Chapter Twenty

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" Well them, I'm Roman for you," he answered and I shook my head no.

" You're not Roman. Roman died." I said which wasn't a lie. He wasn't Roman. Roman loved. Malik didn't. Roman claimed me because he loved me. Malik claimed me because I am pretty. He said that before with his own tongue.

" What are you talking about?! I'm Roman. Yeah, I changed my name but I am still him. A person can't be reborn," he said rolling his eyes.

" Malik! You're not him. Roman, my boyfriend, wasn't like you. He was sweeter. He loved me and he was always taking care of me, sorry dude! But you're not him," I said sternly.

" Oh, is that it?!" He said as he carried me and placed me in his lap.

" Yes," I said trying my best to ignore what he just did.

" Brianna! Look! First of all, I'm Roman for you. For you, I can be anyone. All I care about is our safety and happiness. I love you, and not because you're pretty. Damn! You sure are beautiful but your soul is even prettier. I said that before only cause it's dangerous and trust me it's dangerous still. No one knows that I am Roman and no one should. I didn't want to tell you, but let's just say that you hearing the conversation changed the plan. Oh, by the way, don't ever eavesdrop again, am I understood?!" he said glaring at the end.

I smiled and nodded. Okay that's Roman.

" And no fucking cursing at me again! It pisses me off and you know it," he said still glaring.

I rolled my eyes and nodded. Geez!

" No rolling eyes either!" he ordered.

" Dude!" I whined.

Geez! I'm like one hundred percent sure that it's Roman. I mean he is the only one who goes around ordering me not to curse, roll my eyes and whine. Geez! Some things never change no matter what.

" Oh, no whining either. I thought you knew that already," he said rolling my eyes.

" Yeah! Just testing my limits," I said smiling.

" I assure you they have never changed," he said smirking.

" I really hope they have," I whispered underneath my breath causing Malik to laugh. Geez! He still has the best laugh ever. Okay that sounded cheesy. Ugh!

" What was that, amore?!" He asker raising an eyebrow.

" Nothing," I replied looking the other way blushing. I was blushing because of that Spanish word. I couldn't help but blush whenever he says it to me.

" I see, some things never change," he said and I sighed.

" I hate you," I whispered.

" Love you too," he answered.

" I said I hate you, not I love you," I stated rolling my eyes at him. He can't just come back like that. Geez! Why am I having those weird mood swings?! Like once I am hey that's Roman and the other no that's not him.

Ugh! What the hell is wrong?! Why is everything so confusing right now?!

" We both know that it is not true, you love me, Briana!" He said with authority. It made me shiver but I wasn't giving up.

" I told you before. I hate you, Malik! I hate you to my core," I stated coldly.

" You love me. I'm Roman," he said and I found myself really mad.

I couldn't help but scream at him. All the stress, the weird feelings, everything I have ever wanted to get out came out when I yelled at him, and said " GO FUCKING AWAY! I HATE YOU, ROMAN! I DON'T CARE ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK BUT I DO. YOU KEEP HURTING ME. FIRST, YOU FUCKING MADE ME LOVE YOU AND FALL FOR YOU HARD AND THEN YOU FUCKING HURT ME BY FAKING YOUR DAMN DEATH. YOU LIVED YOUR LIFE WITHOUT ME AND LEFT ME CRYING OVER YOU, YET YOU NEVER CARED ENOUGH TO COME BACK. DO YOU REMEMBER HOW MUCH TIME HAS IT BEEN SINCE YOU FAKED YOUR DEATH?! HUH?!"

He looked down in shame never saying a word and that added to my anger. He doesn't remember...

" OF COURSE, YOU DON'T. YOU'RE TOO BUSY TO CARE ABOUT ME. IT HAS BEEN THREE YEARS. THREE DAMN YEARS AND ALL I HAVE DONE IN THEM IS CRY WHENEVER I REMEMBER YOU. I COULDN'T GET TO LOVE ANYONE ELSE. BECAUSE I FUCKING CARED ABOUT HOW YOU WOULD FEEL WATCHING ME, THE GIRL I THOUGHT YOU LOVED, FROM ABOVE AS SHE DATE ANOTHER GUY WHO ISN'T YOU. I FUCKING SPENT MY WHOLE DAMN TIME CARING ABOUT YOU, AND HOW YOU WOULD FEEL. I NEVER WISHED FOR MY FEELINGS FOR YOU TO FADE. I WAS JUST SO DAMN IN LOVE TO CARE, BUT NOW...."

" NOW I WISH YOU NEVER CAME IN MY LIFE. I WISH I NEVER LOBED YOU, CARED ABOUT YOU, OR DATED YOU. YOU GOT OVER AND NOW YOU'RE JUST HERE TO PLAY WITH ME AND THEN FUCK OFF LIKE YOU DID THE FIRST TIME. BUT NO, I AM NOW SMARTER. I HATE YOU. THAT'S THE ONE THING I WOULD DO EVEN IF IT KILLED ME. I HATE YOU AND EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU. YOUR EGO IS JUST REALLY FAT TO SEE THAT I, NO LONGER, WANT YOU. HOW ABOUT YOU OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE THE SHINING TRUTH?! I AM NO LONGER IN LOVE WITH YOU, AND I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE, SO FUCK OFF AND LET ME BE."

I looked over at him and saw hurt, and surprise. His mouth was hanged and for a second I felt bad. I couldn't take that I hurt him. I hated that I still loved him. I looked at Derek and found the exact same expression. I looked again at Malik and that time I saw surprise but not hurt.

" I don't give a fuck about what you think. You're mine. I fucking spent those years away for your damn sake. Those years weren't hard for only you but for me also so don't act like you're the victim. I don't care about your feelings for me, at least not any more. You are mine whether you like it or not and don't think about escaping or leaving me. You don't know what I am capable of doing, so you better stay on my good side. When it comes to respect and obeying me, I will recognize no one. Understood?!" He said grabbing my neck pinning me to the wall.

I was running out of breath so I nodded. I couldn't believe how animalistic he became. I hate you, Roman. I will never love you again. Or so I thought.....

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