I am dumped into the dungeons that are in the basement of this huge castle. In my almost eighteen years of life, I never saw such a place before.
I am indeed a general’s daughter and I have seen many marvellous places, but something about this castle is different.
Perhaps, it’s the walls that seem so spotless that I found myself mindlessly staring at them as I was dragged down the narrow staircase to the basement. Or maybe, the ceiling mesmerised me more.
When they dragged me out of the throne room, I glanced inside for the last time and saw what I had never seem before. The ceiling of the throne room was not plain. It was embellished with jewels of different sparkly colours, all looking like tiny stars shining in the sky and surrounded by those countless stars was a moon right on top of where the King’s throne was.
It was breath—taking. I wish I could look at it a little
VIOLET I get up on the desk, my butt sitting on it and my legs dangling down from the edge. A lump seems to be awkwardly struck in my throat and it refuses to go down. I feel so small under Katrina’s not-so-comfortable gaze. Unconsciously, I slide a little away from Wolf, going to the other edge of the desk so my bare back is facing Wolf and Katrina. I glance at Katrina from over my shoulder. I don’t know what’s going through her head, but I can tell it’s nothing normal. Ever so slowly, Katrina moves her gaze and looks at Wolf. I follow her eyes and watch Wolf’s stiff back. The muscles of his back seem too hard, too inhumane, stone—like. My eyes travel to his hands that are holding onto the edge of the desk tightly. I don’t know what’s going on in Katrina’s head but I have a hunch that Wolf knows. It’s like he can
VIOLET I cower, trying to pull back but Wolf’s grip on my thighs becomes strong, hurting even. Hastily, he gives my body a jerk forward, bringing me close to his own body. I gasp when my legs wrap around his torso and my hands shoot up to rest between his chest and my own breasts. Panic flares through my eyes once again as tears roll down my cheeks without any pause. “ Totally exciting. ” Katrina whispers from behind me. I press my lips into a thin line, staring at Wolf’s neck now. His eyes are out of my sight so I can’t tell if he is looking at Katrina or not. Wolf’s hands leave my thighs and creep behind my back. His fingers graze my spine and I shiver unconsciously. Electric sparks follow his fingers, up and up and then down and down. It makes my throat go dry with dread and a new feeling that I can’t identify. ‘ You should stay still. ’ The old voice which was the original female voice I always hear
KANE I am lying on the bed in my room, staring at the ceiling which shines like stars as the moonlight coming through the window hits it. Cora — as Violet addressed the girl earlier is sitting on the floor in the farthest corner of the room. Her eyes are cast down, but I know she is awfully aware of my presence and every move that I unconsciously make. She gasps softly every time that I move just even a little in my bed. She is so scared of me that it makes me surprised that she hasn’t passed out due to the fear yet. Although her memories of the time in Silver Moon Pack are gone, still she remembers everything that happened in her life and how she was caught and was brought to the silver moon pack. It’s because Wolf only wanted the memories of Silver Moon Pack erased. I heave a heavy breath and glance at her from the corne
CASSIUS I sprint down the hallways and cross all the surprised werewolves who pause to look my way. They have hardly ever seen me walking hastily. But, I can’t keep it in today. I don’t care what they think of the Alpha King’s most sophisticated son who they have never even talked to. It must be shocking to them and the news might travel faster to my father than I like. I slow down as the sudden thought crosses my mind. Father will find out that I was angry and he will call me in. I don’t want to see him. I don’t want to see his face, smell his scent, sense his displeasure. After all he had done to me and expected me to not hate him — even continue understanding him like a good son — that all has ruined everything for him. I hate him. He disgusts me. Actually everyone in this place has one person they want to say these words to…but they can’t because the other pe
KANEI take Violet to my room and Cora is quick to get up from the floor. My eyes flicker towards her and I find her staring at Violet’s unconscious face.Violet was so adamant on saving this girl, but now, Cora doesn’t remember her. How pathetic can this be?I inhale deeply and throw my head down before walking straight to the bathroom. Before Violet wakes up, it’s better for her to be cleaned and put to bed.Nothing can help her get over the trauma, but at least she will not feel too shameful towards herself.I know how the mindset of these woman who get forced into something like this work. Their first thought is that they are dirty and it’s fucking irritating. It’s not their fault and they are not the one who are dirty. It’s the other person who is dirty and at fault, but in this case…The ot
WOLFKane, Stefan and Cora leave the room and I am left alone with Violet.It’s hard for me to look at her. It’s harder than I can ever tell someone or even tell myself.I suck a shallow breath and stare at the floor. I know time is passing, but I don’t want to move.It’s the first time in my life that I have felt so utterly defeated. I never wanted to hurt her. That’s all I can think about and hold onto.But, I have hurt her. This is the brutal reality.I drag my gaze and look at her, at last. Her breathing is even as her chest rises up and down slowly.I drag my gaze up and my eyes land on her face. Her injured lips are parted and her eyes are closed.It’s better that she is not conscious, because I wouldn’t want her to see me like this or if she was awake, I wouldn&rsquo
VIOLETI was in the same place. Everything was dark, cold and I was just a floating light in the space with my Mom beside me. She was smiling, she was saying something to me but as always, I couldn’t hear her or move ahead to touch her.In that moment, all I wanted to do was to cry. Why did she force us to run? No…Why did I run away and left her to die alone? What have I even gained from doing so?This life can not be called life. Every breath is torturous to me.My body hurts but more than anything, my heart hurts. It feels like there is a gaping hole in my heart which appeared when Wolf forced himself on me.How can he do this to me? Even in my dreams, I was thinking about it as I watched my Mom’s smile disappearing and her eyes beginning to shed tears.It felt like she could hear me even though I couldn’t hear her. It seemed like she was crying for me, to me.But, I couldn’t do anythi
VIOLETThe situation becomes awkward.I have said it all aloud — every nonsense the voices spewed in my head.“ What did you say Violet? ” Kane repeats the same thing.His look is one of disbelief.Why is he so shocked? I can’t understand. I just said something randomly and he is acting like he has really done something like this.“ I — I don’t know what I am saying. ” I present an excuse.It’s true and it’s scary beyond all words.What’s happening to me?“ No. ” Kane shakes his head.My heart leaps to my mouth as I watch his eyes flashing. Then, he turns around and marches right out of the room. He doesn’t forget to close the door as he leaves.I release a heavy breath and push myself forward in the bed, my leg