chapter 24

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Rosie pov:-

Edward ordered two guards to take me to the chamber, I was little hurt that he didn't want me to stay here. But I couldn't blame him also because I failed the very first test, I can't expect him to give me another chance. I didn't look up while leaving the throne room. I felt embarrassed and my eyes burned due to unshed tears but I didn't let them out, I can't risk people seeing me cry like this.

If I cried then everyone will consider me as a weak and not fit to rule. That was true I was not fit to rule. I exited the throne room. I stopped the guards near the front exit

"I will be in garden", I turned and walked out of the door before they could reply. I wanted some air to calm down myself. I reached near the garden, I looked towards the opposite side, visions of that night came flooding back in my mind but I shook my head and walked towards the swing.

My eyes blurred because of the tears and I let them loose. Without any care I ran towards the east side of the garden which leads straight towards the woods. I couldn't take it anymore. I disappointed him, now he will not want me. Who needs a embarrassing queen who doesn't know how to judge. Edward will now know that I'm not fit to be a queen and marry someone who was taught how to be a queen. A loud sob escaped me as I thought about him marrying another women.

I know I'm over analysing things but I can't think straight. I disappointed him, I didn't have the strength to face him. I didn't want to listen to him saying about how I disappointed him and failed the test, I can't hear it from him.

I stopped to catch my breath and looked around to see that I was now in the woods, by the look of it I think I'm deep inside the woods. The trees were very tall and the leaves blocked the sun light. I slapped my forehead in frustration, how could I be so stupid. I walked back in the same direction I ran but it was for no use, every place looked the same and I was officially lost.

I tried to find the way but I gave up after an hour or so. The sun was setting and the already dark forest was becoming more darker. I screamed for help hoping someone could hear me but it was useless. I gave up on all the options, now I only have to wait for Edward to realize that I'm not there and come in search of me.

I saw a tree nearby which was a little small compared to others, so I climbed up on the tree with difficulty and sat in the second branch which was quite high from the ground. It was the only thing I could do to keep myself safe. I'm aware of the danger I was in and with the situations I was before, I thought it was good for me to be not seen. I covered myself with the leaves so others couldn't find me but I can see from here so if Edward or someone I recognize, I could call them for help.

I sat there and watched the sun setting. It was calm and soothing up here. A part of me was still scared but a part of me was relaxed. For some time I forgot about everything, all insecurities and all the worries. It became fully dark now as the sun fully settled. I didn't dare to make any sound because the forest was completely silent. I was praying for Edward to find me quickly.


I opened my eyes when I heard a twig snap. I may have fallen asleep while waiting. The forest now was fully dark and completely silent. I looked around searching for the sound but I couldn't find anything. I leaned back against the tree and closed my eyes. I felt myself drifting off to sleep again.


I felt as if someone watching me, I was half asleep and half awake. Some thing ran through my hair and on my waist. I groaned at the disturbance and opened my eyes, I gasped when my eyes met dark grey eyes, all the sleep flew away. Edward was sitting before me on the tree branch, his hand which was in my hair stopped moving his fingers in my hair. I leaned into the tree moving away from his touch. He looked sad at my actions and kept his hand on his lap.
I bought my knees to my chest and wrapped my hands around. I kept my head on my knees turning away from him.

"Little rose", Edward whispered softly after few minutes which felt like hours. I didn't respond but I was glad and in relief that he found me. I don't know what I would do if he didn't find me. I was not angry on him but on me. I didn't have the courage to look at him without crying like a weak, which I was. I failed him, That was the only thing running on my mind. I didn't know how to respond to him now.

"Rose", he sighed and put his hand on the top of my head. He rubbed my hair softly and that was enough for me to break down. Tears rolled out of my eyes, I cried on my knees hiding away from his eyes. I felt Edward shifting and soon I found myself lifted off the branch and kept on his lap. I sat straddling him with both of my legs either side of his. My hands wrapped around his neck for the support. I leaned my head on his shoulder. He nuzzled his nose in my neck and inhaled my scent deeply. Even while crying, I blushed red.

"I'm sorry", I whispered softly after few minutes of crying in his arms. He pulled away from me and kissed me passionately and hungrily. I kissed him back with the same passion pouring all my insecurities in the kiss. I felt hope building in me that he is not going to leave me. He pulled away and cupped my face in his hand.

"There is nothing for you to be sorry, my little rose. But don't run away like this next time, okay? Its not safe for you", I nodded my head quickly, he laughed at my actions. He wrapped my legs around his waist and in one swift moment, he jumped from the branch. I squealed loudly and closed my eyes in scare. He just chuckled at me, I playfully slapped his chest and glared at him. He gave no heed to my glare but just started walking with me in his arms clinging like a monkey.

"Yes, that you are", Edward said laughing, I looked at him confused but he just smirked smugly and tapped his fingers on my forehead. I mentally slapped myself that just now I remembered about our mind link. I groaned and leaned my head on his shoulder feeling embarrassed. He might have listened to all the things that was running in my mind from yesterday.

"That I have"


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