Short Story: Can We

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Summary

Xavier and Amelia were college lovers until. He reveled his ugly truth. Leaving Amelia with no choice, but to escape. 🚫Warning🚫 This does not glorify rape or any type of abuse.

Genre:
Romance / Drama
Author:
Nonyah
Status:
Ongoing
Chapters:
10
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
18+

Chapter 1: I-I can't marry you


Turned with my back facing Xavier I contemplated my history with the person I thought I knew. Looking out the window I notice small rain droplets appear. Staining the window. My heart ached as this man revealed his true colors.

"Amelia, this is my life. Please accept it for what it is." Xavier calmly expressed.

"Xavier, I don't even know you. Your going to inherit a century old crime business and your okay with that!" I yell turning towards him.

"Who says I'm okay with it? Stop assuming that I am. Do you really think that I wanted this life? I was born into this. And now is my time to step up to it. If you can't handle that. Then I understand!" Xavier shouts walking towards the bathroom grabbing a towel and a box.

"Why? I mean I'm conflicted. I-I can't marry you. Here take it. I don't want it!" I shout back throwing the ring on the bed.

"Amelia, I thought you loved me." Xavier stated picking up the ring throwing it at my feet.

"I do, but I can't handle this." I reply backing into a corner as Xavier walked towards me.

"Then accept me and all my flaws like you did when you accepted the ring. Once you accepted this ring. My family's heirloom. Your in this family whether you want to or not." Xavier responds placing the towel and box on the dresser next to me with a unreadable look on his face.

As he opened the box. My eyes took a glimpse at the picture of he and I. I noticed multiple rings gold and silver lined in the box alongside the photos. Xavier grabbed my hand and one by one he tried each ring on my finger until he came across a basic ring with a diamond in the middle surrounded by small rhinestones on the outside. Trying to snatch my hand away only made Xavier grip tighten.

"Ow, Xavier that hurts. Please let go." My dad was a military combat instructor so my little sister and I know how to protect ourselves. But right now with all my strength for some reason I struggled to push back against Xavier. A little fear crept up inside of me as my reflexes to fight back were gone.

Letting go of my hand Xavier turned towards me grabbing my face Xavier placing a sloppy kiss on my lips. "Now, listen to me closely." He whispered in my ear.

As I listened and Xavier finished whispering in my ear. I couldn't believe what he had told me. Who is The Council? Who are they? And why do I matter to them? As these thought flooded my mind with one swift hit in the in the back of my neck I found myself falling to the floor unconscious.

Waking up the next day. I could hear waves and birds calling to each other. Opening my eyes I saw myself lying in a bed covered in white sheets. I felt a cool breeze chill my body causing me to look down at a naked display of myself. In horror I look at the sheet to see that they haven't been stained . I began to reassure myself as the door to the room swong open. Xavier's muscular build filled the door frame causing his six foot body to bend down to enter the room.

"Hey, your finally awake." Xavier utters caressing my cheek. Pulling away Xavier grabs my face turning mine to face his.

"That hurts let go. Where am I? Why am I here? Where's my parent? I want to see them!" I shout pulling my face free from Xavier.

"Why are you asking for those horrible people? They sold you to me. You are now my legal wife. Your parents are really pitiful. Once they found out who my family was. They thought you were of so much worth. And with that they sold you to me. And guess how much I paid for my dear girlfriend whose now my wife. I paid 1.2 billion. That s nothing compared to how much I make, but I am paying for your sister's tuition so your family is now indebted to me." Xavier explains harshly. Xavier began to rub his hand along my chest squeezing my breat before sliding his hand under the cover pulling my finger.

"My parents would never. They love me ." I protest covering my body with my hands.

"Are you sure?" Xavier stared in my eyes for a moment with contempt. Then pulled a paper from the draw next to the bed. Handing the paper to me.

Reading the paper my eyes began to swell with tear as the names and signatures on the paper were in fact my parents with a note that said ' I love you'. My heart sunk as the thought of my parent selling me for money broke my heart. The contract stated that I must have a child preferably a boy or else my family would experience trouble of some sort. Holding back my tears my body start to shake as anger began to boil in me.

Xavier snatched the paper from my hands placing it back on the draw. He leaned closely toward me and whispered, "Just pretend and put on a show. They're watching us."

"I don't know what you mean. Whose watching us? Where are my clothes?" I asked frustrated Clenching my fist I reached for the contract. Xavier stopped me grabbing my arms quickly pinning me down on the bed. Xavier climbed on top of me and began gently kissing my hand. I push him away grabbing the sheet wrapping myself in it running towards the door. Opening the door a tall bulky man stood in my way. He was about to push me down until Xavier appeared behind me. Xavier placed his hand on my shoulder tightly digging his fingers into my skin. Muscling up enough power in me, I slap Xavier.

"Let me leave. I hate you. I want nothing to do with you!" I yell running towards the balcony.

"Listen, Amelia your family will suffer alot if you die without giving me a son. Don't you love me. Don't do this." Xavier responds in a taunting manner winking at me.

"Don't step any closer! Xavier! I'm warning you!" I shout gripping the rails.

Xavier runs towards me, instead of reacting I froze. Xavier slapped me then threw me on the bed. Laying there in shock anger boiled inside of me, but for all the wrong reasons. I couldn't move now. My body wouldn't move. Feeling a pinch in my arm, I noticed a syringe being emptied in my arm. My body couldn't move I felt like a motionless doll. I could feel Xavier's warm hand caress my leg.

Xavier stopped for a moment and began to whisper in my ears," Amelia, I'm sorry. But this is the only way that I can keep you alive. I'm so sorry. I don't want to do this. Please understand. "

Removing the sheet from around my body, Xavier began to kiss my neck. Everytime he touch me I felt a sense of repulse. I couldn't move or push him away. His hand was warm as it brushed up against my legs slowly gliding over it. I can feel everything. His touch disgusted me. I wanted him away from me, but I couldn't move. Xavier didn't waste anytime. The sound and sight of him unbuckling his belt forced the unthinkable thought in my mind. Tears began to stain my face. My mind wanted to find shelter and hide, but it was as if something was holding my head in place forcing me to watch. Xavier slowly pushed himself inside me. I felt my insides stretch in pain as he slide even futher. I wanted to gasp at the agonizing pain. But I couldn. Every thrust, every inch of pain that consumed my body. Everything. I could hear his breathy voice as he took my innocence from me. The man I loved, I now only harbored hatred for.

Passing out at some point. I woke up in a different room. My body aching from pain and exhaustion. I tried to move, but couldn't. I could only turn my head and wiggle my fingers. As I hear the room door unlock I stop moving and stare at the room. The room was large and dark. There was two windows both covered by dark red curtains. The room looked old in comparison to modern times.

Xavier walked in accompanied by a women in a white doctor's coat. She was a women for the eyes. She looked like a model from a magazine. She wore a white coat with an open blouse leaving nothing to the imagination. She wore a tight mini skirt where you could see her underwear as she walked.

"Can you see if she's okay? She looked as if she was in pain all last night. And there was a lot more blood then I expected. Kate can you check her?" Xavier asked.

"Are you sure that she isn't just a virgin?It is normal to experience discomfort your first time. You should know." She replied winking at Xavier.

"..." I groan trying to speak.

"How much of the paralytic did you give her?" She asked in a serious tone.

"Half of the syringe you gave me." Xavier responds confused.

"She should be regaining full control of her body in a few hours. So I'll check what needs to be checked. While you go be boss, Boss." She giggled rubbing Xavier's back pushing him out the room.

Walking over towards me. Kate kicked the bed causing my body to shift over. "So, your the wife. Much prettier than I thought. However Xavier is mine. And has been since we were born. Destined to be married." Kate stood over me spitting in my face. Kate reached in her bag pulling out a pills and began crunching them under a glass placed on a table next to the bed. Pouring the broken up pills into a glass of water Kate forced open my mouth causing me to swallow the unknown substance.

"Ack..ckk" Choking because of the strong substance a faint taste of blood spilled out appearing on the corners of my mouth.

Standing over me with an grin on her face. Kate punched me in my stomach. "There to make sure the deed is done. If your wondering, it shouldn't matter because I'll make sure you never have children. Even if he did have a chance to get you pregnant every time he touches you and calls me I'll just poison you and that little sperm cell. And that way he'll run to me kicking you out . Happily Ever After."

Looking at her as I layed motionless. A sharp pain stabs my stomach causing my finger to twitch, then my hand into a balled fist. I let out a painful growl as Kate stabs my stomach with a scalpel. Throwing myself to the floor slowly regaining full freedom to move I began to crawl towards the door. Tears filled my eyes as I inched closer to the door. I let out a wail. But it was faint.

"Heeeeellllllllllppppp!" I yelled banging on the door.

Managing to pull myself up on the table next to the door. Kate runs towards me with the scalpel in hand grazing my cheek. Reaching for a weapon I grab a picture frame smashing it against her head , pulling the door open. I began to limp out as Kate regains her balance grabbing onto my hair. Swiping at Kate I kick her in her knee managing to get to the second hallway running into a open livingroom with men in suits.

"Help me! Please!" I yell as my body begins to sway falling towards the ground.

Looking up at the ceiling Xavier dropped down to his knees picking my head up sitting it into his lap. He tucked my hair behind my ear. Calling my name.

"Amelia, please stay awake. Amelia, stay with me. Amelia, Amelia, Amelia..." His voice faded away. Along with everything fading to black.

Waking up to glimpse of a hospital room, I peep a nurse discussing an induced coma to Xavier and some middle age woman. Catching only those few words everything faded black.











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