More from Onyx Sun. Taliya has been learning a lot she never knew about her parents, but she is still a little confused.
“But why all the secrecy? Why let me think that Ardelia was Maureena’s mother, not yours?”
“If you had known she was my mother, what would have happened?”
“I would have hated her,” she said slowly. “I would have hated her for letting you be driven away. And I would have constantly wanted to come see you, be with you.”
“And Maureena?” he prompted.
“She would have hated me even more that she already did. She… If I had known… If I had known that I was the one who would inherit the estate she would have found a way to keep me from it, had me declared incompetent, locked away somewhere.”
He nodded. “As it was, she took precautions; Aelind Osbert does her bidding. But there is another lawyer…”
“Ivo Cheyne. Grandmother left me a message about him.”
“Yes. Ivo Cheyne. When you are ready to take over the house, go to him. He’ll get it back for you.”
“When I’m ready?” She tilted her head at him and smiled slowly. “You know me too well.”
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