Damon's fingers gripped her shoulders tightly, holding her against his chest. As a result of their proximity, Sarah felt his heart beating against her back but she failed to notice that the intervals between each heartbeat lessened as time passed.
Before they could get too engrossed in each others warmth, Damon tightened his hold on her shoulders and easily lifted her into the air then swivelled on his feet and dropped her behind him. Sarah stiffened and stood silently in place like a statue even when he placed her feet against the floor. She was too overwhelmed by both her near death experience and Damon's abrupt appearance.
"Alexis, I suppose you can tell me what's going on here?" Damon boomed, facing the three girls that had been rendered dumb by the power of fear.
Alexis who was under the impression that Sarah fell because she poked her, flinched as her face drained of colour. Guilt didn't run through her despite her thoughts, she was simply scared for her life, so much so that she wished she had not dared to encounter or even spoken to Sarah. She had a vague idea of what would happen next but she couldn't bare to imagine herself in that position. She had been living here for five years straight and now, she was about to get in trouble because of a filthy woman who had just arrived hours ago? Over her dead body!
"She was the one who started it first!" Alexis cried, pointing at her with a petrified finger. Though Sarah's eyes widened at the false accusation, she didn't feel the least bit sorry. Lying was her only way out of this situation. "I was just going about my business when she threatened me!"
"Is that true?" Damon turned his head towards Sarah, eyes looking as cold as ice. She wasn't an idiot. She could easily tell that he was angry, very angry. But what made her quiver was the fact that his anger was directed at her, the innocent one.
"I-I d-didn't-" she swallowed, fiddling with her fingers nervously. She desperately wanted to speak up for herself, but Damon's cold gaze stroke fear into her. It was her first time seeing him in this state. Last time, he had gotten angry at her for no reason but this time was different, it didn't even seem like he recognized her as his mate neither did it seem like he cared whether she was scared or not.
"Are you incapable of speaking? Do I need to draw an answer out of you myself?"
She flinched at the threat. Why was he angry at her when she didn't do anything? She looked up at the woman who had framed her, eyes catching the way her lips twitched upwards for a second then downturned once more. She was enjoying this...That much was obvious. Her friends were silently standing by her, so they were just as bad as she was.
Sarah frowned and directed her gaze back at Damon. To put it simply, he looked just about ready to murder someone....She couldn't just sit and let herself get accused. "I didn't t-threaten anyone." From the corner of her eyes, she saw Alexis stiffen, but she didn't let that make her waver. "She was the one who approached me and accused me of-"
Damon's command stopped her midsentence. "Trixie, Haguy?" He jerked his head towards Alexis's lackeys. "Take her to her room. I'll deal with her later."
"What?" Sarah looked at the back of his head with confusion swirling in her eyes. "I didn't do-" before she could finish her sentence, the two girls rushed over to her, each grabbing an arm. She continued to plead as they began to drag her away, but Damon didn't even bat an eye much less look at her.
A few seconds later, she was harshly shoved into a bedroom, after-which the door was rudely closed in her face. She didn't dare to open it herself as she was scared that the action would only aggravate Damon. With a sigh, she sat silently on the floor. Her mind was a complete mess at this point. Damon had disregarded her side of the story and had taken Alexis's side rather than hers. It was either he didn't trust her at all or he had too much trust in Alexis.
Sarah didn't know what torture he had in store for her...and she wasn't sure if she wanted to find out. Just thinking about what laid ahead, made her face pale. Mr Knack's tortures were unbearable so only God could tell how cruelly she would be tortured by the Alpha King himself.
'I'll deal with her later.'
She remembered the last words Damon had uttered and a shiver instantly wracked through her. His voice had sounded so deadly and frightening. Sarah couldn't help but conclude that maybe life with him wouldn't be so perfect after all, even with all the luxuries considered.
Clenching her eyes shut, she allowed herself to lay flat against the floor, dangerous anticipation coursing within her. The floor didn't feel anywhere near as cold as in her cell, but it still managed to remind her of her time there.
She drew her legs closer to her chest then sighed once more. Before long, a sleepy feeling overtook her and she slowly caved in to sleep. A few moments later, the door was pulled open and someone stepped in. Sarah instinctively opened her eyes for a second and was met with Damon's cold gaze. Due to her sleepy state, her mind failed to process the danger she was supposed to be in now that he had arrived in their room.
So without thinking too much about his presence, she closed her eyes once more and was seconds away from drifting away into wonderland when one hand slipped beneath her back and the other slipped underneath her legs. Sarah unconsciously nuzzled into his warm embrace and shifted herself in his arms so she could get more comfortable.
"I've dealt with her for you..." Damon whispered, but his words didn't quite register in her mind because by then, she had already drifted away to sleep with tingles running wild on her skin.
When Sarah awoke the next morning, she wasn't on the floor like she had expected, instead, she was lying on a comfy, Queen-sized bed with a fluffy pillow beneath her head and a blue duvet covering from her feet up to her mid-waist. This was probably the reason why she had felt so comfortable in her sleep. Her body wasn't cramping everywhere and she hadn't even stirred awake during the night like she always did whenever she slept in her cell.It had been years since she had even seen a bed, so saying it felt good to have slept on one, would be an understatement. But how did she get on the bed? It couldn't have been Damon who relocated her, could it?She shook her head at the thought. It wasn't him. He wasn't that gracious at all.She tossed that possibility aside and jumped to the conclusion that maybe one of the girls had placed her there to soothe their guilt. After what Damon did last night, there wasn't the slightest possibility that he woul
"Don't you dare take another step further."Damon's voice boomed off the walls and temporarily pinned Sarah's feet to the ground. Her heart nearly leaped through her chest. Damon was now up and ready to unleash his impending wrath. If she didn't run away now then she was surely going to get it. Her left foot just needed to slide a little bit further backwards and then she would've defied his orders. But despite the prominent urge to do, Sarah chose to do the opposite that would probably give her less pain.She gulped thickly and willed her heart to slow down the pace of its beating before she took shaky steps forward and landed herself at the other far end of the table. Licking her lips, she drew out the chair and slowly took a seat but the moment her butt touched the wooden chair, Haguy and Trixie took a downcast glance at her. Sarah had no idea why, but their eyes were filled with hatred, pure hatred. Last night when they had their disagreements, it didn't lo
"Kiss her.""Kiss her.""Kiss her."Damon's eyes couldn't cast away from her lips, his brain had long ceased its normal functioning and to make things worst, his wolf counterpart was pushing forward, trying to force himself to the forefront of his mind."If t-that's true t-then----then w-what did y-you mean when y-you s-said you'd 'deal w-with me'?" Sarah was expectantly staring up at him, desperately waiting for a valid response to her question. However, Damon hadn't replied....and it didn't seem to Sarah like he was going to anytime soon. He wasn't even focused on what she was saying, instead, he was focused on something else, something that made Sarah's cheeks instantly go red....her lips.He wasn't about to do what she thought he was about to do, right?He answered her question when he began to lean forward, hazel eyes clouded over with an emotion that wa
For the rest of the day after their little episode, Damon didn't return home. Aside from herself, the whole mansion was only occupied by Trixie and Haguy, though considering those two as companions would be invalid since they mostly acted as if she didn't exist. It was at that point in time that Sarah realized the absence of helpers. Damon was theAlphaKing, it's only right that he has helpers to do everything he asks...cleaning, cooking and so on. But oddly, he didn't have any.Damon Kalesto was certainly a complete mystery.When the next day came, Damon was still nowhere to be seen...and though Sarah didn't really care all that much about Alexis specifically, she still noticed that she hadn't returned from wherever she had disappeared to either. Every time she thought about it...like really sat down and thought about it, that awful coincidence brought a very disturbing doubt
Sarah yawned openly, stretched her arms then flew upwards in the bed with a large smile on her face. The sun was shining mightily in the sky, the birds were chirping their sweet songs and as for Sarah, you could say she was in a VERY good mood. Ever since that little talk Damon had with her yesterday, she had been going around everywhere with a slight happy skip to her movements.For some reason, his words had made her feel unusually good. First, he made it known that he wanted her to soften up to him and then, he made it known that he wanted to get closer to her. The difference between the two was hard to realize, but Sarah knew exactly what separated them. When he insinuated that he wanted her to soften up to him, she wasn't really sure if he actually meant exactly that, but when he said he wanted her to act naturally around him, she was entirely sure of it.Damon Kalesto was actually interested in her...who would've thought?
After Sarah and Alexis retrieved the key from Damon's drawer, Sarah began to move towards the basement, taking one baby step at a time. Within five minutes time, she was standing in front of the basement door with the key wrapped up tightly in her hand. She was dreading meeting Damon at the moment. It was funny how a few moments back, she was gushing about how he was interested in her and now, she was scared shitless to even approach him. Things had changed in that short length of time after one single revelation."You're his mate, he's bound to listen to whatever you say. You just need to convince him! Tell him you'll never forgive him if he hurts me!" Those were the words Alexis had left with her but Sarah wasn't sure she could pull it off. It wasn't as easy as she said.Right now, her whole body was trembling and even her legs were threatening to take off in the other direction. But the only thing that was keeping her standing by the door
When Sarah's eyes fluttered open, she was surrounded by the same darkness that had dwelled even before she blacked out. Her only source of light were the little streaks that escaped through the barred window.Sarah lifted her head a bit and glanced around in confusion. It wasn't until she saw the shackles left on the floor that she remembered the events from a few minutes ago. Fear instantly gripped her, causing her to shuffle to her feet and rush off towards the exit, despite the slight headache she was experiencing.The rogue was nowhere to be seen, but Sarah didn't think too hard on it. All her mind was set on was escaping this frightening place. She snatched the key from the floor as she was passing by it and started up the stairs. Once at the top, she pulled the door open and was ready to make a beeline for her room......but the two figures which stood behind the door, stopped her in her tracks. Damon was standing
Sarah's eyes fluttered open to see a pair of hazel ones staring down at her. Her eyes widened and she shuffled backwards on the cold floor, her back hitting against the hard wall. Pain shot through every fibre of her being at the action, causing her to hunch over slightly.Her head hurt, her limbs hurt and there were even little cuts littering her skin.But her physical pain was a little less intense than her emotional one. Rather than being happy that they shared such a deep connection through their mate bond, she felt irritated. If this mate thing didn't exist then maybe she wouldn't feel so betrayed, wronged and scared. Maybe this wouldn't have even fazed her..."You're awake?" Damon asked, leaning forward over the edge of the bed, his eyes void and as cold as ice. Sarah flinched at the sound of his voice. She tried her best to shrink herself under his stare but Damon seemed to stare harder at her the more she moved,