Unkindness: Chapter SixThe night Elias went to retrieve Elle was an unpleasant one for Annie. She wasn’t exactly sure, but she thought she felt guilty, like whatever was happening to Elle was her fault. That was new. Annie wasn’t used to feeling bad about anything she did.
Finally Annie managed to get to sleep after taking twice her usual dose from her sleeping draft. This proved to be an ultimately useless move as at the crack of dawn Elias threw the door open to her room, something he had never done before, and barged in.
“Anastasia! Get up quickly, I have fantastic news!”
Still in the grips of her sleeping potion, Annie grumbled into her pillow, only half aware Elias was even there.
“Anastasia, get up! I’m getting married.”
“WHAT?!” Annie jerked up so suddenly she fell off the bed after tangling her legs in her sheets. She looked up at Elias, mouth gaping and eyes wide.
Elias looked down at Annie, an amused look on his face. “I thought that would