Carlos asked me to call you. He’s at the hospital and his battery is almost dead, but he knew you’d want an update.
Oh yes. It’s one of the hardest things about owning a couch like this. People try to storm your home all the time to destroy it because they think anything this magical must be a sin. They warn you about this at the furniture store before you buy it. They had to put a guard on it in the showroom. It was crazy. He looked at her with a straight face until her laughter finally made him crack a smile.She stuck her fork into the risotto and took a bite.
He looked up, his fork halfway to his mouth.What? ‘Oh my God’ what?She was too busy eating to answer at first.
Oh my God, this risotto, that’s what ‘Oh my God!’ I had no idea it was going to be this good!His most smug smile spread over his face, but she didn’t even care.
Tell me more. What’s so ‘Oh my God’ about it? I want details, please.
She waved her finger in his face and retreated to the far corner of the couch.Darian continued. "He knew. Somehow, he knew what was going to happen. Before the spell went off, he said, 'Tell my brother he was right, but this was the only way I saw where you all lived. Tell him I'm sorry for what I've done, but I'd do it again.' He created a shield that protected us from the spell; without him, we'd all be dead, or worse, feral."
Kendrick felt his stomach knot. Keelan had known all along what his fate would be if he joined the Alpha Unit. Kendrick had told him of his premonition two hundred years ago. In fact, it had been the root of the argument that led to Keelan leaving home. That Keelan had had his own premonitions and thought of the others first, hurt. A part of him felt betrayed, as if Keelan didn't care that he was Kendrick's only family. However, that small, rebellious voice quieted when he looked up and saw the pain in Darian's eyes. For over two hundred years, Keelan had called the Alpha Unit home, and judging by the way the members of this house were acting, he had also called them family."I want to scream and curse him, you know," Kendrick finally admitted.
Darian nodded. "I called him an idiot and screamed in his face after it happened."Kendrick looked into the large fae's face and recognized a look he had seen not only on his own face but on Caiden's as well, the expression of an older brother who had failed to protect his younger sibling.