Chapter Twenty Five.
She was right, I had been the one who fucked up, and let her slip through my fingers. For the past two months, all I did was regret not having her with me, not being able to hold her and tell her how much she means to me. I had to let her go, the hunters had found out that I am not a werewolf. They had followed me back to the house, I had heard one of them say that they have the perfect plan to lure me out. The hunters planned on hurting my Kindred soul, all because I was not careful enough. Because I was running in the forest trying to find a way to be with her. Trying to find the right words that won't hurt her.
I am not going to lie, hell I am still intimidated by Ayla, and how powerful she is. Even before I knew what she was; I could feel the power radiating from her, and not knowing what she was made me crazy. As the future king of Garmoniya, my father would not allow a supernatural creature that is not a vampire to take over. We would have been exposed, some of the vampires that were not liking the way my father rules could have taken over. Causing a disaster. Causing a war within our own realm.
Hurting her was the best way to let her go. It made me look like a coward, but believe me, it had been hard on me too. For the past two months, all I can think of was her. All I dreamt is the face I had left her with when she left my room. She was destroyed, but I guess she is doing much better. She was laughing and playing around with Zaiden.
The thought of him having his hands on her waist made my blood boil. Just the thought of him making her laugh made me want to snap his neck. I should be the one making her laugh, I should be the only one to touch her, but I lost that right two months ago.
It drove me insane, so much that I followed her to my bedroom. I sat on the bed waiting for her to be done with her shower. Hoping that I was able to have a conversation with her. To tell her that I loved her and that I am sorry for all the pain I put her through. To show her that I love her and I will try to convince my father for us to be together. But it didn't go as planned.
“Ayla?” Adrastea walked into my room without knocking.
“She is not here,” I said.
“Do you know where she is?” Adreatea asked, looking at me with a disapproving look.
“She left a while ago with a duffle bag, Ayla said that she was leaving.” I still cannot believe that I let her go again. She should be here with me, cuddling.
“What did you do now?” My sister asked.
“I did not do a thing, Ayla did not want to be here.” She did not want to stay here with me, all because I was stupid in letting her go. But I cannot have her to myself.
“Shit.” That was all she said, before slamming my bedroom door.
I tried using my super-hearing to see if I was able to locate Ayla, but it seems like she had gone too far.
I made it to the cabin without being noticed. I knew that if either Zaiden or Adestrea found out that I had left the house they would have tried to convince me to stay. Alexander’s presence felt suffocating when I was in his room I was trying so hard not to hug him, to kiss him. He needed to know that I am okay, well at least I can pretend to be. My phone started buzzing in my pocket. Adrastea’s picture popped on my screen. I knew it was only a matter of minutes when she found out that I was no longer at the house.
“Hello?” Placing my cell phone against my ear.
“Where the hell are you? I have looked all over the house, where did you go?” Adrastea asked.
“I am at the cabin, you could have told me that your family was coming,” I told her while unpacking all of my things for the week.
“I am so sorry, mom and dad told me they were going to visit. I didn’t know that he was coming. If I would have known I would have given you a heads up. I am sorry.” I knew she meant it, and I was in front of her; she would be giving me her puppy eyes.
“It’s okay don’t worry, but you cannot force me to go back to the house. I physically can’t. I cannot be around him; it just drives me insane.” Hoping she won’t do something stupid and listen to me for one.
We talked for a couple of more minutes, before hanging up; she told me that her parents were expecting me to go with them for dinner tonight. And because they are as stubborn, as their children, they don’t take a no for an answer. In the end, what can be the harm if I go? I just have to sit far away from Alexander as I possibly can.
At first, I thought about boycotting the dinner, but I knew they are going to come after me. So, I got the prettiest dress that I owned to go have dinner with my Kindred Soul parents. Zaiden had picked me, to avoid getting my outfit dirty. We are meeting at a new restaurant called köstlich, which meant delicious in german.
When we arrived we were quickly seated with our party. Thank god I was on the other end of the table with Zaiden, but that did not stop Alexander from looking our way. Every once in a while he assured me that everything was going to be okay. Squeezing my hand every so often.
“You two are the cutest couple, I am happy Zaiden finally found somebody.” Queen Cressida said, causing all of us to either spit our drinks, or food.
“Mother, they are not dating,” Alexander replied.
“Oh hush, you can’t have them all.” Queen Cressida threw a piece of bread at her son.
“No, my Queen, he is right she is not my Kindred Soul. She has become a very good friend of mine. And I will always protector like the sister I never had,” Zaiden clarified. I did not know he felt this way. I knew he was more than my guard. He and Adrastea have become the ones I can always confide in.
Out of this disaster, I gained two new friends. Let’s hope all of this madness ends soon. But who knows, anything can happen.