Forever And A Day
A House Celestia Novella
By Stephanie Brooks
Copyright © 2013 Stephanie Brooks
All Rights Reserved
“This is House Celestia, love. Trust me things can always get worse.” ~ Cy
“Desi,” the voice ruptured the silence in the synthetic darkness of the Celestial Cavern’s hallway like a tire iron to the back of her head. “Come away now. You need to rest.”
Turning her head she gives Cy a scathing glance. Like he’s one to talk. Neither of them have moved from their posts outside North’s – now Gen’s – chambers since they brought the near-comatose woman home. Whether Cy remains out of guilt or some misplaced sense of duty or whatever she isn’t sure.
But that’s her friend inside that shrine to her lost love.
And she’s dying inside, a little more every day.
Desi is too, her heart is breaking and bleeding right along with Gen’s.
Whatever Cy feels, Desi’s guilt and her fear for her friend’s sanity and life are very real and very strong. None of this ever would have happened if it wasn’t for her. Gen would be snuggling and canoodling with her wolf-shifter lover and maybe making a little Prince or Princess for her people if not for Desi. She’d be whole and happy and loved, something Desi’s wanted for her friend ever since she met her.
No one has ever deserved life, love, and happiness more than her Gen.
And instead of getting it her friend, her heart-sister, is fading. Dying inside from having North’s soul torn away from her.
“Come away Desi.” Cy says, a smile beginning to cross his handsome face. His shifter hearing is picking up something from the chamber behind them. Something he never thought to hear ever again.
“What the fuck are you smiling about?” His brother is dead for mercy’s sake.
“Ssh. Listen close.” He takes her hand and tugs her next to the door. “Can you hear it?”
Humoring him she presses her ear up to the stone slab they call a door only to jerk away in shock at what is coming from inside the room.
“It’s laughter, Desi.” Whooping he lifts her up and spins her around. “Both of them are in there laughing. I don’t know how or why, but he’s back, love.” Dropping her back down to her feet Cy steals her mouth in a scorching kiss.
His brother’s back.
Forever And A Day Coming in October from author Stephanie Brooks!