Rage clouded the crown prince's eyes when he saw the look on his mother's face. She didn't look remorseful. Instead, she looked like she'd just won a lottery.
"Take it back" he said through gritted teeth.
"What?" Clarice breathed, a confused look on her face.
"I said, take back what you said! Right now!" He thundered.
"It's the truth, Caden. You are not the king's son. Your biological father is long gone. I killed him" the queen stated as she popped a berry into her mouth.
Caden trembled with rage. His entire life had been a lie conjured by his own mother.
"I hid this truth in order to place you on the throne. I sacrificed so much just for your happiness" the queen said, feigning sadness.
"Shut. Up. You are a filthy liar. Everything you've ever done is not for me. You did them for yourself" Caden said and the Queen's gaze hardened.
"You will not speak to me like that, you
"What is it?""I think it's something I can't just tell you right here" Violet said."In that case, please come with me" Hazel spoke. Together, they started to head towards Hazel's chamber."How have you been? It's been a while since I saw you" Hazel said and Violet gave her a smile."Well, I've been okay. Nothing special. What about you?"Hazel let out a sigh."I kind of envy you. My life has changed almost completely. There are some things that I'm struggling with. There's a lot of pressure"Violet grinned."You're great for the job, though. Royalty suits you well"Hazel snorted."Well, you haven't been in my shoes"They walked into Hazel's chamber and sat down on the couch."Tell me...you saw something, didn't you?"Violet nodded."Okay. Should I be worried?""It's about your relationship with the s
They both stared at each other, the tension in the air thickening. Yuka blinked, he was having a hard time believing that he'd actually heard her say the three words that had just pulled at his heartstrings. But, her eyes said it all. It was all written in her eyes that was starting to glow brighter than the stars dotting the night sky. Yuka's heart sang. She loved him. The fierce warrior of a woman standing in front of him loved him."I love you, Yuka. I don't know how or when it happened. But-" she paused, taking hold of his hand and placing it on her chest where her heart was pounding with excitement."I can feel it here. You might not feel the same for me, but I just want you to know how much you mean to me. I can't lose you to Anya. I know it sounds like I'm selfish, but I really can't lose you. I need you, Yuka. I feel like I'm going to--"Yuka cupped her face and leaned over to kiss her. When their lips met, their eyelids f
Stumbling to his feet, Caden wiped off the blood seeping out of his nostrils, a hostile look in his eyes. The dark shadows in the sky was starting to conceal the full moon."Wow, here's the knight in shining armor" Caden said, his tone dripping with sarcasm."I was going to kill her if you hadn't showed up" Caden continued. Pissed, Yuka attacked him using his magic. Caden was up in the air, Yuka's dark magic strangling him. Caden gasped for air as it squeezed his body and stole the air from his lungs."Don't do it"Yuka stiffened at the sound of Hazel's pained croak."Do it, I dare you to" Caden gasped. Annoyed, Yuka threw him across the yard. Caden hit the ground hard, and passed out.Yuka had a stoic expression on his face, his lips set in a grim line. Without saying a word, he walked towards Hazel who was sitting up slowly, her hand clutching at her throat. He scooped her into his arms and
Yuka stared at the door of his chamber as the persistent knock on the door continued. For the past thirty minutes, he'd refused to step out of his chamber to meet with his visitor. He knew that the queen had come to confront him. He wasn't afraid of her. He just didn't want to talk to anyone at the moment. The queen on the other hand, wouldn't take no for an answer. She continued to knock, despite the fact that her fists had turned red. Fifteen more minutes passed and Yuka was starting to get annoyed.He rose to his feet and walked towards the door. Once the door was opened, he stepped out and shut the door behind him. The queen raised a hand to hit him, but he grabbed her hand before it could get to his face."What is your relationship with the red blood?" Clarice demanded.Yuka blinked, folding his muscular arms across his chest.“My relationship with Hazel?” he scoffed. “You, tell me”&ldquo
Heaving a sigh, General Rhen straightened. His glaze fleeted from Charlotte to Violet who watched him with concern on their faces. "I met him recently. We didn't talk much though" Charlotte said to Violet. "Who's this?" General Rhen asked Charlotte, his gaze locking with the Sapphiran's indigo gaze. "Her name's Violet, she's a friend of mine. Violet, this is General Rhen" Charlotte said. The general winced, wiping the corner of his mouth with his sleeve. "This is quite a terrible first impression, don't you think so ... Violet?" He said and she gave him an apologetic smile. "It's a little awkward, but not entirely terrible. I mean...it could be worse" Violet stated with a smile on her face. General Rhen beamed. "Are you feeling better now?" Violet questioned. "Strangely, yes I do" was his response. "That's great. Let's take a walk, shall we?" Violet said and he nodded slowly. Charlotte felt helpless as she watched her friend communicate with the general like they'd been frie
Nazu slapped Anya one more time, leaving an imprint of her palm on Anya's cheek. "You failed to get your man and keep him all to yourself, is that why you're going after Caden now?! You greedy bitch!" Nazu hissed. Anya lowered her gaze, her eyes brimming with tears. "What was I supposed to do? I lost Yuka. I can't just sit back and do nothing" she mumbled. Nazu let out a sarcastic laugh, her eyes burning with rage. "So, flirting and seducing Caden is your next plan? You back stabber. You deserve what you got. You lost Yuka, isn't it time for you to return to where you came from?" "I can't!" Anya cried, the tears now making their way down her flushed cheeks. "You can't or you won't?" "I can't! I won't! Whatever! I'm not going to give up on getting the throne. I don't care if it means that I'll have to marry Caden to make it happen!" Anya yelled. Pissed, Nazu attacked her and grabbed her by the throat. Caden who was still very drunk, tried to separate the two. Nazu wouldn't have
She was frozen to the spot, her mind reeling. What she'd just heard seemed too unreal to be true. Did Caden know the truth as well? "N-no, it's not possible" she muttered. She felt like time had come to a standstill. "It's too late, anyway. There's nothing Hazel can do about it. I have sent my soldiers to find her and bring her to me. She's most likely going to end up in the dungeons where she will rot. I'm going to make sure I get rid of Yuka today. Not even you can stop me" Hazel heard Clarice say. She knew that time was not on her side, so she took off running. Hazel rushed down the palace halls as quickly as her long dress could allow. She ignored the servants and maids as they gave her subtle bows. All she wanted to do was find Yuka and tell him the truth before it became too late. She didn't care if she was in danger, all she desperately wanted to do was to keep him safe. Every second that bound by made her even more anxious and when she finally got to the East wing of the c
She'd been staring at empty space, zoning out most of the time. She wanted to pretend that she was trapped in some sort of nightmare, especially with the chains binding her limbs. The dungeon was cold and the only source of light in the place, was a couple of light blue crystals that glowed dimly in the dark.She thought about everything that had led right up to this moment, her stomach churning with unease. The large gate of the dungeon was pushed open and she heard the tell tale sounds of high heels hitting the ground.Clenching her fists, Hazel took a deep breath. She only cared about Yuka's safety. She was dying to know if he'd made it out of the palace, alive. That was the only thing that mattered to her, despite the fact that she was at a risk of being murdered or possibly tortured to death."Hazel Spiers" the queen drawled, an amused look on her face. The blue crystals in the dungeon began to glow even brighter, in the presence of the queen. The queen of Silvera made her