5 Chapter 5

#Chapter 5 Accept the rejection, swap a little blood

"I can't believe she's pregnant! I'm so, so sorry, Rachel!"

I trembled from the force of my emotions. My tears washed away years' worth of stress and frustration and pain. I felt myself coming alive again as my sadness melted away to reveal hope for a different future for myself.

No one had ever told me a mate could cause so much unhappiness to their supposed 'other half.'

Bella led me to the sofa where I collapsed into a corner, kicking off my shoes so I wouldn't dirty her cushions. I drew my knees up to my chest and wrapped my arms around my legs. I thought maybe if I could make myself small enough, I could contain part of my feelings or at least shrink them down to a more manageable size.

"I thought The Model was just supposed to be a cover story for the events you 'couldn't' attend?"

I rubbed my eyes with the heel of my hand as Bella's air quotes surprised a chuckle out of me as my tears dried.


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