Back in her room, Stephanie sat on her bed and sighed. She hated Sith sending Blaze on such a dangerous mission. Yes maybe it was only a school, but Faelyn´s hate for Kindroth and vice versa was almost entirely plausible and if by chance Blaze was found by the Faelyn rebels he would get attacked.
Biting her lower lip, she took a deep breath and slowly opened the envelope. Inside there was a letter as expected, but there was also a red ruby ring, a very expensive one at a first glance. "Hmm?", she gently took it out and inspected it on her palm. It was a silver ring,with a ruby shaped as a rose on top, the sides were lined with white sparkling diamonds, small and shiny. Still admiring such a beauty, she unfolded the letter.
How long has it been since we have held each other?
Countless nights I have pondered about forgiving you from the hideous crime you committed. But no matter how much I try, its useless. You have broken my heart in pieces and its unrepairable.
However... I want to show you that I still trust you. I decided to invite you personally. You see... Im holding a promise ceremony in which I will give Alyssa, my one and only true love, a ring of promise. That ring is the same one im sending in the letter.
I know you asked for my forgiveness and I´ll give you it, but not without putting you on this test. Three nights from this one, you are to change into a beautiful dress and leave Faelyn at 8:00 pm. in the night, sharp. My right hand, Blaze will be waiting for you outside. He will guide you into a secret passage and inside our institution.
You are to give the ring yourself to my beloved, with a smile of course. Every person present will know the story of your murder and hate you for it but they agreed they will forgive you when you hand the ring. After that, you are welcome to celebrate the night away with us and your new found kindroth friends.
I know it may sound cruel, but you must understand that my fellow kindroth students have a huge grudge against you and they are seeking to destroy you. Im doing this for you Stephanie. For them to leave you alone...
So please... assist.
Hope to see you that night and take care of the ring.
~~ Sith Kindroth
The letter was crumpled as soon as the girl finished reading. Warm salty tears began falling from her violet eyes, running slowly down her cheek and over her lap. How could he do this to her? She hadn´t done anything to him as she had tried to explain countless times. But the body was there, and the blood was on her hands and there was no way to prove the contrary.
Stephanie stood up quickly and left her room for the second time that night. She was right, the feeling of uneasiness that invaded her since that morning was the warning that something bad was approaching and she had ignored it.
The air was cold that night, and her body began to tremble when the girl went out to the courtyard. Before her, the gardens extended, far far away. She followed the usual path, the one leading to her favorite place by an angel shaped fountain. A place well hidden by thick bushes and flowers. She had found it once by chance, back when Sith had declared his love for her and no matter how much she pleaded, he came to visit her every night in secret. hey had found it together, and it held so many memories that Stephanie treasured with her heart.
Gazing up at the sky, she sat down on the hard rim of the fountain. Her long dress flapping with the wind. She realized she wouldn´t make it in time for her classes tomorrow... it was impossible to sleep tonight. It was a night to remember, memories of love, friendship, pain , and murder... Yes, it was better not to go, at least to her first class.