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Mary-Kate excused herself from the conversation she'd been in with her parents and some other people and wandered outside. Fredrick had gone to get a drink and to take some time to try to breath. Dancing really stressed him out!

Mary-Kate strolled out on to the lawn, looking up at the beautiful full moon and twinkling stars. She smied. She hadn't felt this happy in a long time. But, she definitely enjoyed it.

She was interrupted from her reflecting, however, when she heard a noise behind her. She spun around to see a figure standing there. Since they were standing in the shadow of the castle she couldn't see the persons face...

"Who are you?" She asked, her voice shaking a little. The person didn't answer just took a step toward her. She backed up "I'll call a guard" She threatened "Who are you?" she repeated.

The person stepped closer and seemed to finally find their voice "Mary-Kate" They said "It's me"

Mary-Kate knew the voice, but it took her a moment to place it, then a moment to question her sanity at thinking that it was that person. At that moment the person finally stepped out from the castles shadow and she saw their face.

"Tom" She whispered. Her knees went weak and she sank to the ground in shock.

"Mary-Kate?" Tom said in a concerned voice. He knelt down next to her and reached out his arm to touch her shoulder.

"You're supposed to be dead" Mary-Kate said in a trembling voice, in fact her entire body was trembling and her face had gone deathly pale. She pulled away from him staring at him like a scared rabbit cought in the headlights of an oncoming car.

Just then they heard a voice call from the Balcony. They both glanced over to see Fredrick walking in their direction "What's wrong?" He asked Mary-Kate when he reached them. He seemed to notice Tom for the first time "Oh..." He trailed off.

Mary-Kate turned to him "You told me he was dead!" She said her voice still shaking.

"I...I..." Fredrick failed to find words.

"I told him to say that" Tom explained. "I wanted you to be able to go on with your life without having to worry about me"

"Then why did you come back?"

"Cause I couldn't live without knowing what could have been.. between us"

"And what did you think I would do?" She'd recovered from her shock and now she was angry "That I'd just take you back and ignore the fact that you LIED TO ME AND BROKE MY HEART!?" She yelled the last bit as she got to her feet.

Fredrick gently took her arm she shook it off angrily "YOU lied to me too!" She seethed before angrily storming back to the castle, her dress making swishing noises as it brushed against the grass.

Chapter 5

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