Valerie pov ... I couldn't take my eyes off the man standing in front of me ,with his attitude ,I could tell that he wasn't afraid of Edward . I felt a slight pain on my stomach , suddenly Edward rushed up to me . " Are you okay what happened to you , Did you see the person that tried to push you, Talk to me Valerie ' " No Edward am fine ,I didn't see anyone " '" Please Valerie be careful were you walk okay " ' Okay " " I forgot to introduce you to my friend and brother ,Meet Raphael " " Nice to meet you Raphael " " It's an honor to meet you too my lady , Edward have told me so much about you ,I was waiting patiently for the day I will finally meet you ,I guess today is that day , But we met in an awkward situation " " No it's not a problem, Am fine " " Good to know " I quickly grabbed , Edward hand And held him tightly , The sight of this man was scaring me , Just then Edward spoke up . " Don't worry val his not going to harm you " " Who is he
Valerie pov ... Finally the party ended in peace without anymore dramas .While the guest was leaving to their various destination ,I sat beside Edward my mind was far away from this place ,I kept thinking about what lady Josephine said a while ago . I placed my hand on my stomach , feeling scared of losing my child , Just then Edward held my hand . " What are thinking about my love " " Edward it's about what lady Josephine said , Am worried " " You have nothing to be worried about " " Why, what do you mean by that " " Her curse can't have any effect on you , Her daughter is guilty " " What if she's not , what's going to happen" " Let's allow the council to decide that ,They will be here very soon " " You mean they are on their way " " Yes darling ,let just wait for them to come " Suddenly the door was opened and Samuel walked in . " My lord the councils are here to see you " When he made the announcement ,Three men walked into the event hall . " Congr
Valerie pov . When I woke up the next morning ,I couldn't find Edward , Beside me so I got up took my bath, And changed into something more comfortable and lossed . I stepped out of the room and went into the kitchen , I was so hungry .when the servants noticed my presence they quickly bow their head to greet me . " Good morning your majesty" " Good morning to you all , You can continue with your work ,I just want to grab some food quickly and leave " I picked up an apple and was about to munch on it when lady theresa stopped me . " Your majesty ,you are not suppose to be here " " Good morning lady theresa " " Pardon my manners your majesty , Good morning my lady " "Am hungry so I wanted to eat something different from the meal they prepared " " If you needed anything you should have asked your servants or Better still send them to tell me about your choice of food Your majesty , The king will have my head if he finds you here in the kitchen " " Don't worr
Valerie pov ... " What !!" I turned to my mother waiting patiently for her to explain everything to me but she kept quiet . " Mother is it truth " ' I...I..can explain Valerie " " No mother , Please tell me you are joking " " It's a long story , Your father and I promised not to tell anyone about it ,We promised to take the secret to our graves , But I think your sister have a big mouth " She bow her head to the ground not wanting to look into my eyes . " Mother look at me and tell me this is all a lie and I will forget about it " " It's not a lie Valerie , Your father and I picked you up from the woods , Bethel was just two years old then when we bought you back home with us , Am sorry I should have told you sooner please forgive me ." " No mother ,I think am dreaming " " You are not sister " " Shut your mouth Bethel ,I wasn't talking to you " " You should be scared of what I will do to you and that bastard in your womb but No you have the guts to talk b
Edward pov ... "Bethel you seems to be too desperate to have something that was never your from the beginning " She was still in pains , Tears was flowing down her eyes . " It's not a crime to ask for something and want to have that thing by all means,I loved you Edward , Why can't you just look at me for once , Why can't you just see me and love me the way you love my sister ,I have tried all I can to get your attention but no you prefer her to me , What does my sister have that I don't have , huh ..Tell me , she's not that beautiful ,Look at me am beautiful ,I could be a suitable Queen to you but No you chose her over me " " You believed that even if I had met you , That I will chose you over your sister , Then you must be dreaming my dear ,I can't settle for anything less " " Anything less you mean that I don't deserve to be your wife " " Not in this life or in the next one " She held her hand and burst into tears . " My sister have always been the luck one , She
Valerie pov ... I left the dungeon and walked back into the castle , I went straight to my chambers because I really wanted to know how Edward was doing . When I arrived at the chambers, I met Edward talking to hemsworth ,Giving him orders on what to do . " Edward are you okay , You shouldn't be talking you need to rest " " Am fine my love come here " He pulled me into his arms and hugged me tightly . " You are hurt Edward please stay still" " Who told you am hurt it's just a scratch, So allow me to hug my wife please " " Even at that you have to rest ,You have been fighting all day " " I know , All i want is to have you by my side and be rest assured I can rest perfectly well " " Please let me go just lie down a little please my love " " Are you trying to push me away from you" " How can I do that , Am just not happy that why " " What's making my Queen unhappy " " It's about what Bethel said to me ' " What could that be" " She said am not her biologic
Valerie pov ... Finally it was morning , The palace was a bit silent then usual , The physician came over to treat Edwards wounds ,why I was busy getting ready for the execution . When George left the room ,I walked up to Edward and held his hand . " How are you feeling today ' " Am fine my love ,Am still wondering why you don't want me to witness the execution " " I need you to rest for a while , Don't worry I will handle everything ,I promise " " I trust you and I believe you will do well in my absence " " Thank you for trusting me " I placed a kiss on his forehead and walked out of the room ,I was walking through the hallway when. suddenly my mother stopped me . " Valerie my child " " Mother what are you doing here , You are not suppose be outside , Please go inside your room and rest , Don't worry everything will be fine " She held my hand and tears kept flowing from her eyes . " Please my child promise me that you will not let them throw Bethel bod
Valerie pov ... When I saw Bethel body Lying lifeless on the ground ,I felt so sad the memories of the beautiful times we shared kept flooding through my mind ,I still can't believe that I killed my sister with my own hands . Edward walked up to me and held my hand . " It's all right dear don't think about it you did the right thing by ending her life " " I killed someone Edward " I dropped the sword on the ground and walked out of the court room , Edward ran after me . " Stop feeling guilty for killing her bethel deserved to die ,if she had succeeded in killing you I think she would have been happy " " She was my sister , Even if she was the most wanted criminals on earth ,I still loved her Edward ,I really don't know what happened to her but I loved her " " I understand that feeling don't worry you will get used to killing people very soon " " What !!" Suddenly the tears in my eyes dried up , Edward burst into laughter ,I hit his chest and turned to leave .