Leanna Book 4

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Chapter 14: Trust

 

Leanna!

 

Estela grabbed my arm, stopping me.

 

Where are you going?

 

I . . . I . . . dont know . . .”

 

I feel so lost.

 

Estela stared at my crying state for a whole minute before she pulled me into a room.

 

I was a total wreck at the moment. I was not thinking straight. My brain froze in the realization that Cain and I –– are over.

 

Sit here.”

 

Estela sat me on the bed and brought me a glass of water, which I absentmindedly drunk.

 

. . .

 

. . .

 

I didnt know how many minutes went by that I just stared at the floor like a crazy person. The only sound slicing the silence was my occasional hiccup.

 

Did you calm down?

 

Estelas soft voice made me gaze at her. Then I roamed my eyes. I was in a rococo inspired bedroom. Everything was in shades of white and felt like I was in heaven. The colors somehow made me calm.

 

I nodded.

 

Good. I wanted to say a few things. I want you to understand our family before you make any decisions.”

 

Estela breathed a mouthful of air and explained without waiting for my reply.

 

My family has been preserving our bloodline since age immemorial. My grandparents like to call it ancient. My family values traditions and preserving our lineage like my previous ancestors have done. They didnt put those conditions without reason. In the past, the Vlad and the Fays were a big family until it declined.”

 

She paused for a moment, hesitation crossed her face before she continued. The reason was, brothers and sisters killed each other for the familys position and fortunes. Both our grandparents suffered from the same predicament, and they both came out victorious after a bloodbath with their own kin.”

 

Estela stopped. My reflection on her eyes mimicked the horrible expression on her face.

 

But . . . I thought . . . your father has a brother.”

 

Estela squeezed my hand and flashed me a sad smile.

 

Uncle Hardin is not a Fay. Hes my fathers personal guard. But my grandparents decided to make him act as the firstborn to protect our father, so everyones attention is on him and not on our father.”

 

I glanced at her with denial written on my face.

 

So, Cain lied to me?

 

Dont think about the lie. Think about the reason behind it. He did it to protect you. Im not even supposed to tell you this since youre not married into our family yet. No one knows this secret except our family.”

 

W-what . . . what are you?I was going to ask, what are you talking about,’ but my words fell short as I swallowed my choke.

 

Estelas expression seemed like she was trying not to cry as she forced out a smile.

 

I cant tell you much. Theyd kill you if you know too much.”

 

. . .

 

. . .

 

A-Are you . . .” I cleared my throat and continued, Are you also bound by these conditions?

 

No,” Estela replied in an instant. Since Im going to take up my husbands name, from that day, I will no longer be a Fay. However, I am an assurance that if something happens to my brothers heir or to my brother, which is unlikely, the next in line will be my boy.”

 

Thats ridiculous. All of this is just ridiculous!

 

I said between dry laughter. I couldnt believe there was still a family like this left in this world. I mean, I could understand about the whole preserving the bloodline thing, but restricting childbirth? Well, yeah, I know having a big family could be a pain, but I think its just a matter of disciplining and guiding the kids.

 

. . . Right?

 

Leanna, I know it sounds ridiculous to you, but that is how we live. Im sorry we didnt tell you. We are just trying to protect you.”

 

I smiled bitterly at myself. Will they kill me when they knew that I broke off with your brother?

 

Estela looked at me with horrid, bulging eyes.

 

Y-you . . . You broke off . . . Youre leaving my brother?

 

I didnt like the words of her accusing tone, so I snapped at her.

 

Tell me, Estela. What more secrets will I know once I married into your family?

 

I snorted when she didnt answer.

 

Its better to leave now than to regret it later.”

 

. . .

 

. . .

 

Leanna . . . I know my family has many secrets. I know my brother is not a saint. He has done many things –– unforgivable things. And I know he will be compelled to do those things again when necessary.”

 

Estela held my hands and looked me in the eyes. But what Im sure is . . . my brother loves you so much and wont ever dream of hurting you.”

 

. . .

 

. . .

 

When I didnt answer, Estela went down on her knees, and I blank out.

 

Leanna, Im begging you . . . Trust my brother . . . Trust your future to him.”

 

. . .

 

. . .

 

Trust my future to him?

 

For some reason, those words gave me unbelievable comfort like a fuel giving me energy.

 

Trust your future to him.

 

Did he ever let you down?

 

I puffed a laugh at my own thoughts and hugged Estela.

 

Thank you.”







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