"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
Scott looked at his wife with shock.It's so unlike Elvina to insult their guests like this."What is wrong with you Elvina? You are embaressing Murry" Scott said with a frown.Elvina glared at Murry, when Scott was not looking at her."I am not trying to embaress any one dear, but I am just stating a fact" Elvina defended.Scott sighed. He too know his daughter dosen't like Murry. But all his friends are already asking him why no dragon has claimed Arabella. They were all very sure that atleast one girl from their village would become a Dragon's bride. But after Arabella came back with out being claimed, he lied to them that she like someone else to save face.Now he has to make his lie a truth and marry his daughter off as soon as possible. But to his bad luck, no matter who ever comes to meet his daughter, they always ended up being duds.He was left with no other option but to ask his friend to send his son. As Murry always liked A
Blaze is amused by her words.'If your father sees me now, then he will jump up and down with joy. Too bad, that's not the case with you ' he thought."Relax, what happened? You look a little worried" he asked casually.Bella frowned at his words."How do you know?" She asked him skeptically.Blaze couldn't possibly tell her the truth, that he could feel her emotions."I went to the village after dropping you near your house. I just finished my work and was going back. I happened to see you sitting on that all alone and a little worried. I thought of asking you what happened" he said.Bella believed his lie.But in reality, Blaze was in the dragon palace, in the middle of a meeting with his advisors. That's when he felt her emotions. She is worried, she still is worried.He stopped the meeting midway and flew over here to look if she is alright.Bella sighed heavily.For some odd reason, she felt lik
The next morning came too soon. Bella couldn't sleep properly with the tension of Murry.She believes that Blaze would help her. But she couldn't stop feeling tensed. She couldn't wipe the tension off of her. The look in Murry's eyes is too similar to that of Cameron.To the outsiders, it would look plain adoration. But the actual truth is hidden behind that look. It's not easy to read. But she couldn't wipe the chilling feeling that ran down her spine whenever she remembers that look.There is something sinister hiding in that look. Which everyone cannot see. She thought Cameron was harmless as well.But he came out as her worst nightmare. She is scared that even this Murry guy might turn out to be like that.A knock on her door brought her out of her thoughts."Coming" she called out and threw the comforter aside and stood up from her bed, before walking towards the door to unlock it.On the other side of the door, Elvina is st
Murry followed behind Bella lazily. He is not as good as Scott thinks he is. But he is an expert in concealing his true self from everyone.Murry is the kind of a Fae who can manipulate anyone. That's his special ability.He can plant thoughts in other people's minds and can make them feel like it belongs to them.Just like he planted the thought of marrying Ari, and Scott began to think it's his idea.Murry is handsome for a fae. He doesn't lack female attention. He uses them like he pleases and then manipulates them into believing that nothing happened and he is a gentleman.Poor things, they never suspect that anything is amiss. That suited him well. He acts like a true gentleman in front of the people and they believe his act.He can get any woman he wants. His father is a rich Merchant and he is his sole successor.A woman usually runs behind him for his attention. He acts as if he is shy in front of everyone, but in private
Murry looked behind him with confusion. He found someone tugging at his hair, but when he turned around to see who it is, he found no one.He is angry at whoever tugged at his hair painfully. But there is no one around. He frowned with confusion.'I am sure someone tugged my hair. Or, is it a tree branch?' he thought looking over his head.In the meantime, Brandon came from behind him and whacked him on the back of his head. Murry fell forward with the force he was whacked with."Ahh," he groaned loudly with pain.He glared behind him angrily, but there is no one around.To his surprise, he didn't even find Arabella."Ari?" he called loudly.But he got no reply from anyone.He looked around him warily."Ari" he called again.Due to the thickness of the forest, there is not much sunshine coming from between the branches. It's not bright enough for him to see more than a couple of meters away from him.The day is