"I won't marry him father" Eleanor screams at her parent, she had told her parents about her discovery and they treated it as just a minor case of cold feet "he is the son of one of the biggest merchant in the south" her father said only concerned about business as usual "if you want me to marry him then you will have him marry my corpse" she said and Her father frown "father he disrespected me and laid with my cousin, he lied and betrayed me, I won't marry him over my dead body"
Her father fuming at this point shouted "if you don't marry Philip, I'll send you off to our home in Oredal and have you marry the shepherd son!!" She stumped her feet "fine, have me married to the shepherd son, I'll rather be a peasant than marry a man like Philip" silence filled the room
Her mother drops her cup breaking the awkward silence "come on my love, don't force her, Philip did a bad thing….." she walks to her husband "ivy is under our family name, and since he took her flower he will have to take responsibility and we won't lose anything" she said with her hand on his shoulder "I won't have my second daughter humiliated" he said "think about this, the solstice ball, filled with royalties, duke and noblemen of the highest rank in one place, and our now single and beautiful daughter looking for a husband" her husband smile "we could profit from this"
Even though she was disgusted by the conclusion of the topic she didn't mind marrying anyone as long as it took her far away from ivy and stopped her from marry Philip, she storms off to the private parlour meant for only the ladies of the household.
"I can't believe father and mother" elida said "I told you we're just livestock" Maria said "forget about it, anything is better than marrying Philip, I can't believe Philip would do this, and ivy" Anastasia sigh disappointed " I can believe it, ivy has always wanted everything you had and Philip was not left out, she just a selfish little witch that should been left for dead when her family burnt" elida said angry "ELIDA!!" They all shouted "that's too hash" Anastasia said hitting her sister lightly on the back
"Hey everyone" ivy said walking in covered in gold "how dare you show up here how shameless" Maria said "oh please, now that the cat is out of the bag there's no need to hide" she said with a smug look on her face "how could you do that to your own cousin" Anastasia said dragging Eleanor to the corner "Philip likes me, he had always, he was only marrying Eleanor cause he was force too, I didn't do anything wrong" she said "he liked you cause you were easy, you nasty cunt, and a sexual man like Philip thinks with his scrotum rather than his brain, you were just fast food" Maria said glaring at her "whatever, I will be married to Philip and be away from this place" she laughs as she walks away, Eleanor broke down immediately she was out of sight.
After crying, she told herself, he wasn't worth it, though she felt betrayed, some part of her judged her, she was having sexual dreams about another man or being, although it didn't justify the situation, it still made her feel uneasy,
Later that day her sisters Maria and Anastasia dragged her out of bed and into town to lift her spirit, and it was all fun and jolly until she met the drunk Philip who was earlier informed about the break in agreement,
"Oh no not this cockhead " Maria said scouting for a free seat "what is he doing here" Anastasia asked, Eleanor wanted to disappear, she wasn't prepared to meet him so soon, "Eleanor" , he called and she turns around to run but he grabs her "why Eleanor, I made a mistake I admit it, ivy, she tricked me, I haven't been with a woman for over month i lost control, please don't leave me Eleanor" he said hugging her tight "let go of me Philip you reek of alcohol" she protested trying to get his hands off hers,
She pushed him away with a slap, but he didn't give up he grabs her again " who is he, the guy you're leaving me for, tell me you sult, I know about your dreams" he said loudly and she turned red, drowning in anger and embarrassment "stop this Philip" her sister shouted trying to drag Eleanor away but he pushed her "your erotic dreams, I know all about it, you're more indecent than I am" she slapped him again this time also kicking him in the groin, he moans in pain but only temporary, he again grabs hold on her this time raising his hand to hit her,
She closed her eyes waiting for impact, but after a few seconds she opened her eyes to a familiar scent, standing above her, the man from her dreams stared back at her in utter shock, he was real, she couldn't believe it, he let out a loud growl and then said "Mine" before pushing Philip hands away, "mind your business fool" Philip shouts but Eleanor was already walking away,
Her first instinct when she saw him was to hide behind his masculine back for protection, to feel his every touch, but she couldn't believe it, it was like he walked out of her dreams, "wait" she heard someone call and she picked up pace soon she was running, her blue dress weighing her down tripping her severely, she kept on runing, deeper into the woods, she was frightened, her dream was coming true,
She ran until she was out of breath, she stood by a tree to rest thinking it was far enough when she heard the voice again "finally" he was in front of her now, with the same brown eyes, he looked at her with amusement "you exist" he said circling her "w..who are you" she recalls her dream, his sudden change "w..what are you" she asked again " I should be asking you….," he walks closer and she moved backwards still her back touched the tree "….you've hunted my dreams over a month now ",
She was about to respond when he held his stomach and fell to his knees "a..are you alright" she asked scared for what was coming, he let out low growls, his eyes flickered from bright yellow to brown "what are you doing to me" he growls she watched his fangs grow from his mouth as he was sudden covered in white hair, he got on his feet breathing heavy standing ten feet above her, then he howls and that's when the fear got to her and she passed out