“Are you okay, Ella?” Stepping over a toppled lamp, which was surprisingly the only thing that seemed to have been knocked over in the whole room, Grace hurried to Ella’s side and steadied her as she pushed herself away from the wall where she had been pinned.
“Better than I thought I would be after that went off… whatever that was.” Dragging her eyes away from the bed, Ella looked at Grace, checking that she really was okay and searching her eyes to see if she might know what had happened but the healer looked just as confused as she was.
“Yeah,” Grace glanced at the bed nervously. All was quiet upon it but she couldn’t help but wonder if it wasn’t too quiet. “That was… a hell of a thing.”
Ella touched Grace’s arm gently. “Are you okay? Jacob, Heather, how are you?”
“We’re okay… well
“Sinn, what are you doing?” Striding into the back room of Eric’s security office, Ella looked in disbelief at the expertly opened gun lockers. They were supposed to be the best and most secure available, un-crackable and strong enough to withstand Werewolves and even the much stronger Vampires and yet Sinn had managed to open them all to get to her weapons.Turning, Sinn finished putting the magazine back in her gun, slapping it home so she was sure it was locked in before chambering a round and sliding the weapon into her shoulder holster. “I’m leaving, Ella. That’s what I’m doing.”“Does Yoanna know?”“I do now.”Sinn’s breath caught as Yoanna swept into the room looking every inch the Queen even dressed for bed, amazingly sexy and just a little pissed off as she took in what she was doing. “I thought…&rdquo
“Now, what is it you- Mmmm,” hands clutching at Sinn’s borrowed shirt, Yoanna hung on for dear life as Sinn’s mouth slanted down and claimed hers with even more hunger and passion than before. Warm hands stroked over her back, long fingers burning through the sheer fabric of her nightclothes and making her ache to feel their touch with nothing between them. The press of her strong muscular thigh sliding between her legs had her crying out, threatening to strip away all common sense.Bracing her hands against her, Yoanna reluctantly put some distance between herself and the temptation of her soft lips as they strained to get back to hers. “Sinn, I thought you wanted to wait?” she panted raggedly.“Next time,” Sinn growled as she reached for Yoanna again. “I want to do this… I need to do this.” She knew all too well what she’d said but she needed to feel the passion and c
Ella looked up from her book and glanced at her wristwatch as she heard Sinn enter the room. “Well I thought you would be gone longer than that… and no broken windows,” she grinned. “Sinn… what’s wrong?” Her teasing fell away as she saw the tense set of her friends whole body.“Nothing,” Sinn gritted out.Half expecting it to swing open at any second to admit Yoanna, Ella looked behind Sinn to the door. “Is Yoanna okay?”“She’s fine. Don’t worry, she’s still in one piece… and alive. Look, could you do something for me?”“I’ll try, what do you need?”“Do you know anyone around here that can do psychic profiling? Don’t work with them often myself. I do know some but it would take too long to get anything to them.”“There’s one I trust that’s helped us and the police before, bit of a recl
“Sinn, I’ve got Yoanna with me… Sinn?!” Ella looked around the too quiet library with a feeling of rising desperation.“She’s gone, Ella,” Yoanna stated with conviction as she entered the library behind Ella. She had known long before the door had opened that her tricky Sinn had fled. The shirt she had left behind though had enough of her scent on it to stop Yoanna from being able to tell before they got there which direction she had gone. But why feel the need for deception when she and Ella knew she was leaving anyway? That was the real question.“She couldn’t have gotten far. Damn it! Knew she was agitated so I came straight for you instead of getting the shirt she asked for. She was acting so… well… old school, Sinn. Very aggressive and bullish. I thought maybe she was having a relapse or something and needed more blood to heal.”“The sh
Once Sinn was sure that no one had followed her from the mansion, she pulled over at the side of the road out of sight of any passing traffic and turned off the engine. Her hand trembled as she shakily removed her helmet and hooked it over the handlebar before she could drop it. Closing her eyes, she raked in a shuddering breath and tried to hold back the tears that had been stinging her eyes and threatening to fall since she had seen Yoanna watching her from the library window as she’s started her bike and rode away.Even though it was something she had to do, though she was sure that Yoanna wouldn’t see it that way. Leaving her how she had, seeing the hurt and confusion in her eyes, had been the hardest thing Sinn had ever had to do. And in her life, she had had to do, and come to terms, with things that would have destroyed many people.She wished she could have told them, warned them with more than a cryptic note. But she cou
“Before we go any further I think it would be best if you drop your weapons, girl.” Lifting the gun slightly he tightened his grip, shifting his finger over the trigger to make sure she knew that he wasn’t messing around.Refusing to look at the unblinking barrel of the weapon pointing at her with lethal intent, Sinn looked him square in the eyes, judging his mood. If it had been anyone but him before her she might have been tempted to try something but it wasn’t the risk to herself that held her back but what might happened if she failed or even if she succeeded. She needed, for the moment, to play along and see what she could find out so she started unfastening her jacket to do as he’d ordered.“Where the hell are your clothes?!”Sinn felt sick to her stomach that he was seeing her like that as his eyes raked over her exposed flesh. “They got destroyed last night when I w
Sinn tightened her grip on the knife in her hand as she slowly walked across the thick carpet towards the huge bed that managed to dominate a room that was bigger than most people’s houses. She knew there was no real reason, other than to delay the inevitable, to go as slowly and as carefully she was, the carpet felt like it could have absorbed the sound of ten elephants walking across it, and with it still being early enough in the day all the Vampires, even the gorgeous one in the bed, would be trapped in sleep a while longer.It was the best time to sneak into the mansion undetected as the guards were all winding down and relaxed as the Vampires would soon be up and about and their shifts changed over. If Eric knew how lax his guards got there would be hell to pay and she was sure that her actions that night would result in some much needed changes to how they acted at such times.Not that it being the best time made it that easy th
“Well, I guess there’s no need to tell you that Sinn’s bike was just found.” Smiling softly, Ella took in Sinn’s rumpled hair and the way she was curled up against Yoanna again. “Is she okay?” She certainly looked okay with her face unguarded and relaxed into soft lines instead of holding the harshness that had been etched into it when they had last seen her. And her mouth, looking swollen and thoroughly kiss as it was, was curved into a soft smile instead of being pressed into a tight line. It made her look younger and even more breathtakingly beautiful.“Sinn, honey,” Yoanna smiled as her lover wiggled closer, her hand flexing against her hip as she moaned softly at the disturbance. “I just need to talk to Ella in the other room for a minute. You relax and I’ll be right back, okay?”“’kay.”Sliding out from under the loose restrai