Broken Hopes: Sam meets his daughter.
“When you break a promise…even that trust is broken.”
Sam broke her heart, he dumped her for her cousin. Leah is completely broken…Sam leaves her in her most vulnerable state! She would have preferred death but something living inside her kept her alive.
It was raining down hard, defining the pain I had in my chest. I didn’t have anywhere to go. I hated him for doing this to my mother and me, his words had crushed me. I wish, I wish things were different. I sat down leaning against the rock and hugging my self. I realized I was shivering, but the cold rain and my drenched body wasn’t helping.
I started sobbing, wishing I had someone to love…someone to care for me.
“Mom, I want you…” I said through my sobs.
Note: All the known characters belong to Stephanie Meyer! And very few ones are mine.
Say no plagiarism. :)
Well we all know who she is. Not really. Leah Clearwater.
Imprinted can be a lame reason...at times. When you have to leave the person who gave you her whole life. Sam Uley.
You're present maybe different.
But the future is the reflection of past!~Adriana Uley.
I'm always here for you...I just want you to accept me. Yeah, that's all~Darren McKay
A/N: Please forgive me for being so irregular, I tried to work out a time table, but still struggling with it! Sorry guys!
Anyway, enjoy this.
Chapter 27: Where did you go?
After hearing Sam speak about the man, it took all my strength to not start off right then and there. We needed to plan before. I didn’t understand why it was needed since he was just a human and with the large number of us, it would be a piece of cake.
Seth joined us within minutes, he told us that Leah, his daughter had a bad case of cold and he had to be with her. And if it hadn’t been something as serious as Adriana being kidnapped, we knew he wouldn’t have left his daughter’s side at all. Not every father was like Sam…
When Seth was filled in with everything, he was beyond furious and from the looks of it, he blamed Sam. He had a brief conference with Jacob in his wolf form, and for the time being was able to shift himself to Sam’s pack. It was very necessary to have all the co-ordination we could get.
All of us were in the wolf form now racing in the woods to the motel. I still remembered the scent that had been with Adriana’s and passed it to others. There was nothing but determination to get my imprint.
I couldn’t help but picture cruel messed up things which might have happened to her.
Darren! Calm down! Sam ordered.
I-I cant…I told him; as much as I wanted her to be fine, I couldn’t just couldn’t stop the vile thoughts in my head.
I know it’s hard, but please try. He simply said. He was best at covering his emotions; all that was running through his mind was finding Ade…that’s it! But I knew better, he was as scared as me.
The pack moved in swift motion ignoring my thoughts or rather giving me privacy. We reached the motel soon, it would obviously look threatening if the whole pack went and questioned about him so Sam, Seth and me decided to go. We shifted into humans and walked through the door.
I had never been in this place before but it just disgusted me! All I could see were drunk and men and women up to no good. I couldn’t believe Adriana had chosen to live here but I guess she didn’t have any choice as she didn’t know anything about this town.
“Excuse me, we are here to meet a man named Ross, he stays here” Sam spoke to the woman who looked in charge.
“And you are?” she asked raising her eye brow.
“Old acquaintances,” he shrugged. I cringed at the thought of meeting associated with the man who might have abducted my imprint.
“I’m sorry, I wish I could help you but-” she started.
“Look please…we have to know!” I said desperately.
“Oh…” the woman looked astonished at my tone. “Let me check,” She started going through her register. “Ross Garcia, he checked out this morning.”
“Do you have any idea where?” Dad asked.
“No, he just told me that the job he had come here for was over and he wouldn’t have to stay here anymore,” she told us.
“Okay, how did he travel?” Sam asked.
“He had a rented truck…he had been staying here since a long time, a mysterious customer,” she sighed but didn’t look suspicious. Guess that’s how everyone here was.
“Thanks…” Sam nodded and we left her looking confused.
“You think he’s taken her?” I asked.
“Yes, I m sure,” Sam agreed.
We shifted into wolves and told others about whatever we had learnt.
Where do we look for her? I asked feeling completely lost.
You have to tell us. Sam replied calmly.
What?! I don’t know! I groaned.
Darren…you are new at this, but she is your imprint and you will be able to connect with her…just think about her…reach out to here…Sam explained.
The other older wolves agreed with Sam, as they had more experience in this I agreed with them.
Aren’t my thoughts a little crowed? I asked. I wouldn’t be able to concentrate.
You will Darren…just trust yourself, finding Adriana is the only thing that matters. Dad comforted me.
Right…just tone down your thoughts. I told others and closed my eyes and started thing of Adriana
Her thoughts just filled my mind…I remembered the first time I had seen her, our eyes had met and that was one of the best feelings ever. Everything had snapped and had connected to her, she held me. At that moment I had promised myself that I would do anything for her…be anyone she wants…love her selflessly. And after that I had to go through rejection from her, but I had promised to keep her happy anyway so I didn’t complain. We spent time together and I liked her even more…I was truly falling deeper in love. I thought about the time I found her on the beach crying, I had held her took her home and cared for her. And that was the same night when she accepted her love for me…I had held her, comforted her the whole time she had cried, she trusted me. Kissing her for the first time had driven me crazy…I had wanted more of her; she was so shy and looked so beautiful when she blushed!
I was deep in my thoughts and lived every motion again, it was then I noticed something that had never happened. The emotion that I was feeling now didn’t belong to me, my mind wanted to reject it but a sharp order in the background made me stay calm. Soon I lost myself… All I felt was numbness; I wanted to cry out in pain and hoped that someone would help me. I was scared…scared to death.
“Just a little more honey…you will be out of here soon.” He smiled wickedly. I closed my eyes and the last thing I registered was a sign board-Hoquiam 50 miles.
I was speechless…frozen. What happened? I asked shocked at this experience.
This has never happened before…ever. Sam said in a hard voice.
But an imprint has never been in danger before…Embry thought.
We have to go now! Save her! I ran. And everyone else followed.
The whole time I was scared that we would loose her, but others kept these pessimistic thoughts away from me and we focussed on finding her. It didn’t take us much time to reach the outskirts of Hoquiam. The night was dark enough to hide us from being seen by humans as we peered through the woods. There wasn’t any moment of vehicles. Almost 25 miles had passed when we heard cranking of metal. My heart beat sped and I knew that I had found her. Sam gave us orders, only few of us were shifting into human. Me, Sam, Seth, Dad and Alex.
“Need any help with that?” Sam asked. We saw a tall less built man standing before the bonnet. His eyes widened as he took in our presence.
“Is it him?” I whispered.
“It’s him alright,” Sam replied.
“No, I m almost done, I m leaving now,” he closed the bonnet. I growled! The windows were rolled up and I couldn’t see through the dark tint.
“Oh, not so soon,” Sam walked toward him and held his collar.
As the others took care of him I opened the passenger door, my heart froze. Adriana lay on the seat; she looked so feeble and helpless.
“Adriana? Honey?” I choked.
She opened her eyes slowly and her eyes widened just a little as she realised it was me. She didn’t say anything…just blinked. I felt fury rise in me…he had hurt her so bad! I would kill him!
Growling I reached where Sam and others were punishing him. I was trembling beyond control but I didn’t shift into wolf. Without much thought I started attacking him. Punching him, kicking him, breaking every part of him body as he cried in pain. We had pulled him toward the woods were the other wolfs waited.
I felt a hand on my shoulder, pulling me back!
“I’m going to kill him!” I shouted, trembling beyond anything. I was just about to transform.
“Don’t!” Sam ordered.
“What?!” I looked at him incredulously.
“We’ll take care of him…go to Adriana, she needs you,” he said in a calm voice.
Realising the truth in his words I moved back, kicking him one last time. His whole body was covered in blood and he whimpered. But I didn’t feel even a little pang of regret at what I had done. He had tried to hurt my imprint and I had just taken care of him.
Taking deep breaths and trying to ignore my instincts to go back and kill him; I jogged back to the main road. Someone stood there…Alex. Adriana was no more in the car; she was sitting on the ground. She was trembling and tears rolled down her eyes.
Glaring at Alex I knelt down to her level and hugged her.
“Dad just asked me to see that she was fine, as far as I am concerned-she is,” he answered my gaze and walked off into the woods.
For a moment I was shocked, but as Adriana’s sobs I turned my attention to her. Kneeling down, I pulled her in my arms and rocked her body.
I held her closer, and comforted her and prayed that it was enough.
I couldn’t move much, just look around but my arms and legs didn’t have any strength. With each passing second I knew that the drug that Ross had injected in my body was leaving me…it was painful almost and unbearable. I wanted to shake free, stretch my muscles and feel myself again. But I couldn’t.
I knew I was safe…but I was very scared. I had seen Darren, he had seen me but I didn’t know what he had found in my fear filled eyes that he had growled. And then he was gone…without a word!
He probably didn’t want me now…
My train of thought was broken when warm hands picked me up from the seat, I turned with all the strength I had to look at the person hoping it was Darren, but the expression and the face wasn’t as warm as the hands.
I stared at him surprised, he stared at me too his expression changed for a moment but it was back again…back to the hate. He bent and dropped me on the ground, I cringed. The cold concrete road wasn’t very welcoming. I just sat the way I had been placed not bothering to look up and wasting my energy. I knew Alex was towering over me…I could feel his hate-filled vibes.
I started shaking…emotion and feel was returning to me completely. It was cold…very cold, and then the pain flooded through me and hot tears fell down my cheeks. I felt so alone…so alone. I needed Darren, but he wasn’t around. And Alex presence actually made me feel more alone.
Once again warm hands wrapped around me, but I didn’t have to look up to know who it was…my fears were a waste. Darren hadn’t quit on me, as I thought that I felt a whole lot better. I wrapped my arms around his neck feebly as he picked me up and enveloped myself in his scent, his touch, his love, his comfort, his protection…I felt complete.
“Are you okay?” he whispered in my ear while rubbing my back.
“Y-yes,” I managed to say…my voice was hoarse but I could speak! My voice had been restrained along with my other actions but now I just wanted to rest. I was too tired to talk.
“Darren?” I muttered sleepily.
“Yes love,” he replied.
“Thank you,” my effort was tiring me. I was feeling extremely sleepy.
“You don’t have to say that,” he whispered.
“I love you,” I told him.
“I love you too, sleep now, you’re tired,” he smiled.
“Hmm…” I closed my eyes, and the last thing that my mind registered was Darren’s face, it hadn’t been quite clear as it was pretty dark and my eyes were heavy with sleep. But yeah…I saw him.
I felt scared no more…all my fears had been driven away from the guy who had saved me, I didn’t know I had found me but I knew somehow he had found a way.
A/N: Okay? Everybody happy? I wanted Darren to kill Ross, but thought that he should be with Ade at the moment. She needed him more. And also, I would like to tell you guys that three-fourth of the story is done. Another few chapters (5-6) it’s going to end.
I know this is a short chapter, but hopefully, I will be updating this weekend.
I hope it was up to your expectations and you liked it.
Please do review!
Yay! They found her! I love the way he connected with her to find her! Just a pity Alex still seems to hate her.
Whats Alex's problem? Darren should have hit him, lol. Can't wait to read what happens next.
I'll try and write this weekend. Thanks! :)
Thanks so much! :)
Ross or whatever the heck is name is should have gotten a beat down!!
great udpate! so glad Darren found her!
A/N: Hello everyone! How have you been? I feel stupid, I have to apologize every chapter for the long wait I put you through. I have such a busy time with college and reality, I cant help it. I hadn’t written in almost three weeks! And oh god, I missed it so much! Anyway, I finally managed work this one up. So, here it is. Hope you enjoy and like it.
Chapter 28: Awakening
My body felt stiff as if it needed stretching up and my eyes were heavy. I opened my eyes slowly and looked around taking in my surroundings. I was in a small pale blue painted room with scarce furniture. But the single bed on which I had been sleeping felt comfortable, it was cosy.
My mind wandered, where was I? My memories flooded back. Oh my god! Had Ross succeeded in kidnapping me?! Had Darren actually saved me or was that just an illusion?
I sat up and felt a wave of dizziness and fell back again, crap! My head hurt a lot! I wanted to get down and explore where I was, I was about to put my feet down when I saw a huge figure lying on the floor.
I screamed. “What? What happened?!” said a familiarly sleepy voice.
“Darren!” I squealed, and jumped onto the floor I hugged him ignoring the quake in my head.
“Are you alright? I thought something was wrong.” He sounded groggy as he hugged me back.
“I am alright, you?” I asked. Hugging him made me feel good, like I was whole and happy. His arms were where I belonged…they were home.
“Never been better,” he sighed, holding me close.
We had barely moved when the door burst open. “What’s wrong?” Kim stood there looking around the room.
“Kim?” I said. “Mom,” Darren smiled sheepishly.
“I heard you scream, I thought some-” her worry filled face relaxed.
“Oh no! I was startled when I saw Darren on the floor,” I replied blushing and tried to get out of Darren’s arms. But he held me firmly; there was no getting away when I was squashed between the bed and his chest. Moreover I preferred being in his arms, it was just that I was a little embarrassed by the sudden appearance of his mother. What was she doing here anyway? Or rather, where exactly was I?
“Okay, are you feeling alright honey?” she asked with concern but her eyes held a twinkle.
“I’m fine,” I mumbled blushing furiously. “Um…Darren,” I whispered hinting him to let go.
Sighing, he got up and helped me get up. I stumbled and held my head, I was still dizzy. “Are you okay?” Darren asked worriedly.
“Yeah, my head is aching terribly though,” I told him.
“It’s going to be alright sweetheart, shall I get your dinner here or you want to come down?” Kim asked, motherly.
“I’ll come down,” I told her, it wasn’t like I couldn’t walk.
“Alright,” she smiled and left us.
Darren was staring at me with intense worry in his eyes. “I am fine!” I told him rolling my eyes.
“Are you sure?” he persisted.
“I don’t want to loose you again,” he whispered.
“I am fine,” I repeated, this time softly.
I think he wanted to talk about what had happened but I wasn’t ready for it yet…maybe sometime later. “So where are we?” I asked, trying to distract him.
“Take a guess?” he smiled.
“I don’t know,” I shrugged.
“It’s very easy,” he stated.
“Umm…” I looked around, and then thought of Kim. “At your parents place?”
“Yes,” he nodded.
“But why?” I asked, they could have taken me to Seth’s place.
“Well, Sam wanted to take you home-”
“No way!” I exclaimed, horrified.
He gave me a patronising look; I pursed my lips and waited for him to continue. “Right, but Seth was completely against it. He obviously wanted to take you to his place, but Leah isn’t well, so that wouldn’t be an atmosphere for you, I wasn’t going to leave you anyway, so I offered our home,” he explained.
“Oh…wait, what happened to Leah?” I asked, widening my eyes.
“Just some cold and fever, kids get it all the time.” He said it in an off-hand manner.
“Okay,” I slowly nodded, and then cringed because my head hurt again.
Darren looked like he was going to have the talk with me when I asked him, “What were you doing on the floor?”
“Sleeping?” he answered, a look passed his face knowing all too well that I had avoided him again.
“I mean, you know we usually sleep together, and you didn’t…” okay I sounded so desperate. I looked down at my feet embarrassed.
Darren didn’t answer so I had to look up, his expression was amused.
“What?” I asked.
“I didn’t sleep with you in the same bed because mom didn’t allow, saying the bed was too tiny and she didn’t want me to squash you,” he chuckled.
“Somehow I doubt that it stopped you,” I punched him playfully, waiting for the right answer.
“You are supposed to be vague and agree to whatever I say, not so investigating!” he chuckled.
“Right,” I rolled my eyes, still waiting.
“Fine! Sam didn’t want me to be in the same bed as you,” he admitted.
“Oh,” anger pulsed through me, “he had no right to say that! You can sleep with me if you want to!”
“Hey, hey…don’t get so high. He was just looking out for you,” he smiled gently.
“Yeah right,” I scoffed.
“Relax…please,” he sighed, holding my shoulders.
Taking a deep breath, I just nodded. “Okay, I will get you some clothes, you get dressed up and wash up alright?” he said.
I was still wearing the same clothes as I had been when I was kidnapped. Yuck. I didn’t want to think about those memories now.
“Okay,” I sat on the bed waiting as he searched through the wardrobe mumbling that some of his old clothes were in there that might not be too huge for me. He finally came up with a t-shirt that was certainly short for him but also too big for me and his old shorts.
“This I think will fit you?” he didn’t look or sound so sure, I laughed at him.
I headed to the washroom to clean up for dinner, “how long was I out?” I asked stopping at the door.
“Umm…the whole night, and most of today,” he answered.
“Okay…” my voice trailed. I didn’t look like the mess I thought I would be, well that was a relief. I washed myself up and stripped off my clothes quickly and wore Darren’s shorts. Of course the waist length was big for me, I used the tightening in the shorts, and it was still a little loose and would fall off if I walked too much. I did have to use a belt. The t-shirt wasn’t too bad, it came up until my mid-thighs but it was okay. Combing my hair with my fingers, I came out.
“I need a belt,” I said biting my lip. Darren was smiling widely…and his eyes were twinkling.
“Sorry,” he searched again and handed me the belt.
Sighing I took the belt, it would be difficult to put it on in front of Darren, I would probably make a fool of myself, I should do in the bathroom.
“May I?” he asked, his eyes smouldering.
“Uh, okay,” I handed the belt to him.
His hand slipped under the t-shirt which lifted as he did it, my heart beat increased that very moment. He wasn’t trying to touch me, but every time his fingers touched my skin my heart jumped out of my chest. I guess he knew about my heart’s battle because of the smile playing along his lips.
“We are done now,” he said huskily but his arms remained on my waist, thumbs touching my skin. “Take a deep breath Ade,” he smiled.
I realised I was holding my breath, and it came out in a whoosh.
It felt like I was about to faint; I knew I was on the verge of it.
Darren was such a tease!
“You look so sexy,” he stared at me with dazed eyes.
Okay…at that I had to laugh. Me? Sexy? “Yeah right,” I rolled my eyes.
“What you don’t believe me?” he asked raising his right eye brow.
“Yes, I don’t,” I crossed my arms around my chest, my heart was returning to its normal pace. Sort of.
“You do not know how badly I want to kiss you now,” he whispered, his face was close, breath was fresh and inviting.
I put my arms around him pulling him down, his eyes danced with joy as he pulled me closer and leant in. His lips felt soft on mine, we kissed gently, as if we had all the time on earth. I didn’t want to let go…I didn’t care about anything, I just wanted Darren…I needed him.
So much for the heartbeat calming.
“Ahem!” someone coughed. We broke apart in haste. I stared at the intruder-Jared. Right, we aren’t alone, we are in Jared and Kim’s home.
“Kim’s gonna drag you down if you don’t get Adriana for dinner,” he laughed.
“We were on our way,” Darren muttered, sounding put off.
“Yeah, I noticed that,” he smirked. I blushed, still laughing Jared left us.
“Remind me to stay away from you when we are here,” I whispered jokingly.
“Only if I remember…which I highly doubt,” he chuckled.
“Okay, come-on let’s go down,” I walked ahead giggling.
“Yeah, or else mom is going to make the soup out of my blood,” he rolled his eyes.
We walked down together and reached the kitchen, Jared and Kim’s place was pretty much like the other houses in La Push, Jared was already seated, and he gave a huge smile when he saw us. I blushed again, just then Kim turned from the oven toward us.
“What are you wearing?” she all but screamed.
“Darren leant me his old clothes,” I said softly.
She glared at Darren and he flinched, “What’s wrong mom?” he asked running his hand through his hair.
“Why did you give her your clothes?” she threw the question at him.
“Why shouldn’t I?” he retorted.
“Men!” she exclaimed and came up to me.
“Why are you making it such a big deal?” Darren complained.
“Don’t I live in this house? Do I wear the same clothes as Jared and you? Would it have killed you if you had just come down for moments and asked me?” she questioned him.
“Oh…oh, okay,” he nodded.
“It’s okay Kim, I don’t mind,” I giggled, it was fun to watch her scold him.
“Oh yes Kim, I m sure she doesn’t mind, not when-” Jared started laughing.
I looked at Darren and blushed furiously, he just looked sheepish.
“Kim loves playing dressing up,” Jared put in.
“Shut up or else you won’t get any food,” a tiny smile played around her lips.
“Yeah…seeing how many times mom has dressed dad,” Darren winked at me.
“Yeah she has,” Jared smiled fondly at Kim.
“In women’s clothing,” Darren smirked.
Jared glared at his son while we laughed, “alright you two, stop talking and eat.” She ordered them and added “I will take you upstairs after dinner and hand you proper clothes.” She smiled kindly at me.
“Okay,” I agreed.
The food was just heavenly; Darren sat by my side, and it was fun to be with them. I hadn’t had such a nice family time in a long time. After dinner Kim assigned Jared and Darren to do the washing and drying of the utensils and led me upstairs for changing my clothes. They spoke and continued joking probably glad to have some father-son time.
“So this is your first dinner at your boyfriend’s place,” she said playfully.
“Yeah,” I smiled for once not blushing. It was fun to be around Kim, she was so much like mom. And behind that wife and mother persona was a wonderful, fun and loving person.
“Considering my dressing sense, I am just glad it went okay,” I joked.
Laughing, she handed me cotton shorts and a tank top that fit me much better than what Darren had given me. I felt a little sad to change out of those shorts when Darren had put the belt around me.
“Thank you,” I smiled warmly.
“Your welcome honey,” she moved her hand through my hair.
“I wanted to speak to you about something if you don’t mind,” she said lowering her voice.
“Sure…” I waited confused.
“When you were brought here, you were sleeping, we saw few bruises on you,” she looked determined.
“Oh,” I didn’t really mind her talking to me about that, not everything but just a little. I had started to think of her as my mom.
“I am so sorry, but did he hurt you? Did he touch you?” I could see the worry in her eyes.
“He kissed me,” I told her feeling disgusted. “But he didn’t try anything more you know,” I told her. And I didn’t have to go into details either, I wasn’t raped, and that was all needed at the moment.
“Oh honey, I am so glad,” she hugged me. I hugged her back holding back my tears.
“Darren wants to talk about it,” she simply said.
“I know, but I’m not sure whether I want him to know,” I sighed, it felt kind of nice to tell someone-a woman about it, of course I hadn’t told her everything but still. And I wasn’t sure if I could talk about it to Darren.
“He is just worried about you so much, he thought the worse had happened to you,” she said softly.
“Yeah?” I asked my eyes widening. Did he think that Ross had raped me?
“Don’t worry, he won’t force you to tell him anything until you want to,” she squeezed my arm.
“I know,” I nodded. “And he still loves me,” I whispered feeling gratified.
“Of course he does,” she agreed.
“I thought…I know its stupid of me, but then I thought that he wouldn’t…I was so scared,” I admitted.
“Honey, look at me,” I looked in her eyes…the same as Darren. “Darren loves you, and he will continue to, no matter what, you have to accept that, and don’t feel afraid to speak to him about things that affect to you, I know you probably feel shy or embarrassed but no one can solve your problems better than him…take your time, feel comfortable with him, and then nothing will matter anymore,” she said comfortingly.
I stared at her, “but doesn’t it sort of sound forced?” I asked slowly, my fears about imprinting were resurfacing.
“Yeah it does, but it’s not really, you have just found a guy right away, you won’t have to go through the break-ups and drama until you find the right one, you already have him,” she smiled.
“You are so much like mom,” I smiled.
“I am glad you think that. And I will always be there for you, more than I’m for Darren,” she smiled warmly.
“Thank you,” I whispered, tears in my eyes.
“No need for that,” she shook her head. I just nodded in reply.
“Looks like the boys have finished cleaning up, maybe you should head to your room,” she said.
“Yeah…good night,” I smiled at her.
“Good night, ask me if you need anything,” she smiled back.
“Thanks,” I said genuinely.
Feeling happy and having my spirits lifted I walked up to my room, well, technically Darren’s. Even though I had slept for so long I was still tired and sleepy, I opened the door finding Darren already in the room. His face lit up as he saw me.
“Sleepy?” he asked.
“Yeah,” I yawned and walked up to the bed and sat down beside him.
“Maybe you should get some sleep then,” he suggested.
“Umm…yeah,” I lay down and pulled up the covers up to my chest. “Where are you going?” I asked when he got up from the bed.
“I’m not allowed to sleep with you,” he smiled sadly.
“I don’t think anyone will notice,” I giggled.
“I’m sure they won’t, but Sam won’t like it when he hears it in my head,” he explained hastily.
“He has got nothing to do with it,” I huffed and made place for him.
“You will fall off the bed,” he stroked my cheek.
“Fine! If you don’t want to,” I frowned and looked away.
“Hey! You know it’s not that,” he groaned.
“Okay…go sleep, and let me sleep,” I closed my eyes, feeling hurt.
“I will be right here,” I heard him say. “Good night…sleep well,” he planted a kiss on my forehead. I would have kissed him then but I was angry and also too tired.
“Good night,” I said under my breath, still not wanting to be rude.
I didn’t know where I was…it was just so dark. I tried to stand up but I was too drowsy to do so, I couldn’t remember anything either. Nothing. I looked around ignoring the thudding in my head…I felt a prick on my neck and I lost my consciousness.
I opened my eyes again; this time in a brightly lit room…I could hear someone arguing but couldn’t place the source. I sat up studying the place. How did I get here? Where was I?
“Awake honey?” said a vaguely familiar voice, he stood at the door.
Shivers ran down my spine as I recognised him. I began to cry as he came closer.
“Shush, don’t be afraid,” he laughed. He was too close now, just inches away from me. Smiling widely he brought his hungry face to mine.
I woke up with a high pitched scream. I was sweating crazily and my heart beat seemed to have shot up. I couldn’t stop trembling; I was too scared to look around, what if all that was real.
“Adriana! Hey…its okay sweetheart, just a dream…shush,” Darren was at once by my side.
I hugged him and started sobbing. “Just a dream…don’t worry, your safe,” he whispered comforting words in my ears.
He handed me a glass of water, I gulped down thankfully.
“What was it?” he asked hesitantly.
“What happened to Ross?” I asked hurriedly staring at him, still crying and trembling.
“He…he…we,” he seemed so unsure.
“Please Darren, I want to know,” I pleaded.
“I don’t want to scare you,” he said softly.
“I need to know,” I repeated.
I don’t know what he saw in my eyes, maybe the desperate need, but he answered, “We killed him, I didn’t though…I was with you but I would have without much thought if Sam hadn’t stopped me,” his voice changed.
“So, he is dead?” I confirmed.
“Yeah, we didn’t want to leave him alive…too much of a threat to you,” he told me.
“Oh,” relief washed through me. He wasn’t alive. He wouldn’t get to me!
“How are you feeling?” Darren stroked my cheek wiping the tears.
“I’m so…relieved!” I gasped and hugged him tighter. I didn’t care that my so called father had forbidden him to be in the same bed as me, I needed him now.
“Did you dream about him?” he asked with the same hesitancy.
“Yes,” I told him. Kim was right…Darren was everything I wanted and needed. I didn’t have to be embarrassed about sharing things with him.
I realised that I had to tell him about it, I didn’t want him to worry. “I was drugged in that dream…and then Ross came, he was so close to me when I screamed,” I told him. His strong warm arms around me kept me from shivering.
“He won’t hurt you any more,” he whispered, his voice was barely in control. I knew that he hadn’t phased only because he was with me.
“I know,” I agreed. “I’m sorry,” I apologised.
“Why?” he asked surprised.
“Because I didn’t talk to you about it right away, I was scared…,” I mumbled.
Darren held me such that we were looking at each other now. His expression was fierce and so intense…he looked so hot. Okay, this was so not the time to think about that.
“Never doubt my feelings for you Adriana Uley, I love you…and nothing in this world can make me stop doing that. I love you too much, and I want you to know that. To understand what I feel for you.” His eyes burned mine.
“I’m sorry,” I repeated, biting my lip. I was so foolish.
“I’m just so glad that you are alive and well, and I don’t care what he did to you, I don’t blame you for anything, but when I saw those marks on you-I wanted to kill him myself! I regret not doing that,” his sincerity rang in every word. I couldn’t doubt him.
“But you don’t have to worry,” I said softly touching his face.
He just continued to look at me with questioning eyes.
“He never got far…he didn’t do it,” I blushed due to embarrassment.
“Really?” well, it had been worrying him…I knew.
“Yeah…guess he just wanted to get me out from there,” I shrugged.
“That’s…good,” he smiled a little, but I knew he was more relieved that me.
He hugged me, I felt safe in his warm arms…nothing in the world could separate me from Darren, I loved him too much and I needed him more than ever. He was mine…and I was his. He finally lay down next to me in the small yet cosy bed. It was stupid when he had thought I would fall…how could I? Especially, when he held me so protectively.
A/N: this has by far the biggest chapter I have written in a while right? Well, I hope so. I hope you thought of it something as a treat for making you wait so long.
How did you like it? Satisfying? I know, still there are many questions and not everything is right, but with time everything will be answered.
I loved writing cute Darren/Adriana moments, I hope I did this couple justice.
Please, please do review!
I really want to know your reaction to this chapter.
It is so wonderful that Darren could be there for her when she needed him most! He is after all the only one who can really help her get through this ordeal! His mother is great too! She had just the right advice for Adriana. Now she will have to deal with her family. Hope you update soon!
Thank you so much! :)