The implication of his words hit me just as he spoke again. You want to know why vampires would risk helping humans kidnap trolls? What if the vampires wanted something and they made an agreement with the sheik – a trade of some kind? You for the trolls.
Were your parents young when they had you? she said to him.He nodded. My mum was only eighteen. My dad was twenty-one.
What do they do for a living if they had you so young? They couldn’t have had time for an education, popping out all those kids, right?I groaned inwardly. When Harper was curious about someone, her questions became blunt and almost interrogative.To my relief, Caleb seemed merely amused by her. My dad’s father owned a farm just outside of Linlithgow. The farm goes back four generations. My parents lived and worked there with my grandparents and when my grandfather passed away my dad took over the farm. It isn’t an easy life but it’s a good one. We learned tae work hard from a young age but we also had a very nice childhood.
There he went surprising me again. Never would I have imagined that Caleb Scott had grown up on a working farm.And your parents are still there?
Aye. As is my gran. All still working away. Feeling the empty nest now that Skye’s off tae uni.
Well, Ava and I are envious as hell, Harper said, speaking for us both, which might sound forward to some people, but I was used to it. And in this case, she was right. It sounds idyllic growing up on a farm with four brothers and sisters, and parents that give a shit.Who the hell are you? Malloy demanded, his eyes darting around for other intruders.
This is my… lookout, I replied, saying the first that that came to mind. You didn’t think my boss would send me to these meetings alone, did you?Hey, I know you? Roland said to Malloy and I saw a disaster in the making.
I got between them and faced Roland. Forget him. Who’s coming?Alarm flashed in his eyes and he grabbed my hand, pulling me toward the steps. I don’t know but they look like they mean business. Probably some of his friends.