Waking up, I stretched my limbs. My body was stiff like I had been in the same position all night, yet I also was lighter, happier than I had been in ages. Someone moved beside me, their warm skin rubbed against mine and I knew it was Tobias. Everything from the day before crashed back to me. Sitting upright, I looked around the room and noted we were in our bed. Theo was nowhere to be seen. I sniffed the air slightly searching for his scent, yet I found nothing except the smell of Tobias. My gums tingled as I breathed in his scent. Tobias woke startled and I realized my growl had been louder than I thought. He stared at me and smiled, and anger boiled up before spewing over, and I lunged on top of him.
I smacked him. The asshole had just let Theo drain me of my blood and knock me out. My fists rained down on him but seemed to have no ef
Imogen Walking downstairs, I sensed his presence, the light green essence of my son's aura glowed brightly around him as he lay in Caroline’s arms, his aura was so pure and innocent as he slept peacefully. I walked toward her, only for Tobias to block my way, taking Thaddeus from his mother. I wanted nothing more than to hold my child, but obviously, Tobias and Theo didn’t trust me, and this entire trust thing they had going on with me and my son was really starting to get under my skin. If they kept it up, I wouldn't be responsible for my reactions. Josiah looked better today, with more life about him as his eyes scanned the room before landing on me. He smiled, but there was worry behind his eyes as he sat on the stool at the island counter. Caroline also smiled sadly at me taking her own seat. I sat across from them. Whatever news they had, was go
Imogen A weak hand curled around my wrist, squeezing it. I froze in my search, focused on Theo's hand. What was I about to do? Tobias gripped my wrist, adding his strength to Theo's but the darkness was stronger as it surged through me. Sparks moved up my arm from their touch, and Tobias and Theo lent me their strength through the bond as I fought against the darkness. They encouraged me to fight against it, to fight for them. “You don’t want to do this Imogen,” Tobias said, his grip tight on my arm. I was stuck, not able to move, frozen in time, when the fog rushed over me. Only this time I didn’t shake it off, I let it move over me, letting it relax me and I threw all my focus on the feeling of the fog calming and muting my thoughts that were racing. I relaxed and took a deep breath concentrating on my breathing. I releases Theo and I fell ba
Imogen Stretching like a cat, I opened my eyes. The light shone through the windows making me squint at its brightness. It was morning? Had I slept the entire day and night away? I felt different, but not in a bad way, just strange. Icy fingers danced up my spine, sending sparks to my core. My stomach tightened and my walls clenched at the sensation. Tobias wasn’t in bed. Rolling over, I foundTheo watching me, his hand moving over my hip with my movement. A book was in his other hand. “Sitting up on my elbow, I reached over, running my fingers over his chest. Everything felt different, he was colder than usual. He shivered under my touch. “What are you reading?” I asked, curious as I hadn’t seen that book before. It looked different, old, and the paper was thicker than most books, it looked like old parchme
Imogen Going downstairs, I made some toast. Tobias and Theo watched me, and I know they are worried through the bond. I keep seeing them glance in my direction every few seconds. When I heard a knock at the door, I ran to it and opened it, excited to see my son. Only when I opened it, it was just Josiah. I peered outside toward his car. “Where are Caroline and Thaddeus?” I asked, a little disappointed. “They will by after we go see the council, you okay, Imogen? You seem different,” he asked. I moved to the side, letting him in. “Yep, everything is fine,” I told him getting sick of everyone worrying. I was normal, more normal than I had been in ages. It was a good thing, so I didn’t understand why everyone was so worried. Walking back into the kitchen, I sat
Standing up, I saw Theo look up at me. I walked to the front, standing in front of the bench. Theo and Tobias both stared at me, probably wondering what the hell I was doing. Tobias mouthed for me to come back, but I shook my head. I stood there for a few minutes listening to them argue amongst themselves until the blonde-haired woman noticed me standing there and waved her hand, silencing them. Everyone took their seats and the woman cocked her head to the side, examining me before speaking. “Would you like to add something?” I nodded, wondering how to start. “Imogen, right?” “Yes Ma'am,” I said politely. “She isn’t part of the council or a community member, she can’t add anything,” Christopher said, sending a glare my way. I glared back, holding his gaze, refusing to be intimidated by him. “Well, is
Imogen Two weeks passed by quickly. Christopher still demanded the blood test to prove I actually was Bianca’s sister and Cedric’s daughter. The blood result came back as expected that we were indeed sisters. I also had to sit for a few cognitive tests and study community relations and ethics before undergoing the fitness of duty exam, which I passed with flying colors thanks to Josiah and his never-ending knowledge of the council. It made me wonder how the hell Bianca had passed, but I doubted she would have had to do them anyway with the fact that the council was willing to let a murderer stand on the panel. Josiah even questioned them about it and believed it was Christopher’s way of making things difficult for me. Theo and Tobias had been teaching me combat training, not that it was going to help much against Bianca. I was becoming weaker as time
Imogen That night I suggested that Caroline and Josiah should go home so they could have some time to themselves. They had been so busy helping us, I sometimes forgot they had their own lives. Caroline and Josiah bid us farewell after dinner, promising to be back bright and early in the morning. One thing I was most thankful for, though, was that Caroline had helped get Thaddeus into a more regular sleep routine. He only got up once or twice during the night now instead of every hour, making night time easier and everyone was getting decent sleep. I didn't get how she did it, but I was not complaining. Carrying Thaddeus into the kitchen, I made him a bottle, Theo and Tobias kept offering to take him, which was becoming a little annoying. They refused to leave me alone with him and it was getting on my nerves. “Here I can take him, you make the bottle
Imogen Theo moved onto the bed, making the bed dip. Tobias gripped my ankles and yanked me to the end of the bed before flipping me over, my toes just touched the floor and my ass swayed in the air. I risked a glance at Theo, who watched with an amused smile on his face. “What’s so funny?” I demanded. I heard it before the impact registered. The sound of flesh on flesh as Tobias slapped my ass. The burning sensation made me hiss at the sudden pain radiating from my ass, which I was pretty sure had the full outline of his hand now embedded in my left cheek. “Son of a bitch, that fucking hurt!” I screamed before trying to scramble up off the bed and away from him. Tobias gripped my hips, pulling me back down the bed before leaning over me. The warmth of his chest seeped into my back. His hand ran up the outside of my thigh to my hip.