I groaned as I woke up, my whole body felt heavy, and my mouth was dry as if I had eaten an entire bag of cotton balls.
A chill ran up my spine as I remembered what had happened.
My head spun, “Stay calm, princess,”
I heard Blaze’s calming voice as I tried to sit up. I couldn’t see a thing in the darkness that surrounded us, wherever here was.
“Blaze? Oh my god, are you okay? What happened? Where the hell are we?” my heart began to race as the reality of our situation set in.
But I couldn’t have been happier to know that he was okay.
“Shhh…It’s okay.I won’t let anything happen to you; I promise.”
The sound of his calm voice seemed to calm me some.
“Blaze, who was that man?”
I whispered, unsure if anyone else was around to listen to our conversation.
“That would be Devin, and he drugged us with wolfsbane. High doses of it.”
His voice was laced in anger as he spoke.
My eyes widened in shock.
Devin? The Devin from the stories everyone told me about.
The Devin that everyone thought was dead.
My mate? The comment Devin made before I passed out ran through my head.
“Blaze, what did he mean when he said you could possibly be my mate?”
I could hear Blaze sigh as if he was unsure of what to say.
“I guess he is referring to the prophecy. Anyone you grew up around could be your mate,” he gritted out, “you won’t know who your mate is until you shift.”
I knew that, and I also knew that my mate would have already given up on finding me and moved on by the time I shifted.I heard a door bang before I squeezed my eyes shut, trying to adjust to the sudden bright light that filled the room.
“Thought I heard the two of you in here talking.” I slowly opened my eyes and saw Devin standing near the cell door.
I looked around and chains held his arms above him, with shackles around his ankles.
This sight broke my heart.
I moved, trying to crawl to him, but my body felt too heavy.
“Aww, look at that, but just a warning, you will regret it if you try to get close to him,” Devin snarled at me.
Blaze let out a growl as he eyed the sickly-looking man, “Hurt her, and I will make sure you suffer a long, painful death before I rip your throat out.”
Devin let out a dark chuckle before clicking his tongue, “Don’t try to be a hero, kid. Haven’t you heard? Heros always end up dead. But don’t worry, it won’t be her I hurt; it’ll be you. Well, at least until my patience runs out anyways.”
“Go to hell,”
I sneered as I held on to the wall to stand up.
Devin opened the cell door and slowly made his way toward Blaze.
I tried not to show how scared I was as he stared at me intently.
With a nod of his head, another man entered the cell, a smile plastered on his face.
“Finally,” he said before laying into Blaze.
The sound of the man’s fist connecting with Blaze had me cringing.
“STOP!” I shouted as I tried to lunge for the man.
Devin stepped in front of me, blocking my way as he lifted his hand, “Trey!”
Relief washed over me as the man stopped his assault on Blaze.
Blaze turned his head, spitting blood onto the concrete floor, “Is that it?”
I narrowed my eyes at Blaze; I couldn’t believe he was trying to taunt them into beating him more.
“Take the chains off, and we can have some real fun,”
Blaze smiled at the two, not paying any attention to me.
“You’re brave, ‘ll give you that, but for now, I need you to shut up so! can talk to the princess here,” Devin snarled before turning back to me.
“What do you want?” I questioned.
Devin stared at me, no emotion in his eyes.
“I have what I want,” his eyes scanned over me, “you.”
A growl erupted from behind him as Blaze yanked at the chains holding him.
“Calm understand what he wanted me for.I know it had something to do with the prophecy, but I’m useless until I shift. Even then, we don’t know exactly what will be so powerful about me.
“My dad will find us, so you should probably start running now,”
I smarted off, trying to get his attention away from Blaze.
I noticed Blaze wasn’t healing as he should be, and I’m sure it had something to do with the wolfsbane he had been injected with.
Devin laughed sinisterly, “He won’t find us, and before you say anymore, Apollo won’t either.
Hell, do you know how long they looked for me and never succeeded?”
“Look, princess, it’s simple. You will stay here until you shift, which should be soon, or you should hope it’s soon; then you will work for me. You will control all the supernatural and have them do what I want. The first thing we will do is kill the vampires. They should have helped me when they had the chance.”
It was my turn to laugh now, “No one knows when I will shift, and sorry, but control all supernaturals? You should stop reading fairytales, Uncle Devin,” I spat out like venom.
Devin spun around, coming face to face with me, “You will learn to keep your mouth shut!”
With a flick of his wrist, Trey started hitting Blaze again.
“Every time you think about running that mouth of yours or fighting back, or disobeying in any way…Blaze will pay the price. Got it?”
I could feel his hot breath against my face as he spoke, “Yeah, I got it.”
I glared at him as! watched him and his puppet leave the cell.
“Blaze! I’m so sorry!”
I fell to my knees, unable to stand anymore.
“It’s okay, princess. I’m fine.”
I crawled toward him as the tears began to fall down my face.
“I’ll do whatever he wants me to. I’ll make sure you are safe,”
I cried as I pulled myself up in front of him, wrapping my arms around his waist.I felt Blaze inhale deeply before he spoke again, “You won’t do more than they can give.”
I didn’t respond; in my mind, I had already decided I would do whatever I had to to keep Blaze safe.
He didn’t ask for this, and he wouldn’t suffer because of my crazy family.
“Kyra, look at me.”
I lifted my head just enough to look into his sky blue eyes that already had black circles forming around them.
“Promise me.No matter what they do to me, you will not give in to what they want. If you promise me this, I will promise you that I will be okay. I need you to be strong, the way your dad raised you.”
I shook my head; there was no way I could agree to that.
“Kyra, please, babe, I need you to promise me.”
My eyebrows scrunched in confusion at him, but now wasn’t the time to question him about it, “I promise,”
I whispered as I watched his face relax some at my words.