Heart of Darkness

He put one hand on the door beside her head before leaning forward. What was he doing? Trying to intimidate her again? “Truth is…” He began to speak in a low voice and she strained her ears but all she could hear was her heartbeat. “I hate when you touch me because I like it so much.” Her eyes widened in surprise and he leaned even closer before continuing to speak. “I also hate the way you smell…” she could hear him inhale her scent “You smell delicious. And I hate your hair because it’s tempting. I want to run my fingers through it, pull it gently while I taste your lips and bite your neck.” Angelica suddenly felt like there was no air left in the room. “Your touch makes me unable to resist doing those things and all the other things I want to do to you.” “Oth...other things.” She breathed not realizing she was thinking loudly. One side of his lips curved into a smile. “Imagine all the things a man would want to do to you. I want to do those things and much more.” He leaned closer bringing his lips next to her ear. “Because I am no man. I am a beast. A hungry one. So unless you want me to bite you, refrain from touching me.” **************** A woman alone in a man’s world. In a time and place where it’s difficult for a woman to live alone, protect and provide for herself, Angelica must find a provider and a protector after her father is accused of being a traitor and executed by the king. Now known as a traitor's daughter, she must survive in a cruel world ruled by men, and in order to do so she ends up seeking protection in a man feared by everyone. A man with many scars. Both physically and mentally. A man punished for his pride. Rayven is a man with many scars. They cover his face and punish his soul. He can never show himself without people recoiling at the sight of him. Except for one woman who willingly comes knocking on his door. Is she an additional punishment sent to him, or will she be his salvation?

JasmineJosef · Fantasy
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Chapter 122 (The End of vol 1)

When my world was dark

When my soul was lost

You became my shining light

You became my angel in sight

The love you poured onto me

To see that there's more to life

The happiest person that I can be 

With you as my loving wife

Your wise words and the brightest smile

Have kept me alive longer for a while

As you helped me fall in love with myself

When I have forever been this hostile

I don't know how you healed me back

To a better self that I can be

Maybe I'm inspired by your lively soul

Or maybe it's just your love I see.

Angelica closed the book, her eyes tearing up. His poems always made her emotional but she was sad also sad because he had found her book and seen the previous poems that she wrote when she was in pain. Beside each one of them, he wrote a short poem. How long did he sit and write them? She read on after the other and now she couldn't hold her tears.