your threats will make no difference," the man reply's.
 
I hear a thud which makes me jump. The door starts too open. My heart is pounding in my chest. More shouts come from down the hall. I can't make them out. There is more than one person shouting at Dimitri. The door closes and the sound of the lock clicks loud. More arguing, then they stop and it grows quiet again. It feels like it's really late by this time.

 I find myself laying on the floor just staring into space. My thoughts have become nonexistent as the darkness starts to take over me. It feels like I have been in here for weeks now. The days have been coming and going. I've lost all sense of time. I don't know how long I have been in here.

I doze off more and now the days seem to go by, they bring food that I refuse and I doze in and out of conciousness. I have developed a pattern, sleep and the rest of the time replaying memories of my happy days. My family, friends and Dimitri my soul mate.
 
I'm laying on the floor, as my body shivers. I find myself really cold. The dizzy spells take over me leaving my vision dancing with dark spots and bright balls of light. I feel death at my doorstep. Its so close that I welcome it. I beg for it to take me quick. I wait for my body to give in, but it deceives me in fighting to stay alive. Just die I tell myself. Let go I say out load piercing the dead silence of the room. I bearally hear the door unlock. Here they come to end this or try to prolong it. In my blurry vision I see a man or women I have no idea who comes in. I'm so light headed I can't even make them out. I lay my head back down as I close my eyes once again. Make it fast, I say as my voice cracks.
 
Then a familiar voice calls to me, Emily, what have they done to you. I don't even have the strength to look up at him. Just let me die, I'm almost there," I say in a mumble. I find myself drifting off. He shakes me hard making my eyes flutter.

"Don't!" I whisper. "Let me go. I'm done fighting," I say in a cracked voice barally a whisper as I pull away from him. I manage to roll over to face away from him. I can't bare to see his face. "Emily please" he begs. I have no strength to even say anything. After a few moments, he drapes his body over mine. He wraps his arms around me with his face against my shoulder. I can feel him crying. His tears absorb into my shirt. I can't even cry. I cry within with my silent tears. His pleads and tears rip into my soul. I hate that he will hurt when I'm gone. I just want it all over.
 
Emily Dimitri shouts, I'm vaguely aware that I'm in his arms. He's kissing my forehead as he carries me to where,  I have no idea. "Stay with me" he whispers. "I have something really important to tell you," he pleads. I can no longer fight the darkness, it takes me........