Chapter 41: Reuniting Curse
“Oh... no reason...” I said sarcastically to him. We both then gazed into each other’s eyes and the tensity that he held made my heart flutter a bit. He then leaned his lips closer to mine and I could feel his warm breath inching closer to me. As I expected a kiss to happen between us we were both interrupted once again by the sudden doorbell. So we both paused for a second and looked at each other and began to giggle a little.
“We seriously need to take that doorbell off.” Ren voiced out jokingly as he went to answer it. Feeling his hands leave my waist I began to head to the kitchen to grab a cup of water. As I drank the liquid slowly, I began to think back what Ren was saying. Was he begin serious when he said he would ask my parents for my hand in marriage? Just thinking about it made me truly happy, however, I couldn’t stop thinking about what happened this morning.
Every-time I close my eyes, I will see Elijah’s grave imprinted in my mind. I shouldn’t be feeling guilty for my happiness, but why do I? I shouldn’t even be thinking about him anymore, but I should probably call my mother tomorrow and see if she knew about his plaque being there. Speaking of tomorrow, I need to remember to make an appointment with my doctor. Placing my water cup down I noticed that Ren isn’t back yet, it’s been a while since he’s answered the door. So what’s taking him so long?
“Ren?” I said his name loudly for him to hear. But I didn’t get a response back. So I marched my way to the living room only to see the front door wide open, I could feel the cold air entering in. So I walked up towards the open door and looked out to see nothing but darkness looking right back at me. Grabbing my stomach with fright, I took slow paces to the door hoping that Ren was playing some stupid prank with me. However, I couldn’t hear Ren anywhere when I called out for his name nonstop.
“Ren...if this is some sick joke. It’s not funny, I’m not in the mood right now!” I shouted loudly enough for him to hear.
Yet I didn’t hear anything back again, so I stepped outside very cautiously and held in my breath a little. I never liked being alone, especially at night! My nerves were starting to get the best of me as I felt a cold sweat passing down my spine. As frightened as I was, I continued to take a few steps further out however I’m not sure if my mind was playing tricks on me. Because when I looked around I could have sworn I saw something or someone moving out there. At first, I thought it was probably just Ren playing a trick on me or that maybe it was just a squirrel or a cat, that would have put my mind at ease until I realized something. Who rang the doorbell earlier!?
I was beginning to get a frightening past, that I wish I could erase from my mind forever. Those girls from high school back then that we’re found dead. I remember the news saying some psychotic murder was out there targeting young girls. I don’t think they ever caught that crazy person! What if their still out there? My body was starting to shake uncontrollably so I tried to control my breathing until I heard a loud slam coming from behind me!
“AAAHH!” I screamed out in total horror as I turned myself around while falling onto the floor, luckily I was able to fall flat on my butt and not on my stomach. But I didn’t expect the front door to slam so loudly from behind! What the hell is going on?! I quickly stood up and reached for the knob on the door but for some strange reason, it was locked! I was locked out of my own house and I don’t know how this happened, all I know is that I don’t want to be left out here in the dark alone!
“Ren!? Please stop doing this. If you think this is funny it’s not. I’m starting to freak out!” I shouted with uneasiness in my voice. My eyes were starting to water as I continued to struggle opening the door. I knew that deep down that Ren would never play a mean trick like this, but I didn’t want to believe that there was someone else doing this! Especially if it’s some psycho killer that’s playing around with me. I could feel myself beginning to panic more with every passing second as I stood out in the cold night.
I banged on the door and yelled out Ren’s name multiple times but I never got a response. I was out of breath and I was starting to think that something probably happened to him! My body soon grew stiff as I heard some footsteps approaching my way. They were loud and heavy and I could hear them getting closer and closer to me...
I did not move from where I stood, I had no energy in me to run. An even if I did, I don’t think I would get very far. So stood absolutely still facing the door and I closed my eyes that were already crying, I then began to say a little prayer in my head hoping that nothing horrible happens to me. With every step coming my way, my heart grew heavy and I felt like dropping from where I was standing. The pure anxiety that I haven’t felt in a very long time finally came back to me, and I will never forget this feeling of heavy emotions destroying me. My mind was going crazy with wordiness and horror once I heard the footsteps stopped, my body grew cold and weak because I knew that this person was now standing right behind me.
I was becoming dizzy and it felt like the world stopped moving for a second. I continued to pray and hope that it was Ren who was behind me but if I were wrong, who would I see instead? I then suddenly felt a hand being wrapped around my waist, at first, my nerves seemed to have cooled down a bit since I thought it was Ren. I was about ready to punch him in the face for scaring me the way that he did! Yet something didn’t seem right once I felt this person’s chest being pressed up against my back. This chest felt bigger and this hand that was wrapped around me had a strong grip on it. I could even hear the heavy breathing that this person was doing. He then faintly began to smell my hair as if I was something that he was about to devour. I gripped the door handle so tightly that I new my palm would get bruised by how strong I was gripping it.
“Ren...” I whispered out frighteningly as I felt my body shaking with horror. I wanted to hear Ren’s voice, I wanted it to be him. But I knew it wasn’t his hand that was holding me and I knew that deep down something probably happened to him. The tears that I was shedding could not be kept inside as I felt them pouring out non-stop.
I then heard the person behind me let out a heavy growl as they gripped my waist tighter. He then quickly covered my mouth with his other hand so I wouldn’t be able to cry out for help. I was defenseless and I didn’t know how to fight back other than trying to pull away from him. However, this person managed to yank me away from the door as he lifts me off the ground. The only thing you could hear was my muffled screams that were being covered, I tried my best to struggle out of his grasp but it was no use. He was too strong that I couldn’t do anything about it other than cry in fright! My eyes were now too blurry from the heavy crying I was doing, that I couldn’t see where this guy was taking me.
My life honestly flashed before my eyes as I thought back to everything up to this point, my family and friends came to my mind as I looked back at the past up to the future that I wanted for myself. I’ll never be able to see my parents again, I’ll never see my best friend either. An I never get to marry Ren or ever tell him about our baby-
My baby......I took a minute to think and realized that I could no longer only think about my own life now. There was another life that I had to protect no matter what....NO....I won’t let it end here! I won’t let myself die this easily! I’ll protect what I love, and even if there is a chance of me being pregnant. I won’t let anyone take that away from me! So I took all the strength and courage I had left and bit down as hard as I can on the hand covering my mouth, my teeth bit so hard that I felt the flesh being broken in to!
Hearing him let out a painful groan, he immediately yet gently let me go. I tried to run away however my body was still shaken up with what happened that I ended up falling on the ground, I tried to crawl away to get help. But as I looked around, there was nothing but darkness surrounding me, the only light source I could find was the bright moon shining above me. I frantically searched around for something to use as a weapon but I couldn’t find anything other then the dirt and leaves I was laying on.
“So I see you still like biting me, my little bunny rabbit...” He said in a low chuckle.
I completely stopped what I was doing when I heard the person finally speak. This voice sounded so familiar to me and yet I couldn’t bring myself to believe who’s it was. It wasn’t possible that it could be him, he disappeared a long time ago. I gripped my hands to a tight fist that I felt the leaves being crushed in my palms. My arms were trembling and I felt my body shake, I wasn’t sure if it was the freezing night weather that was causing it or the person who was standing in front of me. I couldn’t get a clear image of his face since it was so dark outside but as he began to walk closer to me, I noticed the boots that he was wearing. They were the exact ones I saw at the cemetery today!
“Who...who are you?” I voiced out quietly underneath my breath. As I slowly tried to get myself up from the cold ground. As I let out a heavy breath of air, I could see my own foggy mist come out as I stood myself up in fear.
“After all these years....did you really forget about me, Luna.” He voiced out intimidatingly as he got closer to me, he then raised his hand to his mouth and began to lick the blood coming out of his womb that I caused. He then finally stepped out of the shadows and the moonlit up his face a bit and the first thing I saw we’re those familiar pair of bright blue eyes that I thought I would never see again in my life.“No...Eli.....is that really you....” I responded with my voice trembling in disbelief and horror. He looked nothing like the Elijah I grew up with years ago, he looked completely different. He had a stare that was completely inhuman almost that he didn’t even look like himself anymore.
“Happy Birthday, Luna. It’s time I take you back home with me.” Elijah voiced out sternly as he reached his hands towards me. He then pulled me into an embrace and looked at me with seriousness in his eyes. He then gave me a sudden strong kiss that reminded me of the painful past that I didn’t wish to remember again.
'Everything didn’t seem real at that very moment, it felt like I was in a never-ending nightmare with no way of waking up.'