Chapter Eighty-Four

Title: Flash Fire

Pairing: Garrett/Bella

Summary: She sacrificed a lot for her brother so he could escape hell. Now in isolation, will she find her own happiness or will war come knocking once more?

Author Note: this is going to be a drabble, so chapters will be anywhere between 100-600 words.

Chapter Eighty-Four

Garrett leant against the tree and watched as his Mate stretched and began to move, her limbs flowing swiftly and fluidly, entrapping him. It also helped that his mate was in a pair of borrowed shorts and a crop top from the sisters, her skin shimmering in the limited sun that filtered through the clouds.

His claim mark fresh on her shoulder from the previous night when they had escaped for some alone time stood out amongst the other scars perfectly. He of course allowed her to drag him from the room before the others could accost her, she still wasn’t comfortable around people and the others of her coven had mysteriously disappeared.

“You can join me Nomad,” Bella called out with a grin.

He cast his mate a smirk before jerking forward, pulling her into his arms with a chuckle. “Why when I can just enjoy the show you put on for me my dear.”

“Are we gonna practise or stand around and watch ye smooch all day?” Pete’s voice rang out from the back door of the Cullen’s mansion.

Bella sighed, her head dropping to Garrett’s chest before turning to face her coven brother. “We’re just waitin’ for everyone else, have Jas and Kate returned yet or no?”

“I’m right here Isa,” Jasper drawls on the wake of a wave of calm, a brilliant smile upon his face and a fresh mating mark on his neck.

“What, couldn’t satisfy the succubi or run outta steam?” Peter asked before cursing as he felt the familiar sting of his mates smack and then crunching of his sister’s shield. “Alright! I have not missed the double team, twas just sayin’, I expected the major to take three days or more.”

“No, we have a war on the horizon we will reacquaint after that.” Jasper replied, “Plus we need all the trainin’ we can get, I don’t know about you all but I haven’ been keepin’ up ta snuff and the Cullen’s ain’t ones for battle.”

“I’ve been here since the seventies,” Charlie stated from his spot on the roof, Fredrik and Oliver by his side. All three men were shirtless and barefooted, their own scars free for all to see.

“We are in the same boat,” Tanya explains, the rest of the Denali’s and the Cullen’s stepping out from the trees and into the light. Kate moved to her mates side immediately while Esme rushed passed and into the house with a jar of ashes in her arms.

Seems Alice was gone for good.

“We have not needed a reason to learn,” Siobhan explains. “We live a peaceful life.”

All the others, besides the Nomads who keep their fighting abilities and reflexes up to snuff as they travel freely from one place to another, needed to start from the beginning. Shrugging Jasper turned his eyes onto his sister who had yet to speak.

Raising her brows at the wave of curiosity that hit her Bella let out a sigh. “I make sure my shield and my fire are in harmony as you can tell from what you have seen since I jumped through that window.”

With that she held up her palm, letting a flicker of flame appear, her shield wrapping around it till it suffocated, proving her point.

Author Note: whoops, this has been written since the 21st…



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