A Court of Lost Things 13
I decided to give you guys 13 today because I finished the whole fic and this is how i am celebrating! Woo! Sad to see it ended but happy to conclude their story. Please check out fanfic ideas list and comment for me.
At dinner, I tugged Calev into the streets of Velaris and right to my favorite eatery. We walked into the small bakery and I smile, breathing in the buttery scent of pastries. The chatter was as bright and cheery as the store. The inside were filled with rustic tools from gardening and flowers were blooming under the windows. I twirled to see Calev’s reaction but he is just staring at me in awe. Smiling, I take in the well cut clothes he wore. He looked like he truly belonged in his night court clothes. The black tunic with silver trim showed off his tattoo beautifully. Pants cut just right to show off his powerful thighs made me want to whisk him somewhere private. My stomach rumbles, bringing me back to reality. I tug him up to the counter where a plump, bronze skinned woman grins at me. Her curly hair is pulled into a messy bun and flour is caught in her dark hair.
“Seren! I’m so glad you’re back. Business was dull without my best customer!” I grin at her feeling like I am home.
Calev and I sit in the moonlight, our toes buried in the sand as the waves crash onto the shore. My fingers are sticky as I pop the last of the pastry in my mouth. I go to put my hand in the sand but stop myself. A groan comes from me as I look down at my hand in dismay when Calev grabs it. Giving me a smirk, he sucks the glaze off my fingers. My heart forgets how to beat as our eyes lock. I cup his jaw with my other hand as I lean towards him,
but I freeze as a voice echoes through my head. Jerking away, I glance around the beach finding it to be completely empty.
“What is it?” At Calev’s worried tone, I turn back to him before-
Why aren’t you at home?
I grin and jerk Calev to his feet, my arms going around his waist.
“Hold onto me tightly.” I grin at him. He does so and presses his lips to mine, a moan falls from my lips as his tongue slips into my mouth. Those beautiful hands of his starts sliding lower as he pushes me against him. My leg wraps around his waist as I feel the hardness of him against me. Calev runs his teeth along my neck in just the way he knew I liked and I throw my head back when a voice echoes in my head yet again. As I jerked up, his teeth cut my neck letting some blood flow down my chest.
“Oh, Seren I am…” he’s cut off as he watches my wings flare out then we are aloft as I beat my wings. The yelp that comes from my mate has a peal of laughter bursting from my throat. I fly fast and hard to the townhouse, feeling Calev having a death grip on my waist.
“Hold on tight, love.” We plummet down and he buries his head in my shoulder as I flare my wings out and we catch an updraft over the clouds. My eyes are closed as we soar through the clouds. Slowly and softly, we land onto the porch of the townhouse. When I pull away from Calev, his snowy hair is a mess and he has a scared look in his eye. I giggle as I run my fingers through the tangled locks till it lays flat and calm again.
“I’d never let you fall, my love.” I kiss his nose as I say the words that makes his eyes go soft. We kiss again before I pull away and skip up to the front door. Throwing it wide I sing into the house,
“I AM HOME!” My mom peeks her head into the hallway with a huge grin splitting her beautiful face. We run into each other’s arms, laughing and crying. She kisses my forehead then pulls away from me when her eyes go to the cut on my neck. Touching it, I hiss and pull away from her hand.
“What happened?” I blush furiously as she examines my wound. Rubbing the back of my neck, I open my mouth when Calev comes in. My mother’s eyes go to him instantly. “Is this the prince?” Calev gives a smile then sketches a bow.
“Prince Calev Ashryver Galathynius Whitethorn, my lady.” I roll my eyes at his drama. When I look at my mother I see her eyes go wide as she scents us then sees his fangs and my wound.
“Seren! My child!” I spin to see my father grinning, I dash towards him and leap into his arms. Spinning me around, he gently puts me down when he notices Calev. “You must be the Prince I have heard about.”
“I suppose I am, though I hope it was good things.” Calev says. Dad looks Calev over, noting the tattoos and the fangs.
“Nice tattoos, different than ours.”
“Actually I think they look a lot like Seren’s” he says and my face drains of color.
“How do you know what my daughter’s tattoos look like?” There is a dangerous glint to his violet eyes as he glares at my mate. Dad takes a dangerous step toward Calev when I grab his arm. He looks back at me and notes the scratch upon my neck. That’s when he actually looks at me and scents me. He stumbles back from me. “You left only to bring your mate back.” I am relieved of replying when Alistair comes into the house then with a pretty girl on his arm. She was petite with long dark brown hair and slanted chocolate eyes. The woman tucks her hair behind a pointed ear before stepping away from Alistair. A smile lights up my face as I rush to hug her. Zarena, my best friend and my cousin’s girlfriend. She was actually his mate, but dopey Alistair didn’t see it yet. We joked and whispered behind his back.
“I missed you so much.” she cries into my shoulder.
“And I, you.” Zarena pulls away to look over my shoulder at Calev. She looks back at me and grins.
Sorry I found my mate before that dope realized he was yours, I give her an apologetic smile.
Please, he will see it eventually.
Yeah when you finally get him in bed, my grin had her blushing.
“Will you two stop with the mind speak!” Alistair laughed, hugging both of us. He pulls back, taking Zarena with him. She folds her arm around his waist as he kisses her head. They are so sweet, I almost forget about my squeeze until he walks over to me. My eyes find his, then with a deep breath I turn to my parents.
“Mom, dad, this is Prince Calev of Terrasen. My mate. Also my idiot.” I say. Calev elbows me and chuckles before walking forward and holds his hand out to my father. Dad looks down at his calloused hand and takes it. Just when I think everything is rainbows, my dad jerks Calev toward him then whispers something in his pointed ear. Calev pulls away with a nod, looking like he is struggling to hold his composure. My fingers twitch as I ready myself to defend my mate. It strikes me that I am willing to fight my DAD for my mate. It disturbs me greatly. My mom breaks the tension as she holds her hand out to Calev, who looks at it before smiling in relief as he takes her hand. She jerks him toward her but instead of whispering, she hugs him tightly. Her high lady tattoo showing as she wraps her arms around his neck. When she pulls away, she is smiling brightly.
“Welcome to the family! I know it will be difficult not being with your family but I hope we will give you enough love to help you get through it.” she says to my mate. I wipe at the tears on my face, relieved. Whatever I thought was going to happen, it was not this. I had a family. It was whole and loving as always, but now a little more complete.
written by me
edited and cameoed by @crazy-fangirl16 (who also informed me that I need to be nicer to my characters)