This is my first time writing a story in Booksie; I hope you guys will like it. Reviews are highly appreciated, if there is something that I need to improve, please do tell me and if you like my story don’t hesitate to leave a comment. Please spare me if I got some grammatical errors, I’ll proof read it once I have time. So here it is, the first chapter of Broken Sonnet.
They don’t give me the chance to explain; I couldn’t believe that she doesn’t even sprout a word before the police took me. She was covered with silence; I don’t know what is running in her mind, she just stared at me with no tears, and no words were spoken.
Suffering alone in prison makes me feel worse. She doesn’t visit me for the past two years, and it makes me feel dreadful. Hatred, anger, doubts are the emotions I felt during my imprisonment, even if I tried not to, but everytime that incident flashes in my memory, I can’t control myself from severely hating those people. That abominable experiences left a stain in my heart that makes my other side desires to commit a revenge that they will never forget.
-2 years ago -
Chapter 1: Broken
Neil is on his way home, but he received a message from Elizabeth “Neil, I have something to tell you. Meet me at the school gym."
After receiving the message, Neil hurriedly goes to the school, while running he accidentally saw a man lying at the floor. Even though he is afraid he came closer to the man’s body to take a look, panting and sweating Neil turned the body up and he was shocked, the man has a stab wound in his left chest, he was full of blood.
“What happened to you Sir? Talk to me if you can hear me” Neil commanded to the man while checking if the man is breathing. Luckily, he is alive but not until the emergency medical assistance services arrived.
“Please bear it a little sir, I will call for help” Neil stated
When Neil is about to find help, a group of policemen holds onto him. ”What are you doing? Let me go!” The only words slipped on Neil as he tried to let go from their grip.
They just cuffed me without giving me a chance to explain myself. I pitied myself; I'm hopeless and afraid at the same time. Who will save me? Elizabeth where are you? random thoughts that cross around my mind as I saw Elizabeth just staring at me until a man approaches her, and they left. I called her “Elizabeth! Elizabeth! Help me!” I shouted my throat out, but Elizabeth didn't look back. I felt darkness overpowering my entire body, that moment scarred me and gives me an urge to commit an awful act. I WANT REVENGE!
1 week earlier
It’s 5:05 am as Elizabeth's alarm clock rings. She scratches her head and uttered “I need to be up early but my head is aching” as she rose from bed and turn the alarm off.
The first thing that Elizabeth did upon awakening is to hold her cell phone and then she began typing a message for Neil
- text message: Hey you, sleepy head, aren’t you up yet? I just want you to greet a Happy 2nd Anniversary! I love you.
She waited for Neil’s reply for about five minutes, but he doesn’t reply at all, so she decided to take a warm bath before eating her breakfast. When Elizabeth is still in the bathroom, she heard some sort of noise inside her room that makes her feel uncomfortable and afraid.
“Who is there? Mom are you in there?” Elizabeth anointed as she hurriedly grabs the bathrobe.
“Dang! I left my phone in my bed” and she started looking for a thing that she can use to protect herself and a smile formed in her face, luckily there is a toilet pump in her bathroom.
“oh thank you Mom! I can use this” Elizabeth said as she slowly opens the door and saw a man who is about to get out of her room, she shouted and smashes the man using the toilet pump that she is holding.
“WHO ARE YOU? WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY ROOM?” Elizabeth asserted while continuously smashing the man with the use of toilet pump, but after seeing who it is, she immediately releases the man.
“Babe! It’s me Neil” now Elizabeth is back to her senses.
“What are you doing? I’m asking a while ago who is it yet you didn’t answer back; I’m so afraid of you moron!” Elizabeth stated out of anger as she gulps some air because of nervousness.
Neil hugged Elizabeth and says that "I’m just here to surprise you. It’s my fault, and I’m terribly sorry”
Elizabeth releases from the hug and asks where her mom is “Oh your Mom! She is with your Dad; they jog together”
She sighs from relief and begins to laugh “YOU!!! Explain it further, what surprise are you talking about?”
“Mind to look at the reason why I kept silent all this time?” Neil said as he pointed his index finger at Elizabeth's bed.
Elizabeth looked at her bed, and tears fell down at her cheeks; she hugged Neil tight and softly whispered “Thank you so much, I didn’t expect this."
Neil prepared a delicious sunny-side up with bacon and toasted bread, well actually Neil doesn’t know how to cook so Elizabeth really appreciates his effort, along the breakfast, there is a card and a bouquet of baby’s breath (that’s Elizabeth’s favorite flower).
“Elizabeth, I know I’m not your ideal type of guy. Not the sporty type that you are dreaming to be your boyfriend but one thing I can assure you, I will always love you and protect you. I will be your best friend, your brother, your father and partner in one, and I want you to know that I’m so glad to have you in my life. You mean the world to me Elizabeth; I love you forever until eternity. Happy 2nd Anniversary Babe. :)
P.S. I put a love spell in your breakfast.
Love, Neil “
Elizabeth is smiling while reading Neil’s message to her, and she kissed him passionately as she pleaded “I love you."