Chapter 20

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Chapter 20 {I finally got to Chapter 20 y'all! Yay!}

{Skylar}
I wake up the next morning and see Connor next to me with a small smile on his face. His eyes are closed and he has one arm wrapped around my waist and the other arm wrapped around my neck lightly. The position in comfortable and I turn around to look at him. I kiss his nose and see his eyes open up before a large smile replaces his small one.

"Good morning Skylar. How are you feeling?" He asks quietly and I smile as I wrap my arms around his neck and pull him closer to me. "I'm doing better than I was yesterday, but I'm still a little tired." I answer honestly and he nods his head. "I need to go and see my mom to make sure that she's okay." I mumble to myself as I get up. "Want me to go with you?" Conner asks and I shrug my shoulders. "Sure. If you want."

{A few minutes later}
"Mom! Where are you?!" I call out as Conner and I walk into my childhood home/castle. "I'm right here Skylar!" She calls and Conner and I follow her voice to the kitchen. She's bent over the stove making eggs when she turns around to look at us with a sad smile and a tired expression on her face. "Good morning mom. Why are you in the kitchen?" I ask as I take a seat in a stool that came with the island before Conner joins me. "I was hungry and wanted some eggs...so here I am in the kitchen making eggs." She answers before she turns her attention to Conner.

"Conner, would you like some eggs?" She asks and Conner nods his head. "Yes ma'am." He replies and I smile as I watch him. She hands him a plate full of eggs and he smiles as he starts to eat. "What would you like to eat, Skylar?" She asks and I shake my head. "I'm good momma. I'll eat later." I answer and she nods her head before she looks at Conner. "Conner, please make sure that she eats." My mom says and he nods his head since he can't talk because his mouth is full of food. I smile and kiss him on the cheek before he goes back to eating.

"Mom...what are we going to do with my father?" I ask as we walk into the study with Conner behind us. We take a seat around the table and just look at each other. "Well he can't stay here if you want him to live." Conner says and I nod my head and so does my mother. "I think that it's best if we leave. I'll come and visit you whenever I can Skylar, but I need Ben to live...he's my reason to live and you want to kill him. I understand the reasons why, but I need him like you need Conner." My mother says softly and I nod my head with a sad smile. "I'm sorry mom, but that's the way that things are. I understand that you have to leave, so I'll give you a permanent pardon." I whisper softly and Conner gets up. "I'll prepare your father and your husband to be moved, Skylar and Skylar's mother. It'll give you both time before she has to go Skylar." Conner says quietly before he leaves the room.

I look at her and sigh. "I'm sorry that it has to be this way mom." I whisper softly and she nods her head before she takes a seat closer to me. "I'm sorry, I did not mean to hurt my little girl. It's beyond me, I can not carry the wait of the heavy world." She sings softly and pulls me into a hug. I start to cry on her shoulder and she pats my hair. "I'm sorry momma. I tried to be strong...I really did." I mutter and she just coos. "It's not your fault baby. You never deserved anything that he did to you, and I wish that I didn't love him as much as I do." She says and I nod my head before I pull away from her.

"I can't do this on my own momma. How am I supposed to run this pack? This territory?" I ask with fresh tears in my eyes. "You'll figure it out baby. I know that you will. Look at me? I ran this pack for years before you came along, and I did it alone." She says and I nod my head and smile...finding some courage in myself that wasn't there before, or that I'm just now noticing. I give her one last tight hug and let go. She gets into the car with my father in the back, who's unconscious, and I lean against the car door. "He'll be out for a while. Bye momma." I say and watch her drive off.

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