"Hey..." I say as I knock on my brother's door. Roux is busy on the phone, shuffling through papers. I knit my brows and wait to see if he'll notice me.
When he does he waves me off and moves to close the door.
Well so much for that.
Now who am I going to ask about this?
I go back to my room feeling slightly defeated. I frown as I think again about what happened yesterday. The kings stood up for me. All of them along with the twins and Kai.
I huffed and jumped on my bed, belly down. I wiped my face and sighed. Boy was I glad today was a weekday. I barely got any sleep because of this heavy train of thoughts I had.
I move to grab my phone propped on the bedside table and see a bunch of notifications on twitter and f******k. I turn off the wi-fi upon seeing they're mostly related to Stellan, my friends in New York were power-sharing the video Marcus posted.
Who could I talk to about this big questio
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