I heard footsteps approach us and then several different voices. “Guys, she is sleeping. You can see her in the morning when she wakes up.” Justin’s voice said, full of authority. “Just wake her up now!” a feminine voice said eagerly. “No.” Justin began. “She has had a very long few days; let her catch up on some sleep.” I heard a few whispers then footsteps and voices trail away. Justin carried me a few meters then he opened the door. The cold February air fled and I was met with a rush of toasty warmness. I kept my eyes closed just in case. Justin lay my on a firm bed. “This is my house.” His voice said “You can open your eyes now.” I opened my still heavy eye lids and took in the view. Justin was shirtless; I didn’t gather much detail of the room at first because my eyes were glued to Justin. After my distraction slipped a black T-shirt on, I could tell you that the walls were the color of custard and there was a flat screen TV mounted to the wall. The bed was full sized with red sheets and a white comforter. There was a chestnut colored dresser that sat next to a birch wood computer desk. He began to walk toward the door that left the room; I quickly grabbed his arm, with a speed I didn’t think was possible. Justin and I decided we couldn’t “date” so he was no longer my “boyfriend”, but I wasn’t kicking him out of his own room. He could sleep in here, with me. “Don’t leave.” I pleaded; he looked at me and climbed into bed. We didn’t cuddle like we did in the hotel room; we just laid there. Erik opened the door, “whoa.” He said. “Am I interrupting something?” he asked with cold angry eyes. I shook my head negatively. Justin stared at his brother. “Don’t you know how to knock?” Justin sneered. Erik smirked and said “No, I skipped that class freshman year.” That earned him a laugh from me. Erik winked at me after my sudden burst of laughter. “Before you fall asleep, there is an issue we need to address.” Erik’s eyes went from joking to serious in less than a second. “Every body here thinks that you are the product of Kayla and Daniel.” Erik spoke to me, not Justin, I nodded because that what I thought too, Daniel was my murderer father who had been exiled for putting the succubus settlement in danger. “That’s not the case.” Erik continued. “Your eyes turn sapphire, which means you are a member of one of the two royal families; Xavier, and Fredrick. I did some research, the only unmated royal from either families that was older than 13 during the time of your conception is Prince Draco Xavier. He was 15 at the time of your conception.” Erik concluded. Justin stared at me with angry eyes. “Why is me being a ‘royal’ so important?” I asked. Justin turned away, giving Erik the opportunity to speak. “Each royal family is more powerful than regular succubus; they have more authority and importance.” He said, I nodded, still a little confused. Erik saw my confusion and proceeded to explain. “Regular succubus can have children and mate with humans, royals cannot, they have too much power, and for that very reason the royals have little human in their blood, making them more powerful than the regular succubus, who have more human.” It finally clicked. Royals have like 8 parts succubus and 1 part human, making their powers much less diluted by human genes. While regular succubus are like 5 parts succubus 4 parts human. I thought. Erik smiled and nodded. “exactly.” There he goes responding to my thoughts again. “How do you do that?” I asked. Erik smiled knowing exactly what I was asking. “I know what you’re thinking because we kissed, and so some of my power is still flowing through you, and your power flowing through me. It makes it easier to use my powers, but you don’t know how to use yours because you grew up in a human family.” He concluded. Justin then began to speak. “Erik has failed to tell you the most important part about your royal status.” Justin then looked at Erik. “Well,” Erik began. “Every Royal succubus marries a regular succubus, because every single Royal succubus born is a male. There has NEVER been a female royal born, they only get mated into the royal family. That means you are the first female born royal succubus, which means you are very important.” I looked at him. “Why does that make me important? What’s the big deal?” I asked, Justin the chimed in. “They are going to betroth you to a male in the Fredrick family; your child will join together the 2 royal families, creating a very power bond and a very powerful child.” I stared at Justin. “If it’s never happened before, how do you know?” I asked them. “It was prophesized by a Seiðr, a very long time ago, we can take you to see him, and he can probably explain this more than we can.” Justin said. Seiðr?(pronounced Seer) I thought. “A Seiðr is a very ancient sorcerer in Norse mythology. We fables are derived from so many parts of the world; there are those of us who are Greek, roman, Egyptian, Spanish, and many more.” Erik said. Justin and I then said our goodbyes to Erik and drifted off to sleep.
That night I had a dream about kissing Justin, then Justin’s face turned to Erik’s, then back to Justin’s, then Erik’s. I woke up to Justin touching my shoulder and Erik touching my hand. These assholes were screwing with my dreams! I thought. Both of their eyes were green, which I assumed was from using their powers. Once they gathered that I was awake they stopped touching me. “Get away from me.” I said sternly, drawing out each word. I heard a foreign laugh. “You guys screwed up. Don’t make the princess mad.” I looked over to find a Blonde man standing against the wall. He was about my height with grey eyes and pale skin, he couldn’t possibly more than 18, he was wearing faded blue jeans and a T-shirt, he had a muscular build and a smug looked that read “Pissed off”. “Stay out of my dreams.” I roared. This was not a good way to wake me up. “Who are you?” I asked angrily toward the blonde man. “Well good morning to you too.” He said. I scowled at him. “Calm down Kimberly.” He said. “My name isn’t Kimberly!” I stood up. That my friend, is when I realized what I was wearing; which was just my bra and underwear. I have Double D’s so my boobs are pretty big and noticeable. I covered myself back up and hid my face. “I’m Jacob, your future husband.” He finally said, he was extremely unhappy, and didn’t want to be here. I looked at him. “Can everybody please get out so I can put clothes on?” I whimpered. They all left. In my anger and embarrassment my powers must have kicked in because I could hear the breathing in the room next to Justin’s. I also heard the conversation.
“I don’t think she is taking this to well.” Justin’s voice said. “We got that dumb ass.” Erik’s voice chimed in. “She isn’t going to agree to this. She is free spirited, we cant force her to do this.” Erik said. Justin coughed, and then said “Sure we can, it will take some convincing but this is the only option, she doesn’t have much of a choice.” I heard footsteps head toward the door. “Where in the hell are you going?” Justin asked. “I’m out; you can do this on your own.” He said as he walked out of the room. I smiled, so Justin was still playing me, at least Erik wasn’t going to have it. I slipped on some apple bottom blue jeans and an orange baggy T-shirt. 20 minutes or so later Erik stepped into the room. “I’m here to escort you to your welcome party; Justin thought you would like it, but I know you won’t.” He said. Yay, a large crowd of people I don’t know. I thought sarcastically. Erik smiled at me sympathetically; he probably heard what I was thinking. We walked out of the house, and there was around 50 people who all yelled “surprise!” I jumped; are they trying to kill me? I got bombarded than questions people talked about my childhood, how much they missed me, they asked me about my human life. I got to meet uncles, cousins, grandparents, but the only person I wanted to meet wasn’t there. My mom was no where to be seen, I remembered what she looked like from when I was younger. Why didn’t she come to see me?
My mother, I had so many damn questions for her; why did you give me up? why did you lie about my father? Why didn't you show up to see me when I came to Indiana, when you knew that I was going to be here? I felt so unwanted like what did I do to make her hate me so much? I found Justin and asked him if we could break up the welcome party so I could find my mom.
"Guys, don't you think we've mauled her enough for one day?" He quickly got the crowd to disperse so we could track down my mother. We walked through a wooded trail and past a treehouse, we walked past snowy log cabins and such, this whole community was that of an Amish community, they kept to themselves and nobody bugged them. "So, everybody listens to you, are you an authority figure?" I asked. "Not yet." He replied. “I’m taking my moms spot on the council when she turns 50 next year." His hands were in his coat pockets. "Your mom is eve right? The nice lady who said her last name was cooper?" I asked, he nodded. "Yup that's mama dearest. My dad, Charlie, he retired last year from the council, my eldest brother jack was supposed to take his place, but he passed away. So now instead of taking my moms place, Erik took my dads place." Justin shrugged. "Wait." I stopped in the middle of the pine needle littered trail. "Erik is in the council?" I asked. "There are 21 members, Erik is one of them, there are overall 300 succubus in our settlement." He laughed. "Erik doesn't seem like he would be the best role model." I mumbled. Justin laughed again, "Erik isn't just a reckless comedian all the time, he is a great leader, when he is given a task he gets it done flawlessly, he's the perfect soldier." Justin continued, "when Erik and I were sent to retrieve you it was more of a preparation for me because I'm being put into a council position soon, Erik was put there to supervise me, he was the boss in that Mission" Justin explained. We went a few moments just walking when Justin began to speak again.
"I was scolded for letting my feelings get in the way of my 'Mission', When Erik kissed you at the assembly, I was so angry, I wanted to punch him, but he was the boss for that particular mission." Justin stopped in front of an elegant, white, two story farm house with navy blue shudders and a blood red door. "This is your moms house." He said. I walked up the porch which had a lovely white canopy. Justin knocked in the blood red door, a few moments later, it opened.