- Claire’s P.O.V. -
I slowly woke up. Not remembering much of what happened. My ankle throbbed and my stomach felt like it was on fire. I tried to open my eyes but it was too much work so I just moved my hand.
“Claire? Claire, say something, are you awake?” I heard a male voice say.
“Mm,” I responded. I couldn’t say much more. Everything hurt way too much.
“Want some water, babe?” he said.
“Mm,” I responded again. I felt a straw against my lips and slowly drank some. I tried to open my eyes once more and it worked. I looked around and saw Blake sitting in the chair.
“How long have I been here?” I asked him.
“About a week,” he said.
“What happened? Why are you still in uniform?”
“You went to surgery for your foot and stomach and I haven’t been home since you were brought here.”
“My foot! Is it okay? Why can’t I move it? My stomach! Do I have a lot of scars? Where are my parents? Why did this happen? Will I ever be able to walk again? Will my stomach will be pretty again? Will I be able to get pregnant? Am I pregnant with his child?” I started to panic. My breathing fastened and it felt like there was a band around my chest. I couldn’t breathe. Then everything went black again. It took a while but then I woke up again. I stared at Blake.
“The doctors say you might never stand on that leg again, but if you train a lot you might be able to do it. You are just as beautiful as always. You can leave the hospital tomorrow if someone can take care of you and be with you. What do you want? Do you want to go to your parents? Or do you want to stay at my place? Or do you want me to stay at Allison’s apartment with you?”
“Allison’s place. I have to train. I want out. I want to walk. I want to be pretty.”
“Then I will go home now and start to pack some things so I can stay at your place. You go rest, you will need it tomorrow,” he said and then he left. I turned around and started to cry. For the first time since I was kidnapped, I cried. The nurse came in so I just turned away and cried really quiet. I had to let go of all the emotions I had kept in since the kidnapping. It was so much pressure. After a while I fell asleep.
“No Jason, don’t you could get me pregnant. No Jason. Ouch it hurt.” He raped me again and again and again. He never stopped and then he grabbed his chainsaw and started cutting in me again. “No!” And then I was in a million pieces.
“NO!” I woke up screaming and kicking. My stomach felt like shit. My ankle hurt even more than before. The nurse came running in.
“Oh, honey, did you dream of the bad guy again?”
“Yeah.” I started to cry. The nurse held me in her arms and I calmed down.
“Now lay back, I have to check your ankle and stomach.” She pushed me back and pulled up my hospital gown. She took of the bandages and cleaned my stomach. “Nothing is open again so you can go home today.” Then she checked my ankle. “It’s good that that ankle of yours is wrapped, otherwise you could have kicked off your foot,” she tried to joke. “Here is some medication against the pain. Just take it easy,” she said to me and gave me some painkillers. I sat back and waited.
“Knock knock. Are you awake, Claire?” Blake’s head came from behind the door.
“I took some clothes with me for you and I am ready to take you home.”
“Thank you, Blake, but I don’t think I am able to get dressed.”
“I will help you,” he said. I blushed a little. I wasn’t wearing anything other than the hospital gown. He began with some underwear. I blushed some more.
“Babe, lift your legs a bit. I will slide it on and then you don’t have to worry about me seeing you. But just so you know I have already seen it and one of my colleagues too, so it’s nothing new to me.” Him saying that helped me a little. I stood up out of the bed and slid off the gown. I stepped into the underwear with Blake’s help and he pulled it up. He was very gentle with me. Then he handed me a bra. I slid it up my arms and he clasped it behind my back. It stung a little because I was hit with something like a belt there, but I wasn’t going to walk without a bra. Then the pants came on. All I had to do for that was step in it. Blake dressed me. He also put on my shirt and then lifted me into a wheelchair. He pushed me to the car and helped me in. The wheelchair went into the back of the car together with some crutches. He drove to Allison’s apartment on my directions and we went in. The doorman looked at me with pity in his eyes.
Blake placed me on the couch and went to get his bags and my wheelchair and crutches. He was really sweet and he would probably do anything for me. I love him. He is my first and one true love I think, but I don’t know what he feels so I’ll just keep quiet. He came back in and placed his bags in my room.
“I’m sleeping in your room just so you know. Or at least for the first month, till we know you aren’t pregnant and till you foot and stomach have healed. Hey, let’s watch a movie?” he said.
“Sure.” He placed in a movie and pressed play. Then he pushed me aside and sat next to me. I fell back in the way I was before he pushed me. Which means I was hanging over and on him. He didn’t mind. He placed one arm over my stomach and with the other he played with my hair. I could get used to this. He was a soft pillow for me.
We sat the same way through the entire movie. When it was finished, Blake picked a movie to watch. I saw it was a horror movie. Normally I would be happy to watch it but I was still a bit shaken up by Jason and all the stuff that happened.
Blake sat back down and pressed play. The movie began like the night I was kidnapped. It was dark and the person walked down the street. She was followed and she ran. She tripped and got captured. I started to scream out of fear. I hid my face in Blake’s chest and I started to tremble and shake. I cried.
“I’m so sorry. Calm down, Claire. I’m here. I will always be here. You are safe now. It was a stupid idea of me to watch a horror movie.” I slowly calmed down but still held Blake as tight as possible. He lifted me of the couch and brought me towards what now was our bedroom. He placed me on the bed and laid beside me. His front was against my back and he held me really close. He placed some kisses on my shoulder and whispered sweet words to my ear. “Babe, you are sweet and loving. You are beautiful. You are strong, you are everything a man could want in a woman.” I fell asleep to his whispering.