Zaina poured out all that she felt for him in her letter, hoping against hope that he would come to save her. The girl could only wish for the man to be considerate enough to help her escape the marriage, even if he did not reciprocate her feelings. She had an inkling that Eldrick might not remember her as it was a long time ago when they had met.
Zaina wiped her tears that were now staining the letter and dropped her quill to calm herself down. Her mind went back to the day when she had first met the man she had come to love eventually.
It had been the season of the spring and the kingdom of Volar had organized the annual Spring Festival. People from far and wide had traveled over just to see this amazing festival. Moreover, that year's Spring Festival had been quite special as the main event day fell on the day of the lunar eclipse. And according to ancient belief the folks followed, the lunar eclipse was a day of blessings and happiness. So,
Kharal led Zaina around, showing all the different things she was coming across for the first time in her life. Seeing the way the festival was being organized, she realized how thoughtful and smart the Lord of Volar was. The festival marked as an opportunity for many people to showcase their talents to the public. Also, the local merchants and dealers would make a profit from the travelers and guests who came to visit the kingdom during this time.'It is no wonder that the Lord of Volar is considered a smart man. Even I am amazed at his intelligent thinking.' Zaina thought. The couple walked along the streets, with Kharal leading the way as he gently explained the events that would be held in the upcoming days. To his pleasant surprise, the lady beside him was listening to everything he was speaking intently.Kharal stifled a smile as he continued to speak and neither of the duo noticed how swiftly the time had passed. Only when they saw some of the stalls closi
The group went around, visiting all the stalls that caught Zaina's fancy. Some of the things she was seeing were new to her and she could not help but get amazed at everything. Even Miranda was in the same situation as she too was excited to be finding out new things.Zaina wanted Miranda to taste the fairy floss first. So, ignoring all other stalls, the group went towards the stall, and just like her, Miranda too was shocked to see something so weird being eaten by people around her. Zaina bought two fairy flosses and handed one to her maid which Marinda took with a suspicious look."Go on, have it. I am sure you will love it." She urged and handed the other one to Kharal only for the man to shake his head at her."I don't like sweet things, Lady." He rejected her politely and Zaina gave him an understanding smile before she ate it herself."This is sweet," Miranda exclaimed and Zaina smirked at her."I told you you would like it," Zaina sai
On hearing that Lord Dimitri had come to meet her, the box in Zaina's hands fell to the floor with a loud thud. Her face paled and her eyes widened in horror. The one man who she did not want to meet at this time was Dimitri. He had made her life hell, giving her no option to reject his marriage proposal. He was not the man she liked, nor will she ever like him.But she could not say it, not until she heard from Eldrick. She did not want to risk anybody else's life who were dear to her. The man was a monster when provoked and her rejection might just be the reason for him to unleash his demonic side. And Zaina was sure, once that happened, everybody would end up losing their heads.Miranda had noticed the way Zaina's expressions had shifted from longing and sorrow to terrified in a moment and she could not help but worry about her lady. "Are you alright, Milady?" She asked as he tried to hold the girl who seemed to be still in shock.Miranda handed her a g
Dimitri and Zaina continued to walk, with Dimitri holding the girl's hand the entire time. Only Zaina knew how anxious she was to move away from him and keep a mile distance between them. 'I hope Miranda finds a way to send the letter to Eldrick. Please, let me escape this marriage somehow. I don't want to be stuck in this unfortunate relationship.' Zaina wished as she continued to smile sweetly before the cunning man."Do you still need time to give me a reply, Lady?" Dimitri questioned after rejecting all her wishes to get to know him before the weddi
Dimitri spoke to the guard for some time while Zaina waited for him calmly. Although she did not want to know what they were discussing about, her eyes still fell on the man. From his frown and irked face, she could deduce whatever he was listening to was unpleasant and that was all she needed right now. 'If the issue is of high importance, Dimitri will surely leave me alone for the day and I hope that happens.'Zaina focused her eyes on the man trying to grasp the changes in his emotions. However, right at that moment, Dimitri turned to her and raised his eyebrow, teasing her without speaking. Zaina had to avert her gaze away after getting caught by the king. 'Why did he turn? I hope he does not misunderstand and take me to be gawking at him shamelessly.'After the first failed attempt, Zaina did not have the courage to stare at him again. So, she gave up and looked around the garden. This was the place she loved the most in the entire mansion as it held a lot of good
The coachman got down and spoke to the two royal guards who had stopped the caravan. Miranda could not hear them at all now and she tried to peek outside. However, she got distracted when one of the men inside the caravan got down to see what was happening. And one by one, all the men, except the man who seemed familiar to Miranda, followed along, leaving the ladies and him inside.Although Miranda wanted to get off too, she could not as she was a lady and it was the men who handled issues like these. Moreover, she was dressed as an old lady. And she could not risk getting seen, especially by the royal guards. So, she controlled her curiosity and sat still.Miranda was sure that her disguise was top notch and the royal guards would not be suspicious of her. So, instead of worrying about it, she put up a brave front.A few moments passed and the men did not return. Now, not only Miranda, even the other ladies were starting to get anxious. The only per
“The one who loses will grant the winner a wish.” Laurier declared with a smirk.Raelynn was not a fool to not understand his intentions this time. She saw his calculative eyes and the confident smile on his face. Yet, she did not bow down. Instead, raised an eyebrow at him making him blink at her. “Do you think I don’t understand your intentions? Laurier, I have known you for a time now and I know how your mind works.”“In that case, Raelynn, you must be knowing what the outcome would be if you lose the bet.”“Huh.” She scoffed again and pressed on her wrists, preparing for their spar. “You will only wi
“You dropped your sword, sweetheart. I won the fight.” Laurier declared with a victorious smile on his face. His hand was still around her waist and he looked down at her, watching her stare back at him in shock.“Wha-What? How?” Raelynn muttered; her mind unable to process what had transpired just now.“You lost concentration while fighting and you know what happens when you lose concentration.”“But it was you. You were the one who distracted me.” Raelynn protested, still confused by the turn of events.“Don’t you know