~Zara Todd’s POV~
“Could you please do makeup on my face? I feel awful right now. I was beautiful before but I look ugly right now. I want to look pretty even on my last breath. I want my eyes without dark circles, my lips looking plumpy and red. My skin so much healthy and with life in them. I want to die like that. Like I am that little girl who loves to do make ups and always stay beautiful. Will you please do that for me?” she smiles though the thick beads of tears glide down her cheeks.
I can clearly see how much broken she is inside and how much she is trying to hide that pain. That scene is just so much momental and emotional that I can’t just stop myself from stopping my tears at all.
“I will. Just instruct me what to do. I will do everything that you want me to do,” I say as I move to another side of the bed and check her drawers if I could find any make up supplements.
~Zara Todd’s POV~The loud and sharp ringing of school’s bell hit right on my ears. I roll my eyes around as I see the white curtain hiding me from others. Where in the hell am I?And then, I smell the strong smell of disinfectants and my eyes run around the wall and see the different posters related to health.“You’re awake?” a sharp voice calls me and I realize I have hear this voice before as well. This is the voice of school’s nurse. I am at school’s infirmary?“Yeah!” I answer. She rushes out as she sees me waking up and in next moment I see Xavier getting inside the infirmary.“You okay?” he stands in front of me. I can see how sweaty his hands are right now and he is wiping his hands on his pants.“Yeah! I’m fine,” I say. He pulls the chair beside him close to the bed and sits over there. He spins his head to the nurse.“
~Zara Todd’s POV~“I am sorry Jack. It was my fault. Can you please forgive me?” Xavier kneels in front of him and in front of the whole class. Everybody’s eyes are on Xavier right now.He has never done this thing ever in his life. He has never apologized to anyone, not to his any friends. The scene that is happening in front of us is everything to all the students.Jack stands more in fear rather than shock.“No! No! Don’t do this. Please, forgive me. It was my fault,” Jack tries to apologize. He kneels in front of him and rubs his palms asking for the forgiveness.Everyone is getting confused now. No one knows who is who is actually apologizing.“No! It’s me who should apologize to you. Please forgive me for what I did to you. Please,” he says as he holds Jack’s hands and looks at his eyes with remorse.Jack doesn’t seem to be conf
~Zara Todd’s POV~ I don’t know what did he do that night. He didn’t come back home and when I asked about that night, he would say just to trust him and nothing more.Today is his mother’s wedding day. His mother might be happy or maybe she might not be but I am sure XAVIER isn’t happy right now. He must be going through so much of things right now.I walk to his room and knock his door. His room is locked from inside and he doesn’t open the door. At first, I get panicked because I thought that he might be having hard times right now but he opens after few knocks.He is standing behind that door with his nude upper torso, his whole body covered in thick bead of sweats. Seems like he has been doing some heavy exercises right now.“Can I come in?” I ask.He smiles lopsidedly as I ask him and opens the door even wider as he tilts his head gently.&
~Zara Todd’s POV~I cannot believe my eyes. I gaze back at the dress I am wearing and to the dress a girl is wearing in front of me. What the hell is going on? Why is this girl wearing the same dress as mine?Her dress has the same color, same design and even her height is similar to mine. Is she duplicate of me? No…No…What the hell am I even thinking? This isn’t some fantasy play that there would be someone duplicate of mine.Xavier realizes that I am feeling tad uncomfortable over there. My hands are still on his arms but they get loose after I see that with the same dress in front of me. She is facing her back towards us.“What’s wrong? What happen?” he asks me. He doesn’t know how does a girl feel when her dress matches in the party with someone else? What if Xavier mistakes her for me?“Nothing,” I say as I try to ignore that girl and walk ahead of there. We
~Zara Todd’s POV~Xavier’s hand snakes around my shoulder and I feel as if all of his strength passed down to me just like magic.“Wife?” Many of the people become shocked after hearing that. I don’t know how many people she invited in our wedding but I guess many of the guests over here know that I am his wife.But the unknown one seem to be shocked over here.“Uhmm… Actually I wanted to tell to all of you guys but you know the wedding was quite rushed and Xavier wanted to marry her so much that I couldn’t say no at all. You know how much I care for his happiness,” she smiles fake in front of whole people and the people who know the truth that are me, Xavier and Asher we all get shocked when we hear what she had said right now.That’s impossible. How can she lie brazenly in front of so many people? Does she even know what the hell is she saying?
~Zara Todd’s POV~My heart shakes for a bit when she asks me to have a talk with her. I don’t know why does she want to talk with me. I try to remember if I have done any mistake in last some days that would make her have a private conversation like this with me.“Yes,” I follow her to her office. She has never been friendly to me before and I would rarely call her mother-in-law. Every time when I forget to tell her mother-in-law, she would remind me of telling her the same.But today, she didn’t do that. She didn’t tell me to call her mother-in-law as usual. I really might have made her mad at some way.She gets inside her office and so do I.“Get a seat,” her powerful and dominating voice reverberates in the whole class making me shudder for a bit. I expected the sentence called ‘Make yourself comfortable’. But that sentence doesn’t come out from her lips.&n
~Zara Todd’s POV~I rush to the hospital where Jack has been right now as soon as possible. Everything inside me is breaking into pieces. Everything within me is making me weaker from deep within. I don’t want to believe the single thing that she has told me. Who would want to believe all those things?No girl in the world would love to hear and believe the things that she told me some time ago. I hurriedly walk towards Jack’s room and open the door. And …He indeed is lying on the bed. He has the bandage on his head and there are bruises in his face. His right leg is bandaged and hung on the air as well.“Jack,” I close my mouth with my palms. I can’t believe I am seeing Jack like this right now. And the foremost thing is I can’t believe Xavier did it.It can’t be. It just can’t be. How can Xavier do all of this? He was changed. He is changed. At least I thought t
~Zara Todd's POV~As soon as we enter the venue, the colorful lights welcome us. This all seem to be extravagant to be just a normal high school ending party. This party feels more than just a high school farewell.I can see all the students who has been so much studious and quiet in last few months are all different today.Beautiful dress, amazing bodies, that huge smile on their face for coming out of that locked prison like study compartments, is making them so much happy.They look different. And when I look around I don't see any teacher over there. Seems like this party is just for us. Just for students."Let's get inside," Xavier says as he holds my hands but I just don't feel that warmth from his hands. Is it because now, I know about all his truths which he has been hiding from me? Or is it because I see him differently now?I just nod my head and we walked in. Asher follows us from behind.