"Sin," Edwin's voice broke the quiet
room in Anthony Sinclair's head. Edwin knocked on the door to the
study. Sin cleared his throat letting him in. "What is
"It's a girl." Edwin
started. He wrung his hands together not meeting Sin's eyes.
Edwin was still afraid of Sin and his powers as a Energy
"So, why is this of
importance to me?"
"Gallagher found her
on the steps, she deathly injured-"
"Gallagher brought in
another stray?" Sin questioned. He massaged his temple as he
waited for the next question that he knew would
"He wants you to look
Sin smiled cynically
as he didn't rise from the settee. "Tell him, I'll look at her
tomorrow morning. It is too late for his stray cats
"But, but, but,
"Tell him that. I
won't be coming. Not tonight and not ever again. The old beggar
man was my last straw." Sin leaned back and took a sip of his
sherry that had been sitting there for most of the
"B-b-b-but he will be
"I'm not afraid of
that man, Edwin. If he has any complaints, tell him to come down
here and complain. But I am not going up to help his injured
pet." Sin finished off his sherry and looked at the
"Good night, Edwin."
Sin said, his gaze unwavering.
"Well, c-c-can w-we
borrow a sh-sh-shirt." Edwin was looking down at his
"My shirt? Why the
devil do you need my shirt?"
in-in-jur-r-red." Edwin continued. "Real b-b-bad."
Sin raised his eyebrow. It was a
look that had scared the hell out of most men and surely made
this boy want to run for cover. "Her a-a-aura is
"Well, that should mean she's dead
"Her sp-sp-spirit guide is
h-h-h-here and un-h-h-h-happy."
"WHAT?" Sin yelled as he jumped
out of his chair, dropping his empty glass.
Sin huffed angrily as he ran up
the stairs. "Th-th-third d-door to the
Sinn rushed to the door. Gallagher
was sitting on the bed, his dark brown hair falling into his face
as he was whispering sweetly into her ears. The girl on the bed
was deeply wounded, blood soaked throw her tattered gown and dyed
the yellow cotton sheets scarlet. Her ivory skin tone was
battered and bruised and stained purple making her look sickly as
well as beaten. She lay on top of the blankets, her legs tangled
in layers of her dress, the torso almost slashed out. Gallagher's
aura was light pink, a sign that he thought of this girl
romantically. Disgusting, Sin thought. Now, there was one thing
missing from the girl. Her aura which should have meant she was
dead, but she was still breathing.
Now, they had another problem.
Even though Gallagher couldn't see her, Sin could. It was the
girl's spirit guide was yelling as loud as she could in
Gallagher's ear. She didn't have a serene voice like most spirit
guides did. Her voice was high pitched and whiny. Her brown hair
was short and hung in curls by her ears and her eyes were a
flaming green. She was slight of figure and, as most spirit
guides were, she was extraordinarily beautiful. The spirit guide
didn't notice him enter the room. Sin ignored her.
Gallagher was gently touching the
girl's face. Sin cleared his throat in irritation. He jumped up.
Sin pushed the idiot away to get to her side. "Has she regained
consciousness at any time?"
"No, I found her in a crumpled
heap on the steps." Sin lowered himself to the position that
Gallagher had previously sat in. Now, he had the spirit guides
"Are you actually going to help
her? Or is she going to die?" She tried to snipe, but he could
tell there was concern in her voice.
"Gallagher, I need a bowl of warm
water, multiple cloths, gauze, and a change of
"Would that be permission to
retrieve one of your shirts?" Gallagher asked, without taking his
gaze away from the girl.
"Yes. Do not take one of my good
ones." Sin gently lifted her small wrist and took her pulse. It
"Yes, milord." Gallagher said as
he quickly left. Edwin peeked into the room. Edwin was young,
only 16, with a stutter that refused to leave and sappy blue
eyes. His hair was short and blonde, but he was a powerful Energy
Master who had just tapped into his ability. He could see and
manipulate people's auras as well as see spirit guides when they
decided to show themselves.
"Edwin, go help Gallagher." Edwin
jumped up and ran. Sin never understood why Edwin had decided to
live in his home when he was so deathly afraid of him.
It didn't take long until
Gallagher and Edwin had returned to the room. Sin was feeling her
legs to make sure that no bones were broken. Nothing was broken
"Thank you," He said as he took
the basin of water. He gently dipped the cloth into the steaming
water. He slowly peeled away the royal blue cloth away from the
bite. It was from the bite of a werewolf, he would have assumed.
Luckily the bastard wouldn't change her, if he had any say over
Her creamy skin was pasty and
covered in blood. She grimaced though still unconscious.
Gallagher jumped forward until he was practically breathing down
"Don't hurt her."
"She's hurt. The best thing that
we can do is help her heal. Let me do my job, Gallagher." Sin
breathed deeply and felt him back off. He wiped away some of the
blood as gently as he could. Her shoulder was completely out of
place causing all the tendons stress.
"I need to put this back into the
socket." He murmured to himself. He looked at his resources. He
"Edwin, can you hold her still,
because she is going to jerk awake." Edwin's eye widened
immensely, but he nodded his head. He positioned himself over
"What can I do to help?" Gallagher
asked as he once again was almost literally standing on Sin's
back. Sin quickly swung around and he slammed
"You are to do nothing. You are to
make sure that the water is hot and the cloths are
"But I can help-"
"You cannot! Obviously, you are
attached to this pet more than your others,"
"They are not pets,"
Sin glared at him. "I don't care.
You are endangering yourself and her safety if you can't do
anything but stare at her as if she were a piece of art sitting
on a pedestal."
Gallagher looked at him blankly.
"I will get her one of your shirts."
Cody smiled humorlessly. "I'm glad
that we have come to this agreement."
Gallagher glared, but he left the
room. Sin turned back to Edwin who was staring with his jaw
dropped. "What, you imbecile? I need you to hold her shoulders
straight, or as straight as they can be at this point."
Edwin nodded and held her
shoulders. Sin breathed in slowly. "On the count of three. One,
Two," He pulled as hard as he could. Edwin went flying across the
room, obviously not having a strong hold on her shoulders. The
girl's eyes drastically opened and she winced so hard the rest of
her body shook, but her eyes glazed over quickly after. He laid
her back down before turning to Edwin who was regaining his
balance after being launched at the wall.
"YOU IDIOT! Did I not tell you to
"I-I-I-I," Edwin stuttered shaking
as he looked behind him at the wall. There was now a large
"Forget it, I want Gallagher in
here." Edwin shook his head confused. "NOW!" Edwin jumped at the
sound of Sin's booming voice and quickly scampered out of the
room in search of Gallagher.
"What are you doing to her!?" The
spirit guide hollered as her arms flailed in front of her. She
stood in front of Sin. "You ARE trying to kill
"You are being over dramatic. I'm
trying to help her." Sin muttered.
Sin massaged his temples with his
fingers as his thumbs rested on his jaw line. "I suppose that I
have moved it enough to go back into place without as much
hassle." He lifted her up slowly. She was somewhat awake, but
still in a state of shock. Her head bounced side to side. He
braced her against him, wrapping his arms around her narrow
waist. Her shoulder was digging into his chest and she was firmly
in place. He encased her shoulder in his hand. Breathe in,
Her eyes popped nearly out of her
head, her body shivered, and she screamed bloody
"Catriona!" Screamed the spirit
"Sinclair!" Gallagher yelled as he
ran into the room and through the spirit guides hazy being to the