"Well, well, well. If it isn't the mommy to be." The raven flashed her perfectly straight white teeth and forced her way into the room. The helpless girl watched as the raven strolled into the room, looking even more flawless than usual. Just being in the presence of such dark beauty made Ellyn very anxious.
She watched as the woman in the red sweater and raven back hair precariously roamed the room as if she had never seen it before. Ellyn nearly shut the door behind her, but she quickly caught herself when, from her peripheral, she caught a glimpse of Isaiah, who was having a panic attach behind the door.
"What do you want?" Ellyn kept her voice vacant in a weak attempt to get her to leave as soon as possible.
"Well I came to give my congratulations of course!" she chuckled.
"You finally got what you have always wanted. Now that you got the baby, what's next the wedding ring? Honeymoon? Ha! Vaughn would be a fool to marry a girl like you." Like always, Viviane was here to kill and damage, and she wasn't leaving until Ellyn felt her wrath. Viviane herself did not feel complete unless she knew Ellyn was somehow, some way suffering.
"What part of 'I never wanted this' do you not understand Nikola? Why won't you believe me when I say that I never wanted you to go? I never wanted Vaughn! Ever! Do you think I wanted to get raped every night and be mentally and emotionally damaged every single day for fifteen years? Why can't you just accept that?"
Suddenly, Isaiah being just a few inches away from her didn't matter. It would be the death of her trying to convince Viviane that she was her friend. She may have had low self-esteem and confidence, but she hated the fact that someone in this world hated her.
"I can't accept lies, because what you're telling me is all full of shit. I know you Mackenzie, well at least I thought I did." she paused. "I always knew you were a sneaky little bastard, well you're sneakiness has defiantly caught up with you now." She stopped in the mist of her thought and looked at the frightened blonde closely.
"What did you tell them? Hmm? That you were whoring around on the streets and just weren't 'careful enough'?" Viviane inserted her own set of air quotes. "It's only a matter of time before Vaughn finds you, you know. I think you should just save yourself, and this family, the heartache by just leaving now. I'm pretty sure you and your baby daddy will be one big happy family."
Viviane strolled from the center of the room and approached Ellyn. Swiftly, she pulled out a cigarette and lit it ablaze. Hovering over her, she blew the white, hazardous smoke into the girls face as she spoke. "Do yourself, and this family, a favor and just get the hell out of here." She smiled and turned to walk out of the room.
"What happened to Nikola? What happened to the girl that was loving, happy and never saw the glass as half empty? The girl who gave me faith and hope that there was a world better than what we were living in? Where did she go?"
Viviane stopped in the middle of the door frame, but she didn't bother to turn around. "She died the same night my unborn child did." Saying nothing more, she continued to walk out of the room and back down stairs.
Overcome by another face-off with her former best friend, Ellyn went to sit on the bed and ran her fingers through the tangled up mess on the top of her head. This was killing her. Slowly, the door started to move.
Ellyn's heart dropped into her feet. He heard everything, she thought. Fuck.
She looked up at his destroyed expression. Immediately, it made her wonder how much he really knew about Viviane. Ellyn didn't bother talking first. Instead she waited for the harsh retaliation she expected, but it didn't come out like she assumed it would.
"So this whole time........she knew who you were? She knew what happened and everything? This whole fucking time..." Ellyn knew the last statement wasn't meant to be a question.
"Isaiah please," Ellyn quickly rose from the bed to plead with the man before her. "please don't let her know that your know. Please, just don't say anything, to anyone. Just let it go." Isaiah stood there looking at Ellyn with about a million emotions covering his face all at once. The depth of his breathing had risen and made the intensity of the current situation a lot more nerve racking.
"This Vaughn guy, you said he....rapped you? Did he...with Viviane?" He didn't bother to finish the sentence and just allowed Ellyn to carry on.
"I've known Viviane since I was thirteen. I met her through Vaughn. She worked at the club Vaughn owned and....yes. He did. She was my friend..." the last word the passed through her mouth hurt the most because she knew that could no longer be a possibility. Ellyn didn't know what else to say. Suddenly, she had become speechless in the middle of her explanation. Ellyn took the chance to gage Isaiah's reaction, but all she could see was confusion.
"Why did you keep calling her Nikola?" Ellyn was still in her state of speechlessness.
"Isaiah...please. Can you just forget this happened? I kept your secret. Can't you just keep mine?"
Isaiah began to shake his head as if he were in denial. "No...I mean...I gotta....I gotta go." The man swiftly rushed out of the room.
Ellyn fell onto the bed and stared at the ceiling above her. Just like she assumed, she was becoming a bigger
burden to the lives of the people she had known only for a month.
Maybe I should just pack up everything and just get the hell out of here....