Title: Flash Fire
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.
The Major defended and receded back into Jasper as Garrett’s connected with him, hands flying up and blocked every bite as they tumbled through the trees till they hit an open field. Jasper did the best he could to hold back his beasts and fight off the all-consuming black rage that Garrett was feeling.
“Garrett!” He hissed as he felt the familiar sting of venom bite into his neck before he found himself flung around and slammed into the ground once more. He stilled as he stared at the black eyes of one of his eldest friends above him, it was not often Garrett lost control and Jasper had to admit it was a little unsettling when he did.
“You bastard!” Garrett snarled viciously. “You goddamn fool! Has she not suffered enough for you! BECAUSE OF YOU AND YOU WANT TO ADD MORE TO THAT?”
“It wasn’t supposed ta be that way, she’d supposed t’maim me!” He replied calmly. “I can feel the ache deep inside still, the anger and the bitter hate.”
Garrett bared his teeth, venom dripping down and hissing as it touched the open wound on the Majors neck. “You are just as cruel as the others. To think that allowing her to hurt you would make all that pain she carries to vanish is an insult. Did you even think that there would be no satisfaction in her hurting you, that she’d shield herself from your gift even if you forgave her?”
The question was laced with an emotion even Jasper couldn’t place. It was dark and taunting and oh so wrong coming from the usually calmest and fun loving joker of them all.
“Nomad stop, I’m okay.” Enyo whispered, her hand running down the nap of his neck and spine.
“No he needs to hear this Sabel. What would have happened if you two fought? What would you have done?” He snarled, regretting it instantly as he felt her hand flinch on his back, but he dared not tear his eyes away from Jasper’s that were locked onto his mates.
Jasper saw the flinch, the regret and the instant her eyes flickered away Jasper knew… Guilt slammed into him. “You would have dropped your shield. I… I would have hurt you instead.”
A snort left Garrett’s lips at the continued silence and pushed away from the Major. “The scars she carries are not scars to her, they’re shackles. The ones on her wrists are the shackles to me, the ones on her arms and legs are to her prodigies… her neck, the thick rope of scars that are raised and deep are her shackles of love to you and them. You would have given her another – intentional or not – because you thought it would help. No Major, you would have added another link to her misery.”
There was no words to be said, none that could form or escape from his lips as Garrett stepped back and sat down heavily, clutching his head in his hands as he did so. His eyes tried to seek out his sisters but she too refused to look at either of them and maybe, maybe he had done the same amount of damage if not more to his sister because he thought he was doing what was best.
“I’m… I…” He tried to stammer out, pausing in horror as Isa turned her hollow eyes upon him, his hands flinging out to catch her as everything within her shut down.
Author Note: *chuckles darkly*