Chapter 20 Worth
- She was sitting on a blanket spread out under the blue sky, surrounded by lush greenery, just by a lake teeming with water lilies. A warm hand rested on her stomach, securing her to the person sitting behind her. She felt at ease, and a contented sigh escapes her lips. She turns to look behind her and sees Aiden staring at her with love in his eyes and a soft smile on his lips. She smiles back, and then everything around her is demolished: the castle they were living in is burnt down, and there are small fires here and there. She looked around and saw dead, bloodied pack members. Everything was in utter disarray. When she couldn't find Aiden, her heart began to beat a million times per second. She began running aimlessly in search of him but instead discovered more pack members who were still alive. But the look of horror in their eyes made her halt in her step. They were staring at her with such fear that it made her cringe. She took a few steps back and turned around to see a monster standing there who's skin was pale as a paper, hair black as the night, long black wings attached to its back with a silvery glint in them, its eyes were pitch black and huge fangs protruding from its gums. And she was covered in blood, not its own, but the blood of the innocent people it had slaughtered. The reflection stares back at her, emotionless, and regardless; it was a pure monster who didn't even understand what emotions were. It only knows how to kill and take lives mercilessly. She stares at the monster she became, the monster she tried so hard to keep hidden in the depths of herself, never allowing even a sliver of light to fall on it. But it's out there now!
- She jolted awake in a cold sweat, her breathing was slightly uneven and her hand unconsciously traveled to the other side of the bed only to find it empty. She stared longingly at the cold side of the bed where Aiden usually resided She sat up and cradled her knees against her chest, burying her face in them.
- "Don't catch feelings! Don't let them see! Don't let him in!" She chanted these sentences to herself like a mantra.