That wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun. I grin, moving toward the coffee that’s already brewed in the pot. Fill myself a mug, dump in a bunch of creamer, drop in some sugar, and lean against the counter, watching her.
A boy? Tears pricked my eyes at the thought of a child in the clutches of those monsters. Are we here to find him? Please, say yes.No, it is too late for him, he said regretfully.
My eyes welled. If you knew about this, why didn’t you help them?He sighed softly. Cousin, the Fae are powerful, but we are not all-knowing. I learned about this village’s troubles a few hours ago, which is why I came for you. We cannot return their loved ones, but we can avenge them and free these people from the threat to their village.You don’t need me for that. Surely you can take out a couple of vampires?
He huffed as if he couldn’t believe I would question his ability. I can, but I’m not the one who needs an outlet for all the magic she has built up inside her.Nervous excitement flared in my chest. My body literally ached with the need to release some of this pent-up energy, but the idea of facing two vampires was terrifying, even if Eldeorin was with me. Are we talking about baby vamps or mature vamps?
Eldeorin shrugged. Does it matter?
I threw up my hands. Of course it matters. Mature vamps are super-fast and strong, and I can’t take one down with just my power. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m not packing a weapon.Don’t you dare. Don’t you dare blame yourself for what happened! This is NOT your fault, Phina. Do you hear me?
I nod, even though I don’t believe him. If I were alone, if I was as far away from DJ as possible, he never would have gotten caught up in this mess.DJ hugs me to him, exchanging a few more tense words with Jackson and then thanking the guys from the firehouse. With one arm still around me, he pulls his cell out of his front pocket and calls Dax.
Alright, I think that’s everything we need, Dax tells us as he finishes clacking away at his computer, taking our statement. You sure you guys don’t want to go to the hospital? Get checked out for smoke inhalation?DJ turns to look at me and I shake my head. I just want to go home. I want to curl up in bed and stop thinking about how I’m fucking up DJ’s life by being with him.