Chapter 17 Stay
- "Answer me! Where is she!" He roared again. The guards couldn't muster up the courage to answer so one of them just pointed towards a door end the end of the hallway to their right. He rushes towards the door, which was not locked from the inside, and bragged inside the. The room was dimly lit and large, with a king-size bed in the center covered with a black duvet and a pile of pillows. Blank off-white walls and a wall of windows from ceiling to floor. On the other side, there was a wooden door that he assumed led to the bathroom and another that led to the walk-in closet. His gaze darted around the room, coming to a halt at the figure sitting in a corner. Her head was bowed, one hand on her thigh, the other holding a cigarette on her knees. He turned on the lights and approached her. Her knuckles were bruised with blood, a few cuts here and there. What caught his attention was a piece of glass stuck in her forearm. Blood was oozing from the cut, so he rushed over to her, kneeling down and inspecting her forearm right away. She neither acknowledges nor speaks to him. Aiden's heart began to race as he noticed how calm she appeared. He stood up and dashed out the door, one guard was waiting outside with a medical kit in hand. He snatched it from him and dashed over to Ariel. He took out the piece of glass and attended to every visible cut and scratch.
- "Are you hurt anywhere else? Are you all right?" When he finally asked, she shook her head. And he stormed out of the room, his chest was heaving, his veins were visible and he was on the edge of ending someone's life, the thought of someone had dared to hurt his mate when it's his responsibility to protect her and he failed miserably only fueled his rage.
- "Who dared to attack my mate!" He roared at the guards and they bowed in submission.