Arabella's parents house is a modest 3 storey house, with 4 bed rooms and 5 bathrooms. It's has a garden in front of the house on the right side. On the left side is a driveway for the carriages to come and go.
The first floor has a receiving parlour on the right and a kitchen on the left. On the far right corner is the living area and on the left corner is a staircase to go to the upper floors.
Isabella stood outside in the garden, confused out of her mind.
"What just happened? I was standing near that lake. How did I get here?" She thought outloud.
A maid who was just coming inside the house, saw Isabella and misunderstood her as Arabella.
"Miss Arabella? You came back from the run? Come on inside. Your mother and grandmother are waiting for you" the Maid ushered a confused Isabella inside the house.
Isabella followed the maid with a confused frown on her face.
Elvina is Arabella's mother and Doris is her mother's mother, her grandmother.
Scott is Arabella's father, a human and a jeweller in Fairy.
When Elvina, who is a house wife saw her daughter come inside the house, she was dissapointed that her daughter was not claimed by a dragon.
But she know her daughter must be happy that she was not claimed. Arabella was against the run since her father told her about it. But Scott forced her and Arabella agreed forefully.
"Are you happy now? You are not claimed by a dragon. You were always against that idea. Now you must be really happy. But your father would be dissappointed" Elvina said with a teasing smile.
Elvina and Scott always treated their daughter fairly. Elvina and Doris are more like Arabella's friends rather than her parent and grandparent.
So Arabella always shares everything with them. And they even know that she loves a woman. But they thought it would go away and she would act like all other woman her age.
They both are worried for Arabella.
But they didn't know that their daughter is born that way and there is no changing that. Instead, she kidnapped a human to replace her for the run.
Isabella is confused. She doesn't remember anything and she doesn't know who this woman is.
"Who are you?" Isabella asked the woman.
Elvina thought Arabella is angry and throwing a tantrum.
The maid slipped away leaving them alone.
Elvina walked towards her daughter with a soft smile.
"I am really sorry Ari. I couldn't help you with this. We tried. But you know your father. If he has his mind on something, then there is no changing his mind. You were not claimed, and that is what you wanted. Let it go now. You go and change your clothes. You look worn out" Elvina said softly.
But Isabella looked at her with a puzzled look.
"Who are you?" Isabella repeated her question.
This time Elvina frowned at her daughter.
There is no recognition in her daughter's eyes. She could only find confusion.
Elvina guessed that something is wrong.
"What?" She asked with a confused look.
Isabella blinked at Elvina.
"I don't know who you are. I don't even remember how I came here. I don't remember anything...." Isabella whispered the last part, holding her head with a pained expression.
Elvina have a very bad feeling about this.
'Oh my dear fairy goddess, what have you done Arabella?' She thought with a horrified look.
"Come" she ushered Isabella to her mother's room.
Doris was working on her plants in her room balcony, when her daughter rushed inside her room with a bang.
She was startled and looked up to find her granddaughter along with her mother.
"Oh, great you are back. So none of those Dragons claimed you?" Doris asked misunderstanding Isabella as her granddaughter.
Elvina closed the room door and locked it hurriedly.
"Mother, she is not our Ari. I think Ari kidnapped this girl from the human world. She doesn't remember anything" Elvina confessed.
Doris paled when she heard that.
"Oh dear goddess, this time Ari crossed a line. What are we going to do now?" Doris began to panic.
Elvina is panicked as well.
Isabella is not understanding what these two are talking about.
"Do you guys know why I am not remembering anything?" Isabella asked with a worried look.
Two sets of eyes looked her way.
"Why don't we try to get her memories back?" Elvina asked her mother.
Doris perked up when she heard that.
If the memories are gone less than 24 hours ago, she has the ability to bring them back.
"Right, come sit here girl" Doris directed Isabella to a chair and made her sit there comfortably.
Doris placed her palm over Isabella's forehead.
Isabella felt like she is being given an electric shock. And then, she started remembering everything from her disasterous wedding to her parents and her life in the human world.
After 4 weeks, Bella is now sitting on a chair in the receiving parlour. Arabella's father is adamant to marry his daughter off to a suiter.He began to feel insulted when he found out that his daughter is not claimed by any dragon.As a famous jeweller, he is feeling insulted that his daughter is not claimed by any dragon. So before people began to talk openly about that, he decided to marry his daughter off to a Nobel rich man from their fairy society.Bella is feeling uncomfortable sitting in front of this stranger, while he is oggling her like the pastry in his hands.She discreetly looked towards the door for the other two woman, who begged for her to act like Arabella. They began to call her Bella, and she remembered that strange man on her first night in fairy.'He too called me Bella' she thought.But soon let that thought slip to the back of her mind.'You are not here to stay. As soon as Ari returns, you need to go back to yo
After his mate escaped, Blaze is hell bent on finding her. He took the addresses of all the bride's that were present that night and left the ones who were claimed by a dragon.He didn't know that there were 210 woman who were participated in this year's run and only 15 of them were claimed by the dragons as their brides.The remaining were sent home to their parents, by the time Blaze returned back. But he know she is not one of them. He saw everyone just before the run.None of them made him feel the way she made him feel. So he decided to search for the entire realm for her.The fact that she ran away after spending a night with him is new to Blaze. Usually woman fall all over themselves to please him. But she is different.The first thing she did after woke up is run away.'Did she know who he is? But then again, even if she doesn't, he is not bad to look at. Why did she run away? She is the first woman who ran away from me. My mat
Blaze nodded his at Doris and retreated to where he left Brandon. He is sure his mate is in that house and that the older lady is lying to him.But he needs to talk to his mate first. He doesn't know what she must be thinking.'If she wants to be with him or not, he is not sure. He doesn't know how he will make her agree to be with him if she doesn't like to be with him. But no one can break their bond, which is already formed. The tattoo on his chest, just over his heart is the proof of that' Blaze thought.Brandon on the other hand is searching for his brother. He took off so fast, Brandon was shocked to find him gone in a second."This is the village. My mate is here" Blaze announced as soon as he found Brandon."Really? Did you found her? Then what's the delay? Let's take her back to the palace" Brandon said excitedly."She is here. But I didn't see her yet. You should go back and take care of things there in my absence. It's not good fo
Blaze is surprised to hear her words.'That night was a mistake?' he thought with amusement.'No my Bella, it's not a mistake. I kept avoiding women all my life, now I like a woman, but she thinks our time together is a mistake? Damn it, woman, how should I make you understand that it's not a mistake? That night, in that forest, it was the night of the bridal run. If she was not willing, then what was she doing there? Isn't she one of the participants? What is going on here? Nothing which happens that night is considered a mistake. Then what is this?' Blaze thought with confusion.'Now I need answers. She is the only one who can answer those questions' he thought.All night, her thoughts and her scent kept assaulting him. He had little to no sleep at all.The next day, he waited for her to come to the forest to collect those tea leaves. But to his disappointment, she didn't. It was almost time for the moonrise when her unique scent assaulted his no
"No" he replied.Bella is shocked."What do you mean by 'No'? I am telling you I am not interested in you at all. I am telling you not to follow me like this. And you are telling me no? What does it even mean?" Bella demanded.Blaze looked at her blankly.'Some thing is wrong here' he concluded."I will tell you what I mean in a moment. But first, you tell me what were you doing at that time of the night in that forest" Blaze asked looking straight in to her eyes.Bella paled hearing that question.'What should I tell him? That I was kidnapped by Ari to replace her in that stupid bridal run? If I do, then it's a disaster waiting to happen' she thought."I was hiding there" she muttered.When Blaze heard her statement, he frowned."Hiding there? From who or from what?" he asked with a blank face."Ahh.. that...yes...From those stupid Dragons" she said hastily.Blaze raised his eyebrows at that comment.<
When Blaze heard her reasoning to participate in the bridal run, he was convinced.These kinds of things always happen around here. Not many, but a few here and there. Brides who are not yet ready to get married will be forced by their parents, either for the greed of money or for the status in society. They might even force their daughters to give them a good future.But whatever the reason is, every year a bride or two would be forced to participate in these runs. But usually, they would not be claimed by dragons.Only willing females would be claimed. The Dragons can sense their hesitation even before the run could begin, they make it a point not to go after unwilling females.But his case is different. He got this urgent need to claim her as his. As soon as he saw her that night, that's the only thing that ran in his mind.But now, listening to everything she just said, he does not regret claiming her as his. She belongs to him. He will make h
Bella jumped a little when she heard some noise from behind her.He covered his chuckle with a cough."What was that?" She asked looking all around them for the source of the noise.Blaze decided to tease her a little. He never knows he could have this much fun by just talking to her."Might be one of the ghosts you mentioned" he responded casually.Bella paled at that comment. Slowly she moved closer to him. He noticed it as well."So, you saw any ghosts?" he asked her, trying to find out about how she got this crazy idea.Bella shook her head.No, she is scared of ghosts, but she likes to read ghost stories and novels. She used to sit inside her room and read ghost stories whenever she finds time.She likes to read a lot rather than watch tv."I like to read ghost stories. But I am scared of Ghosts" Bella mumbled.Blaze began to laugh at her explanation."You like ghost stories, but you are scared of gho
Both Doris and Bella made their way inside the house, but just as they were about to enter inside, they heard two sets of male voices.Bella didn't open the door immediately when she heard those voices."Are we having any guests today?" She asked Doris in a low voice.Doris sighed and nodded her head."Yes, he is Scott's best friend's son. He is going to stay here with us for a couple of days" Doris supplied helpfully.Bella frowned when she heard this."Really?" She asked Doris Skeptically.Doris nodded her head.But Bella is not convinced. There is something Doris is not telling her."Come on Doris, tell me everything" Bella insisted.Doris looked at Bella sheepishly."I don't want to scare you off. But yes, there is something else" Doris agreed.Bella frowned.'This is not sounding good, she thought'"Tell me" she prompted softly.Doris is looking uncomfortable."That boy i