I opened my eyes to an unfamiliar room. I remembered everything that happened, the guy that shoved me into a SUV. The place where he injected me was sore. Where was I? This room was way prettier than the first one. The bed smelt good and felt like clouds. It looked like a hotel room. There was a tv facing the bed and a couch at the corner. But the huge glass widow took my breath away. I could see the skyline. So many tall buildings. I don't think I could escape if I was so high up.
I didn't move from the bed. I didn't have the energy to move; I was hunger and weak. I wonder what day it was. I thought I heard Alan's voice but I was out of it at the time so I wasn't sure. I was still confused about this whole thing. First Josh, then my Dad. So I'm assuming everyone I knew was involved. But involved in what?
I heard the door opening making me sit up. I expect to see the guy that took me or Josh, but it was women. She was wearing a light blue dress. She looked like she was in her
Thirties. She was holding a tray of food. My stomach growl and I blushed, embarrassed. But I don't think she heard it.
She placed the food on the side table and walked back out. I looked at the door confused. She didn't even say a word, I bet they told her not to talk to me. My stomach growl reminding me I was hungry. I looked at the food she placed. It waffles bacon and eggs. It also had a fruit bowl and a glass of orange juice I think. Better than the first place at least.
Well based on the food, I knew it was morning. I knew they were probably watching me through a camera or something. I wasn't doing myself a favour if I don't eat. So I took the orange juice and drank it down quickly. I didn't realise how thirsty I was. The food was calling to me. So I ate it. All of it. In like 10 minutes. I was so hungry, I didn't even regret eating it.
I placed the plates back on the tray. I really need to pee. I don't remember the last time I even had a bath. I was still wearing that filthy white dress. I got out of the bed slowly sitting on the edge. My legs wear so sore and swollen. I had so many blisters and cuts. But it looked like it had been cleaned. No blood. I wonder who cleaned it.
This was gonna hurt, but I really needed to pee. I was about to put pressure on my legs when the door opened making me jump.
"Don't, your feet" I frozen at the sound of the voice. My heart was pounding. I felt my eyes watering. I don't know why I was going to cry. I heard his footsteps walking towards the bed but I refused to look up at his face.
I saw his black shoes next to mine. I still wasn't looking at his face. I could still hear him screaming my name, telling me not to leave him.
I felt his cold, rough hands of my cheek making me shiver. He pulled my face up slowly making eye contact with my teary grey eyes. His was hard with no emotions like always. But his bags were bigger, he looked tired.
"Vanessa" he whispered softly running is fingers on my cheek
I looked at him scared. I didn't know if he was involved with what was going on or not. But I knew his father was.
My bladder was hurting at this point.
"I need to pee" I said blushing
He looked confused for a second before nodding his head. Smiling, which surprised me. Before I knew it I was being pick up. I squealed surprised. I didn't expect him to carry me.
He carried me across the room then kicking a door that I assume was the bathroom opened. Before placing me on the toilet. I expected him to leave so I could finish my business but instead he walked towards the bathtub turning on the water.
"Xavier I need to pee" I begged him. I can't pee when someone is in the bathroom
"I'm not leaving" he replied still making the bath. Which I figured was for me.
I really couldn't hold it in any longer, I couldn't even argue with him. So I closed my eyes and peed.
He had placed me in the bath after I was I done. I almost screamed when I saw myself in the mirror. I was unrecognisably. My hair had dirty and leaves in it. I had mud on my face. I wanted to cry. But he had placed a hand and my face and kissed me. The slow romantic type of kiss that took my breath away before placing me in the bath.
"Where are we" I asked as he washed the dirty away from my body
"Calgary in Canada"
"What!" I screamed, "how the fuck did I get to Canada"
What the hell. I was in America the last time I remembered.
"Put you on a plane" was he short reply. He was really concerting on what he was doing. I didn't even know I was on a plane.
"What about my dad" I whispered
He paused what he was doing and looked at my face serious "his not gonna lay a finger on you, none of them" he said going back to washing me.
What he said sent chills down my back. Did he think my dad was going to hurt me. And when he said 'them' did he means his dad and josh too. I had so many questions.
"How did you find me?"
"I knew where you were" of course he knew. I wasn't surprised. Probably his plan.
"Are you going to take me back" I asked scared, my body shaking. I didn't want to go back. I didn't want to leave him again.
He looked at my face for so long before he replied "never."
"What were they going to do with me"
He placed me back on the bed after he gave me his shirt to wear. He told me we were in his apartment in Canada. I was surprised that it was his. It looked very expensive.
"I have to explain to you what our family is" he said sitting next to me.
"What do you mean?"
"It's started a very long time ago, probably like the 17th century. My ancestor create what we are today"
I was already confused but I nodded for him too keep going.
"They started this when the war was happening, and people were dying like animals. The main purpose was to help the society, a bunch of rich people came together to help but over the years it changed. Because of greed and power. They all worship my father kinda like a god"
"We grew over the years, becoming more and more powerful. My family is in charge. And for us to keep being in charge, we are found a suitable girl that will make our line stronger" He paused and looked at my stomach confusing me.
"They pick a girl from the strongest families genes. They must have no history of any genetic disease or disorder. Then they make us get marry and have kids. So our blood line doesn't weaken. My mother was chosen" he said quietly.
"Her family were new and didn't know what was going to happen. But they were excited to find out that their daughter was marrying the founding family. They didn't know the consequences. My mother got pregnant with me very early into their marriage."
"What about Bella?"
"That's was just one of my dads whore, she dropped her off and ran away" he looked very angry. I would understand if he hated his father. I already hated him.
"My mother didn't know she wasn't keeping her child. The second I was born they took me away from her arms and took me to the children's house in the foundation" I froze as he said that. This was so fucked up, how can they take someone child.
"But why would they take you from your mother"
"To bred us into want they wanted. Brainwash us. All the children were kept there. Including you and your brother. The sisters took care of us. My mother was losing her mind. She didn't understand why they took her baby. She didn't understand our ways. She looked for me until she went crazy" I was crying at this point remembering his mother. I can't believe her own husband did this to her.
"How does this have to do with my family" I asked confused.
"Your father, he took you away when we were younger. He took your mother and brother then ran"
"Why?" Were they going to hurt him.
"Because you were chosen" he looked at when he said that.
"Chosen for what" I asked confused
"To be mine"
"You were made for me Vanessa, your mine. We grew up together. But you were like 3 when your father ran"
Ok he has official lost his mine. I started laughing and his face got hard. I was given birth to in D.C. I don't even know if I believe what he was saying. Probably just messing with me.
"Your father ran but he paid he price. Your mother and brother"
I stop laughing when he said that "no my mother and brother were in a car accident"
"The car that hit them was our guy, my father's order" he said with no remorse
"What?" I whispered
"Your dad knew what would happen if he ran, it took us a while to find him. But we did"
"Your dad—" I chocked. I couldn't even speak. I was crying. His father killed my mother and brother.
How did I never know about this. My parents seemed so normal when I was younger. They didn't look like they were hiding. I remember then always being happy and in love.
"when my father said we have met before. He meant when we were in the compound. Everyone have been waiting for you Vanessa"
"Why?" I asked wiping my face. This was so fucked up. We have to tell the police or something.
"Because you are providing the next heir"
I looked at him eyes widened. What!
"I'm not having your fucking child. I'm 17!" I screamed at him. But my birthday is in a few weeks.
"I know, I know" he whispered looking frustrated.
"Is that why they took me. So I could have your kid"
"Yes, it was meant to happen on your birthday" he said running his hands through his hair.
"What was meant to happen?"
"We were meant to have sex. And they hopefully you would have gotten pregnant"
I felt sick. I felt like I wanted to throw up. It was all disgusting.
"We already had sex" I told him confused
"I know, I broke the rule. That's why my dad took you."
"You broke the rule?" I looked at him rising my eyebrows.
"You were meant to be pure and untouched. But when Alan told me you went to see Josh. I kinda lost it"
"Wait, Josh was the one who took me" I told him.
"I know, the bastard works for my dad" he said angrily
"If I was yours why was Josh interested in me"
"He was doing that to piss me off. I wasn't meant to care, but I couldn't help myself. I had to find a way to control you. Hence the video I took"
"Who else is involved?" I asked him curious
"Everyone one in the gang" he said causally.
"So your telling me everyone knew. But didn't tell me?" I felt stupid
"Stephanie and Mary almost slipped."
Stephanie did warn me, but I wasn't going to tell him that. Mary did tell me not too get involved but I didn't know if I could call anyone of them a friend.
"My dad is looking for us"
"Cause you took me?" I asked him. Why did he take me? I could have still been his if he went through with it.
He looked me softly and nodded. At least I knew he didn't want to go through with his dad crazy plan.
"I'm never letting you go again" he whispered pulling my face to his.
"The two days you were gone, I was losing my mind. I won't let them take you" kissing me on my cheek
"I'm gonna kill that fucker Josh the next time I see him" I knew he was angry. I didn't care what he did to Josh at this point.
"You can't trust anyone Vanessa. Even the fucking door man"
He looked at me seriously.
"Say you understand. We don't know who works for my father"
I nodded licking my dry lips. I didn't think his father was this powerful. If he was he would surely find us in a matter of time.
I let him hold me and breath in his smell. My world was fucked up. I knew I couldn't go back to being normal unless I go off grid and change my identity. He got up and moved to the couch. He looked stressed out.
I got up slowly, trying not to hurt my feet. I felt his eyes on me as I took off the shirt. I wanted to forget about everything. I heard he take a breath as he stared at my naked body. Keeping my eyes on him, I saw his gaze intensely focused on my body. There was no embarrassment. No awkwardness. Xavier was completely calm and confident as his eyes raked over my body.