Chapter 9: Leave me alone!

Jareth jumped out from between Sarah's legs and pulled on his pants. Sarah rolled off the bed and threw on her bathrobe.

"Is anyone, suppose to be home right now?"

"No! Toby is at Mathew's house and dad and Karen went out to catch a late night movie. It is only 8:13P.M. They could not be home now. And Toby is supposed to call the house, before he leaves to come home."

"So you don't think that it could be your brother. Or maybe your parents were not able to go to the movie. Maybe something happened."

"Well let's go look. Come on!" Sarah said as she headed for her bedroom door.

"No Sarah I want you to stay here. I will go down and look."

"No this is my house. I am going to look, and if you want to come then you can, come with me!"

"Sarah stop being so stubborn!"

"I am going whether you like it or not!"

Jareth sighed and then opened the door very quietly. He could hear someone moving about downstairs. Sarah grabbed Jareth's hand and squeezed it tightly. She was very afraid. What could it be? They were at the top of the stairs and the sound became louder. It was pitch black out and they could hardly see anything. They just looked at the bottom of the stairs ready to make their way down. Suddenly and dark figure popped out of nowhere. Standing at the bottom of the stairs he was holding a knife in his left hand. Sarah screamed. His eyes were focused on Sarah as he began making his way up the stairs. He said absolutely nothing while he was doing this. Jareth grabbed Sarah and pushed her behind him. She hid her face in Jareth's back as she was still holding onto his right hand. She was crying. Sarah squeezed her eyes tighter and tighter, with every screech of every step as the dark figure approached them. Sarah noticed that Jareth was not shaking at all. She felt somewhat secure will being tucked behind him; given the situation. As the stranger reached the top of the steps, he was now in the moon light and Jareth recognized him immediately. It was Jared.

"Ah, it is you again you bastard. What do you want?" Jareth screamed.

But the figure said nothing. He tried to make is way around Jareth to get to Sarah. But Jareth would not allow it.

"Leave her alone! You have no right to be here! Get out!" Jareth ordered.

"I have every right to be here you fuck! She is my wife! I am taking her home!"

"Jared?"

"Yes Sarah! It is me and I am taking you home. Come on! We can talk this over. I will change! I need you! I love you!"

"NO! Leave me alone! You bastard! I don't love you! I love Jareth! Get away from here!"

Jared pushed Jareth down the stairs.

"Jareth!" Sarah screamed as she watched him tumble to the bottom. She began to run after him. But Jared grabbed her arm. So alls you want is sex! Huh? I will give that to you. He dragged her down the stairs and pushed her up against the wall. He wanted her next to Jareth. So Jareth could see him rape her. He pulled the robe up and forced himself into her. Moaning and pumping. Sarah was crying hysterically as she tried to get away. But Jared was to strong. Jareth screamed he summoned a crystal and threw it at Jared. It forced Jared off of Sarah and threw him to the opposite wall. Then Jareth took the knife that Jared had been holding and threw it to the wall, purposely missing so that it would scare him. Jared pissed himself. Then Jareth stormed over to Jared and punched him in the face, then in the stomach. He beat the shit out of him; then watching him lying helpless on the floor.

"…..Sarah… I….I thought….this was what….what you wanted!" Jared managed to say.

Jareth walked over to him and kicked him in the stomach.

"How the hell do you know what she wants? You Bastard!"

Then Jareth creped over to Sarah who was still up against the wall, she was breathing heavily. She was also hugging herself, with her eyes closed tightly. Jareth walked over to her and gently stroked her cheek with his hand. She flinched. Jareth stepped back. Then Sarah walked into his arms, completely smothering her face in his chest. Her arms were also placed on his chest. He wrapped his arms around her, and stroked her hair.

"It's alright my love! You are safe now! He won't hurt you anymore."

Jareth carried Sarah back into her bedroom and laid her on the bed. Then he walked over to her bureau and grabbed the cordless phone. He stepped into the bedroom and called 911. And told them there was an intruder in the house. But that he was unconscious. Jareth hung up the phone and then went back to sit by Sarah's side. She was shaking, and had tears streaming down her face. Jareth rubbed her back and hummed to her, AS THE WORLD FALLS DOWN. He did not know what else to do. It hurt to see that again he could not help her, when she needed him most. Jared just kept on ruining everything, for him. He was making her life miserable, and Jareth's as well; because he had to see her upset and hurt.

"Enough is enough!" Jareth said aloud, while still rubbing Sarah's back.

Jareth made sure that when the police came that Jared was never going to get out of jail again. Considering that Jared only spent four days in jail for shooting Sarah. He watched as the police carried Jared out of the house in handcuffs. And just as this was occurring Karen and Sarah's father walked in.

"What the hell is going on here?" Sarah's father yelled.