Chapter 8

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Chapter 8 (This picture is dedicated to Skylar's father)

{Skylar}
"Skylar do you accept the duties and responsibilities that come with you being a Luna?" My father asks and I look up at him. I can see the pure hatred in his eyes and, if I'm being completely honest...it hurt, I think of every last awful thing that he did to me. "Yes, I accept the duties and responsibilities that come with me being a Luna." I say and see my father set his jaw. "Do you promise to protect the young, the old, the heartfelt, and the heartless?" My father asks next and I nod my head. "I promise to protect the young, the old, the heartfelt, and the heartless." I say with as much power in my voice as I can. "Do you promise to treat everyone fairly, care for those who need it, and punish those who deserve it?" My father asks the last question and I smirk. "I promise to treat everyone fairly, care for those who need it, and punish those who deserve it." I answer and stand up to face my father. "Then by the power invested in me...I hear by appoint you, Skylar, as the new Luna. May you live on forever and the Moon Goddess protect you." My father says and places my mother's crown on top of my head. Everyone in the castle rejoices except for me and my father. I try to reach out to him, but he steps back like I'm poison. "Father...dad...I did nothing but love you." I say as I try to reach out to him again. "I wanted a son NOT you! I NEVER loved you! Now you will die because of your ignorance!" He spits out at me and runs off. I look down at myself with disgust before I take off to my room.

I run into my room and slam the door before I break down into sobs. I'm sitting on my bed when Conner quietly walks in. He sits down beside me and takes me in his arms. "What happened up there, Skylar?" He asks quietly and I cry even harder. "You need to breath, Skylar." He says and I take a few deep breaths. "M-my f-father s-s-said t-that h-he d-didn't w-w-want me! H-he s-said t-that h-h-h-he w-w-wanted a s-s-s-son i-i-instead o-o-of m-me!" I manage to get out and cry even harder and Conner tightens his arms around me. "He said that to you?!" Conner growls out and rocks me back and forth. "I want you Skylar. I care about you. I'll give you all of the love that you'll ever need." He says in a very serious tone and I nod my head. "I know that you will, but I just wish that I knew why he hated me. I always tried to be the perfect daughter for him, but I just couldn't." I say and lean into his chest and sigh. Conner and I hear a knock on my door and I pick up my mother's scent. "It's my mom." I say and Conner reluctantly lets go of me to open the door. My mom walks in and pulls me into a hug. "Conner can you go and get the rest of the boys please? And André too. My father said that I would die because of my ignorance and I honestly doubt that he'll let you guys go." I ask and he nods before he leaves the room. "Is it true that my father wanted a boy instead of me?" I ask and my mom slowly nods her head. "I'm afraid so. I'm so sorry. That's why I gave you as much love as I could." She says and I hug her around her waist. "Thank you for loving me momma." I mutter and she laughs. "It's my job honey, but I'd do it all over again." She says and the rest of the boys come into the room. "André go get Victoria because I'm leaving and you're coming with me." I say and he makes a mad dash out of the room. "Where are you going?" My mom asks as the boys start to pack up. "We're going back home momma. I would take you but he won't kill you." I say and she nods her head. "You plan on killing him don't you?" My mom asks and I look down. "Yes momma." I answer and she walks closer to me. "If you kill him then you kill me too." She says and gives me one last hug before she leaves the room. "Are we done packing Conner?" I ask and he nods his head. We take our suitcases and meet André and Victoria at the front of the castle. "Thank you." I whisper in Conner's ear and he nods his head. Before we leave the castle I find my mother looking right at me and I know that I'll have to find another way to take over without killing my father.

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