At his response, she stared at him. "You...sent me letters?" she asked in confusion. "I-I didn't know what to think, I just..." Feeling herself tear up again, she wiped her eyes stubbornly and shook her head. "I don't...understand...if you're alive...and the Count..." Biting down on her lower lip, she looked down to the floor. "Then Lucas..."
Dawning comprehension and fear washed over her face.