Dimitri and I had been through so much together. After all that we had experienced together, we deserved our happily ever after. And no one had the right to take that away from me, not even my parents.
Dimitri was my happiness and he’ll always be my happiness. If my parents cared even a little about me, they’d let me be with him.
I loved my parents so very much. They’ve always let me do what I wanted. They have always been fair with me. So I didn’t understand why they were doing this to me now.
I needed a reason from then. If they can’t give me a good reason for why I can’t be with him, then they can’t get mad at me. I loved Dimitri more than anything. They can’t take him away from me. I won’t let them. No one can take him away from me. Even the Shadow couldn’t. I fought for him then and I will continue to fight for him now.
Dimitri was waiting outside for me while I was in the hospital bathroom. I looked at myself in the mirror and gaped at how I looked. I looked horrible. I couldn’t believe I looked like this in front of Dimitri. The horror was really getting to me. My hair was a mess, my skin looked so pale and dull and my eyes looked very tired and sunken in. How the hell had he not dumped me yet? If I was him, I would have dumped me already. I looked so ugly.
I”Are you sure?” He asked, the worry in his voice still there. “Do you want me to come in? Or do you need me to call a nurse?”
“I’m fine Dimitri. I promise.” I replied back, smiling at how cute he was when he worried over me. These were the moments when I felt so loved and cared for. There were still times though where I couldn’t believe that Dimitri actually loved me back. It was just so hard to believe that someone like him would go for an average girl like me, especially with the way I looked right now.
Once I had untangled my hair as much as I possibly could, I walked out to find Dimitri waiting for me. He looked so happy as he opened his arms for me. I immediately walked into them, loving the warmth only he could provide. I felt like I was home. He was my home.
We stood like that in comfortable silence before I decided to talk to him about my parents. “Dimitri.” I said looking up at him. brushed my teeth with the toothbrush and toothpaste I was provided with and washed my face. I then ran my fingers through my hair to try to make myself somewhat presentable, but I was failing miserable. I fussed with my hair for a very long time, until I heard Dimitri knocking on the door asking if I was okay.
“I’m fine.” I called back, struggling with my hair some more.
“Yeah Izzie.” He said with a tender look in his eyes as he stared down at me. I felt weak at the way he was looking down at me. I took a deep breath and mentally told myself to snap out of it and focus. I needed to discuss this with him.
“What are we going to do? My parents really don’t want us to be together. They think you’re going to hurt me and they won’t listen. I don’t know what to do Dimitri! They told me to choose between them and you.” I said looking up at him. A frown settled down on his face, his hold on me tightening significantly.
“I understand why they’d think that, but they should know that I’d never do that. It wasn’t me who hurt you. Yes it was my fault, I clearly failed at protecting you but I’d never knowingly hurt you.” He said resting his head on top of mine. “You know Izzie, they don’t need to know we’re together. I don’t want you ruining your relationship with your family. So don’t tell them that you’re still with me. Tell them we broke up.”
“But I want to freely be with you. I hate secret relationships. I want to be with you whenever I want. I want to be around you all the time.” I said as I rest my head on his chest.
“We have no choice Izzie. I don’t like this whole secret relationship thing either. I’d rather show you off to everyone but some things we just can’t have. And besides, maybe you can convince your parents into accepting me. They can’t keep us away from each other forever.” He said, stroking my hair.
“This isn’t as simple as you’re making it out to be.” I said pulling away and looking up at him.
“I know.” He sighed in frustration. “It’s just, we’ve been through so much together. We can’t end this after all that. And... Gosh Izzie I love you so much! I just want to take you back to Rovana and keep you all to myself. But for now all we can do is keep this relationship a secret and hope things work out for the better.”
~ A couple days later ~
Today I had been released from the hospital and I was really upset about that because I had no idea when I’d see Dimitri next. My dad was relaying all these rules onto me to make sure I didn’t secretly meet him. I basically couldn’t leave my home unless for school. So how was I supposed to spend time with Dimitri?
I was starting school tomorrow and I had told Dimitri to meet me there at lunch time. Lunch was the only time I could see him now.
I was currently sitting slumped down on the sofa when my mom came in with some hot cocoa. She set it down beside me before taking a seat. “Isabella, I know you’re really angry at us for not letting you be with Dimitri. But you have to see this from our point of view. He’s the Demon King! The Demons and humans have been enemies for so long. They hurt and kill us Isabella. Who’s to say he won’t do the same to you? And he already has too! I mean look at you!”
I turned to look at my mom with a look of desperation. “He didn’t Mom. You have to understand me! That wasn’t him, it was the Shadow inside of him. We both already explained it to you. Mom I love him!” I exclaimed, hoping she’d understand. “Imagine having Dad taken away from you.”
“Isabella sweetie I understand. I’m sure you both love each other very much. But you’re human and he’s the Demon King. That’s not really the best match.” She said causing me to shake my head in disapproval.
“Mom, that doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter who he is or who I am. If our love was strong enough to kill the Shadow then we deserve to be together. I didn’t risk my life for nothing Mom. I did it because I love him and I want to be with him forever.” I stated firmly. I desperately needed her to understand me. She had no idea how much I needed Dimitri.
My Mom sighed as she sat quietly, thinking about what I said. “I’ll... Just... Listen Izzie, right now you need to rest. I’ll think about this whole Dimitri issue and discuss it with your Dad as well. But right now, please rest okay? I promise we’ll come to a compromise about this.” She said and I felt slightly better knowing she was considering this.
“Thanks Mom.” I said, taking a sip of my hot cocoa.
“But this doesn’t mean you’re allowed to see him. You’re still not. Not until we deem him safe and allowed to see you.” She said and I sighed nodding my head. “Now it’s getting late, finish up your drink and go to sleep. You have school tomorrow.”
I had finished my drink and took a quick shower before throwing on my light blue cotton pj’s with little ducks scattered all over them. I then pulled my comforter back and was about to get into bed, when I heard a tapping sound on my window. I turned to glance in the direction of my window, noticing the sound had stopped.
I ignored it and began climbing into bed when I heard it again. I then decided to go investigate it because it was kind of loud and would be annoying if I kept hearing it while I tried to sleep.
I walked over to the windows and pulled the curtains back to find Dimitri standing in my balcony, staring back at me with a dark look in his eyes. I felt a sudden surge of happiness and excitement upon seeing him. I grinned at him before noticing the tense, impatient look on his face. He looked almost angry and frustrated. I wondered what was wrong as I pulled open the door to my balcony, suddenly feeling really embarrassed about my childish pjs.
But before I could really dwell on my embarrassment, Dimitri grabbed me, hastily pushing me up against the wall, and devouring my mouth with his. I moaned as I wrapped my legs around his waist, feeling his erection on my core. He kissed me hard and fast, bruising my lips as his hands roamed feverishly, feeling every inch of my body.
I let out many soft moans as he attacked me with his wonderful mouth.
He soon pulled away me, my breath coming out heavy as I rest my head against the wall, my eyes still closed. I then slowly opened my eyes to meet his glowing red ones, staring back at me with a strong hunger. “You’re mine, do you understand that?” He demanded in anger and I immediately nodded my head.
“Of course Dimitri, look I promise I’ll fix this mess. I’ll make sure we-”
“Tell me you love me!” He demanded, causing me to frown. What was wrong with him? Why was he acting so possessive all of a sudden?
“Dimitri.” I started off softly, cupping his face gently in between my hands. “Are you okay? You seem a little upset.”
He grabbed my arms and pinned them by the side of my head, his eyes flashing with anger. “Fucking damnit Izzie! Tell me you fucking love me!”
“Dimitri, be quiet!” I hissed quietly. “My parents will wake up and hear you!” I exclaimed, knowing how much trouble I’d be in then. He had a hurt look on his face, as he carried me inside and deposited me on my bed. “If you don’t love me, I’m going to have to teach you to love me again.” He growled out lowly, causing me to stare at him in shock.
“Dimitri, I do love you! I’m so confused Dimitri, what’s wrong?” I asked, grabbing his face in between my hands again, trying to figure out why he was acting like that.
“I don’t think you do Izzie, but I can fix that. You will love me again!” He exclaimed as he hastily ripped my shirt off my before grabbing my pj bottoms and taking those off as well, leaving me completely bare underneath him.
“Dimitri!” I exclaimed. “Stop this! And tell me what’s wrong!” I exclaimed, so surprised at the way he was acting. What the hell was going on? Why did he look so upset and desperate? What happened?