|Chains Of A Monarch
Author: VampireDreamer PM
If Emily Young ever told anyone about her life they would never believe her. At the age of ten she was kidnapped in the park by a mysterious a man and did not escape him until 5 years later. Now and not only is it her in trouble but now her brother to and Emily must important decisions on how things are going to turn out but also decisions on the type of person she wants to be.Rated: Fiction T - English - Mystery/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,406 - Published: 08-04-12 - id: 3047690
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If Emily Young ever told anyone about her life they would never believe her. Not until it was on the TV anyway. Before they all laughed at her when she told them, saying she was lying but as soon as she was on the news everyone pretended to care. She hated it, having to get reminded every day of him.
Emily could never forget the events that had happened to her since she was eleven. Now being sixteen she was finding it hard to adjust to life as what other people referred to as normal. As long as she could remember her life had not been normal. Neither could she pretend that it did not happen. She was reminded of the pain every time she fell asleep or looked in the mirror. She would never forget and she knew he would not let her forget either.
Emily jumped as she felt a hand touch her shoulder. She swung around to see who had grabbed her. She was always panicky when someone grabbed her because reminded her of him and she couldn't go back to him. She would not go back to Kaden even if it would save her.
"Em, it's me, it's Oliver" Her brother Oliver said quickly as Emily tried to push the hand off.
Emily took a deep breath out when she heard her brother's voice speak over her panicking. She always pretended that she was okay and she wasn't scared but in all deep truth she was and she could not get over it. No matter how many awful people went on at her over the last year, expecting her just to get over it. They didn't understand, nobody did because they hadn't seen or got to know her in four years.
"Oh, I'm sorry" Emily whispered to Oliver. "Are we going home now?" She asked him still a little shaky. She watched as brother looked down at her worried. The thing about Oliver was that he wasn't the person to hover or ask about anything. They had not even talked about what had happened to her during the kidnapping unlike what her parents would have done. Unfortunately, they weren't here and they would never be here again. Kaden had seen to that, he said he was protecting her. She had not believed that for a second and memories would haunt her.
The strange thing to Emily was that she had not seen or heard about Kaden since she had escaped from his malicious grasp. This seemed out of place to her because over the years she noticed Kaden actions and character and he wasn't one to give up easily. Yet she had not experienced an attempt from to get her back. Somehow this seemed to scare her more because she knew Kaden like to play games and from her experience Kaden always won the games he played.
There was proof of that on this day a year ago. Kaden had been arrested but yet he seemed still be able to escape being sentenced or even going to court. They even had all the evidence of what he had done to her and even the place where she had been kept all these years and still they never convicted him. That was the thing though, Kaden planned, he always had a plan. Along with this he also had friends in high places which meant he could probably get away with murder and near the end Emily knew he was close to it.
"Not yet, Em. I need to clean up here, why don't you go wait outside, I can see you out the window" Oliver suggested and she nodded and turned around. She rolled her eyes slowly, she hated him calling her Em, her name was Emily not Em. However, She didn't want to say anything to him though because she lived with him and if was not for Oliver she'd probably be on the streets. He was her brother but they had not known each other at all, as he had moved out of the house when Emily was born.
Emily slowly stepped out of the awful restaurant and was greeted aggressively by the cold winter air that seemed to slap her across the face. She wasn't really wearing the right clothes for this sort of weather but she thanked herself that she had remembered to wear her coat today because if not she probably would of frozen. Emily wiggled her fingers slowly and felt the icy wind bite them and she slowly put her hands in her coat pocket in an attempt to slightly warm them up a bit. She didn't want to lose her fingers.
Emily pushed her hands deeper into to her pocket as the wind seemed to grow stronger and droplets of rain started falling from the air. Trust the weather to be like this when she had to wait outside for her hard working brother. Emily turned sideways a little running her hands over something crunchy in her pocket. This coat was new today and she had not put anything in it. She ran her hands along it once before cautiously taking it out of her pocket. There in her hands now lay an envelope; not just an envelope, it was addressed to her. Emily shuddered slightly at thought looking around paranoid before slicing it open with her finger. She open see a strange piece of paper that ripped and creased and it had blood on it! She had no idea how it got there and this seemed to make her hair stand on end.
Hello Princess, You didn't really think that I would let you go that easily did you princess? You know me better than that. I promise you that I will find you and I know where you are you will be back tightly in my arms before the sun rises. Might want to watch your brother when he gets home.
See you soon Princess
Emily immediately dropped the letter in the rain puddle that was forming under her. Her hands were shaking and she was having to try and stop herself running or even falling to the ground. After all this time he had known where she was and yet he had not made his presence know since she had found the note. Worst of all he threatened her brother and she didn't want to be left alone in the world. What could she do though? If he already knew her movements Emily would not need or gain anything from hiding the best thing she could do was wait. Wait for him to find her and then put up a good fight to escape him again. She had to do that. She didn't want her brother getting killed and she knew that Kaden would do if he had too.
Emily had no need to look down at the note in the puddle again because she could remember every word of it as if Kaden was standing right in front of her saying it. She could even remember it with an accent. Emily did not want to panic because her brother had said that he would watch her from the window and panicking would make him see another reason to take her to the hospital. She did not want that.
Emily jumped as she saw a man approach from the shadows and Emily looked around slightly embarrassed at jumping at anyone who walked past. She had to stop doing that because it wasn't going to get her anywhere good, it would more than likely get her locked up in hospital. It was stupid really, it had been a year and he had not pursued her until today and even now it was only a letter.
She stepped back slightly into the light of the street lamp that was glowing above the restraint as she saw a man approach that seemed to be looking at the menus plastered to the window. She looked back slightly to see that her brother was nowhere in sight. That was typical for him, when she actually wanted the reassurance that he was there, he wasn't. She sighed and backed up a little bit so that she was directly under the street lamp so that the bright light shone down on her. She didn't know why this made her feel any safer but it just did.
"Is it nice to eat here?" Emily heard the man say and she smiled to herself slightly amused knowing that this was not Kaden as it sounded nothing like him. She hesitated a little and looked around her once more to check if anybody else was there. This was not because she was scared though it was more to with people thinking that she would be stupid for talking to strangers because after all that's what got her into the situation that ruined her life.
"Sorry" Emily said in a whisper, as the man seemed to be staring at her waiting for an answer. Emily wasn't going to lie, she wouldn't eat her if she had a choice. The place was run down and the food seemed to be imported from other countries and she was not even sure was legal. All in all though it didn't taste very nice. "If you got lots of money to spend, sure but if you haven't you'll get the same thing if you buy a microwave meal" Emily said giggling as she heard this everyday by the staff that worked in the restaurant.
Emily looked at the man taking in the appearance that stood in front of her. There was something strange about him but yet something so familiar but Emily could not put her finger on it. She did know that he was not from around here though, nobody around here was like that and even though she could not see his face, she imagined him to be quite handsome.
Then something seemed to change and Emily felt like the world had just turned on her in only a blink. The wind seemed to grow stronger and it made her face sting where her scar lay. She began to shake as it seemed the man was also turning on her. Emily's hands began to shake and it seemed like she no longer had any control over whatsoever. They shook more as the man seemed to talk about at her scar and stare at her. She hated that she did not have courage to cover it up or hide but how she got it and the meaning behind scared her that much that she thought the scar would kill her. Why was the man asking about it ? Why did things like this always seem to happen to her? She began to look around just in case to see if there was anyone she could call for help. There wasn't. The man even seemed to remember her from the TV from a year ago.
"I think you should leave now, I don't talk to people who I don't know." Emily stuttered. At that moment, she could remember everyone's warning's about talking to strangers. Back when she was a little girl and even those moments ago and even with all this and what happened to her she still had not listened. Now she regretted that even more than she did when she met Kaden.
"Pity you didn't know that before" The man said and it came to Emily suddenly that she recognised the voice. It could not be him. It was not the way he played things. Emily just stood there still watching as the man pulled down his dark hood that covered his face. Her body seemed to freeze at the sight that was in front of her. Her body seemed to freeze and ache as her memories of him came flooding back.
"Kaden," she whispered her lips quivering at the sight of him. She didn't know what to do and she tried to walk backwards but the wall stopped her from walking anymore. She was trapped between the wall and Kaden and neither of those were any good option for her. Her brother was nowhere in sight and she started to wonder if he had forgotten her. She shivered, as Kaden seemed to step closer and closer towards her until there was nothing but an inch of gap between them. She cowered away from him but she could not escape him as he placed his monstrous lips to her and neck.
"Hello Princess." She heard him whisper softly in her ear. She couldn't help but let out slight whimper at the word princess remembering his exact meaning behind it:
Emily sat in a cold dark room with a blanket wrapped around her uncovered shoulders and she hugged her knees as the cold spring breeze fell through the hole in a stone room that she sat in . She could not remember how long she had been in here in this time but she knew it had at least been a day because she could remember the sun shining through the gap in the brick early yesterday. She did not even know what the date was.
He had put her in here because he had said he had enough of her constant crying to want to go home. He had said that last year she never complained and she was quiet. In a way though Emily was glad that he had just stored away where no one could find her, at least he would not hurt her, at least he would not hurt her like that other girl he brought home the other day. She did not understand what had happened at the time but it seemed that the girl he had brought home the other day was in so much despair that Kaden did not even have to touch her to get her leave this world.
Emily blinked a few times as a blazing light seemed to hit her face and she watched as a heavy stone door that kept her in this room swung open. Emily moved quickly to hide, to anything so that he would not find or at least be delayed in finding her. She crawled quickly over towards the corner of the room where a bath lay and she hunched in the corner in between the bath and the wall. She watched as a huge shadow seemed to overcast the dim light that gave no difference to them.
"Emily, Come out, come out wherever you are" he sang and chuckled at his own private joke. "I will find you" he whispered.
Emily moved her head slightly to the left to see where Kaden was in the room. She spotted him as he spotted her and Emily cried to herself as his deep eyes looked at her as if they could see right through to her very soul. She watched as a smile seemed to grow on his face. A strange smile, not the smile of happiness or the smile he got when he cut people. She didn't not understand this smile but crawled towards him as it would only make him angry if he had to chase her.
"Good girl" he praised and bent down to sit on the floor with his legs crossed.
Emily did not notice before but now she did and it seemed that he had something in his lap. A candle and what looked like a box of matches. What was he going to do with her this time? Every time he bought something with him it never ended well. The first time a cloth that seemed to make her feel sleepy and last time it was a knife. She brought her hand up to her face and it seemed to tingle at the thought and she ran her hands along the still delicate skin.
"I have something for you" he paused and grabbed her hand to move it away from face and placed it softly on the ground. For some reason he did not like her touching the mark he had caused on her face. "As it's your birthday," he continued. Was it her birthday? She did not know the day and Kaden always knew the day so she guessed he was right. That meant she was ten today. The big two digit number that all her old friends made a fuss about.
Emily watched as Kaden removed one of the matches from the box he was holding and then he seemed to swipe it against the match box. A flame suddenly appeared at the end of the match and Emily still not understand how that worked. She watched as he began to bring the flame to the black candle and then stubbed the remaining flame on the match onto the stone floor. He held the candle up in front of him towards Emily and she flinched away.
"Make a wish" he whispered to Emily and winked at her. Emily looked at him strangely but had learned not argue or question what he asked her to do.
Emily looked at him one more time before closing her eyes and taking a deep breath in. She then breathed out and thought, she wished over and over again hoping the more time she thought it the more it would come true. She would always be hoping that. She looked up to see Kaden Dark eyes staring at her.
"What did you wish for?" He asked her.
"If I tell you, it won't come true, everyone knows that," Emily said to him shyly.
"You can tell me, Emily. I don't count" he replied to her and Emily could hear some difference in the way he just spoke.
"I wished for a Knight in shining armour to come rescue me like I saw on TV with my mum" Emily whispered looking down at the floor. She could hear Kaden chuckle under his breath and she did not like it.
"They only come to rescue princess,' Emily," He laughed before getting up from the floor and slowly walking towards the door he came through earlier. "Time for some food, come now" he hissed and watched as she got up from the floor. "Princess." He laughed.
Emily looked into Kaden's deep eyes before looking again towards the window of the restraint. Her brother still was not there and right now was the time that she need him there. More than ever. She looked again towards Kaden who was still close to her ears. She felt so threatened and so weak when he was near her as if she couldn't do anything.
"My brother, He is in there and he won't let you take me," Emily shouted at him trying to move away from him but it was no use he just stepped even close to her.
"I don't think your brother will be in my way, Princess" he laughed cruelly and then placed his hands under Emily's chin, and forced her to turn to the right.
There she saw her brother who seemed to be on his knees and a hooded figure standing above him holding a knife under his throat. Emily gasped and tried to run towards him but Kaden had gripped her shoulders so that she couldn't move.
"Oliver!" She shouted.
She looked back towards Kaden with as much hate in her eyes as she could and tried forcing her way over towards Oliver but it was no use. She turned her head again and spat at him.
"It looks like you have a decision to make, Princess" he laughed before looking over towards the hooded man and nodding. Emily knew exactly what that meant!