25. Will They Accept Me?
"Lusetta, what the hell happened? Why did they take you" I asked, hoping to get a straightforward answer. "It was my coronation night. The night I was to be named Queen Of The Darkness. But, I ran and so they had to come back and get me. Me and my brother had to fight for the entity that gives us power over everything in our realm and I won, so I am now queen!" I was now in love with a queen and the weird thing was that she loved me back. But, was she still the same Lusetta that I had fallen in love with?
They all looked so confused once I had told them what had happened. Zayn even looked at me like I was a stranger to him... Like he didn't even know me anymore. "Zayn... Guys... It's still me. I'm still the Lusetta that you know and love. I haven't changed... I promise..." They still looked at me skeptically, but soon enough, Zayn approached me. "I'll be the judge of that.." He said in a deep and foreboding voice. He leaned in to kiss me, but I recoiled and began backing away from him. "It's like you don't trust me anymore..." He went to grab my hand, but I pulled it away. "Lu, it's not that we don't trust you, it's that we don't know what they could've done to you... We don't trust them..." A few lone tears fell from my eyes. I understood what they were worried about, but it still hurt me. "Well, I for one think she's still the girl that we all accepted into the team and the same girl that will always be one of us." Anna said as she walked over and gave me a hug which I returned. "Yea, nothing could ever change her enough for me not to trust her." Niall piped up, walking over. "I didn't in the beginning, but I'd trust her with my life now." Harry said as he walked over and took Anna's hand as she let go of me. "I know that I haven't known you that long... But, I still trust you and I hope that is worth something..." Haley called as she led Louis over to me as he smiled at me and nodded his head. Liam was the last to walk over and he said nothing. "Liam... I know that you don't like me... I don't think you ever have... But, can you just tell me what I did wrong? What I did to make you hate me?" He looked at me and his eyes were filled with pain and sorrow. "I will tell you soon, but only when we are alone..." I nodded and told everyone that we needed a little while alone to speak. As soon as we were alone, I turned to him and sighed. "Start talking." I said in a quiet and calm voice. He groaned and looked at me. "Lusetta... You remind me a lot of a girl I used to love... So, whenever I see you, it hurts..."