“Thanks, for healing me.”He looked up at me for the first time since I entered the room and raised an eyebrow. “You’re welcome, Rabbit. Would you like a drink?”I nodded. He turned a glass over and poured a gold liquid into it.“You didn’t haveMore“Thanks, for healing me.”He looked up at me for the first time since I entered the room and raised an eyebrow. “You’re welcome, Rabbit. Would you like a drink?”I nodded. He turned a glass over and poured a gold liquid into it.“You didn’t have to be so rough.”He gave me the nasty smile again. “I could’ve done it with a thought from in here, but the other way seemed like a lot more fun.”I felt my face getting hot.
“My name’s Vina.”“Your name used to be Vina. Now you’re my little rabbit.”“Does that mean you’re planning to keep me here?”“I have to keep you here. There are some things a human just isn’t allowed to see.”I didn’t think he would be reasonable about it, but I had to try. “I really wouldn’t tell.”“It won’t work, Rabbit. You can’t trick me, or outrun me, or outsmart me, or defeat me in battle… and I won’t change my mind just because you beg.”“Isn’t there some way you could make sure I didn’t tell.”He laughed. “Many women would consider themselves lucky to be chosen by a powerful man, who could take away all their responsibilities and give them anything they wanted.”A note of belligerence entered my voice.
“I want to be with my brother.”His smile turned mean. “I could make that happen… but are you sure you want to put your sweet little brother in this situation? He’s not as tough as you are. If I did to him what I just did to you, it might break him.”“You arrogant bastard!” I raised my hand to slap him, but he was too quick. He caught my arm and held it without any effort at all.
His eyes warned me to give up before I got in more trouble.“My options were to kill you or to bring you home with me. I should probably kill you now and be done with it.” He put the drink in my hand instead and then let go of my arm. There was no anger in his voice. He was just reconsidering his options.It got very quiet. I was afraid to speak. I was his prisoner and he was a lot stronger than me.
Antagonizing him further probably wasn’t the best idea. I took a few sips of the strong drink and tried to take a few deep breaths as well before I spoke again. “What will you do with me?”He pursed his lips and his eyes wandered up towards the ceiling. “Well I’ve never had a pet before. Maybe we’ll give that a try.”Something about his flippant attitude struck me wrong and I realized the anger was still there inside me.
It gave me the strength to confront him. “And what if I don’t want to be your little pet?”He turned suddenly, looming over me with his narrowed, pale green eyes fixed on mine. I could tell I’d crossed the line. He looked down at me as though he was looking at a bug or a spider- something small and insignificant that he could crush without much thought.
I remembered again that this was no ordinary man. He didn’t have to follow the rules the way I’d learned them.“Your life, little rabbit, the life you knew… is over. The only life you have left is the one I give you.” His voice was a low growl and he paused to let what he’d said sink in. “Right now, I find you… entertaining.
As long as you’re cute and amusing, I’ll keep you around. But, if you’re too noisy, or you make a mess, or you start biting, I might have to get rid of you.”He put his finger under my chin and raised my face so that he was staring directly into my eyes.