A/N: A million sorrys for taking so long to update, read my note at the end of chapter.

Lost in Darkness - Chapter 6


The room was well lit with candles which reflected light off the golden drapery hanging from the walls. The room looked more elegant than the King himself who was dressed in a rather worn out looking royal blue robe. The King was clean shaven man with a full head of black hair speckled with grey. Quentin pulled Hailee with him back towards the king and bowed his head in apology.


POV: Quentin

"I apologize, I have just met her myself recently so this is the first time she has been at the palace with me," I shot a glare where I knew Azmi was standing and added, "and I didn't even plan to bring her here today."

"I understand."

"Father this is Hailee of Banath."

"Hailee you stand before King Augustus of Eldesso."


POV: Hailee

I shook hands with Quentin's father, the king. I felt very uncomfortable and didn't know what to do with myself.

Had Quentin told me his father was the king then I may have been a bit more prepared. At least he seemed pleased to meet me.

Once the introduction was through Quentin led me out of the room. He was silent while leading me down numerous halls. The halls were dimly lit. We walked down the final hall which there was a bright light at the end. Once we finally reached the end I saw it lead directly outside into a beautiful garden.

"Why didn't you tell me you're a prince?"

He chuckled, "What do you mean? You didn't know? Everyone in town knows so I don't go around announcing it." He sat down with his legs sprawled out in the grass.

I sat next to him and said, "You know I'm not from around here."

He sighed as he reached a hand to my hair and started twisting it around his finger. "Sorry."

"Anything else important I should know?"

He looked as if he was about to say something but then a young ladies voice came from behind. "Hello, you must be the girl my brother has been talking about. Hailee, right?"

"Hello, yes I'm Hailee." He's been talking about me…

"I'm Keenya." We shook hands and she sat down in the grass next to Quentin and me.

"It's nice to meet you Keenya." She looked much like her brother Quentin. The brown hair and green eyes looked lovely on her as it did on him.

"Did you also meet our uncle King Augustus?"

"Wait a minute I thought he was your father?" I said while poking Quentin in the stomach with my finger.

"He thinks we're his children," Quentin answered.

"I'm confused. Are you trying to trick the king?"

Both of them laughed at me which only frustrated me more.

Keenya explained, "Let me try to make a long story short. Our parents died when we were very young so we have always lived with our Uncle. Our uncle had a son and a daughter who had both died two years ago; they were close to the same age as Quentin and I."

Quentin continued the story, "I was walking down the hall not long after the funerals and Uncle Augustus saw me from behind. He yelled out Tristan's name and I spun around surprised. That was the first time and he's been calling us by his children's names since then."

"That's so sad. Does he really believe that you're his children? Is he crazy?"

"No, I think he just doesn't want to accept they are really gone," said Keenya.

I was caught off guard when Azmi's voice broke in. When did he sneak up on us? "Quentin, you forgot to tell her why they all died. Don't you think you should tell her she is putting herself in danger by sharing the same air as you?"

Both Quentin and Keenya shot glares in Azmi's direction. "Get out of here Azmi," Keenya hissed.


A/N:

The results from 'Who's your favorite character?' are: Winner, Quentin with 3votes and the runner up, Zig with 2votes.

I was just reading over my story on fictionpress and realized I have not updated for a really long time and left off in a very confusing part. Quentin has a super short POV in this chapter but it just sounded better from Hailee's prospective. Sorry that it has again taken me forever to update but I was having a baby. I won't be able to update very often with a new baby but I will try to update when I have spare time.

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