Chapter 18

Warnings: rule #3, jealousy, review of a certain Elvin problem, accusing, Elvin riddles and annoyance

When Vaiden exited the bedroom that morning, he found Tatiana on his computer.  Though usually he did not allow others to use his computer, he doubted that Tatiana would be hacking into his files.  She was a lawyer after all.  However, it was still peculiar.

“Rule number 3 no using the computer?” Lewej questioned.

Vaiden glared at her.  “I’m the one who can say who can and cannot use my computer.”

“Oh, I…” Tatiana began.

“It’s fine.” he interrupted.

Though reluctant, Vaiden sat next to Lewej.  He knew if he sat anywhere else, she would have got up and enclosed into his bubble.  This way he got to choose how much space he wanted between them.

“Have you heard from any of the other Elves.” Vaiden asked in a hush voice.

Lewej shook her head.  “I’ve sent several messages to Asiram, but no reply.”

“I’m worried, Vaiden.” she said.  “Asiram wasn’t with the council. She should have said something back.”

Vaiden sighed.  “Don’t panic. Asiram can take care of herself. She’s a big girl.”  He wanted to add “unlike someone I know,” but that would have been cruel.  Asiram was the only family Lewej had known; therefore, the situation was very serious.

Vaiden had not told Tatiana about the Elvin situation for he didn’t see it as any of her business.  He wanted to keep it that way, but a little part of him said that Tatiana was with them; therefore she was in more danger than she knew.  Someone had attacked the Elvin council of the royalty.  They had slaughtered them.  When Lewej saw the horror, she ran to Vaiden, but he had to go rescue Tatiana.  It was all a big mess, but Vaiden decided to tackle one problem at a time.  Tatiana’s possible death was on the top of his list so he rescued her.  Now he was back to the Elvin problem and still didn’t know what to do.

“I’m sorry.” Tatiana said.  “I just had to check a few messages…”

“It’s fine.” he repeated.

“It wouldn’t be if I did it.” Lewej muttered.

“That’s you.” Vaiden replied.

Lewej rolled her eyes and said something about favorites before she excused herself.

“Don’t mind her.” Vaiden said.  “She’s stressed.”

“Why didn’t you tell me she would be here?”

“It never occurred to me.” he replied.  She shook her head.

“Did it ever occur to you that you might be the one stressing her out?”

Vaiden blinked for a moment.

“Winds of mighty force that does not pardon you.” Lewej said when she returned.

“What?” Vaiden asked.

Lewej rolled her eyes again.  “You don’t even recognize Elvin terms.”

Vaiden sighed.  “I was apart of the military, Lewej, not Sunday school.”

Tatiana glanced between the two of them.

“Be of moonlight, but you mirror the sun.” Lewej smiled.

“Are you accusing me of…”

“But she that glows from morning sun takes away your mask.” Lewej said, facing Tatiana.

Vaiden narrowed his eyes at her.

“And she knows not of your hideous face.”

Tatiana stared up at the Elvin girl.

Suddenly the phone rang.  “I’ll get that.” Vaiden said.

“I’ll make some lunch.” Tatiana called as she went into the kitchen.  Lewej followed her.

“Yes…uh huh…”

“Vaiden,” Tatiana whispered, holding out a plate of food.

“In a moment.” he answered.  “Yes…tomorrow.”

“Where did you want to meet at?” Vaiden asked.  “Ok, I’ll be there.”

“She who brings him treasures is most disappointed.” Lewej called from across the room.

“And she who does not finds it freakin’ hilarious!”

“What’s your problem?” Tatiana questioned.  “What-the-hell did I do to you?!”

“I don’t have to explain myself to you, Human.” Lewej snapped. 

“So it’s a racism thing.” Tatiana shook her head.  “I don’t have a problem with Elves for you to know.”

Lewej hissed.  “You can be blind if you want.”

“What are you talking about?”

“And she is deaf and dumb too.”

“For whatever reason you feel to insult me,” Tatiana began.  “Go ahead, but it just shows a lot about your character.”

Lewej went to grab her wrist, but Tatiana pulled away.  She didn’t want the “blue fire” igniting for something as silly as this.

“Tatiana.”

“Get out.”

2 Responses to Chapter 18

  1. Kiri says:

    Oh dear. Oh dear oh dear oh dear.

    Lewej – what a silly girl she is.

    And arrgh what was the phone call about???

    I hope Tatiana doesn’t take it in her head to do something silly. Or Lewej, or Vaiden for that matter.

  2. Lewej do something silly? NOOOOOO…never…hehe. Well, I got to build suspense some way. The next chapter will probably be out sometime this weekend or into next week. I have to adjust to not having to UPdate The Shadow.

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