Stefan walks me down the stairs to the basement. It’s dark down and I can’t see a thing, but he can navigate our way easily.
From outside, it appears that he is alright but his tense hold over my hand says otherwise.
Whatever that Veronica was trying to say was enough to make him feel anxious.
I keep my mouth shut, knowing that if I talked, others would be able to hear. This also makes me wonder why they can’t hear me talking in Wolf’s room.
Perhaps, the room is soundproof. I conclude and continue walking.
Stefan stops outside a metal door and leaves my hand. He unlocks the door and turns to me. I can’t see his face clearly, because it’s too dark and this makes me desperate to see his expressions.
What is he thinking right now? I want to know.
“ Go inside. ” St
VIOLETAfter we all make a row outside, they lead us up the stairs. They assign everyone their duties in the pack-house. The duties include scrubbing floors, cleaning rooms, gardens, backyards and all the area around the huge pack-house.I am asked to clean the staircase of the great hall so I get to work and I am glad that Cora is nearby, scrubbing the floor and making it slick clean.I clean the spiral staircase, going up a stair as I wipe the Golden railing with a cloth. My eyes move toward Cora occasionally and I always sigh in relief when I find her busy in her work.I walk up some more stairs, the great hall disappearing from my sight. Cora is working and I should get my work done too or someone might come to haunt me again.I inhale deeply and wipe every speck of dirt from the railing. It takes me at least half an hour to make the railing sparkling clean.When I am done, I place my hands on my sides and lean back, loo
WOLFFinally, I think I know what I should do to prevent this whole situation from falling out of our hands.I inhale deeply and sign the papers that are placed in a file in front of me.I am currently sitting in the old Alpha Samuel’s office. Father sent me here to investigate him, but when I arrived, he tried to threaten me.He did make a grave mistake by doing so. Considering that he knew too much, I had to rip his head off his shoulders along with his Luna’s head.He is gone and with him, secrets are gone as well. He took the blame for most of the things and Father’s trust in me has re-established.I can’t make anymore mistakes now and I can never let the Alpha King doubt me again.“ You are thinking about all of it again. ” Cassius yawns from across the table.“ I don&
VIOLETI am floating in space. Everything is dark out here. It only gets illuminated when I see people - the dead. My mother, my father, Izel, Mario, Samantha.I keep seeing them but I can’t talk to them because there is a transparent wall between us. That wall contains me from communicating with them. I know it’s all in my head so I don’t understand why my brain doesn’t allow me to have a conversation with the people that are in my subconscious mind.Slowly, everything begins to disappear. My mother. My father. Izel. Mario. Samantha. They all disappear and everything becomes dark.Then, I see a ray of Golden light softly travelling towards me. I don’t know what kind of nightmare it is this time, but I get attracted to the Golden flame.When it gets near me, I push my hand forward, wanting to touch it in an awe-struck daze. I gasp when it starts engulfing my figure and illuminating everything in the da
VIOLETCassius doesn’t waste any time in pushing me inside the dungeon and locking the door just as we arrive. I stumble inside and barely manage to catch myself before I fall face first.My eyes wander off to the rest of the huge dungeon. There are humans everywhere, some groaning, some sleeping and some talking to each other.My eyes miserably search for Cora. She has to be here somewhere around here.As I look from my left to right and then right to left, I almost give up on trying. My heart drums in my ears as blood rushes towards my brain, making it throb.I cast my eyes down and my shoulders slump. Tears rush to the back of my eyes.I fought back for the very first time in my life and it seems like I have failed to achieve what I fought for.This is the worst feeling in the world. It feels like time has come t
VIOLET “ What happened after I fainted? ” I question quietly as I glance at her. My eyes slowly move down to her neck and I notice something which I didn’t notice earlier. The collar around her neck. Tremors run up my body as I sit straight, placing my hand on her head and pushing it off my shoulder. The letters are imbedded in the collar in silver writing and it was supposed to be almost impossible for me to miss, but I did. I gulp my saliva and try to see the name but she wraps her hand around it, restricting me from reading it. I lift my gaze to hers and purse my lips. “ What happened? ” I rest my back against the wall, my eyes fixed at Cora. “ He came after you fainted. ” Cora sighs and removes her hand from around her neck. My eyebrows pull together. Is she talking about Wolf? I lower my gaze and glance at the name engraved in the collar. A lump gets stuck in my throat right away an
VIOLETI don’t understand what Wolf is trying to do, but I can feel my own anger and fear appearing.My feet don’t stop and I get closer and closer to Elias.All of a sudden, Wolf pulls Elias’ head back and I finally come to a stop. Wolf’s eyes meet mine.What are you doing?He gives a jerk to Elias’ body and it goes flying to the left, disappearing from my sight.“ ELIAS! ” I scream not caring that every single human in the room and Wolf is watching me.My body is thrown forward in shock and I sprint towards the door, but before I get to it, Wolf closes it and locks it afterwards.My hands land on the closed door and I feel the metal stinging my skin.“ What are you doing?! Elias! ” I scream through the door as I begin to bang on it.“ OPEN
VIOLETMy mouth falls half open and my eyebrows shoot up instantly. All my muscles tense up as I stare at the fire burning the building which was the pack-house before.What…Happened?“ Come on. We don’t have time for this. ” Stefan takes my hand and gives it a light squeeze.I force my gaze to meet his eyes. He is not surprised or nervous even one bit.The pack-house has went up in flames. All werewolves and…and humans inside already possibly dead and he is acting like we have far more important things to do than to see them die in the fire and turning into nothing but ashes and coal.‘ He has probably seen this a lot. ’ The voice inside my head intervenes in my thoughts and makes me realise the fact.Stefan is one of the monsters in the end. No matter if his touch is soft and almost human like…He can never feel pity, sympathy and empathy for anyone.I squeeze m
VIOLET Surprised, I look at our left. I thought she has died. Like I thought Kane has died. Veronica. I sigh and turn to look at Wolf. To my shock, Wolf, Cassius and Stefan look equally baffled. They have their eyebrows pulled up like they were not expecting to see Veronica here. My eyes shoot toward Kane and Cora who are standing too close to Veronica. Kane sneakily pushes Cora behind himself. This is an unexpected move coming from him, but I am glad he is not all too ready to throw his slave in front of that Veronica. I take in a shaky breath and steal a glance at Veronica. “ You tried to kill me. ” She accuses Wolf, ignoring everyone else altogether. My eyebrows pull together, forming a frown on my forehead. Wolf tried to kill Veronica? Why? Tension rises in the air as no one says anything for a while and Veronica seems to be burning in fire, w