Today Gabrielle is spotlighting LONGING-a short story from her Sons of Navarus series. Sit back and enjoy an excerpt and if you've already read this short story step into the comment section and let us know. Without spoilers of course. ;)
A Sons of Navarus Short Story
Back of the book:
For Thane, being a Son means the responsibility of deciphering the Prophecy of Idolas and stopping the Archons. He's accepted his destiny, privately wishing for more than a life of duty and solitude but knowing it's unfair to join himself to one woman because of what he must do in this life.But things have changed. As much as he's denied it, his friendship with the mate of another Son has caused something to grow inside his heart that had been empty for so long.To Sasa, Thane is a dear friend, the only true friend she has at the monastery. He'll take her friendship with the secret desire that one night she'll want much more...
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It was four a.m. by the time they finished working for the night, and all Thane wanted was his bed. After nearly five hundred years as a vampire, Friday night was nothing more than just another night. Dante had somehow convinced Sion and Kali to go out, and as Thane made his way up to his room, he smiled at the idea of Sion having a good time. If anyone could get him to relax, it was those two.
Stripping down, he slid into a pair of flannel pajama pants and remembered how Sasa had given him them as a surprise present after he'd complained about the Romanian weather and the draftiness of the monastery. The memory made him smile as he laid his head onto the pillow and drifted off to sleep.
A banging at his door woke him up, and he sat upright in bed, unsure how long he'd been asleep. He listened for the sound again, but nothing came. He waited, and just as he began to lay back onto the bed, it happened again. Scrubbing the sleep out of his eyes, he made his way to the door and opened it to see Sasa standing there. Her eyes, normally so soft and kind, raged with a look he'd never seen in them before.
"Sasa, what's wrong?" he asked, half expecting her to say that fuck of a boyfriend of hers had done something. He'd have to wake up quickly if he was going to pound the living shit out of Vasilije anytime soon.
When she finally spoke, her voice was ragged and edgy. Not like her at all. "I'm hungry. I don't know who to turn to. I've never hunted. Vasilije always feeds me, but he's not here."
There, in the darkness, she looked up at him needing what he could give her. Even if he wanted to turn her away, he couldn't. But he didn't want to. He wanted to know what her lips would feel like on his skin. He craved the sensation of her fangs sinking into his vein, drawing his blood into her mouth, into her body.
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