Chapter 3: Unsettled

Chapter 3: Unsettled


It has been two weeks since I’ve met Lukan Garron’s former mate and daughter. Yet, I still feel a little unsettled. My mind keeps returning to the vision of Cassia’s exquisite face. Why is she haunting me? I’m very confused by my reaction. Closing my eyes, I try to clear my mind of this strange fascination.

I’m currently in the council chambers debriefing my enforcers, but my mind is miles away. “We need to continue looking further into Lukan Garron’s disappearance. There has to be something we’re missing. All of his assets were frozen, and we’ve locked down all of his properties. Right now, we’re guessing that someone he works with might have found his body. In the meantime, I want to continue to search.”

Gadriel and Corbin nod their heads in agreement. “Yes, sir. What do you want to do?” I think for a moment. “I would like for you to look further into his financials. Check his computer files, and research any other people he might have come in contact with. Maybe people whom he has worked with extensively.”

Both men nod their heads and confer before they walk out of my office.

Leaning back in my chair, I run my hands across the file that Isaiah handed me earlier. I open the file and look at the picture. Cassia Garron’s striking green eyes are staring back at me. Isaiah found very little to link a relationship between Cassia and Lukan. You’d never guess she was Lukan’s daughter. She’s currently a student at Cal State and a sorority girl. Her major is Art and dance. Apparently, the drawings I saw in Alandra’s office walls were drawn by Cassia. Tightening my lips, I glance back at her picture. She’s wearing a long black gown with a heart-shaped top that showed off her beautiful shoulders and neck.

Suddenly, my phone rings. It’s Nevaeh.             

Smiling, I push the answer button. “Nevaeh, how are you?” Nevaeh release a nervous laugh. “Hey, Mathias. I’m good. I…I…just wanted to see what you were doing.”

 I look around my office then back at the file. “Nothing right now. What can I do for you?” She clears her throat. “Well, …um…I know we saw each other last weekend, and it was really fun. Seriously, Mikhail can’t get over the fact that you beat him at Call of Duty. Anyway, I was wondering if you would like to go to my college visit to Cal State?” She mumbles hurriedly.

I lean back in my chair, smiling. Nevaeh and I have been seeing each other more lately. It’s humbling to know that she’s inviting me to go on her college visit.

I guess she took my pause as a negative response because she continues on. “It’s because you know parents always go, but mom's not around, and I thought maybe it would be good if you came. But if you don’t want to, that’s─”

I interrupt her quickly. “I’d love to go, Nevaeh. What time do you want to go?”

She takes a relieved breath. “Really? That’s great. Okay, how about we meet at my house tomorrow morning at eight? Mikhail and Rowan will be going with Alex, so you and I can ride together and talk.” She asks with a hopeful tone. Since I found out that she was my daughter, we’ve gotten to know each other, but we’ve never really had an in-depth discussion. Perhaps it's time to dig a little deeper.

“Okay, I’ll pick you up tomorrow at eight.”

She laughs nervously. “Okay, bye.”

“Bye,” I reply before I lay my cell phone down on the desk and look back at the picture. What is it about this angel that has me so intrigued?

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