I knew I was meant to be his by the look in his eyes.
The man in the suit was mysterious and dark, broken like me.
I should have never been in the clutches of a monster such as Mendoza, but I was finally free. Linc had saved me from his wrath, and I thought I could give him everything he could ever dream of in return for choosing me.
I was horribly mistaken.
This was not the life I expected.
This new cage had been my home for what felt like an eternity. I hadn’t seen the man in the suit since the day I was taken from Mendoza, and that seemed so long ago. A man named Yavuz had come in from time to time to make sure I was fed and to have sex with me, and I was dead inside. Maybe the man had been killed, or maybe he just didn’t want me. Maybe the connection I’d felt had been a fluke.
The room I was in was small, and there was an old mattress in the middle of the room where Yavuz would take what he wanted from me. Most nights I welcomed the darkness. I begged Yavuz to set me free from my cage, and one evening he chained me up and left me in front of a large staircase. I sat there in the darkness, because silence was my friend.
In the middle of the night I had been attacked by someone. I was choked until I nearly passed out, but I couldn’t see my attacker’s face. I didn’t know why they wanted to harm me, but I stopped caring once the light at the end of the tunnel appeared. I wanted to be taken away from this body for good.
I was unlocked and tossed back into my cage without warning, and I lay on my side as I heard things bump in the night.