"It's Will," Mari says and I watch as her eyes fill with tears. What the hell is going on? "He's in danger and if we don't find him soon...h-he will die."
"What do you mean he will die?" I ask before raising my eyebrow. Mari raises her hand and uses it to wipe her fresh tears away and I hear her sniffle a little. I wrap my arm around her waist in order to comfort her. "C'mon Mari," I say softly. "Please finish." I watch as Reyna gets up from her chair and runs to the other side of the kitchen, grabbing two fresh tissues out of the box of tissues.
"It's Damon," she mumbles. "He's holding him hostage." Damon? Never heard of that name before. "He killed our parents. Both of our parents," she says before glancing at everyone in the room. "And he won't stop until both of us are dead," she rambles. I can barely understand a word that she is saying, and I think no one else can really either judging by the amount of confused looks throughout the room.
"What happened Mari?" Liam says before wrapping his hand around her forearm gently. "Slower this time, please." Mari takes a deep breath and moves her small hand through her brown wavy hair. "It's Damon," she says much slower this time. What about Damon? "He's the one. He's the one who killed our parents." Mari turns and faces me now, looking at me with eyes full of seriousness. "He killed both of our parents."
"What?" I say looking at Mari in disbelief. "Who the hell is this guy?" I say before shaking my head. I look towards the kitchen where the boys' are staring at me in shock, while Brian and Reyna are standing in front of me with looks of confusion.
"He was a friend of my father's," she replies. "And sadly...it's true," Mari says before sniffling again. "I trusted him," she says softly. "I FUCKING TRUSTED HIM!" Everyone flinches at Mari's loud and harsh tone, and I do as well. Mari isn't necessarily the "yelling type" I guess you could say. "This is too fucking much," she says before throwing her hands up in the air in anger. I grab Mari's hand and force her to look me in the eyes. I need to calm her down...
"Look at me Mari," I say. She does look up at me, but her eyes are filled with betrayal... hurt....rage. The look in her eyes reminds me of the time when I thought she betrayed me and used me only for her brother's benefit. I know exactly how she feels right now. "How about we go upstairs and talk about this in private," I say softly so that only she can hear me. Mari slowly nods her head before beginning to walk with my hand still locked in hers. I look behind me to find the boys', my sisters, Brian and Reyna looking at me worriedly. "I've got this," I mouth at them before my feet hit the first step of the carpeted staircase.
Once we make it upstairs, I take Mari into my room and shut the door behind us. The lock makes a clicking sound as I turn it and I spin around, finding Mari sitting on the edge of my bed with her face in her hands. As I sit on the edge of the bed, I pull Mari close to me and I begin to hear her muffled sobs. Fuck I hate it when she cries.
"This is all my fucking fault," she says through her teeth before wrapping her arms around me. "Will and I should have left when we had the chance. Will said that we shouldn't have went with Damon. But, my stubborn ass had to disagree with him didn't I?!" Mari continues to cry, and I feel hear tears soaking into my t-shirt. "How could someone this close to us be the person who was trying to kill us? All of us?"
Suddenly, I have a flashback to the day that Natalia died. She said something to me and i just remembered it now:
"Zayn the enemy is closer than you think."
I thought of her words as meaningless that day. But I should have fucking listened. Her words were actually hinting at Damon. "Shit," I say out loud and Mari slowly sits up so that she is making eye contact with me. Her eyes are slightly red now and are sort of puffy, but she still looks beautiful anyway. "Natalia warned me about this," I mumble.
"What do you mean she "warned" you?" she says while raising her eyebrow.
"She told me that the enemy was closer than I thought," I reply. "And it looks like I should have listened to her." Mari continues to stare at me, blankly. It's almost as if she's lost and is completely thinking about something else. "Mari?" I say as I place my hand on top of hers.
"He burned down your house Zayn. He killed both of our parents! Can't you see that?" she says in a louder voice. "And do you realize that he has my brother?! I have no idea if he is alive or not still." We both know that Damon isn't dumb enough to kill Will yet. He needs some way to lure Mari back to him...like blackmail almost. And the only way he can do that is by using will. Will is the only thing that is saving his sorry ass right now...
"He's going to be fine," I say as I look into her watery brown eyes. "I promise Mari. I will do anything to get your brother back. Anything. We will get him back."
"We have to Zayn," Mari says softly while looking into my eyes. "He's all the family I have left, and I cannot lose him. I just can't. I don't know what I wi-" I cut Mari's words off by pressing my lips softly on hers and I feel her body relax as soon as I do.
"I told you that everything will be fine Mari," I say once I remove my lips from hers. "I promise. You don't need to worry babe." Mari bites her lip before making eye contact with me again.
"I don't want you to get hurt either Zayn," she says. "Damon knows how much I care about you and Will do anything he can in order to draw me back to Will. Whatever it takes." I wish that Mari would trust me on this. I guarantee that nothing will happen to me or her.
"Don't worry about me Mari. I'm fine. As long as I have you, you won't have to worry about me okay?" She nods her head in response and moves closer to me so that our foreheads are almost touching.
"I can't lose you Zayn," she whispers. "I love you too much." Mari lets a small chuckle out and it makes me smile a little about the fact that she is smiling again. Even though Mari was smiling earlier, it wasn't a genuine smile. I knew that something was on her mind and it was bugging the shit out of her.
"You won't ever lose me Mari," I say while putting a strand of her hair behind her ear. "I love you."
As soon as those words leave my mouth, Mari softly presses my lips on mine and I feel myself kissing her back, more forcefully. She pushes me so that I am flat on my back and she is lying on top of me with our limbs intertwined. As her fingers slide underneath my shirt, I find my craving and desire for her growing stronger by the minute. I flip both of us over so that I am on top of her now. My lips find her neck and start kissing hungrily down it and I hear her let out a small moan in pleasure. As my hand slides up the bottom of her shirt, I feel her shiver underneath my touch, causing a smile to spread across my lips. The fact that I can make her react like this make me feel satisfied with myself.
"Stop being such a tease," she growls at me before pulling my t-shirt over my head in one swift motion, revealing my bare chest. I do the same to her, revealing her black lace bra. I take a moment to savor her captivating beauty and realize that she has gotten even more beautiful since the last time I saw her...if that's even possible. But I have learned that anything is possible with this girl. Her lips seem to have gotten even fuller, her brown eyes even more intriguing. Maybe it's because I haven't seen her in such a long time and maybe it's because my desire for her has grown immensely. But I have realized that I have to no longer fantasize about Mari being here. She is actually here...in my bed.
"A little eager are we?" I say before letting out a small chuckle. Mari let's out a small chuckle before a smirk spreads across her face.
"What can I say? I've missed you." She bites her lip the way that drives me insane. Christ. I crash my lips down to hers again and she takes my lip between her teeth, the thing that I absolutely love. I find my fingers tracing lines on her bare stomach as she wraps her legs around my bare torso, pulling me closer to her if that's even possible. Her fingers slightly graze my torso causing me to stiffen up underneath her touch. Her fingers fumble with the button of my pants, and she eventually pulls them down my legs. "I love you Zayn," she says against my lips.
"I love you too," I manage to say despite my loss of words from the sensation that I am having right now.
I love this girl. I love Mari. Our time apart from each other has only made my love for her grow stronger and I find myself thinking about her every single second of every single day. She consumes my thoughts. But having her here with me now makes everything seem complete. But she needs me now...just like I needed her to love me like no one else ever has before. I could tell Mari that I love her a million times, but I believe that wouldn't even be enough times. No words can describe the amount of love I have for her. My love for her is something that I don't think I'll ever be able to get rid of. It's permanently embedded into me. She is the main source of happiness in my life....and I hope that she will stay with me forever...
(heyyy! so I hope ya liked this chapter! please leave a comment! seriously! I really care about your opinion so please leave a comment! :)
umm so the next chapter is gonna be pretty interesting ha :) and I'm excitedddd! ;) it's time for some more drama hehe :)
but anyways thanks for readingg! I really appreciate it! please don't forget to leave a comment! and if you just need someone to talk to...leave a comment! i'm here! but i'll see ya on Friday with the next chapter! follow me on twitter @illuminarry_xo! I follow back <3 xx)