Welcome to the October edition of Promptly Penned! I’ve been waiting for this PP since the prompt is so awesome. As always, it’s in bold print in the flash. Enjoy!!
Shay slowly pulled her knees up under herself as she placed her hands on the ground and pushed. Okay, yeah, this standing up business was for the fucking birds. Wasn’t happening, not right now anyway. Didn’t matter since she was able to survey the area just fine from the ground, or, at least, that’s what she told herself. From what she could see, the . . . monster, thing, whatever was gone. Sure, technically, it had been blown to bits, but still no longer able to cause havoc. So, yay, win-win for their team. About damn time.
She rested her forehead on the ground and concentrated on breathing. Yep, breathing was really good. Breathing and not throwing up was even better.
The deep baritone voice spoke softly from her side and she couldn’t stop a shiver. Damn the man . . . Fae, whatever. Even feeling like warmed over dog shit his voice made her want to drop her panties. She had to stop thinking about that. Some how she had called him, she still wasn’t sure how that happened. Shay refused to question it. He and his companion were here to help them and she certainly couldn’t indulge in any fantasies that involved him naked. Him naked as he murmured to her in that voice. Him naked, murmuring to her as he licked her—
“Shay, please say something.”
“Shay! For fuck’s sake woman, sit up.”
Ahhh, Josie. If anyone could ruin a fantasy it was her. Shay couldn’t tell her that she was a fantasy cock blocker. Could she? Maybe?
“Come, let me help you.”
Shay looked up in Kearney’s face as he helped her sit up. Wow, the man was fucking beautiful. All that onyx skin and cobalt hair just did something to her.
He smiled at her. “I think you’re lovely too.”
Josie stuck her face close to Shay’s and smiled. “Oh, yeah you’re so pretty, girl. All that blood looks so good on you. It really brings out your eyes.”
“Fuck you,” Shay muttered, mortified that she’d blathered on about how beautiful Kearney was. And, in front of everyone. Great.
Siraj, Kearney’s partner, pulled Josie back. “Let her have some room.”
“What happened?” Shay asked, finally able to get a good look at their surroundings.
“You pulled a vast amount of power,” Kearney said, scowling. “You annihilated the drogath”
“That’s a good thing,” Shay declared, trying to stand.
He put his arm around her and she forced herself not to lean into him. No leaning. Nope. He was a fellow warrior. Nothing more.
“Yes, but not if you kill yourself in the process.”
He practically growled the sentence so it took a moment to understand what he was saying.
“I have this power and I need to use it,” she argued.
“Yes,” he agreed, “but you need to understand it. You need to learn to use it. You’re flinging all of your energy at the enemy without any thought to your own safety.”
“What am I supposed to do? Sit back and let people die?”
“No, you need to learn to pull the energy from your surroundings. That is what you should be doing? Have you not had any training?”
Shay shook her head slowly as Josie asked, “So, she was supposed to go to school or something?”
Siraj said something in a guttural language as he kicked at the dirt. Shay had a feeling that things had just gone from shit to totally fucking shit.
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Jessica Bronwyn Siobhan