Chapter 44: Inhumane
I lifted both of my hands and covered my mouth quickly before I could even scream! The absolute horror I was seeing almost made me faint from where I stood. The heavy smell of blood was making me want to gag as I watched the girl from earlier being eaten alive practically. She was naked with her shirt being ripped off and her exposed breast were covered by her blood. Her body looked lifeless as her limbs just dangled around and her neck arched back while her eyes looked at me with no life in them.
She had a huge dent on her upper forehead where I could see a gash of blood trickling down her face as well. The heels that she was wearing earlier were spread on the cold hard ground along with her skirt that she was wearing before. The person who was holding her corpse didn’t seem to notice me just yet. So I tried my best to not make a sound as I took a step back. However I wasn’t able to notice where I was stepping because unfortunate for me, I ended up placing my foot on some broken glass!
My body soon grew stiff with panic as I stood there unable to move. I continued to keep my mouth covered because I knew If I didn’t then that would be the end of me! Because I know all I would do is just scream, I continued to breathe heavily and hope that the person didn’t hear me. Though my inner prayers were shattered once I saw the women being dropped to the ground. I immediately noticed the huge hole in her chest that has been ripped open. Her heart was missing and I instantly knew, that this was the murder who killed those girls years ago!
I felt weak and very dizzy as I watched the person kick her body to the side as if it was some kind of garbage can. I wasn’t sure if my body grew numb from the terror I was in or the fact that it was freezing outside. All I knew was that I needed to get away from here, I needed to get help as quickly as possible!
“I thought I told my little girl to wait inside....”
That voice, it can’t be!
“No..... please...Eli please...” I cried with desperation hoping that it wasn’t him. But I knew deep down that it was...
I watched as he turned his body to my direction and got a clear view of his face. It was Eli, his mouth along with his hands were covered in blood. His eyes were the darkest shade of black I’ve never seen before. What happened to him! What the hell is he?! Taking another step back I felt a cool drop of water hit my face as I watched Elijah continuing to approach me. The light rain between us was all that was separating our bodies from each other. As he got closer I was able to see a clear vision of who he really was, the horns on his head, and the long black claws on his fingers were more than enough to let me know he wasn’t human at all.
“Luna.” Elijah voiced out my name underneath the heavy rain that was starting to come down.
I wasn’t able to say anything, it was as if something was holding in my tongue from speaking. I guess the shock and disbelief had me in a total loss for words. All I did know was that I was afraid, I was scared of what I just witness so I didn’t spare a second longer as I turned around and ran for my life! I dashed my way down the dark alley towards the open streets without even looking back. I then looked around for any source of life as I tried to catch up on my breathing as well.
There weren’t any cars passing by nor were there any people around the area! I can’t be surprised, it’s very early in the morning for anyone to be out right now! I then thought back to the restaurant I was at earlier and decided to get help there! But as I turned around, I was stopped by Elijah who was already in front of me! How did he catch up to me when we were still a bit far apart from each other?! Also, why wasn’t I able to hear him from behind!
“That’s enough running now, be a good girl Luna. An come with me.” He said to me calmly as he took my hand with his bloody fingers. How can he act as if nothing happened after what I just saw!
“NO! LET ME GO!!! YOU”RE A F*CKING MURDER!!! JUST WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU!!!” I screamed at the top of my lungs as I punched him away. He was a monster! I needed to get away from him! Pulling my hand back I ignored what else he had to say as I sprinted to the restaurant with all the energy I had left in me.
Yet all the hope I had left in me was completely drained as I reached the drive-thru. There was no one here, it was closed! I wasn’t sure how much distance I put between Eli and myself but I had to look for help somehow! As I got closer to the building I noticed someone walking to there car in the parking lot! It was as if I reached the light at the end of a very dark tunnel, that was the relief I felt at that very moment as I ran towards the person.
“HELP! PLEASE!! THERE’S SOMEONE-” While I was yelling for help. He turned around to look at me, but the look on his eyes held nothing but fear as he dropped his car keys to the ground.
I stopped running towards him as I got a bit closer only to realize that it was the young guy who I was talking to earlier! I think Jackson was his name, It looked like he was closing up the restaurant for the rest of the morning but why is he looking at me like that? Taking one step forward, I realized that he quickly reached down to pick up his keys. He then panically tried to open the car door for himself, however with how fast he was trying to unlock the door. He accidentally dropped them again, yet this time he wasn’t able to pick them up since they fell too far underneath his vehicle.
“Hey....are you okay-” Just as I began to speak, I felt a heavy aura pass right by me. It was as if something dark and cold took over me as I couldn’t bear to move from where I was standing.
So I immediately grabbed hold of my body and looked behind me. I was expecting to see Eli but I was proven wrong when I heard someone scream at the top of their lungs. The screaming was coming from behind me so I didn’t dare turn to see who it was, I didn’t want too. Although I already knew who it probably might’ve been, It had to be Jackson who I saw looking so frightened a second ago. So my first thought was just to keep on running until I got somewhere safe! But something was wrong, my body couldn’t move anymore!? Was it because I was too terrified?
“NO MORE RUNNING!” Elijah yelled out with frustration in his voice as he wrapped both of his arms around my shoulders from behind. He then let out a low growl as he forcibly picked me up off my feet and carried me back to his car.
“NO! LET ME GO! YOU’RE A FUCK*NG KILLER!!! I HATE YOU!!!” I screamed out with hatred and disgust in my voice as I began hitting him with full force. As I did that, I noticed that we were passing by the car that belonged to the guy from earlier.
I wasn’t able to see Jackson anywhere but the one thing that did stand out to me was the bloody handprints covering his side of the door! What did Eli do to him!?
“What did you do to him!” I voiced out in disbelief and horror in my voice as I stopped hitting Eli’s arms.
“The same thing that will happen to Ren, if you don’t stop misbehaving,” Elijah claimed out to me as we reached his car. He then put me down and opened the car door for me. I knew that I didn’t have a choice, other than doing what I was told after hearing those kinds of threats. If I wanted Ren to be okay, then I had to listen to whatever Elijah wanted me to do.
So without even looking at Eli, I calmly sat myself down on the seat and tried to control my breathing as he closed the door right after. Though the one thing I couldn’t control was the tears that I continued to shed. What am I supposed to do? What can I do? I’m all alone without anyone to help me.....
“I won’t kill you, Luna, I’ll never do that,” Eli spoke out as he entered the car.
“You won’t kill me? How can I believe after what I just saw you do?! And you’ve already hurt me so much a long time ago, Eli. I’m asking you.... please stop hurting me more. An just let me go...I promise I won’t say anything of what I saw today.” I said with my voice trembling, I almost choked up my words as I spoke without making any eye contact with him.
“If only you knew how much more pain you put me through...” He spoke out with annoyance as he started to look at me.
“What the hell are you talking about! I did nothing to you-” Elijah quickly put a stop to what I was saying as he punched the glass window right next to me. I could hear the cracking of the glass wanting to break as I held back my tongue. I then hesitantly looked up at him to see his eyes were still the shade of black, however, he cleaned off the blood around his lips but I was still able to pick up the faint scent of blood.
“How did I ever hurt you....” I spoke quietly to him as I sat there unable to move. I kept waiting for him to say something, anything but he refused to speak.
“DO YOU NOT HAVE NOTHING TO SAY TO ME AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!! HOW CAN YOU KILL THOSE PEOPLE AND NOT FEEL GUILTY! HOW CAN YOU JUST SIT THERE AND NOT EXPLAIN ANYTHING TO ME.......What happened to you....” I yelled at him as I grabbed on to his jacket and began to yank it, I know I shouldn’t be yelling at him. I should probably be begging for my life but I was hurt enough as it was with what he said.
Elijah then pulled back his fist from the window, and I could hear the faint sound of the glass still cracking next to me. The color in his eyes slowly began to change back to that light shade of blue as he continued to look at me so seriously. I didn’t even notice how hard I was gripping his jacket since I was so consumed by his stare. He then placed his hand on one of mine and held it so lightly, I didn’t want him touching me anymore..... But it’s not like I have much of a choice now.
Elijah then lightly began to wipe the tears off of my face and brought his body closer to mine. I knew he wanted a kiss, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. So I avoided his lips but it didn’t matter what I did because he then grabbed my jaw and forced me to kiss him back. He was so aggressive and so strong that I didn’t bother to push him away. There was no point when I’m so weak compared to him, I also didn’t want to give Eli any reason to hurt Ren or anyone else. So I closed my eyes and tried to pretend that it was Ren who I was kissing but it wasn’t working!
Eli’s lips were so different from Ren’s that I couldn’t picture anyone else other than Eli himself kissing me. The muffles between our lips were becoming harder to breathe. He closed the gap between us as he pressed his body closer to mine, I then felt something hot and moist enter my tongue and could taste a bittersweet flavor of iron and mint mixed together. I was starting to feel very light-headed and warm from the inside that I didn’t know what was going on with me. Elijah just kept kissing me as if it would be his last, he didn’t plan on letting me go either. Because his hand that was once around my jaw was now wrapped around the back of my neck. It was as if I was something for him to control, I then felt his other hand inching around my lower waist.
He grabbed my side lightly and began to grip the end of my shirt. Elijah didn’t hold anything back as he suddenly ripped off my shirt and threw it to the side. My muffled voice was still being covered by his lips as he continued to play with my tongue. I then placed both of my hands on his wide chest so I could try and put some distance between us. But I could feel the heat he was releasing from his body and I knew what he wanted. So I then tried to cover my chest from him, luckily for me, I had a tank top underneath so I wasn’t fully naked. But either way, my body belongs to Ren, and no one else! I won’t let anyone else see me naked, not even Eli......
I then slowly started to open my eyes only to see a pair of blue eyes looking back at me. Elijah held a look of hurt and anger in his stare and I didn’t know why. But he stopped me from covering my chest as he swiped both of my hands and brought them up above my head. He then parted his lips away from mine and we both instantly panted for air as we looked at one another.
“I won’t leave you this time. I don’t care how much you end up hating me in the end, I don’t even care if you want me dead. Because I won’t ever let you go, Luna.” He spoke closely next to my ear, his cold words sent chills down my spine as he slowly pulled away from me.
He then took off his jacket and set it on my lap as he started the car. It was difficult to see his full body since it was still dark outside and inside of the car as well, but I was able to notice the cut creases around his muscles as he grabbed the steering wheel. He began to drive without saying another word, so I decided to put on his jacket and tried to cover my upper body. I wasn’t embarrassed nor was I ashamed of how my body looked. But I didn’t want anyone to see my breast, even if they were a bit covered. This tank top I was wearing could only cover so much...
I didn’t know how much time has passed, but it felt like forever. I kept replaying what Elijah said in the back of my mind. Why would he think I want him dead? I could never wish that on a person! Even though I watch him kill someone, I will be no better then him if I wanted him to die. I didn’t even know how to respond to Eli when he said that. My brain was so confused and in so much pain. That I could see myself passing out from pure exhaustion. I was no longer crying but I was still so frightened of what was to come. I had no idea where Eli was taking me this time and no matter what I say to him or ask of him. I knew that I will never get a response back, it’s like he doesn’t want to bring up the past or even talk about what his plans were for me.
I was trying so hard to stay awake because I needed to know where I was at. But my body has grown tired physically and emotionally that I almost didn’t seem to care that I was next to a killer. No matter how much I think about it, my heart aches in pain knowing the truth of what I saw Eli do. But I think it hurts more knowing what he’s become, he won’t kill me he said. Can I really trust his word this time?
“Were here,” Eli spoke up as he parked the car.
Keeping my eyes awake, I looked out to see that we were at the lake that we would always go to when we were children. My family would always love coming here for BBQ’s and family events, This is where Elijah and I first met when we were kids as well...
“Why are we here?” I responded to Eli as I looked at him with pain in my voice. Of course, he didn’t say anything to what I just asked him as I watched him get out of the car. He then came around the vehicle and opened my side of the door.
“I’m not getting off the car until you start answering my questions, Elijah!” I voiced out towards him as I stayed myself seated. He didn’t bother wasting a second of what I just said and quickly picked me up and pulled me out of the car.
“What the hell are you doing now! Did you not hear what I just f*cking said, you idiot! Put me down right now!!” I yelled out towards him as I tried to get him to set me down. But the tiredness I was feeling was starting to get too me even more as I stopped fighting him altogether. My whole body felt so heavy and weak that I couldn’t lift my arms anymore as I planted my head against his chest.
“You need to rest now. So close your eyes and take a deep sleep, Luna.” Elijah whispered to me as he placed a gentle kiss on my forehead. He was being so sweet and soft with me, that it was hard to believe that he wasn’t human. I know what I saw, he looked like a devil almost. But there are moments where he acts like the old Eli I knew.
My eyelids began to grow heavy as I tried to keep them open. Looking out in the distance I was noticing how close Eli was taking us to the water. What is he about to do to me? To us? I was so focused on what he was doing that I haven’t been able to notice my well being. I was feeling so malnourished and weak that I could feel myself getting a fever possibly. I wish I had the strength to speak up, but I could barely even breathe as it is. My chest still felt heavy and my head was so lightheaded that it was making me dizzier.
My entire body was soon hit with something cold and wet, the sound of water splashing against one another was ringing through my ears. I knew that Eli and I were now in the water, the coldness of it made me feel numb, and as I looked up at the sky. The night was coming to an end as I noticed the sunrise approaching slowly above us.
“Eli....” I spoke out softly as I shivered up next to him. My weak voice seemed to have caused him to worry because he picked me up a lot more closely. He was so warm and calm, unlike myself to where I was freezing and too tired to be afraid of what was going on.
“Luna......I’ll love you till the very end,” Elijah responded towards me as he wrapped his arms around my body. He held me so close with worry as if he was afraid that I will disappear from him.
I was no longer able to keep myself awake, Elijah’s face was now fading away from me as I closed my eyes. The only thing I was able to feel was him and the water surrounding us. The waves splashed against my face and before I knew it, we sank further and further into the lake. So I took one last breath as we both drifted away underneath the water.
’Was this the way I die...the way we die...was this what Eli wanted for us?”