Chapter 12: Nightmare
Natalie remained in her place. Her face was frozen in fear. All the color drained out of her skin leaving a white shell. Damion looked into her bloodshot eyes.
"......how......what?" Natalie managed to get out before Damion burst with rage.
"What the fuck is wrong with you?" Damion's face was red from anger and Natalie collapsed on the ground. Tears were streaming down her face as she looked at him.
"Why did you leave me there? Was I not good enough for you?" Damion asked his balling mother.
"...I....I.....I tried to make him stop.....but he wouldn't let me...." Natalie said through sobs. Tears were rolling out of her like a waterfall.
"I don't give a shit! At no point should you have abandoned your own kid!" Damion yelled. Tears were rolling down his face as he yelled.
"I....I didn't. You're dad did....he.....he was planning on getting rid of both of you...but I said for him not to take you two......but he took the first one he caught sight of.......which was you Damion.......and Elijah......your dad.......he......he died the night we were going to bring Damion back home........but it was too late.....and I tried to get you back Damion I did......but.....I........I couldn't...." Natalie explained in sobs. Damion looked at Elijah who's face had turned pale. His heart sank to the floor and his stomach opened a pit to swallow every last good emotion he had whole.
"Why would dad not want us? Why would he want to get rid of Damion and me?........he got rid of Damion first.....and that could've been me......what the fuck is wrong with him?" Elijah thought to himself.
"....But you're back now.....I can finally have you!" Natalie said walking over to Damion. She reached out to give him a hug before he pushed her away.
"Do you honestly think that after seven years, I'm going to act like nothing happened? Are you fucked in the head?" Damion yelled. Natalie was taken aback and she stared at Damion who was shaking his head.
"Damion please-" Natalie pleaded.
"Please what? You said dad took me away, and you let him. You went four years without me before you decided to get me back. Four fucking years. Is that how long it takes before you care? What about after dad died. You never came to get me. You waited until today where I came to you. You were never going to do shit and don't lie to me!" Damion yelled again. He began to step back and Natalie began to cry even more.
"I'm sorry Damion. Please forgive me." Natalie pleaded again. She was on her knees.
"Damion. Can you hear me out for sec?" Elijah asked as Damion turned to look at him.
"What?" Damion bitterly asked.
"You might hate mom, and really I don't blame you. But can you at least give her a chance. Even if you never forgive her. You can hate her for the rest of your life. But at least let her try and prove to you that she can be good to you." Elijah tried to reason with Damion.
"She had seven years for that. Why should I expect that she's suddenly going to change?" Damion asked with anger in his voice.
"Yeah, she was an asshole before. But how can she prove to you that she's different now if you won't let her?" Elijah asked. His heart was pounding, and more than not he wanted to slap Natalie for knowing that his dad was going to get rid of him too. But he wanted to give her another chance, and he knew that if Damion gave her a chance too, everything would be fine.
"I'm not forgiving her." Damion said crossing his arms.
"I'm not saying you have to. I'm just saying that you can at least let her try and gain your forgiveness. Even if you never do. Just let her try." Elijah tried to reason. Damion sighed and released dropped his arms to his sides. He turned to look at Natalie who was staring at him with hope.
"I'm not forgiving you.....but I guess I can let you try." Damion said looking down. Light filled her eyes and she hugged Damion. He refused to hug her back, but she didn't care.
"You're finally mine." she said shakily then tearing herself away from Damion.
"This is.....draining." Elijah said putting his hand on the back of his neck.
"Yeah it is. You're gonna stay right?" Natalie asked Damion. He shrugged and sighed.
"Well I'm not going back to my grandparents so yeah I'm staying." Damion looked at Elijah who slightly smiled.
"Well since you're staying, you can stay in Eli's room for tonight. I'll start to put the bedroom together tomorrow." Natalie said putting her hands on her hips.
"Alright. Night mom." Elijah said grabbing Damion by the arm and began to pull him up the stairs.
"Night boys!" Natalie said trying to be as happy as possible, but all Damion gave was a slight wave as they headed up the stairs.
Elijah grabbed some blankets and made a pallet on the ground for Damion. He borrowed some of Elijah's pajamas and the two decided to play some PlayStation before they went to bed.
"the guards are so annoying in this game." Damion complained while playing a one player game called Skyrim V.
"Well one, you're a dark elf which already makes you a target. And two, when you steal all of whiterun, you're gonna get attacked by guards." Elijah pointed out laying on his bed while watching Damion play.
"Whatever." Damion said rolling his eyes.
"Well you go ahead and play, It's past midnight and I'm gonna be a complete asshole tomorrow if I don't get some sleep." Elijah said beginning to pull up the covers.
"Oh...well I'll go to sleep then too." Damion said saving his game. As soon as Elijah closed his eyes, he could hear the faint sound of music. He stayed still to see if he recognized the song.
Elijah recognized the song as 'Someone you Loved' by Lewis Capaldi. Then he noticed Damion was listening to it with earbuds.
"Hey Damion." Elijah whispered to him and he looked up and took out his earbuds after pausing his song.
"Yeah?" he asked in confusion.
"You're listening to a love song.....before bed?" Elijah asked raising an eyebrow.
"Oh c'mon. Like you never listen to music before bed." Damion asked with a small smile.
"Yeah. But not Someone you Loved." Elijah teased which made Damion roll his eyes.
"Whatever. I'm going to bed." Damion said rolling on his back and closing his eyes. Elijah smiled and turned the other way.
His thoughts consumed him, and for once they didn't make him feel horrible. He had a brother. Someone he could get close to without being scared because they were just a friend. He smiled at the thoughts, but that suddenly changed.
Elijah jolted up in his bed. He saw the glowing white eyes of the creature staring at him in the darkness of his room. They stared at each other and the creature began to walk towards him. Elijah looked at the creature, but by now he wasn't afraid of it. It gave him answers. It stared down at Elijah who looked at it with a stern face
"What?" Elijah said with a strong voice. It smiled at him. It reached it's long fingers towards him and grabbed his head like before. The piercing pain shot through him, but he refused to scream. He was placed in another dream-like memory.