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Chapter 3: It’s time to leave – Part 2/2

I decided to take a scorching shower to try and wash away that disgusting man’s touch from my body. I removed what bit of clothing I had on and stepped into the shower. I let the water wrap my body in its warmth, calming my frazzled nerves. I honestly didn’t understand what was going on; why was I being kept here? How am I going to get away from this place? First, I washed my hair and then my body. As I was washing my body, I could have sworn I saw the shadow of a person standing outside the shower glass.

I quickly finished and slowly opened the glass door, looking all around the room, but no one was there. Was I imaging it? I hesitantly stepped out of the shower and swiftly threw on a towel. I looked down at my tattered clothes, the bra, and the underwear he had touched. I wanted to burn them! The only other thing was that man’s shirt, but it too was filthy and had blood on it. I picked it up and smelled it, wanting to flood my senses with his aroma again. His smell was comforting and enticing. He smelled like a sweet, cool summer morning, with a hint of vanilla, it was delicious and a scent I could get used to indefinitely. I put the clothes in a nearby basket and looked around the bathroom to put on something. Luckily some bathrobes were hanging on the back of the door. I grabbed one and replaced my towel with it.

I returned to the bedroom, only to find a tray with some food on it. Thank god, I was starving, and my stomach agreed. It was linguine, with alfredo sauce and some garlic bread. I sat down and damned near inhaled the food. It was so delicious, the best I had ever eaten. After finishing my meal, I walked over to the window and gazed out at the scenery. It was so beautiful up here at night, the stars shined so brightly, and they went on as far as the eye could see. I leaned against the window and took it all in for a moment before exhaustion consumed me.

I snuggled deep into the large, comfortable, plush bed, and as soon as my head hit the pillow, I was out. I was slightly woken in the night by what felt like someone climbing into the bed with me and touching me, but I was so exhausted and fell right back to sleep.

The sun entered the room, waking me from my sleep. I stretched and sat up, glancing at the other side of the bed, and it was empty. I looked around the room, and I was still alone. I must have been dreaming that someone was in bed with me.

Getting up from the bed, I went into the bathroom to do my morning ritual. After coming out of the bathroom, I checked the bedroom door and found it was still locked. Great! I’m stuck in here. So I walked over to the window and inspected it; there was a small lock on the top of the window, I flicked it to the other side, and the window unlocked.

I lifted the glass and opened the window, a little shocked that it wasn’t more secure. I stuck my head out and looked around; it was quite a drop to the ground, but not far enough that I would break something; this is my way out; this is how I could make my escape. So tonight, when it’s dark, I’m out of here; they will have a more challenging time finding me in the dark.

Satisfied with my plan, I closed the window and locked it back up. I need to get better clothes first and some shoes; running through the forest in a robe and bare feet wasn’t a good idea. I also need to eat something before I leave.

I walked over to the small bookshelf in the room and browsed the choices. There were a few different options, but I decided to go with the astronomy book. Maybe I’ll find something here that will help me get out of the forest faster.

I sat on the bed and began reading. I delved so deep into what I was reading; I almost didn’t notice the person standing within the room now, with their eyes fixated on me.

I gasped loudly and put my hand to my chest. “Omg, you scared me.”

He just stood there silently; his eyes were near black as he stared at my chest. I looked down and noticed my robe was open enough to expose my breasts, causing me to cover myself up quickly.

He closed his eyes and shook his head. “I brought you some clean clothes, and breakfast will be brought up to you shortly.” He casually said as he placed the clothing onto the bed.

“Thank you…sorry, I don’t know your name.” I admitted. All this time, he had never told me his name.

He straightened himself. “Damon.”

“Thank you, Damon.” I smiled.

“How are you feeling? Are you in any pain?” He asked me, concern lacing his tone.

“I’m fine and no.” I was a bit sore, but nothing I couldn’t deal with for the time being.

His eyes narrowed on me as if he was trying to see through me. “Good. If you need anything, let me know.” He said as he began to make his way out of the room.

I pursed my lips and nodded my head. “Will do,” I replied shortly and went back to reading my book.

I peeked up from my book and noticed that he had paused at the door and was looking back at me now, a longing expression on his face. He then quickly left, locking the door behind him.

After he left, I wasted no time getting dressed. He gave me a pair of black leggings, a white top, socks, and running shoes. His taste wasn’t too bad; I wondered where he got the clothes from and how he knew my size? As they fit me perfectly.

Just as I finished getting dressed, a knock came at the door before a middle-aged woman walked in. She had red hair that reached the middle of her back and green eyes.

“Hello, my name is Anna, and I have brought you some breakfast.” She was very cheery, with a bright smile.

“Thank you.” I smiled. Anna seemed to be a genuinely lovely person.

She placed the tray onto the bedside table and quickly left the room without saying another word. So much for having someone to talk to while I am being held here. The tray was overflowing with delicious-looking food, eggs, bacon, toast, sausage, and some apple juice to wash everything down. My stomach growled loudly at the plate of food before me, and I took my time eating, enjoying the meal.

After finishing my meal, I continued reading for a while until my eyes began to hurt. That was my cue to have a nice nap; this way, I would be well rested for my journey tonight.

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