Emil couldn’t believe how calmly Tangen was taking the fact that an unknown ship was heading straight for them. He was literally nearly peeing himself in fright. The only thing that gave away that Tangen was worried was Emil could see the veins in his neck standing out with the force of his clenched jaw.
Pressing on the intercom button he spoke. “Blayze we have an unknown heading our way. I think you should come to the control deck.” Emil reached out and placed his hand over and placed it on Tangen’s. Tangen patted it in comfort. “Don’t worry Emilian, our ship is cloaked they won’t even know we are here.”
But worry Emil did. Even though he knew deep down that he probably should know all this, yet he still spun out because without his full memory everything was so overwhelming and so frightening.
“Nathan, do we know what sort of ship she is or what race she belongs to?” Blayze asked as he walked into the room followed closely by Jettermane.
Emil watch as Jettermane walked past the talking men and placed his hand on the view screen and brought it to life. “What’s he doing?” someone asked. Emil didn’t look to see who had spoken. He was too fascinated by what Jettermane was doing without ever once touching a control.
The screen displayed what he assumed was the other spaceship and being that were so beautiful it hurt his eyes to look at them. Glancing around at the others in the room he saw the same looks on all their faces and especially Geven’s he looked almost transfixed by what he was seeing.
“I think you have something that belongs to me.” Jettermane spoke, “Well not me technically, but you have something, or rather someone, who belongs to my world.”
The other being frowned and anger was evident in his eyes. “I will not allow him to be treated like he was. Why should I return him when he was clearly in such distress?”
Jettermane leaned toward the screen. “I was un aware of his treatment I have been away and am just now returning home. I have his mates with me. Ask Arie if he wishes to be returned to his mates? Ask him if he still wishes to be part of the triad with Tangen and Emilian? I will abide by his wishes, whatever he chooses.”
Emil’s hand tightened on Tangen’s as he felt his mate tense under his touch… Tangen’s words did nothing to soothe him “It’s alright Buska, Arie will not deny us.”
Yet strangely there was a tension in his stomach that said whatever Arie had been through might just make him leery of coming back to them. He hoped it wasn’t true, but some small part of him worried.
The main being whispered to someone outside their field of vision, before turning back to frown at them all once more.
Arie worried that he was never going to see his beloved mates again. The Clandyke Coven had not treated him well he had been soiled and used as a fuck toy for whoever wanted him as long as it was done in front of the whole clan. And he had been used over and over just to make sure he realised he had no say over who he was anymore. He hated them all and had tried on numerous times to end it before his lovers, his mate, his husbands found out what had been done to him.
And now sadly he had been sold to a race of beings he had never knew even existed before. So far they were being kind and gentle with him, but Arie had to wonder how long the reprieve would last before they also took what they wanted.
His life wasn’t meant to be this way.
The door to his new prison open up to a soft hiss of air. Alexi the second in charge walked in and knelt before him. “Little one, there is a man who is claiming that he owns you. He asked that you be told that he is on board another vessel with some people he claims are your mates. He asks whether or not you wish to speak with Tangen and Emilian – do you know these people?”
Arie’s heart lurched. His body trembled as stood and headed to the door.
“Little one?” Alexi had risen and placed a hand gently on his shoulder. “If these men truly are you mates, would you ask them to help us before we perish from our eternal drifting? Your planet was meant to save us and yet we found it corrupted by evil spawn.”
“Not all my people are evil, just the one vampiric sect you happened to come across first. The rest of us are normal and well-adjusted, and if you had have met with our king and Xerx you would know that.” Tears spilled down his face. “Please I need to see if my husbands still want me.”
Steeling himself for the worst Arie made his way to the control room. He had been on board the ‘Faeoline’ for more than a month and had no trouble navigating the ship. His breath held as he walked across the room to stand beside Raineo. Prince, and heir apparent of the Faeo System. Turning to face the screen he couldn’t see through the tears that flooded his eyes.
“My Loves, Do you still want me?”
Tangen burst out of the chair and ran toward the screen. It really was Arie… his heart all but stopped at the tears on his mate’s face. “Of course I still want you? You belong to me? You belong to Buska?”
“What about you, Emilian?” Arie asked hollowly.
Tangen watched as so many emotions ran across his mates face before he finally spoke. “I’m sorry, I don’t remember you. Though, my heart tells me you are mine, my brain and memory can’t say the same. Though I do want you – my heart knows it will always want you.”
“Alright then,” a calm voice said from behind them and Tangen knew what was about to happen. “De-cloak and prepare for boarding, we have a family member to reclaim.”
Tangen watched in disbelief as Jettermane chuckled beside Blayze. “Oh my love, we have more than just one family member to claim.”