"Sol". My mom calls across the terminal as she runs towards me.
The others have driven me to Heathrow airport less than ten minutes ago and I am just making a short stop in the coffee shop before spotting my mom. Now I walk out, trying to put on the appropriate expression. The face slides into an involuntary smile as I get close to my mom. Is she going to look right through me and know Ghana is a lie ? My stomach starts knotting up with fear of being discovered. In my head I go through the lines I have practised, just to be sure; they have to be believable. Siri has told me that Ghana is reality for my mom and if I stick to the story she will never know differently.
"Oh I missed you so much sweetie". My mom says, hugging me tightly in her arms.
All doubt disappears when I hug my mom back. I really have missed her. No matter wh
chapter contains passionate first time sex*Soleil*The next day it is pouring down outside. My mom left early and I got the house to myself. It doesn't bother me to be home alone; then I can just relax and do nothing for once.Despite the rain the air is calm and it feels hot and sticky. After a while I just can't stand it any longer and I decide to open all the windows, trying to air out the house. When I open the window in my mom's room I catch a glimpse of someone standing by the curb. My whole body reacts when I recognize him. I have imagined so many times how it would be seeing him again, what I would say. But as I run out the house and down the driveway my mind is blank.When I reach the road I stop in my tracks.There he is, Luca, standing in the pouring rain, totally shaking through and looking
*Soleil*I am awakened by my phone ringing. Next to me Luca turns over, mumbling incoherently. When it rings again I quickly get up and look at the screen in surprise. "Hi, it's Sol"."Hi, it's Marta. I am on my way to London. I'll be there in around ten hours. We are meeting at Siri's place tomorrow"."Tomorrow ? But we just got home". I say confused.She sounds stressed. "I know. But Gudrun has got some premonitions we need to look at. It looks like more hamrams are gathering"."Here in London ?" I ask, feeling chills running down my spine."She couldn't say precisely, but definitely close". Marta says. "I have to turn on my phone soon. But see you at Siri's tomorrow sister"."Yeah, see you". Marta hangs up
*Soleil*We are sitting around the table in Siri's small kitchen, discussing how to read the runes Gudrun has thrown about the premonition."My premonition was very specific. They are not newly changed and they are gathering". Gudrun looks at us."It has to be the two High ones we saw at the last moon". Marta gets an annoyed look on her face. "I said we should have followed them. Good knows how much damage they have done since"."Marta, don't forget the last of this kind we fought took,all of our combined powers and it was alone". Siri points out. "We can't go blind into battle with an enemy like that, let alone two"."I saw four". Gudrun swallows. "My kin showed me four, not two. They were in a wood. There was water behind them, maybe a lake. Farther down was a bridge. I am sure it was England, mos
*The vampire*I slam my fist into the mahogany table. "What the hell do you mean that you can't find her ?" I hiss into the phone. "I assigned you one job and I expect you to do that".The voice rattles of some stupid excuse."Just get it done". I yell and cut off the call. Closing my eyes I grind my teeth, breathing in slowly through the nose.There is still no sign of my girl. For a whole month I have patiently waited and watched her house, but she is impossible to track when she has no scent. In my desperation I have made a mistake… a huge mistake. Getting someone else involved in my hunt for her isn't just categorically stupid, but potential suicide. Rule number one is to never trust anyone, especially not the clan. There is always that little brown nosing idiot that wants to climb the ladder and Wupti I got Strano nosing ab
*Soleil*My fingers slide over the screen and the display lights up. Still no message. Actually I haven't heard from Luca at all since he left me yesterday. A thought invades my head and I bite my lip. Was this to be a repeat of the last time ? What if he had just wanted to see if he could get me fully and now when he had succeeded I am no longer interesting, just like Davina had warned me about. No, he is not like that or is he ? Why do I still turn right into an insecure little mouse when it comes to him ? Annoyed, I push away the thought; I need to focus. I will only make things worse by getting distracted by my private life now.I spent the night at Siri's place. We have agreed on staying away from my town until we are ready to meet the hamram. In the morning me and Gudrun drive to my place after my mom went to work and spend the day training in the garden and in the afternoon we walk down to the local c
*Soleil*"So what have you decided on ?". Gudrun asks, parrying some trust from my staff."What do you mean ?" I brush a strand of hair behind my ear, and twirl my staff before trying to hit Gudrun again."The face you wore in the car. I know that look you had in Your eyes". Gudrun granted and pushed my staff away. "You'll have to make a decision soon. Siri will ask you before we go to look for the hamram".While I stand here staring she jumps over me and attacks from behind. I make a forward roll and jump up facing Gudrun, slamming my staff into the ground. "Now ?"Gudrun lowers her staff, nodding."Why haven't you warned me ?" I sink down to sit on the stones surrounding my mothers rose bushes."I am doing it now". She says,
*Soleil*Siri lit a fire close to the parking lot while we were gone. When I join them, Siri takes some herbs, throwing them into the fire. She breathes in the smoke. "Kin please give us strength tonight".Marta steps up, repeating what she did. "And should I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I Will fear no evil; because you are with me. Amen"."Við eldarloga Muspelheimers … heiler og sælur algóði faðir". Gudrun says in her native tongue when it is her turn.I look at the others helplessly. Now I once again have to ask for strength, but I don't know from whom."Just please watch out for us tonight. Okay kin ?" I fill my lungs with the smoke like the others had done. And I instantly feel how I get more focused and full of energy. And when we do the other
*Soleil*A cloud slides in front of the moon and in the darkness it feels like a forest is closing in on us. I just stand there, clutching my staff, scared to move. The last month of training, everything I have learned about doing this, has just been swept away by the horror of reality. The monsters, they are for real and I am standing here, Waiting for them to come, closing their giant jaws around my neck."They are not coming back". Marta say softly. "Let's get these fires lit"."Come". A voice whispers close to me, making me jump. "Relax, it is just me". I recognize Gudrun's soft voice and as her small hand grabs my forearm I am finally pulled from my trance."There are three high ones and they just killed an innocent". Marta says to Siri. "We have to hurry up and stop them before they reach town and tear it apart".