Ava was taken aback when she learned of my pregnancy and has remained by my side ever since. I haven't been able to return to the shadow world since Astrid was brought to this world and Chase's family had returned to NYC. That's what his mother said, at least. I was unable to inform my parents or Denise about Astrid's absence. Except for the council and my friends, no one knows my daughter has gone missing. "Are you going to get a cake today?" Chase inquired, his arms still wrapped around my shoulder. With tears in my eyes, I glanced up at him. "Today is a good day to make a wish. I have a feeling things will be different this time." He grinned, attempting to make me smile as well, but I'll be honest, it was difficult to return to being joyful or smiling. "No cake today," I murmured, my voice sluggish. "Why? I am fully supportive of all you do."I nodded. "I know." I rose up after releasing myself from him. I showed him the hair tie by opening my hands to him. "Her fragrance is fa
"You left NYC." "Ah. It brought us memories we didn't want to remember," she said. "About that. There is something you need to know. You should have your seat for this." She obeyed and sat down. "What is it dear?" she asked. "Come inside," I said. As Chase entered the house. His mother was shocked to see who it was. She didn't expect someone that looked like her son to suddenly show up. She gasped as she stood up. "What type of prank is this?" she asked. "It is not a prank. It is your son." "How is that possible? I watched him being buried. We all watched him be buried." she said. "Are you sure you looked at what was inside the coffin before he got buried?" I asked. She stopped talking as she glanced at Chase. Too scared to walk toward him and touch him. I could feel how she felt. How did her dead son suddenly come to life? She felt scared. As if it was a dream. As if, if she touched him, he would vanish. "What happened?" she asked. "I want to know everything." I glanced at
Alex paused in his attack, giving me a moment to back up, but he never took his cold eyes off me. "We can talk about this." I said. There was a questionable tone in her voice. "You won't leave the throne. Would you? Chosen one?""I can't believe you!" I yelled at him. "Why do you want this throne so much? Do you want to live forever just like my father tried to do? it never works out." What do you know? You won't understand what it feels like to own the world. To have the world now to your feet. To control the world to do what you want." He groaned. Held my head hard against the tree.I could see blood dripping from my head."Well, i know how hard it is to have the world as you responsibility." I hoped I could stall him with talking, just like in the movies. I also hoped my words would hide how utterly and completely terrified I was. "Do you understand? Don't do this. It is not worth it. All these humans won't be grateful to you. No matter what you do for them.""I shall have the th
The powers Beauty and Cleo used on them had no effect. They were strong enough. They brought the barrier and the Kanimas surrounded me. They opened their mouth to rows of sharp teeth. My power raged. Holding it down was like trying to stop a tornado with my hands. Different shadows rose around my fire. The dark power merged with mine. I lifted my hands after I was finally able to control the powers. I lifted my hand. My power felt lighter. I shoved my palms forward. My power burn through the charging creatures. I closed my palm. The red wave pulled back before it burned through the tree. A few Kanima melted into the ground, avoiding my attacks. I felt them behind me. Turning, I swing my palm in their direction. The black power came to me again. I shove my hands forward. Black and red flames reached toward the monsters. They were all on the floor. Burned. I didn't need the mountain ash to fight them all. My new powers were enough. I exhaled. "What the fuck happened?" Cleo walked
"Have you seen Theo this evening?" Ethan asked but Riley knew where Theo was but she mustn't say a word about it or Ethan will take the whole community what Inez and she had done. She was avoiding problems. "What do you mean?" she asked. "Theo? I thought he said we will attack the day of the full moon? This is just the 30th." he said. Riley nodded. "I remember now. Theo put me in charge of things here.""Why would he do that? Why not put me? Why you?" he asked. Frowning. "Why? Because I am a girl?" "I didn't say that." "Well, the way you spoke was clear enough. Theo is out of town. He said he had important things to do and he will be back tomorrow." "But this is important," Ethan said. Riley rolled her eyes. "That is why he put me in charge Ethan. He said I should lead the battle and I must do it today.""But?" "No buts. Just get ready for battle. Please distribute the weapons." Riley patted his shoulder and walked away. Ethan picked up his phone to call Theo but it was reac
I parted my lips and could feel the potion go into his mouth. To him, he would feel something sweet and would want more. He kissed me with so much passion but I wanted it to stop. When I felt the potion finally finished in me and already inside him, I stepped back from him. I exhaled. He opened his eyes. Thinking he did something wrong. I shook my head and walked back to my bed. Any moment from now, he would fall asleep for two days latest. I looked at him. "Come and seat down." I offered and he came to me and sat next to me. I continued watching my Netflix as I glanced at him every few seconds to see if the drugs was taking effect. Not until 30 minutes before he started to react. His eyes were closing deliberately. "Are you all right?" I asked. Pretending. He placed his hand on his head. "Is it hot in here?" he asked. Was he suppose to feel that way? I don't think so. Beauty didn't tell me there was side effects. "I need water." he said. I couldn't give him water. What if the p
I sighed as we sat down. "Chase!" I called. "Please do not ask me this again. It is difficult for me to see you want to get involved with this fight." "I am only trying to protect you," he said."I do not need protection!" I yelled at him. "I just want you to not get involved. Please listen to me." my tone became cooler. "You need my blood, Inez. I noticed how powerful you become whenever you feed on me. Please let me do this. Even if I can't fight those things, I can at least be your toy on the battlefield." he begged but I didn't want him in it. it was too dangerous for him to be there. We were dealing with the warlock here. My father's brother. He would get killed again. They will come after someone I love too but he was not getting it. He felt I was trying to keep him off because he wasn't powerful enough. Now I wondered why both the two brothers want to take my life from me. Things weren't making sense. Just like Corner said... It sucks to be special sometimes. "Can we talk ab
"She will. We have to rescue her." "You mean to kidnap her? Her father won't stand still and not do anything." I said. "I feel pity for her. I mean her only destination is him and school. She isn't even allowed to come to the dorm for now." I waved when she walks out with Cleo by her side. She had that frown on her face. "I know baby." I hugged her. "I guess I will have to leave now. I just hate this life. I mean. I don't want to miss the gist and die of boredom in that house and my father always has someone watch around the house in case I want to run away. I just can't wait to leave that house and get some fresh air to myself." she groaned when she heard her father call. "I'm coming!" she yelled as she walked in his direction. I could feel how angry she was. "Poor girl." I shook my head. Ava and hereafter seemed to be arguing before she entered the car and I watched him drive off. "Let's go girls." Cleo handed me her car key. She said she was feeling sick because of the exam.