Freedom isn't Free

by Erin Salvatore

Disclaimer: I don't own the Vampire Diaries. I'm just borrowing. Only the story belongs to me.

Note: This is the sequel to "Cat and Mouse," which I just came up while still working on the first one (just posted Chapter 14). The plot is this: Damon and Elena have been married for several months and are enjoying their lives together while awaiting the birth of their baby. However, things take a dramatic turn when Damon is kidnapped by Klaus' sister, Rebekah, who raped him when he was sixteen. No spoilers, just follow along.

Chapter 1

Damon Salvatore had a smile on his face as he walked out of the grocery store, having gone out to buy some caramel apples for his pregnant wife, Elena, who had gotten a craving for them. He had grown accustomed to her weird cravings and was always willing to get her whatever she needed. She was the love of his life, the air he breathed, and he owed her more than she could ever know.

Sure enough, Damon heard his cell phone ring. He picked it up and when he checked the ID, he saw Elena's number and smiled again, pressing "Send" and putting it to his ear.

"Yes, angel?"

"Just wanted to check on you," she replied. "Did you get the caramel apples?"

"I did," said Damon. "I even got something else for you."

"Something else?" said Elena. "Damon, I wasn't craving anything other than the caramel apples."

"I know, but you're going to love this one," said Damon. "I know how much you like read steamy romance novels, so I got you a few new ones."

"You did?" said Elena. "Oh, Damon, you're the best. What did you get?"

"Oh no, you're not getting information from me that easily, Elena," said Damon. "You're going to have to wait until I get home." He heard her sighing on the other end. "It'll all be worth it once I get home, I promise. Think you can hold out until then, amore mia?"

"Yeah, I suppose," said Elena. "Just don't take too long getting home, okay? I want to be able to eat while I read one of my books."

"I won't," said Damon. "I'll be home in just a few minutes. I love you, Elena."

"I love you too," said Elena. "See you in a few minutes." Before hanging up, she added, "Oh, and Damon?"


Elena was about to tell him but then quickly said, "Never mind. I'll tell you when you get home."

Damon sighed when she hung up before he could ask her what it was she was going to tell him. He then pocketed his phone and proceeded to his car. He put the groceries in the back and just before he was about to get in, he heard the sound of a gun being readied behind him and turned around to a man dressed in black from head to toe, like some kind of ninja.

"You Damon Salvatore?"

Damon scowled at him, not sure what this was about. "Who wants to know?"

"I have a message for you from Rebekah," said the man. "She wants to have a word with you."

"Does she?" said Damon. "Well, I have a reply to that message. She can kiss my ass."

With that, he kicked the gun out of the man's hand before landing a swift kick in his groin, hearing a painful groan before landing a succession of punches and kicks and knocking the asshole out within a few seconds.

However, soon after knocking the strange man out, Damon felt a needle being stuck into his needle and a hand clamping itself over his mouth. He tried to struggle, but found it difficult. The liquid in the syringe was a knock-out serum and within the same time it took to knock his opponent out, Damon himself was out cold.

1 Hour Later...

The first thing Damon felt when he woke up was a splitting headache. As his vision cleared, he saw that he was in the living room of some house. How the hell did he get here? He didn't remember driving here. He went to move, but found his movements restricted. Looking behind, he saw that he was tied to a chair and when he felt a draft, he saw that he was naked from the chest down.

"It was about bloody time you woke up. I was beginning to think you liked being out cold."

Damon heard a familiar voice and then looked to see who was speaking. His blue eyes went wide when he saw...


Rebekah smiled wickedly at him. "Hello, Damon. It's been a while."

"Not a long enough while," said Damon. "What the hell do you want? I severed ties with you a long time ago."

"Apparently," said Rebekah. "I looked at your left hand while my men were tying you up and I saw a ring there. You got married recently, and to that slut, Detective Gilbert."

"Watch your mouth," said Damon. "Elena isn't a slut. She never has been and never will be." He sneered at her. "The only slut I see here is you. You made my life miserable, just like your asshole brother did."

Rebekah then slapped him hard across the face, making his nose bleed and then forcing him to look at her. "You little shit, I made you become a man! You had your first sexual experience at my hands!"

"You bitch, you raped me!" said Damon. "I didn't want to do it, I even begged you to stop!" He growled in spite of the pain he was in. "If anything, Elena was my first sexual experience, not you! You can claim that you were my first all you want, but I'll just tell you that it's bullshit!"

By this time, Rebekah had had enough of Damon's mouth and took out a piece of duct tape, placing it over his mouth.

"If you're quite through, I'm going to put in a little call to your darling Elena and tell her that I have you. If she ever wants to see you again, she has to do exactly what I say." She kissed his cheek, earning her a muffled growl and ignoring the blood that was still oozing from his nose. "Now, you sit there like a good boy and I'll be back in a few minutes."

With that, she walked away, leaving Damon to struggle against his bonds and scream out Elena's name, not giving a shit if it was muffled by the duct tape.

Note: Thus begins the sequel to "Cat and Mouse." I know it's not finished yet, but I thought I'd get a jump start on the sequel.

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