I wake up and i immediately feel tired.I want to go back to sleep but i have to get things done or get hurt.I drag my lazy ass out of bed and take a shower. I peep pot my bedroom and there is no on in the hallway so i tiptoe across the squeaky floor boards.As soon the hot water hits my skin i remember what it is like to feel alive. I grab the strawberry shampoo i have an addiction to and pour it in my curly shoulder length black hair.
I soap up my body rinse off and get the hell out of there. As soon ans my room door closes my heart slows down a bit. I quickly lotion my body,pull on an over sized black sweatshirt and navy blue sweatpants. I brushed my messy curly hair and put it in a ponytail. I checked the time and ran out of my room to get with the chores before anyone woke up. After sweeping the up the broken plates from the floor in the living room and the empty deer cans i began with the cooking.
I decided to make dads favorite, Shrimp Alfredo. While that was on the stove i began with laundry.I know this may sound like i am over exaggerating but it is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world collecting my families laundry from their rooms without waking them. If dad catches me im a dead man, if Bill gets a hold of me ill be bruised for weeks.Dear god if Horse catches me, well lets just say i will be in the hospital again. My family treats me like a servant, they even call me Cindi how humiliating. Now everyone i meet calls me Cindi, its like no one knows my name , how annoying. I quickly slip in and out of their rooms without waking them and begin washing the Mount Everest size laundry. While the machine is going i get back to the kitchen and turn off the pot I quickly share out my weeks worth, put it in a container and put it in my mini fridge i hide in my closet.I don know which idiot put an outlet in a closet but thank you. When i get back into the kitchen there is the whole gang sitting at the table waiting to be served hand and foot. I begin sharing out their plates and setting it out in front of them.
"Yo Cindi grab me a soda from the fridge will ya"
"OOH same here, dad wants a beer."
I know what they want they just want and excuse to say that damn name. I disappear into the laundry room to sit with the machines.Honestly they give better conversations than my stupid brother and idiotic father.I decide to go for a walk, i slip out the back door and begin to go to the park.I look across the street and there he is as usual.Oh did i for get to tell you , i have a stalker.He doesn't really do much other than follow him around.I waved at hi once bu he didn't wave back. I don't know what he look like he is always wearing a black face mask like he is sick and sunglasses with a red beanie that covers his hair.All i know is that he is tall he has a sexy body and he is tan.I dont know who he is at all.I came near him once and he vanished. I have gotten used to him actually. I sat in the park sitting on the swing like a wet noodle with him on the other side of the park watching intently. I can feel his hot gave on the back of my head. A this point he is the only person in this world that hasnt hurt me on a daily basis.God i hate my family, i am 18 years old and i ant get away from them.They wont even let me have a job, all they want is for me to depend on then so that i will be stuck their servant for the rest of eternity. After about thirty minutes i decide to walk back because the laundry should be done by now. When i got home all three of he were drunk off their asses even though it is early as hell. I put the clothes in the dryer and tend to their needs such as go buy more beer.I do this so often that the store manager knows what to give me at exactly what time.Three six packs of beer at twelve in the afternoon.
When i got back they were at the door pissed like three mad bulls. Well i knew i was going to die one day at the hands of these bastards.I hope they make this quick. Horse grabbed the beer from me while my father grabbed my hair and pulled me into the living room
"You were late again Cindi you know what happens when you are late."
Bill the dumb fool punched me in the gut while dad holds me.He drops me unexpectedly and the both start beating on me.Horse just stood there chugging beer.After they were done beating the shit out of me i was done.My lip was bleeding i had bruises all over, im pretty sure i had a back eye.Thats it im done i ant do this anymore.I went upstairs packed my things and my weeks worth of food.I went under my bed to get the money i have picked up in the house over the years. I had at least seven hundred dollars.They are really careless when it comes to money.I pull on my black beanie and almost for got mt strawberry shampoo.Shit i cant leave it i dont even remember the bran. They were passed out so they didnt see me, i grabbed it and went out my window.It was too risky to go through the front door.
It was pitch black by now and i decided i will sleep in eh slide, where else an i supposed to go. As i set my stuff down i look across the swing and there he is, my stalker. All of a sudden he begins walking towards me very quickly.Finally i could use a friend right now.
"Finally you com to chat."
He unexpectedly put a cloth over my mouth and everything went dark. i woke up in a soft bed, i felt like i could stay in it forever but the splitting head didnt help. I opened my eyes to see two hazel eyes taht seemed to glow looking at me.
"W-Where am i"
"you are in my room right where i have wanted yo to be."
"I have a name."
"what do you want from me?"
"You Julian,all i want is you.And now have you.I will take care of you."
"What are you talking about?"
"You will see."
He climbed onto the bed and i rolled over onto my stomach. As i looked up at him i got a better view of my stalker.He had black hair like mine but his was well cut. I sat up and just looked at him, what more was i supposed to do. I wanted to keep my distance because the last time he came close i ended up in his bed.
"Are you hungry?"
"Yes where is my shrimp Alfredo?"
"Yes it is in the fridge i will go heat it up for you."
As soon as h left i stared checking the windows they couldn't open.When i tapped the glass it was lie really thick plastic.Oh shit im basically in a prison.When i looked around i realized that there were was an air conditioner in the room, that means the windows dont open at all they never have been nor will they ever.SHIT. UGH i looked outside and all i say was woods for miles. Weren't we just in the fucking ghetto now we are in the woods.Fuck my life, i shouldn't have been so dumb. I closed the curtains and flopped on the bed. The room was pretty big but the entire thing was painted black.I walked over to the dresser expecting to see a photo but nada. I hear the door open and i freeze.
"its hot be careful.Come here let me clean you up."
I walk over to the bed and take the plate from him. Damn im a good cook. I than k him an dig in,While doing so i feel his eyes on me, but this time it was different. They weren't burning into the back of my head, they were examining me.When i was done he gently lifted my chin and began treating my lip.He also had an ice pack that he held to my face for a while.
"Do you have anymore bruises."
"Always, have you not seen my family, ha their blood is packed full of steroids for a reason."
"Lift your shirt."
WTF that is not happening, not today ,not tomorrow, not next week.
"I can take care of those myself, normally a hot shower makes them disppear."
"Ok well ill leave some pain killers and water here i will be back with a towel and wash cloth."
"Ok, um can i have my things back?"
"They are in the bathroom."
I walk into the bathroom to find my strawberry shampoo on the sink.I guess he knows a lot of thing about me already. I look in the mirror an see my state.God i look awful, i need to wash and comb my hair, i hate it when it is curly so i usually brush and brush until they are all out.
"Your clothes are on the bed and your necessities."
He leaves the room and i grab the towel. After the hot shower and constant brushing , i got my hair to wavy and put it up into a sloppy pony tail.I pull on my favorite red sweatshirt and my green shorts. I search around in my bag to find my green beanie. If a drop of water touches my hair i will have tangles for decades.I need to keep it dry foe at least one day. As soon as i was abut to open the door it opened. He seemed surprised to see me. I stepped bak a bit and stay on the edge of the king size bed.
"So stalker dude what is your name, you know mine so its time i know yours."
"Why do you want to know."
"Hm lets see, you kidnap me, these windows dont open or will they ever.You know everything about me like my favorite shampoo that have a bad addition to. You have been stalking me for a while but never said hi even that one time when i did.And you were in the park the night i ran from home."
"Ok i see your point. How about i answer one of your questions you answer one of mine."
"Ok then you first."
"Why did you take me here?"
"Because i can treat you better than they can and i dont want anyone to hurt you. Now its my turn, what is your favorite color?"
"Its red.Ok what is your name?"
"The name is James"
"James how fancy."
"What is your favorite food?"
"Do strawberry cupcakes count?"
"Then thats it. So where did you take me James?"
"I took you to better place with a lake near by. Thats all the questions for today. Want a tour of the place?"
"Sure why not, god know how long you plan on keeping me trapped here."
"That all depends on you."
"I know you said no more questions but what d you mean by that?"
"It all depends when you decide to accept that you arent going back to your old life, and accept this new one."
"Um fuck no im not going back there, i rather smooch trump than to go back there.But what are you talking about my new life, what you want me to be your wife.Is this some beauty and the beast shit?"
He began laughing uncontrolably. It was the first time i had ever seen an expression from him other than calm. When he finally stopped he was winded.
"Not neseccerilly. I dont think i want a wife, women are too complicated for my liking."
"So you are gay."
"Yes got a problem with that?"
"Not at all if you havnt noticed im not exactly straight."
"So then what do you want from me?"
"Your companionship, you dont have to cook, you dont have to clean, this is a pretty big house trust me you would need a small army."
"Hold the strawberry ice cream, i love cooking and baking, plus what do you mean by companionship."
He came closer and took me by the chin, it now that i realize he is quite a bit taller than me, oh shit. Our faces were so close i was probably blushing my now. He snaked his hand around my small waist and pulled me in closer. Julien dont over react you have just been reading too much boy love in your spare time. He releases my chin and pulls me in even closer until there was no space left between us.
"All i want is you by my side."
I couldnt speak what was i supposed to say. Im not going to lie to myself and say i dont have an attraction to this guy but i wonder what he has in mind, honestly i have never experienced kindness like this, so....... i hugged him back.He seemed surprised at my actions but returned the hug.He was so warm and smelled like apple cider, hmm i wonder why. He rested his chin on top of my head and we just stood there for a moment.Honestly i was there trying not to cry, all of my pain is over, i dont have to peep out my room door every morning fearing one of them is out there, i dont have to risk my health just collecting their laundry, i dont have to go buy alcohol every day.I dont think i can hold it anymore.I begin crying into his shirt, he lats me go and tries to see my face but i wont let him.
"Keep holding me"
This was the most warmth i had ever felt in my life, i wasnt going to let it get removed so easily. When i felt a pair of warm soft lips kiss my temple my tears stopped flowing. I let hi go and looked up into his warm hazel eyes.
"Come now stop crying, i hate see those ruby red eyes of your fill with tears."
There was a warm smile on his face. He let me go and held my hand.
"Shall we take that tour now, or do you want to cry some more because i dont mind curling up in bed hugging all day watching Netflix."
"I think i will take that tour, cuddling later."
I guess t wont be so bad here all i have to do is adjust plus why would i want to run away he cares about me plus he has my shampoo. Im not going anywhere without my shampoo.After the tour he said he had a few surprises for me, oh lord it is my instinct to fear surprises, in my house it means a good beating. We went into what seemed like a laundry room and he opened a small cupboard. When i saw what it held i heard a choir singing Hallelujah in my head. The cupboard was filled with......with.....with......STRAWBERRY SHAMPOO.
WHAT!! i did say i had an addiction, it was the most calming thing i had in my life of course im not going to let it go. He easily picked me up from my knees and held me like a princess.
"Ok cut the rap are you sure im not dead, did those idiots take it too far again and kill me this time, because i damn sure know i have only seen a cupboard filled with my shampoo in my dreams and it will be in gay heaven when i die.So tell me sexy angel am i dead, because if not i am regretting the last word i said before angel."
"No you are alive, i just thought you would like it. Wait did you call me sexy?"
"No you must have heard wrong."
"I dont think so."
"Yes you did, thank you for the shampoos, now please put m down so i can go roll in those bubblegum pink bottles calling my name."
He chuckled and looked at me funny for a while but eventually set me down. I jut went strait for the cupboards and hugged it.
"Dont you want to know the rest of your surprises?"
"Yes in a minute let me say goodbye to these beauties"
If he wasnt standing there i would have kissed every bottle but then again i dont know where they have been. We went to the other side of the room to where a laundry basket layed. When i looked inside it was two matching set of pajamas with KITTENS on them. Thank you gay Jesus, merry christmas to me.
"EEE so cute thanks but dibs on the pink."
"Your welcome, plus i pink is not my color so ill happily take the blue. Come on back upstairs there is one more surprise.i grabbed both of the button down pajamas and followed behind him We went up a but load of stairs and ended up in a pretty garden lined with strawberry and blue berry bushes. Well if someone was to kill me where i stood i wouldnt mind dying.Im in heaven i dont think i would want to leave.
"Julian do you like it?"
"Yes very much, can we watch netflix now i havnt watched tv in twelve years"
"Ok then, its sun down after all so lets go inside."
"Yay im going to change first here is yours."
"Change for what?"