Gus slurped at his Sprite, but I didn’t bother to correct him. That’s what moms were for. Big sisters were for movies and contraband soft drinks.
She ran after me. He could be anywhere. How will you find him?I stopped and stared at her, flinching at the sympathy in her eyes. I don’t... My mind raced desperately and the answer hit me. Heb. He can find him. I took off running again, followed closely by Jordan and Desmund. Eldeorin had said if I ever needed him, to send the dwarf and he would come.
Heb was polishing the silver when I burst into the kitchen, and I almost sobbed in relief. I need Eldeorin, Heb. Please!He disappeared without a word, leaving me clinging to the granite countertop for support. Please, don’t let us be too late.Desmund placed his strong hands on my shoulders and turned me to face him. Worry darkened his eyes. What are you going to do when the faerie gets here, little one?
I’m going after Nikolas and Chris.Nikolas would not want you to endanger yourself that way.
Don’t! I pulled away and he let me go. Don’t talk about him like he’s gone.
He held up a hand. I’m sorry. I didn’t intend that the way it sounded. I only meant that if he was here, he would not be happy with what you are planning.The redhead’s attention shifted back to me and instead of fear I felt a flash of annoyance. Why did everyone assume I was the weak one? I looked at Jordan’s sword and listened to the two growling werewolves behind me. Okay, maybe this time they were right.
I think he likes you, Jordan said, laughter in her voice.The blond vampire yelled at his friend who was still making a God-awful racket as he tried to remove my arrow. Shut up, Trevor!
I can shut him up for you, Jordan said sweetly. Wouldn’t take more than a second.You can have her, snarled the redhead. I want the little one.