Chapter 2

Disclaimer: I own nothing except a box I can't get open.

We waited outside sitting around a fire for Valek to arrive. It was almost sunset Margg and Dilana had arrived, but why had Margg come anyways? She probably only came to annoy me, But that didn't held my interest I wanted to ask something.

"So did Star become the food taster?" I asked hoping a good answer.

"No she tried to run away before Valek could ask her, so that led her to the hangman's noose." Ari explained.

"No surprise from her." Margg added.

"So who's the food taster now?" I wanted to know, maybe one wasn't chosen yet.

"Some new girl is in training what her name was again." Janco was thinking. I started to think the new girl wouldn't come because of her having to be by the commander.

"Her name was Shelinda; she's really nice you'll love her Yelena She's pretty good personality and she's not afraid to stand up for herself. I heard when she was in the dungeon all the men seemed to have an interest for her." Dilana joined in. She was still cheery as usual; I don't think anything could bring her down.

I watched as Margg got up and walked over to me. She squat down beside me to whisper in my ear.

"I heard Valek even has a passion for her, you could have a bit of competition on your hands." She said to me before she sat back down. I didn't believe her; yeah right Valek would love another woman.

"You seem uncomfortable Yelena? Is what she whispered bugging you? What did she say?" Ari asked worried.

"No, I'm fine" I said staring towards Margg, I got up. "He's taking too long I'm going to look for him."

"I'll come with you." Irys said standing up.

They searched with no sign of anyone until they heard something from behind a bush. I quickly pulled out the switchblade Janco gave to me a while ago and waited. I was surprised by what I saw. Valek walked out holding onto a girl, she was unconscious and had an arrow stuck in her stomach. I couldn't watch any longer and took off, Margg was right he would fall in love with another woman. Tears ran down my face, they felt like ice driving into my heart I didn't know what to do Margg was right!