Mystical Academy: Clashes Of Insideworld Outsideworld Aboveworld And Underworld Book 2 Chapter 117 2
Volume 2: Five Faces Chapter 117 Shadow's Around Part 2
"I am very sure that he will be going to marry you off into a house full of warriors."
"Is he planning a war?"
"I hope not, but your question makes me think."
"Do you also know that your Brother Nick isn't a bad person?" I asked and he laughs again as if it was a joke.
"Nicholas? Of course, he was all goody-goody. Princess Amanda," he walked toward the table to get a glass of wine. "Give him a reason to be a good man." He sipped on the wine. "I thought that he's going to marry her someday." I laugh at the idea that makes him stop.
"That's impossible. Your brother is in love with someone else."
"And who else that might be? Father might get furious if she is a human."
"I told you, they are not humans. If you met her, you'll get all baffled like a while ago."
"So, you know his love all too well."
"Of course, she's my best friend. Your brother was crazy about her." And she's the daughter of Princess Amanda. I don't want to add that because I don't fully trust him.
"Ohhh, I am intrigued. One night, he arrived I guess that was years ago and he was all lifeless and he drowns himself to wine and whiskey. Does your so-called best friend make him like that?" I don't want to speak anymore but I think it is a good conversation with him.
"He makes himself like that because he failed on protecting her. He was her soulmate. He is her soulmate. That's what he believes, and it took a very long story"
"I always thought that Nicholas is a lovable man."
"Haven't you fall in love?" that question just pops out from my mind and I am intrigued by his love life. He shook his head. "There are lots of beautiful maiden around you, yet you choose to close your heart," I stated which I felt is true.
"I don't want to do what father does to his women."
"You are not your father," I told him.
"I can't believe that I am having a conversation like this with you." He mumbled. I shrugged.
"I can't believe that too." A white owl flew inside and stop in front of me. I raise my arm and she perched on it. I took the letter from her foot that is on a metallic long small tube. I thank the owl and she flew away. I look at Aaron who is more curious than me. It is my first to receive a letter from the bird.
I unfold the letter. My heart skipped a beat and my stomach is getting excited. I am getting excited to read the whole of it because it was Adhiti's handwriting.
My dear best friend,
Burn this after you read and never let anyone read this. I will be at that festival and I will do everything to take you away from that hellish father of yours even he is Nick's dad. If I know that he is hurting you and starving you, I will do the same to him. Because I Goddess of Universe will make him pay to all his evil bidding. Patrick loves and we love you so stay strong for us and your future.
A tear fell from my eyes. I don't have to worry so much, because she will protect me. Everyone is protecting me. Even Andrew who surely vows his brother to protect me that's why he's staying here in Era.
"What's wrong?" I shook my head and walk to the candle and lighten it. I burn the paper. "Is it from your man?"
"No. I wish it is, but it wasn't." I look at him with full of hope. "Thank you for saving me from your father." He nods his head. I walk toward him and give him a full hug. "It means a lot to me." I let him go and smiled at him.
"I have to go." He put down the glass and walk towards the door that opens and Almira is crying. She ran toward me ignoring her brother.
"What did he do to you?" she took my hands. "Are you fine?"
"Yes. Don't worry, Aaron save me." She looked at Aaron and run to him and hugged him very tight that makes Aaron flushes.
"Thank you, brother. I always know that you have a soft heart somewhere over the middle." I smiled and he just let her hug him.
"Why are you crying?" he asked and push her holding her arms.
"It's just, father went too far and I am afraid that everyone wanted his head. And nobody will ever love him." She cried. There is something more on her sentence. Something that makes her cry. I am surprised that he wiped her tears away.
"Let everyone have his head." I was more surprised by what he said. Almira was quite taken aback. "But there's someone who truly deserves to have his head and it is Marissa's mother. Father is mad and we cannot control him though you can still tame him. Dark shadows are around him." He glanced at me.
"Cry no more, Almira. Don't make his madness be your pain. You don't deserve it." He wiped again her cheek. "There is something else that pains you and talking with that person might lessen the pain." Does he know something that I don't know? "I will be leaving now."
After he left, she took the golden goblet that Aaron left, and she poured full of wine there. And started drinking it like she was all thirsty. I look at her. She's crying I walk toward her and pull her into hugged as I stroke her hair.
"What is it?"
"Nothing." She muttered and push herself and drink the wine. "I talk to my father and tame him again and tell him about hurting you."
"Don't worry, Almira. I am fine now. Aaron heal my bruise."
"And your baby?"
"My baby is fine." I smiled at her.
"Good then, in two days we are going to travel to Psych. I will tell your handmaiden to pack up a few of your clothes."
"How's Andrew?" she seemed to stop and I had to guess that it was Andrew who threatens her. "Did he said something not nice?"
"He's doing fine. I brought him to town. He's doing fine."
"Almira you can tell me everything." She shook her head.
"It's nothing, Marissa. Please have a rest and Andrew cook something for you. He said that it was your favorite dish."
"Really?" I suddenly feel hungry. She smiled at me.
"I don't want you to look thinner everyday pass. You have to be strong for them."
The servants enter my room and they place the foods that Andrew cook for me. After they place it correctly and in royal-like proper table placing, they left with bows. I pull her to the table.
"Eat with me. And it isn't appropriate to drink that in an empty stomach." She did eat with me but she is more on drinking until she becomes drunk and like a waste. Oh, poor Almira is she broken-hearted? Did Andrew make her like that? I took her to my bed and remove a few of the layers of her clothing. She's crying again. "Come on, tell me, Almira, what pains you?"
"Does love always hurt like this? I mean, I love everybody, but I never been hurt like this."
"Who is that man who hurt you?" I feel really sad about it. "I guess he doesn't mean to hurt you. Did he hurt you physically? Is it your father?"
She shook her head and chuckled bitterly.
"No, because of what father did, makes me like this. Thanks to him, he just made my beautiful day miserable. But my life wasn't miserable at all because I have to protect you. That will make him happy."
"Andrew, tell me what Andrew told you." She wiped her tears. I lay down beside her and let her cry in my arms.
"I just don't get it I don't get why father is like that that makes everyone hate him and wanted to kill him. If he wasn't like that, people will love him, do they?" I nod. "How can I make father be a good person and to love them like a family?"
There's something between her and Andrew that's why she's crying and crying. Should I send a bird to Andrew and ask him like hey whassup?! Did you make Almira cry? I thought you are charming to girls and yet you make one cry?!