What the fuck was going on? And why was a blind guy leading a mission with the kings Sentinels? Crimson could feel the giggle building in his chest. The closer they got to the High City the harder it was for him to keep it locked inside. The fierce warrior standing beside Javier growled with each little twitter that escaped him. He didn’t even know why he found it funny – but come on, a blind guy heading up the scouting party.
“What is your problem?” Javier asked when they stopped.
The giggle that threatened to break free finally tore from Crimson’s throat. “You’re blind, and they let you lead the scouting party.”
Talon took a menacing step toward Crimson and he stepped back until he was flush against Raevyn’s chest. “He can see – he’s not totally blind – his cat eyes work perfectly fine.”
“I’m sorry, I don’t know why I am acting this way but it seems the closer we get to The High City the more I find funny. I’m so hard not to laugh and I know Javier’s blindness isn’t funning I just can’t seem to stop.” Crimson started to panic – he really did know this wasn’t a funny situation. Something wasn’t right and he couldn’t actually say what was wrong with him.
“Mate,” Raevyn pulled Crimson closer to his body, “Are you feeling alright?”
“No.” Crimson’s whole body started to shake ‘Holy fuck, what the hell was going on?’
Raevyn swept his mate up into his arms as the much smaller man passed out. Something wasn’t right. It seemed like someone was using forces of darkness against his mate. Only five beings should be capable of causing something like this and when he found out which of his cousins it was he was going to beat the ever-living-shit out of them. They had no right to cause hurt to Crimson.
It never even crossed his mind that they might be playing with Crimson like this because their powers wouldn’t work on him. Nor did he even realise that maybe this was revenge for what he had done to others. It never even crossed his mind that what one of them did could not be undone by another.
All that mattered was the man in his arms.
Javier wasn’t really angry at the hawk shifter – he supposed in a weird kind of way it really was kind of funny. Even though he still had trouble with his eyes he could still see in a fashion… yet he missed the colour that had once seemed so natural, now everything was just shades of grey.
Talon never once complained about being stuck with a defect for a mate and for that he loved the warrior even more – if that was possible.
“When we get inside the Castle I will have one of the healers come and check over your mate.” He said to Raevyn.
His body shuddered because there was a power coming off of Raevyn which no mortal man should possess. Even though he looked like a man there was something that put all of Javier’s senses on alert. He would have to find a way to tell Quin and Bray and tell them what he thought. He knew it was just a feeling but his gut had never led him astray before. Something told him Raevyn was a shifter but for the life of him he couldn’t work out what kind.
Stepping closer to talon he laid his hand gently in the crook of Talon’s arm and continued on their way. It wasn’t like he needed the guidance he just liked the fact that Talon didn’t mind that he touched him in public. It was like saying to the whole world - this mane belongs to me – it made Javier feel like he belonged.
As the city came into view he frowned because it should have taken them a lot longer to get here than it did and again for some strange reason he got the feeling it was because of Raevyn. He was going to get to the bottom of this mystery before the end it was only a matter of time before all the pieces finally fell into place and the puzzle would be solved.
This Raevyn would need to be watched.
Nico was fascinated by everything that he saw around him. The High City was absolutely beautiful and so clean everything looked so smooth and white. For a moment he thought it was some sort of an illusion that was until he reached out a hand to touch something. An illusion would have shivered the moment he made contact.
It amazed him that all this was real.
The people they passed watched them warily, but it made no never mind. For some reason this place felt like home. He thanked whoever watched down over them that he was mated to Sentinel of the High City because that meant he got to stay – he got to make this place his home. He wondered if Crimson would like it as much as he did. He knew his nest mate would be pissed off that he had missed the walk through the city. Crimson had always liked seeing new thing. He memorised everything so he could give his brother a detailed description when he woke up.
“Where do you live?” He asked Dominic.
Dominic pointed off to another section of the city. “I have a house in the southern sector it is just by the south gates. That is my usual area of patrol.”
“Will I be staying there with you?” he asked hesitantly. He wondered if now they were home among the people his mate knew would Dominic would still want him.
Dominic smiled down at him. “Always my love, you and I are destined for eternity.”
His heart felt full to bursting with love for his beautiful mate. “Okay.”
Now all he needed was to agree to get Crimson to stay here. They had never really been parted in their whole lives. He didn’t know whether he could survive without his brother being close.
“Tonight we will stay at my home – Tomorrow we will have an audience with the Kings.”