Chapter Twenty-Four: Answers

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(Y/n's) POV

"Wrong name, love." Leo said, the heel of his shoe clicking on the floor. He sat there at the corner of the room with the red comfy couch, watching me as my nightmare's swallow me whole. "I think not." I hissed. My back stiffened, keeping up the portrait of being strong. Though, my insides were quivering and would soon fall apart. He looked behind me, and I could see a smirk forming on his lips.

A sigh escaped from his lips, pondering on whatever the hell was behind me. I turned around and was horrified to see that he was pondering about the 'family' portrait. It made me bite my lip down and draw out blood from letting the laugh escape. I wanted to laugh, to laugh at his dream just as he laughed at my life while it falls apart because of him. But instead of bursting into laughter, I gave him a menacing stare.

He looked back at me, his eyes soft. He got up from the chair and walked towards me, "Don't you think it would be nice to start a family, (y/n)?" he asked. I kept his stare and it was my turn to smirk, "Yes, yes it would be," I nod in agreement as I took a glance at the portrait. I looked back at him "But I don't see you in the portrait though." my smirk disappeared and turned into a sarcastic frown.

"Now, now (y/n) don't you think it would be nice to hide that sassiness of yours?" he put a hand on my chin and lift my head up to meet with his eyes. I made a 'tsk' sound, I wrapped my hand around his wrist that was underneath my chin and pushed him away with full force.

He stumbled back an inch, but his eyes says it all. He was taken aback from the sudden action I just did. "I control my own body," I said sternly. I got up from the bed and walked up the desk, I wanted answers and see if my gut feeling was right. "Leo" I said his name as I opened the drawer, "Yes, my love?" he answered rather quickly and took a step forward.

And before I could take the album out, hands were wrapped around me. Leo pulled me away from the desk and closed the opened drawer as he wrapped his other hand on my hand. I could feel his breath on my neck, it tickled. The room was silent and the only thing I could heard was the thumping of my heart and the fear swallowing me whole, I wanted to scream or do something.

But I hid it all, at least I try to. He leaned close to my hear as I hear his breathing echoing through me. "Do not open that drawer, (y/n)." he warned, and I know that I heard an intimate growl coming from him. I turned to look at him as I furrow my brow, "I already know what's inside there, and I want answers." I broke free from his hands and stepped back to give us some distance.

I ran to the desk and took out the album, throwing it in front of him as tremendous of pictures began to scramble on the floor. I pointed down at them and looked up at Leo, "I want answers to all this. How did you know me when I did not know you?" I asked, my eyes betraying my own bring as a tear fell down on my cheek.

Leo's eyes darken, as if I just unlocked a secret from him. He began to look intimidating, and it made me want to run. But I stayed put and stiffened my back. "Answer me, Leo!" I screamed as my patience began to be weary. Suddenly, he began to laugh. It grew louder and louder, until tears began to sting my eyes. I heard that familiar maniacally laugh before, and it echoed through my head. My nightmare was turning into a reality, my knees wanted to crash down on the floor and weep but I did not obey.

"It was such a long time ago, (y/n). My objectives were done, I only wanted you but hell got better plans for me and instead I got to marry you. Oh! isn't that great darling?" his laugh only grew worse. "I didn't have to do any extra work to make you stay because you are legally mine." he whispered, but I heard him loud and clear.

"Well you got to step up your game man, because even the devil himself knows that quote of yours will soon die out." I hissed back. I stepped forward and picked a piece of photograph of me sleeping, it made me shiver at the fact that this was ever taken. I look up at him and could not help but frown.

"My parents knew, don't they?" I asked, but I struggled. I wanted to choke myself with my own words. He smirked again and began to laugh as he took the photo from my hand, crumbling it with his tight fist and throwing it away. "So now you know (y/n). I married such a smart woman, I feel flattered," he joked. He sat down on a chair and crossed his legs.

"You see (y/n), there's a lot more you need to know. But good luck to that." he winked, I felt a wave of cringe when he winked at me. It did not flattered me in any way. I clenched my fist and held my grudge to do such a reckless move, for I know myself that it would just be a dumb move.

He sigh out of boredom and stood up, adjusting his tie and sleeves. He walked up to me and kissed my cheek. "Don't worry (y/n), I'll hunt down Zach. You seem to miss him." he whispered through my ears as it tickles my neck with his minty breath. I bit down on my bottom lip, I felt like my face lost its own colors but I kept my composure. I was not scared for myself, but for Zach.

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