It’s warm, my eyes opening, it takes a moment for me to realize, that I’m not in my hotel room.
Throwing the covers back, I’m still bloated. In fact, lets call it what it is.
“Pregnant...” I state, disbelievingly.
“Nine months, to be exact.” Theo’s posted up by the wardrobe, leaning against it.
Still wearing the gown from last night, I come to my feet carefully.
“Did it get bigger?” I ask, as he’s helping me up.
“He’ll continue to grow, I have to free him”
“Free him?” I state, reclaiming my arm, in a nice nasty way.
“I was going to cut him, from your stomach last night.”
“It’s the only way, he’ll kill you if I don’t.”
“Do you even know what you’re doing, were you a physician in your former life?”
“I know how it works.”
“They why didn’t you do it, why am I still carrying this thing around?”
“I wanted you to be prepared, for what was about to happen.”
“Okay... good... so I need medicine.”
“The god won’t accept him, without the pains of labor.”
So it is true...
“You’re going to leave him down there, all alone?”
“He can’t come up, you know this. This world won’t accept him, just as mine didn’t accept me, or the one that came before me.”
I understand that he’s been locked away, below ground for thousands of years... but he can’t do our child like that.
“He won’t be alone, Ariadne will remain there, but she wants the love that was once denied her, long ago. She’s made her plea to the god.”
“Good, you don’t want to stay down there anyways, right?”
“You misunderstand, he has to kill me to take my place.”
My heart literally drops, and a tightness in my chest has started. “He, as in who?”
I think that I know, who am I kidding... I know who “he” is.
I’m in love, in lust, in something... but i’ll be damned if I spend an eternity, locked away as a monster below ground.
“I thought that you would be freed, once I had the baby. Isn’t that how it works?”
“The god’s love chaos, and they can hold a grudge for a very long time.” He replies.
I’m feeling sick all of a sudden, and he has help me back down onto the bed.
“He can’t... I won’t let him.”
“He’s become obsessed with her, he’ll do anything to be with her.”
“He’s not going to kill anyone.”
“It’s either him or me, and I know for a fact, that it’s not going to be me.”
“You’re not killing my brother.”
I’d searched everywhere, Nick was missing, and so was my brother. I had an idea of where my brother was, but Nick just went MIA on me.
He hadn’t checked out of his hotel room, and his things were still there. A whole evening spent searching, and I came up empty handed.
His calls were going to voicemail, and by the time that the sun went down, I was in panic mode.
I don’t recognize the voice calling for me, but I do recognize the face. “Mr. Talaos.”
He looks out of place in the modernized market, donning some type of old fashioned robe.
“I’ve been looking all over for you.” He says, eyeing my humongous stomach.
“Because, you’re living proof, that the Minotaur exists.”
A nod of his head, and someone has captured me from behind. My screams are muffled, with a hand over my mouth, and my light struggles are no match for them.
“It’s going to be okay.”
Like hell it is...
Something pricks my neck, and a heat moving through my body, relaxes me.
I’m so done... I just want this thing out of me. Theo’s gorgeous, and sex with a Minotaur is awesome, but I can’t take anymore of this.
Bound and gagged, I’m on an operating table. I’m in a pickle, because of a pickle...
Talaos enters the room, looking all important in his robe, and gloves.
“Leme ou of her!” I state, trying to kick him.
“If you don’t stop that, I won’t give you any medicine after.” He threatens.
“Now, this is going to hurt, but I’ll make it quick.”
Producing a sharp looking blade, I lose it!
“Ge twe phuk awa fro me!”
The blade slicing through my skin, hurts like hell. Screaming through it all, I keep my eyes closed, for fear that i’ll pass out and not wake back up.
It seems like forever, and then I hear Talaos laughing gleefully.
“I gwen... to kil ooh.”
“Huh? Oh wait...”
Giving me a shot of something, the pain’s starting to become a dull ache.
“You have a flight scheduled for tomorrow, at four. You’ll be on time for that flight, right?” He asks, removing my gag.
“Good girl. Just forget everything that happened here, and you won’t have any problems.”