Gemma and Sebastian were already waiting in the gardens when we arrived. As I approached, I saw that Gemma had the spell book in her hands and she was studying it carefully. I couldn’t help but notice how nervous she looked. I couldn’t blame her for being nervous. This was a huge thing she was doing, and it was incredibly dangerous.
Sebastian on the other hand didn’t look worried; I admired his bravery, and it made me feel confident that we will be able to do this mission with ease. Gemma started to make a large circle with the sage as the sun completely set and the full moon came into view. I knew time was running short and within a few hours, the vampire king would start his ritual as well.
I stood beside Sebastian who wrapped an arm around me, holding me close to him. We watched as Gemma lit a match, throwing it at the sage that she sprinkled around the ground. Before our eyes, the sage lit up into beautiful orange an
Sebastian Hannah had disappeared once the blinding light appeared. Sebastian couldn’t see anything, not even his luna and daughter. But he knew they were still nearby because he could feel them. He reached out to grab her, but he was only met with air. He felt the heavy energy of the moon goddess circling him and protecting him; he only hoped that she was protecting his family as well.The moon goddess had obviously chosen them to be together or else they wouldn’t be the three keys that opened the portal. That explained the prophecy, but it was still odd that Hannah was only his chosen mate.He finally got a glimpse of her running through the blinding lights with Wren in her arms. He wanted to run out toward her, but he knew she was running Wren to safety, and he didn’t want to distract her. Raya was waiting with open arms and ready to take Wren away from there. He felt a strange pull toward the moonstone scepter that he had d
Hannah“Liam…” I breathed again; my brother stood before me at the doorway with his boyish grin.He looked well; he didn’t look like someone who’s been tortured for months, and he didn’t look ill. I found it hard to believe that this wasn’t his actual body and that his body was on our land in a hospital bed decaying as time passed.My body finally unfroze, and I ran to him, wrapping my arms tightly around him and holding him close to me. My little brother was with me, and he seemed okay.“I came here looking for you,” I whispered to him. “I didn’t think it would be this easy but I’m so glad to see you.”I forgot how tall my brother is; he towered over me. I was so used to seeing him lying down. I pulled away from him and held him at arm’s length so I could scan his face and his body.“Are you okay?” I asked. “Are you
Sebastian “Where’s Hannah?” Sebastian demanded to know.“All you need to know is that she’s safe,” Xander said, his tone darkening. “If you knew what was good for you, you would leave here now.”“I’m not leaving without her. Bring her to me.”“I’m afraid she’s busy right now,” he chuckled. “But as I said, she’s perfectly safe. My servants have orders to keep her protected at all costs.”“What is it you want with her?”“I think you know exactly what it is I want,” Xander answered. “Once I’m in complete control of both our territories, I’m going to need a queen to rule with me. That’s where the lovely Hannah comes to play.”Sebastian felt fury rising through his body. There was no doubt that if he had his wolf, he would have lost control by now.“
Sebastian “Erik,” Sebastian said, going toward his wolf. Erick lifted his head. He was awake. “You old bastard. I knew you would be too strong to be weakened by that vampire asshole.” “Took you long enough,” Erik said; his voice was weak, but as Sebastian approached, he could feel him growing stronger. “We don’t have long. Once the full moon is at its peak, Xander will be powerful enough to take full control.”“He has Hannah,” Sebastian told him. “He wants to marry her and make her his queen. But she’s not going to go along with that.” “He’s powerful; is she strong enough to resist him? He seems to be able to mind-wash people down here.” Sebastian scoffed at the very thought of Hannah falling victim to the vampire k
HannahEverybody was dancing in celebration; they were celebrating Xander’s vow to marry me. He had ordered that they danced; so, they danced. The women were gorgeous and danced around their men elegantly. It was easy to see who vampires were and who was stuck here as an outsider. The vampires were pale, yet they were flawless. Their auras were dark, and all their eyes had a golden tint around their pupils, just like Xander’s.The ones trapped were pink-fleshed from the heat that bothered their skin. Their eyes were lifeless and although they maintained a pleasant attitude and plastered smiles, I could see the misery lingering in their eyes. They weren’t happy, despite what they were saying. I knew my mother wasn’t happy either. How could she possibly be happy in a place like this?“Dance with me, my love,” Xander said, reaching out his slender hand to me.I glanced up at him with a frown.“Don’t call me that,” I told him. “And no thank you.”He laughs a low and dark laugh as he grabb
Hannah“We need to get out of here,” Nora breathed. “I can’t stand it here for another moment.”I agreed with her, but escaping wasn’t going to be that easy. Especially, when I was outnumbered.“Have you seen Sebastian?” I asked.“Yes!” she said. “He’s…” she paused for a moment. She was hesitant about continuing her sentence.“He’s what?” I urged.“He’s the reason I was able to escape from the cage I was held in,” she said softly. “He’s trying to find you as we speak.” I looked around to see if anyone had noticed the return of my wolf. Nobody was paying any attention to me; they were all off in their own little worlds. Including my mother who was now speaking with a gentleman, I didn’t recognize. Liam was the only one who was eyeing me carefully; I could tell he was still worried for me.I went to him, grabbing onto his arm gently and speaking in a tone so low that only he could hear me.“You must listen to me. It’s not safe here. You need to come with us.”He shook his head with a t
Hannah“Mate?” I repeated, keeping my tone low to not alert Gabe. “I don’t understand…”“It’s true, Hannah!” Nora breathed. “I don’t understand it either, but Sebastian’s not just our chosen mate. He’s our fated mate. That’s why we always felt so drawn to him. It was meant to be!” “How did we not know this before?” “Maybe because his wolf wasn’t whole. The part of his wolf that would recognize us as our mate and vice versa was trapped in the underworld.” “But Henry…” “Lied to us,” she said flatly. “He was using that part of Sebastian’s wolf to make us think he was our mate. It was all a lie… it was Xander pulling the strings and…”Her voice trailed off as Sebastian finished climbing out of the vent. He had a mixture of emotions on his face as he ran toward me. He wrapped me in his arms and held me close to him. The warmth of his body blanketed me, and I nearly melted into him. I could feel our mate bond strengthening with each passing moment; it was like we were officially connect
SebastianSebastian recalled the moment he rescued their wolves from the cages. Both the wolves simultaneously said the word “mate” and he was dumbfounded for the first time in his life. Hannah’s wolf, Nora, had recovered quickly and she stood to her feet.“I need to find her. I can feel her pulling for me. I know where she is.” “You go, Nora,” Erik said to her in return. “We will find a way out and reach out to you.”She nodded her head before turning away and sprinting through the darkness. Once Sebastian had unleashed the wolves, he dropped the scepter to the ground. The power was overwhelming, and he feared it would take full control of him if held onto it. He wasn’t expecting the ground to absorb it.“Where’d it go?!” He shouted to his wolf. He searched both cages before coming up with the conclusion that it was gone.“That asshole must have enchanted the cage to sense the scepter and take it,” Erik said.That meant that Xander had possession of the scepter.…HannahI stared a