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#ThursThreads – Trust Issues

Prompt: “You know why I’m here.”

Maybe Celeste is right – if Nolan’s intentions were malevolent, he’s had plenty of opportunities to act on them. Still, I can’t shake the nagging thoughts at the back of my mind. So I do the only thing I can think of.

It’s the early morning hours when I find myself at his door, hand shaking as it knocks on the hardwood. A part of me hopes he doesn’t answer, but those hopes are dashed when he appears on the threshold.

“Are you usually up this early?” There’s amusement in his voice, and not a hint of sleep. Guess I’m not the only one struggling to rest.

“No. Can we talk?”

His eyes have an edge to them, and the amusement seems to have left. He steps aside to let me in, “Sure.”

But as soon as he closes the door behind us, some of my resolve weakens. Everything I’d planned to say goes out the window.

“Is everything okay? You seem-“

“Why haven’t you gone home yet? You were supposed to leave after the wedding.” Our eyes meet, his gaze unflinching.

“You know why. I’m here until we find whoever is targeting the princesses.” He watches me, eyes narrowing. “But…you don’t believe that.”

“I don’t know if I can trust you.” With a deep breath, I continue, “And I need you to know that.”

“What can I do to change your mind?” Is that a hint of hurt in his voice?

“I don’t know.”

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