Edge of Thorns 4 - Pt 26Part 26
He went through enough hell the first time. His ordeal is done; I won't get him tangled in this again.
The redhead drew a deep breath, willing himself to remain calm. Professional, like Scott had decided to do. "We can't say much more than we already have," Nathan told him with a serious frown, hoping he wouldn't press too much. "To do so would put more lives in danger."
Avery remained skeptical. "The hell does that mean?"
"They came for him, did they not?"
Everyone turned towards Micah, standing in the hallway between the living room and bedrooms in his bare feet and a bathrobe. Thankfully, the light from outside was enough to account for the dim glow in his golden eyes, but that didn't change the twist of pain in Nathan's chest when he saw the angel's worried expression. Any time Micah didn't have his usual scowl felt odd, but it was particularly jarring to see him look genuinely fearful, especially as he walked over to the bay window to stare outside.
Edge of Thorns 4 - Pt 25Part 25
I don't have time for this...
As much as he wanted to figure out who that woman was, an excited, triumphant cry from Scott as he got the door open was much more enticing, and with barely another glance back at Gabriel and Moloch in the street, he hurriedly followed his coworker inside. As soon as they were in the shop, Scott immediately locked the door behind them, the deadbolt too, for good measure.
"Thank God," the reporter sighed with relief, but Nathan shook his head.
"Let's not just yet; we should get back up to the apartment, check on everyone else."
The writer didn't need to elaborate, Scott's elation at getting indoors quickly fading. Neither of them wanted to think that they weren't safe inside, but worse was thinking about Avery and Lidia still asleep upstairs, completely unaware of the danger if it could somehow get in. They said nothing else as they both rushed for the stairs, dashing to the apartment above.
Alton had left his apartment door unlocked,
Edge of Thorns 4 - Pt 24Part 24
I need to get Scott away from her and we need to get out of here!
Nathan knew there was no time to waste and no way he could help Alton now. He had to get back inside with Scott -- if only he had listened and left when the angel had told them to -- and they had to get away soon. Scrambling away from whatever it was Alton had become, he did the only thing he could think of to distract Gula. Shoving the paper and the keys into his pockets, he quickly scooped up a handful of snow, packed it down tightly and hurled the resulting ball into the Sin's head. "Get off of him!"
The snowball hit hard against her ear, enough for her to growl and loosen her hold but not enough to make her release. It did, however, provide Scott with an opening to break free. He jammed his elbow into Gula's stomach, but then (to Nathan's surprise) turned and grabbed her, flipping her over his shoulder and into the snow, sending up a burst of flurries when she made contact. The two men br
Edge of Thorns 4 - Pt 22Part 22
I think we should investigate, but I don't think it's safe for either of us to go out there alone...
Nathan nodded as he rose from his seat and ran his fingers anxiously through his hair. "I won't be able to sleep no matter what I do, but I especially won't be able to if I don't check this out." He turned to his coworker with a rueful smirk. "But I also think you're right about one thing: we should tell Alton. If it ends up being nothing, great. If it is something..."
"Better safe than sorry," Scott agreed, stretching and yawning one more time. "You wake him up; I'll get our coats."
The two nodded at each other, then crept quietly to their tasks (Avery was still asleep on the couch, after all). Nathan hoped that Alton wouldn't be upset about being woken up at this hour, but just as he reached to tap on his door, the door next to him -- to Lidia's room -- creaked slowly open. With his nerves already on edge, the writer jumped, but breathed a sigh of relief w