Genre: AU, AH, Angst
Summary: Warning: Domestic Violence. Jasper has endured years of abuse by his lover. What will it take for him to break free and finally go to the one man who truly loves him and makes him feel at home? Slash.
Word Count: 500
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The feel of his fist connecting with my cheekbone is indescribable. The pain radiates through my eye to the back of my head. The force of the blow whips my head back. My eye is throbbing as he hits me again and again until I fall to the floor. Throwing my hands up, I try to protect my face, but he is kicking me in the stomach now. How many times am I going to have to live with this fear and abuse before I decide it's enough?
There is someone who loves me and will never hurt me. He tells me this every time I run to him after James has beaten me. I try to push myself up. He's across the room from me, breathing heavily and staring at me with such contempt. As I stand, I look him in the eye and decide that now is the time. I'm not going to take it anymore. He storms toward me to deliver his next blow, hissing profanities. Dodging, I grab his fist.
"NO! No more. That's enough. It's over, James. You're not doing this to me anymore!" I shout at him.
"What do you mean it's over? It'll never be over. You're not leaving me, EVER!" He snarls and lunges at me.
As quickly as I can move, I make it to the door before him and throw it open. Practically throwing myself through it, I run to my car in a panic. I can feel him close behind me. His breath on my neck. Opening the car door, I manage to get in and lock the doors. My heart is racing.
"Open up this door right now you worthless piece of shit. Don't think you can ever get away from me. I'll find you. You can't get away!" He roars as I pull away from the curb. Hearing him as I drive away from the nightmare of my life, I do not look back. I feel nothing.
Wiping my tears, I drive across town to the only place that has ever felt like home to me. I cannot help but smile. Arriving at the place James knows nothing about, I feel safer already. There's no feelings of guilt, anymore. Stumbling up the front steps, I knock on his door. As the door opens, I look down in shame and hear his gasp of horror.
"Jasper, oh my God. That son of a bitch did it again." He seethes and pulls me into his arms and into his home.
All I can do is cry on his shoulder and clutch him as if he is the life raft of my entire existence.
"Edward." I sob uncontrollably.
"Shhhh, it's okay now, baby. I have you. You're home. You're not going back to that animal again. Do you hear me? I love you and I'm not letting you go back." He softly croons into my ear stroking my back.
This time, I nod my agreement. He's right. I'm finally home.