Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Chapter 26.3

 

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Chapter 26.3

Kitryn hissed again. He was going to kill this bitch and all their problems would be solved.

“You really think you can just kill me?” Cheryl taunted.

Kitryn tilted his head, was she a mind reader now?

Cheryl continued to rant as though she wasn’t surrounded by a group of men who had every reason to kill her on the spot.

“I’ve got insurance.” She turned to glare at Tristan. “I have your father. If you want him to live you should back down.”

Tristan threw back his head and laughed making Cheryl freeze. “My father is already dead. By my hand. He was a self-confessed traitor to his kind and a danger to the paranormal world. Now, are you going to tell us where the seers are and the rest of your captives? Or do we need to let Kitryn here have some fun? I’ve heard cats love to play with their prey before killing it.”

“Team five. We’ve found Jenny and the kids. Team six are taking them outside and we’re moving on to the next section.”

“Team four. We’ve got three of the seers and they know where more are being held. We have met up with team three and will report back soon.”

Kitryn let out a huff as the reports continued to pour in.

Tristan grinned. “Times up. Seems we didn’t need your help after all.”

Moving to exit the room he threw over his shoulder, “Kill her.”

“Gladly.” Kitryn lunged but his jaws bit air. One second Cheryl was there and then she was gone.

Kitryn let out a roar of frustration. Then he stilled. “She is still here. She’s just invisible and her scent is muted.”

Everyone went on alert.

“Over here. I think she just passed me and went outside” Tristan sent. His statement was confirmed when the sound of running footsteps echoed down the hallway.

Kitryn snarled and darted past to lead the way after his running prey. Hunting was something he knew and knew well. She wouldn’t get far.

Two turns later and Kitryn caught a flash of the blue skirt Cheryl had been wearing. Whatever magic she was using was fading and fast.

A yell and crash echoed from ahead of them. They rounded a final corner to see Cheryl in a heap with an unknown man.

Kitryn caught his scent as they neared the struggling duo. “He’s related to her. They smell similar.”

“Brother?” Tristan asked.

Kitryn huffed his indifference and attacked.

This time he went straight for her throat and tore it out. He’d wanted to take his time, but he’d finally gotten to the point where he now just wanted to gather up his family and go home—wherever home ended up being.

She couldn’t get herself untangled in time to even put up a token defence. Blood sprayed and hit the man under Cheryl in the face.

The man let out a shrill scream and after shoving Cheryl off him he turned and threw up.

 


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Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Chapter 26.2

 

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Chapter 26.2

Tristan looked into the faces of his team.

“I don’t want to hear it. We have more important things to worry about than my mother’s lousy taste in bond mate. I will deal with the fallout from this after we get our people back. Understood?”

Slowly everyone nodded. Tristan focused on Carl and finally, his mate acquiesced with a tilt of his head. But, the look in his eyes said they would be having a serious conversation at their earliest convenience.

With a curt gesture, he strode forward, picking his way over the body of the man he had thought of as his father. Now? He wasn’t so sure.

Looking at the crude map the prisoner had drawn for them he turned left and brought up a shield in time for a shifter to bounce straight off it and into the wall.

He dropped back and allowed the shifter members of his team to engage. The battle was bloody and short but was loud enough to raise the alarm.

“There are more coming, we need to move.” Kitryn’s voice in his mind was loud and filled with tension.

“Turn right and then take the next left.” It took a moment for Tristan to realise he was hearing Meg. Someone ha obviously extended the mind link to include everyone instead of the separate ones he set up to start with.

Following the instructions, the sound of footsteps faded. The last turn they took brought them to a locked door.

“The way is clear,” came Meg’s voice again. “Cheryl is through the door and in the second room on the left. She has guards with her, but the number is being hidden, even from Fran.”

Tristan sent an acknowledgement and gestured for everyone to gather around.

“Options?”

“Frontal assault and bull our way through.” That suggestion—unsurprisingly—came from Kitryn.

Tristan just glared and turned to the others, trying to ignore the mental argument now going on between Kitryn and Simon.

“As much as I hate to agree with the cat,” Carl’s comment elicited a low kiss from Kitryn. He may be right. The only way in is the door, so a frontal assault is the only option I see.”

Carl raised a finger. “What about a distraction. If another team makes a lot of noise at the opposite end of the hallway, either all or most of the guards with Cheryl may go to investigate. That will improve our odds of overpowering whoever is left in the room.”

Tristan looked at the rest of the team and everyone nodded that they thought that was the best option. Carl sent out a mental call for another team to meet them and they waited.

***

“Heard you needed a distraction,” came Orion’s amused voice and Tristan looked down to meet the dwarf’s gaze.

“If you wouldn’t mind. If, of course, you have something better to do today.”

Tristan ignored Orion’s scowl and eventually the dwarf turned and motioned to his team.

Both teams head through the door and Tristan kept his by the door to the hallway as Orion’s team crept along and past the room Cheryl was in. Once they were a short distance past it, they started yelling and hollering curses and war cries.

Four men came barrelling out of the room and Orion’s team took off. The dwarves may have been short, but they were very fast.

Carl and the other vamps on the team blurred away, followed closely by the shifters.

Once the sound of flesh meeting flesh and dying groans had calmed down Carl called out the all clear.

Tristan sauntered into the room to see Cheryl in a standoff with one very pissed of kitty.


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Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Chapter 26.1

 

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Chapter 26.1

 

Tristan kept his senses open but there was no one to be seen. It seemed the prisoner had been telling the truth about how stupid Cheryl’s hired scum were. Once a section was checked they didn’t leave any guards, and no one bothered to recheck.

They turned into a hallway and Kitryn let out a snarl when a man appeared out of nowhere. He then let out a grunt when Tristan barrelled into his side knocking him out of the path of a mage ball just in time.

“Father.” Tristan’s anguished yell echoed through the hallway.

Kersin Nirthfell sneered. “I am no father of yours. I would never sire a weakling like you. You’re a disgrace to the family name. I’ve already contacted the council about your disownment.”

Tristan suppressed a pained gasp, he wouldn’t show any weakness to this man. Then he stiffened his spine.

“Weakling, am I?” Tristan scowled. “Let’s see how you fare against a level twenty-five mage.” So saying, Tristan gathered a ball of pure energy and shot it straight at his father. The man dodged with barely a second to spare.

“How did you get so powerful? What have you done to yourself?”

“I did nothing. I’ve always been powerful. You just fixed the test so I wouldn’t know and get the training I needed. Well, I got it anyway. You do remember I am actually a council elder in my own right, don’t you? Oh, and I got retested.”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about. Cousin Anthony did your test the same it’s been done for generations. And since the little twerp can’t abide me, he wouldn’t have fixed a parking ticket for me let alone a magical test.”

Tristan’s mind whirled at the implications, but he showed no other signed he was effected.

Kersin carried on his rant, completely oblivious. “I’m sure that whore of a mother of yours was spreading it around. I mean you don’t look anything like me. I bet you’re the spawn of that wandering bastard Gideon. He was always hanging around your mother like a little puppy looking for treats. Well I saw to him. Ten years ago was the last I heard of him. The council has him locked in the darkest cell they own on charges of using black magic. He’ll never see the light of day again.

“Of course, neither will his whore. She’s going to be joining him as soon as Cheryl takes over the council. Until then Cheryl has her stashed somewhere safe so she couldn’t go running to everyone with tales of how her bond mate was a traitor.”

Bond Mate? Tristan had always assumed his parents were true mated. A lot of things started o make sense.

Letting various options flip though his mind and settling on the most likely one, Tristan let his magic trail out to gain the attention of those with him. Kersin was too busy talking to notice. The team slowly moved so Tristan had a clear shot to his former father.

The look on his face as a mage ball made a hole the size of a cannonball through his chest was something Tristan would remember for a long time to come.


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Wednesday Briefs – Unison Island Christmas Special

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I saw Santa

Lizzie groaned at the hand shaking her shoulder. It couldn’t be time to get up yet. She hadn’t long gone to sleep.

“Lizzie, Lizzie, wake up. Come, on, you gotta get up and see this.”

Lizzie slapped the hands away. “Go away, Theo, I’m sleeping.”

“But, Lizzie. Santa’s here. I saw him. He’s downstairs with Da.”

Lizzie slapped Theo’s hands away again. “We talked about this. There s no such person as Santa. Your ten years old now. You’re old enough to know when your parents are using some mythical creature to blackmail you. Be good or Santa won’t bring you gifts for Christmas! That’s dumb.”

“But I saw him.”

Lizzie rolled her eyes. Theo’s pouting had been cute when he was five, but at ten it was getting into the realms of weird.

Theo continued before she could form a reply. “He was kissing Da. I went to get Pa, but he wasn’t in his room. You gotta get up.”

Lizzie stifled a chuckle. This was going to be so much fun. But first, she needed to send a message and get rid of Theo.

Grabbing her phone, she tapped out a text and hit send.

Pa, Da

I suggest you take yourselves to the bedroom before Theo learns more from ‘Santa’ than he should.

L

Honestly, you’d think her parents were newly mated the way they acted. They’d been mated twenty-five years, since she was conceived not long after their mating night. A fact her uncle Casey had had fun embarrassing her with since she was old enough to know what being mates meant.

Shuddering Lizzie pushed the thoughts to the back o her mind. She was only home for Christmas. By new year she’d be back in her own quiet house, where she wouldn’t have to worry about what she was going to walk in on at any moment.

“Lizzie.”

Right, Theo was still there. She cocked her head. Enough tie should have passed for the coast to be clear. However, better safe than sorry.

“Okay, let me find a dressing gown, I can’t go wandering around in my nightclothes.”

Theo stood tapping his foot in impatience as she rose, went to her closet and found what she wanted.

Finally, they made their way downstairs and, of course, there was no one there. The milk the youngsters had left out was gone, and the cookies reduced to crumbs.

Lizzie also noticed the hastily rearranged cushions on the sofa and the lone sock peeking out from under the rug.

“See, no one here.” Lizzie waved her arms to encompass the whole room.

“It’s your fault,” Theo pouted. “You took too long to come down here.”

He gave another long sigh and stomped back up the stairs, slamming his bedroom door loud enough that Lizzie knew he would be getting a talking to in the morning.

Lizzie rubbed her hands together. Now Theo was dealt with she had something to do. Back in her room she pulled her laptop out and got to work.

***

Christmas Morning was noisy. Lizzie’s uncles, Vash, Casey, and Jackson had arrived in the shared living space between the families two homes early with their adopted pack children in tow. The large room was filled to capacity.

Wrapping paper covered most of the floor and the youngsters were arguing over who got the best gifts.

“This is for you and Pa.” Lizzie pulled out a flat wrapped gift and handed it over.

Pa grinned and ripped the paper away. His expression changed to a suspicious frown when he saw the cover of the CD he revealed. The picture was of Santa standing under some mistletoe.

Theo stopped any comment Da was going to make by jumping on his back.

“Cool, you got a CD. You gotta put it on.”

Theo grabbed the CD and over Da’s protesting slid it into their player.

Soon Christmas music filled the room from the surround sound speakers. Songs of love and peace, and Da smiled at Lizzie who kept her expression purposely innocent.

Then a familiar intro started and Da glared at her. The glare intensified when the words started.

“I saw Daddy kissing Santa Clause, Underneath the mistletoe last night.”


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Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Chapter 25.4

 

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Chapter 25.4

Jenny watched from her hiding place. The meeting hadn’t progressed far since she’d snuck off to talk to Fran. Cheryl definitely seemed to like the sound of her own voice if her droning on was any indication.

“—and we will meet this enemy head-on with no fear. They must not be allowed to move us from our course. We will have the most powerful seer in history with us soon and we will rule all of the paranormal nations.”

Jenny rolled her eyes. ‘Rule all the paranormal nations’? Just how delusional was Cheryl?

Suddenly an alarm blared throughout the compound.

“They’re here.” Was yelled by several different people. Then panic ensued.

Jenny sneaked back to the nursery to protect the children leaving Cheryl trying to restore order to her men.

***

Kitryn crept on silent paws along the stone hallway. Getting through the door had been child’s play. There had been four hallways leading off the one they entered and so they’d split up into their groups again. This time Simon was with him and his mate was walking along with his hand tangled in Kitryn’s fur.

Suddenly the hallway was lit by red rotating lights and an alarm sounded making Kitryn’s ears flatten at the shrill noise.

“Sensor net in the second hallway.” Came Dorian’s rueful voice. “Someone got too far ahead and triggered it before I noticed it.”

Kitryn sighed, he’d known they would be discovered eventually but he’d hoped to get further than they had.

“Incoming, third hallway.” Orion’s voice sounded, swiftly followed by the sound of fighting. Kitryn was in the fourth hallway and he could hear the sound of running feet. It was so on.

The first to reach them was a wolf. Kitryn chuffed, a wolf was nothing him. When he was young there used to be a wolf pack nearby. He’d trained with some o their youngsters. He knew their tricks and weaknesses.

Lying flat he allowed the pouncing wolf to fly over his head. At the last moment he raised a paw, claws fully extended. The wolf made no sound as he was ripped from neck to groin and landed on the ground dead.

Kitryn didn’t miss a beat as he turned to face the next threat. Simon was breaking the neck of another wolf and Kitryn leapt when he saw a human trying to skirt around the edge of the fight to attack from behind. He landed with his paws on the man’s shoulders and growled in his face. The smell of urine had him wrinkling his nose and fighting off a sneeze. By the time someone had relieved him of his prisoner the fighting had finished. Three humans were trussed up and propped by a nearby wall. There were two dead wolves and four dead humans.

On their side, one of the bears was favouring their front leg and everyone else sported bruises and scratches. Otherwise, it seemed they’d come out on top. This time.

Kitryn moved towards the restrained men.

“Tell us where our people are and you live. Lie and you die.”

 


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New Release – Out Now – Crochet My Heart By Carol Pedroso #NewRelease #OutNow #Me

 

NEW RELEASE – OUT NOW

Crochet My Heart is a Christmas contemporary short read, great for a cold evening on the couch with a nice hot drink to escape the winter.

Blurb

Accountant Tristan plans to make a ton of crochet items for his local LGBT charity to sell at their holiday fair. His only problem? He can’t crochet. Fortunately the community center offers a class, and it’s taught by Charlie, who is gorgeous and sexy and seems interested. At first. Can grandmotherly fellow classmate Ivy guide the clueless men to each other, or will it take something more serious to help them see the possibilities?

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About the Author

Carol is a stay at home mum from the UK, as well as an active volunteer within her community. She started writing gay romance in 2014, when she came across the Wednesday Brief Writers Group on one of their member’s websites. She has since started her own blog and also posts to GayAuthors.org.

When she isn’t writing she enjoys all sorts of activities, including; crocheting, walking, and of course lots of reading. She is very thankful to her husband and daughter for all their support and for not complaining too much when she ignores them for long periods of time.

She always loves to hear from readers and enjoys getting to know them better. You can find Carol on the internet at:

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Wednesday Briefs – Here Kitty Kitty Chapter 25.3

 

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Chapter 25.3

Kitryn listened at the front door. “I can’t hear a thing. From what Jenny has told us the whole place seems to be soundproofed. She even has to have a baby monitor for the kids she’s watching over as she can’t hear them crying through the walls.”

Tristan frowned. “Hmm, there isn’t much I can do to negate soundproofing unless it is magically produced. I can’t feel any magical resistance, so I am assuming the soundproofing is physical.”

“What about if we strip one of those idiots back in the forest and one of us takes his place? We could—”

Simon’s voice interrupted Dorian’s idea, “Message from Fran, Cheryl will know if we replace any guards and we only have a while until she realises the ones’ we took out are out of action. She has a seer do a regular mental check on the security people.”

Kitryn swallowed a growl, glad they could receive messages from the den via Meg in the link but frustrated to be thwarted by such a mundane thing as soundproofing.

“What about the old fashioned way?” Orion asked, making Kitryn look down to meet the dwarf’s eyes. “We could just make a hold in the wall and peer and or listen through it. If one of us has a camera we could even post it in to try and see if the coast is clear.”

There was a stunned silence before Tristan’s silent chuckle echoed in his mind. “I think we all rely too much on magic nowadays. We need to remember there are other ways to do what we need. Now has anyone got a drill and something we can post through a hole?”

It took a while but they were able to cobble together what they needed and they soon had a small hole burrowed through a corner of the building into what turned out to be a storeroom. Tristan used magic to create a hole in the blacked-out window of the room and they all climbed in, Orion threatening anyone who laughed at him needing a boost to reach the windowsill.

Once they were all gathered in the small room Tristan replaced the glass and carl blurred out of the door to see what he could find.

He was back in minutes and they formed a tight huddle. “We can let the rest of our men in the back door. This floor seems to be deserted. I found a locked reinforced door to the west and I am guessing it leads down. If I had to guess I would say the main part of this hideout is underground and the guards are only up here when they are on duty. To get through the door we need one of the keys they prisoners have, and we need to know what we are walking into. Jenny and Fran were only able to give us so much.”

Simon held up a hand. “Message from Fran. Time running short, get through the door now and no one will see us. Apparently, Jenny paid another visit and Cheryl is busy with something important to her grand plan. She is holding a big briefing with everyone but the main guards.”

Carl nodded. “Kitryn, go get all the keys we confiscated off those bumbling fools. We’ll update the men and set the teams up again.”

Kitryn nodded and raced for the back door.

 


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