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Defiance is not a word Elementals use lightly; not when it can
see us banished from the very places where we draw our strength and feed
our soul. Yet the word was one I was beginning to know all too well, in
theory as well as in practice.
I stared across the table at my younger brother, Raven. He stared right
back, concern knitting his thick dark brows.
“Lark, please say you will change your mind and stay here. Stay out of the
human world. The more you stray from the tenets of our father and the
I waved a hand, cutting him off as I leaned forward with a grimace. My
body was still sore from the battles within the Pit, and my muscles protested
even that slight movement. “You would rather we leave the king to fend for
himself when we all know he isn’t in his right mind? He must name an heir . .
. something he has yet to do.”
That was one reason I needed to go after Father. While little love was lost
between him and me, our people needed an heir. How each elemental family
replaced their ruler was different, and this was ours. It had to be someone the
previous ruler chose with the guidance of the mother goddess.
As far as we knew, Father hadn’t chosen anyone. Which meant if he died,
there could easily be civil war. Already lines were drawn within the Rim as to
which sibling our people would back if it came to war.
Worse, Cassava could return and technically, as the first wife of the king,
could take over. As strong as she was, that scenario was a distinct possibility.
On my lap, Peta stirred and looked up at me, her green eyes clear as
“You must tell me about her sometime, Lark. I sense great pain in you
when you think of her name.” Her words were soft enough I didn’t think
Raven heard. Most likely he didn’t realize Peta was my familiar. No one in
the Rim had ever been handed a feline as a companion. Ever.
Most of my elemental family thought she was a cat I’d picked up. A stray.
And for the most part, I hoped to keep it that way.
Peta made an excellent spy when people didn’t know she could
My brother tipped his head back, and his throat bobbed as he seemed to
struggle for words. I, on the other hand, did not suffer that particular ailment.
“Raven, I appreciate your concern, I do. But there really is no other choice.
We all know it, but—”
Lifting his left hand, he waved it once between us, and for a moment, I
caught a glimmer of green as lines of power trickled up his arms. I could see
when another elemental was about to use their power, and the intent behind
the usage. A gift—as far as I knew—only I had. Rather handy in a fight.
Which, the way my last few months had been going, was almost a daily issue.
On the loaded table in front of us, a vine shot up through the cracks. A
creeping larkspur vine flowered violet blue blossoms as he reached out and
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