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“It’s up.” Aunt Marie said as Dean and I focused together on the farmhouse that Lucas was keeping Athena. “Yes, it’s up.”
I took a deep breath and focused inside the farmhouse. I grew with anger when I saw what was happening to my sister. It took so much of me to not want to break from this forcefield to go after Lucas.
I had to focus, Dad was going in there to get her out. I looked over at Dean, as I knew he read my thoughts, I could see the pain in his eyes as he saw what I saw. It truly broke my heart to know that someone, who loved my sister just as much as I did, understood this family burden and pain.
“Now!” James shouted as Dean and I focused our magic onto each other, chanting.
We were creating a spell that would prevent my father from getting hurt, with anything. Let’s just hope we are able to keep the spell going.
“Let’s make this quick, it won’t be much longer that someone comes for her.” The man, that looked like a preacher said. Opening the book and clearing his throat.
I felt very funny, everything I did and felt was slow and wavey like I was about to fall asleep. I didn’t feel like myself, let alone, I wasn’t sure how I was still standing up still.
“Yeah, yeah.” I heard Lucas said, as he pulled out his phone and dialing a number. “Glen, make sure that the car is ready to go. Once we make it official, we’ve got to go.” As he hung up the phone and walked over to me.
Giving me that same evil grin, he held my hand, squeezing it tightly as I tried to pull away. “You are mine, dollface.”
I tried to speak something, but I wasn’t able to. I wanted to say something, anything that would get this all to end sooner.
“I’m just gonna skip on to the I do’s.” He looked over at Lucas, “Do you take this woman to be your wife?”
“I do, just like I would’ve with your mother.” He said, I just wanted to throw up.
“Do you take this man to be your husband?” The preacher asked, but nothing was able to come out of my mouth, I tried, but I wasn’t even able to manage any moments. I didn’t know what the hell Lucas gave me, but I felt like I was a zombie.
“Of course she does, she’s speechless.” Lucas filled it, as I glared at him. Before the preacher could rap up, the door busted down open, with my father and Eli walking through it.
“Give me my daughter back, now.” My father spoke as Lucas held up a knife to my throat, slowly, I started to have feeling in my legs.
“You took Jade away from me, Tanner, now it’s your turn to lose everything you have ever had!” Lucas said before I felt the pain coming from my neck. “One more move and she’s dead.”
“You really think you’ll kill the one thing that reminds you of Jade?” My father snapped at him as I started to wiggle my feet. “You never had Jade, to begin with, Lucas. You ever had and you never will so let my daughter go before I end your miserable life.”
I then took my right leg and slammed my foot onto his toe. He released me from his grasp, but before I could turn away, I felt a sharp pain on the side of my stomach, as I dropped to the ground, moaning in pain.
“I didn’t mean to do it!” I watched as Lucas held his hands in the air, trying to come forward to me, but my father had shot in the head with a crossbow.
Eli rushed to my side, as I felt the blood gushing out of my body. I started to feel weaker and weaker before my eyes felt like closing.
“No! No, no! I’m not going to lose you again!” I heard my father say as I felt lifeless from my body.
“It’s over, he’s dead,” I said as Dean and Logan relaxed and ended their forcefield. Tanner had texted me to let me know that Lucas was gone, but didn’t mention anything about Athena, which I’m hoping she was okay, but the vibe I was feeling, something didn’t seem right.
“Elle, why do you have the healing stuff out, no one’s,” I paused for a second when I realized that something was wrong, something was very wrong. I gathered more supplies as I entered the healing room.
“Marie, I’ll take care of it,” Elle said, as James’ rushed into the room.
“She’s coming, it’s not good,” James spoke as I threw my hands up and started to cry.
It was completely my fault that Athena got hurt. It was my idea to free Lucas to get back at Jade. I was a horrible human being for that. James came over and wrapped his arms around me. I pushed him away, I wanted to see what my actions did. I wanted to remember this.
I wanted to look back on what I’ve done, if she dies, I’ll lose my family for good.
“Let’s go, you shouldn’t see her like this,” James said as I saw them approach with Athena. My brother was carrying her, they had tried to patch her up, but she was wearing a bloody old wedding dress, that Elle had cut her free of.
“It’s my fault, James!” I yelled at him. Tanner placed Athena down as he stood over the side of his daughter’s lifeless body.
“Stay with me, Athena, please, stay with daddy.” He whispered in her ear as I watched him hold onto his daughter’s hand.
Elle then looked up at everyone. “Everyone needs to leave me to do my work if you want her to survive.” Once she spoke those words, I looked over at Tanner and mouthed the words, “I’m sorry,” As I left the room.
I was gonna make sure Athena was going to live. I looked over at James and pushed him away. “I need to be alone.” I snapped at him as I went back into my room.
I didn’t want him to be here for what I was about to do. As soon as I closed the door behind him, I cried, even more, rubbing my swollen belly. “I’m so sorry, but I have to make sure she lives, little one.”
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