At the bottom of the stairs we heard Garrett open the door and when I looked down he was staring up at the three of us. But he huffed and turned back down the hall and I assumed to security to see about getting the recording. I stood up with the kids in my arms and let them find their feet. “I have to get that recording.”

The let me move but as soon as I was standing in front of the console they were attached to me again. I worked as quickly as I could and saved the file of the camera to my phone which I then sent to Sage with a message. “Keep this safe for me, love. I’ll explain in a bit.”

He sent me a quick reply, “Got it.”

I put my phone away and knelt down between the two kids and smiled at them. I knew how to shield myself from a lot of things. We could protect ourselves from mental intrusion by paths. I don’t know why I never thought of trying it with Garrett, maybe because I didn’t realize he was still in my head. But these kids hadn’t learned how to shield anything. I knew pack magic could protect from some things, but I wasn’t pack. But Adrian insisted I was. So I focused on that one truth, the hope that I could protect these kids from themselves. I pulled on that invisible connection, the pack bond. And I felt Sage, I heard him gasp in my head. I felt Drake. I blinked when I felt Matt there too… When the fuck did I did I do that? Faelen was there too. I couldn’t see them, but I felt them. I could sense them. And at a distance I felt others but I didn’t know what that meant.

I extended that connection to the kids I wrapped them in that sense of safety that was the pack. The home, the forest, safe. Family. Pack! They both relaxed in my arms and I felt them next to me both physically and mentally. I don’t know what it all meant, but if it kept them safe then I would take it.

I needed to talk to Adrian. Or maybe Darwynn when he got back. I kissed each of them on the head. “I think you’ll be safe now. But you tell me if you aren’t okay?”

They both nodded and I carried them down stairs and to their families. I wanted to have a chat with them.

All Scenes

The Orange Door (7/1/2017)
Meeting Sam (7/1/2017)
Meeting Emma (7/2/2017)
Protection (7/3/2017)
Sam’s Mom (7/3/2017)
Calling Dad (7/4/2017)
I Need a Break (7/5/2017)
Lost In Thought (7/5/2017)
Company (7/6/2017)
Reflection (7/6/2017)
Coffee Shop Talk (7/7/2017)
Nerves (7/7/2017)
Dinner Date (7/8/2017)
Interruptions (7/8/2017)
Let’s Eat (7/9/2017)
What Now (7/9/2017)
Negotiations (7/10/2017)
Do You Like Them? (7/10/2017)
Finally (7/11/2017)
Interference (7/11/2017)
Jeffery (7/12/2017)
Marvin (7/12/2017)
The Missing Boy (7/13/2017)
Running into Dev (7/13/2017)
Takeout (7/14/2017)
My Wolf Boy (7/14/2017)
Apologies (7/15/2017)
Furious Demon (7/15/2017)
Dream Walker (7/16/2017)
Shields (7/16/2017)
Quieter (7/17/2017)
Up All Night (7/17/2017)
Breakfast (7/18/2017)
Caught Kissing (7/18/2017)
Walk to School (7/19/2017)
My Dad’s Job (7/19/2017)
Broken Bits (7/20/2017)
Vampire Calls (7/20/2017)
Lunch with Dev (7/21/2017)
My Studio (7/22/2017)
Fouresome (7/22/2017)
Long Run (7/23/2017)
Broken Shields (7/24/2017)
Nightmare (7/24/2017)
Next Morning (7/25/2017)
My Son (7/25/2017)
I Love You (7/26/2017)
Train Ride (7/26/2017)
Rooftops (7/27/2017)
Dreams (7/28/2017)
Waking Up (7/28/2017)
Dr. Eriksen (7/29/2017)
Empty Room (7/29/2017)
Moving Rooms (7/30/2017)
My New Home (7/30/2017)
Who’s That (7/31/2017)
Meeting the Group (7/31/2017)
Phone Calls (8/1/2017)
Dinner Time (8/1/2017)
Rehabilitation (8/2/2017)
Dreams of Dev (8/2/2017)
Ghosts and Maras (8/2/2017)
Breakfast (8/3/2017)
Trades (8/3/2017)
Computer Time (8/4/2017)
No Such Luck (8/5/2017)
Scars (8/6/2017)
Mr. Sétanta (8/6/2017)
Screams (8/7/2017)
The Dream Tree (8/7/2017)
Crisis (8/8/2017)
Visitors (8/8/2017)
A Long Talk (8/9/2017)
Hallway Banter (8/9/2017)
Forging Bonds (8/10/2017)
Levi’s Not Here (8/10/2017)
Push and Pull (8/11/2017)
Lone Tree (8/11/2017)
Werewolf Attack (8/12/2017)
Truth and Lies (8/13/2017)
Calming my temper (8/14/2017)
The Darkness (8/14/2017)
It’s My Dream (8/15/2017)
Not Again (8/16/2017)
What Did I Miss (8/16/2017)
Exile (8/17/2017)