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~Go ahead.
Take away my freedom and tell me what to do.
Go ahead and ruin me.
I'll never give in to you.
Not ever.
And when it comes to my heart.
You can never make me love you.~

There is nothing I can do. Drake forces me and Luke up to the highest tower. The tower is empty save for some wooden chairs and the walls are completely bare and stone.
We are pushed inside by his shadow soldiers and tied to the wall. The soldiers pull out leather straps and begin to flog us. Being a vampiress, I can barely feel anything but I can tell that Luke is in pain.
I feel degraded as we are each lashed a two hundred times.
I feel furious and angry as his soldiers pull the leather strap back repeatedly hitting us over the back. My dress is torn and Luke's hooded shirt is in threads by the time they are done with us.
Drake shrieks and screams the entire time. "You're the worst one for doing this to me. Absurd. Absolutely absurd. I bring you a meal and you turn him into your boyfriend. I bring you a pet dog and you fuck it. What kind of beastiality are you advocating here you devil woman. What the hell kind of morals do you have?"
"Forgive us," Luke says for he is stronger than me and I can do nothing else but glare at Drake the entire time as I am lashed.
"I'll never love you Drake," I scream instead. "Never. You monster. You monster."
I will never love Drake. Not ever. There are tears in my eyes as I think it again and again. Why the hell was it like this. Why the hell was Drake allowed to do these things.
"You two are called dead to me. Dead to me," Drake snarled. "I am not going to tolerate this kind of behavior again."

He leaves the room, leaving us tied to the walls and the shadow soldiers vanish, leaving us alone as well.

"Are you all right?" Luke asks.
"Yes I am fine," I say, though I'm not. I'm really not.

"This is all my fault. I never should've done that. Please forgive me," Luke says.
"No, it's not your fault. I love you Luke. Please forgive me for getting you hurt."
"How long do you think he's going to leave us up here?"
"I don't know." I sigh. "Perhaps a day. Perhaps forever."

"I don't want to die here, and I don't want you to die here" Luke said. "I am going to try and reach my friend telepathically to see if there's anything he can do for us."
"Thank you."

I glanced over at him as we are on opposite sides of the wall, only a few feet apart and tied to the stone walls. I am crying. What was I to do? There was no equivalent. No way to explain what it felt like to be completely helpless like there was nothing you could do.

I fell asleep standing there. When I awoke, I awoke to the sound of groaning. I looked up and saw that the shadow soldiers were once again flogging Luke. I felt angry.
I closed my eyes and wished for it to go away. I was extremely upset and there was no outlet so I felt like I might go insane. I was annoyed with myself for being in this situation and annoyed with Drake for putting us here.
And as I thought to myself. All I could think was that Drake was evil and I hated him forever.
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