“What do you mean ‘he’s staying with Madison’?” I ground out between clenched teeth.
Out of all the people he could go to he goes to her? How could he do that to me? He knows what she did to me, what Jason did to me, but he runs to them?
I’m feeling so betrayed right now. Tears that I shouldn’t have to shed pooled in my eyes.
He’s my mate. The one person that’s never suppose to leave you. The one person that’s suppose to stick around through thick and thin and love you unconditionally.
Jay patted me on the back as he said “It’s going to be alright. He has to come back sooner or later, I know he can’t stay away from you forever.”
I knew that was suppose to comfort me and put my worries to rest but it did the total opposite.
Asher wasn’t going to come back. I’m sure of it, he’s with Maddison now.
He doesn’t need me.
Besides, Maddison is way prettier than me and she doesn’t have such a messed up life. She’s not broken so Asher doesn’t have to worry about fixing her.
Maybe that’s why he left, he got tired of trying to put my pieces back together.
But I’ll never be fixed, it doesn’t matter who tires to fix me.
I feel like Humpty Dumpty when all the kings horses and all the kings men couldn’t put him back together again.
Maybe I should just go marry Humpty Dumpty.
God I’m already going crazy. This is what happens when your mate abandons you.
I realized that all this time I was thinking Jay had been talking to me, not even realizing that I was so lost in my thought that I hadn’t heard a single thing he said.
I nodded as he continued to talk about random stuff, trying to make me feel better.
Then once he was done blabbering I made my way up to my room.
But that was a mistake, my room is also Asher’s room and everything in it reminds me of him.
I felt a pang in my heart as I sat on the bed, remembering all the times he held me as I slept, chasing all of my night terrors away. Since he left I’ve had a nightmare every night.
I didn’t even realize that I was crying until tears dropped off my chin and onto my legs.
This is all just too much to handle. It feels like there’s a part of me missing, like there’s a whole in my heart that only Asher can fill.
I curled up into a ball on the bed and started to drift off into unconsciousness when my cell phone rang.
I picked it up to see that it was an unknown number calling, my heart beat sped up as the thought of Ash calling from Madison’s house popped into my brain.
Excited, I pressed the answer button and placed the phone against my ear.
“Hello?” I answered in a happy tone. But all the happiness I was feeling immediately vanished when the person on the other side of the phone replied.
“Hello Liza. It’s been a while since we last talked.”
My whole body tensed as fear and panic set in.
Why was he calling? Was it to finish off what he started? Surly this time he would succeed since I didn’t have Asher by my side.
I had no one to protect me this time.
“What do you want?” I growled.
“If you don’t come to the house in the next two hours your precious mate will die.” He said calmly like he was commenting on the weather.
Then, before I could utter another word the line went dead.
“Maddie, can you get the door?” I shouted from the kitchen. I was currently cooking dinner for us and someone was pounding on the door, which is very unusual since no one ever comes by.
“Yeah, yeah. I go it.” She muttered as she ran to the door.
I heard it creak as she pulled it open, followed by a gasp of shock.
Curiosity kicked in right away. I wonder who was at the door that shocked Maddie. Was it a good shock or bad shock? Was Liza at the door?
Wait what? I haven’t thought about her in a long time. I try my hardest to keep my mind off of her which usually means hanging out with Maddie and the occasional make out sessions we have.
Yeah, I know, I know. I left in the first place because Liza cheated on me but its not like we’re still together. So I’m a free man and if I want to kiss Maddie, I have all the right to do so.
Of course she wasn’t as good a kisser as Liza, and I didn’t feel the sparks and tingles that I did when I was with Liza but that doesn’t matter.
I won’t ever feel that with anyone other than her so I just have to build a bridge and get over it.
I was thankfully brought out of my thoughts when I heard loud footsteps pounding on the floor.
As I listened closer I noticed that the footsteps were coming my way. I guess I don’t have to wonder who was at the door much longer.
Moments later a man entered the kitchen, but not just any man.
“What the fuck is he doing here?” Jason yelled to Maddie.
She came up beside him and placed a calming hand on his shoulder
“He’s here because Liza’s pregnant, and it’s not his.” Maddie explained.
Jason’s calm and collected expression turned shocked for a split second before he composed himself and put up the calm and collected expression he always wore.
“How long has she been pregnant?” Jason asked, his question directed at me this time.
“Two and a half months.” I answered.
Jason cursed under his breath and faced Maddie, it looked like they were having some sort of telepathical conversation.
“Nice going dad.” Maddie snapped after a minute.
This just went from confusing to really confusing, what the hell is she taking about?
“It’s not my fault.” He shot back.
“It’s all your fault! You’re the one that did this to her, you should have been more careful!” Maddie growled.
What is she talking about? Its not like Jason was the one to get Liza pregnant.
Then it clicked.
Two and a half months ago Liza was kidnaped by Maddie and Jason and he ended up beating her and raping her.
I lunged at him but he must have known I was going to because he quickly moved to the side and I fell to the floor.
Then in one swift movement he was on top of me and throwing one punch after the other at my face.
I didn’t even have time to react before he delivered one final blow and I fell unconscious.
WhenI opened my eyes I was blinded by a bright white light.
What the hell?
Once my eyes adjusted to the light I took a look around.
I’m in a dark run down basement and the only source of light was coming from the only window, and streaming right into my eyes.
There was mold in the corners of the cement, jail cell like room, and there was spots of fading red on the cement floor.
This place looked vaguely familiar but I couldn’t put my finger on where I’ve seen it before.
And my pounding headache wasn’t helping. I tired to lift my hand to hold my head but found that they were tied behind my back.
I looked down and saw that I was in a metal chair with my feet tied together along with my arms and wrists, and everything was tied to the chair.
I tried to break the chains holding me in place but I was weak from getting beaten by Jason.
He’s the one that got Liza pregnant. She didn’t cheat on me after all.
I had a moment of joy before it vanished and dread filled its place. Jason was the dad of Liza’s unborn child.
What is he going to do about it? I doubt that he’ll just let her have the baby and live a peaceful life.
What if he hurts her? Or worse, kills her?
My stomach churned at that though. I couldn’t live with myself if he did anything to her, my beautiful, innocent little mate.
My thoughts got cut short when the door to the basement opened and the stairs creaked and wined as three people made their way down them.
Once they were down the stairs and in my view I saw Jason, Maddie and a girl in between them being thrown to the floor.