Zane listened. Now that his dream had faded, his attention was completely focused upon the girl. She wanted to know how all of this came to be? How he'd become the monster everyone thought he was? Of course someone would want to hear his side of the story when it was only in his dream. However, whenever she told him who she was, he frowned. He looked down as her eyes met his in shame. She confirmed that she was not dead, and that was somewhat of a relief to him. He couldn't look at her though, knowing he had done this. He had sent her into this... limbo. If only he'd been stronger. He could have fought his uncle. His mind was weak, and this was his fault.
"Before I begin, please allow me to take this time to apologize to you. I never intended on any of this. I'm so sorry that you became a victim in all of this." Zane stated, and he finally was able to bring his head up to look at her.
"When I first met Améa, it was much unlike meeting anyone ever. She caught my attention quickly. Her beauty. She, well, she didn't want to even give me her name. Didn't feel as though I was worthy. She then requested that we, well, wrestle? I thought it was cute. Some sort of game, really. When I won, I won her. I didn't know the implications of everything that would occur after. If I did, I would have walked away on that very day. I would have 'set her free' so to speak. We grew closer, and I fell in love with her..." Zane paused, scratching his head a moment. "That's when it happened. I went home to mother, and told her about Améa. That was my mistake. My mother and I, well, we weren't the closest, but she loved me. I still loved her. Thomas heard about it. When he heard Améa's name, he asked me about her. I thought he was just showing interest in my life. How wrong was I though? When he finally got the name of her mother, that was when I was placed under the imperius curse. He got me to tell him about the loyalty thing that Améa had pledged to me. All of this was his way of getting back at Adele for faking her own death to get away from him. When he fled the country after they thought he'd died, I thought he'd leave me alone. He didn't. I nearly killed Améa. Wand magic, you know. I called for Adele. I knew she would be able to help, but when she threatened to take Améa from me, I made the mistake of threatening her with Thomas. He was not pleased. Nobody was supposed to know he had survived. I just wanted Améa to be safe. I thought I could fight it. I thought I could fight away Thomas and live a proper life with her. Améa returned, of course, out her loyalty to me. Whenever we left Narrie, I once again thought I could fight. Thomas, however, kept the abuse going. He made the mistake of making me threaten her family though, which set Améa on a path to regaining her strength." Zane wiped his eyes.
"When my mother had found out about what he was doing, she tried to intervene. Stupid woman. She was a squib. He made me kill her."
As Zane had spoken, images had flashed along the screen. His mind was creating the images of his story. That made it harder.
"How is she doing?" He asked, looking at Lorelei.