Anna hugged her knees to her chest as her crying lessened. Her chin rested on her knees and she closed her eyes. Never in a million years would she have imagined Aaron would have said something like that to her. He was the kindest man she knew. And he had reminded her of her place.
She had been a fool to try and start over. To move on from her past. She was a slave and that was all there was to it.
But she didn’t want to be a slave. She liked how she had felt all week. The freedom of being Katrina. It felt…good. The closest thing to real happiness since Alex had died. She was tired of being weak. Tired of being used. She wanted freedom. She’d tasted it and didn’t want to lose it. But did she dare? Would they really allow her to be Katrina?
“Hey, sweetheart. You look a little lost.”
Anna looked up to see a man in a leather jacket staring down at her. No, leering down at her. Bile rose in her throat as she realized what he wanted.
“I’m fine,” she said softly, standing and backing away. She bumped into something behind her and turned to see another two men standing there, leering at her.
Each of them held an arm and the first man walked closer. “Yes you are,” he grinned.
She could smell the alcohol on him as he stood close to her and ran his finger down her neck. A cold shiver ran down her arms and legs as he continued grinning at her.
“Please let me go,” she said softly.
He leaned forward and whispered in her ear. “I like it when women beg. It turns me on.” He took her hand and pressed it to the bulge in his pants. He rubbed her hand on him and he groaned. “You like that, sweetheart?” he said softly.
She tried to twist out of the other men’s grips but they were strong. She looked around, but there was no one else near. It was dark and the closest light was a hundred feet from where she was.
“The only reason a pretty girl like yourself would come out to the park alone is if she was looking for a little fun and excitement.” He put his hand on her breast and squeezed.
“No,” she whispered, her body betraying her. She hadn’t been touched in a week. She bit her lip to keep from crying out. The idea of being raped in the middle of a park was turning her on. She really was a sex slave.
The man chuckled. “You like that. You are a little slut aren’t you?” he squeezed harder and she swallowed a moan. He walked behind her and cupped both her breasts and sniffed her neck. “You smell good.” He pressed at her shoulders and she went to her knees. “Give her a gag, won’t you Trey?”
Trey moved in front of her and unzipped his pants, shoving his cock into her mouth. The first man knelt behind her and the other man held both of her arms over her head.
She could hear the man breathing heavily as he reached in front and unzipped her jeans and pulled them down. She heard his zipper and he pressed into her back, making it arch painfully as her arms were still over her head. Fingers jabbed between her legs and then a hard, hot cock slid inside her body.
She moaned against the cock in her mouth as the first man thrust in and out of her.
He chuckled. “She likes it.” He held her hips and thrust harder and harder. Fingers dug into her hips and her shoulders wrenched as he pushed in and out of her, jamming her body against the hips in front of her. Hands were in her hair as the standing man fucked her mouth.
“Oh, yeah,” the man behind her groaned. “Yeah. Fuck yeah.” He moved faster and faster.
The cock in her mouth throbbed and then filled her mouth with his cum, which she swallowed automatically. The man behind her gave a grunt and slammed deep inside her, and cursed softly as he came.
She fell forward onto her hands as Trey backed away and laughed. “She gives great head, Cam. Maybe we should take her home with us.”
‘Cam’ withdrew his cock and chuckle. “Maybe. Go ahead Mason.”
The man who had been holding her hands moved behind her.
“No,” she said softly. She felt something bubbling up inside of her. A white hot rage was simmering just underneath the surface and she shook her head and stood, pulling her jeans up.
“Hey!” the man growled, pulling at her. She yanked her arm back and then hit him across the cheek.
“Don’t touch me,” she growled.
The man lunged for her and she attacked, the white rage had been unleashed.
Aaron heard the sounds of the struggle before Tom did. It sounded like an animal. Were all those werewolf stories true?
He heard Anna’s voice and took off in the direction of the sounds with Tom right behind him. He shined his flashlight ahead and saw a man lying on the ground unmoving. He moved his flashlight up and saw Anna kick another man in the balls and he went down with a scream. Another man grabbed her from behind and she somehow twisted in his arms and bit his neck hard enough to bleed.
“Holy shit!” Tom exclaimed.
The man stumbled backward when the light flashed on him and ran away.
Anna turned at them. Her eyes were dark and wild and she stared at them like a wild animal.
“Fuck!” Aaron said as she lunged for him and he jumped out of the way. He dropped his flashlight and fought for his life as she attacked him. Biting, scratching and hitting anywhere she could.
“Dammit Anna!” he screeched as she bit his arm.
Tom grabbed her from behind and she screamed like an animal and clawed to get away.
“Call Wilhelm!” Tom yelled hanging on to her for dear life.
Aaron pulled his phone out with trembling hands and pressed the speed dial for Wilhelm, praying he would answer. Tom had dropped to the ground and wrapped his legs around hers and held her arms above her head. She continued to struggle and scream.
The phone rang three times. “Aaron?” Wilhelm’s concerned voice sounded.
“Ann’s gone crazy!” he exclaimed. How else did he explain what was going on.
“Like a fucking animal. She’s…god, Wilhelm…she’s like a wild animal. Tom’s got her, but…”
Anna screamed again.
“What was that?” Wilhelm asked slightly out of breath like he was walking.
“That was Anna.”
Wilhelm cursed in German and then Aaron heard him talking to someone. It sounded like Kurt.
“I’ll be right there.” Wilhelm said and the call disconnected.
“What the…” Aaron looked at the phone in wonderment, then heard Tom curse and Anna had lunged at him again. He fell backwards and held her wrists at arm’s-length as she snapped at him with her teeth.
“Anna!” a loud, booming voice sounded.
Anna looked up and then whimpered and backed away in a crab walk until she hit a tree.
Aaron looked up and saw a man, tall and glowing and looking rather frightening.
“Sebastian?” Aaron said in shock.
Sebastian ignored him, but walked to Anna and knelt next to her. She whimpered again.
“Sit,” he said softly.
Anna went to her knees, hands on her thighs, head down.
Sebastian’s glow dimmed and then disappeared all together as he pet her hair and whispered to her.
Aaron could see the calm enveloping her and when she was totally relaxed, Sebastian kissed her on the head and stood.
Aaron stared. Sebastian was with Alex when he died. Wilhelm had said he’d been banished to the Immortal realms since he couldn’t die. What the hell was he doing here?
Sebastian put his hand on Aaron’s shoulder. “It’s alright, Aaron. She’s calm and in her right mind again. We should get her home.”
Wilhelm quickly walked over and helped her to her feet. She looked up at him with a slightly dazed look and stood with his help. “What happened?” she asked softly.
“It’s alright, Liebling.” Her legs were shaking and Wilhelm put his arm around her.
“What do we do about them?” Aaron asked, motioning to the two men on the ground. One was rolling on the ground, holding his balls. The other wasn’t moving.
“Anna,” Tom said, walking over to her.
She looked up at him.
“Did they rape you?”
She shrugged. “They didn’t hurt me.”
Tom frowned. “Her view of rape is a little distorted.” Tom looked up. “I’ll take care of them. Take her home. I’ll be there shortly.”
Sebastian reached for Anna. “I’ll take her so she doesn’t have to walk.”
Anna looked at him warily as Sebastian he reached for her. He touched the top of her head and she closed her eyes and her body went limp. He picked her up and disappeared.
“Where did he…?” Aaron began, looking around.
Wilhelm chuckled. “You wonder where he went but you don’t wonder about my appearance?”
“I…” Aaron sighed. “I don’t know.”
“He’s Immortal. He can teleport.”
“Oh,” he said. What else could he say? He was too shook up to think about it. Nothing about the Brotherhood should really surprise him.
Aaron walked in the direction they had come trying to get his head around what happened. Questions shot through his head.
“Why is Sebastian here? I thought he couldn’t be here.”
Wilhelm looked at him out of the corner of his eye. “It’s better if you don’t know the answer to that.”
“Ok. Then what happened to Anna?”
Wilhelm shook his head. “I don’t know. That was so…unlike her. I’ve never seen such a thing.” He was quiet for a few minutes. “It must have been the rage that Donovan spoke about.”
They came to the edge of the park and waited for the light to cross the street.
“She was freaky strong.”
Wilhelm looked him over. “I can see that. You have quite the bruise on your cheek.”
Aaron raised his hand to his cheek and felt the tender skin. “I don’t even remember her hitting me.”
“I don’t believe she will remember it either.”
Wilhelm was quiet the rest of the way back to the apartment. Sebastian was sitting on Anna’s bed with his hand on her head. Anna’s eyes were closed and she was relaxed. He could see a bruise on her cheek and several on her arms.
Sebastian looked up as they walked into her room. “She’s asleep. She won’t remember seeing me.”
Wilhelm nodded. “What happened?”
Sebastian frowned. “She…” he sighed. “She was defending herself. She’s done it before. When Devin took your baby?”
Wilhelm’s jaw clenched as he nodded. “What did he do?”
“If she was human she would have died…several times.”
Wilhelm shook his head. And sat down on the other side of the bed. “So what happened tonight?” he asked looking at Aaron.
Aaron winced. “We had a fight,” he volunteered. “She ran out of the apartment.”
“What did you fight about?” Sebastian asked. Aaron had a feeling he already knew.
“I was…jealous of her going out with someone while I was out of town.”
Sebastian nodded and gave him a small smile. “Understandable.”
“I said horrible things to her.” Aaron looked at her with sadness. “It’s my fault she ran out.”
“We all get angry sometimes, Aaron. She’ll forgive you.” Wilhelm gave him an understanding smile.
Aaron sighed. “Is there anything I can do?”
Sebastian shook his head. “No, she’ll be fine. Do you want me to heal your cheek?”
He shook his head. “No.” he turned and walked to his room. “Let me know if you need me.”
He collapsed on his bed and stared at the ceiling. Even though Anna was ‘fine’ he was still responsible for her getting raped in the park. God, what a horrible person he was. He was glad they didn’t have class tomorrow. He got up and got a beer out of the fridge and downed it before grabbing another one and went back to his room.
Wilhelm knocked on his door and opened it a few minutes later. “Aaron.”
Aaron looked up guiltily. “Is she ok?”
Wilhelm nodded. “You shouldn’t have said what you said to her.”
Fear gripped Aaron’s heart. “I know. I…wasn’t thinking.”
“That’s why she attacked you. Because you hurt her.”
“I deserved it.”
Wilhelm sighed softly. “We all say things we don’t mean to. It’s part of life. Sebastian erased what happened from her memory. She’ll think that you got home late tonight.” He smiled. “She was making progress, accepting her freedom. She’d even let Alex go,” he added softly. His face was solemn and thoughtful, as if he wasn’t sure how he felt about that particular change.
“And I fucked it up.”
“She’s ok now, Aaron. Really. She needs you to be strong for her as she accepts her new…life.” He shifted on his feet. “I need to go. Being here might alert Devin and I don’t want to push my luck. Call me if you want to talk.”
Aaron nodded glumly.
“Do you want Sebastian to fix your memories too?”
Aaron looked up. The thought was tempting.