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AN – Each mini part of the epilogue will tell what happens to each couple now everything has come to a head.
Chapter Epilogue part five – Brian O’Connor and Angel
“Brian O’Connor, are you listening to me?” Angel struggled to get an arm free but had no success. “You need to loosen your grip before you crack my ribs.” Still no response. Angel sighed and said the one thing they were reasonably sure would get through Brian’s head. “Love, you’re hurting me—”
He’d barely got the last word out before Brian’s grip loosened and his distraught face lifted from Angel’s shoulder where it had been buried for a good hour.
“I nearly lost you.” The tone of their mate’s mind voice sounded like a lost child wanting the reassurance of an adult. “I can’t lose you. We haven’t had enough time together yet. I have so many plans for us. We’re going to travel, to go all over the world together.”
Angel got an arm free at last and ran a soothing hand through their mate’s hair. “I’m here now. I’m alive. We’re both alive and free. Now are you going to kiss me or are you going to keep trying to mimic that silly Kraken you keep as a pet at home?”
Brian let out a watery chuckle. “Jerry isn’t a pet, he’s a friend.”
Angel rolled their eyes but then le out a happy sign when Brian covered their mouth with his.
This was what they needed. To be reminded they were finally back where they belonged.
Angel didn’t remember much about when they were taken. They remembered the ambush but then they must have been hit or something because the next thing they remembered was waking up in their cell that had become their home for the duration. Cheryl had tuned up told them what was expected of them. She used some sort of spell to channel their seer power and she got all their visions. They heard some of the other prisoners screaming and crying, begging to be let go and to be allowed to go home. Some of the screams had cut off rather suddenly and they had since found out those were the bodies that had been found by various people.
They hadn’t realised until Brian stopped kissing them that the mind link was still fully open. “Goddess, Angel, I love you. But, I hate you had to go through all that. I wish I could have been the one to rip Cheryl apart. I was the one who had to stay here like some week livered idiot and be dosed up on potions just to stay alive.”
Angel cut him off with another kiss. When they came up for air again, they glared their best pissed off glare at their mate. “I never want to hear the word weak out of your mouth in relation to yourself ever again. Is that understood?” They tapped their foot and raised an eyebrow hen Brian didn’t answer quickly enough.
Brian was shaking his head. “But, sweetheart. You saw me what you first got back. I was a mess and so weak I couldn’t even get up. I would have been dead before now without Tristan’s help. Ow”
Angel shook their finger in Brian’s face. “If you keep being so stupid I’ll clap you round the other ear too. You want to know what I saw when I saw you for the first time when I got back? I saw you were alive. I half expected to be hit by a broken bond as soon as I left the protection of whatever black magic Cheryl was using to suppress our mate link. To find out you were alive and waiting here for me was the best news I had ever heard. To now be in your arms would only be improved if you thought of something better to do with your mouth other than using it to spout such nonsense.”
Brian gave them a grin that had their blood heating and then Brian reminded them just how good he was with his mouth. It was exactly the welcome they’d been hoping for.
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