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Chapter 2 Castro's Coup

  • Katherine Pov
  • I was shivering in my stead but I tried my best not to let it show else Castro would think that he had the upper hand--and maybe he did-- because
  • When I was finally able to snap out of my fear, I diverted my gaze to my father's head on the ground as my anger began to burn deeper within me.
  • As tears slid down my cheeks, I raised up my head to meet Castro's gaze. His sword was still aimed at my neck unflinchingly.
  • My gaze moved between Jasmine, my cousin and him one more time before I questioned. "What do you think you are doing, Castro?"
  • "What does it look like, Katherine?"
  • "A coup?"
  • Castro smirked. "You're right!"
  • "But why?"
  • "Why?" Castro repeats as if he didn't hear me properly the first time. "Because all 'this' " He gestures at entire palace. "Is supposed to be mine"
  • A part of me still wanted to be in denial. A part of me still hoped that Castro wasn't using me and actually had feelings for me. "It's still going to be yours after our mating ceremony so why?!"
  • "Lie" Castro blurts out. "Your father was going to hand it all down to your brother, Jethro junior" He scoffed. "My father and I have been the one helping your father rule this pack to be what it is today so I'm more capable than that brat boy"
  • Hearing Castro mention my brother's name, fear gripped me. "Jethro Junior," I asked. "Where is he?"
  • Jasmine, who had remained mute all these while finally wore a smirk on her face. "I took care of him. Isn't that better than letting his life end by Castro's sword?"
  • I can't believe this. My lover and my cousin had both betrayed me..my family in the worst way possible.
  • Father was right to have his doubts about Castro. This was all my fault.
  • "Now, princess" Castro says. "It's time for you to meet the rest of your family"
  • No sooner had those words left Castro's lips had the tip of his sword pierce into my abdomen.
  • As blood gushed out of my mouth--even though my eyes were blurred with tears, Castro's smirks appeared as clear as day. "I'm giving you a less painful death than the others, Katherine. You can remember this as my love for you"
  • I groaned as Castro twisted his sword deeper into my abdomen. Although I was writhing in pain, I couldn't help but chuckle as he mentioned those words; 'my love for you'. "Did you ever even love me?"
  • Castro remained silent before responding. "More than you could have ever imagined. It's just that my love for the throne was far more greater"
  • "I'll take care of the palace in your absence" Jasmine chirped in excitedly. "You see, Castro agreed to make me the Luna of the pack once he takes over"
  • Struggling to laugh, I coughed up more blood. "You? The luna?. Over which pack?. Who are you going to lead?. You two killed everyone"
  • "I have my ways, trust me" Jasmine assures me. Turning over to face Castro she orders. "Put her out of her misery already. I hate seeing her laugh at us"
  • Forcefully, Castro dragged out his sword from my belly as I crashed to the ground; blood gushing out from my mouth. "This isn't going to be the end"
  • "Oh but it is, Katherine" Jasmine announces. "It's not like you are going to come back and haunt us, right?" She jokes as she and Castro have a good laugh over what she'd said.
  • "My ghost would definitely come back to haunt you. Both of you" I promise them. "Because I know that I won't have peace until I exact my revenge"
  • Staring at Castro I say. "I gave you everything and loved you to the fullest but you still decided to do this to me"
  • More blood gushed out of my mouth. "You won't be happy even if you have this entire palace. Do you know why?. Because you didn't work for anything here. You just merely conveted what wasn't yours in the first place"
  • "Shut up" Castro says through gritted teeth evident that he was offended by my words. "Not another word"
  • "That's why I'm telling you to just end her!" Jasmine growls trying to take Castro's sword out of his hands to aim at me but his grasp on the sword was strong.
  • I didn't even need it to be spelt out as I could see that this two--if they were to be left all alone in this palace-- would have alot of differences. This their alliance--just to achieve a common goal-- won't last long.
  • "Take your hands off my sword" Castro command in a voice that held no room for argument and Jasmine had no other choice than to comply.
  • Turning to face me Castro says. "You've finally crossed a line now and it's my turn to have the last laugh"
  • Raising up the hilt of his sword, his sword cut right across my neck.
  • As pain coursed through my body, tears slid down my cheeks as I watched Castro and Jasmine share a hug and a sinister laugh gushing repeatedly over how the palace was now all theirs.
  • "It's sad that this is how our story ends" Fera's voice says in a disappearing manner and that was the evidence I needed to prove that I was indeed dying.
  • Why did it have to be today?. The one day I was supposed to be the happiest?.
  • "He accepted me way too quickly. I should have found something suspicious with that but rather I was overjoyed. The palace--and everyone's death-- is because of me"
  • "Don't blame yourself, Katherine. It seems to me that Castro was going to carry out this coup regardless of what you would have done"
  • "If there's a second life, Selena" I call out to the moon goddess with the last strength in me as my eyes slowly closed. "Let me have a different ending"