"You'll regret what you're doing to me one day Damien. I swear it to you" Erina spat at him while she endured the pain she was going through.
Her only fault was being the illegitimate daughter of her mother. Her stepsister Emma had caused her all this and now, she was trapped between two worlds that are never congenial. Her world of innocence and his world of sinful deeds.
Her mother Inaya was the cause of all this. If she had been patient enough and married the right muslim man, she wouldn't have been born into this cruel world of sin and malignancy. Her stepsister Emma, never liked her. She was sent to Emma's home when she was just 5. She tried to get along with her, but the girl was unduly arrogant. She was treated like a slave by her own mother and step family.
Until Damien, the feared mafia Lord begun showing interest in her elder stepsister Emma. She was very happy for her. But it seemed as though, Emma was cooking up something bad for her. She saw how Emma would stare at her in disgust and stare at Damien too, as though she was trying to figure out something that didn't exist.
All this torture she was going through begun when Emma got involved in an accident when she lied to her parents that she was going to take some tests at the hospital. What her parents didn't know was that, Emma was actually going to meet one of her boyfriends and she lied to her parents that she was off to the hospital. Erina was the only person who knew of Emma's real motive, but she lacked too much confidence that, she couldn't tell them the truth. Probably, because they wouldn't believe her.
Emma decided to get Erina in trouble in order to make her keep her mouth shut.She claimed that some men appeared at the scene and took her out of the car and told her that Erina had sent them to kill her but they would spare her because they pitied her. All these accusations held against the poor 17 year old was too much for her to handle emotionally.
Her parents had disowned her and Damien, he wanted to make her pay dearly for almost causing the love of his life's life. He had forcefullg married her just to have all tights over her and to make her life a miserable hell.
Well the beginning of her story was a sad one, let's see how tides may change.
"Hey big sister Emma. Where are you going to?" Erina asked her stepsister Emma. Emma completely ignored her as though no one was speaking to her. This was how it had always been. Emma never really liked Erina. It was because Erina was undoubtedly more beautiful than she was, in every way. But the poor 17 year old girl didn't know that. She had never gotten a compliment from anyone except strangers. In fact her parents insisted that she was very ugly and was the ugliest of all creations. The naïve little girl also believed them because she had no one close to her to lean against in such times.
"I'm not your sister Erina! Stop calling me that! And I'm going to meet my boyfriend. So sad that some creatures can't have boyfriends because they are too ugly" she spat at Erina. Emma was engaged to the Mafia Lord Damien, but didn't love him. She cheated on him all the time. She was okay to say that to Erina, because she knew that Erina lacked the courage to tell anyone about it. Erina had been going through all this verbal abuse for the past 12 years. She couldn't do anything because she would be beaten if she tried.
She sighed sorrowfully and apologised before asking
"But aren't you engaged to brother Damien?" That pissed Emma off and made her give her a dirty slap. She didn't love Damien,she just loved the power he gave her whenever she was around him. Her lover was Damien's rival in Italy. If Damien even found out about her relationship with Giorgio, she would be doomed.
"If you ever talk about Damien when I'm going to meet my boyfriend again, I swear, I will make sure you die a premature death" she threatened before kicking Erina out of her room.
Emma was too heartless for a 20 year old girl. She was just a whore and gold digger and the ruthless Damien had no idea. Erina was a soft spoken girl and didn't like any kind of trouble. All she wanted was love and attention. Which she didn't get.
Erina retreated to her room and lay down on her hard bed wondering why life was so rude to her. She always felt paranoia when she was around Emma. Emma was supposed to be her friend , but no! She was in fact an enemy. Erina tried her best to avoid her, but she always wanted to help the girl out.
She just wished that she could get someone who would love and care for her dearly and unconditionally. That was all she prayed for. She was the only odd one in her family. Her mother no longer was a Muslim, her stepfather and stepsister constantly bothered her about her religion.
It was like she wasn't free to do anything anymore in her house. She lay down to rest and woke up hours later, to the screams of her mother downstairs. She rushed downstairs and saw that everyone was casting hateful glares at her.
Damien and his men were there too. Damien looked so furious and it really scared her. She knew that she was in big trouble. The next sight she met was so grisly that she thought it was unreal. There sat her half-sister Emma, in a wheelchair with bandages all around her.
"You evil child! How can you plot against your own sister!" Her stepfather cursed at her? She was very terrified now. Plot against her sister? What was going on?
"Plot?.. W-What do you mean?" She asked between sobs. She was very scared of the strange scene going on right now. She was innocent.
"You wicked sister. Just because I slapped you for provoking me this morning, you sent some thugs to kill me?!!" Emma spat at Erina while wailing.
Erina was more shocked than ever. How could Emma say such a thing?! And it was obvious everyone believed her. And once everyone was against her, there was no chance of her getting liberated.
"Emma how c-can you...h-how can you s-say such a thing.." She stuttered. She was suddenly cut off by the crazed voice of Damien. He looked very angry.
"Cut the crap little girl! You are going to regret what you've done to Emma! I swear!" He threatened. Emma smirked wickedly at the speechless Erina.
"Seize her!!" Damien roared as 2 men raced to Erina and tackled her to the ground, not minding the fact that she was a female. She wailed out loud in vain. She pleaded not guilty to what she was being accused of but no one listened.
She was dragged into a waiting van outside of the house and a black sack was placed over her head. She felt a sharp pain on her thigh. Slowly she begun feeling light headed. She had been drugged and Lord knows where she was being sent to. If she was going to die today, she prayed her Lord, her soul to take.
Everything turned black after a few minutes, all she could hear was the pleasant call of darkness, assuring her that soon, she would be alright.
"I'm sending her to England for treatment. America here is not safe for her." Damien announced to Emma's parents who were still shocked as to the level of heinous crime Erina had committed.
Emma had other plans, the truth was, when she was sent to the hospital after the planned accident, she had bribed the doctors there into telling Damien that he had to transfer her to England for treatment. She was in fact going to England to meet Giorgio, her Italian lover.
Damien being love sick had fallen for her lies. In fact she had been lying to him from the very beginning. She wanted to destroy Erina, because Erina wa the only one who knew of her secret relationships with other men. Now that Erina was out of the equation, she could enjoy her slutty life.
"I don't want to go Baby. I'm going to miss you " she faked tears when holding onto his hands. She was such a con artist. If only Damien knew what she was doing, he would stop being so nice to her.
"I'm sorry baby. I need you to be healthy once again. I promise, I'll be visiting you regularly, throughout your stay in England. And if you want, we can live there permanently too" he said reassuringly. She just shook her head in negation as he gave her a small peck on her cheek.
"Take her belongings to the act and get the jet ready!" Damien commanded. The guards took her belongings into the car and sped off to the jet station. Damien transported Emma to the jet station and after a few minutes, she was gone.
He missed her dreadfully. If it hadn't been for that bitch Erina, he probably would have been on his next stage of pursuing Emma. He swore that he was going to finish that girl.
But something in her eyes said a whole different story. The specks in her grey eyes said she was innocent. But he could never choose anyone over Emma. Never! He was going to teach that girl to mess with his Emma.
He drove like a maniac to his house. She was in his room crouching in a corner weeping. She had never expected her sister to do such a thing to her. She knew her sister didn't like her, but such a thing was too much.
"Hope you've rested enough Erina? Because hell just broke loose!" Damien's evil voice echoed through the four walls of his sound proof windows surrounded room. This meant if he did something wrong to her, no one would hear not to talk of try to help her .
She looked at him with terrified eyes as he paced towards her like a predator. Her eyes said it all. She was innocent but his demons just wanted to break her. To break her to a point of no resurgence.
He gave her an evil smirk and pulled her off the ground by her hair as she hissed in pain. He noticed a deep wound on her arm. He smirked at the evil thought that crossed his mind. He smiled as he pulled her out of his room by the hair, all the way down to the kitchen. He found a sharp small knife and a bottle of alcohol and smiled at it evily.
He pulled her back into his room amidst screams and pleas. Without any warning, he dug the sharp knife, right into her open wound, making the young girl scream her heart out.
That scream was silenced when he robbed her of her first kiss by connecting his lips with hers as swiftly as he could ever imagine. The young girl tried to pull away but he was too strong for her. Her arm hurt so bad and she was losing blood so quickly. Her skin turned paler after every second. It seemed as though he was trying to bleed her dry. She begun feeling faint.
"I love alcohol. Do you?" He asked in a sinsiter tone. The next thing she knew it, he had opened the alcohol bottle and emptied the hot burning liquid into her open sore , making her come back to life and screaming like she was in labour or worse.
He loved that scream. Her body became fainter and fainter after every passing moment. The girl has cried all the tears in her eyes. Tears of pain, of betrayal, of misery. She had no hope insking it out alive from this ruthless man.
She didn't really know Damien well because she wasn't allowed to speak to him. She only knew his name and his looks. Never did she know that he was this brutal. She knew that this was just the beginning.
Thirst begun eating her up, but unconsciousness had another idea. She blacked out in pain. The worst was her to come.
Damien smirked at her miserable body and whispered
"Sleep my Princess. Sleep "
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