Samantha is screaming and yelling trying to get Charlie to wake up but her screams are silenced by the sound of thunder.  She keeps screaming “Charlie, please wake up. Charlie, WAKE UP, please!!” Charlie is finally coming too, he opens his eyes and sees Samantha tied to a chair facing him.  He tries to break free but he can’t move, his arms and legs are restrained.  Charlie is dazed and confused. “What going on?  Samantha says “John…”.  Charlie’s eyes open wide.

John walks into the room looks at both of them and places on the table a scalpel, a hammer, a knife and duct tape.

Samantha and Charlie are pleading to be freed.  John tells them to shut up!

John looks at Samantha and says “Seeing you smile all these months tore me up inside, it was like you were cutting away at my soul but now I’m going to take away your smile and make you suffer.”  Samantha is sobbing and pleading to please let them go. “I’m sorry John, please let us go, P L E A S E!”  John laughs and says “You’re not going anywhere bitch.”  Charlie screams “You mother fucker, I’m going to kill you.”  John just laughs…

John grabs Charlies hair and pulls his head back.  Charlies eyes pop open wide.  John lifts the scalpel, looks into his eyes and says “You see this scalpel, it’s going to be your best friend for the next few hours. This is what pain feels like.”  John makes a precise incision on Charlie’s forehead.  Charlie screams and struggles to get loose. Thunder is striking down every minute making it impossible for anyone to hear their screams. John makes another incision underneath Charlie’s eye.  Charlie is trying to be strong but Samantha can tell in his eyes that he is in pain and agony.

John puts down the scalpel and grabs the hammer.  Samantha is shaking her head, “No, please, stop it.”  John smiles and slams the hammer on Charlies hand. Snap, crackle, pop that’s what it sounded like.  Charlie is shaking, the pain is unbearable, he is going numb.  His eyes are closing…  Charlie has lost all his senses.  John slaps him “Don’t pass out on me, I’m not done yet.”  Charlie whispers, “I’m going to kill you.” John grabs the knife and stabs him in the chest.  As John pulls out the knife Charlie gasps for air.  He is loosing consciousness, his head is falling forward… John slaps him again.  “Wake up Charlie boy, how does that feel? [Pours alcohol over him] Charlie screams. Can you hear me?”  John takes the scalpel and slowly cuts Charlie’s ear off. Samantha is screaming and yelling at John to please stop.  He takes the ear and puts it to his mouth, CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?  He tosses the ear at Samantha.

“STOP IT, JOHN, PLEASE, STOP IT!!!” Samantha is pleading.  “I can’t take it anymore, please John, PLEASE.”

John grabs her face and tells her to shut her mouth. “SHUT UP, SHUT UP BITCH!”

Samantha struggles and manages to get herself up.  John quickly turns and pushes her back down but the chair tilts and she lands side ways on the floor.  As she hits the floor she could feel her flesh tearing from all the broken glass.  She screams and grabs a piece of glass, before John pulls her up.  “You’re next.”, he says.

John leaves the room and goes outside.  Samantha only has a few minutes to break free.  She starts cutting the duct tape, she could feel the glass cutting her fingers but she keeps cutting away at the tape. {All she could think about was helping Charlie.} Her hands are free and she cuts the duct tape from her ankles. She’s about to stand when she hears the door slam and John’s foot steps.  She sits back…

When John walks in, he is smiling and has an evil look in his eyes.  He puts Chloe on Samantha’s lap.  Her eyes open wide and screams “Chloe, you’re alive.”  John says, “You see Sammy, I took really good care of her.” Samantha pretends to be crying and puts her head down.  John grabs the hammer from the table and walks towards Charlie.  He tells Samantha to listen for the crack.  John turns his back to Samantha, when he is about to swing at Charlie, Samantha jumps up and stabs him in the neck, she pushes the glass as far as she can.  In John’s rage, he turns around and swings Samantha across the table. “Bitch”, he yells. He grabs his neck, the blood is gushing out.  He yells, “You shouldn’t have done that bitch.” He grabs the knife and walks towards her.  Samantha is laying on the floor, she’s bleeding and hurt trying to catch her breath.  She manages to get up and tries to run from him, but he grabs her. He falls to his knees he has lost too much blood and is very weak.  She grabs the knife and stabs him in the chest. “I hate you, I hate you.” she yells and stabs him again and again until he falls over.  Samantha was in a state of shock, as she looked at the life less body she could not believe that was the man she once loved.   She drops the knife and runs to Charlie…

Six months later…

It’s Summer and Samantha and Charlie are back in the Hampton enjoying their new weekend home.  They had not been back since that dreadful night.  While sitting at Giuseppe, Charlie takes Samantha’s hand and says:

My dearest Samantha,

The moment we met I knew you were the one and this was a once in a lifetime love. You complete me, all of me. We have been through it all, the good, the bad and even near death.  You brought me back to life, Samantha.  [Charlie takes out a little black box from jacket.]  My love, I promise to love you in all your forms now and forever.  I will cherish and protect you for all eternity.  [opens box]  Samantha’s eyes fill with tears.  I will laugh with you, and cry with you, loving you faithfully.  I give you my hand, my heart and my love from this day forward.  Samantha Fox, will you be my wife?  Samantha can’t hold back her tears and starts crying.  She gazes into Charlie’s eyes and says, “Yes, I will…”

All that matters is what’s yet to come…


AMOR {LOVE} – Chapter IV

John screams, “Are you serious Samantha?”  She doesn’t look at him and continues walking.  John then grabs her from behind.  “Let go of me, John.  I’m serious, I have to go!  Charlie is waiting.”, she says.   John then says, “So, the douche bag has a name.  Is C-H-A-R-L-I-E {sarcastic tone} making you move to New York?  I’m going to find out who he is Samantha, mark my words.  This isn’t over.”   Samantha just laughed, “There you go with your threats again.  Get over it!  We are done! Bye-Bye!”

Samantha gets home to find her calling service full of messages and mailbox full.  She yells, “Dammit John! ,Why can’t you just let me go.” Then slams the phone against the table.  {talking to herself} “I can’t deal with this anymore.  I feel like I’m going to have a breakdown. {starts crying}  Please God, give me the strength I need to handle this.  I’m torn!”

A few hours later, there is a knock at the door.  Samantha is startled because no one is allowed in the building unless she is called.  Her heart is now in her throat.  The only thing that is running through her mind that it could be John.  With knees shaking, she walks to door, and says “Who is it?” She is looking through the peep-hole but something is blocking her view.  Now she is more scared.  She hears a deep voice say “Delivery for Samantha Fox.”   She thinks ‘delivery’  I didn’t order anything. So, she sucked in her fear and said “Be right there, give me a second.”  She took a deep breath and slowly opened the door.  When she opened, all she could see what a bouquet of orchids {her favorite} and standing with them in hand was Charlie.  “CHARLIE, it’s you, baby – You scared me to death.  How did you come in?”  Charlie gave her that look like saying ‘baby, it’s me you’re talking too.’   Samantha just smiled and hugged her man tight.  “Thank you baby, I love my flowers.” she whispers in his ear.

You see, Charlie was a man who never took ‘NO’ for an answer and was always very persuasive.  He gets what he wants. 

They decided to stay in and order dinner.  They now have to talk logistics.  Remember that Charlie is leaving to New York in a few days.  While waiting for dinner to arrive, Charlie looks over at her and says “Samantha baby, I’m leaving to New York in a week.  What are your plans?”  Sam says “I haven’t really thought about it. You just told me, remember.  I have to take care of things here first.  It may take a few weeks. First, I need to resign from my position.  Close up my apartment, cancel all my services, hire moving company, pack, etc etc.  Well, babe all the small details. — I will be there soon.  No worries, we will figure this out.”  Charlie just nods and says “Yes, I can’t wait.”

The next morning Samantha get up puts on her power suit and heads to the office.  All she could think about was the pile of paperwork on her desk and having to tell the partners that she is moving to New York.  She stops at her usual coffee place, picks up breakfast and heads into the office.  It was no surprise when she walked in and found her desk full of files with notes on it.  “What the hell.”. she whispers.  She took a deep breath and started her day.  A few hours later, she realizes that she hasn’t spoken to Charlie.  She looks for her cell phone and as usual it’s buried in her bag.  She digs it out to find several missed calls.  She calls Charlie.  “Hi babes, how’s it going?, Sorry I haven’t called you, it’s been a long morning.  You can imagine.”  Charlie just says he understands but tells her not to worry that everything is going to turn out fine.

Now it was time to face the partners.  Without any hesitation, she walks into the partners office and hands them her letter of resignation.  While one partner is reading the letter the other two are just looking at Samantha with a blank stare.  Once they all read the letter, they give Samantha a surprise look.  She briefly explained and the partners wished her well.

When she drafted the original letter she was going to leave the same day but then had a change of heart and decided to stay an additional week to make sure nothing was left unfinished.  Samantha wasn’t a half ass type of worker.  She always gave 100% not only at work but at everything.

The days quickly turned into nights and Samantha’s to-do list wasn’t getting any shorter.  Despite the sleepless nights, things were not moving as fast as she hoped.  Charlie was already in New York and she was in still L.A. finalizing everything.  In the middle of all the craziness, she was still dealing with John’s erratic behavior and threatening calls.  She was about to have a  total and complete meltdown.

Her daily calls with Charlie helped her keep calm and stay focused on the big picture.   It’s the way he makes her smile.  He finds humor in the darkest of days and is her rock.

The last day of work was bitter-sweet. Samantha packed up the last of her things and was about to start her ‘good-bye’ rounds, when her partners called her into the conference room.  “SURPRISE”, everyone yelled.  Samantha was overcome with joy and could not hold back her tears.  “Thank you so much.  This means the world to me and I will never forget you.”, she told them.  Everyone wished her farewell and many blessings on her new adventure.  It was time to say good-bye.  After many hugs and kisses later, Samantha was now walking out of office and could not help but smile as she stopped, looked behind her and said “No regrets, too new adventures.”

When Samantha got home, she glanced at her to-do list and realized that the only thing she had to do was buy her airline ticket.  “That’s it?” , she says.  She was in shock that she managed to do it all in such a short amount of time.  She thinks, “What’s the rush? Now, I’m going to take another few days to relax, unwind, go to the spa, and get my hair done. I can’t go to New York looking like a hot mess.”  Later that night, she calls Charlie and tells him that she was done with everything but she was going to stay another week just to relax and unwind.  Charlie wasn’t pleased and told her that he needed her there now.  Samantha completely ignored him.

Day 1.  SPA DAY – V.I.P Treatment  {Gift from the Firm}





Day 6.  OPEN LAP TOP – Look for Flights – BUY ONE WAY TICKET


Day 8.  Packing the last few things.



What should have been just a few days turned into ten days and Charlie was beginning to worry.  He called Samantha daily and expressed his concerns.  “Babe, please, when are you coming? What’s going on?  I’m worried.”  Samantha always said the same thing, “Charlie, my love, everything is fine.  I will be there soon.  I love you.”  – Those words were not soothing to Charlie at all.

During her days of relaxation she thought about John.  Ten years was not easy to forget but she no longer loved him the way she once did.  She debated whether to call him and say good-bye but her gut told her it would be a bad idea.   She listened to her gut and never called him but little did she know that John was up too no good.

John quit flying planes but didn’t close his business.  He was now planning and scheming revenge against Samantha.  He always said. “If it’s not me, it’s no one.” He had been following her and watching her every move since the day after she left him.  He was now OBSESSED….

Samantha was at the airport ready to board when she felt like she was being watched, she quickly turns and sees no one. She brushed it off and boarded. “Good-bye L.A.”, she whispered.

John was watching from a distance…

AMOR {LOVE} – Chapter III

Samantha then says, “Charlie – What do you mean New York? What about us and our relationship?” Charlie gazes into her eyes {wiping her tears} — “Samantha, Samantha my love, I love you more than words can describe.  When I met you, I became alive. You’ve made me realize my true potential and without you all this could not be possible.  That’s why, I’m asking you to come with me to start a new life and adventure together.  Life without you would not only be unbearable but imaginable.  I love you too much.”

Samantha climbed into his lap and looked deeply into his eyes.  She said, “Yes, Yes, Yes, I will go with you my love.”.   Charlie gives Samantha a deep kiss holding her tight, her slight moans are making him squeeze tighter, their bodies pressed together in warm embrace. They break kiss, he sweeps her up and takes her into the bedroom.  As their eyes meet, he can see the sparkle in her eyes as she smiles at him. “You are perfect”, Charlie whispers.  He starts to slowly peel off her clothes gazing and touching her soft luscious curves. Her scent, her touch – he is completely aroused, As he leans in to kiss her neck and breasts x-x Samantha grabs him closer she wants to feel his warmth against her skin. Their hearts are beating as one. “Oh baby”, Samantha whispers.  “I want you, I need you.”  She slides on top of him gently caressing him. She starts kissing his chest and works her way down – she teases him with licks and nibbles. She loves to the way he taste. He can’t take it anymore – he grabs her, rolls her over and pushes deep inside — thrusting, faster and slower until fire works of explosion collide. They gaze at each other and whisper “I love you.”

After a few hours of simply being as one, and enjoying the warmth of their bodies Samantha looks at Charlie and says “Baby, remember what I wanted to you tell you?”  Charlie nods.  “Well… I told John It was over, because I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Everything makes sense when I’m with you. My heart is set on you.”  Charlie smiled, hugged Samantha tight and gave her deep kiss.  Samantha was now throbbing and aching for more – The rest is history.

The next morning, Samantha wakes up to breakfast in bed.  Charlie is simply amazing.  She is all smiles. Once she’s done eating and giving Charlie a million and one kisses she says “Where is my cell phone?”  All she could think about was how many missed calls and texts she probably had from John.  She got out of bed to find her phone dead.  Charlie grabs the phone and puts it to charge. “Let’s go back to bed”, he says.  Samantha agrees and they go back to bed but Samantha is restless and can’t fall back asleep, all she could do is think about those messages from John.  She was concerned. Did he really threaten her?

An hour later, her phone is beeping and chiming.  “It must be fully charged”, she says.  She jumps out of bed, gets her phone and to her surprise she had 25 voice mails, 100 text messages and all from John.  She felt a knot in her throat and she couldn’t breathe.  She was shaking.  She left the bedroom and went into the office to hear the messages and read the text.  Charlie was asleep and didn’t want to wake him.

She sits down – looks at her phone – dials 1 – You have 25 voice mails, your mailbox is now full.  Press 1 to hear message.  Samantha hesitates at first but presses one and this is what she heard:

Samantha, you fucking whore.  You cheated on me.  I hate you.  No – I’m sorry I love you. Please come home.

Sammy, please come home.  I need you, I don’t want to lose you.

Sam, where the hell are you?  Are you with that douche bag? I swear when I find out…


Sammy my love – why aren’t you returning any of my calls? I swear if you don’t call me, I’m going to…{phone hangs up.}


Sam, I’m sorry you must think I’m crazy, I’m crazy about you.  I’m just hurt. Please come home. I love you so much.

Message after message was the same thing and the text were no different.

“Why can’t John just let me go?”, she says to herself.  As she sat there contemplating what to do, Charlie walks into the room.  “What’s wrong, baby?” he says.  Samantha just hands him the phone.  He stares at the screen, looks at Samantha and says “John is crazy! Don’t worry baby, he will have to go through me to get to you.  I’ll protect you my love.”   Samantha kisses Charlie and tells him that she needs to go confront John and pack her stuff.

The apartment that John and Samantha shared belongs to John but Samantha had her own place.  John was always upset that she didn’t sell it and move in with him.   Although she spent most of her time there, she wasn’t going to sell her place of sanction – her escape.

Charlie doesn’t want her to go alone and proceeds to follow her, but she stops him and says “Babe, don’t worry, this is something I need to do alone. I will call you if anything.  I’ll be back soon.  I love you.”

Samantha finally leaves the house and finds the courage to call John.  The phone rings and John immediately picks up. “Samantha baby, are you ok? Where are you? I’ve been worried sick.  Please come home.”  Samantha wants to hang up then says “Ge’ez John, catch your breath I’m fine.  I’m on the way to gather my things.  We’ll talk when I get there.”   Her heart is racing and she feels sick to her stomach.  John on the other hand, is trying to pick up the house after he nearly destroyed it in his rage.  He thinks to himself. “I don’t want her to think I’m crazy, now.”

Samantha pulls into her parking space, her knees are trembling.  She doesn’t know what to expect, still feeling antsy and nausea.  She looks in the mirror and tells herself, “You are a strong woman, Samantha.  Chin up, it’s your time.”

What should have taken ten steps to get to the door feels more like a hundred, she could feel her body going in slow motion.  So many thoughts are flooding her head.  She arrives at the door, takes a deep breath, inserts the key and turns the knob.  She didn’t know what to expect.  All of a sudden the door flings open while she is still holding the knob.  She screams, “John, wait a second.”    Samantha proceeds inside and John just grabs and hugs her.  “Hey John, Please let go of me.  I’m here to talk and gather my things.”   John didn’t want to let go.  His hug lingered and felt like an eternity until Samantha broke free from his grasp.  “Stop it, John.  Please let’s not make this more difficult than it has to be.  I know I’ve hurt you and for that I’m truly sorry.  I just want to get my things and be on my way.”

Samantha goes to the room to get some things and then notices a pile of broken glass in the corner.  “John, what happen there?”, she said.   She continued to look around and saw no frames and more broken pieces of glass everywhere.  “John, did you break all the frames and pictures? Are you fucking nuts?  Why? Why? Why would you…?  You know what, never mind John, you wouldn’t understand”, she snares back.

She could feel her blood boiling and wanted to scream but she kept her composure and just took another deep breath.  She could hear John rambling on in the living room about how much he loved her and that he was going to fight for her.. blah blah blah.   She couldn’t take it anymore, she decides to get the rest of her stuff another day.  Preferably when John isn’t around.

As she is walking out the bedroom, John corners her.  “John, please get out of  my way.  I’ll come back for the rest of my stuff later.”

John falls to his knees and says “Samantha, please don’t leave me.  I can’t imagine my life without you. Why are you doing this?  I thought we were happy”   Samantha could feel her chest tightening and wanted to cry but she sucked it up and pulled up John from the floor.  Looking into his eyes she says, “John, I know it hurts now but you will get over me, I promise.  You will always hold a special place in my heart.  I’m sorry.”  She runs out because she could feel the tears streaming down her cheeks.

When she gets to the car, she realizes that she didn’t have her keys. “Damn it.”, she yells.  She wipes her tears, walks back upstairs and knocks on the door.

John opens without saying a word, she walks in, grabs her purse and keys and starts to walk out stops then turned to John and said “I’m moving to New York.”

To be continued…

Peace & Love xox