Estella was sitting on top of a desk that was placed in the corner of the room. Her legs crossed beneath her as she spoke with Henry. There was no mistake, no question. This was the girl that had been crying in front of Agnar's body. This was his wife.
I could feel my heart hammering in my chest at the sight of her. Just like in my dreams, she was enchanting. Pale hair like freshly fallen snow, and fair skin. Her lips turned up in the corners, making her seem easy-going and kind.
The only difference between Agnar's wife and this girl was that her hair was short. Cut just above her shoulders with wispy bangs that hung across her forehead. Her gaze turned to me, and I automatically turned away, immediately cursing myself for being so awkward.
Shaking my head, I focused on the two bickerings beside me. "We should go! it could be fun." Torri said, jabbing Edam's arm with her finger. "And there will be lots of girls there for you to annoy."
He looked at her, his eyebrows raised in horror. "Excuse me, Madam. But I do not annoy girls; I make them smile with my wit and charm."
She scoffed. "Awkward, smiling maybe. But nothing more." Turning to me, she asked. "Are you coming?"
I looked at her, confused. "To where?"
She sighed. "To the bonfire, the students in the Environmental Studies section of the college are having, I want to go, but I don't want to go by myself."
I shrugged. "I guess.”
"I will go if she's going." Edam nodded his head towards Estella, smiling at her. She saw him and smiled back before focusing on a student that was walking over to her
Torri rolled her eyes. "Of course you will."
I stepped out of the classroom and started walking down the hall, ignoring the ache in my chest. I hadn't even spoken to him yet; however, it was clear that this wasn't going to be painless.
Heading towards the exit, I sighed. Derik looked almost the same as Agnar had, with only slight differences. His hair was still an onyx black that seemed to suck in all of the light around him. However, his eyes were more muted. More of a flat blue compared to the deep crystal-like colour from before.
He also didn't have the usual confident half-smile Agnar had worn. He seemed more uncertain now. More cautious, and for some reason, that upset me.
I was about to push the door open when I heard someone yell. "Estella!" I turned, surprised to see Derik's two friends walk up.
"Hi, I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Edam." He smiled at me awkwardly. His eyes bright green eyes, reflecting the light coming through the door behind me. He waved his hand at the girl beside him, dismissively. "Oh, and this is Torri."
I watched as Torri frowned at him, glaring. She was a petite girl with flowing long red hair. Her brown eyes were sharp, hinting at a distant Asian heritage. Torri shook her head, causing her hair to fall over her shoulder, then turned to me and smiled cheerfully. "It's nice to meet you."
I nodded to the two of them. "It's nice to meet you both."
"We were wondering if you would like to come with us to a bonfire," Torri asked. "The other students are all attending.
I pushed open the door letting even more light fall into the hallway. "Thanks for the invite but unfortunately, I have something I need to do today. But I will be at the one next week." I shrugged then turned as I heard a vehicle pull up in front of the doors.
I felt the corner of my mouth twitch as I fought the frown that threatened. The driver's side window of the massive black hummer rolled down, revealing a scowling Klane. "Kommen Sie!" He spoke, and my frown finally won.
"A boyfriend of yours?" Edam asked, looking curious.
"No." I groaned out, annoyed by the German man in the car.
Edams face lite up. "So, a friend then." He beamed.
"Unfortunately," I said then stepped through the door. "See you tomorrow." I waved over my shoulder and walked around the truck.