I quietly sat in the bath, trying to relax myself in these few and short minutes I'd have to myself. At no price would I let Ash know about what happened with Adam. It was hard to, considering that I'd promised myself to be honest with my boyfriend. But it scared me as I didn't know what Ash would do.
"You have got to get a grip on yourself Natalie," I whispered myself, trying to slowing down the thudding of my heart rapidly against my chest. It was difficult to be normal, or even act at it because I didn't want to be. I couldn't possibly.
Stepping out of the bath, I headed towards the towel hanger before pausing to turn around and look at my whole self in the mirror. Now deep-purple bruises covered almost my entire body, paining me whenever I moved. There was a dark red bite mark just above my collar bone.
I remembered how Adam had said he was 'tagging me as his' so that I would never question who I belonged to. It left me feeling shaken. He was truly insanely in love with me but not in a way that I would ever find healthy. He'd fallen into the delusion that I loved him back, no matter who I was with now.
But I didn't.
And that was that.