Chapter 8: We Need To Protect Her At All Costs
Orion City College
I got to the college and I kept taking glances over my shoulder and my surroundings after my little encounter with the dragons. I knew what Dominic said was true, but if he thinks he can claim me as his mate then he’s got another thing coming.
I got to the art room and then Sarah showed up.
“Hey, girl! what’s up?”
“Hi Sarah, how are you?”
“Happy as Larry because I got my phone back and I’m no longer grounded.”
“Good for you.”
I spoke with a fake smile since I was still feeling uneasy. Sarah noticed this and she asked me.
“What’s the matter with you? are you missing your new pet?”
“He’s not a pet and yes, a little bit because we found his family and he disappeared without a trace.”
“Aw~ you poor baby.”
Sarah teased me before she wrapped her arm around my shoulders and nuzzling her head against my cheek making me laugh.
“Hey! get off me!! hahahaha!!”
“No way, you could use a cuddle,” Sarah spoke in a babyish voice.
“Hahaha! Sarah! get off me!”
I spoke while laughing at her ability to cheer me up.
Classes were finished early due to a flooding incident in one of the classrooms so, Sarah and I decided to go shopping. We were about to head over to the mall until Ryan came over and he wrapped his arm around me.
“Oh great, what do you want now?”
“My friends and I are having a party at Shay’s house tonight, you wanna come?”
Shay is one of Ryan’s friends from high school and he was once my crush before we went to college.
“Sounds good to me, as long as bring my boyfriend along.”
Ryan nodded his head and he then looked at me and he asked me.
“What about you Amelia?”
“Can’t, unlike you two, I prefer to work on my studies.”
“Spoilsport, come on. It’ll be fun besides if you get lucky you might bag yourself a man.”
I thought for a moment and then I told her.
“Fine but only for a little while, I don’t want my grandparents to scold me for coming back late and drunk. Remember what happened last time?”
“How can I forget? it was my birthday party and someone spiked the punch bowl and then you got so drunk I had to carry you back,” Ryan told me.
We started laughing when Ryan told us this even though it wasn’t funny at the beginning.
A few hours later...
Once I got back to my place, I told my grandparents that I was having a sleepover at Sarah’s place so we can work on our college projects and they agreed as long as it wasn’t one of my little tricks to sneak out of the house again.
I went into my room and I got changed into some clothes for the party tonight. I was wearing a sparkly top, black skinny jeans and black boots. I put on some mascara and a light touch of eye shadow. I straightened my hair and I put on my dark purple jacket to make sure my grandparents didn’t suspect a thing.
“Going somewhere tonight?” A familiar voice spoke up which made me jump in fright.
Dominic was leaning against the wall of my room and I frowned at him.
“How the hell did you get in here and where did you come from?”
“Let’s just say it’s a dragon ability that I’ve used. Misting into a shadow form was easy, no one suspected a thing.”
I backed away from him until my back was pressed against the wall and then Dominic said to me while placing his arm above my head.
“Now answer my question, where are you going dressed like that?”
“N-No where special and besides, what’s it to you?”
“It’s because you’re mine,” Dominic said to me before he placed his hands next to head to cage me in his arms.
I gasped in surprise and then he told me.
“Now tell where you’re going, it’s clear to me you’re not going to your friend’s place.”
“It’s none of your business.”
I spoke with a frown until someone knocked on my door.
“Amelia, is everything okay in there?” Grandmother asked me.
“Uh, yeah I’m fine.”
I told her before I looked back at Dominic except he wasn’t there anymore. I frowned a little and then I grabbed my bag and I put my phone in it before leaving my room. I said my goodbyes to my grandparents and then I left the house. I walked around the corner and I found Ryan’s car which was an SUV.
“Thank god you guys got here, I thought my grandparents were gonna get suspicious.”
I said as I got into the car and then Ryan started his car. On the way there, we picked up Sarah and her boyfriend, Jackson and they started making out in the backseat which nearly made me want to vomit. Eventually, we made it to Shay’s house.
We got into the house and there was loud music playing, and some of our fellow college students were drinking alcohol. I walked through the house after getting separated from Ryan, Sarah and her boyfriend until I bumped into Shay.
“Shay! I’m sorry.”
“Hey Amelia, don’t worry about it. I’m glad you can make it, I thought you would have refused.”
“Well, I thought about it but, then I decided to take a break from my studies and come here to take a break.”
“Good, want some punch?”
I nodded my head and then Shay gave me a cup of juice. Shay and I chatted for a while and it felt a little weird to be hanging out with him since I used to be the shy one in our class and we hardly talked since he was my first crush. After drinking some of the spiked punch for a while, I started swaying a little and I nearly tripped up but, Shay managed to catch me in time.
“Amelia? are you okay?”
“I don’t feel so good.”
“Come on, let’s get you outside for some air.”
Shay wrapped his arm around my shoulders and then we went onto the porch. We sat down on the porch swing and Shay still had his arm wrapped around me. He rubbed his hand up and down on my shoulder to warm me up.
“Feel a little bit better now, Amelia?”
“A bit yeah...”
I said as I rested my head on Shay’s shoulder. I looked up at the night sky and it was beautiful tonight since it was the full moon.
“Shay...tell me something.”
“Do you think I’m pretty?”
Shay looked at me surprised and he smiled at me.
“Of course, I mean, yeah when we first met you were just a shy girl who listened to her grandparents but when we got older and started college you turned into a beautiful woman.”
I blushed a little when he said this and then Shay leaned a little closer to me.
“S-Shay...what are you doing?”
“I’m sorry, you look so beautiful that I want to do this.”
Shay suddenly kissed my cheek which made me blush a little. I felt Shay’s lips on my neck which made shiver a little. However, I realised that this felt wrong and I tried to push him away from me.
“Shay, stop it!”
“Stay still, you have no idea how long I’ve waited for this moment.”
“What are you talking about?” I spoke with fear in my voice.
“Ever since I laid my eyes on you in high school, I knew you were the perfect woman for me but, you were always shy and focused on your studies so I never got the chance to talk to you. Now that you’re in college and grown-up, I can make you mine.”
“Shay please, you’re scaring me.”
I pleaded him but, he wouldn’t let me go. Shay suddenly pinned me down onto the hard floor and he started kissing and sucking on my neck. I tried to push him off but, he wouldn’t budge.
“Let me go! Shay stop it!”
Shay wouldn’t budge and he continued to kiss and suck on my neck while he ran his hands over my chest and stomach. I gripped onto Shay’s top to get him off of me but he wouldn’t budge. Suddenly, I heard a growling sound and then Shay was pull off me.
“Stay away from her!!” A familiar voice shouted.
I sat up and it was Dominic and he had shoved Shay off of me.
“Who the hell are you?!”
“I’m her boyfriend, that’s who!”
“Back off buddy! she doesn’t belong to you! last I checked she was on the market, now move aside!”
Dominic didn’t let Shay past him and then he shoved him against the wall and he growled angrily at him.
“If ever touch her again, I will hunt you down and I will rip you to shreds and burn your remains so no one will ever find your body. Are we clear?”
“Y-Yes sir!” Shay shouted in fear before Dominic released him.
Shay ran away from us and then I sat up from the ground. Dominic came over to me and then he knelt on the ground and he asked me.
“Amelia, are you all right?”
“I-I think so,” I told him before I felt tears in the corner of my eyes.
Dominic pulled me into a hug and he rubbed my back to comfort me. I broke down at that point and I wrapped my arms around Dominic’s back.
“Shh, it’s okay, you’re safe now. Let’s get you out of here.”
Dominic picks me up like a bride and then he carries me into the woods. I looked at Dominic and I asked him.
“Dominic, why are we in the woods?”
“Shh, just calm down and relax.”
I was about to say something until Dominic started humming. I started to feel sleepy when I heard that soft deep humming. It sounded so soothing and then my eyes started to feel heavy. I couldn’t keep my eyes open for much longer and then I fell asleep in Dominic’s arms.
I looked at Amelia who had fallen asleep in my arms and then I frowned angrily.
“I won’t let anyone or anything hurt you as long as I live.”
I told myself before I turned into my dragon form and with Amelia in my talons, I flew back to Whitebrook Castle. Once I got there, I flew through the secret tunnel and then we got back to Krotolas. I flew over to the mansion and then I carefully landed in the courtyard. I transformed back into my human form and I held Amelia like a bride and she was still in a deep sleep.
I walked into one of the rooms and I gently placed Amelia on the bed. I covered her sleeping form with the blanket and then Scorch said to me.
"You did the right thing bringing her back here. It's guys like that Shay fella make me want to burn him alive and eat him afterwards.""*Chuckle* I know but, we'll worry about that later because right now, we need to protect her at all costs.