Andrei entered the palace and he felt strange as if something was going to happen and he wasn't going like it so when he found his father waiting for him in his room as he walked in and with him were two guards..Andrei knew he was toast.
"Where've you been?". Mitchell demanded.
"I went out for a walk." Andrei replied.
"Before or after I sent Arielle to get you?".
Andrei wanted to lie but decided not to. "After."
"Why?". Mitch bit out.
"Because I didn't want to take that picture that's why. He snapped. It's not like we're a happy family".
"I see. Mitch nodded. And you took Justin's daughter with you?".
"Yes. She was bored so I took her for a walk."
"Didn't I warn you to stay away from that girl?".
Andrei folded his arms. " Yeah..so what?. He asked haughtily. I can date whoever the hell I want."
"Arielle is going to be your fiancee, whether you like it or not." Mitch reminded him.
"You'll have to make me marry her."
"We'll see. Mitch sent him a smug smile and walked to the door.
"Go fuck yourself Mitchell. Andrei spat. Did the airhead not deliver my message to you?I specifically told her to tell you that after she came to meet me. He shook his head. She's really as dumb as a doornail."
Mitchell looked at the guards faces but their expression was stoic then he glared murderously at his son who had a satisfied smirk on his face.
The boy always liked to get a rise out of him.
"don't bite the bullet Mitchell". He cautioned himself but when he saw Andrei's triumphant smile..he bit the bullet.
"What did you just say to me?".
"You must be deaf as well as stupid Mitchell. I said..go fuck yourself because I'm not going to marry her."
Mitchell was so mad..steam was coming out of his ears and he saw red.
"Seize him. He growled. Throw him..in that abandoned well close to the servants quarters..I'll deal with him tomorrow." He turned and walked out.
Andrei raised his hands when they tried to touch him. "I'll go by myself." He snapped and walked out of his room.
"Will you just leave my son alone for me?do you want to kill him?!". Bianca yelled at Mitchell.
"Kill him?No but he'll wish for death." Mitch rumbled as he watched the guards torture Andrei on the TV screen.
"Okay okay!!I apologise on his behalf. Bianca pleaded. He doesn't know what he's doing."
"Doesn't he?. He snorted derisively. He's always trying to undermine my authority and I won't stand for it. He ground out. This is just the beginning. I'll make him walk through coals of fire."
"You'll kill him!."
"Stop whinnying woman!. Mitch snapped irritated. Or else I'll deal with you too. He stared back at the screen. He'll live through it."
"How can you live with yourself seeing your son suffer like this?". She stared at her husband in disbelief.
"Stop bothering me." He waved her away. Leave me in peace please."
Bianca stared at him for a while before she turned and walked out of the gazebo.
"Annoying woman." He muttered.
At night Bianca was very restless and couldn't sleep as she thought about how Andrei must be feeling and she began to sob.
She thought about the times she'd leave him with nannies and would travel around the world because she couldn't be bothered. She flitted from one country to another due to her line of work and now that her company was the number one fashion company in the world..she had time for him now. Unfortunately for her..her only child didn't want her or his father,couldn't even stand them but she was going to do this right. Starting now.
Bianca got out of bed, put on her robe and tied the belt then put on her slippers. She was almost at the door when Mitch's groggy voice stopped her.
"And where do you think you're going?". He asked as he turned on his bedside lamp.
Bianca turned to look at him with a determined expression on her face.
"I'm going to free my son from wherever you put him."
Mitch sat up, leaning against the headboard and stared at her in amusement.
"How're you going to accomplish that if the guards don't let you?".
"I am the queen so they'll have no choice but to let him out." She replied authoritatively.
"And I'm your king Bianca..don't ever forget that. He told her. I own you,that stupid boy in the well and everything in this kingdom so that means something yeah?".
Bianca balled her hands into tight fists. "You're an asshole Mitchell." She spat.
"I know but you love me anyway. He smiled smugly. Come to bed my love,you know I can't sleep without you by my side."
"Cuddle yourself." She huffed and stormed out of the room.
Mitch shook his head and settled back against the pillows. If he didn't love Bianca so much,he wouldn't tolerate her disobedience but he did love her so he couldn't stay mad at her for very long which was why he lifted the receiver from its cradle and dialed some numbers.
"Release the prince and take him to his room." Mitch ordered the guard who answered the phone.
"Yes Your Majesty." The guard said and the line went dead.
And unfortunately for him...he also loved his stubborn annoying son very much. He just didn't show it.