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I ran towards the dining room, hoping to find the man, but he was nowhere to be found.
I rushed into the hallway only to be stopped when a room suddenly opened and a hand peeked out, waving for me to come inside.
Seriously, what’s all with these rooms?
Curious, I sauntered towards it and found that it was Lily Fay who was frantically waving her fingers, motioning for me to come inside.
I stepped inside and found myself transported in another dimension altogether.
The room was blazingly bright and was surrounded by piles of piles of neatly arranged…
There was only one furniture besides the gigantic cabinets full of books – a large comfy sofa.
I was surprised when Lily Fay jumped towards me in a tight embrace.
“I always wanted to do this ever since you made my son love like no other.” Lily grabbed both of my shoulders and stared at me with a kind face.
I forced myself to give her an awkward smile.
“Come, come. I want to show you something.” She guided me to sit on the sofa as she hurriedly picked some books and sat beside me.
The piles of books turned out to be a photo album!
And it was full of pictures of Cain in his younger years!
My eyes frantically drooled at him. Even as a kid, he was already this deliciously handsome.
“That one was taken when he was five. Ah. Even as a kid he was already this haughty and cold.” Lily chuckled at Cain’s pictures with the man’s usual expressionless face.
“I love this one. This was the time when his baby tooth started to fall off. He wouldn’t say a word or even opened his mouth.”
I snickered. I could almost see Cain’s annoyed face straight out from the picture.
Then my eyes darted off on a mesmerizing photo.
Under the faint glowing moon, a pale young boy was quietly glancing at the sky with his frosty glistening eyes. Half of his body was submerged in water while his naked upper body glimmered from the dripping water.
Somehow, the picture aroused loneliness inside me.
“That was secretly taken when he was ten. That’s the first time that he…. killed someone.”
I wanted to hold the gasp, but it still escaped my mouth.
Lily sadly smiled as she caressed the photo.
“He wanted to be alone that night. Whenever he felt sad or stress or felt that the world is against him, he would go out to this lake at the back of our house and secretly bathe under the moonlight. Drowning his sorrows away.”
“I sometimes regret it that it was because he was born in this family, he didn’t have the chance to enjoy his childhood.” She retracted her gaze and sadly stared at the ground with a melancholic smile.
“My mother raised me to be a strong girl, Leanna. Devoid of any emotions. Unfeeling. But even so, when you became a mother, you just wanted one thing in this world – that is to see your children happy.”
Lily retraced her gaze at me and held my hand.
“Cain is happy with you. I know I’m unfair in pleading to you like this, but please…. give Cain a chance in your future. I know you’re probably unsure and scared… I’ve been there.” She cupped my cheeks.
“Cain he…. we hurt a lot of people. Kill even. We are not good people… However, one thing is for sure… we are willing to be the villain and will do it all over again to protect those we love.”
“H-how did you… How did you take it? I can’t seem to even think of killing my child.”
Yes, I didn’t like children. They’re noisy and rowdy.
But it was an entirely different story when it is mine.
Lily held my face to steady it as our eyes locked.
“No one does. And believe me, I was scared too. Even with all the assurance that Hynes gave me, I still… I still left him.”
My eyes widened at her confession.
“Yes, I did what you did. I left the man because the fear of the future is stronger than my trust for him.”
I guilty bit my lower lip.
“Then… How did you…?”
Lily released my face and cupped my hand.
“It was my mother who convinced me as what I am doing to you right now. All it took was just a little advice here and there, a lot of love, and a lot of trusts.”
I couldn’t help to think naughty thoughts on the ‘trusts’ part, but this was not the time to ruin the mood.
Lily squeezed my hand and smiled at me which I returned her kind gestures with the same tenderness.
“Cain will never hurt you. He will protect your happiness… even from us…”
I slowly retracted my hands and stood up.
Lily looked hurt, yet she still maintained her smile.
“I understand… I mean… You’re a normal girl… To just suddenly be drag in a family of kill…. *sigh… You must be tired. Come… I’ll take you to your room.”
I licked my lips and smiled at her innocently.
“Actually… I’m planning on taking a swim.”
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