Because they thought they were better than her and she owed them.
The knowledge my father was broken, my mother murdered, and an unknown sister given away at birth.But things did get easier.
Tex slowly grew used to Threads and Jethro together. Hed watch them touch and whisper and even he couldnt deny their love was pure.Jethro had been a cocksucker; hed hurt my sister and almost destroyed my family¸ but hed done everything in his power to fix his wrongs and ensure he earned the right to forgiveness. It helped that he loved Threads so fucking much. He lit up around her. He became more around her. He breathed because of her.In a way, I was fucking jealous. Hed stolen her from me completely. They shone around each other, and when I caught him watching her, the aching adoration in his gaze made me admit Nila was lucky.
She would never be alone or unloved again. Shed met the one who would be there for her through night and day, happy and sad, bad and good.He would be there for her even when death came for them.
I, on the other hand, grew restless living on someone elses turf. I loved patching my family back together and enjoyed the night chats I had with Jasmine. But I missed the magic of London, the thrill of running the company—the real world.
I returned to my apartment in the city a couple of weeks after Kestrels funeral. Tex moved back to the family home, returning to the factory as if nothing life-changing had happened. Jethro had given me an open invitation to come and stay at the Hall as often as I liked. And Nila said shed miss me but her place was now with her Hawk.We entered the wing. However, instead of taking her to bed, I gave her a key.
Standing at the base of a small staircase leading to a storage floor above, her black eyes met mine with confusion. Whats this?I smiled softly, wrapping her fingers around the key. The past week Ive managed to put some of my past behind me. Its time for you to do the same. Gathering her in a hug, I murmured, Time to let the past go so we can all move on and heal.
I didnt want to think about what shed find up there. She had to face it. Just like Id faced Cut.She let me hug her, her desire for me building the longer we touched. I couldnt put this off anymore. Id already put it off too long.