Chapter Thirty-Seven

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 Thirty-Seven

It didn’t take long for her wrists to heal, another layer of scars but sealed and cared for by her Mate’s venom. Oh it still burned her, but it was soothing at the same time and she will wear these shackles of devotion as a reminder.

She ran her thumb over the scars before sighing.

“I was to tear and burn the yearlings and one of my coven members was to be in that batch. I couldn’t do that to my brother. So I had made a deal with the demon that created us. Mexico for my family’s freedom. We had made a plan to escape but I made my own, for I knew she would not let them go freely. She would use them to manipulate me and so I set the barn on fire, throwing them into the depths without revealing… I made them think I betrayed them.” The sob that escaped from her lips caught halfway in her throat.

“I took that pain, the punishment for the knowledge of my family’s freedom. I hoped that the Captain made sure they didn’t come back because of that betrayal. So I sunk into Enyo and let my beast reign free. For many years I was that monster until Charles, Oliver and Fredrik. They made me feel again and I grew oh so weary… I met with Miguel, his power to debilitate was the only way that would make my death seem real… I made sure all knew I was dead and his punishment made sure of it.”

Garrett couldn’t help but gather her in his arms, tucking her head under his chin. He knew who she spoke of. He knew Peter, Charlotte and Jasper. He had heard their story from their point of view, their sadness or anger in Peter’s case. “Why didn’t you go back to them?”

“I could not find them and then I came across my brother, he was happy… he was like he was before the war, both wars and I couldn’t let my pain ruin that.” She admitted softly. “The only one who knew I was alive was Charles and I found myself here and here I stayed.”

“I can tell you where Peter and Charlotte are. I could call them for you.” He explains after a moment of silence while pretending her body didn’t stiffen.

Bella hurt, the names of her kin spoken out loud had hurt. It sent the spike deeper into her soul and the guilt raged on inside. Shame unlike before seemed to shine through and she shook her head, she couldn’t face them… not after what she had done, not with the betrayal that burned so bright behind Peter’s eyes as she ripped her brothers head off. “No. Not yet.”

“Okay.” He understood.

Author Note: well hell… this was not what i intended… again don’t forget to review.



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