I quickly made my way across the creaky landing and locked myself in the bathroom. It took me time to get my breathing even and steady myself. I had the note; now all that was left was to discover what was written on it.
I took the scrunched up piece of paper out of my back pocket and held it in my hand. This was it. I was about to find out what Ally had been hiding from me. I knew something was up. From the time I saw that bruise on her stomach till now. I knew she was lying to me, putting a brave face on just for us, but truly it was for herself.
I closed my eyes and let out a big breath. Once I’d opened my eyes I had all the courage there was left within me to read that note. I began to unravel it and smooth it out so it was readable. I exhaled once again and began to read the words that were written.
I got more than what I wanted. That kiss was simply not enough. Just a note to say, next time you’re going home with me.
My breath caught in my throat and I couldn’t breathe and a wave of anger and pain shot through me. This is what Ally was hiding? This is what she didn’t want to tell us. I knew something happened, but I didn’t expect it to be this.
Going away to deal with why Damen was released, was a big bad idea. Because all this time he was here, torturing Ally in I have no idea what sort of way. I gulped down my sudden rage and contained myself. What did this note mean?
I scanned my eyes over the written words all over again. ‘I got more than I wanted.’ What does that mean? What did he do? I read the next words but one in particular caught my mind, ‘kiss’. What kiss? I gasped as I put two and two together. Damen, that creep, got more than a kiss, which meant he did…
Rape. It must have been, because sure as carrots Ally would not have given herself to Damen. He must have forced her. A tear ran down my eye. What kind of human being would do such a thing? It pained me to think how Ally contained herself for so long. How could she not tell anyone?
I looked at the piece of paper in my hand and read the last line. ‘Next time you’re going home with me.’ I breathed in heavily and scrunched up the piece of paper in my hand and pushed it down in my back pocket. Over my dead body, will he go near Ally again.
I faced my body towards the mirror that hung on the bathroom wall. My vain was popping out of my neck and my face was red. My eyes were filled with tears. Ally was like my little sister. I would always look after her, but this time I had failed. I couldn’t protect Ally from getting hurt. If I wasn’t there for her who would be?
Then my mind went to the conversation I heard between Kelly and Damen, downstairs. They were talking about Ally that was for sure, but what about Ally? I closed my eyes and went back into my memory. What else where they talking about?
Then it came to me. They were talking about pregnancy. To be precise, they were talking about Ally being pregnant. This got me worried. I was very worried now. If she was pregnant, which is very likely by the way she is acting, whose baby would it be? Because there is a fifty to fifty chance it might be… Damen’s. Oh God forbid that from happening.
And if it was Damen’s, I have no idea what Liam would do. Liam and Ally have gone through a lot together; they had a bond like no other couple. They were meant to be together and it that mother of a b*tch, Damen, was to get in the way of that; I would not be able to live with myself. I shook my head. Clearly Liam doesn’t know what’s been going on.
I breathed in and examined the situation I was in. Ally may or may not be pregnant, and it may or may not be Liam’s child. For sure Kelly is blinding Zayn to get closer to Ally, to tell Damen the information he doesn’t know. Liam, as far as he is concerned, doesn’t know anything. Damen is suspicious that Ally is pregnant and quite frankly, I am too.
I sighed. My first task was to confront Ally.