Jess tried to break free from Jason’s grip, but he was much too strong for her. She couldn’t even scream as he still had a tight grip around her mouth. They were now heading towards his parked car. Jess now knew that he must have somehow stalked her here. She tried to kick him or hit him thinking she may be able to break free, but she couldn’t. When they got to his car Jason managed to open the door, still keeping a hold of Jess. He shoved her in the seat, she knew she couldn’t escape now thanks to the safety lock on her side. He got in and began to drive.
“Jason, I don’t know what the hell you think you’re doing but please take me home right now”
“That is exactly what I am doing Jess. I’m taking you home, with me” he said calmly.
“No Jason, I don’t live with you anymore. We broke up”
“No Jess we didn’t break up, you left me.” He said no so calm now. “So I’m taking you back where you belong. With me.”
“Look Jason. I understand that your upset, and angry. But you have no right to take me away from my new home and . . . . . .”
“No Jess.” Jason said cutting her off. You didn’t have the right to run out on me for someone else”
“I didn’t run out on you for someone else, me and Tyler are just friends”
“Like I believe that Jess. When we get home Jess, you’re gonna be very sorry for betraying me.”
Those words filled Jess with dread and she knew what he meant. She suddenly realised that she had her phone in her pocket. She got it out when she thought that Jason wasn’t looking.
“I’ll be taking that” Jason said snatching the phone away from her. Don’t want you calling your little boyfriend now do I?”
“He’s not my boyfriend.” She protested.
“Not anymore he’s not”
Jason continued to drive him and Jess back to the home she hoped she would never have to set foot in again.
Tyler waited for Jess to come back with the wine. He was so nervous about what he was going to say to her tonight. He really didn’t want to wait any longer to tell her how he felt. After about half an hour when Jess still wasn’t back, he started to feel a bit concerned about her. He knew he was probably worrying over nothing, but he decided to call her. The phone rung until it went to voicemail. He tried again two more times, but again, it kept ringing to voicemail. He started to get very worried, he hoped that she would be back soon and just couldn’t hear her phone. He left it for a few more minutes and tried again. Once again he got the voicemail, so he left a message this time asking Jess to call as soon as she got the message. He sat down on the couch and tried to relax, but he couldn’t help but fear the worst for Jess.
It wasn’t long before Jason and Jess arrived back to his apartment.
“So Jess, isn’t it nice to be home again?” he asked.
“Jason, this is not my home anymore”
“Yes, it is Jess. This is where you belong”
Jason got out of the car and then opened the door to get Jess out. He didn’t exactly handle her gently as he grabbed her arm pulling her out of the car. He continued to hold her arm until they were in his apartment and the door was closed.
“So Jess, here you are, home sweet home. Why don’t you take a seat and make yourself comfortable?”
“No, I’m ok think you” Jess said, not really sure what to do.
“I said, sit down, and make yourself comfortable Jess.” He asked again, not so nicely this time.
Jess sat down on the sofa. She tried not to show it, but she was terrified of what Jason would do. Jason got a chair, and sat down opposite her. He looked at her for about a minute, without saying anything. He then began to speak.
“So Jess. I’m a little upset that you haven’t thanked me yet”
“Thanked you? For what”
“For taking you back Jess. For letting you back into my home, sorry, I mean our home”
“Oh. Well, thank you” She said, scared to not say what he wanted.
“That’s ok Jess. But I am still very upset with you. First of all, for leaving me, and betraying me”
“I didn’t betray you Jason . . “
“SHUT UP AND LET ME FINISH JESS!” he shouted. Jess kept quiet and fought the tears that she knew were coming.
“Second of all” he said strangely calm all of a sudden, “For turning my best friend, against me.”
“I . . . I’m very sorry Jason. I didn’t mean to upset you”
“Well Jess, guess what. You did. I am very angry at you and I cannot let this go unpunished”
“Jason, please don’t”
“Don’t what Jess, what don’t you want me to do? Maybe this?” he said as he grabbed her hair with his fist making Jess gasp in pain. “IS THIS WHAT YOU DON’T WANT ME TO DO HUH? WELL YOU SHOUD’VE THOUGHT OF THAT BEFORE BETRAYING ME!” He screamed at her. Jess was crying now.
“Jason, please stop this, just let me go”
“Go, go where, back to your little boyfriend you WHORE!” he said as he stuck her across the cheek with the back of his hand. Not satisfied that he hadn’t knocked her to the floor, he pulled her off the couch literally throwing her to the ground. She tried to get up but he stopped her by giving her a hard kick in her side. Jess couldn’t believe she was going through this again. He kicked her a few more times, then her was interrupted by Jess’s phone ringing. He saw that it was Tyler. In frustration he answered it.
Tyler felt a sense of relief that Jess had answered the phone. Before she said anything, he spoke first.
“Jess, thank God you answered, I was getting worried. Jess? Are you there?”
“Hello Tyler” Jason answered. Tyler froze when he heard Jason’s voice.
“Jason? Why do you have Jess’s phone Where is she?!”
“Oh I’m sorry Tyler. Jess is back with me now. Yeah, she realised that she loves and misses me so she’s at home with me”
“No, I don’t believe that. You took her, YOU BASTARD!”
“Oh, watch your temper. It’s ok she is with me and totally happy, hold on a second” Jason said as he put the phone on mute.
“Jess. I want you to talk to Tyler and tell him your with me, and your happy”
“No, I’m not doing that” Jess said, still crying
Jason knelt down as she was still on the floor. He grabbed her hair again causing her more pain.
“You’ll do it Jess, or I will make you even more sorry, understand”
Jess just nodded. Jason took the phone of mute and handed it to Jess.
“Jess, what the hell’s going on, are you ok?”
Jess couldn’t lie to him. “No, I’m not ok!” She sobbed. “He took me and now he is hurting me again, help me Tyler, PLEASE HELP ME!! . . . .”
Jason grabbed the phone off her and hung up.
“Jess. JESS ARE YOU THERE?. SHIT” he said realising that she was gone and in trouble.”
“Well Jess, that was very clever wasn’t it. Trying to get your boyfriend to come and get you, and don’t say he’s not your boyfriend. Anyway Jess, I believe I was in the middle of teaching you a lesson”
“ Please. Please no more" Jess thought to herself as she prepared for the next blow, which soon came as he continued to beat her.
Tyler didn’t know what to do. He thought calling the police was the best idea but first he called Adam.
“Hey Tyler what’s up”
“He took her Adam, he just took her, I think they are back at his apartment and he’s hurting her . .”
“Woah Tyler, slow down, who has who?”
“Jason. Jess went out to the store and didn’t come back. I called her and Jason answered. He said Jess was back with him now. I spoke to her and she said she needs help, then I got cut off”
“I’ll be right there” He said hanging up the phone. Right now Tyler was so angry at Jason, but all he wanted to do was get Jess back.