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And Then There Were Four Novel Chapter 116

Damien.

The moment I saw Kara, I had an inkling suspicion she wasn’t here for pleasure. However, despite my uncertainties, I tried to remain positive. Perhaps she was simply down here from the realm to check in on Ivy, considering as far as I was told, she is Odin’s daughter.

How that is even possible, I still can’t comprehend, but then again, with as many crazy things that currently go down regularly, I try not to comprehend much.

Trying to understand how this all worked did nothing but give me migraines.

So the moment she walked in, and informed us we would not be happy about the news she had to share, my mind almost snapped.

Were we not able to have one moment where we weren’t stressed out or trying not to die?

“I don’t understand,” Hale replied, staring at Kara with confusion. “What could you possibly have to tell us that would make us unhappy?”

“A lot actually,” she hummed.

“Will you just tell us what the fuck you want?” Talon snapped.

“Calm yourself. I’m far older than you are. You stand no chance against me.”

“What are you talking about?” James asked, looking completely confused. I felt the same as he did. How was just going to come in here, and act like this and not tell us what it is she wanted?

“Why don’t we go into the living room and sit down and take a seat? Because what I have to tell you will not go over well.” Kara finally sighed, gesturing towards the living room.

Why is it anytime anybody came to give you bad news, they typically started the conversation off like that?

I didn’t understand these people, and though I have been a dick most of my life, I still tried my hardest to be more forthcoming when I was giving information.

Unlike people, obviously like Kara, who beat around the bush and then drop everything at all at once. Always riddles with these people.

As the five of us moved into the living room, taking our seats, Kara stood in the doorway. Her wings folded back behind her, with a concerned gaze within her eyes as she stared at the four of us.

“Are you going to leave us in suspense, or are you going to get on with it?” I asked her, watching as her eyes finally landed on me.

“It’s about your children.”

“What about my children?” I replied, feeling the bond between my brothers and I perk with attention. We would protect our children with our lives.

So when someone came talking about our pups, we were ready to go to battle no matter the situation. We would protect them with our lives.

“Well, right to the point, of course,” she sighed. “The day your children were born, a new prophecy was born, and with it a future that only they can paint. It has made the gods consider the terms of the agreements we once had about keeping the portal closed.”

“You can’t be serious,” Talon laughed. “The portal is to remain sealed so nothing can pass. Ivy made sure of that, before giving her immortality, along with ours, to bring Damian back.”

I couldn’t help but notice how Talon talked about what they did for me. He hadn’t been himself since that day, and I was fairly sure it had something to do with his Lycan being taken away from him. Something he never wanted to talk about.

“We understand the situation between the five of you, but unfortunately, that doesn’t matter,” Kara replied. “Things have changed.”

“Changed?!” Talon growled, standing to his feet. “She has been out since the day it happened six months ago, Kara!”

Her eyes narrowed at Talon, and as they did, I watched Hale stand and walk towards his brother, who all but relaxed at what he said. It only took a moment, and Talon stormed from the room, disappearing from sight. The sound of the back door slamming shut echoed through the house, to which Kara rolled her eyes.

“You mortals are all so temperamental.”

“Again, Kara, please get to the point,” I replied, pinching the bridge of my nose in annoyance.

“As I was saying,” she sighed heavily. “Your children aren’t normal. They belong to the realm of the gods with the powers they possess and will grow into one day. This is the concern Odin has about his grandchildren.”

I was too stunned at what she was saying to speak, but Hale was not.

Turning to face her, I watched him cock a brow with his jaw clenched in anger. “No. I don’t care what Odin wants, but that will not happen.”

As Kara’s eyes turned towards him, she raised her own brow and laughed. “You have no say in that, Hale. It’s what is being demanded.”

I had no clue what the hell they were talking about, but the more they talked in code, the more I felt aggravated by it all. “Do either of you care to explain what the fuck is going on? Because I’m tired of this bullshit.”

Both Hale and Kara turned their attention toward me. Kara’s face seemed to look disgusted because I wasn’t keeping up with the current conversation, whereas Hale simply sighed in a frustrated manner and started pacing around the room.

“What she’s trying to say in not so many words is that she feels the twins would do better in an environment where they could travel back and forth between our realms.”

Taking a moment to let what Hale said sink in, I contemplated the idea of them traveling back and forth between realms as they got older. It honestly wouldn’t be the worst thing for them and if they had the abilities their mother did, then there was a lot that they could learn.

“I don’t see what’s wrong with them traveling back and forth. Oden’s their grandfather, after all, and they have a family there with Frigga and Kara. It would be beneficial if they have these powers to learn from people who can help. Of course, when they’re older, that is.”

My reply seemed to shock Hale, but the look on Kara’s face spoke of something else. She was amused by what was going on, but said nothing to voice this.

“You both seem to miss exactly what I’m talking about. Your initial assumption was close to being accurate however, I wasn’t talking about them traveling back and forth.”

“Well, do you care to explain, then?” I asked, gesturing for her to continue, considering she had wasted the last thirty minutes of our time standing here, speaking in riddles and beating around the bush.

“She wants to take them,” James’s voice piped up from the silence that consumed where he had been sitting the entire time. He had remained quiet, watching the three of us go back and forth, observing what was happening.

But the moment he said that, my heart all stopped.

“At least one of you is perceptive,” Kara muttered as she crossed her arms over her chest and leaned against the wall.

“Take them? You’re not taking the twins. That is absolutely ridiculous and completely out of the question.”

“Hale, you don’t really have a say in this. Odin has demanded that they be brought to us. They don’t belong in this world. They are celestials… you all are not. Even Ivy isn’t considered part of our world anymore. She may have the blood of a celestial running through her veins, but that is it,” Kara replied.

I couldn’t wrap my hand around it. Kara actually thought she could come in here and take my children… and Odin… he was willing to do this to his daughter?

What kind of father would do that regardless if the children were special?

I couldn’t let it happen. I had to stop her from destroying us.

“I don’t give a fuck what Odin says. We are not allowing you to take our children. They’re babies, and their mother is unconscious upstairs. How would you feel if you woke up to see that your children were gone?” I snapped at her.

I couldn’t believe she had actually come here under the assumption we were just going to hand over our children and let her take them from us, never able to see them again.

“It isn’t up to you. I don’t understand what you’re not getting. I’m here to collect your children, and the four of you cannot stop me from doing so.”

Kara was issuing a challenge.

One that I will face head on if I had to.

I may have just woken up, but there was no way I would allow this woman to come in here and tell me she was taking my children away.

Children I had only gotten a few months to spend time with. Children who Ivy, my mate, hadn’t even properly been able to spend time with because of her current situation.

God knows what will happen when she wakes up and sees that so much time has passed.

“Look, there has to be something, some type of agreement that we can come up with. Something that Odin will make an exception for. Give us time. At least let us spend the first eighteen years of their life with them, and then by that point, when they’re adults, if they need to go there, then so be it.”

My response made her hesitate, her fingers running over her jawline as she seemed to ponder over what I had said. “That might possibly work. From what the prophecy says, the children won’t come into their powers properly until they turn eighteen.”

“Talk to him then. See what he says. See if he would make this deal with us. Give us until they turn eighteen.” I was all but begging her to agree, and after a moment of silence, she nodded.

“Very well. I will be back in a few days with my answer. Until then, you may continue to have your brief family reunion, and hopefully, Ivy will join you soon.”

I felt a sense of relief was over me the moment Kara turned and made her way from our home. We were safe for now, and hopefully, Odin would agree to what I asked. Give us time… that was all that I wanted.

“Was she fucking serious?” Hale said softly as he stared out the window.

“It doesn’t matter right now. At least she’s gone.”

Turning my attention to my brothers, they stood staring at me.

“What the fuck did you just do?” James whispered.

“What? I just made sure she didn’t take our kids.”

“Yeah for now!” he screamed at me, jumping to his feet with his fists clenched at his sides. “How the fuck could you offer that and without Ivy even being awake!”

“We don’t even know if she will ever wake up!” I snapped back as I moved from where I was sitting toward the stairs. I had nothing else to say to them. In the end, I was doing what I had to, to make sure that I didn’t lose my children.

If he agreed, it would give us eighteen years to try to find a way out of the deal. To try to change their minds so that our children didn’t have to go.

Kara hadn’t been lying when she said we couldn’t stop her.

If she had really wanted to take them, she wouldn’t have come to speak with us in the first place. She would have taken them when we were sleeping, and we wouldn’t have been able to stop it.

Deep down, I think her coming to speak with us was her way of saying she didn’t agree with Odin. She hoped we could give her something Odin would end up agreeing to. It was just a shame she couldn’t come out and say that to begin with.

Yet, knowing this, I couldn’t stop thinking about what James said.

I had made the offer while Ivy wasn’t even present, and I could only hope she wouldn’t hate me when she woke up. I didn’t want to start things off wrong again.

And Then There Were Four Novel by Lilith Carrie

And Then There Were Four Novel by Lilith Carrie

Status: Ongoing Author: Artist:
Ivy's parents separated when I was five, Ivy lived with her mother and her father had another wife. Now Ivy wants to live closer to her father but her stepmother is the one who scares her. She decided to stay with her father despite her mother's disapproval. This decision will change her life a lot.

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