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"Forced Fate: From Captivity to Compassion"

Love is Always More About Letting Go

By Eman MariumPublished about a month ago 5 min read

Ann, the daughter of a wealthy and influential politician, had always lived a life of luxury and comfort. She was used to getting everything she wanted, whenever she wanted it. But all of that changed one fateful day when she was kidnapped by Addi, a rival politician who had a personal vendetta against her father.

Addi was ruthless and cunning, and he would stop at nothing to get what he wanted. He blackmailed Ann into marrying him, threatening to harm her unless she agreed. Ann was terrified and had no choice but to comply. She was forced to leave her life of luxury behind and move into Addi's mansion, where she was kept under close guard.

Despite living in the same house, Ann and Addi had no intimate relationship. Ann despised Addi and everything he stood for, and she made it clear that she would never accept him as her husband. Addi, on the other hand, seemed to admire Ann's bravery and honesty. Actually, Addi had fallen in love with Ann since the moment he first saw her.

As time passed, Ann grew accustomed to Addi's presence, but her hatred never faded. She was trapped in a life she didn't want, and she longed for freedom. Two months into their forced marriage, Ann confronted Addi about his hypocrisy. She was furious when she saw him on TV, talking badly about her father's party. She demanded to know what her father had done to deserve such treatment, and Addi simply walked away, leaving her in tears.

The next day, when Addi was walking by Ann’s room, he heard her weeping so he went to Ann's room, looking concerned. He gently wiped away her tears and told her he could never do anything to harm her. Ann was taken aback by his words, but she didn't believe him. She knew that he was only using her to get to her father. "What do you want from me and my father?" Ann asked furiously. "Look, Ann, I know you are a very nice girl, I have never thought of doing this to you but I did, I had no other option left. I can't let your father’s party win the elections and take over the country again.

Believe me or not but your father is involved in huge scams, corruption, and mafias. And I can't let him play foul with my people again. So, the only way to stop him was you. But I have never hurt you, right? And I promise if you don't want to live with me, I will divorce you as soon as the election results come out. But until then you have to stay here whether it's your consent or not. The earlier you realize this, the easier it will become for you. Otherwise, even your father can’t take you back from here because he knows my influence and power. Just mark my words, you are here for the next three months, we can either stay as homemates or captors and captives, the decision is totally up to you." Saying this, Addi left Ann’s room with a heavy heart. Saying all these harsh things was quite hurtful for him, but he had to do it to make Ann stronger.

Three months passed, and the day of the election finally arrived. Addi won, but he didn't seem happy. Instead, he looked troubled and uncertain. When he returned home, he signed the divorce papers and handed them to Ann. But before she could leave, he showed her evidence of her father's corruption. Ann was devastated. She had never suspected that her father was involved in such things. In the meantime, Ann decided she wouldn't go back to her father; rather, she would start a new life away from all this political chaos.

As the months passed, Ann's father's corruption was exposed, and he was sentenced to ten years in jail. Ann was heartbroken, but she knew that her father had brought it upon himself. She continued to visit him, hoping that one day he would see the error of his ways and make amends.

Addi, too, was haunted by his past. He had thought that winning the election would bring him happiness, but instead, it had brought him guilt and regret. He immersed himself in work to escape his thoughts, but he couldn't shake off the feeling that he had lost something precious. Whereas, Ann was settled in a small village a few miles away from the countryside. There she decided to teach impoverished children.

One day, Ann received a visit from one of her former students, who was now a successful businessman. He told Ann that he had been inspired by her teachings and wanted to start a charity in her name. Ann was touched by the gesture and agreed to be a part of it.

The charity, named "Ann's Hope," aimed to provide education and support to underprivileged children. Ann was actively involved, and soon, the charity grew, helping thousands of children across the country. Addi, too, was involved in charitable work, using his influence to help those in need.

Their paths crossed again when Addi attended a charity event organized by Ann's Hope. As Ann settled into her new life, she found solace in her students and her work. She built a new home, far from the political intrigue of her past. But she never forgot Addi and the lessons she learned from him.

He asked to meet her one last time, to apologize in person and make amends.

Ann agreed, and they met in a small café. Addi was frail and old, but his eyes still held the same sincerity she had seen years ago. He apologized for his past actions and thanked her for forgiving him.

Ann smiled, seeing the genuine remorse in his eyes. "You've made amends, Addi. You've changed lives, including mine."

Addi smiled back, a sense of peace washing over him. "I'm grateful, Ann. You taught me the true meaning of courage and forgiveness. I'll carry that with me forever."

And with that, they parted ways, their paths finally closing in a circle of redemption and forgiveness. He was taken aback by Ann's strength and resilience. She had risen above her past and was determined to build a better future.

As they parted ways, Addi handed her a small package - a golden locket with a note that read: "For the woman I admire."

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Eman Marium

Hello, I am Eman. Writing fictional stories is my passion; however, I am a professional blogger and article writer. I've worked with prestigious tech hubs. I have 3 years of writing experience during which I've secured decent clients.

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