Beauty and the Immortal: It started with a dig

[Mature Content] Some things are best left undisturbed for a reason. Especially ones that are buried in the ground.  Thirteen years after the incident at Winchester Manor, Mallory Winchester resides with her uncle and his family. She is to wed a baron. However, Mallory faces betrayal. Desperate, she sets out looking for the buried artefact that she once believed was a joke told by her grandmother.  But what do you do if you don't find the object, but a person instead? And not just any person, but an immortal being who was never meant to see daylight ever again.  Mallory is convinced that whoever created Hadeon Van Doren must have mixed in generous doses of evil, sadistic nature, and dangerously handsome looks. Now, besides her initial problem, she must find a manual to tame this person who is looking at her as if she is his next meal, as well as tame her. 

ash_knight17 · Fantasy
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92 Chs

Candle Wax

Mallory sat with the book in her hand, staring at it, before she opened it and returned to watch the memories once again. She couldn't help but repeat where she met her mother and though she tried to stay behind with her mother, the scene changed without giving her the opportunity to see what happened further. 

"I wonder if there was a way to extract memories," she murmured to herself. "And then store them."

And while she ran through the pages, she ended up on the blank ones. When she mindlessly ran her fingers across the page, she felt a coarseness under her fingertips. 

Smelling the tips of her fingers, she quickly grabbed the nearby candle stand and placed the page above the flame without letting it burn. Soon she saw writing appear on the blank page, one that belonged to her grandmother. She remarked, 

"Expect grandma to leave things hidden in plain sight."