This Isn't Love

By J_K_Jackson All Rights Reserved ©

Drama / Romance

Blurb

Zahara Fields had always been careful about love and relationships after witnessing her mother get beat up. She vowed that she would never let that happen to herself. So she kept her focus on school, friends, and her little sister-that is until she met her boyfriend, Quan. Quantavious Martin is a nineteen-year-old that at first impression was absolutely perfect in Zahara’s eyes. But Quan has an anger and jealousy problem. After a year into the relationship, Quan’s anger and jealousy had taken over and he takes it out on Zahara. She has tried leaving him, but he threatened the life of herself and her sister. Now it’s coming up on year number two and she’s stuck. Zahara hides the bruises well, but her friends and sister already know what’s happening. The only people who don’t are her mother, Quan’s mother, and her childhood best friend, Omari. Enter Omari. Omari Reynolds has known Zahara since they were in the womb and they have been friends for the same amount of time. He left town at the age of fourteen to get a jump start on his career and now he’s back to surprise his childhood friend. But he comes home to a surprise. Zahara isn’t a little girl anymore…and she’s being mistreated.

Prologue

“QUAN!” I screamed, trying to free myself from his grip. “STOP!”

He had me pinned to the bed, his body weight holding me in place and with one hand he held both of mine. My cheek still stung from the slap that he delivered to my face for my initial denial of him. With his free hand, Quan slapped me again but harder than before. I opened my mouth to scream, but Quan grabbed my chin none-to-gently. Tears welled up in my eyes as I glared up at him.

“When I want something,” he said, leaning down toward me, “I get it.”

“I’m not in the mood,” I said through clenched teeth, pulling my face from his grip.

“Then you better get in the mood,” he replied, unbuckling his belt.

Shaking my head, I moved to sit up. Quan grabbed me by my neck and pushed me back down. I moved to sit up again and he pushed me back down with more force. Quan’s grip on my neck tightened making me whimper. I tried to pull my hands free and his grip tightened more.

“Quan.” I choked, squirming beneath him, “this is rape.”

“No,” he smirked, applying more pressure, “you call it rape. I call it taking what’s mine.”

Tears began to leak from my eyes. I tried everything I could to get him off me, but nothing worked. I whimpered once more and relaxed in defeat. Grinning, Quan leaned down to my ear.

“Za, I love you,” he nuzzled my cheek, “so don’t make me do something I’ll regret.”

He released his hold on my throat and hands. I gasped and inhaled greedily resulting in a coughing fit. Touching my neck, I calmed myself down and looked up at Quan. He smiled and moved some hair behind my ear.

“Now are you gonna behave and give me what I want?” he asked.

With wide eyes and no words, I nodded slowly. He caressed my cheek and kissed my lips softly.

“Good girl,” he said as a tear slid down my cheek.

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