I'm crying. I'm speechless. Jonathan's eyes are yellow and glowing. He is panting heavily and his body is scratchy. His arms are hairy and his teeth sharp.
"I'm sorry baby." He mouths.
He climbs off of me and leaves. I lay there unable to return to sleep after that moment. I stay up all night and think about the events that just occurred. He raped me. The love of my life just raped me in my sleep. I know this wasn't a dream. He was here. But why?
"Ari, go to bed." Carmen groans on the floor in her sleep.
"Sorry." I say, laying back on my pillow.
I don't sleep for the rest of night but eventually doze off.
***The Next Morning***
"Hey, wake up." I hear Carmen say, shaking me.
"Ugh.... I don't wanna." I groan.
"C'mon Ari, you can't keep your company waiting."
"You can wait."
"I know I can, but the others won't." She chuckles.
"Yeah, so c'mon."
"Fine, just give me a minute." I sigh, and roll over.
I sit up and wipe my eyes as I yawn.
"Uh, you might wanna put some clothes on first Ari." Carmen says, looking away.
I sit there confused before looking down at my naked body.
"Oh my God! I'm sorry Carmen."
"It wasn't your fault. Just hurry up and get dressed."
I scramble around and put a tank top and my sweatpants.
"Alright, I'm all dressed." I say to Carmen.
"Ok, let's go."
We walk downstairs and I smell the delicious aroma of pancakes and breakfast. I walk into the kitchen first and Carmen follows behind. With a smirk in her face.
"Where is the rest of my 'company'?" I ask.
"Happy birthday." She says with a smile.
"What?" I ask
"Happy Birthday!" A whole kitchen full of people yell, startling me.
"Oh my gosh, you all remembered?"
"Of course." Destinee says.
I have a huge smile on my face, complimented with some rosey cheeks on the side. I take a seat and Carmen serves me a huge plate of scrambled eggs with cheese, bacon, two pancakes, toast, and sausage.
"Thanks." I smile.
She just smiles back, pouring me a glass of orange juice. I begin stuffing my face as everybody helps themselves to some plates if food. I hear the door open then shut and in walks Jonathan. I just lost my appetite. He gives me a half smile on his way to come sit next to me, carrying a bag.
"Happy birthday." He says.
"Thanks." I nod, picking at my pancake.
"Here." He says, passing me the bag.
"You didn't have to you know."
"C'mon, your my girlfriend and besides, I've been a bit of an asshole lately."
"Yeah, I guess your right." I smile.
I take out the wrapping and pull out a card and a box. I open the box and inside is a locket. I open it up and inside is a picture of me and Jonathan along with our names.
"Do you like it?"
"I love it." I smile, hugging him.
I then grab the card and begin ripping the envelope. I pull out the card. It was a white card with an Oreo cat on the front with a white paw over it's left eye. I open it up and read it. Once I finish reading it I look up at him. It reads
'Happy birthday baby. I love you Ariana and I'm sorry. We need to talk.'
My heart dropped.