Edge of Thorns 3 - Pt 31Part 31Gabriel is my guardian, and he's moved in front of me for a reason. I won't step up, but I won't abandon him.He didn't realize it, but Nathan mirrored his guardian's determined expression, curling his own hands into fists. He'd already learned his lesson when it came to getting between two quarreling angels, but he shifted his stance, firmly planting his feet on the ground, ready to defend if he had to. Raphael seemed vastly amused by this."Do you see your charge?" he asked with a chuckle. "No wonder you like him; most humans would have scurried off by now." His gaze shifted to the writer. "Do you want to watch us, Karol? Has your curiosity been piqued, or are you jealous? You are, after all, lacking in some areas...""At least consideration for others isn't one of them," Nathan shot back, meeting his gaze. To his surprise, the angel immediately broke it and stepped back, his mouth falling open in shock."You... would dare to lock eyes with me? You are ei
Echoes - Episode 4: MonsterEpisode 4: MonsterIt was agreed that it was too late to go to the warehouse that night, and everyone felt a good night's rest was needed before they confronted whatever waited for them there. It was early the next morning, shortly after sunrise, when there was a loud banging on the door to the bar downstairs. Snow bolted upright in her cot, and very nearly screamed when she was startled by the large cheetah curled up at her feet, purring in his sleep. It took a moment for her waking mind to remember it was Guy, but she still held her breath as she carefully slid her feet out from under the large cat. The cheetah stirred, stretching out and pawing the air, but remained asleep.Snow shook her head and went downstairs.Lina was already awake and making coffee and tea, everyone's mugs lined up on the counter. She gave Snow a nod and filled her cup with coffee before sliding it and the cream and sugar towards her. "Good morning, sunshine. Sleep well?"The banging on the door again.
Edge of Thorns 3 - Pt 30Part 30Gabriel is my guardian. If there's anyone I should talk to, it should be him.With a hesitant smile, the writer turned towards the angel again. "Alton," he said calmly. "Why don't you let Lidia keep you company for the day? Lately, you've seemed happier when she's around. I'll stop by Gabriel's and talk with him. Maybe if I confront him, I can trip him up, find out if he's done anything. I still doubt it, but you never know. He might tell me, especially if he feels guilty about it."Alton lifted his head and looked at Nathan wearily, but a weak smile appeared on his lips. "It's been a very long time since I've been so challenged," he said with a sigh. "I'm not on my game as much as I used to be. I appreciate your offer, but I'm not sure it will be worth the effort.""Will it hurt to try?"The angel thought about it, then sighed, shaking his head as he straightened. "No, it won't hurt to try, and I'll gladly watch Lidia in the meantime. She can come back with me to