The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Matthew (Book 2) Chapter 37 Matthew Confesses to Maurelle

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Maurelle knew she had a connection to Shawn, but she didn’t know why until now. It was comforting to know why they had this connection. She looked at Matthew who was ready to leave. “Please don’t leave.” She pleaded with him.

“Maurelle, I have to protect you and Shawn.”

“Shawn, I wish I had memories of him.” She said.

“You will. I’ll see to it. Just know I love you and I would die for you.”

She realized just how much he loved her. “You did. The Shadow Realm. Oh, Matty.” She smiles as tears of joy, of guilt and of love ran down her face. She was astonished by his deeds. He sold himself to this darkness to come back to them. “You did it all to protect us. To get back to us.”

“You and Shawn are the most important people in my life. That why I have to go now. I have to complete my plans of everything I did would be for nothing.”

She tried to smile but she couldn’t. Her lips quivered. “I love you. I just found you. I don’t want to lose you again.”

He sighed. He didn’t want to leave either. He turned and walked into the kitchen. Maurelle was not dark enough and before he could stay here full time she needed to be dark. The longer he stayed with her the more darkness came into his heart.

She followed behind him wondering what he was thinking.

Matthew made coffee. He went through the motions as he thought of a way to make her darker. He still held the heart she gave him in his pocket but that wouldn’t do anything. The necklace. Yes the Necklace from the depths of the ocean.

He looked at Maurelle, “I don’t think you will agree with the things I’ve done or the things I have yet to do.”

“But I’ve been to The Shadow Realm. I know what it can do. Matthew please let me help you.” She took his hands as he was waiting for his coffee. “I don’t remember what I was like before but I can tell you I am not the same. I to have darkness.”

He knew she did, but he acted surprised. She may have darkness but not enough. “You, how could you have any darkness?” He watched her as his mouth watered. Any tale of darkness made him excited. He couldn’t wait to hear about Maurelle’s darkness.

Maurelle however was ashamed unlike Matthew. “I would rather not say. It’s awful.”

He smiled, “Well I hope you can tell me one day. Never be ashamed Mar. Everything you did you did to survive. Just like I did. You and I are the same.”

She forced a smile. She tried to forget the things she did. Everything about her father she tried to forget, but she suspected he was the reason she couldn’t remember her past. Her father has made her life horrible. “Maybe you’re right.”

“I know I am.” She sighed. “I guess I can stay here, but I need time to work.”

She smiles, “Matthew, we’re family and family sticks together. No matter what.”

He touched her face softy hoping that she will remember that one day. “Yes we do.” He poured her a cup of coffee. “I won’t stay away long.” He knew the years she spent with her father had darkened her soul but not enough. He need her to be darker. He kept saying this to himself wondering how he would do it. “You are my queen. Maurelle you are the Queen of the Shadow Realm now.”

Something inside of her lit up inside of her. As if a seed had grown a feeling of warmth from the love she felt for him but also fear.

Matthew saw the look in her eyes. He smiled. “I’ll call you when I’m on my way back.” He knew Shawn would come to see her, but he also knew Shawn wouldn’t want to see him. Not now anyway.

Maurelle gave him the same look of confusion as she gave Justin when he said he would call her. “I don’t know what you mean.”

Matthew laughed, “Oh right. I guess you forgot what that is.” He waves his hand on the table and a cell phone appears. He sits next to her with him coffee and teaches her how to use it. “This way I can call you and it will give Shawn enough time to leave.” He wanted Shawn to come to Maurelle. He needed them to be connected. “I told you I did things you wouldn’t like.” He sighed as he looked at her. “Shawn will have dreams. I need him to know what I did in the Shadow Realm. I want you and him by my side.”

Maurelle was terrified for Shawn. “What did you do?” She loved Matthew but right now she was more concerned for her son.

“I gave him dreams. He will have nightmares of my tasks and all the things I did in the Shadow Realm.” He knew she didn’t like this. He could tell by the despair on her face. He got up to leave. “Just press my name on the phone to call me. I put a spell up on the house to keep it at about 70 degrees.” He looked back at her. “I know you can’t take the cold. I love you my fairy.”

Maurelle got up and hugged him. “I love you to.”

After he left, Maurelle sat in the kitchen thinking. She was in a pensive mood. What was she to do? How was she to protect her son from his own father, a man she loved?

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