It’s already May. My how the time is flying by. And it’s time for another Promptly Penned. I have to admit, I’m not even sure how to interpret this month’s prompt. And using it as the first line… not going to happen. But I’ll give it the old college try. Here’s the prompt…
Write about the three things he could never tell her.
See what I mean! Anyway, let’s see where this goes…
“Just tell her. Please. Before I decide to kill you, instead.”
Noah fisted his hands at his side, glancing at Josh over his shoulder. Despite being Noah’s best friend, the man was also a giant pain in the ass. Especially when his buddy already knew the answer.
Noah crossed his arms over his chest as he turned to face Josh. “The whole ‘killing me’ thing might prove a bit futile, as you well know. And perhaps you’d like to clarify what, exactly, it is you’d have me tell Faith. The fact that I’m immortal? That she’s my mortal mate? Or that in all of the lifetimes we’ve shared, I haven’t once been able to save her from him!”
Josh’s expression softened as he leaned against the wall. “You’re not the only one who’s failed. I’m stuck in this endless loop with you. I’m as much to blame for allowing Savage to get to her as you are.” He shook his head. “You can’t watch Faith every minute of every damn day. But if you tell her—”
“You know the rules. If I tell her anything—one damn detail about our past—she’ll lose her magic.”
“What good is her damn magic if she can’t use it? Doesn’t live long enough to figure it out for herself? At least if she knows who she is—what you two share…” Josh raked his hand through his hair. “Isn’t a lifetime together worth the sacrifice?”
Noah sighed, bracing more of his weight on the wall behind him. God, he was tired. Tired of fighting a war he couldn’t win. Of always being one step behind Savage. Of failing the woman he loved over and over. All they had to do was beat Savage. Just once, and he’d be able to mate with Faith permanently—ensure she spent the next millennium by his side. But without her magic…
He gave Josh a grim smile. “You know we can’t beat the bastard without her magic. It takes both our power to break the spell.”
Josh pushed off the wall, crossing the room to stand beside Noah. “I know. I just thought that maybe, this one time, simply being together—loving her for as long as you can—might be enough. Might lift that depressing funk you’ve gotten into after a few centuries of failure. Give you hope.”
Noah drew himself up. “I don’t need hope. I need to fucking make it work. Getting Faith to love me isn’t the issue. We’re drawn together the same way we always are. Getting her to realize what she is… There’s got to be a way. One that doesn’t break the stupid rules.”
Josh snorted. “Right. A way we haven’t thought of over the past three hundred years…ouch.” He rubbed his arm where Noah had punched him. “Man, you’re pissy. Fine, we’ll go through everything again. Figure it out.”
“Damn straight. Because I’m done playing by Savage’s rules. This time…he’s the one who’s going to fail.”
That’s it for me. I know, short for once. I’m honestly just bagged, lol. Check out the other ladies…