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Jake Macgregor has his hands full. With the weight of the world already resting on his broad, chiseled shoulders, the last thing Jake has time for is romance. It also forbids the one thing Cassia wants the most: the love of mortal Jake Macgregor. When she intervenes in a skirmish to save his life, the consequences are inescapable—even though the magic they make together is too luscious, and potent, to resist….
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Her feet hit wet grass and rain drenched her. Naked, tattooed men surrounding Jake stumbled back in surprise when she appeared. Fire filled her mind and heart, and flames flew from her fingertips.
She shouted to the goddess as she spun in a circle, her arms outstretched as the fire blasted from her body. Screams cut above sounds of rain and thunder as her fire burned the men and hit water funnels behind them. The water evaporated and fire engulfed each man that appeared. Their daggers melted. Smells of burned flesh and burned grass, along with something bitter and sour, filled the air as the men dropped to the ground, writhed, and turned to ash.
The only man she allowed to live was the one she instinctively knew had been fighting beside Jake. No remorse battled her consciousness for those she had killed. She was fully Elvin, and the Elves had no such compunctions when they fought. One glance at the man beside Jake told Cassia the man would live. But Jake was close to drawing his last breath. Fear twisted her insides so hard it felt like her heart was being squeezed between two great boulders.
With a thought she transferred them both to Otherworld. He has purpose. He is needed for the battles ahead. The Guardian knelt beside Jake and Cassia, and studied him as blood poured from his mouth and his chest heaved in hard jerks.
His eyes opened and closed like he was trying to focus and as if it took tremendous effort to move his eyelids. Her head nearly spun at the magnitude of his injuries. He wheezed and coughed up more blood as he looked up at her with glazed blue eyes. With all her concentration, she focused on repairing. Organs and an artery began to knit themselves back. Cassia began to feel light- headed from the drain on her body and magic. Her mind spun as she opened her eyes, and her focus wavered in and out.
She continued using her own healing powers on Jake as she watched her mother. She erased those wounds as well, leaving only scars. Dazed and a little disoriented, Cassia looked up at her mother. All of the blood that had been on her hands and robes vanished. Cassia looked at Jake and brushed his dark, wet hair from his eyes, blood streaking his forehead from her fingertips. He looked peaceful yet exhausted, but no longer tortured with pain.
Blood coated her hands, her arms, and her once beautiful ascension dress. The rain- soaked dress clung to her skin and her hair hung in wet clumps. Her body numbed and shook as the power of her fear and anger began to subside. But the dizziness in her head increased. Both of you. He had been asleep much longer than she had expected. Her mother had told her that Jake would need more time to recover from the shock his body had taken, but it had been three days.
The Guardian said he would need at least one more. She studied Jake for a long moment, her heart pounding a little faster and the star birthmark beneath her navel tingling. The Elvin blanket only covered him from the waist down, baring his well- honed chest, carved biceps, and the eagle, globe, and anchor tattoo on his upper right arm. Through the thin blanket she could make out his muscular thighs, and—.
Her cheeks burned. From the thickness and length of his erection beneath the soft material, it looked like he must be having a pretty good dream. Jake had always reminded her of an Otherworld warrior— proud, fierce, powerful. He had strong, square, and hard masculine features with firm lips and stubble shading his jaws. When open, his eyes were a brilliant blue. As had nearly everyone in the Alliance.
Kael lay on the wooden floor, but his head was high, his ears alert, as he watched her pace. Why do you look so disturbed? She went to one of the tall, arched windows with ivy winding around the columns of the arches. Weather never changed in the Elvin city, so windowpanes were not necessary. As she looked over the sunlit trees, she wondered if they were missing something special with no rain or storms in this enchanted place.
Along with the occasionally sunshiny days, she had become used to fog, rain, and cold in San Francisco, and in some ways she missed it.
Truthfully, she missed it a lot. With a frown she shook her head. No, she missed what the city had been before the war with the demons.
A hummingbird flitted nearby, drawing nectar from one of the red blooms that were much like hibiscus on earth. She braced her hand on the cool stone column as she leaned forward just in time to see Daire climb the steps leading to the entrance of the palace. Her throat grew dry. Cassia glanced at Jake. His jaw was dark and rough with stubble, his brown hair ruffled on the white pillow.
Even in sleep, he looked rugged, powerful. She slipped out of the room and Kael immediately trotted at her side. They moved down a short hallway and continued to the top of the staircase. Below, Daire looked up at her and she met his leaf green eyes. Her cheeks heated at the thought that the last time she had seen him he had been naked, prepared to. Cassia sucked in her breath and centered herself. She had always taken care to keep her emotions in check, and now should be no different.
But her stomach still twisted as she walked down the smooth wooden steps. The bottom of her white robe brushed the tops of her feet and she gripped the finely carved wooden banister, probably harder than she normally would have. When Cassia reached Daire, she looked at his eyes, trying to discern his emotions. He was so much taller she had to tilt her head back. He was beautiful with his perfect features, high cheekbones, and the blond hair that hung straight past his shoulders.
Shock made her rigid as he took her by the shoulders and lowered his mouth to hers. His kiss was smooth, soft, and he ran his tongue along the seam of her lips. She thought of Jake instead. What it would be like to kiss him. Confusion made her mind spin and her body tremble. Sparks crackled at her fingertips and in her belly, startling her. With an intent expression, Daire drew away.
He raised his hand and brushed her cheek with his knuckles. What makes this one so important? Cassia struggled even more to center herself. It was not his time to pass to Summerland. Anger rose in Cassia, and she had an increasingly difficult time keeping her tone even.
I am a Guardian ascending now, Daire. You should not forget that. Or you will lose the new powers you have gained.
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