Those two words kept ringing in my head like a horrible song, my eyes brimming with tears as I bolted upstairs as fast as I could, running straight back to my prison.
How could I be so stupid?
And to think that I almost let myself trust him...
I thought that maybe he was different, that maybe he wasn’t the monster I firstly thought he was...
No...he was not the monster I thought he was...he is actually worse...
Hot tears were now streaming down my cheeks as I kept on running, finally reaching our room and I quickly got in, closing the door behind me with a loud slam.
I then ran towards the bed and threw myself on it, burying my face in a pillow, muffling my loud sobs, hugging it tight to my chest.
I feel so disgusted...so hurt...
I laid there for what felt like hours, the surface of the pillow now being soaked with tears as I kept crying until I suddenly felt the bed dip right next to me.
“Julie...” His deep voice rang again in my ears, his tone filled with sorrow, making me quickly sit up and scurry away from him, dragging the comforter with me, hugging it close to my chest, somehow trying to protect myself.
“D-don’t t-touch me,” I stuttered, nervously wiping my wet cheeks with the back of my hand, staring at him like a scared mouse.
“No! Don’t come anywhere near me!” I quickly cut him off,
“I won’t let you touch me in any possible way, you hear me?
I’d rather die! I’d rather kill myself than let you do that to me!” I angrily yelled between tears, making him flinch, noticing the hurt in his midnight blue eyes as I hugged the comforter tighter to my chest.
“Julie, please, listen to me,” He gently pleaded, however, I chose to ignore him, lowering my gaze, acting like he wasn’t even there.
“I would never do that to you, do you understand?
I would never hurt you...
I’d rather die, than do that to you...” He quietly said, his gentle tone now sounding so genuine, my eyes slowly trailing back up his face, meeting once again those beautiful eyes, now filled with hurt and sorrow.
“You have to understand, I had to do that.
I had to make them believe that, so they would stay away from you...
You have to understand, these creatures roaming this house that you call people are actually very dangerous, Julie...
This was the only way...” He explained, his tone now sounding so calm and gentle, his arm now slowly reaching to touch me and I unconsciously let him, feeling the soothing warmth provided by his hand over mine.
“B-but why w-would they even care about me? I’m just a simple maid!” I asked, staring at him like a curious child.
“No, you’re not a “simple maid”.
For them, you are prey, something to play with, just like a cat likes to play with its mouse,” He calmly explained and I shivered, thinking about all the cruel ways they would want to hurt me.
Shit...What the hell have I gotten myself into?
“But I promise, I won’t let them.
You’re safe now, I promise.
They won’t dare to touch you as long as they know you are mine.”
As soon as those last three words escaped his lips, a shiver ran down my spine, feeling my body temperature increasing, making me feel extremely uncomfortable.
What the hell is happening to me?
Why is he making me feel like this?
“Um...can I ask you something?” I shyly asked, ignoring the burning sensation in my body, nervously tucking a strand of hair behind my ear.
“Sure. Anything,” He calmly replied, his eyes never leaving my face.
“Can I see Kara?”
I really missed her. I missed talking to my best friend, and after all that happened, I really needed to.
“Sure. I’ll talk to Marcus,” He nodded and I gave him a light smile,