[Key Word: BONDS]
“Please don’t leave me,“ her voice cracked, and her plea fell on deaf ears. Fear gripped her heart and twisted it around her worst nightmare.
“Don’t try to tell me what to do!“ he screamed at her. Raising his hand, he smirked to see her cringe.
Pulling back into her tiny dark corner, she shivered and shook. Her bruises and cuts not yet healed from the beating of last night.
“I feed you, I clothe you, I put a roof over your head!“ his face reddens, and his glare cuts through the bubble of protection she’s imagined over herself. “Don’t try to tell me what to do.“
He turned and grabbed a book off the table. Throwing it against the wall, he gave a scream of rage. The book rent a small tear in the wall, and she shuddered as she felt it invade her soul.
Tears filled her eyes and threatened to spill over- It was just too much.
He glanced down at her and scowled. “Aw, don’t go crying now.“ He sneered at her and grabbed her by her arm.
She quaked and was nearly blinded by fear. She barely felt her body connect to the cold floor, her body was too numb to comprehend what was happening.
“Please don’t leave me,“ the plea whispered from between her chapped and shaking lips. Something inside her didn’t want him to leave, no matter how he treated her.
“I’ll do what I want,“ he yelled back at her. Turning on his heel, he stormed out of the room. The door slammed, and the familiar click of the lock rang in her ears.
Grey, black, purple- The colours flooded her vision as her breath started coming back to her. Her leg bled, and her arm was numb.
The bonds on her mind were greater than those on her body, and she gasped for breath as thy tightened.
He’d left again.
A gentle voice drifted into the dark room like a cool breeze on a hot summer day. It’s comforting tone wrapped her in a blanket of peace and comfort, and the beating of her heart slowed as the shaking quit.
Her heart warmed, and the clashing colours in her mind vanished. They were replaced with a single colour of white, with royal purple streaking across it.
A single tear made its way down her cheek.
“Please don’t leave me,“ the plea that had fallen on deaf ears for years, made its way through her lips from her heart one last time.
“My, love, I will never leave you nor forsake you.“