It Happened Last Night

Chloe woke up with a start, and massively disoriented, looked around desperately for a familiar sign to tell her where she was, or what woke her up. And then she remembered.

Even in the dark, her hand found its way to the love of her life, Ryder, her lodestone, the purpose for her existence. Thank God he was still there, sleeping like a baby, fidgeting occasionally like one too, as if he was being disturbed by some bad dream, Chloe noticed with a smile as she gently stroked his silky, golden hair to calm him down.

Chloe opened the small window of the cabin and looked out. The pristine beauty of their surroundings, and the soporific serenity of the hills, were in sharp contrast to the storm that they both had experienced last night.

Photo prompt courtesy Sue Vincent

She still couldn’t believe what all had happened just a few hours ago. The fortuitous escape, the wild chase, the recapture, the merciless beating, as punishment, as well as warning.

Her warm hand now moved gently down, from his head, towards his back. He flinched once in his sleep, as her fingers touched the still-raw wounds from last night. Her eyes welled up as she recalled his plaintive cries, begging for mercy.

Chloe’s hand crept lower now, till it found its way to the thick steel manacle around his ankle. It must be hurting him like hell, she thought, as silent sobs wracked her entire body, but he had left her with no choice. He shouldn’t have tried to run away from her last night.

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Written in response to Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt.

 

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About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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8 Responses to It Happened Last Night

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    Oh dear, that doesn’t bode well…

  2. Violet Lentz says:

    This girl means business!! Nice!!!

  3. Mukhamani says:

    Oh, how could she? Deadly. Well written.

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