[Right, due to a horrendous amount of coursework, it's taken me ages to get these typed up (I have 4 chapters waiting to be put onto the computer!), but I'm making a start so here it is.]
Attatch wire A to socket C...
Location: The Realms of Chaos
Rank: Desk Jockey
Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:40 pm
Chapter 7: Pain
Promise. It’s such a strong bond and I’d just formed one to the woman I loved. When I came to, I had no idea where I was. I knew I was in a bed of some sort and there was a window with the curtains drawn. Another thing I noticed was a light under the door. There was no light in my room, and I presumed that because of its’ placing, the door led to some form of ensuite. This was confirmed when my hearing came flooding back, allowing me to hear the sound of running water hitting some sort of plastic, presumably a shower. I looked around the room; it was very anonymous. The walls (as far as I could tell) were light grey, with black painted wood hung around the room at strategic points. The carpet was black, as was the leather bed. From the door to the ensuite, on the left, there was an ebony dresser with a mirror above it. Carrying on anti-clockwise around the room, there was an ebony wardrobe and bookcase. The bookcase was packed with books and it was from these that I determined where I was. Among the books there were a few classics, such as Jane Austin, Charles Dickens, all the Ian Fleming’s and Black Beauty. As well as these there were a few law journals but these didn’t confirm where I was. It was four unobtrusive volumes that gave it away. Their spines were worn and they were obviously read a lot. Like the rest of the books, they were stacked in series order from left to right: Blood Bowl, Dead Ball, Death Match and Rumble in the Jungle. I was in Mei’s apartment.
The water stopped and light spilled into my room. Mei came out dressed in a bath robe. Her hair shone like silk (and probably felt like it too, if my memory served me well) and hung loose around her shoulders. Her fringe was tucked back behind her ear, but several strands had fallen forward in front of her eye. She ran her hand through her hair, pushing the strands back into place as I rolled onto my side. She smiled at me and I found my pulse quickening. It was so strange, how much of an effect she had on me. I’d had my fair share of advances off other people, but none of them had any effect on me, but if Mei so much as smiled at me, I would be putty in her hands. She walked over and sat on the edge of the bed. She carefully wound her arm around my neck and cradled my head in her hands. She then lifted my head up and looked at the lump where I had made contact with the floor the night before. She ran her fingers over the swelling. Until now, I had not been in any pain, but as soon as she touched it, my head started throbbing with pain. I bit my lip in order to stop myself from swearing, but Mei noticed.
‘How much does it hurt?’ she said quietly. She didn’t really say it, more whispered it, but then again it was too loud to be a whisper.
‘A lot’ I replied. She laughed quietly at my reply, so I stuck my bottom lip out. I could feel the teeth marks from where I’d bitten it, and a small trickle of blood ran back into my mouth. It had a metallic tang to it. I looked up at her with what I could only hope were pleading eyes and whispered; ‘Kiss it better?’ My arm circled her waist and pulled her towards me, but not fast enough. She went rigid and she slapped me, once, hard across the face. My head snapped back and the welt on the back of it collided with the base of the headboard. I roared in pain and the red mist clouded my vision. I wanted to lash out at the nearest object, but I could hear myself promising Mei that I would no longer use violence. I clenched my fists, and felt my own nails bite into the flesh of the palms. I had closed my eyes tightly to get rid of the mist, but I released the tension in my body as I felt something cool caress my burning cheek. Opening my eyes, Mei was holding a cold flannel to the offended area. As she had before, she lifted my head and moved the compress to the swelling. I welcomed its’ cold embrace. No longer did I want to lash out, but when Mei had hit me, all I had wanted to do was…
‘I’m glad you didn’t,’ Mei breathed against my neck. At this point, I finally realised why I’d made such a promise to her. It was one of the hardest things I’d ever had to do, not resorting to violence when faced with a situation that was out of my control. But I had stuck to my word, because I’d do anything for Mei. I’d suffer anything for her. Even pain.