Ch. 4

"No stop it! Don't touch me!"

"What's the matter? I thought you'd enjoy the attention."

Victoria was now cornered, the only way out was on the opositte side of the room. On the opposite side of the men in black. On the opposite side of the ropes and chains.

"No,please, I'll do anything. I'll give you money, lots of money, if you'll please just leave me alone." Her vision was bluring with the tears flowing down her cheeks, where was he? Where was Steven? How could he not of noticed her gone from his side by now? Why wasn't he bursting threw the door like the magnificant hero he is?

"it's not money that I want." said the man with a chuckle. He stepped closer. Victoria threw a slap at his face. He caught it easily and twisted her arm down. She screamed out in agony. "Oh, I like em fiesty." he came in for a kiss, but she spit in his face as he got way to close. He whiped it off with a smirk, placed the knife to her arm and sliced it open. She screamed out once more, clapsing to the floor. " Now now. I wouldn't be doing that if I were you." he carefully licked the blood of the tip of his knife. He motioned for his men and the picked her up and slammed her onto the table in the middle of the room.

She felt a rib crack as she hit the tables edge. She screamed out once more. They held her down as two men tied her arms and legs down to the table. She kicked and flailed, but nothing helped.

"shh! Don't worry we won't hurt that pretty lil face of yours if you just cooperate with us."

Victoria heard the sound of ripping clothes and realized it was her own. She cried and begged for them to stop. "Please! No, please! Don't do this! Please! I'm begging you!" tears fell off her cheeks and hit the floor. Why isn't he here yet? Where was Stephen? Then, she heard a soft soothing voice she could never forget.

" aw the poor lil Richie girl all scared now?"

"No! no it can't be! Steven! Help me!" she looked aroud the room or men as they all smirked. They ripped off her underwear. "Help me!" she heard pants hit the floor. "Stephen!" She felt hand grab her hips. "Stephen!!!"

She was awaken by more yelling and shaking. She because alert and started slapping and clawing.

" no! Get away from me! Don't touch me!" she felt her nails tear threw skin as she landed a blow. She heard a shocked voice.

"Ow! God damn it, Victoria! Get ahold of yourself!" it was Stephen.

"Stephen! I'm so sorry! I didn't mean to! I would never!" she broke into tears and crumbbled into his arms. He pulled het into a tight embrace. Petting her hair.

"No, please don't cry. I'm fine I promise." she felt the beating of his heart on her cheek. It was beating faster then normal.

She wipped her tears from her cheeks and pulled Stephen to the bathroom and seated him in a chair as she examined his injery she inflicked. She pulled out a medical kit from the cupboard and stared to mend it.

" I told you I'm fine."

"if you don't treat it, it might get infected."

She placed the last piece of medical tape on, but her hand never left his face. She liked the way his face felt. Strong and hard, but yet soft and tender at the same time. Just like his hair, his arms, his eyes, his lips. Her eyes lingered at his lips.

She couldn't deny it. She loved him. She wanted him. Mentally and physicaly. She needed him emotionally as well. She need the soft compherting feeling she got when he was by his side. Her father was still gone at the confrence. And thanks to a disagreement he will be gone another month. And the changing of seasons will bring weather worse weather conditions which will add another month.

Stephen placed his hand over hers. Her face went red as he took her hand and kissed it. Then kissed each individual finger softly. He looked back up at her. She got down on her knees to level herself with him. She saw want and disire in his eyes. That moment of his eyes stairing into hers could of lasted a lifetime or a few milliseconds. It didn't matter to her. She felt whole in that position. All she wanted to do was stair into his eyes. His beautiful deep blue eyes.

Yet dispite her disire for this moment to last, Steven emidiantly got up and walked out of the bathroom. Realizing his mistake, "I'm sorry to disturb you. I'll take my leave."

No. Victoria didn't want him to leave. She wanted to be a bit selfish for once. She wanted him. Her love for him has only grown for the past two months. She can't just hold it in anymore. She scrambled after him and tackled him. He turn just in time to catch her in his arms. They lanes in the middle of the room. He looked up at her puzzled yet scared at the same time. She got on her hands and knees and staired into his eyes. Her feelings for him got the better of her. Why could she let this happen? She leaned down in a deprate atempt to finally touch her lips to his. That was her main goal at the moment. Land a kiss. She had to do it, her body couldn't handle it anymore. She felt she needed to kiss him or she would die. He grabbed her shoulders and pushed her back up. She felt her hands React on there own and grab his and slam them above his head.

"Victoria, why are you acting in such a way?"

She swallowed to clear her throut. "I act this way tonight for one reason only. Your heart. I know you feel the same way don't deny it. Yet your scared. Scared of what might happen to us if we were ever caught. Scared of losing the last person you will ever love. Don't worry I won't let it happen. I can't let it happen. I'd rather die by your side then be taken away from you." she let her mouth talk on it's own. Her feeling came pooring out all at once. " I love you Stephen I have sence the cerimony where I awoke in your arms. Ever sence you held me that night before after I was scared from my dream. I need you Stephen. I can't live with out you. Please just stay by my side."

He stair back at her. His face held many different emotions. Shock, desire, relief, them was flooded by love, care, understanding. He knew that she felt the same as he did. He always knew.

He pulled her into an embrase that was like no other. She felt a wave of relief wash over her. He loved her. She couldn't believe it. He sat up and continued to hold her close. He smelled like lilies. Like he always does. The feel of his breath on her head sent chills down her spine. He pulled away and looked int her eyes he placed one hand on her cheek, bent down, and placed his lips to hers. It was like fireworks. She threw her arms around his neck and pulled him closer. He wraped his arms around her waist and pulled her up in his lap. He wraped her legs around his waist and stood up he carried her to the bed and placed her down on the sheets he layed down ontop of her and ran his hands up and down her sides. They kissed this way until the sun began to break over the horizon. As the room began to light up from the suns rays the two realized Steven had to go. He kissed her one final time grabbed his shirt and trousers and dressed himself back. He watched him as he waved good bye from the door. And disapiered. She was upset they couldn't go any further she didn't even get to undress herself. Yet she was also extreamly happy.

She turned over and layed her head on the pillow his was on. It still smelled like him. She toucher het lips, still feeling the tender touch of his. She smiled and slwly drifted off into sleep. Her dream consisted of the two of them. Sittin by the lake holdin each other in there arms, and forever happy.