“This is boring,” Darius murmured beside me.
When we got off the old truck, we immediately saw the guests inside the hall, dressed in formal attire and formal attire. We were just going to the party that wasn’t wearing any formal attire but there was no case for us, they gave us an invitation and it was a shame if we didn't go. Mrs. Marcos scolded again his son Darius to stop. I was only wearing a gray long sleeve dress with a length down to my knee and white snickers. Before we entered I showed the guard that guarding the gate the invitation card that Reginald had given me earlier.
When we got in the two couples informed us that they were going to get some food because we didn't eat before leaving the mansion because of this party. I just watch the women in their elegant gowns and they’re also looking at us like we’re a beggar or something. Some of them are laughing and murmuring to each other while looking at our direction. Darius whispered again beside me.
“We should be at the hunting party right now.”
I look at him and my brow arched, “is that’s tonight?”
“Yes,” look bored, “but we stuck here in the lame social gathering of lame richest people of Caroline.”
“I think we should eat first,” I whispered back.
“I think so,” we walk and approached the long table serving with different foods and sweets. We took plates and utensils. Darius could see almost everything he put on his plate right away, we couldn't get to the end when his plate was about to be filled and he said goodbye that he would bring the plate to our table before coming back. I shake my head because of his silliness. I’ve about put some strawberries on my plate when someone puts a chocolate cupcake on my plate.
When I look who he was, I’m surprised not just his appearance but he was close to me again that I could smell his perfume. He's wearing gray trousers, a white turtle neck paired with a gray coat, and black oxford shoes. He looks stunning, this is the first time I saw just my ages that looks model on their dress and handsome at the same time.
I’m about to talk when someone’s hand cling in his arms. We both look at the lady in a red champagne dress, she is tall like Reginald, red nails and red lipstick. She glared at me a little before rest her head to his shoulder.
“Hey babe, let’s talk now.” She whispered to him.
I don’t know but I feel so insecure and jealous. He still looks at me, “I should go now.”
I walk and leave him there. I sat beside Darius, I had dined with them and I forgot about the conversation with Reginald about the mansion. I'm not in the habit of insisting that he is too busy with his girlfriend so I don't approach him. We can talk about the mansion if not busy. I catch him looking at our table every time I look at him. After we had dinner at the party, we didn’t say goodbye to Reginald and left the party. We drove to town because now the hunting party was starting and I wanted to go with Darius. I’m glad that mister and Mrs. Marcos agreed.
There was a road in town to a forest where the hunters had gathered to join, we were approaching when we saw them in the distance and around the bonfire. They were only about ten or fifteen and young people like us were Darius. I was surprised when Darius give me an old rifle and a small knife at the end. My hands were shaking because this is the first a hold a gun.
“Is this a real gun?” I asked while holding the heavy rifles but bearable.
“Yes,” proudly answered me.
“Why do we need this?”
“Just for precautions,” he added.
He explained to me how to use the rifles just in case I needed to use them, I felt nervous and excited at the same time.
‘What if I caught a real wolf?’
When they had finished praying before the group was finally divided and entered the forest. Darius and I were together as we walked through the forest. Where in the dark forest and it was quiet.
“Just follow me, Emily.” He said because he's in front of me. “Don't pay attention to what you notice around you and what you could hear here inside the forest.”
My brow arched, “are you scaring me?”
He stops and then sat down beside the arched tree.
“What are you doing there?”
“This is I always doing, I’m not roamed everywhere, I’m sit here and relax. Look at the moon,” he points out the moon and I look at it, “isn’t perfect?”
“Yes, it was.”
I sat beside him and put the gun to the grass. So we rested there until I fall from sleep.
When I woke up, I’m still in the forest but not beside Darius and the guns is nowhere to be found. The fear envelops my system and stood up immediately.
“Darius!” I shouted and call him but my voice echoing to the forest came back from me. I repeated because I don’t where I should go. I’m crying because of the fear and I remember the nightmare.
My eyes widened when I heard from the distance a growl of a monster. I want to run but my feet couldn’t move and stuck to the ground.
I saw a red paired light from the dark part.
“My God,” I whispered, “who is there?”
No one is answering.
“I swear I’m going to kill you if---” I couldn’t finish my sentence when I saw the monster showing up itself from the dark part of the forest that I saw eight years ago. Has a black and hairy body that looks like a big dog. Paired of red eyes, sharp fangs, talons, and has a big body than mine.
Chapter 8He was as angry and desperate as the food that was before him. All of a sudden he moves and I ran to the nearby tree. Even when I was struggling I had to climb the tree, the tree was slippery and he could hardly bite my foot but it didn’t happen but he pulled my shoes. I was tired climbing the tree, I was surprised when he slammed his head into the tree and almost move the tree where am I right now. As her eyes flickered and scratched the tree with his sharp claws. I wrap my arm on to the tree.He disappeared for a few minutes under the tree until he got tired of what he was doing and returned
Chapter 9I was looking at the ceiling when I heard my cell phone ring on the nightstand next to my bed. I glanced at my cell phone when I took it, I looked at the screen and flashed the caller from the unregistered number. I think twice before I click the ‘answer’ to my phone screen and place it in my left ear. “Hello---” I didn’t finish my sentence when I heard a familiar voice to the other side of the line.“Good morning, Ms. LeStrange.”I don’
Chapter 10After talking with Reginald and signing the contract, he immediately informed me to leave and notary also needed to legalize the contract. I still have a week to get my parents' personal belongings especially some albums of pictures and I need to secure those albums because that was the only memory I had from them. Minutes later Reginald left when Mrs. Marcos arrived at the mansion. I also told them it was only a week and we had to leave the mansion and maybe I can live for a while to Mrs. Marcos residents I had to settle down before returning to Roseville City.They were a bit sad though I am
Chapter 11I did not know that I would fall asleep until I woke up to heavy rain outside. My eyes were still blinking and the headset was gone until I saw my phone is now on the floor. I think maybe I kicked it from the bed while I’m sleeping. I slowly got up, left my bed to pick up my phone on the floor I saw on the phone screen and realized it almost nine pm at night. “Shit,” murmured under my breath. I closed the two windows from my room to stop the water coming in from the outside. I got out of my room and went down to the first floor of the mansion. I saw Darius sleeping and lying to the long coach in the living room while he has an open book on his chest and his glasses were no longer in his face. I frowned that he didn't even wake me
Chapter 12We stayed in the hospital all night while watching Darius wake up. I didn't sleep much so my head hurt that morning. It was about a few minutes before Darius woke up and immediately called the doctor to see how he was doing fine. I told them I was going out of the hospital to drink coffee and eat. As soon as I left the hospital I immediately saw the small and simple coffee shop to other side of sidewalk. I had to look left and right of the road before crossing until I got to the coffee shop. I took a deep breath and there was smoke coming out of my mouth, it was cold and the dew was thick that morning. When I entered the coffee shop there was no customer but you could smell of the coffee inside and various pastries on display counter. The young man smiled at me when I entered.
Chapter 13No matter how much I insisted on Darius he never really talked about what he knew and couldn't handle myself not knowing the truth. Now that I did not force him to know, I would take action to find out and I return to the mansion immediately. The gate is closed as well as the main door of the mansion. When I entered the mansion, there was no more rubble on the first floor that happened last night and no more corpses were killed last night. I couldn't see the couple who added to my curiosity.I called them a few times and walked around the mansion but they were not there.Until I left my room and saw the envelope spread over the bed, the envelopes I saw stuck in the albums yesterday. I went to bed and sat there, I looked at the envelopes one at a time, another one that added to my questions. Eac
Chapter 14***May 21, 2010To my beautiful daughter, EmilyYou will not be pleased with what you know in this letter, our family was devastated by what was happening, my parents were killed when Da Silva’s enemies to the LeStrange mansion. As you grow older with Reginald grows the more your live are both dangerous. Not just one clan wants to fight the Da Silva, there are several clans going on in the province just to fight the Da Silva and also to kill you. I don't know if we made the right decision but we are willing to fight with your dad for the rest of our life just to protect you.
Chapter 15Reginald's head moved slightly to the left because when I slapped him. I feel the warmth of my palm because of the slapped but it's just fine for me and my anger is getting worse at times. He slowly rubbed his cheek which I slapped at him and turned to face me. I couldn't see the emotion in his eyes so I didn't know if he was angry at what I did. My heart is still pounding faster inside my chest. I am not afraid of him or of them what they can do to me. I felt like someone was pulling me away from Reginald.I heard Mrs. Marcos sobbing while hugging me tight at the back, “please stop,” she said. “Sorry Mr. Da Silva she doesn’t know anything yet,” she added.“No!” I release myself from her, “I know everything they did! I’m not afraid