Blood of a Fallen Angel
Bonus Chapter (part two)
The footsteps faded and the door slammed shut.
"No...Riku...Don't go..." I desperately tried to scream, but all that came out was a gurgled whisper. Eventually, the pain became too much and my body gave out. My head collided with the edge of the top step and the world went dark.
"Ven, would you be a dear and take this? I would like to have my toy fixed before I play with it," Vanitas smiled and handed me a box of medical supplies. I didn't respond, but took the box and headed downstairs. "Good boy!" Vanitas chirped, "Don't take too long, we're discussing plans later and you need to be a part of things." I snorted and opened the door to the basement.
Roxas was lying unconscious at the top of the stairs, blood dripping from his mouth and a fresh gash in his forehead. Normally, a sight like this would have sent me into a frenzied panic. However, ever since I slaughtered my parents, I could no longer feel any emotion. I lifted my twin's limp body and carried him back down the stairs, setting him down gently on the stone floor. Our parents' bodies were lying close by. Vanitas would eventually tell me to do something with them, but for the moment I was going to leave them there.
I removed his shirt revealing countless bruises of various sizes and colors. His body was in very bad shape. If he didn't get medical treatment, he would probably die. Alas, I began running my fingers along his chest to feel for broken ribs. There were several, and I had to carefully realign them before bandaging his chest. He whimpered in pain, but I ignored it. His arm had been dislocated, so I also had to pop that back into place as well.
Once I was positive he wasn't going to die, I packed up the remaining medical supplies and went back upstairs. Vanitas and Terra were at the kitchen table surrounded by several bags containing various different substances, of which I didn't care to know what they were.
"Ah, Ven," Vanitas smiled when he saw me, "Please, come join us."
I had wanted to clean the blood off my hands and change into a clean outfit, but I sat down none the less. To be honest, I had no intention of actually participating in their little scheme, I was simply the hired help. The 'meeting' was virtually uneventful. I kind of faded in and out, all I heard was something about drugs and money, but other than that, nothing really peaked my interest.
"Ventus," the sound of Vanitas' voice broke me from my stupor, "would you go and check on Roxas for me? See if he's ready for me to play with?" I nodded and returned to the basment, glad to be doing something other than listening to information that didn't pertain to me.
Roxas was still lying on the ground, practically drowning in his own blood. Sighing, I turned his head and allowed the blood to drain from his mouth. He coughed and slowly opened his eyes.
"Ven?" his voice was raspy and barely audible. He gazed at me for a moment before his eyes rolled back and his head fell limply to the floor. I quickly checked to make sure he was still alive before returning upstairs.
"Well?" Vanitas asked, hopefully.
"Unless you want him to die, you should probably wait," I replied apathetically. My brother's golden eyes went hard and he cursed to himself. I had no idea what interest he held in Roxas, and I didn't care to know.
"Where's Roxas?" my mother asked as I stormed into the house. My fater stood from his chair, and listened intently to what I had to say. He instantly knew something was wrong when I entered the house alone.
"I...*urgh*..." I growled, planting my face in my hands, "I don't know."
"What happened?" my father demanded, silver brows furrowed in concern.
"I went to get him, but Vanitas stopped me at the door. He said their parents had decided to send him to boarding school rather than having him stay here. Pardon my language, but I know for a fact that everything he told me was complete bull shit!"
"Were you able to see Roxas?"
"No," I sighed, clenching my fist, "I looked everywhere for him. They're doing something terrible to him, I know it! We have to do something, Father!"
"Alright," he grunted and grabbed his coat, "Let's go, Riku."
I remembered seeing Ven, but other than that, my memory was a complete blank. Pain coursed through my body, especially my chest, as I coughed up the remaining blood in my lungs.
"D-damn it," I gasped, trying my hardest to sit up. Unfortunately, my body wouldn't cooperate, so I just lay there helplessly on the floor. Suddenly, the sound of wood scraping across the floor as the door opened filled the room, and I cringed in fear as Vanitas descended the staircase.
"Well, well, you're awake," the golden eyed male sneered. He leaned casually against a nearby wall, gazing at me lustfully. "It's too bad, I should have told Terra to go a little easier on you. I wanted ever so much to enact my fantasies on you today, but I guess I'll have to wait. Ah, yes, I almost forgot. Our little Riku was here earlier. He seemed awfully anxious for your safety." My eyes widened at the sound of Riku's name. Vanitas, seeing my reaction, laughed maniacally. "It seems you're still conscious enough to react to your lover's name. Hm...he is rather adorable. Perhaps I should kill his parents and acquire him as well. That way you won't be as lonely when you're crying on the floor."
"Don't...you...dare...hurt him," I managed to growl.
His eyes widened in surprise at first, then narrowed in pleasure. "Fine, I won't hurt him...but under one condition..." He stalked toward me, kneeling down and delicately lifting my chin, "I don't have to wait for you to recover, and can have my way with you right now."
"F-fine," I gasped for breath. The position he was holding my head in made it difficult to breathe. "J-just...don't...hurt Riku."
"Very well," he whispered seductavely and ran his tongue up my face before dropping my head to the hard ground. He then straddled my body, and began to remove both his pants and mine.
"Wha-What are...you-" I was suddenly cut off as a sharp pain shot through my jaw.
"Shut up," he commanded, "The only thing I want to hear from you is a lot of screaming." He bent down and caressed his body against my own, running his tongue along my chest, slowly making his way up to my face. I gasped as the male forced his tongue into my mouth, making it impossible to breathe.
One of his hands moved along my chest, his nails ripping into my flesh and drawing blood. However, that's not the hand I was concerned about. His other hand migrated to between my thighs. Then, with one swift motion, he thrust his fingers inside me; his nails ripping me open from the inside. I screamed in pain; my cries muffled as he shoved his tongue deeper down my throat.
"That's more like it," Vanitas purred, pulling away and allowing me to catch my breath. The longer his hand stayed inside my body, the wider the gashes became.
"PLEASE, STOP!" I cried in desperation.
He simply laughed at my pleas, then removed his fingers and replaced them with his own hardened, pulsating member. His nails continued to leave gashes along my chest, and now he bit at my ears and neck, ultimately drawing more blood. I shrieked in agony as he filled me. Semen mixed with the blood and entered the cuts. It felt as though I was literally being torn apart from the inside. I don't know if it was the loss of blood, or the blinding pain, but my vision went black. The very last thing I heard was Vanitas' bone chilling laugh.
My muscles tensed as we approached the large, foreboding house. My father followed close behind.
"Open up!" I shouted, pounding on the door.
"Riku," my father placed a hand on my shoulder, pulling me behind him, "let me handle this."
The door opened, revealing a rather apathetic looking Ventus. "Hello Mr. Lockheart, is there something I can assist you with?" the blonde asked in a monotone voice.
"Are your parents home?" my father asked, in a much more polite manner than the situation called for.
"I'm sorry. Our parents are out, along with Roxas."
"And they just left you boys by yourselves?" the suspicion in my father's voice told me he wasn't buying the story.
"Yes sir. Vanitas is nineteen and I'm fifteen. We're old enough to take care of ourselves."
"And what's to be the problem, gentlemen?" Vanitas appeared beside his brother.
"You wouldn't mind if we had a look around your house, would you?"
The deviant grin appeared on the golden eyed male's face once again. "I'm going to have to decline your request, I'm afraid." Both my father and I jumped in surprise. "You see, we're not exactly accepting visitors at the moment." I gasped slightly as I saw a small drop of blood at the corner of his mouth. That was clearly not his blood.
"We won't be but a moment," my father insisted as he tried to push past Vanitas.
The dark haired male blocked his path, "Like I said, sir, we're not accepting visitors. Now, if you don't leave, I'm going to have to contact the authorities and charge you with trespassing on private property. Good day to you, Mr. Lockheart." The door was slammed in our faces.
"How dare they!" I snarled and attacked the door, but my father stopped me.
"No Riku," he sighed.
"But Father!" I pleaded, "Roxas could be in there, dying!"
"Don't worry, we'll be back. The first thing we need to do is confirm that Roxas, is indeed, in there. They're obviously confident they've hidden him well, seeing as they were willing to call the police."
"Right," I nodded. There was no way I was just going to stand back and let them hurt Roxas. I'll wait until they leave, then I'll find him, and rescue him. There's no way I'm letting them get away with this!
It had been about a week since the incident. By some luck, be it good or bad, I had managed to survive the beating. Thankfully, I was still far too injured for Terra and Vanitas to have their way with me again. All I could do was lie on the floor and force myself to breathe, pain ripping through my body like a thousand rusty knives with every movement of my chest.
"Are you certain we should be leaving him alone?" I asked, climbing into the vehicle.
"Why Ventus, you think he's just gonna get up and walk out?" Terra chuckled.
"Stop worrying, Ven. He's not going anywhere," Vanitas scolded and turned the key in the ignition. Supposedly, we were going downtown to discuss business with a few 'clients'. The last thing I wanted to do was get involved in their little drug scheme, but I was dragged along none the less. I couldn't help but feel I was being watched as we pulled onto the road, and it was rather disconcerting
Finally! They're gone.
I bolted out from behind the trees I'd been hiding in, and sprinted straight for the abandoned house. There had been rumors going around, and I caught wind they were leaving somewhere today. This was an opportunity I could not afford to miss.
"Dammit," I grunted, yanking on the knob of the locked door. If this one was locked, that likely meant the others were as well. Waisting no time, I took a large rock and headed to the back of the house. There was a loud crash as hurled the rock at a window, and crawled through. Some of the glass sliced me up a bit, but I didn't really care. "Roxas! ROXAS!" I called frantically, running into the living room.
"Roxas! ROXAS!" The sound of my name being called snapped me from my half conscious stupor. It was so familiar. I recognized the voice.
Pushing myself past the pain, I rolled onto my stomach and pulled myself over to the staircase. "Ri...ku," I choked. My legs were too weak to hold me, so I was forced to crawl up the stairs, blood trailing behind me as I went.
"Roxas," his voice was growing faint.
"Riku," I called a little louder than before. Adrenaline coursed through my body, dulling my pain and allowing my strength to return. "Riku!"
I could have sworn I heard him calling my name. It was faint, but I was positive I heard it.
"Riku!" I screamed, pounding against the door with every ounce of strength I had left. I couldn't let him leave, not when I was so close to freedom. "RIKU!"
"Roxas! Roxas, where are you!" I rushed into the room where the cries were the loudest. To my surprise, it was the kitchen.
"The basement!" he cried. I gazed around the room frantically, checking for another door.
"Where? I can't find the door!"
"What?" The pantry?
"Inside the pantry! There's a hidden door...leading to...the basement!" his cries were starting to become weaker, and I could hear him gasping for air. I had to hurry.
I opened the door and scanned the walls for any sort of abnormality that might signify the entryway. Finally, I found a small latch and forced open the heavy wooden door. As soon as I did, Roxas toppled over, his limp body falling into my arms. "Riku," he gasped softly. I fell to my knees and cradled the blonde. There wasn't a single part of his body that wasn't covered in either dry or fresh blood. His face was swollen and bruised along with the rest of his body, and he struggled desperately to breathe. The main thing that caught my attention, however, was the large blood stain on the crotch of his pants.
"You were raped," I gasped, unable to breathe. This is horrible!...Dammit, I knew I should have rescued him when I had come here with my father. I could have saved him! "Oh Roxas," I sobbed.
He clutched my shirt, and buried his face in my chest. "Riku," the blonde gasped, "you need...to get out...of here."
"No," I corrected, "we need to get out of here." He grimaced and whimpered in pain as I lifted him. Suddenly, a loud click sounded right next to my head. I immediately froze, and pulled Roxas closer to my body protectively.
"Drop the boy, and put your hands in the air." I did as instructed, tentatively placing Roxas on the ground then holding my hands above my head.
"Good job, Ven," an all too familiar voice cooed, "It's a good thing you're so paranoid. Otherwise we would have just kept going." Vanitas strutted into the room, brushing suggestively against me as he stepped into view. "Well what do we have here?" he gently brushed the bangs from my face, and his gaze turned lustful, "A knight in shining armor, come to save his sweet prince?" Before I knew what hit me, I was lying flat on the ground, my face tender and beginning to swell. The dark haired male turned from me to Roxas, who still lay cringing and panting heavily on the ground. The little blonde cried in pain as Vanitas delivered a solid kick to his abdomen.
"Roxas!" I cried, and desperately struggled to my feet. Unfortunately, my attempts were thwarted as a blow from the shaft of Ven's gun was delivered to the back of my head. The attack sent me crashing back to the floor with a thud.
"You thought you could just come into my house and steal my pet?" Vanitas snarled. I screamed as he lifted me to my feet by my hair, so that my aqua eyes met his gold.
"What are you going to do?" I gasped, half chuckling, "You can't kill me. My father knows I'm here. If I don't return home, he'll know it was you."
The golden eyed male simply laughed and released his grip on my hair. I toppled to the floor, only to be held captive once again as Terra held my arms to my back, restraining my movements. "Silly boy. I'm not going to kill you. You know as well as I that I can't afford to have the police snooping around here." He knelt down beside Roxas and ran his fingers through the blonde's golden spikes. By this time, blood was flowing from his mouth and his breathing was quick and shallow. Vanitas kept his hand on Roxas' head, but turned back to me, "I'm going to release you, but if you should tell anyone of what you've seen here today, well." The man smiled maliciously, then slowly began to dig his nails into the blonde's scalp. He screamed in agony as blood trickled down the side of his head and face.
"Stop!" I pleaded, despirately trying to squim free from the brunette's grasp, "Please stop! Don't hurt him!"
Vanitas laughed, but released his grip on the blonde. "And that was only an appetizer. If you should talk, I will make you suffer. You're parents shall die a most horrific death, then I'll take you and beat you until only your eyes work. After that, you can watch as I slowly and painfully rip the life from your precious little Roxas." I gasped in horror and my aquamarine eyes went wide. The large brunette on top of me chuckled and released my body. However, all I could do was stay frozen on the floor, and gaze helplessly at my dying blonde. "I'll give you some time with your little prince to think things over. Vanitas stood, and signaled for Terra and Ventus to follow as he walked out of the room. Ventus gave me one last death glare before following his older brother.
I waited until I heard the door click shut before rushing to the blonde's side. "Roxas," I whispered, delicately lifting his head onto my lap.
"Ri...ku," he gasped softly, "don't...worry about...me,...just...go."
"I can't just leave you here."
He smiled weakly and gently held his hand to my face. "I'm not...going to make...it anyway. Please...just go. I don't...want...to see...you get...hurt. Find...someone...new...and give...the love...you held...for me...to them."
"I can't just forget about you. You're the only one my heart belongs to."
"Please...Riku...I don't...want...you to...waist your life...waiting for...me." He grimaced again and pulled his hand from my face to clutch his stomach.
"You're sure," I sobbed, caressing his cheek with the back of my hand, "that this is what you want?"
Tears streamed down my face as he nodded and whispered, "Live life...for the...both of us." I bent down and gently pressed my lips to his. He placed his hand on the back of my head, and ran his fingers through my hair.
I pulled him closer, despite the pain. I knew that that was going to be the last time I would be treated like a human being; the last time I would feel loved. He said he would come back, but I wouldn't be able to live with myself if he got hurt because of me. That's why I told him to go. As long as I knew Riku was alive and well, that would be enough to get me through this; knowing that someone out there still cared for me.
Unfortunately, all good things had to come to an end. The door slammed, startling Riku and I apart. We turned to see Terra standing in the doorway, a disgusted look spread across his face, "Time to go, kid."
Riku nodded solemnly, then gave me a quick hug, whispering softly in my ear, "Just remember that I will always love you." He gave me kiss on the forehead, and gently laid me on the ground. Then he stood and trudged out the door. That was the last time I ever saw him.
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Sorry it took so long. Here's part two of three of the bonus chapter.