I pause for a moment and add, glaring daggers at the King’s face. “Just watch your back carefully, or you’ll find a frozen dagger in it. I’m a vengeful person, and you just threatened the people that I love.”
That’s the boldest thing I can say in this situation. Anything more will threaten my family. And I can’t lose my family. And even though I just met Red-head - I mean Leo - I can’t have his death on my hands, too. I can’t have more deaths that I’m responsible for.
The King smiles a cat’s smile and says, “Good. I like a good challenge.”
And with that, he dismisses me. I’m dragged out of the wealth-covered throne room, not exactly knowing how to get out of this situation.
Because now I’m condemned to do the King’s dirty work, all so my family and Leo won’t suffer because of me.
At the end of the day, it’s the right thing to do.
But the price to pay is high.