Love's Legacy

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Chapter 24

The skies were starting to darken as they all started to fill the dining room for dinner. Sabrina was about to sit down when she noticed her mom was missing.

“Dad, where is mom?” Sabrina asked as Susan and Seth realized Lucy wasn’t around.

“She said she wanted to see something then she would join us,” Greg didn’t seem worried as he went back to talking to the others.

“I’ll go look for her,” Sabrina pushed her chair back as Mike grabbed her wrist.

“Do you want me to come with you?” Mike looked up at her putting his napkin to the side.

“No, I’ll be right back,” she kissed his cheek. Mike didn’t like letting her go on her own but he respected her wishes watching her leave the room.

Sabrina went upstairs to her parents’ room finding it empty. She was about to go look downstairs when she heard a noise coming from the stairwell that lead to one of the towers. She slowly went towards wondering if her mom had gone exploring. Sabrina slowly stepped on the first step feeling a wave of nervousness rush through her. She was getting scared but she didn’t know why. She listened to the click of her heels as she went up the stairs. She felt the warm night air coming through an open door half way up the tower leading to a walkway around the castle. Sabrina took a deep breathe going through the door. Her heart stopped when she saw Kevin leaning on the wall looking up at the stars. His long brown hair was being swept away from his face by the wind.

“Don’t be afraid I won’t hurt you,” he said without looking at her. “Something drew me up here I hope you don’t mind.”

“I don’t mind. I’m looking for my mom have you seen her?” Sabrina wrapped her arms around herself keeping her distance from him.

“No, I haven’t sorry,” Kevin kept staring at the sky never looking at her.

“Dinner is about to be served. You should head back downstairs,” Sabrina said backing up towards the door.

“I will in a minute. I can’t leave yet it’s not time,” Kevin said very quietly as his body tensed up.

“What are you waiting for?” Sabrina was afraid to ask. As the words left her lips, a powerful wind came from the tower blowing right through her. She watched in horror as Kevin turned to face her.

“I’m waiting for him,” Kevin said in a trance as the wind whipped around him.

“Kevin, no don’t give in to him. Fight him don’t let him take control,” Sabrina yelled going near him staring into his eyes. In that instant she knew it was too late, she watched in fearful silence as Kevin closed his eyes and his body trembled. She tried to step back as his strong hands caught her arms holding her. His body stopped shaking as he opened his brown eyes making Sabrina almost faint seeing the familiar evil stare. She struggled to break free.

“Still as feisty as ever I love that,” he smiled at her tightening his grip.

“Let me go Kevin now,” Sabrina get trying to break his hold.

“Kevin?” he started to wickedly laugh. “I guess you can call me that. Hell honey you can call me anything you like but I prefer Kenneth.”

“No,” Sabrina started to cry knowing Sir Kenneth was back in the flesh.

“That’s right beautiful I’m back. It feels good to be back in a body to be able to feel the softness of your body again,” Kenneth pulled her close against his body. “Oh my darling queen, how I have missed you. I don’t know how you managed to free your spirit from this castle and be reborn again but all that doesn’t matter right now. You will be mine again, once I free us of the meddlers who want to take you away from me.”

“I will never be yours,” Sabrina broke one hand free pounding on his hard chest.

“You haven’t changed,” he wickedly laughed. “History is repeating itself at this moment.”

Sabrina listened to his laugh immediately letting the memory of the past take her over.

Queen Sabrina had received a message to meet her husband on the walkway before dinner started. She was surprised by his request but went anyway. When she went to the walkway, she found only a few archers patrolling the castle walls looking for intruders and enemies. She was about to go back to her chambers when she heard a wicked laugh coming from the shadows. She looked to the darkness seeing Sir Kenneth watching her with evil cold eyes.

“Your king beckons you run to him,” Kenneth approached her flinging his black cloak over his shoulders. Sabrina tried to run from him as he grabbed her arms. “Don’t leave so soon my fair queen. We have much to discuss.”

“I shall not discuss anything with you,” Sabrina pulled away from him as he squeezed her arms tighter.

“I beg to differ. I shall marry you after your husband’s demise.” Kenneth let her one arm go running his cold fingers along her cheek. “You shall give me a son and the rights to a kingdom of my own.”

“I will not let you harm my husband. I will kill myself before I become your wife,” Sabrina dug her fingers into his chest as he laughed.

“It will be my pleasure taming you. You will learn to respect me even if I do it through fear. Cross me and I will not only take your husband from you but I will take your children too,” Kenneth stared deep into her eyes.

“You shall not touch my children,” Sabrina yelled at him.

“Release her now,” the deep voice startled Kenneth for a moment as he looked up to see Sir Michael approaching with his sword drawn. Kenneth quickly let Sabrina go pushing her at Sir Michael.

“I want no trouble Sir Michael. I shall be on my way,” Kenneth smiled at Sabrina. “Enjoy your husband my queen for tonight shall be his last. Sir Michael, if you interfere again with my plans you will suffer a painful long death.” Kenneth pulled his cloak around him staring at Michael.

“I have no fear of you,” Sir Michael wrapped his arm around Sabrina’s waist pulling her close. “I shall risk my life to protect my queen.”

“And what of your King,” Kenneth went toward the door. “Shall you die for him or let him die so you can claim his wife?”

“My duty is to protect my king,” Sir Michael stared down a man he hated more as every second passed.

“So be it. I shall see you both at the banquet. Do not forget what I said my queen,” Kenneth bowed his head disappearing into the tower as Sabrina collapsed in Michael’s arms crying hysterically afraid of what would happen to her husband and Sir Michael.

His cold fingers running along her neck brought her back to the present. Sabrina pushed him away wanting to scream and cry at the same time. She stared at Kenneth hearing heavy footsteps coming up the stairs.

“Looks like we have company,” Kenneth smiled holding onto her wrist as Mike appeared.

“What the hell are you doing? Let her go,” Mike was filled with anger lunging towards Kenneth.

“See my dear history is repeating,” Kenneth whispered in her ear before pushing her into Mike.

“I’m finished with her for now. You may have her. I’m starved is dinner served?” Kenneth asked acting like nothing was wrong.

“Sabrina, did he hurt you?” Mike looked down into her tear filled eyes as she shook her head no.

“Please get rid of him,” she whispered not wanting to look at Kenneth anymore.

“Everyone calm down I’m leaving,” Kenneth started towards the door. “I’ll see you two later.” Sabrina listened to his footsteps going down the stairs as she tried not to collapse in Mike’s arms.

“Sabrina, talk to me. What happened here?” Mike felt her trembling.

“Sir Kenneth is back. That was him. The past is repeating itself it was you that saved me last time when Kenneth was harassing me here. Close your eyes Mike try to remember,” she softly spoke as Mike closed his eyes seeing his confrontation with Kenneth in the past. He opened his eyes understanding all her fears.

“Sabrina, I swear nothing is going to happen to you or Mark,” Mike kissed her softly trying to calm his own nerves.

“We have to change what happens at the banquet. I can feel it all happened during it. I just don’t know what happened,” Sabrina rested her head against his chest. “Please take me to Mark.”

“Come on sweetheart, are you sure you’re up to dining with Kenneth?” Mike helped her down the stairs.

“I’m not going to let him win,” Sabrina knew she had to stop being afraid and play whatever games Kenneth had in mind if she was going to stop the past form happening again.

When Mike took her into the dining hall, she met Kenneth’s eyes right away. He sat back in his chair smiling at her.

I’m not afraid of you, I will not let you win, Sabrina thought as she stayed locked on his eyes as she sat down.

“I don’t want you to be afraid of me”, his voice filled her head as she stared at him disbelief. “Surprise my dear I can hear your thoughts. You can also hear mine if I let you like now.”

“You bastard,” she thought.

“So mean like always,” his voice echoed in her mind. “Sabrina, we are more connected than you could ever imagine. I could tell you why but I’m not in the mood to give you a key to the past that could possibly destroy me.”

“Tell me damn you,” Sabrina kept silently talking to Kenneth as Mike filled in Mark on what happened.

“No, I’m tired of this I have someone else to tend to now my dear,” Kenneth winked at her as his voice left her mind. She watched as he tapped Greg on the arm starting a conversation with him. Sabrina looked down confused as she tried to figure out what Kenneth meant. Her thoughts were suddenly broken by her mother screaming from somewhere in the castle.

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