“It's been three days Bryan, it's been three fucking days and she is still asleep, we have to wake her up.” Hayden said pacing in his room.“We can't wake her up, Etheldreda said she might die of shock.”“I am going crazy Bryan.” “I know it's hard but you have to be patient.” “It's been three days.”“It's really no one’s fault, she is the one who chooses not to wake up.” “Is she even okay where she is?” “As long as she is breathing then she is fine.” “I did a lot of nasty things in the past, I murdered a lot of people, I don't want her to see that she is going to forever hate me.” “Yeah, girls don't like being with boys that kill people.” Bryan said and Hayden rolled his eyes.“Wake up Ashley, come on.”********Little Ashley and Hayden spent the rest of the day together, they both had fun after they decided not to talk about her getting married to the Prince. “How are your family treating you now? Better or still worse?” Ashley asked as they headed towards her house.“Still wo
Hayden tried to walk away but Ashley held him tightly and cried. “Where are you going?” She asked in fear and he held her cheeks.“I... I have to go, no one wants me here, I could get in trouble if this gets to the palace.” “What? You are going to leave me here?” Ashley cried and he shook his head.“No, no, I won't. I will be back, I promise but for now, I have to go and you can't come with me.” “Hayden, please don't leave me.” She cried and hugged him tightly. “Ashley, come on. I love you and I promise, I will be back to... “ Hayden trailed off as he felt and sharp pain in his head. He groaned and Ashley pulled away from him to see the castle guards.“No, no, don't hit him.” Ashley cried and tried to hold Hayden but he pushed her away from him and they continued hitting him.They beat Hayden till he passed out and Ashley screamed, the castle guards dragged him away and Ashley cried. She looked around the crowd and saw his family, she rushed to them immediately and fell on her
HOURS LATER Hayden slowly opened his eyes and sighed when he looked around. “You passed out.” Bryan said clearing his doubt and he slowly sat up. “She is still asleep?” Hayden asked and stood up from the couch and walked to the bed. “Yes, we have two hours left.” “Two hours? How long was I out?” Hayden asked surprised. “All night.” “Oh jeez.” “Let's just hope she wakes up before it's time.” Bryan sighed. ********PAST “Hmm, I wonder how Hayden is doing at the castle, are the guards treating him badly?” Ashley muttered and she suddenly found herself in a dungeon, she looked around and saw Hayden sitting and his arms were wrapped around himself. “Oh, I can be anywhere I want.” Ashley said and smiled, she sat next to Hayden and stared at him. “Ashley, I hope Ashley is okay, I hope Ashley is not hurt.” He muttered continuously as tears streamed down his eyes. “How the hell can you be in this kind of situation and still worry about Ashley?” Ashley asked and rolled her eyes wh
“Do you know how you have been asleep?” Bryan asked and she turned to him.“How long?”“Four fucking days Ashley and it was because you chose not to wake up.” Hayden replied and she sighed.“Okay, whatever. I need to go back okay? I need more answers, I need to know what happen between you and the Prince monster and I need to know why you don't remember me when you saw me at Empire.” “What the hell is Empire?” Hayden asked and she rolled her eyes.“Come on guys, I need to go back.” “Okay, you will. But first, you need to really brush your teeth and take a long bath, it's been four days.” Bryan said and she sighed. “I know.” She mumbled and Hayden stood up angrily.“What?” She asked.“I can't believe I have been worried about you and all you care about is going back.” “Are you pissed over it?” Ashley asked “It doesn't matter so never mind.” “Come on, am sorry.” Ashley sighed and he nodded.“Yeah, I know you are.” He muttered and walked out of the room. “Hey, what’s his problem?
“Huh? What do you mean?” He asked and she sighed.“Don't worry about that, it's nothing.” “No it's not, come on, tell me what you said, I didn't get that.” “I asked why you always choose to forget me?” She asked and he scratched his hair in confusion.“I... I don't understand.” He replied and she nodded.“I know.” She replied sadly.“Am sorry Ashley, I don't just know what you are talking about, I feel like you are upset with me.” He said and she shook her head. “Am sorry.” “It's fine, I will finish up the meal myself.” She said and took the spoon for him and started to eat.“Ashley come on, am sorry.” He apologized as she ate. “It's fine Hayden, you did nothing.” She smiled at him.“Are you sure? You look disappointed in me. You asked me why I keep forgetting you, I don't think we have ever met before right?” “Nah, I don't think so too, forget I said that.” She replied and smiled at him.“Are you sure? Bryan said I marked you that am your mate, did I lose my memory or something
“Huh?” Ashley asked confused and he wrapped his arms around her waist.“Marry me, Ashley.” He said and Ashley kept staring at him, she needed time to process what he just said, is he being for real?“Hey, you don't have to reply now and you don't have to say yes if you don't want to, I just want you... ““Yes.” She cut him off and smiled at him.“What?”“Yes Hayden, I will marry you.” She replied and he smiled.“Thank you, thank you so much.” He said and kissed her lips, Ashley smiled and giggled happily.“I promise to remember our memories as soon as possible.” “It's fine, I will also help you remember.” Ashley replied and he nodded with a smile. They both suddenly heard a knock on the door and they glanced at each other.“Come in.” Hayden said and the door opened revealing the Royal guards.“Good day Sir Hayden, the King demands Miss Ashley’s presence in the throne room immediately.” The guard said and Ashley sighed.“Shit, I forgot about that. Are they going to do anything bad t
“You know what? It's fine. You don't have to tell me if you don't want to, all I need right now is a favor from you.”“What is it? I promise to do anything for you, I have really caused you a lot.”“Good, in that case, I need you to tell everyone the truth in the throne room tomorrow.” Ashley said and she froze.“What?”“I believe you heard me, Evelyn.”“I... I did but I can't... ““You made a promise just now, remember?” “Yes, and that was because I thought you would ask for something else.”“Really? What do you think I would ask for?” “I don't know but I expected anything apart from that.” “Well, sorry but that is what I want.”“Am sorry Ashley, I can't do it.” She said and Ashley sighed.“Look, I get the fact that you are scared of the royal family but I will get locked up tomorrow for something I didn't do, do you really want that?” “Then what will happen to me if I tell the truth? I could get punished for having a secret affair with the Prince or worse, I could get killed for
Bryan walked in the hallway as he headed towards his chambers, he came across Princess Ariadne and she smiled at him.“Bryan.” “Princess Ariadne.” He called and smiled at her.“Is that smile genuine?”“Is there a reason why it won't be genuine?” Bryan asked with his hands in his pocket.“I don't know, maybe because I am having issues with your demon and his supposed lover.” She replied with a smile and moved closer to him slowly.“It's them you are having issues with, not me. Have a nice day Princess.” He said and was about to leave but the Princess stood in front of him.“Not so fast cutie.” She whispered and wrapped her arms around her neck.“You do realize you are betrothed to my demon right?”“Oh please, we both know Hayden doesn't want me, he is obsessed with that annoying maid.” “I don't like you calling my friend annoying.” “Ugh, fine, am sorry.” She apologized and stroked his hair.“Let me go of me, Ariadne.” Bryan said and tried pushing her off but she held him tightly.“O