Chapter Seventy-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 Seventy-Four

When Garrett grew closer to where he knew the Cullen home was he stopped and cast a look back the way he came, his eyes flickering over every surface he could for his mate. He was both worried and impressed. He knew she followed, the bond he felt wasn’t stretched but yet he could not see nor sense her.

“Garrett, the Denali’s said you were coming.” Carlisle’s voice greeted. “Where is your mate?”

Tearing his eyes away from the trees he turned to his old friend. “She’s not too comfortable at this present time with so many vampires, centuries living as a nomad. She decided to wait out here hidden until she was ready.”

“Ah yes, that’s understandable. We will welcome her when she decides to join us.” He replied, his gold eyes scanning the trees. “Come, you are the last to arrive.”

Garrett followed Carlisle through the house and couldn’t help but frown at the entirely too open spaces and walls of just glass. It always bothered him that they chose to have glass wrapping around their home, it made him feel exposed.

“Garrett, the Denali’s said you finally found your mate.” Charlotte greeted with a wide smile, her eyes flying past him eagerly to catch a glimpse only frown as no one else followed.

Kate raised her brows at Garrett’s grimace. “Why are you wet?”

“She threw me into the river,” He grunted back as he took his spot next to her, ignoring the snickers from the Denali’s and the three soldiers near the windows. His eyes narrowed as he saw the wide berth that they were given from the others in the room.

“Now that the last is here we can begin,” Carlisle spoke up, bringing the attention to him.

“We know why we are here,” Tanya spoke up unimpressed.

“Not all of us,” a woman stated, her red eyes gleaming as bright as her hair. “You called for aid and we have come, told us that it was troubling and the balance of our kind was in danger.”

Carlisle began to correct the statement. “Our secret is not under…”

Charles snorted. “Oh, it is.”

All eyes turned to the elder vampire of the three soldiers, not everyone had caught who they were exactly that they were only here for Ares and the loyalty of their creator. The Denali’s were the ones who missed the exchange completely.

“You let your coven member manipulate you for centuries, treated him like a god because of his gift, theyre gifts and now you brought the wrath down upon us all. I don’t know why I have to keep explaining this. My maker suffered greatly by Maria’s hands, she made sure the Major and her coven were dead in Maria’s eyes.” He snarled, each word becoming more of a growl than words.

“We watched as she surrendered herself to Miguel, I watched as she was torn apart so her family could have some ounce of peace!” Oliver spat out. “And all of that agony is for naught because you let a child dictate your coven, brought war to us and attention from the Volturi… and for fucking what? A human!”

Author Note: *cracks knuckles* time to escalate this!



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