The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Matthew (Book 2) Chapter 14 Memories

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After an awkward moment of staring and longing for each other they pulled away.

Matthew stilled wanted to show her how powerful he was. He wanted to impress this fairy.

He snapped his fingers and he was dry, “See no need.” He said with a cocky smiles. For some reason he wanted to impress this fairy. He snapped his fingers and he was dry in that instant. “See no need.”

Maurelle was impress, just as Matthew had hoped she would be. Her eyes told him everything she was thinking.

“You liked that didn’t you.” He said again being rather cocky.

“Well maybe a little but as you can see I did just dry myself and I was the one who made it rain.” She lied though. She did like it. She was taunting him now as she spun in her green dress.

Matthew was enthralled by her. “What’s your name?” He asked as he leaned against the tree admiring her beauty.

Maurelle was self conscience as she noticed how he was looking at her. He’s eyes were like that of a hungry wolf ready to strike. She wasn’t sure if the longing she saw in his eyes was that of love of something quite sinister. “My name is Maurelle and yours?” She asked hoping if he spoke more if would reveal his intentions She could feel some sense of connection to this man and some part of her was hoping he felt the same.

“Maurelle.” He said this out loud but he meant to say it to himself. The name seemed so familiar to him.

Maurelle nodded as he said her name.

“Matthew, my name is Matthew. I’m in town visiting family. My son goes to school here.”

As he said his name is it was as if something inside of her awaken. Yes, Matthew I know you. I love you. She didn’t know where all those feelings came from or why but they all crashed as soon as he said son. “Oh you have a son.” She tried not to sound upset but she felt get despair when he said son. The thoughts of what she lost came crashing back to her again.

“Yes, I do.” He wondered why she looked so upset. Since his time in the Shadow Realm he had closed off most of his pleasant feelings. It left him with nothing but anger and resentment. However being near Maurelle made him feel something that he has not been able to feel in a long time. He felt love.

“Are you alright? He asked her wondering why she looked so sad.

Maurelle didn’t know what was wrong. “Oh don’t worry about me. I’ll be fine.” She lied however. She didn’t know what to tell him. Her life was full of pain and loss, but how could she tell him that she didn’t and couldn’t remember. She wanted to tell him everything but she was afraid.

He couldn’t help but worry about her. “I’m sorry I just can’t do that.”

The answer puzzled her. “You have a family to take care of and I’m just some girl you meet in the woods.:

He would not let this stand this for he knew she was much more than that. He took her hands, “You know you are much more than just some girl crying in the woods” It had to be her. Why would I feel this way if she wasn’t?

Maurelle blushed. She couldn’t deny their connection but he had an family and she did not. “I don’t remember much of anything. My entire life is one big mystery.”

This caught Matthew by surprise as he too had some memory issues. “I was married once, well I guess I still am.” He didn’t know how to explain this.

“I died. There was a car accident.   My wife and son were in the car with me at the time. He survived.”

“The son who is in town?”

“Yes, that’s him. His name is Shawn but they call him Justin here.”

Maurelle had a strange feeling when he spoke of his wife. Her heart was racing.

“I don’t remember anything about her. I can’t even see her face I know I love her but she could be standing right in front of me and I wouldn’t know it.”

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