Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 22
No one speaks anything further and the whole room falls silent.
Zoe who just finished telling Lily that I am her rapist is also looking at Lily’s shocked expressions in a surprise.
Both me and Lily are just staring at each other as if someone has frozen our eyesight in place.
I cannot exactly tell what expressions my face is showing right now, but inside my mind, there is a hurricane of thoughts storming all over.
Why is Lily here? And now?
A-And the way Zoe spoke to her was made it seem like they had spoken before…
Don’t tell me… Lily is a part of…
No, that’s impossible. I have known and loved this girl since we were 11 and if even if that were the case somehow, why would they have asked me to forcibly **** her before?
It makes no sense to all if she was already a part of their gang! I think I can at least rule out that possibility.
Suddenly, another thought enters my mind…
Wait, they don’t want me to do it forcibly with Lily again, do they?
But if that was the case, why they let her be free to talk and look around their base this time? Shouldn’t they have just tied her up like before?
Side thoughts like these simultaneously rise in my brain, but the one which is dominating my whole mind is not these questions, but what Zoe just said.
This Zoe told her… She told Lily that I r.a.p.ed her…
“Caiden… You…” Lily mutters in a low voice.
Her face is completely expressionless… Like an absolute death-mask.
I don’t even know what to speak to her anymore.
And what can I even tell her? That I was forced to **** her?
Even though it’s true, will she even believe me now? After someone else has told her about this before me?
No, I don’t think she would…
F.u.c.k! I should have told Lily when I had the chance, d--n it!
I should have just…
Aargh! No point regretting over things I did in the past or should have done in the past anymore. I need to think what I have to do now…
I need to find a way to convince Lily that even though I was at fault in some way as well, but I did all those things to save her and my life at that time…
In my opinion, there is only way out of this situation right now. That is telling her the truth about what my conditions were at that time as fast as possible.
I know, I said that she probably won’t believe that… But still, she might give me time to prove my innocence…
And if I could get one of these gang women to confess that they forced me, I could use it as proof.
And I think I can probably make Emily agree to cooperate somehow…
Gathering up all my courage, I move close to Lily and speak up again-
“Lily, I… That is… I was forced—”
“You r.a.p.ed me?” Lily cut in-between with a low but crystal-clear voice.
But there is still not even the slightest fluctuation in her expressions.
“I… I did, but I was—”
“And you told me that you love me… just two days later?”
“I do! I did not lie! I really do love you, Lily! But I was—”
“And you even… When I was vulnerable… When I needed your support…”
“Please, Lily! I didn’t—”
“I asked you, whom I loved, to overwrite my scariest and the worst memories… But you turned out to be the one who gave them to me…”
“Lily, just listen to me!” I say while moving my hands towards her shoulder.
“I didn’t want to—”
“DON’T TOUCH ME! YOU MONSTER!” Lily yells on top of her lungs while swatting away my hand forcefully.
Finally, her expressionless face breaks as tears start leaking down from her eyes to stream down her smooth white cheeks.
“I don’t want to ever see your face again,” she says while giving me a look filled with extreme hatred.
Suddenly, I feel strength leaving my legs…
“Lily, please, it wasn’t my fault at all! I love—”
Before I could even finish speaking, Lily puts both her hands on her face to cover it and runs out of the room while sobbing loudly…
“No! Wait! Lily!” I yell after her.
“She is your…girlfriend?” Zoe asks me in a surprised tone.
I slowly turn back to look…
Now that Lily is gone, my eyes focused on the other women standing here and I know almost all of them…
Abigale and Clara, who are the other squad leaders have an amused look on their faces. Natalie is also here and she is looking extremely angry for some reason.
Emily, who is standing beside Natalie is also not showing many reactions to this situation but well, at least she is not behaving weirdly as one would expect of her.
But my focus is not on them, but entirely on Zoe right now.
“Is she?” She asks again with a surprised tone.
“Shut up, b---h!” I yell at her.
Without waiting to see her reaction to my rudeness, I run towards the door from which Lily left earlier and exits it to enter into the corridor outside.
I look around frantically but there is no sigh on Lily here right now…
Lily… Where did you go?
I don’t know much about this place but I don’t think it’s that huge.
I need to find Lily fast… But where to start looking?
I doubt that she got to the end of the corridor and somewhere else as I should have at least seen her leaving.
That means only one thing… That she is inside one of these rooms here.
Without wasting a single second, I start opening every single door in this corridor randomly and looking inside to find any sighs of Lily there.
I try to catch the sound of sobbing as Lily was doing that just before she left the room but there are none.
A few of the rooms I try to look are locked but most of them are open with personal belongings of the person living there scattered inside…
“Damnit! Where did she go?” I say frustratingly while quickly taking a glance inside another empty room.
The moment I start to close the door, something grabs my hand strongly and pulls me inside the room.
Suddenly, out of nowhere, I find the face of the girl I was looking for so desperately right in front of my eyes.
She is not crying right now unlike just a few minutes before but instead, her face is showing a great worry as she looks at me searchingly.
W-Why is Lily not crying?
“Caiden, those women didn’t follow you, did they?” Lily asks urgently.
“Caiden, those women didn’t follow you, did they?” Lily asks urgently.
I just keep staring at her face in shock.
“Did they?” Lily asks again, her voice growing more and more worried by the second.
W-What is happening? Why is Lily asking me this?
“Lily, why are you—”
“Answer me first, Caiden!” Lily cuts in-between.
“N-No, I don’t think anyone came after me… Well, I can only say for that until I enter this room though,” I answer.
She gives out a small sigh.
I can see that Lily is clearly relieved to hear this, but still, her worried expressions does not lessen much.
“And are you okay, Caiden? These people didn’t do anything bad with you, did they?” she asks.
“I am sorry for yelling all those things at you before…”
W-What the heck is this?
The shock of what Lily is saying to me right now is making me unable to utter even a single word.
Wait, I am not dreaming again, am I?
Lily is asking if I am okay?
And why the hell is she saying sorry to me? This is just f.u.c.k.i.n.g insane!
“L-Lily, about what Zoe told you…” I speak timidly.
Suddenly, she lowers down her face to look on the floor.
“Is it… is it true?” Lily also asks in a small voice.
“It is. I-I did it…” I answer while looking down myself.
I close my eyes in anticipation of a slap or something from her but it never came…
Instead, a heavy and soft feeling envelops my body.
I open my eyes in surprise and see that Lily has wrapped her arms around my back and has enclosed me into a tight hug.
“Thank you…” she softly whispers in my ears.
Am I hearing fine? Did Lily just say thank you to me?
There is no way this is possible, right? And really, why would she even say that to me?
“T-Thank you? Why?” I ask in confusion.
“Yes, thank you for doing this for me,” she whispers again and this time, she even gives my neck a little kiss.
“Wait wait wait!”
I separate my body away from Lily’s in a flash.
“What are you talking about, Lily? Are you okay? They haven’t drugged you or something, right?” I ask in a worried tone.
To be honest, this is the only possible way I could think that Lily would say thank you to me…
Lily knocks on my forehead.
“No, dumbo! I am not drugged or anything. I am thanking you for what you did,” she says.
“But why? What did I do?” I ask weakly.
This is really going way above my head…
Maybe Lily is behaving like this to make me feel even more guilty?
Well, to be honest, I think I deserve this thank you then…
Lily gives out a huge sigh before speaking again.
“Caiden, I have known and liked you since I was eleven, okay? I have always noticed every little thing you do when you were around me. And at this point, I can confidently say that I know what and why you are doing something even before you know it yourself.
“And I absolutely refuse to believe even if you tell me it to yourself, that you were involved in this gang because you want to,” she says stubbornly.
“Yes…I am not here because I want to…” I answer while still in little disbelieve.
“See? I was correct! And the only explanation for you being here is that something must have happened to you as well… like me,” Lily says while looking at me exploringly.
I don’t know why, but a strange sort of feeling rises from within me.
Lily choose to believe not what her eyes told her, but her heart did…
I am so happy that I fell in love with a girl like her…
But still… One thing is bothering me…
“Aren’t you even a little bit affected by the fact that you were r.a.p.ed by me?” I ask in a little surprised tone.
Lily’s face turns a bit strange again before she answers me…
“It is not like that, Caiden. It affected me so much that I was like a broken doll after that day. I can only tell you my condition at that time by the fact that I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t eat… even my mind was completely blank for most of the time
“The only thing which kept repeating inside me was that I wanted to see you. I knew that I could find comfort with only you…
“That day, after we both confessed and made love to each other, my mind finally started to settle down. It was like you washed your love over my pain and suffering.
“But my problems did not stop there… I was actually contacted by that woman, Zoe, just a day after the **** incident,” Lily says.
“Wait, what? Zoe contacted you?” I ask in shock.
I thought that they planned to let Lily go. I remember Natalie telling me that they won’t contact her again…
“Yes, she told me that they are reaching out to me again because their higher-ups have made changes to their plans and according to it, I will have to help them out now or they will release my **** video…” Lily tells me.
“They are freaking blackmailing you!?” I ask loudly in shock.
Those filthy f.u.c.kers! I will make all of them pay for this!
“Shhhh! Don’t raise your voice or they will hear us! And yes, they are blackmailing me. At that time, I couldn’t even process what they were telling me and kept silent throughout the whole call but after the day we confessed, I could finally understand the seriousness of what Zoe told to me…
“Well, I thought that they were just trying to scare me after a few days of no contact… but the contacted me again today,” Lily says.
“So, that means that they need your help in something, right? What do they want from you?” I ask with anger still mixed in my voice.
“I will tell you that later, but first, I need to know how you got into this mess. I already got told by another woman here that they allow only females in this gang, then why are they using you as their member?” Lily asks.
I guess it is finally time to tell Lily about all the things…
I start from the day I got kidnapped at first…
“You were going to propose to me?” Lily asks with her cheeks turning pink.
“Y-Yes,” I answer while turning a bit red myself.
Then, I told Lily about how these women made me **** her and also about the meeting of the squad leaders and the other meeting of me with the king… (I skipped the part with Emily and Ava.)
“So, like you, they also bought me here today and told me that I would be meeting with a person who would help me with some task I have to do. Well, I still don’t know what it is though…” I tell her.
The moment I stop speaking, Lily moves forward and tightly hugs me again.
“You have to go through so many things just because of me…” Lily says while burying her face into my chest.
“How the hell it is your fault? If it is anyone’s fault than it is those people who kidnapped us. But don’t worry, e will get away from here somehow…” I say to Lily while patting her back.
“Yeah, we will… no matter what. And you know, you were actually brought here to meet me,” She says while removing her face from my chest.
“You? Really? Then, do you know about this task?” I ask.
Suddenly, Lily’s voice turns grave and her face shows many strong emotions at once: anger, frustration, and fear.
“C-Caiden.. they want you to…With my mother…”
“Your mother? What are you trying to say, Lily?” I ask in confusion.
“They want you to **** my mother…”