Chapter 145

Astrid POV

My mind was like a ship adrift in a foggy sea as I woke up. Everything felt unfamiliar. The surroundings were blurry and my head was spinning. “Argh!” I winced when I tried to get up, a pain lancing through my head.

“Stay still!” A deep, hoarse voice drifted from somewhere as I tried to focus my eyes. My body felt so heavy and sluggish that I flopped back on the pillow. My thoughts were scattered as confusion set in. I was unable to piece the puzzle together about what was happening to me.

The recollection of being consumed by fire filled me with a lingering terror. The enormity of what happened was too much to process, leaving me in a state of disbelief. It was like I was going to die. Perhaps I was dead, and it was my angel who was towering over me. I focused to see who it was and found Kael looking at me intensely.

Relief flooded my chest through the darkness seeing him. Too many questions flooded my mind: How did I get out? Who rescued me? Where were Uncle and Aunt?

“Baby girl?” Kael’s soft voice had a layer of deep worry. He cupped my cheek, brushing his thumb on my skin. I could sense the fear trapped inside his chest, which was pounding wildly. “Are you okay?”

I nodded, as I noticed the surrounding sound. Sounds of machines beeping and soft murmurs filled the space.

“You were gone…” I said through a parched throat.

“Shhh…” he said, putting his finger on my lips. Then he leaned over me and picked a glass of water to give me. He propped up my head with his hand and brought the glass to my lips for me to have water. I gulped it and let the cool sensation of liquid heal my soul.

Once I drank it, instinctively Kael’s brows furrowed as if to check whether I had more injuries. His gaze scanned my body and when his eyes were back to me, he said, “You got one bruise on your thigh. It’s minor and you’ll be fine in a day.”

“Who saved me?” I asked.

His eyes were filled with gratitude and warmth when he said, “My dad.”

me. “Your

up. I followed his gaze and saw two exquisite people talking to my aunt and uncle. They looked at us and immediately

fixed on me, speaking of nothing but

came to stand next to his son, their eyes on me. I gave them a smile. “Thank you,” I said to Logan. And I had to say that this man was so handsome at his age that he looked like Adonis walking on earth. No wonder his children were so beautiful. Kael and Toren were just as tall as their dad and had all the beautiful features blended with their mom and dad. How could two people give birth to

Then he curled his arms around Kylie and said to Kael.

“Sure!” Kael breathed.

contain his anger. “Did you see who tried to burn the house? Did that person know you were in the house? I

me feel… happy. It made me feel wanted by him. Taking a deep breath in to stop my tears, I said, “I don’t know. I was in Kael’s room, arranging our books after he had left, when suddenly, I heard

are confirmed. There was someone out there who wanted to kill you. He or she was hiding around the house and lit the fire as soon as they saw the opportunity. But the question is, who was

him. “Let the police do their work and don’t scare Astrid. She is already in

to the police. I want

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Gun

I was out for a

rushed inside. “Astridddd!” Briana hugged me as Nate stood with his mother. “Girl, we were so

Bree hissed.

family. “I don’t know…” I said. “Tracy had come

Nate

them.” I narrated the story to them. Feeling tired,

needs rest,” Bree said. “Out, both of

said, opening my

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