After I agreed upon helping them, Agent Vitali lead me to the room which is right beside that interrogation room.
He asked me to rest and he went to talk to the seniors or whatever.
Where he has locked me this time is a plain room.
A white bed. White sheets. White floor. White attached door.
This is unbelievable. I am beginning to despise white color.
I sigh out and jog toward the bed before laying down over it. I have been unconscious for a whole day and when I woke up, I was already in that interrogation room, handcuffed to the table.
I was out on shopping. I was allowed to go shopping only once in three months and many guards followed me around.
I don’t even know how they managed to kidnap me after dodging all those guards.
I just remember going inside the lingerie store’s dressing room. Before I could undress completely, another man had appeared in the room out of nowhere and he sprayed something on my face.
I fell unconscious after that.
To think about this…Was it Agent Vitali who kidnapped me? I don’t know…
I heave a heavy breath and stare up at the stark white ceiling.
As I stare at it blankly, my mind goes to the usual thinking again.
They took everything. Thorn Clan. They took everything.
How is it like to live without a soul?
How is it like to breathe without a life?
How is it like to scream without a voice?
How is it like to bleed without a wound?
It must be damaging, it must be hurtful, it must be brutal, it must be traumatic.
...It must be unexplainable.
Who knows it better than me? They made me face this everyday.
They made me live without a soul.
They made me breathe without a life.
They made me scream without a voice.
They made me bleed without a wound.
They took everything. My soul. My life. My voice. My wound.
And they kept it caged in a golden cage just like my body. I was left to be just a slave and a body...
A soulless, a lifeless, a voiceless, a woundless body.
They took everything from me. Thorn Clan. They took absolutely everything. But they couldn't take one thing from me. It was my wish to see them in ruins.
May their souls become their demons,
May their lives become their nightmares,
May their voices become their screams,
May their wounds become their ruins,
May they lose everything just like they made me lose it all.
These wishes kept my soulless, lifeless, voiceless, woundless body going.
These wishes are still making me keep living and I think they are going to come true now.
I desperately hope that, because this is the only thing keeping me alive.
I drive out of the intelligence agency. My mind is still caught up in her words. She seems to hate Thorn Clan too much.
Not just Nico but Thorn Clan.
I don’t need to ask why. I already know why she hates the Thorn Clan. I will deal with this hate.
But right now, I have another important thing to do.
I drive to my secluded house and stop the engine of the car. Heading to my house, I unlock the door and step instead.
“ Took you long enough. ” Leo pops out of the kitchen, his mouth stuffed with popcorns, suggesting that he is about to watch movies in my house again.
I move past him without replying and drop the coat on the couch, before plopping down on it.
‘ Monsters deserve no compassion…or loyalty.’ Her words have really impacted me.
“ What happened with Valentina? ” Leo comes and sits down beside me, before stuffing a handful of popcorns in his mouth.
Valentina. I think about her again.
Her porcelain soft baby skin is perfect for carvings but she chose the other option.
Her long auburn hair look good in a ponytail. It makes me want to do the forbidden things to her.
Her baby blue eyes are sharp and deep. She hides many secrets behind those round innocent eyes.
Her small button nose makes her look cute when she is taking deep breaths.
Her full pouty lips can attract anyone easily. Her lips make a man wonder about what magic her mouth can do.
She is a full package. A seductress without trying. She is like a Diamond in this coal world. She is different.
Now, I can understand why Nico fucked around but still kept her as his girlfriend. She is hard to let go and seems unreplaceable.
“ I wouldn’t have caught her and asked for her help if you had done your job perfectly, Leo. ” I shoot back at Leo, who stops chewing on the popcorns all of a sudden.
“ I have told you many times. I am a close man to your Nico, but I don’t stay with him all the time like Valentina does. ” Leo begins chewing after defending himself with the lousiest excuse ever.
“ Whatever. ” I rub my temples, my mind forcing me to think about Valentina all over again.
“ Is it time to bring down Nico with Valentina’s help now? What are you going to do about the agency? ” Leo asks questions after questions, causing me a headache.
“ Don’t ask questions, Leo. I don’t like questions. ” I warn him in a grim tone.
He falls silent after the warning.
I am not a very good or manageable person. Leo knows he shouldn’t infuriate me.
“ Nico and Intelligence agency will never know what hit them. When they will finally be able to see, I will be the head of Thorn Clan alone. ” I stare at the wall, before I turn to look at Leo who looks to be lost in thoughts.
“ You want to ask about Valentina… ” I voice out his thoughts and grab his undivided attention.
‘I want to destroy the whole Thorn clan.’ Her statement makes me sure that she hates Thorn Clan.
It will be better to say…
She is still holding onto the past incidents and she STILL hates Thorn clan.
‘ It doesn’t matter to you. I will help you but only if you are capable of bringing The Thorns down.’
I am skillfully capable of bringing down empires like these.
She wants me to help her tear down Thorn Clan in return of her help.
That’s never happening.
A King never tears down his own Kingdom.
Liars don’t like other liars. She is too wrong about this.
Liars adore other liars.
It’s a never-ending game of chase between two liars that makes them adore each other.
It’s the rush of excitement they feel to uncover the truth which pushes them to stay close.
It’s a stupid contest between two liars. It’s something like… Who is the better liar?! It keeps them on the edge.
I detach my gaze from the wall and pin my gaze on Leo, who looks curious.
“ Valentina was my little brother’s whore for half of her life… ” I whisper to myself, knowing that Leo is able to hear me too.
“ and now… ” I look up, my eyes displaying all sinister emotions perfectly.
“ She’s mine. ”
VALENTINA I don’t know how much time has passed already, considered that there is no clock in this room. They haven’t given me any food either while hours must have passed since Agent Vitali left me here. I sigh to myself while I stay seated on the bed. Raising my hand, I rub my temples, tiredness overcoming my body and mind. I need to sleep, but I can't bring myself to sleep, because I am confined in a place where people only care about what they want or need. Even if I am helpless, I must stay wide awake so I know who tried to harm me and why in general. Suddenly, the door to the white dull room opens after hours and the Agent who-I-don’t-know the name of…steps inside leisurely. His eyes land on mine and he pauses beside the door. I feel a wave of fear passing through my body for a moment, but then the utter calmness claims my mind again. “ Having fun? ” He lifts his right eyebrow in amusement and utters. This one se
VALENTINA Just what is this Agent trying to prove by acting so unprofessional with me? He wants to get the truth out of me by using seduction? That’s the worst thing he can do…to me and to himself too. I can get angry at him for doing this repeatedly, but I can’t deny the fact that his seduction works on me a great deal. “ You look hot like this. ” He whispers in the same deep voice to me and the fact that I can’t see how he is looking at me right now makes me want to hide somewhere. “ Do you seduce all female captives like this? Is this your speciality? ” I shoot back, goosebumps rising over my skin. Why do I bother to reply to him every single time in the first place? Perhaps, he is too good at his job and that’s why he is so famous among everyone. Some fear him, some like thorn clan and me. Some need him, like this agency and many more agencies do. “ It’s just you. ” He replie
VALENTINAThe ride to the so-called safe house is taking longer than I expected. To my relief, Agent Vitali is driving the car silently instead of getting on my nerves.I relax in the seat, pulling my legs up in a mannerless way. He doesn’t say anything and the blindfold around my eyes prevents me from seeing his reaction.I sigh, closing my eyes behind the blindfold and deciding to just go to sleep for a while. Not knowing where I am going or what is going to happen to me is nothing new to me so it’s not scaring me like it used to scare me before.“ We are almost there. Don’t sleep in the car as I will have to wake you up in half an hour. Sleep once we are there. ” He speaks after a long time in a casual tone and I only end up humming.My mind is too sleepy to think about what he is saying. I just want to rest before I am thrown into all difficult situations once more.Even if he knows I won&rs
VALENTINA“ This is harassment! ” I gasp, leaning away from him instantly.“ There is no law and order for you. ” He mimics my tone, the smirk still present on his lips.I squint my eyes, throwing him a glare. He is right about no law and order for me. He can do whatever he wants to me and no one will ever find out or care about it in the first place.“ Eat before you faint again. ” He whispers all of a sudden, pulling away from me.Going back to his chair, he slumps down on it and begins eating without sparing me another glance.I look down at the pasta in my plate and pick up the fork to eat. I need energy if I want to deal with this mouth-watering Agent.We both eat in silence. I keep my eyes fixed on him and he takes out his phone from his pocket while he eats.Phone…W
VALENTINAAgent Vitali briefly comes to inform me that he is leaving to see things through with this Red Daisy Club matter and as he warned me before, I shouldn’t even try anything stupid.I shake him off, not interested in anything he has to say to me. Not until he really comes back, raging or calm.Either way, I am doomed.He leaves my room and like a good prisoner, I come to see him off at the door which clicks shut with a beep when he steps outside.I wait and wait and wait. Doing nothing, taking deep breaths.What if he comes back calm and silent and tells me they have dealt with Red Daisy, ambushed, found drugs, destroyed the place - A stupid lie. What am I going to do then?Can I play this game for longer when I find out the Agency is just using me or should I find some way of my own?Just one shot at revenge…That’s all I have, I remind myself.If t
VALENTINA My blood chills in my veins but his reaction turns out to be different than what I expected. He lets out a low laugh, soft and deadly. His tongue darts out to wet his lips, tempting my eyes to follow his movement and I cave in. “ Interesting. ” He whispers under his breath, his breath fanning my face. “ Next time you try to test me, you must remember one thing…” He lets out, his voice an exotic caress. Unconsciously, I want to press my thighs together, but I can’t. He is keeping them parted, his body just inches away from pressing against mine - crushing and weighing me down. I take in a shaky breath, looking deep into his coal eyes. “ If I lose any more of my men to clear your stupid doubts…” A wry smile curls his lips. I can tell he is not going to say something good. He leans in, breaking all codes of professionalism like he always does. I squeeze my eyes shut, the sheer intensity of his ga
VALENTINAAgent Vitali takes the notepad from the table and looks down at it. I watch him, my chest refusing to heaving up and down for a moment.“ This is enough for now. ” He whispers to me, to himself.Then, Agent Vitali picks up his head and looks directly at me just in time I loose the breath I held back for a while.He knows I didn’t tell him everything still, but he thinks it’s enough for now. Why? I don’t know and for now, I don’t want to find out either.Just a little time, that’s all I want besides the death of Nico and destruction of the Thorn Clan.“ You can go to your room now. ” Agent Vitali takes his piercing eyes off me and tears the pages from the notepad, all the while I continue watching him.I want to look away, but I can’t. I am caught up in his eyes which are cast down and his lips that are pressed together firmly.What it might f
MATTEO~A LITTLE WHILE EARLIER…I am sitting on my bed in my own room. Darkness and silence are my companions right now. The usual thing.My eyes are fixed on the darkness clouding the wall in front of me.My mind keeps drifting off to Valentina. She is refraining from revealing everything to me. She gave me the necessary information earlier, but she kept all the good, important secrets to herself.The barbie doll thinks she can fool me and hold everything back. She thinks she is a good liar and I won’t understand what she is trying to do, but she is so very wrong about this.I know all the what, why, and how when it comes to Valentina Morgan.She wants time and reassurance and a little support.And I? I just want to know where Nico must be hiding and where he is keeping our f