Chapter 23: What Have I Done?
"Zara told her about the curse?!!" Midnight shouted.
After Amelia ran off, I couldn't bring myself to see her again after I made her sad. I came back to the mansion to tell the others what happened and they were shocked when they heard about Zara returning and how she told Amelia how I can break my curse.
"You idiot! why didn't you tell her before she showed up?!" Sparx shouted at me.
"I was going to but, Zara showed up and ruined the moment. I don't know how I'm going to fix this mess."
"Well, you better think of something and fast. Xaldin will jump at the chance to win her over now that you 'broke' her heart! don't you know that a woman's heart is delicate?!" Midnight scolded me
"I know! I was married once before and look how that ended."
"You may have lost your Queen but, you can't lose your mate! go to her place and tell her you're sorry and ask her how you can make it up to her!" Axel shouted as he shoved me onto my feet.
"What if that doesn't work?"
"Get on your knees and beg if you have to! now get going!" Axel shouted as he shooed me out of the house.
I got to Amelia's house and then I knocked on her door. She opened the door and then she frowned at me.
"What do you want?"
"Amelia, can we talk?"
"No! go away!"
Amelia slammed the door on my face and then Scorch shouted.
"Do something, you idiot!!"
"Anything! just get her to forgive you!"
I looked up and I noticed her bedroom light is still on. I climbed up to her balcony and I knocked on her window. Amelia moved the curtain out of the way and she frowned at me before opening the door.
"Amelia, look I'm sorry. Can you at least hear me out?"
"No Dominic! now leave me alone!"
Amelia was about to close the door but, I stopped it in time.
"Amelia, I know I hurt your feelings. But, you have to believe me when I say how sorry I am and I was going to tell you how I can break the curse but-"
"But you couldn't bring yourself to tell me that you love me! you just love being immortal and a dragon shifter more than your mate! I feel used Dominic!"
"Save it! go away!!"
Amelia shoved me before closing and locking the window. I heard Scorch growling at me and then he said to me.
"Great, now our mate is mad at us! this is all your fault!"
"I know! I'll try again tomorrow after Amelia is finished with classes. Hopefully, she would have calmed down by then."
I told him before leaving Amelia to cool off.
The next day...
After classes were done for the day, I was still upset about Dominic not telling me how he needed my love to break the curse but, he couldn't bring himself to tell me. What a coward.
As I left through the gates, I spotted Xaldin and he was smirking at me.
"Done with your classes for the day?"
"Yeah, sorry, have you been waiting long?"
"Not long at all."
I couldn't believe I asked this guy if he wanted coffee after classes. Leila and the others warned me about him but, I had to do something to thank him while having this temporary truce.
We got to a small cafe and then Xaldin asked me.
"So, what have you been up to with your classes?"
"Not much, we've been studying fine art and illustrations. Here, this was from my latest project."
I gave Xaldin my sketchbook and he was impressed when he saw my drawings.
"Hmm...not bad, you certainly have a talent for it."
"My Grandmother used to tell me that my mother was an artist when she was younger, she reckons I inherited her artistic abilities."
"She must be talented to have a daughter like you."
"She WAS talented..."
Xaldin's eyes widen when I said this.
"Oh, I apologise, Amelia. I didn't know."
"Don't worry about it, you're not the first person to say that, I only wished that I could have met her."
I told Xaldin as I took the sketchbook back from him and putting it in my bag. The waitress gave us our coffee and cakes. My treat was a large ice cream sundae and Xaldin had strawberry shortcake.
"Sheesh, I've never seen someone having a large ice cream sundae before."
"What can I say? I have a very large sweet tooth."
"You know if you're not careful you'll get fa- *Cough! cough!*"
Xaldin was about to say the F word and managed to cover it up by coughing into his mouth.
"What were you about to say?!"
"Uh, nothing! forget what I was about to say, *chuckles nervously*"
"Yeah, sure whatever," I mumbled as I glared at him.
"Excuse me for a moment, I need to go to the little girl's room."
I stood up and I headed to the toilets.
Once Amelia was gone, I looked around to make sure no one was looking and then I got the potion from my pocket.
'I hope this works.'
I poured the potion into Amelia's drink and then I hid the bottle in my jacket pocket before she came back a few minutes later.
"You know what I just realised Amelia."
"I've been chasing after you all this time and I don't even know a thing about you. Tell more about yourself."
"Why should I? I know it's only one of your little tricks."
"Don't worry about a thing my dear, I promised you that I wasn't up to anything."
Amelia looked at me with a suspicious look on her face and then she sighed in defeat.
"Fine," She mumbled taking a sip of her drink.
I smirked when she drinks her tea and then I lose afterwards before she began to tell me more about herself.
After a while had passed I suddenly felt these weird feelings towards Xaldin. After we chatted for a while, Xaldin and I walked and talked while he was taking me home. I giggled at one of his stories and then I asked him.
"Hey, I have a question, since you're a dragon shifter does that also mean you have a special realm like Dominic?"
"I do but, it's not like Krotolas."
"Do you mind showing me? I need to keep my distance from Dominic, I can't stand to being around him right now."
Xaldin smiled when I said this and he said to me.
"All right then, but, won't your grandparents worry about you?"
"They're away on their second honeymoon for their anniversary. I'm pretty much home alone."
"All right then, let's go."
Xaldin told me as he offered his arm for me to take. I wrapped my arm around his arm until we heard someone shout.
I frowned when I heard that voice and when I turned around it was Dominic.
"Amelia! I've been looking everywhere with you and why are you hanging out with him?!"
"Go away Dominic and why should you care who I hang out with?"
"Are you serious?! Amelia, haven't you forgotten this is the same guy who tried to make a pass at you?!"
"Maybe he was trying to show me how much he likes me, unlike some people."
Dominic looked shocked when I said this.
'Wait, why did I say something like that? where did all this hatred coming from?'
I asked myself and then Xaldin wrapped his arm around my shoulders with a smirk plastered on his face.
"You heard her Dominic, you blew your chance and now she's hanging out with me now. If I were you, I'd get lost because Amelia wants nothing to do with you anymore."
"Amelia is not yours!"
"Not yet anyway, as I said before, you blew your chance when you hurt her feelings."
"I didn't mean to do it."
"Maybe you should have thought about telling her about the you-know-what before you broke her heart. Women are not objects you know, come on Amelia."
I nodded my head and then Xaldin and I left a shocked Dominic behind us.
I couldn't believe what I had just heard and seen just now. Amelia has already moved on from me and she chose him?! what the hell?!
"Oh, what have I done?" I asked mysel