Sola: Wanting To Forget

"Jane, I...I think Regan knows I'm Isabella. I think...the reason I can't remember is because I wanted to forget and...and when I caught Regan... The only thing I can remember clearly is making the bond with Regan. He..." I said, looking at my feet.

"He what?" Jane asked softly.

"I don't know, I don't even know if it's a real memory but... He came to me willingly. Swore fealty to me and became my pet. I think that's when I became Sola. He...he didn't call me Isabella, he called me...something else instead".

"Wait, he willingly let himself be your slave?"

I nodded.

"Sure doesn't sound like the Regan I know".

A silence descended on us, neither me or Jane wanting to break it. Breakias Mortamo... I'd never known him as that. Sure, the other servants called him Lord Mortamo or Master Breakias but to me he was always "sir". What had he been to Jane? And why did he take such an interest in me? I was just a servant and a child at that. He never took my blood, what else did I have to offer him?

"Sola, how long ago did you 'catch' Regan?" Jane asked.

"About three years ago, I was sixteen at the time. Why?"

"Oh, no reason" Jane said. She was hiding something. I was too confused to ask what was bothering her.

"Do... Do you think maybe Regan's got my memories?"

"I've heard of something like that happening before but it's not likely. Why don't you ask him?"

"It was my fault he bit you. I... If I fed him more he wouldn't have..."

"Listen, no one could have done anything to stop that happening. So don't-"

"I beg to differ" Regan said from behind Jane.

The End

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