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is the third chapter

The Innocence Trilogy

Innocent Childhood

Pirate Nate

Growing up, Halloween had always been Nathan's favorite holiday. He loved to pretend to be a doctor, or the Prime Minister. However, his favorite costume had been the pirate, to his parent's horror. The only part of the costume that he had left of the costume was the eye patch. He smiled as he looked down at the eye patch up in the attic. Shilo was trying on her mother's old costumes and had settled on her mother's ice skating suit from when she was in elementary school. Shilo came up to Nathan and pointed at the thing in his hands.

"What's that?" Her head tilted as she tried to look at the small piece of black leather with the leather string tying it into a circle. Nathan smiled and turned his back to her, putting the patch over his left eye. He turned around with a snarl, scaring Shilo.

"Arrrgh! I'm a pirate!" He growled and she giggled after she jumped a foot into the air. He smiled into the mirror placed conveniently next to the trunk of costumes at his reflection. He supposed he did look menacing, with the black patch, and a black jacket over his black shirt and black pants on. He suddenly turned on Shilo and picked her up over his shoulder and ran down the stairs, her squeals of laughter following them. He took her to her room and fell on her bed, her following over his shoulder. They just sat there, and then she started fidgeting until he started tickling her. She laughed and tried to get away, and he finally relented. He rolled over until he laid on his side looking at her, who was looking up at the ceiling, smiling.

He wasn't sure if he could go through with it. He had been homeschooling her for the last few years, but she was getting restless. He didn't want her going into that accursed place,school. They would just make fun of her there, and degrade her, and make her become someone she wouldn't want to be. So, he made the 'medicine' that he would convince her that she needed to take, even if it had side effects that he wished were not necessary. She would lose the beautiful hair of her mother, but he already prepared for that. He already finished the wig Shilo would use made from her mother's hair. He didn't think that this was going extreme, he had to protect her from the outside world, and if this was how, then by God, he would imprison her in her own home to accomplish it.

Shilo looked over and noticed her daddy looking at her strangely.

"Whatcha thinking about?" She asked, reaching out with both hands and, in her little girl way, tried to flatten the worry lines on his face. He smiled at her and put his hands over hers, kissing the palms and putting them over his heart.

"How much I love you, Shilo." She grinned over at him.

"I love you too, Daddy." She kissed him on the cheek. She smiled at him and suddenly jumped to her feet.

"I wanna carve the pupkin!" He chuckled as he sat upright.

"Pumpkin." She frowned up at him and stomped her foot.

"I don't like that name!" He laughed silently, trying not to upset her further.

"No, you want to carve the pumpkin, not the pupkin." She frowned, thinking quickly, then nodded fervently.

"That's what I meant." She ran out of the room and he stood up. He looked up at the portrait of her mother as he did every day, but this time it felt like she was judging him and what he planned to do.

"I've got to protect her, Marni." He looked away, shamed. "I've got to." He muttered to himself. He shook his head and went to the kitchen after Shilo.

A/N End of Part I – Innocent Childhood and setting up for Part II – Innocent Desire! Yay! Trust me, Part II chapters will be longer!

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