Pairing: Marcus & Didyme
Word Count: 3,478
"Do you realize," I breathed, tears streaming down my cheeks, "that he might kill me?"
"Nonsense!" my father snapped angrily. "Stop saying such far-fetched things, Esme."
"He could. He is mad, Father, he is mad because I loved Edward and not him…"
Mother dropped her needle again, and Father grimaced momentarily. We hadn't taken his name at all since after the funeral.
With an effort, Father seemed to pull himself together, and said, "Well, then, it's up to you, isn't it? How should a man feel when his wife never shows him any love? It is expected of her."
How could he not understand? How could he think that I could easily love a man who had tortured me and ripped away my innocence? How? How?
My breathing hitched, my heart seemed to stutter for a moment, and the tears increased two-fold.
"You will not leave him, Esme," my father said, sealing my fate. I choked and sobbed even more, but made not a sound. It is horrible when you want cry, long and hard, but you must pretend not to. Life was throwing too many painful things at me one after the other. I didn't know how I could take it.
Meanwhile, Father, his gaze fixed on the mantelpiece and oblivious to my pain, said, "After, a man is known to use his hand once in a while… that is, when his wife can listen to no other way."
In an attempt to save face, I flung my wrists free and ran my fingers through his thick bronze hair and yanked it back.
"Yeah, real smooth, jack-ass. Do you really have to convince all your women to have sex with you? I thought all those girls in high school were just compliant, but maybe they were just easily persuaded. At least I was never one of your mindless skanks."
His left arm now moved beneath me to hold up my ass while his right hand now moved down my body, across my abdomen, and started rubbing right where I wanted it most. 'Oh magic fingers, please don't stop.'
"No, you were just a stuck up bitch who couldn't open her eyes enough to see the light of day."
I lifted my head so I could meet his piercing gaze. "Oh, I opened my eyes, baby. I just didn't like what I saw."