Part 2 of Chapter 13A Chapter by Layla J Omorose
Radien appeared before his father. He could feel the tension in the air. As he took a step forward a dead-boneed chill went over him. He stood stone still, freezing in mid stride.
“He’s free.” Bion spoke from where he was seated in his throne chair.
“Impossible.” How could that be? He was sure the devil didn’t get any of the blood he needed. He hadn’t seen any blood coming from Melody.
“You can feel it can’t you…His darkness is filling the air around us.”
Yeah he could feel it. Every nerve in his body was on edge. The hairs on the back of his neck were rising. “How…?”
“The Absineian Dagger”
Radien clenched his teeth “Aprophis.”
Bion moved from his throne. There was something frantic, panicked even, in his aura. His steps were hasty and uneven; unnatural for a being that usually walked with grace and pride.
This was not good. Radien had never seen his father rattled like this; even when Radien had fought with Iraon in the past his father had remained calm and collected, stoic even.
“Now what? And why the hell didn’t you destroy the dagger in the first place?” Radien continued.
“We prepare for war…That dagger is one of the Minori weapons and it cannot be destroyed. So long as The Trio lives so does their weapons. And you know as well as I do that to kill the Trio would disrupt the blance of power…” He paused. “You know that if they die then you and your brothers must die too. That is something I will not allow.”
“Didn’t you have enough common sense to hide the dagger better?” He couldn’t believe his father’s stupidly.
“All of them were hidden and their power concealed…at least I thought they were.”
Radien couldn’t hold the smart a*s remark that flew out of his mouth. “Well maybe you shouldn’t think so much. It doesn’t seem like you have been doing a good job lately.”
Before he could react he felt himself being tossed into the far wall. The force of the hit was so hard it rattled the walls of the throne room. He landed on the floor like a sack of potatoes. He turned his heated gaze to his father, the fury that burned in his fathers eyes that mimicked his. The tension thick in the air as Radien dusted himself off.
“Don’t dare disrespect me remember I am the one who gave you life.” Bion’s voice echoed through the room. His tone was dark and dominating. His fist clenched at his sides as he restrained himself from lashing out at his son.
Radien braced himself, ready to square off against his father.
Bion shook with the force of his rage as he stared at his son. He stood looking into a younger reflection of himself, tempted to snap his neck.
His head whipped around at the sound of the familiar voice. It caressed his ear and made his heart skip.
He had to be hearing things.
His name echoed in the air once again the same moment she appeared before him.
His eyes fixed on her automatically. Her cherry and woman scent hit him like a ton a bricks and he staggered back.
“Anima?” He turned his back to his son and walked over to where she stood in the middle of the room. She called to him like a beacon of light. His feet seemed to weigh him down, his steps slow and heavy.
Surely he was seeing things. She had been dead for centuries. There was no way she could be alive…could she?
Their eyes locked as he finally reached her. Standing face to face with her was almost more than he could stand. She was just as beautiful as she had been the first time he had seen her. Her body still lush and full under the full length gown she wore. Her eyes still the hypnotizing grey that had stolen his heart centuries before.
Where was she coming from? Where had she been? The questions were firing in his head a mile a minute.
“Anima.” He raised a hand to touch her face. He expected her to disappear at his touch but his hand only contacted with the warm and soft feel of her skin.
By the… He was speechless. She was flesh and bone, warm to his touch. Before he knew it he had pulled her into his arms and still she felt perfect against him. She filled his every sense as he closed his eyes and enjoyed her missed warmth. Tears began to well up from inside of him.
“Bion…my love.” She wrapped her arms under his long hair and around his thick neck. He held her tighter. “I’ve missed you.”
Gods, he had missed her too. So much so he didn’t know how he had made it without her touch. He pulled back to look into her teary eyes. He pushed a loose strand of her hair behind her ear. “I have missed you so much.” He embraced her again, this time picking her up off the floor as he held her.
Anima couldn’t breathe but she didn’t care. She had waited so long to feel Bion’s arms around her again that she wasn’t about to let a little thing like breathing break them apart. After a moment he sat her back down on her feet. She could feel his joy pouring over her along with all the questions that were contained inside of him.
She stared into his beautiful glowing eyes and saw the heat in them. She could feel her own heat rising in her. But she had other things she needed to tell him. She opened her mouth to speak but was cut off as Bion’s lips crushed against hers.
She moaned at the missed taste of him. It stole her breath but all of his kisses had that effect on her. He kissed her with all the power he had in him and she met him with the same force.
The taste of him made her knees weak. She felt him place one hand on the small of her back, pushing her closer into his body. His other hand was embedded in her hair gently massaging her scalp as they kissed.
Radien’s jaw dropped. He felt as if he had been punched in the gut. He was shocked stone still as she watched his parents, all the problems with Aprophis and Iraon just floated away. He had never seen his mother before but his father had told him numerous stories about her.
When he was younger he could hear his father speaking her name in his sleep. He didn’t know how she died and his father had refused to tell him. Saying that either way she was gone and not coming back…
So then why was she standing a few feet away from him in full living color.
He stared at them. He was told that she was beyond beautiful. That Aphrodite herself was jealous but the way his father described her didn’t do her any justice. He watched fascinated as they embraced each other. He could see the tears streaming down his mother’s face.
“Mother?” He finally managed to say but his voice was barely above a horse whisper. He wasn’t sure she had heard him…until her head snapped up, her grey eyes locked on to him.
He watched as his father stepped back out of the way so she could walk over to him.
She was graceful in her steps, a regeal beauty. She was by all rights a Queen.
“Radien.” Even though she spoke it on a breath his named echoed loudly in the space between them.
Instantly he remembered her voice as images of her rubbing her rounded belly, talking to him about a kingdom long ago, a kingdom before the gods and their enslavement, a time where she had been queen and he had been a prince.
Anima couldn’t believe her eyes. Radien. Her son. Her pride and joy was all grown up and standing in front of her. She could feel his powers as if they were her own.
She hadn’t been expecting to see him when she decided to come see Bion, but there he was just as tall and handsome as his father…if not more so.
When she stood in front of him she raised her hands and cupped his face. His eyes glowed.
“You have your father’s eyes.” She whispered.
She ran her hands through his loose hair. She frowned back at Bion then she turned her gaze back towards Radien. “Where are your markings?”
He didn’t answer her. He couldn’t all the speech he was capable of left him the moment her soft hands touched his face. Instead he unmasked his markings.
She smiled at him as the white strike of hair that started from the top of his head and ended at the ends of his hair appeared.
Her smile was breath taking.
Bion watched the emotions play across Radien’s face. Joy, confusion, and most of all love. All the same emotions he was feeling…
She was supposed to be dead. How is she in his palace? Let alone feeling warm and soft?
He knew something was going on. There was something she had to tell him. He could sense it. She had been about to speak it but he had cut her off with an earth shattering kiss.
She had come for a reason and he was sure it wasn’t going to be a good reason either.
“Anima.” He spoke. She turned to face him. “What is going on?”
The smile faded from her face. She backed away, looking back and forth between the two men she had almost died for.
She took a deep breath before she spoke. “Iraon is free.”
“We knew that…” Bion took a step forward. He stared down at her. “How is it that you are here? For centuries I thought you were dead, now here you stand.”
“Bion there will be time for me to explain…but right now we have bigger problems too worry about.”
She stepped from him and turned her attention towards Radien. “The devil thinks the beast is on his side. But what he doesn’t know is that Iraon plans on killing him and absorbing his powers.”
“S**t.” Bion and Radien cursed under their breaths at the same time.
“How is it you know this?” Bion’s gaze narrowed on her.
She ignored his question.
“Iraon is already powerful. But with a devils power added to his…” She didn’t finish her sentence.
But then again she didn’t have to. They all knew the beast was almost impossible to stop with his powers but added with that of a devil…there would be hell on earth.
“The devil won’t be able to stop him.” Bion added. He raked his hand through his thick hair.
“Damn it.” Radien cursed as he mimicked his father’s action.
“Yes.” Anima stated walking back over to Bion. “We still have time. He doesn’t have the location of the other beasts.”
“Count us lucky then, for now. So long as he doesn’t have the location of the other cages or weapons we only have to deal with him and the devil.”
“Yes but Iraon wants his revenge.” She gave a pointed stare towards Radien. “He plans to make the two of you suffer for imprisoning him.”
“He is going to be coming after the Trinitymates…He’s going to be coming for Melody.” Radien couldn’t let that happen. His protective instincts flaring up in him, he refused to let anything happen to his woman. “I have to tell her.”
“Radien wait…” His mother reached for him.
“I have to go to her.” He vanished from the throne room and back to his side of the palace.
Bion stared at Anima. Thousands of questions where going through his mind. All of which he planned to have answered before the night was over.
“Will you be staying?” He asked.
She simply nodded the vanished from his sight. He followed her to his bed chambers...
© 2012 Layla J Omorose
Added on June 11, 2012
Last Updated on June 11, 2012
Layla J Omorose
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