Hellbound With You Chapter 251 Hellbent
In an underground bar somewhere in the heart of the City…
Zeke ventured inside the bar after being informed by his people about what had happened. He basically didn’t have to conduct his own search for Abigail because he was too damn busy cleaning up after the man who had gone on a rampage. He sighed as he saw more dead bodies lying on the ground in a crumpled mess,
blood splattered everywhere. Alex was leaving a trail of dead bodies in his wake and Zeke had no choice but to clean up after his mess. This couldn’t go on. Alex needed to be stopped. No matter how enraged he was, this wasn’t the solution.
Zeke bent down and surveyed the lifeless men lying on the ground. He didn’t feel any sympathy towards these people. These men made up the bottom of the food chain, dealing in all sorts of illegal activities from weapon distribution to human trafficking.
They also were the people who would take a sum of money in exchange for kidnapping people. They were the dredge of society and they would have eventually met the same end. He only wished it wasn’t by Alex because then he wouldn’t have to clean up this bloody mess.
After leaving his men in the underground bar, Zeke boarded in his car. He, of course, didn’t have to stay and do the dirty work. That was what his men were for. Sitting in the driver’s seat of his car, Zeke pulled out his phone and dialed a number.
He decided to call Alex to see if he would be able to stop this maniac from doing any more harm. When the phone rang and rang and rang, he thought that it was a long shot for Alex to pick up his phone, especially when he was like a madman. He sighed and as he was about to hang up, the call was picked up on the other line, surprisingly.
“Hello? Alex?” Zeke said because the man didn’t answer. Alex didn’t say a word but knowing that he was listening, Zeke continued to talk. “Alex, I am 100% certain Abigail is still in the city.” Zeke assured him. “Also, stop doing unnecessary things.
Stop spilling blood because at this rate, whoever took her will be scared to come forward to demand their ransom. Don’t worry, I’m certain they will not hurt her. It’s not Abigail’s life they want, but yours.”
When Alex still didn’t respond, Zeke eventually ended the call. He only hoped that Alex listened to what he had to say and would stop being a rampaging demon who was hellbent on taking down the entire city, if not the world, to find his wife.
After analysing all the evidence from Abigail’s disappearance, he was certain that this wasn’t done by his people or people who sided with him because if it was, Abigail would have been found dead by now. Besides, he knew no one would dare defy his order to leave Abigail be.
Damn! He needed to get to Alex before the man found Abigail otherwise, he might be too late. At least the man was leaving a bloody obvious trail so he could follow that to find him.
With a serious expression, Zeke’s car sped up like a bullet.
The sky was already dark and inside another underground office, Alex had his hand on a man’s throat, slowly squeezing the life out of him.
“Tell me, where is she?” Alex demanded. The tone of his voice made it seem like he was calm and collected but on the inside, rage filled him like an active volcano about to erupt. Alex loosened his grip to allow the man to answer him.
“I… don’t know. I-I don’t know a-anything! We never receive any orders to abduct your wife,” the man sputtered.
Wrong answer! Alex’s grip tightened again. “WHERE IS SHE?!” Alex yelled at the man as he finally burst. It was as if the thin thread that was holding on to his sanity finally broke and there was no humanity left in him.
His eyes were wild and unseeing as he stared at the man he held in his hand. And before he knew it, snap! The man became limp and Alex threw him aside as if he was a lightweight doll.
Soaked with blood, Alex somehow found his way to Abi’s house. It was past midnight already. Abi had been missing for about 12 hours – 12 hours too long! He had searched the entire city, leaving a trail of blood behind him.
This place was the last place he didn’t check. He stared up the closed window of her room, wishing, hoping that Abigail was there. He remembered that night he jumped through her window and confessed to her.
He jumped up and landed softly on the veranda. He broke the glass window and opened it. It was dark but even though he couldn’t see anything, he couldn’t sense her presence. She wasn’t there.
The rain started to fall, pounding hard on the rooftop. Thunder and lightning roared as if the world was raging, as if it responded to his rampant emotions.
After some time, Alex began to crumble. The rage that had fueled him, that had kept his fear at bay, was slowly fading. He looked devastated. Every minute that went by… He couldn’t bear to think about it. No! He was not going to stop until he found her, even if he had to go berserk and destroy everything.
Why? Why would they take his Abigail at this crucial moment? Abigail had to be found. Her surgery was early tomorrow. He must find her!
His demon was starting to eat him, driving him to stray from his goal of finding Abigail first. The demon in him wanted to just kill. His aura started blazing, his eyes turned red as fire. He was losing himself.
But at that moment, his eyes were drawn to the small aquarium on Abi’s bedside table. Abi’s smiling face started to appear in his head, like a bright light persisting to peek out from the ominous clouds. And then, her voice rang in his mind, ‘Let’s go home, Alex.’
Alex’s eyes widened. That was right, there was one place he hadn’t checked yet!
Hellbound With You Chapter 252 – Wrong person
His heart began to beat wildly. He jumped down the window and once he got in his car, he skyrocketed out of there towards his house, their house.
Hope started to bloom. She must be there!
His car stopped in front of his house with a screech. He leaped out as the heavy rain poured on him and the lightning tore the sky in a blinding flash.
He clenched his fists tight as he took one long deep breath. He couldn’t afford to lose himself here. His priority was to take Abigail back to the hospital. He needed to shackle his demons and keep from going berserk.
He opened the door. The house was quiet. Too quiet. He could hear the sound of his footsteps echo in the large living room. His ears were straining, trying to listen to other sounds that would indicate movement or life or something!
He looked up the grand staircase and ascended, still trying to calm himself down. He finally halted in front of his room. He didn’t know what drew him back here.
He didn’t know why he didn’t check her room first. For some reason, the uneasy feeling in the pit of his stomach led him here, in front of his door. He didn’t know what he would find. He hoped to all the gods above and below that he would find her alive and unharmed.
He took another breath as he reached a hand out to the metal door knob. His reddened eyes were back to normal. He was calmer now.
He pushed the door open and it creaked ominously. He stepped inside and closed the door behind him. His body almost trembled as soon as his eyes adjusted to what was before him.
She was there, tied to a pole in the middle of his room. He could just make out her figure from the dim light of the candle. He saw that her hands were tied behind her back and that her head was hanging down,
as if she was unconscious. His heart trembled and he wanted to go to her but he stopped himself, because as his eyes looked behind her, he saw another figure. There was a man behind her, a man whose face was familiar to both himself and Abigail.
A man whom Abigail would have trusted enough to follow, to take his words as truth and not question them.
Alex knew how strict Zeke’s protocols were at the hospital. Zeke was superbly skilled in all things technological. Alex also went through and double checked the systems to make sure it was robust and it would have been nearly impossible for an outsider to abduct Abigail.
But this man wasn’t an outsider. This man had come to him under the guise of wanting to help him but in reality, this man had done it so he could find out his routines, gather as much information as he could so that he could use all the things he learned to eventually turn on him.
It seemed he had underestimated this man before him. Somehow, he successfully managed to lure Abi out, erasing his trail and to actually have the gall to take her to this very place. Only one person could do this, only one person would dare.
It was none other than Xavier.
Alex mentally scolded himself. How could he have let his guard down? He had been around long enough to know that the people closest to you would be the one who would betray you.
The last person whom you never thought would ever betray you, would turn out to be the one that would betray you the most. That was just how this world seemed to work. He did have that mantra in mind when he asked Kai to watch Zeke but it seemed he had given the order to watch the wrong person.
“You’re finally here, Alex.” Xavier’s voice was calm but emotionless.
Abi, who seemed to have dozed off, was awakened by his cold voice.
When she looked up, Alex was standing there before her. Her eyes widened and she blinked a few times to make sure that she wasn’t hallucinating. Was he really here?
She saw that his clothes stuck to him, as if they were drenched, almost looking like a lone warrior who just came from a battle. His eyes looked calm but Abi’s heart squeezed in pain, looking at him. She knew that he had probably spent the day looking for her, being worried to death about her.
“Alex!” she called out, her voice hoarse, as if it hadn’t been used for some time. Tears started to form and slide down her cheeks. She didn’t know what happened. The last thing she remembered was that she had met Xavier in the hallway and he had told her that Alex had asked him to escort her to see Alex.
After boarding the elevator, Xavier put a handkerchief over her nose and mouth and the next thing she knew, she was here, in Alex’s dark room, her body tied to a pole.
Alex surveyed her body and was relieved when he saw that she didn’t seem to be hurt anywhere, although it was hard to be sure.
“Don’t worry. I didn’t hurt even a single strand of her hair,” Xavier said, almost gloating.
Alex was about to move past her towards Xavier, intending to end this once and for all but when he saw Abi straighten up, his eyes became fixated on the foreign object strapped around her.
Alex stopped and he glared at Xavier with deadly eyes, a promise to the other guy to rip his limbs from his body, slowly, until he begged for the mercy of death.
It was all he could do at this point because at that moment, Abigail was at the mercy of this maniac, having wrapped a homemade bomb around her body.
Hellbound With You Chapter 253 – Ironic
Inside a dark room, Abi slowly opened her eyes. The room seemed familiar but it was too dark for her to be able to make anything out.
She tried to move but realized that she was tied. What was going on? Was this another nightmare? No, this was real! How did she end up in this place?
“Alex!!!” Abi began to call out her husband’s name when suddenly a voice stopped her.
“Shhh! Don’t shout… I might get angry and harm you,” A voice echoed around her. It was emotionless and cold but it was also a very familiar voice that Abigail knew too well.
“X-xavier?” she uttered in disbelief. She finally recalled what happened to her. When she left her room, she met Xavier on the hallway and he said he would take her to Alex. She followed him and the moment they were in the elevator, she lost consciousness.
She choked in utter disbelief and betrayal. Why? Xavier was such a good guy. He always smiled at her and was always the jovial one out of everybody. He was never cold to her and he was always cheerful and happy when he spoke with her.
Abi didn’t get a reply. Instead, she heard his quiet footsteps. He lit up the candle and she could finally see where she was. She was shocked. What?! She was inside Alex’s room? Why in Alex’s room of all places? Why would Xavier bring her here and tie her up here?
She looked at Xavier with millions of questions in her eyes.
“W-why?” her voice hoarse as she stuttered. “W-why are you doing this? Why did you bring me here?”
The once sweet and pretty cheerful guy looked at her with sad and disdainful eyes. He leaned by the wall looking at her.
“Well, I needed time to set up the bomb so I had to bring you somewhere where I could work without worry,” he replied and Abi looked down. What? A bomb? What was happening right now?
When she saw that there were indeed things wrapped around her, her throat constricted and her eyes widened in horror. Was he planning on killing her?
“Alex would never think that the kidnapper would bring you to this very place,” he added as he looked at his watch. “It’s been seven hours and he hasn’t found us yet. If I hadn’t quickly taken you away,
I bet he would have found us before I would have been able to leave the hospital. It seemed that luck is on my side today.” He flashed a sardonic smile but his eyes still sad.
Abi couldn’t speak. He was right. Who would even guess that she would be brought to Alex’s very own room of all places?! She felt her heart break when she heard him say it had been seven hours since he had taken her. She could only think about how Alex must be feeling, of what he must have been going through.
“But don’t worry, he will definitely find us…” he uttered, looking at the window. “Tonight.”
“W-why? Why are you doing this? Xavier… you’re… you’re like Alex’s brother.” Abi’s eyes were welling as she looked at him. She never would have imagined that Xavier would do something like this. Not once did it occur to her that he might have harbored these kinds of thoughts.
“Well, yeah… I think of him as my brother, too,” he murmured before he looked her into her eyes. “Kidding,” he smirked and then too soon, his smile faded. “Do you know why Alex’s room is like this.”
Abi gulped at his sudden question.
“Do you want to know?”
“No. Alex will tell me when the time comes.” Abi didn’t succ.u.mb to the temptation and her refusal made Xavier look surprised.
“You are a strange person, Miss Abigail. I would say you’re the strangest person I’ve ever met. Do you know why? It’s because you actually managed to make that man fall in love.”
“Why would you think that? How am I strange just because he fell in love with me? Is it so hard to believe that Alex can love? He’s only human. He has a heart.
It’s not strange for him to fall in love and I’m not strange for being the object of that love,” she argued, trying to stay calm.
Xavier burst out in an almost quiet chuckle. “He’s human. He has a heart,” he mocked as he laughed. A hint of sarcasm marred his polite voice. “This is why I said you’re strange.”
He shook his head and walked slowly over to her. His eyes changed again, from sadness to pure hatred.
“Do you know how many lives Alex has claimed with his own two hands? You wouldn’t be able to count high enough. Should I tell you that he even killed women and children? And yet,
you call him human? You’re telling me he has a heart? Don’t make me laugh!” He hissed, his eyes changing again. They were changing colours, from dark as night to blood red, freaking Abi out.
Abi froze. She almost forgot to breathe as she looked into his eyes in horror.
Seeing her expression, Xavier realized that his anger had taken the better of him. He backed off and calmed himself down. “Poor little lamb, you’ve been completely left in the dark despite marrying Alex, of all men.” He smirked again as he bent forward and whispered. “Let me show you something interesting.”
He backed off and then his eyes flared into red again. And then, he showed her his perfect white teeth. It was hard to see in the dim light but she was sure his canines were growing.
Abi’s lips parted. She felt like her brain was about to shut down. She couldn’t believe what she was seeing. She must be dreaming. This must be another nightmare.
“Surprised?” he smiled. “Well, even though you humans know so much about us, you would never believe we exist. It’s pretty ironic though… you guys believe that god exists, yet you don’t believe that creatures like us exist too,
” he added and then Abi’s body went limp. Her face became white as a ghost. Her mind and body couldn’t take it. Her body already felt weak and she felt like her mind was being forcefully shut down.
When Abi lost consciousness again, Xavier’s face returned to normal. “Don’t worry, you will forget about everything that you’ve heard and seen after everything is over,” he murmured and he backed off and leaned by the wall again, waiting patiently.