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Before we even started training, we all had to meet in the meeting room to talk about something. I wasn’t sure what it was about, but for some reason, my Aunt Marie looked like she was glowing happy.
The only thing that would make me happy is if they say the war wasn’t going to happen at all, but with me involved, I might make this worst than it seems. What Lewy said has been running through my mind, whether I should have him erase all memories of Ricky.
I still didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I had to make up my mind quick. This upcoming battle won’t wait for me. I looked over back at my Aunt Marie, she had her fingers entwined with James. I was a little confused because James and she never seemed to be that close.
“Thank you all for meeting. I know we still have quite a bit of training to do, but we have another factor to address.” Elle spoke as she looked over at my Aunt and James. “Go ahead.”
My Aunt Marie’s smile didn’t go away, as she stepped closer to the table. “I have a wonderful announcement for everyone. Although I didn’t expect this to happen, but it did and I might not be as useful as I need to be.” She paused and took a deep breath. “I’m expecting a child.”
I was shocked, I thought it was something to do with me, but I looked at her and gave her a smile. When I read more into mom’s journal’s, Aunt Marie wanted to be with James to give her a child, to keep her young and alive. Now, it has finally happened. I looked over at Logan as he glanced at me, as well.
“Thank you, but now, I might be in more danger since the hybrid’s will want to kill me first.” Aunt Marie explained. She sat down at the table as all of our eyes looked at Colin, as he stood up.
“So, how are we going to do the protection spell now? We need one of you two, don’t we?” Colin asked, placing both of his hands on the table.
Elle interrupted. “James is going to do it. Now that’s said an done,” Elle looked over back at my Aunt, “Once the spell is cast, you will be the chosen one to stay in and keep it up when the battle starts. You won’t be alone, we will have some of Lewy and Colin’s men with you.”
My eyes glanced over at Lewy’s and I heard him say something that only I could here: Have you made up your mind about it?
I looked over at Dean as he held my hand under the table. He gave me a smile, my eyes went back up to Lewy again, as I nodded.
As soon as we left the meeting, I could hear voices get louder. I knew my Aunt Marie and James left before us, but this wasn’t them, it was my mother.
“You got her pregnant??” I heard her ask, as we saw my mother standing in front of James. “The only reason why you are even with her is that she saved your life from being a junky all your life.”
I watched as James had anger in his eyes. “What’s going on?” Logan said, coming up next to me, I shrugged and then he looked over at our mother.
“Why would you even care? I loved you before Tanner did and yet you still went with him!” James paused and looked over at Logan and I. “Jade, I even thought those kids were mine! I was heartbroken that I couldn’t have kids, but you should be happy for us. We both didn’t think this would go anywhere, but it did and I wouldn’t change it for the world.”
He held my Aunt Marie’s hand as it warmed my heart. “I love her and our child,” James said, as my Aunt Marie gave him a kiss on the cheek. They left down their hall, as my mother started to follow them. My father grabbed her wrist and pulled her away.
“We need to talk.” He said as they headed outside. I didn’t understand what my mother’s outburst was, but as I looked over at Logan, I could notice that he was over our mom’s attitude on everything.
Once Jade and I were outside the tree, I was over it all. The fights, the disagreements, and especially with what had just happened. Ever since I found my sister and brought her into our children’s life, it’s been such a problem.
The kids needed to know who she was, I wasn’t gonna hide them from that. Jade has been making me hold it all back from them. The night I left, we had a fight about it all. How I was choosing her sister over her.
All I wanted to do was find Marie and welcome her to our family. It had taken her years before she was able to control her thirst of blood, but Jade insisted on waiting long, so I left to find out for myself. I knew that my sister would never harm me, I’ve always checked up on her and asked her how she had been and stuff.
I knew about James being turned and that Marie and him were together. I didn’t want to tell Jade because I knew she would overreact to this all, as she was doing now. After what she said about my sister, I just can’t let her say that.
“Why are you being so fucking heartless?” I blurted out, as she looked shocked as I spoke.
“I’m not, Tanner! All of this is too much for me! James and Marie being together, let alone pregnant! Our children are witches and too young to be on there own! I can’t handle it! This is all of Marie’s fault!” She screamed at me, as I felt my blood boiling.
“You can’t blame this on just Marie! This isn’t her fault! If you want to blame someone, blame our grandmother!” I screamed back at her. “Why can’t you just be happy that our children are doing something to save the world? You should be happy that they have an aunt that they changed back into a human, that they can get to know. They don’t have anyone, but us, Jade.”
I looked into her eyes, I saw how upset she was, but something inside me clicked. She still loved James. After all this time of him being dead, she still loved him. She stayed quiet, as
I asked one more thing of her. “You still love him, don’t you?”
Her eyes grew big, as I spoke those words. I saw a tear slip from her cheek. I knew it. She wouldn’t tell me. I had a feeling that it was true, but I didn’t want to believe it.
“I never wanted to hurt you, Tanner. I just didn’t want to leave our kids with a broken family.” She finally spoke after a few moments of silence. “I love you.”
“Just go, Jade. Go back home. I’ll handled the kids, I’m not gonna leave them in a time of need.” I said as Jade started to cry more.
I turned back and was about to head back into the tree, but I heard a scream, when I turned back around and saw Jade with a blank face. My eyes grew in horror when I saw a blunt sword come through her chest, piercing her heart.
“No!!” I screamed as I pulled the sword from her chest and carefully held her body. I looked into her eyes, my eyes started to water as I held her.
“Don’t leave them.” She spoke before slowly closing her eyes for the last time. As I looked over, I saw Lewy and Colin run over to me.
“What happened?” Colin asked as I looked up at him. He looked down at Jade and saw her body. “Shit.”
I watched as Lewy picked up the sword that was imbedded into Jade’s chest. As he looked over the sword, he shock his head. “Looks like the war has just started.” Lewy said as he looked over at Colin.
I just held Jade in my arms, not believing that this was happening.
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