Royal Seduction

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Chapter 28 (v.1) - Chapter 28

Submitted: March 13, 2017

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Chapter 28

I couldn't concentrate as I was prepared for the ceremony. I was in an ivory colored cloth with small gold stitching through it.

My hair was prepared the same as the day before.

Even though I had been joyous at the treatment, today I felt horrible. I had started something that would ruin the lives of innocent people.

I was sure that Selene would say no to the marriage. I didn't blame her.

"I should have kept my mouth shut." I groaned after I had been left alone.

Zirk had tried to comfort me last night by saying that we would do something. I wasn't so sure about that.

There was nothing to do. They all probably thought I was doing this out of revenge on Selene. It wasn't but they wouldn't know that.

"You look beautiful. Are you ready?" My mother peeked her head around the door.

I nodded.

"You don't look very happy."

"I'm fine. Let's do this." I stood up from the bed and joined her at the door.

The ceremony was downstairs. Only the court was there. I did feel like a princess as we descended the stairs to join them.

I found Zirk and he wrapped his arms around me.

"Do you feel better?"

"No." I told him honestly. "I hate myself."

He smiled slightly. "You are only harming yourself. My father won't attack earth alright. We won't let it happen."

"That's what you say." I layed my head on his chest. "I am a bitch."

He chuckled. "That's why I fell in love with you. The second time, not the first. Although you were annoying as a child."

"Do you think they will forgive me?"

"I don't know but you can try to earn their forgiveness. If this does happen we will be going down to earth with Link. I don't think my father would trust him enough to head there alone."

I sighed. "Let's get on with this. I want to celebrate our union and go back upstairs."

"Alright." He kissed the top of my head and let me go.

As we made our way to the front of the grand hall, all eyes stayed on us. His father and mine were waiting for us.

"You will bond by blood and say your oath." My father smiled at me.

I nodded and reached for the gold handled dagger Zirk's father held out. I asked for Zirk's hand and he placed it on mine, palm up.

I dipped the point of the sharp edge and started slicing down his hand. I gave him the dagger and he did the same to my hand.

We pressed the bloodied hands together and recited the oath.

"From this day forward I will have your blood and you will have mine. Connected we will be forever. You are my soul as I am yours."

Even though we had done this as kids, it had more meaning now as adults.

For a moment I forgot everything bad that was happening. All I could focus was on Zirk.

Our hands started to heal and we dipped them in cool water to get cleaned. Once that done the feast went on.

I took his arm and he led me to our families.

Link was there but refused to acknowledge me. My thirst for vengeance didn't seem all that worth it now. Then Crez appeared in arm with an older man.

The resemblance between them brought me to think that they were father and daughter.

"Princess Xira." He greeted.

My breath got stuck in my throat.

I was back in that ship. He was telling me it would be fun. I turned right before the door shut and saw his face. It was Crix only a younger version of him.

"You." I gasped. Anger errupted in me. "You!"

He stepped back, his hands in a defence. "I don't know what you mean."

My teeth were out but I didn't care. "You were the one that took me from my bed that night! You tricked me into that ship! You were the one that had me disappear!"

Guards appeared and blocked his path at my words.

My father and mother were in disbelief.

"Xira please, I was only doing what was best for you."

"No you weren't. No one kidnaps a child to do what is best for them by sending them out to space alone. What did you want with that?"

"Nothing." His lips trembled. "Nothing."

"I don't believe you." Zirk said from beside me. "Take him away."

The guards grabbed Crix and forced him out of the hall.

Crez screamed at them to let her father go. She turned back to us when they didn't listen. "Please Zirk. You cannot believe that my father would do this. You know me and you know him. Don't listen to her." She begged.

"She is my mate and if she says it was him, it was him." He glared at her.

Her hateful eyes turned to me. "You are doing this out of revenge. You hate me and that is the only reason you are doing this. You won't get the satisfaction of putting me down. Not when I become a princess like you."

I kept my chin high and was about to tell her that was never happening but Link intercepted.

"She ruined that too Crez. I will no longer be mated to you. Although I don't find myself regretting that."

"No! You are mine!" She yelled and lunged herself at him. She grabbed his shirt and pressed herself against him. "Don't lie to me Link. I need you more than ever."

He pushed her forcefully away. "It is not a lie and you are making yourself a spectacle. Control yourself!" He growled.

Indeed everyone was watching. They had started as soon as I accused Crix.

"Please, everyone eat and drink." I told them all. "I will go rest. I feel this has been too much for me." Zirk kept his arm around my waist as we started up the stairs.

I did need to be alone or with him. This had all been too much.

We reached a bedroom. Not the same one I had gotten ready in.

He helped me to the bed and layed me down. I pulled at his shirt to stay with me. I needed him more than ever.

There was a mess of clothes and garments thrown on the floor as we kissed and touched.

We mated over and over again. I dearly hoped that no one could hear us. We weren't interruped by any servants as we held each other close.

I started crying at some point towards the end. Everything hitting me like a semi truck.

He held me to his chest and let me have my tears.

I had ruined earth and now I had ruined my father's friendship. Although I don't know how it could have been a friendship with lies.

There was much going on and that would happen. All because of me.

Zirk rubbed my back and kept me nuzzled into his side. "It's going to be alright." He whispered into my hair.

I sighed as the tears finally stopped falling. "Everything is too much."

"I know. Crix will be taken care of. Don't worry about Crez. Link can take care of himself and will follow through if the mating is made with Selene." There was a hesitance in his voice at her name.

I moved my head to see him better. "What is it? Why do you get this way when her name is mentioned? You said there was nothing between you, at least nothing real. What actually happened?"

I wanted to know because I felt that there was more to the situation than what Zirk let on.

Why he hid it from me made me worry. Could there be feelings from him other than hers?

"A few weeks ago I met her. She had helped keep Mary and Hannah alive during the Krazr attack on the city. I could see in her head how much she hated aliens. I wanted to change her mind." He looked away from me.

"What did you do?"

"I projected an image of us. I forced the feeling of love in that. We weren't being intimate but I think it was more intimate than she could handle. I didn't even let it reach a kiss but the feeling...I shouldn't have done it." He closed his eyes. "I was being a jerk and I took it too far."

"She fell in love with you." I stated.

He nodded and opened his eyes. "I think she did. Had it been any other situation...Had I liked her that way maybe...I don't know but what I know is that I hurt her feelings. I did something that I don't think she will ever forgive. Now this."

I understood. He had hurt her heart and I was about to hurt it even worse with what would happen.

"We're quite the pair." He chuckled disheartedly. "A bitch and an ass."

I agreed completely.

"We need to get up and take care of Crix."

"What will happen to him?"

"There will be no trial. It is treason and he will be killed."

I swallowed. "How?"

"Do you remember me telling you that the expression 'fed to the sharks' is taken quite literally?"

"That means your family is going to eat him?" I asked in disgust.

He laughed then. "No. You have much to learn my princess. Just like you have non shifting animals to eat. We have sharks that's sole purpose is to bring people to justice."

"Oh."

"Yes."

I took a deep breath and sat up in bed. "Let's get this over with."


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