Scott’s eyes raked across my flesh, forcing screams from my peeling lips. My body writhed on the slick sidewalk, burying small pebbles in my elbows.
“Don’t. Ever. Deny. Me. Again,” Scott hissed, pulsing pain through my body with every word. My face was bathed in the steam from my breath as my chest heaved and strained against the spasms raking my body.
Oh God, please let this end
“If you fight me, I will kill you. Alice, you know my strength. You’ve seen me kill and mutilate. I love you and I don’t want to hurt you. Baby, let me help you.”
“You bastard! You don’t love me! You tricked me and my family! Look at what you’ve done,” I spat at his feet. Glaring headlights illuminated us as a truck rumbled down the street.
Scott’s eyes turned a stormy green and I soon regretted having opened my mouth.
“I’m sorry, Scott. I don’t know what to do and you’re the only one that can help me. Please, Scott. H-Help me.” I pretended that my voice didn’t shake and sucked in a deep breath as he hoisted me in his arms.