I was cleaning up when Adam came in from TCP bearing a case of Mountain Dew he was lugging back to Sage’s room. I nodded at my boyfriend’s brother and smiled. Adam gave me that usual look. He sat the Mountain Dew on the bar and took a seat on the stool opposite me. “I brought this for the boys. I know they keep stealing Sage’s when we leave it in the fridge. I figure Matt, Fae and Chris could gorge on it.”
I nodded. “I’m sure they’ll love it. Thanks.”
Adam watched me for several minutes before I asked, “Thirsty?”
He shook his head. “No. I’m just trying to figure out what they see in you.”
I smirked. “You and me both.” Though while I meant it as a joke he was not. He was always trying to put a wedge between me and Sage. Or me and Dev. For some reason he didn’t really care about Dee. Maybe it’s because we already had issues.
Adam continued to sit there and watch me. I didn’t like those blue eyes watching me. “Is there something I can help you with?”
“No. I guess guys liking guys is something I won’t get used to.”
I shrugged. “I love your brother you know.”
“So he says.”
“You don’t beleive it?”
Adam shrugged. “I don’t know my little brother as well as I should.”
“That’s not your fault. You are here now, he’s here. You two are together almost all the time.”
Adam frowned. “Sage says you get on to him about that too.”
I sighed. “I do. But not because he’s spending time with you. It’s he’s spending all his time with you. We miss him. I miss him.”
“He’s always here. You could come into his room. It’s not like he’s hiding from you.”
I nodded. “That is true.”
“Sometimes I wonder about you. How you think all this is going to end well. I mean you hunt vampires. You are some fucking god. And you keep stringing along my little brother because you love him. You are going to get him killed.” Adam was about to go on when Ant stepped into the room and the hacker stopped talking.
I shook my head at Ant to stop what ever he was about to say. Ant didn’t like when people started bashing me. He took great offense to it and he usually put people in their place physically long before he said anything. But this was Sage’s brother he at least had some tact in that matter..
I asked, “So what would you have me do?”
The look in Adam’s eyes was clear that he didnt want me anywhere near his brother. “Why couldn’t you just have let him stay broken up at you? You had to have Dev interfer and give him hope.”
“I didn’t do anything Adam. I didn’t ask Dev to intervene. I didn’t even ask Sage to take me back. He told me he was sorry and we agreed to try.”
“I’ve heard some pretty dispicalbe things about you.”
“Like what?” Ant asked.
Adam turned to look at the vampire who was standing in a pool of sunlight from the kitchen windows. It wasn’t so much a pool of sunlight but my entire kitchen was swathed in the daylight sun. Adam paled a little. “He’s into the D/s scene.”
Ant nodded. “He was. Which Sage knew before he started dating Nox. His alpha wolf is Nox’s Dom.”
Adam stared at Ant with venom in his eyes. “He’s fucking Venatori. He’s tied to you vampires. He’s a necromancer and I don’t know. Maybe he’s in a relationship with three people when Sage deserves to be someone’s one.”
Ant laughed. “Sage is the one who pulled Dev and Dee into Nox’s life.”
Sage came out of the hall from the direction of his room with a grin on his face. He didn’t see his brother as he stepped into the kitchen and pressed a kiss to my check and pressed me against the counter from behind. “Hey!” He said with lust in his voice.
I said. “Hey love. You’re brother dropped off some Mountain Dew for the boys.”
He looked past me and saw his brother sitting down. There was a slight flush to his cheeks as he stepped around and sat down next to Adam. “Hey bro.”
Ant shook his head. “You have some time?” He looked at me.
I nodded. “I think so. Jin hasn’t told me it’s time to get dressed yet.”
Ant laughted. “In your office?”
I nodded. I wasn’t sure I liked that part of the conversation but I think it was mostly to get away from Adam. I walked around the counter and kissed Sage on the cheek. “Love you.”
Sage grinned up at me and waved. “See ya.”