He managed a brief smile and nod as Aurora waved to him before leaving, but as soon as she was gone, the sheikh didn’t waste time sending another text to Aretha.
Mik’hail: If you still want the right to wear the crown of Layla, I want you back in the kingdom tomorrow. We will set a date then.
But tomorrow came and went, and Aretha didn’t return. The car that bore the future queen and her parents had met an accident, falling over treacherous cliffs before crashing into the sea.
Aretha’s body was never found.