Binding Memories

Binding Memories

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Hello this is the Third book to the Bind's books I have already written. First one was "Restricting Binds" and the other one was "Escaping Binds" now this one is called Binding Memories because this story is all about Sam and how he has grown older and is now trapped by his own memories, trapped by his own past, and the struggle he has to become who he wants to be with Ash by his side, and Carlo showing up every now and again. He doesn't return to England because he has no life there, and he doesn't want to leave Ash behind alone. I hope you look forward to reading this book and to keep up with each new chapter, I am unsure of how long this story will be, or how many words in each chapter, so please bare with me and enjoy Sam's new journey.
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Hello this is the Third book to the Bind's books I have already written. First one was "Restricting Binds" and the other one was "Escaping Binds" now this one is called Binding Memories because this story is all about Sam and how he has grown older and is now trapped by his own memories, trapped by his own past, and the struggle he has to become who he wants to be with Ash by his side, and Carlo showing up every now and again. He doesn't return to England because he has no life there, and he doesn't want to leave Ash behind alone. I hope you look forward to reading this book and to keep up with each new chapter, I am unsure of how long this story will be, or how many words in each chapter, so please bare with me and enjoy Sam's new journey.

Chapter1 (v.1) - Chapter 1

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So Sam has decided to stay in America, and stay with Ash, now isn't that just adorable, I wonder how he will handle growing up with a new person he has never met, and what they plan to do with their life.

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Chapter 1
 
Years, many years after the tragic deaths that Ash and I had to handle, we have taken over Nick's work, we figured it would be best to continue the work so we didn't have to continue being freeloaders to Nick's Doctor friend. After I had woken up from my coma, I had found Ash right beside me and some guy not to far from the both of us, I placed my hand on Ash's head as tears were streaming down my face, ash woke up and hugged me tightly as he also cried. I knew he was crying about his father, as I was crying about a lot of things. “Sam, and Ash, I will be taking care of you both, Nick had asked me, that if anything was to happen to him, I was the one to take care of whoever he is caring for at the time”. I looked at the man, he had short blond hair and a pretty stern face, you could tell he was going to be a strict guardian, but his light blue eyes showed calmness and gentleness for others. I smiled as Ash continued to hug me, I noticed that there was a notebook beside me, so I grabbed it and jotted down something handing it to him right after. “Hello, I am mute and I would want to be taught how to be a black market Doctor, just like Nick was”, I looked at him and waited to see his reaction. “Of course, Ash already asked me to teach him as well, I will be sure to teach you both while you live with me”. I smiled and Ash let go of me as you could see a large smile on his face, he knew I planned to stay in America with him.
 
After we went back to Nick's place to get our clothes, it was hard for me to actually go in, to even enter the house. “Sam, it's alright,” Ash said as he was holding my hand tightly, I knew he wasn't having a great time going into the house as well, he had lost his father in this house. I smiled at Ash and picked him up walking in, it felt better to do it this way because we have one another still. We walked up to the room that we shared and grabbed the clothes we had, Nick's friend came up and leaned against the doorway. “I should let you know, my name is Bryce, and no matter what, this house will stay as it is, if this is the house you would want to live in when you can” At first it felt weird to say we would live here again, but at the same time, the memories we had here, we didn't want to lose them. I nodded my head in a way of thanking him and finished packing my clothes waiting for Ash to finish as well. I looked over to Ash and he wasn't moving an inch, I knew he was thinking of all the things he and his father did in the house. I walked over to him and knelt down beside him with a kind smile, and noticed that he did have a few tears going down his cheeks. I grabbed Ash's hand and wrote on his palm with my finger slowly so he could understand what I was trying to say, “It is alright” Ash looked at me then hugged me tightly, I raised my hand and placed it on Ash's head and then put my arms around him so I could pick him up.
 
Bryce walked over and picked up both of our bags and as we left the house, Bryce locked the door behind him and walked with us to the car he was driving. Ash and I got into the car as Bryce put our bags in the trunk, he then got into the car and drove off. Ash leaned his head on me and I smiled putting my arm around him, it was going to be a hard to learn how to be a doctor, “when we get back to my place, we'll set you both up in your rooms and then tomorrow is when teaching will begin, some days I won't be able to help since I will have to leave, I am an on call doctor, so I may have to leave during our lessons. At that point you both will have to continue to study, I have every book there is on learning to be a doctor since I am also learning many things myself”. Bryce looked as if he was happy to be able to teach someone else to be a doctor; even if we were going to be black market doctors. We reached the doctor's place, and to our surprise, it wasn't a house, instead it was an apartment, and a big one at that. “I know, I don't live in a house, but there is to much room in a house, and I don't particularly need that much room,” Bryce explained as he had our bags and walked over to a set of stairs that would bring you up to another floor with doors that seemed to be rooms. “So because I don't have two spare rooms, the both of you will have to share a room, I hope you don't mind” Both Ash and I looked at one another and smiled happily, then Ash spoke up for both of us. “We love sharing a room”, Bryce smiled lightly and I laughed even though no sound came out, but Ash knew that I was laughing.
 
A couple of years passed, and those couple of years were probably one of our hardest years, not only were we learning something completely new, but we were also dealing with our loss, thankfully Bryce understood that, so he wasn't too harsh on us, but harsh enough that we would be distracted with work instead of what happened to us. Since those two years has passed, I had been learning sign language, Bryce says it would be a better way for me to communicate to others, instead of using a notebook. Since I was learning it, both Bryce and Ash also learned it so I could communicate with them easier. I had barely used the notebook to communicate unless it was with someone who did not know sign language, but at that point, both Ash and I owned our own cell phones. I, of course, didn't call anyone, I only used it for texting. Today was the 2 year anniversary of the death of my parents, Nick, and Cain, and the three of us all made our way to the house in which they all died. Even though it had been two years since it was still hard for the both of us to visit, but we still went. I looked over to the now 12-year-old Ash and signed “It will be okay”. Ash smiled and nodded his head hugging me as we sat in the car just coming up to the house. “Alright boys, we're here, you can take as long as you want,” Bryce said as he stopped the car and turned it off stepping out, both Ash and I followed out after, and walked to the house, we both had two bouquets of flowers. I had two for my parents, while Ash carried two for Cain and Nick.
 
“Well if it isn't Sam and his little companion,” A man said from behind us as we had reached the doorway. I knew it wasn't any man's voice, in fact, I knew it was his voice, the man who had brought me to America and took everything away from me. I turned to find Carlo, with the bodyguard that replaced me right by his side, and once again he looked normal where nothing was wrong with him at all. Why would he torture me, but not to this guy? Ash knew that Carlo was a bad guy and stood in front of me. “What are you doing here?” Ash asked as you could see the anger in his face, Bryce stood beside the both of us not sure what was happening, he hadn't met Carlo before, which was a good thing at that. “Well, I can't come here to see the death place of my good friend, and the only good black market doctor out there”, I couldn't trust him one bit, and didn't like the guy who had nothing wrong with him since he had replaced me. “Not while we are here, you can wait till after we are done,” Bryce said as he stood in front of the both of us. “I may not know you, but because I am the guardian of these two, and they don't seem to be too fond of you, I would like for you to leave.” Bryce seemed calm, but he looked like he wasn't going to stand down no matter what. “Fine, we will come back later, take care, Sam,” Carlo said as he smirked while looking straight into my eyes. I shivered as he walked away and I touched the scar that continued to stay very visible on my neck.
 
As soon as Carlo left with his bodyguard, I felt like I could breathe again whenever I see him, I am suffocated by rage and fear, I am always terrified that he will come back and torture me more than he has already done. “Alright, let's continue our visit, then we should go back to the apartment after we make a couple of stops first”. Bryce said as he looked around almost as if he was trying to keep an eye out so Carlo wouldn't be able to sneak up on us again. We were finally able to open the door as I put down my set of flowers for my parents who died protecting me at the doorway. Tears fell down my face as sadness took me over, and I couldn't help but look down touching the ground as if I was touching my parents very soul, I wondered what had happened to them after they had left the world of the living. Did they go to what people called heaven, did they become spirits trapped to earth, or did they reincarnate into another being? These were questions I asked on a daily basis, I had hoped that they were doing alright, and were safe. I wiped the tears from my face and stood up taking one of the bouquets of flowers from Ash's hands, and both of us made our way up as I held onto his hand. The next one we placed down was for Ash's father, he had died just outside of the room that Cain was resting in, and where I hid Ash from being shot.
 
The memories I had in this house just ran through my memories, it was hard. I never liked remembering the past, but it seemed that whenever I got the chance to forget, it always found a way to jump back and stab me in the heart; it's as if I have cancer that can never be cured. I remembered how willing he was to take me in and care for me, even though he didn't know my story, or me for that, and because I am now a mute I was a bit of a challenge. Apart from all of that, Nick took care of me as if I was his own son, and Ash considered me his older brother. I knelt down beside the crying Ash and hugged him tightly while Bryce joined us up the stairs and rested his hand on my shoulder, it was his way of saying “it's alright, your not alone”. Ash wiped away his tears and I let go of him standing up and then we walked into the room where Cain took his last, and where I almost took mine. It felt weird walking into the room because not only was it where Cain died, but this was also where I was taken when I was brought here for the first time, this is where I had met Ash and Nick for the very first time, and Cain was the one who had brought me here, and helped me with my freedom. Even though Cain had trained me to become the bodyguard for Carlo, he was also the kindest one to me, I truly miss him, and wish he were back. “Alright boys, we should head back,” Bryce said and I nodded my head as I put down the bouquet of flowers on the bed, and we all headed back down the stairs and outside, and Bryce didn't wait long to lock the door behind him.
 
After we visited the house, we headed to the hospital with Bryce since he was called in for an emergency and had no time to drive us back to the apartment. Ash and I were welcomed by a couple of Nurses and Doctors since they knew us from all the other times we had come in with Bryce, to either learn a thing or two, or even just because we were out and about, and he needed to come in and fast. For some reason, the hospital seemed familiar to me, but not because I had been in there recently with Bryce, but it seemed like I had been here before but when I was 17 and not 19. I shook my head thinking that it might have been something small, and nothing to really think too much about. “Sam, want to look around?” Ash asked me and I nodded my head with a smile, and we started to venture around the hospital, we knew that no gang member would actually go into a hospital, so we knew we were safe from anything bad to happen. After a good couple of hours, Bryce was finished with the emergency surgery, and it was alright for us to go back home, and that's what we did.
 
Four more years went by, and I had not seen Carlo at all, both Ash and I were well taught by Bryce, it was like we were almost professionals. Bryce even said that we were ready to work in the black market, and take over Nick's job, so that was exactly what we did. “Are you boys ready?” Bryce asked as he called up to the both of us, I was 23 years old, while Ash found his way to being 16, the age I was kidnapped. Both of us looked at one another and picked up our bags of clothes, and walked downstairs to meet Bryce at the door of his apartment ready to head to his car, and move back into the house where our lives together first started off. We were all fluent in sign language, and Bryce loved being able to do it since he has had to use it at work many times now. Sometimes when Ash and I were together, we never had to use sign language or speak, we just knew what one another needed, Bryce found it interesting, he said it was almost as if we shared the same brain. “Alright, let's go,” Bryce said as he opened the door and held it open for the both of us to follow out after him. Ash and I looked back into the apartment and waved goodbye, we had lived there for a good six years, and it was going to be odd not living there any longer, but we knew we couldn't be freeloaders any longer, so it was time to leave and start our own work. 
 
“You are always welcome to come by every now and again, also please do remember, that I will help you pay for bills and all you will need till you get a good steady of people coming to your door to seek help”, Bryce explained to us, and we both nodded our heads as we got to his car and inside. We didn't take long to leave and head to the house, and I couldn't help but feel that Carlo might show up and bother us. But even if that were to happen, Nick had always said, that no matter the person, or their story, they are always welcome to seek help. So even though Carlo was the reason all of this happened, I knew that if he was dying, I should help him live, but that didn't mean I had to make it painless. I smiled to myself thinking about that and hoping that I can cause him some pain, just as a little get back for what he had done to me. Ash looked excited but also nervous about going back home, and I could understand where he was coming from because I was feeling the exact same feeling he was. 
 
We made it to the house, and the both of us got out to find a simple normal car in the driveway. I quickly turned to Bryce and signed to him “Who's car is that?” I was worried that someone might have broken into the house, or even if that was Carlo, but I knew he wouldn't be seen in a car like that, but that feeling was still there, and it scared me. “Don't worry Sam, that car belongs to the both of you, as a doctor, you will have to make some home calls every now and again, depending on the situation, Sam this is the reason why I got you to take your drivers license”. Bryce explained to me, and when he did, all the worry I was feeling left me in seconds, and I was pleased. I decided to go check out the car a little bit, and it seemed perfect and normal for someone like me to drive, and I liked it a lot, this way both Ash and I could go out and buy our own food and anything we may need. “Alright Sam let's go in,” Ash said with a bit of a laugh in his voice, it was almost as if he was laughing a bit at me. I blushed a bit and left the car and towards the house to the front door. 
 
As soon as we opened the door, it felt as if we were greeted by dust, which seemed to be everywhere, I guess it was understandable for the fact that whenever we came to visit on the anniversary of their death, we never really did clean up the house. “Looks like you have a lot to clean up before you actually start working boys”, Bryce said as he patted both of our shoulders. I nodded my head and motioned a sigh then walked in with the other two, it was a lot easier to walk in now since it had been so long since then, and we have come more to terms with what had happened. “Also Sam, it looks like Ash is going to outgrow you,” Bryce said as he measured the both of us, and it looked as if Ash was actually almost my height, his eyes had reached my nose. I never noticed before, but apparently it was true, and since he was only 16 he still had a way's to go till he was done growing, I knew I was already done, and I am only 5'5 and he is more than likely 5'4 and only 16, he is so going to be way taller than me. 
 
Ash and I put our stuff down on the couch, and in seconds, we quickly started to clean up the house, thankfully someone had the idea to clean out all of the food that was left in the house after the deaths, it wouldn't have smelt pleasant if there was food rotting. Bryce had decided to pitch in and helped clean up the place till he got a call from work. “Alright Sam here is some cash to get yourselves some food, for the time being, I also got the whole house wired so you guys can have hot water, light, and internet. I know how much you two like your games.” Bryce laughed a bit and walked over giving the both of us a quick hug and then handed me the money, “I'll come see you guys every now and again, but till then, have a good time and get lots of customers.” We both smiled and said goodbye in sign language, as Bryce walked out of the house closing the door behind him. Ash and I looked at one another and then put some music on so we could continue to clean up, till we believed that the place was clean enough, then we both decided to once again stay in the same room that we used to sleep in all the time, we wanted to leave Nick's room untouched for the time being, unless we really needed to use it for anything.
 
As soon as we walked into the room to clean up, we were hit with memories, I started to remember all those nightmares I had, of the death of everyone in the house, it felt like I was reliving the whole situation again. Like I was watching the deaths of everyone, and I didn't like it one bit, but I didn't want to show it on my face, I needed to be stronger for Ash, so I looked over at Ash and I could see that he was also holding back his emotions, so I smiled and walked forward and placed my bag on the bed and for sure needed to wash all of the sheets and blankets. I looked over to Ash and as soon as he looked to me I signed “I don't think we'll be able to go out to grab food, let's order a pizza”. Ash just smiled and quickly agreed to the idea, so I grabbed all of the sheets and blankets in the house including Nicks, then quickly went to the hallway closet that had the washing machine and dryer in it, and started to do a load. Ash went to grab his phone and called the Pizza house ordering us two large pizza's, I think he planned on having pizza for lunch and dinner, and possibly breakfast. I went into the room with the hospital beds in it to see what kind of stuff we had and what we needed to get or ask for. 
 
To my knowledge we had pretty much all the essentials, like tools and bandages, but medication we had very little of, and I knew that is one thing we really needed to have decent amount for, so I texted Bryce “Hey sorry to bug you while you're at work, but do you think you might be able to drop off a bunch of medication to get us started, we have everything but that” I usually hate asking for stuff, but Bryce did say he would help us as much as he could till we were to get enough money to live on our own, but for sure we needed people to come to us and trust us enough with their lives. Ash ran over to me after I sent the text and I could see him holding some of his old toys, “hey Sam do you remember these? It's been a while, but I remember when you played with me, it was a lot of fun” Ash was smiling as he looked at his old toys. “Yeah, brings back fond memories” I signed as he looked back up at me, those were some memories I never wanted to forget, but at the same time, the good memories always had a way to bring the bad ones back. Ash left to go look at all of his old stuff while I washed all the dishes that had accumulated dust over the years we were not here.
 
Hours went by and we had already eaten some of our pizza and placed the remainder in the fridge, and almost all of the laundry was done, I had already made both of our beds, and then I waited for the rest to be done so I could make the hospital beds, and Nick's bed. “Hey, you two,” A man said and we both looked back to see Bryce walking into the room with a couple of boxes in his hands. I got up quickly and took them from him and placed them on the table. “Are these what I asked for?” I signed to Bryce and he nodded his head, “yeah, I also brought both of you some smocks to have the look of a Doctor”. Bryce smiled as he handed the both of us our doctor smocks, and both of our eyes lit up with joy. “Sam help me bring these up to the room” I nodded my head and grabbed one of the box's and Ash stayed downstairs looking at the smocks with joy. “I need to talk to you about something real quick,” Bryce said as we got into the room. “Since you are now a black market doctor, you will meet those who may have hurt you in the past, but please remember, if you need any help with something call me right away.” I could see the worry on Bryce's face while he told me this, I think he believed I was going to do something regretful, but I already knew that I was going to come face to face with Carlo again at some point, but I waited for that day, so I could help him but hurt him at the same time. “I'll call you, but I'll be fine, I won't do anything that can bring harm to Ash”, I honestly cared for Ash with all of my heart, he was my little brother, and I promised Nick that I would take care of him even at the cost of my own life.
 
Bryce and I went back downstairs to watch a movie with everyone, so we could spend some time together, before it was time to say goodbye for the time being, and to celebrate becoming black market doctors, and continuing Nick's work; It was a nice night with no one to intrude on our fun, but that calm night didn't last for long.


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