Edward began to wake, but, as much as he wanted to open his eyes, it seemed impossible. When he went to raise his hands to rub his eyes, he couldn’t move his hands. Pulling from all the strength he had within, he finally got his eyes opened, but was confused to where he was. As he once again went to raise his hands, he realized he couldn’t, and, as he looked down, he saw that his hands and feet were tied together. Looking to the right, he saw his mother, who was also tied up.
“Mom. Wake up.” Edward said, moving his shoulder to bump her. “Mom, please wake up.”
Esme, too, was fighting to wake up, but hearing Edward call out for her helped her push through the darkness. She didn’t know where she was, but she knew that it was only a matter of time before she was back in Chicago, and in front of Carlisle. Looking over at Edward, she was heartbroken by the sad look in his eyes.
“Are you okay?” She asked.
“Yeah, but I don’t understand what is going on. I mean, we are just normal people in a small town. This doesn’t make any sense.” Edward said.
Esme had hoped she would never have to tell Edward about his real life. However, she couldn’t hide it anymore. She needed to prepare him for what was about to come. “Tony, I need to tell you about your father.”
“Mom, this is not the time to go down memory lane. We have to figure out why we are tied up. I think we are on a plane.”
“There is no easy way to say this, but, when you were an infant, I took you and ran.”
“What?” Edward asked; he was so confused by what his Mom was saying.
“Your name is not Tony. It is Edward Anthony Cullen, and my real name is Esme Cullen. Your father is Carlisle Cullen, Don of the Cullen crime family of Chicago.”
Edward couldn’t believe what he was hearing; the name he had heard his entire life was not his name, and his father was alive. But, as he looked at his mother’s face, he knew she needed to say something else that was very bad. “But why did you do it, Mom? Why?”
Tears welled up in her eyes. “I hate to tell you this, but your father is an evil, evil man. He has done some vile, cruel deeds, and has never been a loving, caring man.”
Edward thought for a moment; he couldn’t conceive that his father could be as bad as she said. Surely, she was mistaken. “I don’t believe you.”
“Tony…” Esme said.
“Excuse me, but it seems that my name is Edward, and I would like for you to call me that from now on.”
It broke Esme’s heart to hear the harsh tone from Edward. “Edward, I know I have hurt you by keeping this secret, but I only did it to protect you. You must believe me. Carlisle Cullen is known for being the most ruthless leader of any crime family. Son, he has tortured his victims for the sheer fun of it. He has even killed FBI agents.”
“And how do you know that?” Edward grumbled.
Just as Esme was about to tell him about the DVD, the door opened up and there stood Bobby “B”. Esme might not have seen him in fifteen years, but she could never forget that face.
“Esme, you haven’t changed a bit. That is your downfall.” Bobby “B” said with a sinister grin.
“B, I see you are still a fat bastard.” Esme sneered.
“Oh, Esme, I have a feeling we are going get to know each other really good in the future.”
“Not in this lifetime, asshole.” Esme exclaimed. There would be no way she would allow this slime ball to touch her.
Bobby then looked over at Edward. “Edward, you have grown into a good looking motherfucker. You are definitely Carlisle’s boy. The girls are going to drop their panties for you.”
Edward was shocked by what this man was saying. “I am sorry, but I am not interested in other girls.”
“Ah the fine little pig’s daughter. I bet she was tight.” Bobby said with a sinister smile.
“Excuse me. But, please, kindly, don’t talk that way about my Bella.” Edward said.
“Fuck, Esme, what did you do, make him into a lacy panty wearing sissy. Boy, you never fucking say excuse me or please. You are Edward Cullen, the next leader of the Cullen Crime Family, and you need to start acting like it.” Bobby growled.
There was a knock on the door. “B, we are about to land.” The guy said.
“Good.” Bobby answered and took a seat in the chair in the room. Since Esme and Edward was awake, there was no way in hell he was going to leave them alone together. Ten minutes later, they were on the ground and taxiing to the private hangar, where Carlisle was waiting on them. Two of the guards came in and untied Esme and Edward’s feet and stood them up. Bobby walked through the plane and down the steps.
“Bobby, how is he?” Carlisle asked.
“He is fine, but I think you have a lot of work ahead of you. Esme has really done a number on him.”
“What do you mean?” He growled.
“She has made him into this polite, pansy ass.”
“Oh, I can break him of that.” Carlisle said, and then looked up at the steps as the guards started bringing down Esme and Edward. They brought them both over, so they were standing in front of their leader.
Carlisle looked Edward up and down. He was happy to see he was built, other than he needed some more muscle on him, and he was certainly a Cullen because he was good looking. “Edward, my son, I am so glad you are back home, and I promise you that no one will ever stand between us again.” Carlisle then turned to Esme and sneered.
“Did you really believe that I would stop looking for him? You will pay for every minute you have stolen from me with my son.”
“Don’t harm my mother.” Edward pleaded.
Carlisle pulled his hand back and slapped Edward against his cheek, causing his head to whip around. “I will do whatever I damn will please with the bitch. You need to learn and learn quickly that I am in control and what I say goes.”
Edward held his painfully cheek. “Why?”
Carlisle pulled back once again, this time slapping the opposite cheek. “Because I am God and my word is the only one that you will obey. Starting today, you will start your training to take over the family when I see fit, and that begins with you not questioning me or acting like a pussy. That bitch has raised you to be weak. Since you are the son of Carlisle Cullen, you are not to be fucking weak.”
“But.” Edward began, but was quickly hit again.
“There are no buts.” Carlisle growled.
Edward looked at the man who was supposed to be his father. The look in his eyes told him that his mother had been right; he was a monster. However, he needed to make sure his mother wouldn’t be killed, so he needed to do whatever Carlisle wanted, as much as he hated the idea of it. He stood up straight, pulled all the courage he had inside of him, and looked Carlisle dead in the eye. “I will do anything you want me to without question, but you must ensure me that my mother and Bella are not killed.”
Carlisle smirked. He was impressed how Edward stood up to him, but he still needed to make sure he knew who was in charge. Grabbing him by his collar he pulled him close. “If you do everything I ask without question, then I will allow Esme and Bella live, but, if you step out of line, even once, I will kill one of them immediately. Do you agree?”
Edward had no idea what he would be facing, but he knew that giving up his life for those he loved was something he had to do. “Agreed.”
“B take Esme to her new accommodations, and go ahead and start breaking her into her new responsibilities for the family.” Carlisle announced with a wicked smirk.
“Gladly, Boss.” Bobby replied, grasping a hold of Esme’s arm, and pulled her towards one of the vehicles parked and waiting for them.
“What is happening?” Edward asked.
“I promised you that I wouldn’t kill her and I am not, but she must pay for taking you from me.”
“She is going to be the one that helps relieve the tension from my men.” Carlisle said.
“Tension?” Edward asked.
“My men have to be on guard 24/7 and their tension grows with each passing moment, so Esme here is going to spread her legs from them.”
Esme gasped upon hearing what Carlisle had planned for her. However, she needed to remain strong, because her only hopes of getting Edward and herself out of this hell was the DVD hidden away in a child’s playhouse. She knew that Carlisle wouldn’t allow Edward and her to be alone from this point forward, so she had to hold on until she could figure out how to get him the information.
Edward looked at his mother with a look of pure pain. He couldn’t even imagine what she was going to go through, but, as he gazed upon her face, in the blink of an eye, he saw his mother shake her head no. His heart was breaking and he wanted nothing more than to tell Carlisle to go fuck himself, but he had to be as strong as his mother was. He made a silent vow that one day he would make Carlisle pay.