***** Sorry! I know im a crap updater and this chapter isnt very long but I thought I should update so here you go :) Hope you like it and that u leave me a comment :D *****
Lacey’s point of view
The room really was amazing. The grey brick walls were covered in tapestries and long curtains that covered the windows from floor to ceiling. There was a massive fireplace on one side of the room with a an assortment of thick furs laid out in front of it. The bed drew my attention to it the most though, it was the biggest four-poster bed I had ever seen. It was made of a dark strong wood, there was silk curtains around it creating a private feeling towards it, yet at the same time the silk wasn’t thick enough for it to be too private. It looked so comfortable and i wanted to just fall straight onto it and fall asleep.
The room looked beautiful, yet it seemed cold, as if it hadn’t felt life in it for some time. As if it was built for a purpose but that purpose had yet to show itself.
I turned to Thomas, “Whose room is this; it doesn’t look like anyone sleeps in here?” I needed to know, I felt as if I belonged here, but I didn’t understand why.
Thomas smiled and walked over to one of the windows that looked outside and into the grounds. “This is your room Lacey, it was made to be for the women in the prophecy.”
I sighed and walked over to the window with Thomas, I wanted to explain to him that he was wrong and that I wasn’t the one who was save everyone, I couldn’t even save myself, but I didn’t because I knew that Thomas believed it with everything he had, he wouldn’t accept the fact that I couldn’t help, so I didn’t say anything.
After a moment of looking out of the window Thomas spoke, “I expect you would like a bath after the long journey,” he looked her up and down, “and some clean clothes too I think.” He turned and walked to the door, “I will be back in a soon, for now why don’t you lie down and get some sleep while I get your bath ready for you.”
“Thank you Thomas that would be lovely.” I smiled at him and couldn’t help but feel a little better about the whole situation. Thomas smiled and closed the door behind him.
I didn’t understand what was going on and i knew that I couldn’t possibly be who Thomas seemed convinced i was, my whole life I have done nothing but destroy people and ruin everyone’s lives around me. How could it be any different here? The thought of me causing harm to Thomas or... Calan, because i was just here made me feel sick, I needed to get away before anything bad happened. Didn’t I?
Since Calan and his men saved me, nothing bad has happened to me, in fact for the first time in my life I feel as if I belong and I feel happy.
I may not believe that i am what they say I am, but should I really tell them what I think? If my life will be happy and I won’t hurt those around me, then maybe it is better if I stay here?
I broke away from my thoughts and walked over to the bed, I pulled one of the silk curtains out of the way and climbed onto the tall bed, i was only short and it came to be about the height of my stomach. I managed to climb on though and i got under the covers, the bed was soft and warm and it didn’t take me long until I fell asleep.
I awoke to Thomas gently pushing my arm, “Lacey your bath is ready for you.”
I sat up right and put my legs over the edge of the bed, “Thank you Thomas.” I pushed the silk curtain out of the way and stepped onto the floor. Over by the fireplace was a large metal bath tub big enough to fit two people inside and still have plenty of room to move around.
“I also set out a towel for you and a dress that you can wear to the feast.” He walked over to the small mound of clothing on a wooden chair near to the fireplace.
I walked over to the clothing and carefully picked up the dress and held it out in front of me. It was a dark navy blue colour and it was long, long enough to leave a train behind m e when I wore it. It had a corseted top with intricate patterns sewn onto it in the same blue of the dress.
“It’s beautiful thank you Thomas,” i smiled up at him.
“I’m glad that you like it Lacey. I will send in one of the maids to help you put the dress on.” I was about to say that I could dress myself, but then i realised that doing up a corset would be impossible to do without help.
“Okay, thank you Thomas.”
With that he smiled and walked out of the room, I turned towards the bath and undressed. The warm water felt so soothing on my aching muscles and so I stayed in the water until it got cold. When I stepped out of the bath I wrapped the towel that Thomas had left for me and dried myself off.
When I was almost dry, there was a quiet knock at the door, “Come in.” I shouted out.
The door opened and a small woman walked in, she was dressed in maids clothing so I guessed this was who Thomas had sent to help me.
“Hello my lady, I’m here to help you dress.” She kept her head tilted down towards the floor and held her hands in front of her.
“Hey, I’m just about dry so your timing was great.” I smiled, she walked over to me, “ You know you don’t have to act like that around me, you can look at me, and call me Lacey, please, I can’t get used to people calling me lady.” I chuckled.
She looked up and I could tell that she was shocked and surprised by what I had said, then she smiled. “Thomas was right, you are nice. It’s a pleasure to meet you Lacey.”
“It’s nice to meet you too, what your name?”
“My name is Suzanna.”
I knew I was going to like this women and I could tell that we were going to become close friends.