Underletters #10 – October 2013 – Letter from Grigori Alec Katorga to Bella Jade Black

Delivered to Bella Jade via Violet.

Dear Bella,

I have written this in the event of an altercation between Jasper and myself. I have entrusted it to your dear little confidante because I trust her and her judgement.

I have watched you and Bethany grow into the beautiful women you are today, from the smiling little girl with the eyes that were too wise for the face bearing them to the strong-willed woman you have become. I say this so you understand the esteem I hold you in, I have always felt like a distant uncle to yourself and Bethany.

I am not asking for your forgiveness, only your understanding.

I am in love with Belladonna. I have been since our adolescence together.

How we met will surely come to light in the coming days, but please understand that even now I have trouble putting the truth to paper. I’ve held this secret too close for too long.

I know your feelings for Jasper – please understand that I have tried to love him for the sake of those I hold dear. But where he is charming, so is she; where he is beautiful, she is moreso. She possesses a strength he doesn’t and a spirit unbroken from what she has endured.

I must say again, I do not ask for forgiveness, only the understanding that while I may become your rival in this, I am never your enemy.


Grigori Alec Katorga

All characters and story lines remain the property of N.Ristovski and the Underground. All character writings within the Underground are fictitious. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.

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