Masquerade ~Part 14
Whoa. That felt so weird to write “part 14” up there! This is quite long, isn’t it? 😉
Ready for some heartbreak? Good, good. Then here we go….
After being knocked out and dragged mercilessly to the dungeon, I found myself half wishing Liesel would come down and half wishing she wouldn’t.
Oh, Liesel…. Ever since our talk in the field, I thought of her more than ever. I longed to be with her, but knew I had to get used to us being apart. She was a married woman, after all, and I had to respect that.
“Enjoying your stay?” A familiar voice said that snapped me out of my thoughts. Jeremiah. I looked and saw him staring at me intently, his hand on the hilt of his sword.
“What do you want?” I inquired with disgust.
“To offer you a choice. Either you confess to the world that you killed Liesel’s father and stay in the dungeon for eternity, or I kill you. The choice is yours.” Jeremiah said, his voice hoarse.
“I choose…. To confess. To confess that I am the witness and that you had her father killed. And even more than that, I’ll tell them all about your secret gambling establishment in the next kingdom, hidden deep under the ground. And all you hold dear will be taken from you – your life.” I growled.
Jeremiah pulled out his sword and pointed it towards me. “You’d better watch what you say, Edmund. You have one last chance. Now what do you choose?!” He bellowed.
I stumbled to get up and stepped closer to him and said, “I choose vengeance.”
Jeremiah placed his sword under my chin and stared at me with gritted teeth. “I know you want to kill me, so why don’t you?” I asked, testing his courage. “I think you’re afraid, you’re afraid to kill someone yourself. That’s why you had Frederic do your dirty work for you, isn’t it?”
“Stop!” Liesel yelled as she rushed in. Surely the sight of her husband pointing a sword at her old beau was an awkward sight.
“Jeremiah, what’s going on? Why is Edmund locked up?” She inquired.
“He blames me for murdering your father! If this gets out, I could be murdered myself! He’s a scoundrel!” Jeremiah growled.
I saw the shock in Liesel’s eyes, though she was trying to hide it. “A moment alone please, Jeremiah.” Liesel requested and he stomped off.
“Edmund, is what Jeremiah said true? You think he killed my father?” She asked.
“Liesel, I know this must be hard for you to comprehend, but you have to believe me. Jeremiah had him killed!” I insisted.
“Oh, Edmund…” She turned her head away and became silent. “Liesel, it’s true.” I said.
She closed her eyes and stood completely still. I could tell she was trying not to cry, I had seen her do this before.
“Why would he have my father killed?” She asked after a moment of silence.
“Because he owed him money that he couldn’t pay. Jeremiah owns a secret gambling establishment that your father used to go to. It’s where he lost everything and why you and your mother had to move away in order to escape the debts.” I explained and I saw a tear trickle down her cheek.
“Edmund.” She said as she reached her hand through the bars. I leaned closer and she placed her fingers on my cheek. “Edmund I want to believe you. But I can’t.” She said, her voice cracking.
I instantly backed away and looked at her in shock. “Why don’t you believe me? Do you really trust Jeremiah, a man you barely know, more than me?”
“It just seems kind of funny to me that you suddenly show up shortly after I marry him, ask my forgiveness, and then accuse Jeremiah of murdering my father. It’s like you’re trying to break us apart. Like you’re trying to win me back. But that can’t happen, Edmund. I made a vow and I intend to keep it.”
Tears began to blur my vision. I turned away and whispered, “Leave me.” And she left.
How could she accuse me of such a thing? Her words stung me. It was a pain unlike any I had felt before. She didn’t trust me anymore. And now I didn’t know where my fate lied….
*sigh* I need to go hug Weston/Edmund.
Stay tuned for another part coming soon! 😀
YES! MASQUERADE!! WOO-HOOOOOO!!!! *party music*
Poor Edmund…. HOW COULD YOU, LEISEL? XD
OH YEAH!!! *parties with you*
I know!! She’s so terrible… XD
W-w-whaaaaa?!?! NO!!! GAH – HELP ME JACLYNN! *sobs*
OH NO!!! NOT AGAIN!!! *hands you donuts and dark chocolate* Better now?! XD
*takes deep breaths* *grabs donuts and chocolate* Yes yes…better now. XD
Oh no!!!! ? Poor Weston/ Edmund, please give him a big hug, Jaclynn!! I need to read the next part so bad!!! ? ?
~ Charity ?
Oh sure thing! I’ll give him an extra big hug from you! ;D
LOL! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! I’ll try to have it up in a couple of days! 🙂
I think I’m going to go crazy! I NEED to know what happens next!
I’m so glad you’re excited! 🙂
I NEED MORE!!!!
LOL! The next part is coming soon! 😀
Jaclynn, you’re so evil. XD JK but this is REALLY keeping me on the edge of my seat.
Aaah… The satisfaction of being evil. XD
Yay! I’m so glad to hear you say that! 😀
I need more! This is AMAZING!!!!
Awe, thanks, Mya!! 🙂
Also, can you maybe make posters for this series? I would totally hang them in my dollhouse. ? And poor Edmund? ~Mya
Absolutely!! I’ll get to work on that ;D
Yay! Thanks! I may even make a few posters/edits of the most dramatic pictures in this series… LOL ~Mya
No problem! 😀 Ooh!! I’d love to see those if you do make them! You can email them to me or post them on your blog 🙂
Your stories are seriously the BEST ❤️❤️❤️
Also, I love how you used the chair for the dungeon bars, so creative 🙂
Awe, wow! Thank you SO much! 😀
Thanks! I’m glad we have chairs like that for me to use 🙂
Oh poor Edmund! What is he going to do? He’s in real trouble now! Maybe the prince will let him go? But that’s not likely, because usually royalty get what they want in the end. He has to escape, but how?? Love this series!
ginnie / http://www.fakingitmostly.com
Hehe! I love all your thoughts! I guess you’ll just have to wait and see 😉
Thanks so much! 🙂
aaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuuuugggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME???!!!! I need the next part NOW!!!!
LOLOL! Becaaaaaussseee…. Cliffhangers are fun! XD
I should have it up tomorrow 🙂
ONAHXISN Mcfkeba. Oops I forgot I need to speak actual words. This episode was absolutely AMAZING!!! The drama in this series has me on the edge of my seat. Bravo, Jaclynn!
LOL! That was great XD
Awe, wow! Thank you so much, Grace! 😀
Oh my goodness part 15 hurry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOL! It should be up tomorrow! 🙂
:O :O :O What?!
;_; Wow. I didn’t need my heart anyway. 🙂
I love how the jail is an upside down chair! 😀
<3 , IrishAG
LOL! Thanks, IrishAG! 🙂
Oh… oh dear… I need the next part soon please. Keep up your courage, Edmund! Things’ll work out… I hope…
Ah, yes… You hope… 😉