Me after I spilled the tea ☕️
warnings: forced marriage
summary: Cameron is a friend
The next day your anger has all but evaporated, leaving behind nothing but emptiness and resignation at the familiar feeling of having your choice being made for you. You almost don’t dare showing up to breakfast and you’re so late, the Duchess is already gone meaning you at least managed to avoid her. Cameron hasn’t shown up yet, but you’re unsure if you even want to meet her today. You really don’t know how she will react to the news of you being a worthless liar and her younger brother being forced to marry you. It’s not as though the previous engagement to Ethan had had much to do with choice, neither on your side nor on his, but you don’t feel like pointing that out would do any good at this point.
When you enter the room, Ethan and Grayson are sitting at the table, their heads close together as they murmur about something or other. Hearing the opening of the door, both of them look up and you freeze in the doorway, debating whether or not to just turn around and leave. Before you can make your decision, though, Grayson is on his feet. He eyebrows are drawn together and his eyes glower at you with such intensity, you’re almost sure he’s trying to kill you with his stare. The pure hatred radiating off of him as he stalks towards you, has you rooted to the floor unable to flee, even though every instinct in your body is screaming at you to run or he will strangle you with his bare hands.