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   Chapter 27 The trouble with favors 2

Allure By Harmonicquill Characters: 8417

Updated: 2019-11-21 23:43


Late in the evening, I made up my mind to leave for the castle. It was a mental struggle leaving Maisy to fend for herself there. Mr Quinn was very convincing so I decided to stay until after dinner. I decided to get to know Lucy better.

At that time, She was just staring outside watching the sunset. She didn't talk much and especially to me.

I walked up to her and said, "What are you doing?"

It was the perfect conversation starter. Quinn was asleep which meant he wouldn't be here to cut into our would be an intense discussion.

"Nothing." She replied, avoiding eye contact.

There was something about her I couldn't quite place. A gut feeling that she was bad luck.

"I don't mean to be rude but what happened to your father?" I quizzed.

Her face turned white, ghost white. She appeared to be afraid and agitated. A lump formed in my throat. I could tell whatever happened to him wasn't good. For a moment, I thought she was going to burst into tears and tell me a sad story that would make me feel like the devil himself.


"He was murdered." She cut in.

"That's sad..."

"I wouldn't say he didn't deserve it." She continued, "And I know what you're doing. You think I don't deserve your daughter's inheritance. I'm a freeload right. Just an indentured who got lucky."

That hit me more than I would ever know. Silas was indentured before Quinn bought his freedom. She was a freeborn.

"Why would you think that?"

"I'm not the one who's saying it. It's you."

"I literally said nothing."

"You don't have to say it out loud. I'm not like my father. I've heard more than enough stories to know he wasn't the Father any child would want."

It was almost like she could read my mind. I didn't think of her as evil. I was just concerned.

"I'm sorry to hear about your father. If you want to talk about it..."

"I can do it myself." She retorted sharply before storming to the kitchen.

I could hear her sobbing inside. I figured it was better to leave her to herself. She apparently hadn't gotten over it and my presence would only make it worse. I guess my suspicions were all for nothing but still who killed him? He was a terrible person and had many enemies but Murder was severe even for a man like him.

Quinn eventually roused and joined me. Lucy remained in the kitchen cooking.

The mystery behind Silas' murder kept me unease so I decided to get the whole juice from Quinn.

"I had a talk with Lucy. She said something about Silas being

ics I didn't want to be broken again and again.

"That's too bad Eric. Whatever I felt for you is gone. Whatever is left is my hate."

It took a lot to say that and it was even more difficult keeping a straight face while doing it. I saw teardrops escape his eyes. He was hurt, This couldn't be drama. It made me feel terrible but I shook it off, Eric deserved worse.

I watched him clear his eyes and approach me. His eyes were glazed, the bright blue in them now replaced by a stunning steel blue. They looked cold.

"What are you doing?" I breathed and tried to get away from him. My legs failed me and he reached me. His hands caressed my fingers and I felt so weak that the knob slipped away from my hands. Eric shut the door and fixated his attention all on me.

"I can tell you're lying Maisy."

"Really?" I retorted, putting on a brave face. The effect of his touch with overwhelming but I could survive. " You seem to be living in your built-up fairytale Eric."

"There is only one way to prove that now isn't there?"

"What do you mean?" My voice wavered, it was difficult breathing being so close to drugs.

His lips brushed mine. Not innocently, like a tease but hot, fiery and demanding.

I tried pulling away before I lost myself but I couldn't seem to. Even my body wanted to sin.

In this fiery moment of pure passion, I couldn't think straight.

"Stop me if you hate me Maisy." He whispered slowly.

To be truthful, All I could hear was his voice, empty words.

I wanted to do it so badly. To push me away and prove to him there was nothing left but He was a mistake so beautiful I couldn't refuse. A temptation I desired. He was sin.

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