He 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 to the dark part of the forest. I took a deep breath and waited for a moment before going down. I saw that my shoes were worn out, I guess I must have been dead because of the fangs and sharp nails if I’m not moving fast earlier. I couldn't wait any longer and I ran straight away. Several times I screamed a curse because I’m stepping some of the pebbles and sharp objects from the ground because my left foot was bare.
When my eyes were big and I couldn't balance my body when I was tripped by a huge tree root that lifted to the ground.
“Shit!” I screamed.
I’m lying to the ground and holding my left foot.
I curse again because that was so hurt and painful.
But it was even more heartbreaking to find out that I had never escaped that wolf. I sit down immediately even when I have a hard time in my seat, I feel and see him slowly approaching my direction. He was about to jump to eat me when I close my eyes and wait for my death sentence.
A second ago when I don’t feel anything and I slowly open my eyes. I was just surprised that there was another wolf but he looked different than him. He fights with his fellow wolf. He has white fur all over his body, a little bigger than a black wolf, he has blue eyes but he also has sharp nails and fangs. The black wolf hit the white wolf with his talons that’s why the white wolf moves backward.
The black wolf is about to come to my direction when the white wolf pulls his tail with his fangs. There fought to another way out of the forest but I could hear their roar to each other. Until I heard as if the black wolf was crying and he falls to the ground wounded. I think the black wolf was dead because he didn’t move.
The white wolf looks at my direction and I saw the bloodstain in his white fur. He walks towards me and I close my eyes because I’m scared of them. He might eat me but a second passed by that anything happen. I open my eyes but I saw him walking to the dark forest until I heard something from the distance.
A familiar voice calling my name.
“Emily! Where are you?”
I want to cry because of fear but I stop myself and call them.
“Darius! I’m here! Help me! Somebody help me!”
When they saw me they immediately helped me. We went straight to the mansion and clean my wounded feet. Darius received a lecture and scolded him from his mother. I apologize for what happened to and I say that Darius doesn’t have fault for what happened.
“I’m sorry,” Darius said again while looking at my feet covered with bandages.
“I’m fine, you don’t need to worry.”
“When I’m waked up earlier you’re not there anymore.”
I was confused, “that’s the same with, you’re not there anymore too when I’m woke up.”
I look at him and he's like thinking something.
“Is there anything you can explain about that?”
He looks at me as if he was surprised, “just thank the white wolf he safe you.”
I tell them what was happened earlier and as if they didn’t surprise.
“I think I shouldn’t let you join the Hunting Party, you can rest now, Emily.”
He didn’t add anything or tell some story about what was happened because I’m still confused until he leaves me alone. I had never slept that night thinking about what had happened. Few more minutes and I’m still staring something until I fall asleep.
I was in the dream again but not like a nightmare before or a strange masked man. I don't really see them especially in their faces but I can clearly hear what they're talking about. I saw a man enter a study room naked and wearing only jean. I saw him approach a man sitting at a table and drinking wine.
“How is she?” The man asked him.
“She’s fine now.”
“Is the Andersson Clan attacked her?”
“I think we should move fast before they kill her.”
“You have to get over her and you need to marry her so you can take care of our clan.” The man added.
“I know but this is not easy, she won't know about us and she doesn’t know anything about this.” The naked man sounds desperate.
“You should tell her right now.” The man suggested.
“That's not easy, father.”
“Take this as advice my son, do not waste his parents' hard work and sacrifice.”
The dream shifted to another place, I’m not standing inside of study room anymore and I’m in the forest again. There are many people in the middle of the forest around the trees. There was a table in the middle of them and two baskets on it. They wore black and white dresses. I know they talk but I just don't understand because I'm far from them. I slowly walk towards them when someone calls my name.
I woke up from my dream and its morning now.
‘What’s the meaning of that?’
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
Chapter 16I was sitting in the middle of the two monsters behind and two others are in front. I try to remove the rope made to my feet and hands but it just hurts me because it's so tight. I cried out with a lid on my mouth and almost all the saliva and sweat were mixed with the cloth that covered my mouth. My heart was pounding fast inside my chest. I don’t know what to do or where I can call a help. I was kicking my feet out the window but someone caught my foot and hugged it so I couldn't do anything. ‘Help me, please!’ I’m screaming inside my mind.They did not go through the main road and they drove the car through the rough forest road. My eyes widened as I panicked that where they will take me? I was annoyed by myself because