Chapter 48: Devour
The one thing that will always set my mind off is the agony and fear of being alone in the dark. Even though I have Carla with me, I’m terrified! So I grabbed hold of Carla’s hand and held it tight so she wouldn’t walk too far away from me. She didn’t seem to mind or care as she continued to walk calmly down the hall. I wish I could be that relaxed as she is but my nerves were getting the best of me. So I tried to keep my mind distracted by thinking of something that isn’t here!
“He...hey...that melody we heard earlier...who was playing? It sounded like a piano....” I asked Carla with a curious tone. I needed to be kept occupied so my mind can calm itself.
“Lord Felix, eldest son and second in line to the throne. You probably won’t see him often around the castle, since he spends the majority of his time playing the piano in his room.” She explained to me as we came to a sudden halt. I then heard what seemed like keys being jingled, was there another door that she had to open? I couldn’t tell what was in front of me with how dim and dark it was, but just how many more doors and rooms did we have to go through?!
“The eldest son? So Crow and Felix are brothers? And if he’s the oldest then shouldn’t he be first in line-”
“Lord Crow, Lord Felix, Lady Emily, and Lord Elijah are all half-siblings, however Felix and Emily our the only ones that came from the same mother. Lord Elijah being the youngest of them all, has proven to the underworld that he is the rightful one to the throne.” Carla was quick to correct me as she explained.
I was stunned to what I heard though, Elijah had siblings? Even if they are half, I would have never known he had any?! But if Eli is king....what happened to his father? But most importantly, where’s his mother?! Carla hasn’t brought up about their parents and I’m not sure if I should ask something as personal as that.
“What is it....that Eli wants from me...” I asked her as we entered the new room, she then closed the door behind us and I finally let her arm go as I could see more light being lit up in here, however this time. A very foul odor was circulating the air around us. It smelled so horrible that I had to cover up my nose and hold in my breath almost.
“I do not know, my lady.”
“Please stop calling me that, I’m not your lady. I’m just a regular person...” I said of her as we continued to walk, but something caught my eye as we stepped further in. We were passing by what looked like locked cellars and I could see some people chained to the walls. The weeping and quiet cries could now be heard very clearly as I stopped talking.
“The king gave me strict orders to keep an eye over you and to maintain your health. Which is something his Lord has never asked for, which could only mean that you aren’t just a regular human being, unlike the ones down here.” Carla said to me as she came to a sudden stop, she didn’t bother to turn around or even look at me. But rather, she bowed her head and waited...
The fear that I was holding back, could no longer be kept inside me as I took a few steps away. I was surrounded by people who were locked away like caged animals! I looked at them all and noticed that they were all naked and the only thing they all had in common we’re those disgusting collars wrapped around there necks! Some of them looked badly wounded while others laid on the cold floors, I wasn’t sure if they were even alive!? I knew Carla was taking me to the dungeons, however, I wasn’t expecting to see this type of horror!
“You may leave now, and don’t let anyone come down here until I say so.” A familiar voice spoke throughout the dungeon’s halls.
“Yes, my lord,” Carla responded as she raised her head, she then turned around and walked right past me as she headed back upstairs. The cold sweat that I felt passing down my spine made me want to run away! But what were the chances of me getting far...
“My Luna, I’ve missed you so much these past weeks. I’m sorry that I didn’t come to see you sooner, I’ve been very busy these last few days. But I’ll make it up to you baby.” Elijah spoke to me as I heard his steps getting closer, the faint shadow that was moving in front of my eyes was now being cleared up as it got closer towards the lit chandelier above us.
An the closer he got the more I could make out his figure in front of me, along with that smug look In his eyes. He held a mischievous smirk as he looked at me carefully. I honestly had no words for him, I hated him, I hated the way he looked at me, the way he smiled at me and the way that he was. I’ve come to hate everything about him, but why.....why does my heart always feel so heavy whenever I’m around him?!
“So even after a month of not seeing me, you still despise me?” He asked me as he reached his hand toward me.
Slapping his hand away, I took a quick step back and looked at him with so much anger in my eyes. I knew that I’ve been stuck in that room for more than a few weeks, but I’m shocked to hear that it’s been a month already! My family must be sick and worried about me by now!
“Are you going to play the silent treatment, Luna. Because if that’s the case, I have ways of making you moan out my name in pure ecstasy.” Eli whispered closely next to my ear, he then licked my lower ear lobe as he leaned himself closer to my body. I then drew my hand back and was about to slap him hard against his cheek, but he was fast to catch my arm before I could even draw my hand back.
“I would think twice about slapping me, unless....you don’t care what happens to him,” Eli spoke to me softly as he turned his head towards a cellar right by us. He didn’t let my arm go as he brought it down and all I could do was follow his direction of where he was looking at. The cellar that we’re looking at was a bit dark, but I could faintly draw out a person sitting down as his hands were chained up against the wall. Eli then began to take a few steps towards that particular cellar as he dragged me along with him.
The closer we got, the more I was able to notice that it was a guy with his hair completely disheveled, he was also naked and had a collar on as well. His head was dangling down and he looked lifeless almost, he was so skinny that I could almost see how visible his ribs were. It didn’t look like he’s been given any food or water, they were starving him!
“Hey, I brought you a little visitor,” Eli spoke out as he kicked the cellar gate with his boot. The hard rattle could be heard throughout the halls, and I clenched both of my hands into a tight fist as I looked at the person raising there head up slowly. My heart almost gave out as I saw who it was staring at me. His eyes were bloodshot red as if he hasn’t slept in days, I was also able to make out some cuts and bruises that we’re all over his body!
“Ren!” I shouted with worry in my voice as I tried to reach my hand through the bars to touch him. However, Eli was a lot quicker than me as he swiftly grabbed my free hand and pinned it behind my back. He now had both of my hands behind me as he wrapped one of his arms around my lower waist tightly.
“Lu...Luna...” I heard Ren finally speak, his voice sounded so weak and broken that it made my heart shatter.
“Ren! Ren, please! Please tell me your okay-”
“Shhhh.....he’s hasn’t really been feeling like himself lately. Let him just admire our presence here, let him take in how beautiful you are in my arms, Luna.” Eli whispered out to me as he pressed himself closer from behind.
“Luna....is that you... you’re alive.... your really alive...” Ren responded with relief as he tried to pick himself up. I could hear the clanking of his chains rubbing against each other as he finally stood himself up. Though I was able to tell how weak he was, his legs were shaking beneath him and he tried to walk closer to the cellar door, however, the locks around his wrists were holding him back from getting any closer to me. We were practically only a foot apart from one another, yet we were so far from holding each other!
“Yes! It’s me! I’m okay! I’m alive Ren...Ren, I’m so sorry...I’m sorry this is happening to you...” I cried out in tears as I felt horrible and at fault for losing our first child. I then felt Eli hold me closer towards him as I felt the many tears began to fall down my face.
“No...no don’t say that! This isn’t your fault! It’s that sick f*cker behind you that’s to blame! Look at me, I promise you. I will get us out of here-”
“Ahahaha.... strong words from a weak disgusting human.” Eli laughed with such evil intent as he spoke to Ren. He then grabbed hold of my throat and with his fingers, he raised my chin slightly upwards where I could no longer look at Ren. He then suddenly let both of my hands go and with one of his free hands, he brought it to the front of my breasts. He then teasingly began to play with the slit of my robe, we’re I could feel it coming undone slowly.
“YOU F*CKING C*NT! I’LL KILL YOU! LET HER GO!” I heard Ren shouting at the top of his lungs, but he was quick to cough right after. It sounded painful as I heard him gasp for air. I knew he didn’t have any energy in him to do much other than to just stand there in pain.
“Kill me? If you ever manage to do that, then I’ll have to take my Luna with me.” Eli responded with a smirk on his face as he stared at me with hunger in his eyes.
“Elijah.... please....I’ll do anything....but please just let him go...” I begged him in tears as I felt my body beginning to tingle as I felt Eli pull my robe down, the air soon hit my chest and my bra was now exposed for him to see.
“You know I can’t do that baby, he has to suffer for what he did. And if you want him alive, you’ll do as I say.” Eli spoke out clearly for Ren to also hear.
“YOU SICK PIECE OF SH*T! WHAT DID WE DO! WHAT THE F*CK DID I DO TO MAKE YOU DO THIS SH*T! YOU’RE THE ONE THAT DESERVES TO FUCK*ING SUFFER FOR HURTING LUNA!!!” Ren continued to yell out as I heard his chains being pulled.
“You know nothing...Luna has always belonged to me from the very beginning. Yet......I HAD TO SIT BACK AND WATCH YOU BOTH F*CK EACH OTHER FOR THE PAST FUCK*NG YEARS!” Eli growled with such fury in his voice as he suddenly grabbed one of my breasts tightly! Letting out a gasp I tighten up my body as I stood there shaking. I was so confused with what Eli was saying, what did he mean that he had to watch Ren and me-
“I SWEAR!! IF YOU HURT HER-”“I won’t be hurting her, in fact, pain is the last thing she will ever feel. I plan on making her feel good, so good that I’ll be her addiction that she craves. And you will be the one to witness it all.” Eli replied as he stared harshly at Ren. He then grabbed my lower jaw and brought his mouth closer to mine, his lips were inching closer as I felt my robe come undone and fall to the floor. I could then feel how warm his lips were as he made his way to devour me whole...