I hate to admit this, but the truth Alice revealed to me had smacked me hard in the face. I am finding myself gasping for air when the reality sinks in after Alice leaves.
I drop on the couch with the note still clutched in my right hand. I recognised my father’s handwriting and I know everything is true.
I know he was a monster, but why does it still hurt? It doesn’t shock me like it was supposed to do but it hurts me…why?
I stare at my right hand in a trance.
Family. Love. Friendship. Everything is gone from my life and I am left all alone, but I think…this is a punishment fit for me.
I shouldn’t find excuses for myself to feel self-pity. I am a horrible person, the daughter of a monster. It hurts in a new way every time I admit this to myself.
Tears start sliding down my cheeks without my control as my body trembles
HAYES’ POVI suddenly feel the urge to go behind her, to see if she is fine. I don’t know why I am still like this.I swore to myself that I will never care about her again, I will never go behind her again, but here I am…Pushing the girl away and making my way out of the club.Cold air hits me as soon as I step outside and find her nowhere in sight. After looking for her everywhere and asking the guards about her, I realise she must have taken the backdoor.Stupid woman! Who takes the backdoor right into the alleyway in the middle of the night?I heave a heavy breath and make my way to the other side of the club which is the alleyway.I walk in silence, many thoughts running through my mind.When she saw me earlier, I almost thought she was jealous when I know it’s not possible. She doesn’t love me, she proved this on many occasions.Suddenly, my feet halt on their spot when I am
MADISON’S POVEverything is dark around me and it’s like I can still hear the whistle in this darkness.The sound haunts me and it makes me twist in the invisible restraints bounding me to the darkness.I gasp for air and blink my eyes open. Light blinds me and makes me close my eyes again.Everything hurts, even breathing hurts at this point.Forcing myself, I open my eyes once again. The burn in my eyes is sharp, but I am too scared to close my eyes.“ You are awake. ” The familiar voice and the familiar words give me a sense of deja vu.Inhaling deeply, I turn my head a little at him and find Hayes sitting on the chair placed beside the bed.I blink my eyes at him, unable to understand what’s happening for a moment.‘ Dad…’ I hear the whisper of a memory in my mind and my eyes turn wide.He was the
HAYES’ POVSomething is not right. My gut are screaming this at me for quite some time.Doctors came and checked up on Madison. Everything is alright with her and she will be discharged in a week or so.She fell asleep right after the doctors left and I have been watching her closely from that time.First of all, she hit herself in the face and then she ended up in the middle of the road, almost killing herself in the way.She has been repeating somethings lately. Someone broke in, I saw my father, something is not right…Things like that.I do agree with her on this. Something is not right, but it’s not what Madison thinks. I think she needs help and she needs a psychologist. But, it will be a real headache to convince her to see one.I breath in and out, my eyes fixed on her swollen eye. I never thought I would ever see Madison like this. She was str
HAYESHow am I going to convince her to stay at my house for a few days? Honestly, I know a lot of ways to do that, but I don’t feel generous enough to be polite.“ You are staying with me until you get your head straight. ” I tell her, barging inside her hospital room.She has been here for a few days already and now, it’s time for her to get discharged. I haven’t really cared for her much in the last few days, in fear that she might figure out that I still love her to moon and back — something like that.“ No way. I am not going anywhere with you. ” She barks back, not even sparing me a glance.I take a deep breath and look her over. She is smoothening out the wrinkles on the white dress she is wearing.Against my better judgment, my heart is drawn towards her and it wants me to march right to her and kiss her until the rest of her rational mind dies as well. After having a taste of her and knowing what it feels like to kiss her, to be above her, under her, inside her…I can’t think
HAYESWhen I get home, I go straight to her room.“ Please. Can you check again? I am sure he was there. ” Her agitated voice falls on my ears.I sigh, stepping inside and taking in the scene before me. Madison is pacing back and forth while Ava is standing in the corner shooting her weirded out looks.“ What’s wrong? ” I question, announcing my arrival.“ Hayes. ” Madison stops pacing and runs to me.Her hand wraps around my wrist, pulling me in forcefully.“ I — I saw him again. He was outside the main gate. He waved at me. ” She stutters.I peer into her wide eyes. I know who she must be talking about even before having her tell me.I glance at Ava, signalling her to leave the room silently.“ Why is she leaving? Send her to check once more. ” Madison leaps forth, trying to stop Ava.I grip her wrist and tug her back. Ava goes out of the room and doesn’t forget to close the door on her way.“ I went to the garden. I — I was standing close to the door and I suddenly heard the same w
MADISONI wake up to find Hayes lying beside me on the bed, his arm draped over my naked stomach and his face pressed into the pillow.My heart beat quickens when the events of yesterday night start playing before my eyes like a movie.He took me wildly. Against the wall. On the bed. It was almost morning when, after multiple orgasms, he let me go and fell asleep beside me.I never knew he had it in him to go on for so long. The only downside of it was that, we exchanged no words. Just the touch and the burn of the intimacy was all we had between us the whole night.I breathe in and realise I stink of his cum by now. It’s oddly satisfying when it’s supposed to be gross.He still loves me. He doesn’t hate me. The thought is overwhelming.I turn to him and stare at his side profile. His hair are all disheveled. My hand reaches out to the messy puddle of hair. I run my fingers along them and comb them back.“ What are you doing? ” His hoarse voice makes me stop and pull my hand back.H
HAYESAs I spend time with her, I notice the obvious changes. She clings to me whenever I get home and we end up having sex. She even tries to cook for me but gets kicked out of the kitchen by Ava.She is trying so fucking hard. It’s impossible for me to not feel it deep in my bones.And as I spend more time with her, the old feelings hit me right in the face multiple times. I can’t ignore her. I can never get over her.If she does prove that she wants to be with me, I won’t be letting her leave from here.Alice was delighted to know this when she called me to ask about Madison’s recovery. That girl is dying to play cupid and glue Madison with me at all costs.‘ Your happiness lies with her. Her happiness lies with you. You two shouldn’t hold back. ’ She chirped and hung up on me three days ago.Her words rang in my ears many times because it was not a lie. I like to believe I got over her and lived happily without her, but it’s a big ass lie.I was yearning to see her every day. I wa
MADISONI tried everything I possibly could to make Hayes forgive me. I didn’t think I would fall so madly in love with this one man I avoided my whole life. My love towards Hayes was not about his power, his status, his stature…It was all about him—Hayes, the man who loved me unconditionally all my life.This time, I want to do things right. I wouldn’t have pushed him if I didn’t know he still felt the same way about me. He loves me, it’s enough to make me fight for him. I will be the one putting in all the effort while I expect nothing from him—Just him, nothing else.Things are getting better. He listens to me, lets me stay by his side, and allows me to express my love.But there is this one problem between us. I saw my father again last night. The guard at the door said there was no one he saw. I continue to see my father and it keeps reminding me that I found out who murdered him and did absolutely nothing to avenge his death. Not that I want to avenge a monster like him, but I d