As everyone hustled their butts to do what they were told, I just stood there, not really knowing what to do. I must have been standing there for a while because Lucas shook me to get my attention.
“You were zoning out Marissa; what is on your mind?”
I shook off the eerie feeling that had suddenly come over me and looked at Lucas, “Nothing, don’t worry.” I smiled and kissed him briefly. “Now, let’s go find them.”
We ran into the house with the faeries hot on our heels; desperately trying to find all of the guards. We needed muscle, and a lot of it.
“Nick! Nick, where are you?” I shouted over the orders being given and the screams of pain.
“Over here, My Lady!” Lucas and I turned to see Nick emerge from the rubble with an injured soldier over his shoulder fireman style.
“Ohmygosh, what happened to him, Nick?”
“He was crushed by a falling wall, he will be fine Lady Marissa, he just needs a cast or two; maybe a few stitches,” The soldier groaned as his eyes fluttered open.
“Wh-where am I” He murmured through his busted lip and swollen face. “What happened? The Shifters! Where are they?” He tried to jump off of Nick’s shoulder but Nick had a strong grip on the man.
“Calm down, save your strength, they are gone, don’t worry.” I spoke to him soothingly, trying to steady Nick as the struggle had thrown him off balance.
“Oh, I’m deeply sorry My Lady, I have failed you.” He closed his eyes and bowed his head in shame. “Put me down, Nick, I can walk.” Nick set him gently on his feet, but as soon as pressure was added to his legs, he cried out in pain and crumpled to the ground.
“Ohmygosh! Are you okay?” I questioned, horrified that he was injured that badly.
“I’m fine, MY Lady, just a bump. I’m fine,” He smiled warmly at me (maybe a little too warmly by the look on Lucas’ face) and said “really, no need to worry, I just need the nurse…” His voice was the only thing that betrayed his façade; I could hear the pain in his voice.
“Just let me look at your injuries, okay? You can trust me; I did first-aid in high school.” I reassured him
“No need for reassurances, I trusted you already.” Okay, this time I could feel the anger radiating off of Lucas. I turned to him, gave him a slight wink, and returned my gaze to the soldier.
Now that I got a good look at him, he didn’t look any older than me, he had sandy blonde hair, green eyes speckled with yellow spots, and I swear, he had scars all over his face that looked like bite marks.
He must have known what I was staring at because he turned away shyly and I saw him flush a deep red. When he regained his composure, he turned back to me and said “They are from past battles with feisty opponents,” He chuckled darkly, “You need not know the whole story, for it is a gruesome one.” I took that as an end to that conversation and began his check up.
“It may get a little uncomfortable; I have to make sure nothing is broken, okay? By the way, what is your name?”
He looked shocked that I would even care, let alone ask for it, but he quickly found his composure and replied, “Damon, My lady, my name is Damon. And I do not mind at all.” He winked at me and I flushed. I held up a hand behind me, signaling Lucas not to kill this kid, he really didn’t know any better.
I started pushing on his arms (which were quite muscular might I add) to see if anything was broken, he had quite a few bruises but other than that, he was fine there. It was his legs I was worried about, for if they could not support him that would be bad. I made my way down his rib cage, counting each one, making sure they were all in place. Once I reached his pelvic area, my hands stopped and I looked up, into his warm gaze. He nodded slightly and I continued.
I felt his hips and pelvic bone, they were fine, (well, more than fine, but lets keep that between us) and moved to his legs. My suspicions were correct, his right leg was broken in several places and his left knee was dislocated. I unfortunately had to push it back into place, because I couldn’t leave it like that.
He screamed I pain, I felt so bad, and I screamed with him. I felt tears running down my face by the time I was done, and saw tears running down his too. I looked up at nick and he bowed his head solemnly at Damon. I helped Damon stand up, which was a lot easier than I expected, and we walked over to the nearest seat. It was just a piece of crumbled wall that was high enough that Damon wouldn’t have to bend his knee much when he sat down.
I had almost forgot what I needed Nick for. I mentally slapped myself in the face, I couldn’t help it if I got lost in Damon’s emerald green eyes…stop it! You have a boyfriend! I shouted at myself. I shook away those thoughts and turned to face Nick.
“Nick, we need warriors, and quick. Before we lose the shifters, they went into the forest. We have faeries but that won’t be enough, I don’t know how to control my powers too well yet, so I won’t be much use…” My voice trailed off because I really didn’t know what to say next.
He nodded curtly and walked off towards a large group of warriors. I vaguely heard them mumble what seemed like an agreement and strutted over with Nick hot on their heels looking frustrated.
They all greeted me in the same manor, consisting of a murmured hello, My Lady and a short bow. I decided that this was the most attention I was going to get from any of the guards (except Damon of course, he was watching me like a cat watches a mouse) and started to explain the situation.
“So, you all well know that we were attacked by the Shifters. That is obvious, but they left to the forest and we need to find them. We have faeries and my powers have recently set in, so Lucas and I are fully magical. That means we have an advantage over them, but we have to be careful, they have an army that is more than happy to make sure we aren’t breathing.
“They headed east, very quickly, so we need to hurry our bums up and get moving.” I heard some chuckles when I said bum, but even if we are going to get attacked and probably die, doesn’t mean I should start swearing.
A/N sorry this took so long to post, I promise that the next chapter will be up sooner than this okay J thank you fro staying with me guys.