Selena peered around the tree to see if anyone was following her. Her bosom heaved as she tried to catch her breath. It felt like she'd been running for hours. She reached down to pull off her shoe.
"Stupid shoes. Damn Tara for making me wear them."
Tara was a sweet girl that worked at the castle. She had become friends with her during her captivity and even helped when she escaped but refused to go with her. Selena was desperate to get away from Duke Laslo. The thought of marrying the man who murdered her father made her sick and filled her with rage. As soon as she got somewhere safe she planned to get revenge on the man who ruined her life. She touched her stomach.
"I will kill you for what you did. This babe will never see your murderous face."