Song Title Challenge 2: Cry for the Moon – The Embrace that Smothers part 4 by Epica

The Song Title Challenge

You give me a song title and I write a short story to go along with it without listening to the song beforehand. 

This challenge was given by Cain at No BS Books.

Yesterday, Cain gave me this challenge. This song being from the same series, I’ve decided to continue the storyline. 


“Come on baby,” Russell whispered in her ear as he stroked her neck. “You love me don’t you?”

Slowly, Jenny nodded. Did she love him? She used to think she did. Now, she wasn’t so sure. The Russell sitting next to her was nothing like the warm, funny guy she used to know. The guy who would buy her flowers and opened the door for her. He didn’t do that anymore. Not since she started taking him up on his offers. But it didn’t matter, she couldn’t leave him now. She craved it too much. The thought of never experiencing that .. feeling of intense happiness again made her sick. Even now, when Russell was being so sweet to her, all she could think about was that feeling.

“You trust me don’t you baby?” He asked. Jenny only looked at him.

“Come on, Jenny. You know I’ll take care of you. Listen, I know things aren’t going so well right now but I love you, I promise. In a couple of weeks, Tommy is going to pay me back and I’ll be able to get a little apartment where we can live and we’ll be really happy together okay?” Russell said, putting his arm around her as he pulled her in close. It sounded so good, she couldn’t wait to get away from home. She was so tired of fighting every day, she just wanted it all to stop.

So she gave herself to Russell for the first time. At 16 she was still a virgin, and Russell spared no time being gentle with her. It hurt more than she thought it would.

“I never imagined it happening like this,” she thought to herself. But then again, nothing was happening the way it was supposed to.

It was 2 AM when she got home. She had hoped that her parents would be asleep so she wouldn’t have to deal with them but no such luck.

“Jenny?!” her mom screeched as she walked through the door. “Jenny, where have you been? You’ve been out with that boy again haven’t you? I told you, you can’t see him anymore, Jenny! That boy is trouble why aren’t you listening to me! Don’t you see what you are doing to yourself?”

She didn’t look at her mother as she walked past her, going up to her room.

“I can’t take this anymore, Jenny. You are destroying this family,” she heard her mother whisper.

She squeezed her eyes tight, trying to tears to stop falling. In her room, she looked out the window and stared at that lonely sky. It was a full moon tonight, she saw it shine through the clouds. Tears streaked her face as the feeling of self-hatred overwhelmed her. She knew that this wasn’t supposed to happen. She knew that what Russell was offering her was an illusion. But she couldn’t quit. She couldn’t stop. She wanted it too much. Tomorrow she would pack her bags and go to him, leaving her family behind for good. They would be better off without her. She looked out the window as she cried, she cried for that sad, lonely moon, hidden in the darkness.


Author: EMK

Just blogging away in my free time while I try to make something of my life

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