I was about to walk out of the door when I bumped into Ruhee.
With a small gasp, I took a step back, "Are you okay?"
She nodded with a smile.
"You scared me. What are you doing here?"
Amber usually kept Ruhee occupied with her work during the noon.
"I did not have any work to do and I thought we should spend some time together."
I looked at her skeptically. She had the same smile glued to her lips, she was twirling the ends of her hair.
"Sure. I was just going to the garden we can..."
"No," she said suddenly.
I could feel the frown forming on my forehead. Something was not right here.
"I meant it is so hot outside let's just stay here," she invited herself in and closed the door without waiting for my reply.
Confused by her actions I followed her silently.
"Is everything alright?" I asked when she closed the window as well.
"Yes, everything is just perfect," the tone was the
I wiped my hands on the jeans as I looked at the intimidating building in front of my eyes.I thought Damien's mansion was big but the palace was making it look ordinary.So many symmetrically arranged large dark windows on the tall grey walls of stones were staring at me making me feel minuscule. The palace had towers on the right and left ends.The black rumbling clouds floating over the palace were giving it a dark aura.I glanced at Damien who had a cold mask on his face."C'mon."With a frown, I was looking at his hand in front of me."I am not here by my choice and I am not going inside holding your hand pretending to be a happy couple.""For once can you not make things so hard.""Oh, I am the one...""Guys shut up, I am pretty sure everyone can hear you both," Silver nodded towards the big black door.The door opened slowly and my heart jumped.Damien grumbled somethin
My room was no different from the pristine palace, it had a huge bed in the middle, the same walls reminding me of winters with golden designs around the borders. But in this room, the golden borders were flowers that were carved to look so realistic that I wanted to run my fingers on them to make sure they were not real.Even the furniture was shining so bright that I was afraid of touching it.Ruhee was closing the thick red curtains of the large window with difficulty."Don't close it."Ruhee stopped, "The prince has asked me to keep it closed until everyone knows about you."Letting out air from my mouth, I sat down on the bed. It felt like I was sitting on the cloud. I ran my hand on the soft fabric, just thinking
By the time we reached the dining table, everyone was already seated. Damien's father, Roman was the one sitting on the head chair with a stoic face, he glanced in our direction but said nothing. Towards his left, Lilith was sitting with a kind smile on her face. To my surprise, Amber was sitting in front of Lilith, with a condescending smile on her red lips. She gave a small wave to Damien who did not react and proceeded to sit on the end of the table, opposite his father. There was a new man sitting next to Lilith, he had the same black eyes as her but they were not shining with a smile. He had a bored look on his face, which clearly said he did not want to be here. Well, that makes the two of us, I said in my head while taking a seat next to Damien. For a minute I thought we were late but the large antique clock in the room said otherwise. Maybe everyone was too punctual in this family. The dining room was not what I i
The middle-aged woman who was trying to serve me the wine was snarling with so much hate glowing in her hazel eyes.I froze in my place as she growled keeping her eyes fixed on me, her canines started growing and her body started shaking.My breath got stuck in my throat the moment she threw a sharp knife that was already in her hand towards me with so much force that it looked blurry.I closed my eyes as my body refused to move.There were gasps in the room.But when I did not feel any pain, I opened my eyes only to witness Damien standing in front of me.He was shaking with anger and even though I could not see his face, the expression of fear on that woman's face told me everything.The woman looked like she had seen a ghost, her eyes were no longer glowing.The knife flew back hitting the woman just over the heart. She screamed loudly, "Mercy, I will never do any such thing again."Damien's father and brother l
The next day started with Ruhee bringing me breakfast in the room.Apparently, after last night I was not allowed to leave my room without Damien or some other bodyguard but the idea of walking with a stranger following me around sounded bizarre to me.Never thought I would say this, but I was waiting eagerly to go back to Damien's house.Ruhee was sitting quietly looking at the wall with a distant look in her eyes."I am sorry you have to stay inside the room because of me."I moved the knight on the chessboard.She gave a smile, "Don't be sorry. It is good to spend time with you."She moved her last pawn, now her king was not guarded by any pawns."Did you grow up here?" I asked curiously. She seemed to know this palace and even the queen knew her.I moved my bishop two steps to block the next move of her queen."In a way," she gave a short response.Ruhee started twirling the ends of her hair
I gave a reassuring smile to Ruhee, even though there was a chance of a possible murderer standing on the other side of the door.....or maybe not.I opened the door with Ruhee standing right behind me.Silver was leaning on the door with a grin on his face, showing all the teeth, "Hey, beautiful," he winked in my direction."Silver?""The one and only."I had not seen him ever since we came here even though Amber was always around.He gave a small wave to Ruhee, "Why so glum chum?"Ruhee's cheek turned slightly pink as she shook her head with a smile."What are you doing here?" I asked."I thought you must be bored here.""I can't leave the room without Damien or a bodyguard," I repeat in frustration. The place was new and filled with people I could never trust.He chuckled at this, "C'mon."I gave him a confused look without moving from my place."I will be with you so, it is fine. Besi
"I am so sorry."I tried to balance myself by taking the support of the wall, "It is fine.""No, I should have been more careful considering how important this is but it was kinda hard to see where I was going."I stared at the beautiful girl approximately 6 feet tall with rich sun-kissed skin, the raven hair reached her shoulders with the turquoise ends grabbing all my attention. I always wanted to try something bold like that.Her green eyes were focusing on the dress she was carrying, it was completely wrapped making it hard to see what kind of dress was inside.But it must be a gown as she was having difficulty carrying it."Can I help you?" I asked the girl who was lifting the dress high above her head."I am looking for Amber," she tried to give a smile but it came out strained, "this is for her, and I can't let anything happen to this otherwise my boss would freak out."Before I could point her in the right directi
"I don't care, he can go out with anyone he wants."I put a handful of chips in my mouth."It is okay to care," Ruhee said gently, "you are soulmates and you are supposed to care about each other."I rolled my eyes, "Trust me Ruhee, this whole soulmate situation looks better in your head."She put a chip in her mouth and wiped the corners of her mouth, "Let me put it this way, no relationship is easy unless both partners work equally to make it better. I know you think he is bad but you are not trying to get to know him, you are judging him because of one thing only."I looked at her with no words forming in my mouth."Do you know he went against his father for you?""What?" I asked in a small voice."His parents asked him to stay in the palace with you but he denied because he knew you would have to stay in the room mostly which you would have hated. His father did not give him the throne because of you, he said you are not re