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Actaeon & Semele

Chapter One

The journey to the crypt had been a long one. Desert sand clung to her eyelashes and dusted her clothing, making them look like ruddy copper rather than the bright red and gold they had been. She reached out a hand, her fingers splaying over the smooth stone of the entrance, her eyes closing as pale blue light traveled from her to the locked door. “Bats’yek.” Open. She said and heard the sound of creaking gears and straining ropes. There was a thunk and then the doors slid open, grinding against the floor before sticking. Darkness greeted her and she slipped through and whispered a command so an orb appeared before her then floated slowly down the shadowed hallway. Dust had long settled here on the coffins set in alcoves along the walls and the subtle scent of long dried up oils permeated the air. This crypt housed many a long dead warrior, buried with their most prized possessions, but the thing she sought was in the room at the end, the thing they supposedly guarded even in death, the one she needed. read more

Lachlan, Teague, & Kennedy 2

Chapter One

“Are you sure?” Teague asked as he read the letter Lachlan had received. The message was short, simple: I know who you are, please come see me. “I mean it could be a trick and what if they don’t mean what you think they mean?”

“I’ve thought about that, but what if we have a chance to learn how we happened, to get a better grasp of what we are.” read more

Virginia & Naor

Chapter One

Naor ached as he laid beside a river under a small bridge. He had narrowly gotten out of that fight, only getting away at all because his father taught him how to tear through into other worlds. It was dangerous but that situation had called for drastic measures. He’d return to where he was from once he had a good nights sleep and could do it responsibly. He was just about to pass out when a woman approached him. He could tell she meant no harm, not a single one of his senses felt any threat, just compassion “excuse me” read more

Nesoi & Crius 3

Chapter One

Crius watched nervously as Nesoi swam into the deeper water, his heart twisting in his chest as he watched for sharks or aggressive seals. She was searching for shells for a project she was working on and he had insisted on accompanying her. She dipped low and picked up another then turned and made her way back to him. “Can we go back now?” He asked as his eyes moved to her slightly rounded belly. read more

Faye & Uther 2

Chapter One

“Can I say this kind of hurts my brain?” Lewis said as he walked next to Uther. “I mean really hurts.”

Uther chuckled. “That’s why she’s taking us to another world, to show you.”

“I’m sorry if it all sounds a bit insane.” Faye added. “It’s just you’re his friend and he didn’t want to be dishonest.” read more

Maksym & Poppi

Chapter One

Maksym was almost to his brothers mansion so he decided just to relax a bit. It was time to check on him again and make sure he wasn’t doing anything he shouldn’t to anybody or to the land around him but he was tired and he wasn’t quite sure he was mentally ready yet to deal with whatever crap Lakopa was doing now. Lakopa was older by about twenty years and just like him, he looked a lot like their mother. However, he was more like their father in attitude. Maksym knew his parents never had much more than a sexual relationship but still, he wasn’t sure how his dad even ever got his mother in bed with him. He didn’t think on this too long, instead he just enjoyed how beautiful it was in this area. read more

Romulus & Isobel 2

Chapter One

“Romulus.” His name being whispered close to his ear woke him. His arms wrapped tighter around the sleeping Isobel and he became still, taking in every scent and noise. There was no one there, not physically anyway. “Romulus.” This time he realized the voice came from within his head and it sounded more masculine, more familiar. read more

Nigel & Vina 4

Chapter One

Aleece and Panya sat side by side on a Clif. They were enjoying looking over at the gorgeous land Panya wasn’t allowed into. Panya really wanted to explore but she had never disobeyed her parents and she wouldn’t start now. She knew any time her father told her she couldn’t do somthing it was always with her best interest at heart. She looked up to him and felt lucky to have such a loving father. Panya rolled her eyes when Aleece started up again “Lets just go Panya. Your parents don’t have to know. They let us stay out as late as we want. I won’t tell on you” read more

Armel & Creda

Chapter One

Creda was alert as she walked through the misty forest. She had opted for a pair of breeches and a white shirt rather than her dress just in case she had to fight The Bear King and his tribe. If it had not been for her hitting a dead end in finding her father, she wouldn’t be here. She didn’t feel like she needed the help of the shifter and wasn’t sure why her father would so easily trust such a dangerous creature. She had thought of turning back multiple times, but the thought of her father staying the captive of vampires drove her forward. She gritted her teeth. She had begged him to take her, but he had refused, saying it was too dangerous even for her. She had argued with him, he had argued back, their last words had been angry and she had regretted it. It was the sudden complete silence that brought her out of her musings and she reached inside her shirt sleeves, pulling out the twin daggers as she came to a stop. She was being watched, she could feel the eyes boring into her. read more

Makana & Zikmund

Chapter One

Makana stood in the royal stable where she kept her horse Sarah. Just as her mother and father had been allowed, she was allowed to keep her horse there since she served the king and queen. Makana was getting her horse groomed and ready for the job she had to leave on the following day. She had been on many jobs before but this one would be the hardest of her life. It was to be the first bounty she would track without her parents by her side. They had both died a few months back, her mother of age and her father a few days after in his sleep. Makana had no doubt he only died from lack of will to live once he lost Dawn. Her mother has been his everything aside from her and she was glad they were both in a better place together. read more