Time froze as he undressed me bit by bit holding my hands tightly as he untied me for a second whilst he took off my top and bra. Quickly tying me back to the bed I tried once again to stop him.
“Mike, please. If we’re going to do this at least let me have control of my arms.”
“Do you think I’m a fucking idiot? I know exactly what you’d do if I untied you!”
I pushed myself up kissing him, desperate to convince him I was telling the truth.
“I want to be able to join in.” I smiled slightly.
He looked at me suspiciously for a second.
“Please” I whispered quietly. “I love you, you don’t have to force me.”
He slowly untied me from the bed and I climbed on top of him instead, kissing him passionately and firm. I felt sick and dirty but it was working. Tasting his sour lips against mine I fought back the cringe. Using one hand to distract him by rubbing his boxers, and kissing him hard and slow I grabbed the ropes with my other hand. My timing had to be perfect or I knew I wouldn’t get away, Mike was extremely strong compared to me. I waited until he was completed dazed and unaware of the location of my free hand. I grasped the ropes tight, interlocking his fingers with mine, desperate to keep him distracted and unsuspicious of what I was doing. I quickly wrapped the ropes around his giant hands and around the poles of the headboard. Tying them quickly and as tight as I could pull them, his eyes flung open and stared at me with rage and anger as he realised what I had done.
I got off the bed and got dressed as fast as I could.
“Leave me alone! I don’t want you and I defiantly don’t want to have sex with you!”
Then I heard someone burst through the door and run upstairs. I spun around to see a tall figure standing in the doorway, puffing with fury.
“Natisha! Are you ok?”
“I am now.” I smiled as I saw Jayne staying behind him. I ran over and hugged them both. “Thank you so much!”
“Don’t move!” Mike roared at all of us, what we hadn’t realise whilst we were hugging was that Mike had managed to set himself free of the ropes and got a gun.
“Mike, what the hell are you doing?” I stood in horror, backing away into Justin’s grasp.
“I’m not loosing you, I can’t, you are my life Natisha!” he stepped forward towards me with the gun aimed at my chest.
“Well shooting me isn’t going to make me be with you is it?” I said my voice trembling.
“If I can’t have you no-one can!” His hands were trembling worse than my voice.
“That’s a stupid thing to say, surely if you love her you wouldn’t care who she was with as long as she was happy?” Jayne called out, still hiding behind Justin.
Mike’s face filled with anger. “She’s happy with me!” Then he looked at me, his expression asking me for confirmation. “Aren’t you?”
I panicked and it was written all over my face. I looked down at the floor and slowly shook my head. I felt a single tear escape the deep pools of which were once my eyes. I began to lift my head and instantly regretted it. Mike was charging towards me with the gun still directed straight at my chest; before I could move I felt Justin step in front of me with his arms flung behind him forming a protective shield around me.
“You know you don’t want to do that Mike!” Justin raised his voice.
“And how would you know what I want?” Mike’s eyes were filled with hatred.
I felt Justin fists clench behind me as he’s arms wrapped tighter around me.
“Please don’t do this,” I whispered. “It’s me he wants. Just go.”
He turned to look at me but still had his eye on Mike making sure he didn’t do anything stupid.
I gave him a reassuring nod but he didn’t buy it.
“No I’m not leaving you!” But he wasn’t whispering.
Jayne grabbed my hand tightly, scared out of her skin as Mike turned and pointed the gun at her instead.
I pushed Justin out of the way and moved in front of Jayne.
“Mike don’t do this please!” I screamed. I turned to face Justin but he was gone. So much for not leaving me! But then as the silence fell, I heard a voice downstairs, it was Justin on the phone.
“HE’S PHONING THE POLICE!” Mike roared with anger.
“And so he should!” Jayne half shouted behind me, only peering her head a little bit still completely terrified.
“Mike, listen to me. It doesn’t have to be like this. If you put the gun away and let us go then I’ll tell the police it was a misunderstanding. If not I will stand in court and press charges against you.” I stayed calm and firm.
At first I thought it was working as Mike headed for the draw that he had originally got the gun from; but then he started to leg it out of the bedroom and down the narrow stairs. Me and Jayne looked at each other in pure shock and terror.
“MIKE! NOOO!” We both screamed chasing him down the stairs.
When we got to the bottom Mike had the gun against Justin’s forehead.
“No!” I screamed. “Don’t do this Mike!”
“Why shouldn’t I? He called the cops on me!”
“Please Mike.” I pleaded him, “you’re being silly.”
“Silly?! How dare you? If you hadn’t been such a stupid cow we wouldn’t be in this mess.” He hissed.
“How the hell is this Natisha’s fault? You’re the one acting crazy!” Justin stepped in front of me, his face centimetres away from Mike’s.
“This is none of you’re business Justin! Butt out!”
“Well I’m making it my business, because unlike some I care about Natisha’s safety.”
“I care! I’m madly in love with her!”
“Madly is an understatement.” Jayne muttered in the background.
Mike’s eyes shot at her and she froze. Mortified I began to slowly tiptoe towards her,
“Don’t move Natisha! Nobody move!” Mike yelled, shivers flew down my spine.
“What did you say Jayne?” His tone was threatening, he knew fully well what Jayne had said.
Jayne paused, looking at me with cautious eyes. “I said, madly is an understatement.” The words were rushed and shaky.
“Well then what would you describe it as miss know-it-all?”
“It’s not even love, it’s an obsession. Can’t you see that she doesn’t want to be with you anymore Mike? Are you really that thick? She’s fallen out of love with you, you’ve pushed her away with you’re controlling obsessive ways.” Jayne’s voice was still shaky but the words were not a rushed and she didn’t seem as scared as before.
Mike’s face dropped in shock and what seemed like heartbreak. His eyes locked with mine, in horror I looked at the floor.
“Is this true baby?” His voice was low and calm. I shuddered at the word ’baby.’ I hated it when he called me that.
I looked up at him looking deep in his eyes, I could see his heartbreaking right there in front of me. I was scared of what he would do if I told the truth but I couldn’t lie and be trapped for even longer. I longed to escape his “love.”
“I don’t know.” I whispered, this was half true. I loved it when he was caring and romantic but I hated him when he was controlling, untrusting and obsessive. It was a 50/50 thing.
Then suddenly four police men burst through the front door. “Put the gun down and your hands up.” They shouted, all armed with guns and dressed in bull proof vests. Mike dropped the gun and raised his arms, I’d never seen him move so fast, or look so petrified.
Justin returned next to me and put his arm around my waist, leaned in towards me and whispered “I’m going to make sure you’re safe. You don’t need to worry.”
I shook my head. “Please don’t put your life in danger for me, I’m not worth in. You have no idea what Mike can be like.”
“Natisha, if I didn’t want to protect you I wouldn’t, but you don’t deserve to be with such a monster. I mean seriously, he was going to, well you know. You need to tell the police what happened and press charges.”
“They won’t do anything, he didn’t do anything.”
“It was still sexual assault or at least attempted, and keeping you and us hostage. Well I’m pressing charges and so is Jayne, so it’s up to you.” He smiled, and kissed my head. I rested my head on his perfect shoulder and watched as Mike struggled against the police men walking him down the road. Just before he got in the car he looked up at me and Justin, I quickly moved away from Justin when I saw the evilness in his eyes, but he wasn’t looking at me anymore he’s eyes were locked on Justin. Justin looked at me as I stood three feet away from him.
“What’s wrong?” He paused, “sorry if I’m being to forward.”
“It’s not that, look at the anger and hatred in his eyes, and he’s not looking at me, his eyes are locked on you Justin. That means he is now out to get you. You’re now in great danger and it’s because of me.” I sat on the first stair and put my head in my knees.
I felt Justin sit next to me and put his arm back around me, “he’s not going to do anything to me or you. He’s going to be put away, okay? But you need to press charges and may have to stand up in court. You don’t deserve this and you need to escape it now before it gets worse and may even be too late.”
I didn’t move, “I can’t press charges Justin, I can’t stand up in court. He’ll…” I paused.
“He’ll kill me.” I sobbed.
“No he won’t, not if he’s in prison being some fat guys bitch.” He sniggered. “Ha, can you imagine that?”
“But what about when he gets out?”
“We’ll… you’ll be long gone.” He stuttered.
“You said we?” I questioned.
“I meant you.” His voice was panicky.
I lifted my head up looking deep into his gorgeous blue eyes, sparkling like sapphire gems. I smiled, “but you said we.”
His face turned into panic, he hesitated, “I know but I meant you.”
“Hmm, okay.” I smiled. “Course you did.”
He nodded, his cheeks turning redder and redder by the second.
Then his eyes locked with mine, my heart raced and my hands trembled as his face moved closer towards mine. I closed my eyes and moved closer slightly. His lips centimetres away through mine, I could feel his warm breath on my face and his heart melting aftershave flowing up my nose. Trying to breathe evenly I moved just a little closer so our lips were slightly touching.
“Excuse me, I‘m afraid you‘re all gonna have to come to the station with us and write statements.” It was one of the four police men that had smashed through the front door to our rescue. He was quite short and chubby and he was standing next to a tall man with a shiny police hat.
I sighed and got to my feet, my heart sank when I saw the disappointment on Justin’s face as he stood up next to me. I smiled and walked towards the police car. Then it hit me.
“Where’s Jayne?” I panicked.
“She’s already on her way to the station.” The tallest police man with the shiny hat said.
“Oh okay, I suppose we got carried away and forgot she was there.” I looked at Justin smiling, he smiled back and returned his arm to it’s place around my waist. I moved closer to him and his arm tighten around me. I smiled to myself as I stepped into the back of the police car, Justin followed behind me.
Justin was quiet all the way to the station, I watched his face carefully as he stared into nothingness. He was wearing an expression I hadn’t seen on him before so I wasn’t completely sure what he was thinking, but there was a seriousness in his eyes that showed he was thinking, hard. The question was, what was it he was thinking about? As we turned into the police station I nudged him gently with my arm, still watching his face closely. He exited his daze and looked at me, his expression still serious, I gave him a questioning smile. Receiving a little smile back, I wasn’t convinced he was ok.
“What’s wrong?” I wasn’t sure why, but a part of me was scared of this answer.
“Nothing.” He answered after a few seconds, followed by another non-convincing smile.
I looked at him again, scanning his face.
“Something is on your mind, what is it?” I could tell by his reaction now that he could see it in my eyes that I was concerned.
“It’s just…” he sighed. “Well, I don’t know…” he paused, I could see that whatever it was he was trying to say was hard for him to say.
Before he could answer I stopped following the two police men in front of us and he stopped too, I turned to him grabbing his hands in mind, looked into his eyes and said “whatever it is Justin, you can tell me. I mean I know we haven’t known each other very long but, I think we have a good connection, so please know that you can always tell me anything, no matter what it is.”
He nodded smiling. “I know, and same goes for you.” In my surprise instead of answering my original question he avoided it! I looked at him again, refusing to continue now the corridor. He looked back after a few steps and then walked back to me.
“Come on, this isn’t the place. We can talk later.” He paused as he read my expression and saw I was highly unimpressed. “Please, let’s just get this sorted then we can talk properly. We can go for a drink somewhere after.”
I sighed loudly, “ok fine.”
Before I knew it his lips were moving full speed a head towards me, I lowered my head so he kissed my forehead and continued to walk down the corridor. After what seemed ages Justin followed behind me, I could hear him running slightly to catch up with me. The police men turned round just as Justin grabbed my hand to turn me to face him.
“Young lady in this room please.” The short police man said, signaling with his right arm to a room.
“And you’re in here with me young man.” The other one said in a deep voice.
Justin smiled at me as he disappeared into the police interviewing room and I walked in the room I had been given looking at the floor my heart sinking as Justin was no longing in view. I didn’t want to do this alone, I wanted either Jayne or Justin with me.
I sat silently opposite another police officer this time a woman, fairly tall with big blue sparkly eyes and golden locks for hair. She looked at me, also silent for a moment, she was trying to read my expression. I thought back the tears urging to escape from my eyes.
“I want you to take your time, but I need you to tell me exactly what happened in as much detail as you can.” Her voice was soft and loyal, she smiled lightly pressing the record button on the recorder. I began reciting the events of my day, my voice croaky and shaking.
“Thank you Natisha, that was very useful information and very detailed. Mike will be kept over night for further questioning in the morning.“ I shivered at the sound of his name. It was dark when I left the station, I felt as if I’d spent days in there. Justin was waiting for me outside the car park.
“Hey.” He made me jump. “Oh sorry didn’t mean to scare you.” and without another word he wrapped he’s arms around me and held me close to his body stroking my hair. I sobbed into his shirt.
“I wanna go home.” I sniffed.
Justin walked me all the way home holding my waist the whole way.
“Thank you for walking me home.” I smiled.
“Your welcome, you sure you’re going to be ok?” he asked.
“Yeah I’ll be fine. Thank you. I’m glad we meet.”
“Me too.” He hugged me tightly but when I pulled away he didn’t release me from his embrace and he’s face began getting closer to me, he watched my expression cautiously. He smiled, I smiled back starring into his gorgeous eyes. I copied him as he closed them and moved even closer. I took a deep breathe just as his lips touched mine. My head span as he pushed his lips harder onto mine. His kisses were ever so passionate and for the first time in months I didn’t have to pretend to enjoy it. I was on cloud nine again, at last.