I smell and then see as Ryker approaches the training field. I continue my sparring session just waiting for him to make up his mind on whether he is going to just watch, join me or talk to me once I am finished. Once he decides to make his way down to me, I watch him approach, complete the sparring set I was doing and then grab my towel and head over to him as I ask.
RYKER POVI leave Grandmother's office and pass Grandfather, "Your highness!"I bow slightly. Even though he is my family, he is still my King and therefore requires respect."Grandfather, I think Grandmother will be needing you in her office... Please apologize to her for me. I didn't mean to upset her in any way!""I know and will, but I can guarantee that she will not want your apology for whatever has upset her.""Thank you, Grandfather."I bow my head slightly again and continue on my way to my room to grab my duffel bag, which I was halfway through packing before I got into that argument with my father. I know now that I will have to apologize to my father for my outburst about him not wanting or caring about finding my mother, especially now that Grandmother explained what she did, b
ISABELLA POVOnce I woke up from the drain of the spell I used to hide us, I have never had to use so much energy before; I heard the other female join her voice to mine and I don't think it would have worked as well as it did if she hadn't done so. Scarlett introduced herself, then H, and then I introduced myself. H was a little reluctant to allow me, but eventually, he caved and allowed me to travel with them.I, however, didn't miss the fresh bruises on her neck, arms, and legs. I wouldn't be surprised if she also had them over the rest of her body. From where they were placed, she was in some sort of fight. Scarlett informed me that they would swap between travelling by foot and by car. This time we travel for a week on foot before we settled into a house H had arranged for us at the MoonBlood vampire clan in a different territory.Scarlett and I were getting along really well and anyone watching Scarlett with H would definitely think that they were mate
RYKER POVWhen we get to the BlackBlood Clan, we meet up with Julian and Riley. Before we go and see the clan leader, we meet in his private office in his private home, as Julian and Riley had set it up as soon as they arrived. "Jules, Ri, have you had a chance to start your questions yet?" "Nat. No, we haven't questioned any of the females that said they had seen her, but we did have a quick talk with the leader Malcolm when we first got here. I said we would go into more detail when you arrived. He told us about a couple that was meant to stay for at least a week or more so the male could help with some fight training but had to leave rather abruptly." "We were just about to go and meet up with one of the females that says she saw Scarlett. Did you two want to come too?" "Sure, lead the way." We then leave the office, following Julian and Riley out of th
SCARLETT POVI can't believe I allowed Isabella to talk me into disobeying H and Wrath again but I must admit it is good to walk around amongst others without H or Wrath keeping us shielded from everyone, and the excitement coming off of Isabella is amazing and a little contagious. I take in the fresh air as we walk arm-in-arm through the stalls. I stop and just look around at all the people as Isabella looks at some necklaces.I smell them first. It is a scent that I will never forget. I scan my eyes over the crowd until I find them. I try really hard to keep myself where I am and not run over to them, wrapping them in my arms for the first time in twenty years... My Brother... My family. I turn back to Isabella as she returns to my side after finishing with the Witch behind the table; I don't know what it is, but I bow my head a little and allow Isabella to put one of the necklaces she just bought around my neck.I then look back over to where I see Nathan
SCARLETT POVNot long after I am on my feet, he is too. He steps up and takes a shot; I block it and return one of my own, but he blocks it; we continue this back-and-forth, managing to occasionally score a hit to each other. I know when Isabella joins us in the sitting room but stays out of the way, by this time H has extended his claws so I have done the same and I know the moment H allows Wrath to join us as well, as the next punch that hits hurts like hell."Scar, allow us to help. We may be weakened by that darn silver bracelet, but we can still help...""Okay!"I allow Cara and Ruth to share control, now we can move slightly faster and hit just a fraction harder but unfortunately, it doesn't make much of a difference as we block one hard hit from him just to miss the next one and as soon as he found that opening he used it and just continued to punch and kick, punch and kick. I had no choice but to just defend myself, ge
* H BACK STORY *My real name is Prince Silas Reminaton, I was the firstborn to King Jeremy and Queen Camila. We weren't a very big kingdom, as we were only made up of a couple of clans. My father ruled with a firm hand, but my mother made sure he still showed them kindness and fairness.My father over the past few months had been having meetings with all the kingdoms around us, looking for an alliance and a chance to expand on our territory. We found an alliance in the next kingdom over with an arranged mated match between me and their daughter, Elizabeth. I didn't know if I liked the idea of being forced to mate someone I didn't even know.However, that all changed the day we met; we were not true mates, but I just knew that I would grow to love her and she would love me in return. As per our arrangement, we mated the night we met, and we then spent the next six wonderful months together getting to kno
WRATHPOV"I willNEVERgive you a child... And I willNEVERstop fighting you!"I smile as I hear Scarlett's soft, fiery voice from Isabella's lap as she moves and tries to get up.I can't stop the anger that rises again at her words. I move off of the wall and take the couple of steps that puts me back up next to her. Isabella tries to stop her moving and to protect her from me, but I backhand her out of the way, not holding back this time. I then grab Scarlett by the hair, pulling her to her feet. Hissing,"So my princess, you have been making sure you don't get pregnant to me all these years... How?" "Ruth and Cara...."She smiles
RYKER POVI look around and there she is the older female from my dreams. I can't believe I am finally looking at my mother. She is standing on the far side of the town centre; I feel Nathaniel freeze next to me as she looks right at us and even from here I can see the recognition in her eyes as she recognises Nathaniel and the others, when her eyes land on me they are a little confused and that is when I realise that I probably have the same expression since I was only a year old when she went missing.I don't notice until she turns that she is there with another female; I watch as she bows her head slightly and allows the female to put something around her neck. They both then look over towards us and I realise that the other female is the other one from my dreams as well. I am then hit with the most wonderful smell I could ever have come across. I take a deep breath of roses, forest pine, and wild berries. I end up having to hold my head as Christopher and Jack go nuts screaming."