The plan was simple: Destroy the girl. Ruin her life. Make her and her mother leave.
Only…she’s not as easy a target as I thought she’d be.
She’s nothing but a pawn, a tool for my father to use against her mother.
But pawns don’t fight back the way she does. They don’t violate my sanity the way she does.
She put herself in the mouth of the beast.
I wanted her out of the way, but now…I can’t let her go.
This myth of Icarus retelling contains the following tropes and content warnings: college and mafia settings; stepbrother relationship; enemies-to-lovers; forbidden romance; mention of previous sexual assault, depictions of bullying, parental neglect/abuse, violence, murder, and human trafficking; depictions of consensual non-consent and pushing of boundaries. Discretion is advised.