Taken

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It was late when I got home from work. The house is very quiet.
"Must be asleep. My wife must be very tired after a long day at home," I thought.
I took a glass of warm water and took a sip. I looked back at the room. There isn't anyone. I can't help my sleepy eyes. I fell asleep on the couch.

Between conscious and unconscious, suddenly several men came to me with sturdy steps. His strong hands dragged me out of the house.

"You must come with us"

I lazily followed in their footsteps. Seeing my reluctance they dragged me harder and harder so that I was forced to walk fast.
Until outside the house there was a car waiting.
"Enter."
"What is this?"
The man didn't answer. He pushed my head down and got into the sedan. I can't do much. I can only comply with their wishes.

The car immediately slid down a very quiet street. After crossing several large bridges the car turned left and entered a building.
I was forced into a dark room. I was seated in a chair and tied up. It was so dark that I couldn't see anything.
The people who brought me disappeared into the darkness. There was only darkness and silence that I felt. Suddenly the room was opened and there was a little light coming in. I started to look around with somewhat limited vision. I saw a large tall shadow enter the room.

"Turn on the lights"

The room instantly became bright. The shift from dark to light dazzles me. I blinked to adjust the surroundings.
The big man was standing right in front of me.

"Apparently this is the man who snatched the woman of my dreams." while nodding.

I still don't understand what that means.

"What do you mean?"
"Your wife was my dream in the past. You must let her into my lap."
"You must have misunderstood. My wife and I have been living happily ever after. So you may have the wrong person."
"There's no way I could be wrong. You never know his past."

The man walked to my left.

"I love her. But I was not accepted by her and her family. When I was about to propose to her I was rejected. Because of hurt, I left and promised that one day I would come back to pick her up. A month ago I returned to this city and asked where Reyna was. No one knew where she was going. The people closest to her didn't want to tell me either. This afternoon I saw Reyna walking and I told my men to pick her up."

He snorted for a moment. I'm getting more and more accepting of what he's saying.
"Now I will take him because he will be mine"
"I do not believe it."
"It doesn't matter if you don't believe me."

He turned toward the wall. His right hand rests on the wall.

"Bring in Reyna!"

Two of his men brought Reyna.
I wanted to jump up to hug Reyna but couldn't because the ropes were so strong that they were shackled to me.

"Reyna!" I said turning to look at the captive man.
"What are you doing my wife?"

He laughed annoyingly at me.

"I haven't done anything. I'm just holding back."
"Let her go and you can do anything to me."

He laughed harder.

"I really won't do anything to you. I let you stay here for a maximum of 7 days and you will also die."

He glanced at Reyna.

"I'm going to Vicara. There I'll make Reyna my wife."
"You can't. Reyna loves me so much."
"I'm going to make Reyna love me. I have a potion that makes her forget you and quickly become my adoring woman."
He looked at his two men.
"Give him a memento that he will remember until he dies."
The two of them then approached me and beat my body. Several times a fist pierced my stomach and face. I can only endure the pain. The pain was nothing compared to the reality when the big man carried Reyna away.
While enduring the pain from the blows of the two people I still saw Reyna who was getting further and further away.
"Reyna! Reyna!" I shouted, occasionally groaning in pain.
Several times I fell and was woken up again.

"Wake up!" this time the soft voice as I feel a kiss on the cheek.
I stuttered while looking at my wife near me.

"You fell asleep here. I went looking for food at the tavern over there."

I looked at Reyna's sweet face while remembering what I had just experienced.

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@rokhani

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Welcome to the contest, I can feel the narrator's passion towards their wife through your words.

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The psychological implications of this dream sequence are interesting. It seems to indicate that the man loves his wife very much and fears losing her. You present the difficulty in a way that we can all feel his anxiety.

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Thank you for supporting. This co;unity make can suport each ohter

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Hello @rokhani,
I was a little confused at first, but as I read the story I realized the confusion reflected our narrator's mental state. He is dreaming. Not just dreaming, but having a nightmare. How refreshing to wake up and find it's over. We share his relief.

Good scene descriptions.

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Thank you for kind word. Some time we get bad event. But it is a good thing whrn we knew it it just a nigtmare.

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What an action packed story, @rokhani. It's very imaginative. I was very glad when it all turned out to be a bad dream.

I have a correction for you. I think the following is something that the man who has abducted Reyna and the narrator in the dream says, about Reyna:

"Now I will take him because he will be mine."

You have used male pronouns, so it is a bit confusing. I believe it should be:

Now I will take her because she will be mine."

Thanks for joining the contest!

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@jayna, again and again million thank fo correction..
I am so glad to conduct by you.
I am so glad to join this family
Family will always direct to the right aim
I will pay more attention

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I thought I was watching a movie. The dream pattern is so captivating that I focused on the lines not to miss any dot. He loved his wife no doubt. A man in love can be easily identified following this traits.

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Wow! This is more than I thought, who know it was a dream, it must feels right that no one take Reyna away from you, nice one.

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