I'm back! It's been a long three months! I hope you guys are excited to read! I won't keep you any longer.
One last thing, since there is a lot of telepathy talking going on. I made a key to help you guys distinguish who is who.
Disclaimer: I don't own the Darkest Powers Trilogy.
It was amazing how one little thing could change your whole life. An example would be you went out with your friends and you got drunk. You then proceed to have a one night stand with some guy you met at the bar. Then nine months later you have a baby. You try the number the guy gave you, only to find out the number has been "disconnected."
It's funny how little things like that can change your whole life. But you see, those people have it easy. They don't have to relocate. Or change their names. They don't have to say goodbye to everyone they've come to know. Yeah, I wish I had it that easy. But then that little thing set in. The thing that tears you away from the fantasy life you want to life; to the one you're currently living in. What's that thing called? Oh yeah, reality.
My life was going great at the moment. I had the guy of my dreams, I had a lot of great friends. I was starting to call this little town of Oswego, Illinois my home. Everything was perfect. That is until Kit burst through the door with a petrified look on his face and he yelled "They found us!"
Derek was on his feet in an instant. "Who?!"
Kit gulped. "The St. Clouds. We have to leave. Tonight. No exceptions."
"Whoa whoa whoa. Hang on a second." Gabriel said and he grasped Tori's hand tightly. "Before anybody even thinks about leaving, does someone want to tell me who the St. Cloud's are?"
"The St. Cloud," Gage sighed heavily. "Are one of the four Cabal families. All of them are run by sorcerers, extremely powerful ones at that. The St. Cloud are known for being the cruelest."
"And the others?"
"Later." Jackie said, standing up. "Right now our main priority is getting everyone out of here."
"Start packing only the essentials." Kit said, disappearing upstairs.
Gabriel pulled out his cellphone. "I'll call my mom and dad and tell them to come and pick up Sophia."
I felt Derek tug at my hand. I looked up and he had a grim look in his eyes. "Let's go pack, Chloe."
I nodded my head, too stunned that this was actually happening. We raced up the stairs, Derek went into his room and I went into mine. I pulled my suitcase from the top of the closet and placed it on the bed. I went back into my closet and grabbed a few pairs of jeans, t-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, bras and underwear, socks and two pairs of tennis shoes. I went into the bathroom and grabbed my toiletries and placed them on top of my clothes and zipped it shut. Tori came in a few minutes later with tears running down her face.
"Oh Tori." I said and hugged her. She threw her arms around me and cried into my shoulder.
"I hate this!" she cried bitterly. "It's not fair that we have to leave. That I have to leave Gabriel behind."
"Shh." I soothed her. "I know it sucks, but he would want you to be safe. Why don't you go spend as much time as you can with him. I'll pack your suitcase."
She nodded. "Thanks Chloe." Then she went back downstairs.
I grabbed Tori's suitcase from her closet and filled it with the same items mine held and zipped it shut. I grabbed mine and Tori's suitcases and went downstairs. Kit, Simon, Derek, Kenzie, and Aunt Lauren's all had their suitcases packed and ready to go. I placed ours right next o them.
Derek came and stood next to me and wrapped his arms around me. I leaned my head on his chest. "I can't believe we're doing this again. I was just starting to feel safe."
Derek rested his head on mine. "I know, Clover. It sucks."
I gave a small smile at his nickname for me and nodded my head in agreement. Simon came running up to Derek with everybody's cellphones in his hands.
"Derek," He said. "Dad said to get rid of the cellphones."
Derek waited. "And?"
"How do I do that?!"
Derek calmly picked up his own cellphone and squeezed it in his hand. When he opened it, his cellphone was a bunch of crushed up pieces. He handed Simon his demolished cellphone and said, "Does that answer your question?"
Simon shook his head. "I could have done that."
"Then why didn't you?"
Simon rolled his eyes and went upstairs.
Kit was coming and going from the kitchen and was packing our nonperishable foods and water bottles into boxes. He was also packing all of our emergency cash into a small backpack.
Then the doorbell rang.
Kit, Jackie, Gage, Parker, and Derek all visibly tensed. They all waited again for a few minutes and the doorbell rang again.
"Wait here." Derek said quietly and walked slowly to the front door. I heard Derek slowly open the door and then he called out making us all jump. "Gabriel! Your parents are here." Everyone visibly relaxed. Derek and Gabriel's parents came into the living room.
"Gabriel?" Gabriel's mom, Debra, asked. "What's going on?"
"I need you to take Sophia home and to stay there for the rest of the night. I'll be home in a little bit."
"What going on, Gabriel?" She looked at our suitcases. "Are you guys leaving?"
"Mom," He picked up Sophia and placed her in her arms. "Just take Sophia and go home. It's not safe for her here. I'll be home in a little bit."
"Gabriel," his father, Logan, warned. "What's going on?"
"Kit? How fond are you of this furniture?" Jackie asked out of nowhere.
He raised an eyebrow at her question. "Not very. It came with the house."
She didn't answer, instead her, Parker, and Gage all phased and everything within their vicinity went flying. Just then people busted through the door with guns and started shooting. That's when all hell broke loose. Everybody was screaming and gun shots were ringing in the air. Derek pulled me tightly to his chest and crouched over me and started rushing me to the door. From what I could see Jackie and Gage were fending off as many as they could but there were too many of them. While Parker was protecting people so they could get out the door.
Logan was desperately trying to get Debra and Sophia out of harms way. Simon and Kenzie rushed out the door and to the van that Kit had bought in case we ever needed to up and leave. Gabriel was hovered over Tori and they were using the tipped over couch as a cover. Kit and Aunt Lauren had grabbed all the suitcases and were rushing to the van. Aunt Lauren was constantly looking back at me until Kit barked something at her.
I heard a whimper and looked at Jackie, she was on the floor and she was bleeding profusely from her right shoulder. Gage was standing over her protectively and was fighting off as much as he could but he was fighting a losing battle.
Derek was looking between me and his parents, trying to decide who needed his help more. Kit came back into the house and saved him the trouble because he covered his body over mine. Derek shot him a thankful look and kissed my forehead and whispered, "I love you." before phasing himself and bowling over the guy that was sneaking up behind Gage.
We started for the door but before we reached it, I cried out in pain. There was a searing pain coming from my abdomen and I realized I had been shot. That was when Kit picked me up and rushed me out the door, but not before I saw Logan drop to the floor, dead.
My heart ached as I heard her cry out in pain and knowing I wasn't there to protect her. Dad had already rushed her out the door before I could check to see where she had been injured. I looked towards the man that shot her. He slowly lowered his gun and gave a twisted smile on his face, as if he reveled in killing. He turned his gaze to me and his smile became even more twisted. He raised his gun towards me and I charged him. He fired off two shots. The first bullet whizzed past me, but I let out a whimper as the second bullet came into contact with the top of my shoulder, dangerously close to my neck. Though I kept on going and body slammed his into the wall.
My ears perked to the sound of a child crying. I looked over at Sophia. She sat in a pool of her father's blood, staining her dress. She was pushing against his shoulders, sobbing and was screaming, "Daddy! Daddy! Please, you have to get up! Please, Daddy. Please don't die! Daddy!"
She turned to her mother. "Mommy!" She sobbed. "Please do something! Mommy!"
Her mother didn't respond, instead she just sat there with a blank look on her face and she stared at the body of her lifeless husband. My heart tore into two. No child should have to see a parent die in front of them. I knew my priority was getting them out. The St. Cloud members were thinning and I knew Gage and Parker could take care of themselves while I got them out of here. I ran up to Sophia and touched her cheek. She looked up at me with tear-stained cheeks.
"Der-Bear?" She sniffed. I whined softly and lowered by body to the floor. She understood and climbed onto my back. I kept low to the ground and looked at her mother. I barked to get her attention, but she was dead to the world.
Sophia tried. "Mommy! We have to go!"
Gabriel and Tori had now managed to make it to the door. Gabriel looked back at us and he urged Tori out the door and came back for his mother and Sophia. He knelt down next to his mother. He cast a look to his father and squeezed his eyes shut for a few seconds before turning back to his mother.
"Mom." He said, trying to get her attention. "Mom! Get up! Dad would want you to leave and be safe!"
His words held no affect on his mother. He tried shaking her shoulders to wake her of her trance, but to no avail. He even went as far as to slap her across the face but even that didn't wake her.
A gunman raised his gun in our direction and fired off two bullets. Gabriel tackled his mother to the ground but not before the bullet hit him square in the back. The second one was no more than a few inches above Sophia's head and she screamed and ducked down into my back.
Debra finally came back to the land of the living at the sound of Sophia screaming and Gabriel's groans of pain.
"Gabriel!" She gasped as she saw the satin red blotch on Gabriel's back. She looked up scared that quickly turned to relief when she saw that Sophia was safe. She avoided her gaze from Logan's body as she supported Gabriel's weight and walked him to the door.
I walked out behind them and Tori grabbed Sophia from my back and Sophia clung to Tori as she tried to calm her down. Lauren was fussing over Chloe's stomach. As if feeling my gaze Chloe turned her head. The worrisome look on her face morphed into more of a relief, than horror as she saw I was going back in.
I quickly turned on my heel and went back into the house. Gage was still standing over Jackie and her wound was slowly healing. I turned my attention to Parker who was fighting half of the remaining men left. I moved to help him.
He saw me coming. No Derek!
But- wait- how are you-
I'll explain later. Now get going.
But I want to help!
No Derek! Gage and I will handle the rest.
I'm not going to say it again, Derek! Leave!
I whimpered as I felt the full force of the Alpha's order but I still managed to reply. Can I at least see Jackie?
Parker mentally sighed. Make it quick.
I walked over to Jackie and licked her wound. How are you doing?
She licked my cheek. I'll be fine, kiddo. It'll take a lot more than this to take me down.
There was so much more that I wanted to say to her, but I was short on time. I rubbed my head into her neck. Be safe.
She rubbed her head against mine. I should be the one saying that to you. She looked at me with her amber eyes.
I nodded my head to her and turned to Gage. Keep her safe.
Gage barked. You don't have to tell me twice, son.
He finished off his last guy and stood in front of me. He gave me a gentle shove towards the door. Be careful, son.
I nodded my head. I grabbed my jeans from the floor that miraculously made it threw all of the chaos and ran out the door. I went behind the bushes and phased back to my normal self.
You did good today, kid.
How's the shoulder?
Now that he mentioned it, it started throbbing in pain and I grasped it. Not too good.
You're lucky that you have a doctor traveling with you.
I hopped into the back of the van and closed the double doors behind me.
"Go Dad." I said and he peeled out onto the the road, cutting off the now pissed off driver behind us. I maneuvered around the suitcases and hopped over the seat to where Chloe was rested. She held her arms out. I carefully placed myself around her and returned her hug.
"God Derek." She sighed. "I was so worried about you."
"I know." I said kissing her forehead and wiping hair from her face. "I was worried about you, too."
I looked at her shirt that was stained with blood. "How are you feeling?"
"I'm doing fine. It hurts like hell, but Aunt Lauren said the medicine should start taking affect soon."
I nodded, relieved that my mate was okay for the time being. Lauren was looking over Gabriel. He had his shirt off and Tori was shining a flashlight onto his wound. Lauren took out a pair of pliers and sterilized them. "The bullet wound isn't deep. I'm going to pull the bullet out now and it's going to hurt a little."
Gabriel nodded his head and squeezed his hands together. She dug in with her pliers and started pulling. Gabriel grunted in pain and Debra was patting his shoulder and muttering soothing words.
A few seconds later, Lauren produced a bullet that had shot him. She then stitched up his wound and placed a sterile bandage on it.
"There," she said. "You should be okay. You're lucky that bullet hadn't went any deeper. It could have paralyzed you."
Debra let out a relieved sigh. "Thank you so much." She turned to Dad. "I know it's dangerous but could you stop at our house so we can grab our emergency suitcases. I don't want Sophia to be soaked in . . ." She gulped and she couldn't finish her sentence.
"Of course." Dad said gently.
While Dad drove to their house, Lauren came into the back and took the bullet out of my shoulder. While she worked on my shoulder, she said gently. "Thank you, Derek."
I gave her a quizzical look. "What do you mean?"
"I mean for protecting everyone. I think I speak for everybody here that you were very brave today. So I thank you for that."
"That reminds me Derek." Debra said. "I never thanked you for keeping Sophia safe." She ran her fingers through her daughters hair. "What do you say, sweetheart?"
"Thank you, Der-Bear." She yawned and rubbed her eyes.
I gave her a small smile. "You're welcome, squirt."
Dad stopped the car and ran into the house for their suitcases.
"They're in the closet by the front door!" Debra called.
While he was in, everybody got re-situated. It was a twelve passenger van. Dad was in the drivers' seat and Lauren had moved up the passenger seat. Debra was seated behind them and Sophia had her head in her mother's lap and was sleeping. Gabriel was told to lay on his back so he was laying across the seat with Tori wrapped in his arms. Simon was slouched over asleep with an arm around Kenzie who was also asleep. I was sitting behind them with Chloe's head in my lap. Everybody's luggage was in the back.
"Derek?" Chloe asked. "What are we going to do now?"
I rubbed her leg. "We start over."
And that's the first chapter of Love Holds No Bounds! I hope everybody has enjoyed this chapter! I have the first few chapters planned written out so I'll be able to update faster than the last story. Though sadly summer is almost over and I start school again soon.
Also I never asked you guys this but is the length too long for you guys? I received a couple of PMs asking to shorten the length of the chapter. I've only received a few so I'm going to keep the length, but if it's too long than please leave it in the review or PM me, whichever. Any feedback is welcomed.
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