Remain Nameless part 27
Mickaela didn’t even know what to begin to think about what she had just heard. It was so ridiculous and unbelievable she literally burst into laughter.
“You are crazy” she shook her head from left to the right so fast it hurt “Both of you. Just…no I have no words to say I… You gotta be nuts.”
“Oh Kela Kela” Tom sent her almost sweet smile “You really think we are asking for your permission? So young, so naive” he chuckled “Let me explain it to you darling. We, me and mister Listing casually inform you about what’s gonna happen. It’s all decided and you are going to accept it like a good girl you are.”
“I’m not your property Tom” she hissed as anger hit her inside with a great power “You don’t own me. Can you hear me? Can you understand? You don’t own me!” she was on the edge of breaking down completely.
Tom gave her strange look after which he slowly walked to her so close their faces almost touched.
“You think I don’t own you? Maybe I don’t. But remember that I own Bill’s life. Remember it.” He whispered so quietly only Mickaela could hear him.
One second later he stepped back and joined Georg.
“Now I’m gonna leave you two so you can get to know each other a little bit better.” He nodded “Show your best Mickaela.”
Not saying anything more to her he shook Georg’s hand and simply stepped out of the house so Mickaela was left only with Georg, the man she didn’t know at all. And she didn’t want to know him.
She turned around and started walking towards bedroom. Her plan was to lock herself there and stay that way forever or until she could find a way to escape that hell.
“Hey wait!” Georg called after her so she stopped but didn’t bother to look at him.
“Don’t leave so fast. I want to talk to you.” He tried to sound friendly.
“We have nothing to talk about” she was very rude.
“You won’t give me even one chance Mickaela? You don’t know me.”
“And I don’t want to know you. Is that enough for you?” she finally turned around and faced him “I just don’t care anymore.”
“Don’t be so proud. What if I want to help you?”
“Help me?” she laughed very loud “You want to help me by taking me on the other side of the globe and by forcing me to marry you? Good joke. Good one” she threw in his face and ran away to the bedroom. Bitter tears attacked her eyes and she did nothing to stop them. Her pain was so real. Pain and longing for Bill.
Unwillingly she looked at Bill”s name cut on her hand and it made her choke on her own tears.
“That guy is important to you. That Bill. Do you like him?”
Mickaela didn’t even peeked at Georg who entered the room and she ignored his question totally.
“You don’t have to say anything Mickaela. I know the answer. You are in love with him”
“It’s none of your business!”
“Maybe it’s not. But I know things you have no idea about. Do you want to listen?”
Again she wanted to ignore him or say something rude but instead she couldn’t stop the curiosity from growing stronger.
“Can we sit and talk?” Georg gave her friendly look.
“Whatever” Mickaela crossed arms on the chest and stared in space. Georg sat on the bed next to her and began his monologue.
“I know Tom not since today or yesterday. And trust me he is not a bad guy. He is just…” Georg paused for a longer while “He is just lost in his own feelings and life. It started when your mother died. She was the love of his life and he needed years to accept her death. It changed him and it took the worst monster out of him”
“If you want to defend him then better stop now” she interrupted him aggressively.
“No I’m not defending him Mickaela. I’m just trying to explain you this third point.”
“He ruined Bill’s life and he killed my father! He has no heart so stop explaining me things I don’t want to understand!”
“Please” Georg continued anyway “Tom hates and loves you at the same time. You are strong part of your mother. He is not ready to lose you but he is not able to be with you too. He is torn between these feelings and they are making him go crazy”
“If he would love me he’d let me go with Bill!” she cried in unexpected pain.
“He still blames him for losing your mother. Try to understand him.”
She only shook her head that was hurting more and more.
“So he doesn’t want to love you but he can’t let you be with Bill. Anger inside him is too strong, too alive. And he won’t stop until the revenge will satisfy him”
“Tom doesn’t know how to step back. He wants you to leave with me but it doesn’t mean he will leave Bill alone in the end. You’ll be out of the picture so everything is possible to happen”
“So…” she started crying “So no matter what I do Bill will die? I can’t save him? Even if I’ll do what Tom wants me to?”
“Yes”“Georg nodded and he also seemed to be sad by the whole situation.
Mickaela lost the ability to think straight completely and she was sure she was going to pass out. Her body went out of control and if Georg wouldn’t catch her in the last second she would fell off the bed.
“No” she roared hiding in his arms “Please no. I can’t lose him…”
“Shhh” he tried to calm her down “Maybe there is a solution, something you can do”
His last words made her feel as if someone would spill the coldest water on her.
“What solution? What do you mean? Tell me everything!”
“Well. You gotta make Tom believe you do what he planned for you but you also have to be smarter and one step ahead of him. Do you understand?”
“I…”she hesitated “I guess so. But wait” she looked at him through her tearful eyes “Why would you help me? You are not my friend and you act like one. I’m not that stupid. You want something from me?”
Strange smile formed on his lips and Mickaela knew the answer already. He hadn’t come to Tom just to help. He had his own purpose.
“Let’s say you could do something for me. Yes there is one thing”
“What is this?”
“I come from Europe and my family is almost royal. Very rich and traditional. We have our rules and if something disturbs these rules then it’s not good”
“I still don’t understand” Mickaela was really confused.
“I don’t want you to marry me. No offence but you are not my type. But I need your favor. I need to take you away from here for a year. Through this time Bill will be safe. I’ll make sure about it”
“And…” she was really afraid to hear the rest of the deal.
“I’m in love with the woman who can’t give me a child. And without a child I can’t marry her. My family doesn’t know about it yet so they prepare our wedding but I know that sooner or later the truth will come out. Here comes your role. I’ll hide you for a year and you will give me a baby and we’ll pretend she was pregnant. After everything you will disappear from my life forever and I’ll make sure you won’t ever see Tom again. You will have your life with Bill. So this is my deal. Do you accept it?”
To be continued…