GABRIELLE**How could I spend my life with this brute of a man who looked as though he could squash me with a mere raise of his finger? I looked around, we were already down the end of the hall, I wanted badly to run into the safe confinement of my room, away from him.His eyes returned to that neutral expression, almost as if he hadn't choked the hell out of me only a few seconds ago, my jaw still hurt like hell.I managed to meet those gaze with a determined look of mine, "I don't want to marry you! " I spoke defiantly as I could, I tried to remain in my position, but I found myself taking steps backward at the sudden dangerous glint in his eyes."What did you say? " He spoke his voice steely quiet. I swallowed tightly, my courage slowly seeping out of me, replaced by cold fear.
I found myself backing away from him even as he took a predatory step towards me."I do not give my consent to this marriage, you must be deaf if you keep making me repeat words! I'm never going to marry a man like you !"The words slipped from my mouth, it was too late to regret it.His nostrils flared furiously, his hands shooting out to grab my neck. This time, he wore an almost amused look, but it didn't mask the strange but intimidating flicker I saw there. He was insane! And I knew he wanted to hurt me, I could see it in his eyes. "You never do learn, do you? What did I say about giving up this attitude of yours, hmm? " He spoke in a silky tone, as though he was staring down at a little child. He was the one with an attitude! And he didn't even have a claim on me yet! I was too terrified to voice out these words. Instinct told me that this man was a maniac, he wouldn't hesitate to hurt me, he's proven that more than once this night.
"I..it hurts, let go of me!" I stuttered breathlessly, struggling to break free from his vice-like grip, but he was too strong, he didn't seem as though he was even giving it an effort.He leaned closer and I sucked in a sharp breath when his thumb caressed my bottom lip, spreading a shudder across my body, I wanted to recoil away from his touch but I found myself paralyzed instead.
"I am going to be your husband Gabrielle, you will become mine "I shivered. The intensity of his eyes had me trembling where I stood. His grip on the back of my neck loosened a bit, and just when I thought I would be free from his touch, he captured my lips with his.The invasion of his tongue was like an iron brand, burning me with its intensity. It was like nothing I've ever known before or ever imagined. Derek's stolen kisses had always been sweet and tender. There was nothing sweet about this one, I felt as though he was owning me. My lungs cried for air, I started to struggle against him.He pulled away seconds later, meeting my frightened gaze with a satisfied expression. "In two weeks, Brie." I sucked in a sharp breath, my frightened gaze following him until he disappeared from view. My lips were still burning from where he bad branded his only seconds ago, I swiped at it with the back of my palms, but it was no use. How did my life turn out this way? Two weeks? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The door to my room pushed opened and I buried myself deeper into the covers, my pillows were warm with sweaty tears."Are you asleep? " Mother's voice sounded, seconds later, the lights flickered on.How could I bring myself to sleep? Each time I tried to close my eyes, that moment keeps replaying in my head.The space beside me pushed down before I felt fingers caressing my hair which had been gathered into a loose braid.
I couldn't control it anymore, I jumped on a sitting position, meeting mother's gaze.
"I don't want to marry him, mother, I can't marry him! "She didn't say anything for a moment, I groped at her fingers, meeting her look with a pleading stare, if there was anyone who could help me, it was her. If she speaks to dad about it, he would give ears to her more than he would to me. "Shh, it's already late, we will talk about this tomorrow" She spoke softly. I shook my head adamantly. "You don't know mother, he terrifies me, he's going to hurt me, ask father just once, I'm sure he will...."
"Your father's mind is made up, this isn't just about him, he has to consider every single member of our whole family, only he cannot make a decision "
Why wasn't she understanding me? Father was a very powerful man, if he said to stop the arrangement, no one would oppose him. It was what I had always known, that he would always prefer business over anything. Still, I wasn't willing to give up.
"I love someone else! Please I can't get married"Mother's loud gasp and the way her eyes widened indicated that she was really surprised by my sudden revelation."Child, what have you done! Who is he? " She sounded angry and I was consumed by a sudden wave of uncertainty. Mother wouldn't allow Derek to get hurt if I told her his name, would she?
I opted for the truth, so I told her everything, while she listened, stopping me at intervals to ask questions."You've never let him touch you, have you?."
My face flushed beet red, I knew what she was asking, I've mentioned before that our family was very old-fashioned, there was no question of having sex before marriage."No, we've not " I responded truthfully."Are you going to help me? You are the only person I know that will. "She heave out a loud sigh and stood from the bed."I'll try to talk to your father, but it's completely up to him "She exited the room then, switching the lights off as she did.I muttered a short prayer then, pleading that she succeeds. When I successfully managed to sleep, for the first time, I didn't dream of Derek.It was the grey-eyed monster who came to haunt my dreams.
CHAPTER FOUR**Derek and I had just been in another argument. Ever since that night, he was extremely upset. he was bitterly hurt about everything. He still believed I betrayed him by never mentioning the alliance to him and he had to find out about it only that night.I couldn't manage to convince him that I would marry nobody else but him, I wasn't fully convinced myself. Mother hadn't been successful in convincing father, I was to go ahead with the arrangement, it wasn't in my place to decide what I wanted.Everything in this whole room made me feel as though I was going crazy.The expensive jewel boxes laying in the corner, my new set of wardrobe filled me with even more despair.The wedding gown was the most beautiful I've ever seen, adorned with white pearls.The beauty of it was mocking me. They were all a reminder that tomorrow, my fate would be sealed.Lucian Castiel
CHAPTER FIVELUCIAN CASTIEL~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"What do you fucking mean by she's missing!" I barked in a low dangerous tone at the father of the bride I was supposed to be getting married to.We were supposed to be signing the arrangement papers. The Russians had always been taking advantage of the rivalry between both of our families to set their place as the number one supplier of weapons. Quitting the enmity between us and suing for peace and cooperation was the most feasible method of weakening Vladimir Petrov. It seemed to me that Marcus was backing out by giving me the bullshit that his daughter was missing."She's nowhere to be found! She might have been kidnapped."My eyes narrowed suspiciously at him where he stood with a few of his men, if there was one thing I hated most, it was being deceived.The tension in the air was thick.At any time, guns would be drawn, it would easily turn from
CHAPTER SIXGABRIELLE**I entered the bathroom of the private room, there were still about forty five minutes left before our flight.I was feeling anxious, I wondered if father had requested my presence and found out about my disappearance, My marriage to Lucian Castiel wasn't until this evening, I couldn't think about their reaction when they finally realized I had fled away, by then I would already be out of the country, where it would be difficult to locate me.My eyes caught in the bathroom mirror, I almost couldn't recognize the girl that stared back at me. My once long blond hair was now dyed black, it had been cut short, falling below my chin, I've always adored my hair, but if I would be easily get spotted because of it, it was better to keep it short and dyed.I started to take off my clothes when Derek entered, I flushed brightly when his gaze lingered on my chest, I had only a pair of bra, covering my b
CHAPTER SEVENGABRIELLE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I remained where I stood, there was no way I would ever go to him, not if I have a choice.My unwillingness seemed to further infuriate him. He took another intimidating step towards us, his frosty metallic grey eyes never moving an inch away from mine.It happened so fast, Derek pulled out the pistol I didn't know he had been holding, focusing straight at Lucian's forehead."And I say you should back off, tell them all to leave or I will shoot! "He shifted his gaze towards the five of Lucian Castiel's men that had their weapons drawn out towards us.The tension in the air was thick, a butter knife would easily tear through it, my heart was jamming hard against my ribcage.It was six against one.I was scared for Derek as well as myself. It could easily end up badly for us."Tell them to leave! Or I'll really blow out your brains! " Derek spoke again, a
CHAPTER EIGHTIt was painful enough to draw out a scream from my mouth, and much to my mortification and anger, he repeated the action, spanking hard against my other ass cheek.I stilled in my struggles and went stiff against him, he didn't spank me again but the burning pain on my butt lingered. He murmured something in a low tone, but I heard it just fine."Good girl, you're already learning."I've never hated anyone as I did this moment.He took us outside, there were more of his men outside, a few groups of onlookers who watched from a distance away.I doubt any of them would come to my aid, not that they would be able to help me even if they wanted.He led us to where a black limo was waiting.The door was opened by one of the men dressed in a black suit. Lucian put me down for a moment, only to shove me inside the car, he entered seconds later and the door automatically clicked shut."Drive!
CHAPTER NINEGABRIELLE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The journey back was over, the car drove to a halt, and I felt as though my life was ended as well.The door clicked open and Lucian walked out, he was waiting for me to do the same.My legs were glued, I knew what awaited me the moment I would step my feet down."Get down! " He wore an impatient scowl. I obeyed reluctantly, there was no need to delay the inevitable. Strong fingers encircled my arms in an iron grip, I had no choice but to follow behind Lucian as he led us, more like dragged me into the tall building ahead.Mother, father, and my sister were already waiting for us.I avoided my father's gaze, mother's expression was sad, I knew she wished I hadn't been caught. Phoebe was staring at me with an expression that seemed almost like guilt.There were more of our family members present. I couldn't recognize the rest of t
CHAPTER TENLUCIAN CASTIEL~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I glanced at my wife, I couldn't contain the feeling of male satisfaction.She was beautiful. No one had ever managed to make my heart swell with this fierce possessiveness.The need to dominate her and claim her as mine was so intense. It made my jaw clench painfully.She looked different today, her face was paperwhite, contrasting her short black hair which I hated so much. Even though she was still as stunning as ever, I still wanted my golden-haired Brie, the one I was familiar with for almost half my entire life.The thought that she had been about to run away with that bastard still consumed me with blinding rage, coupled with the pain that pierced my heart when she had told me she loved him.She couldn't have meant those, for both our sakes, I hoped she only said them just to spite me.For that bastard who had laid his hands on MY Brie,
CHAPTER ELEVENGABRIELLE THORNE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I never wanted the journey to end, I knew what awaited me the moment I would be alone with him. In his house. My eyes already stung from so many silent sobs, my heart was pierced with so much despair and helplessness that I felt it would overflow out of me. How did my life turn out like this? The slight pressure of the golden band around my finger provided a reminder that all of these were real. It wasn't one of those nightmares. I was trapped with the monster, and there was no escape! Even now, I could feel that brutally possessive gaze on me, it made me wish I could disappear far away, probably forever.I had been lucky enough during the plane ride, he had kept answering several calls and had no time for me. Now, I wasn't so lucky, he was sitting just beside me, I could feel the heat of his thighs where it brushed against mine. I was ever conscious of h