I am so completely sorry to all of my readers out there! I have been so conflicted as to where I want this story to go, so I am just going to start writing and see where it takes me! It has been so long since I updated that I had to go and re-read my story! I hope you enjoy the next chapter! And please, be kind and review!
The next three days flew by in a flurry of preparations. Rooms were prepared for my other three brother's arrival. On the day they were to arrive, a large feast was being cooked in their honor.
Michael and I went up to the roof of The Compound to await their arrival. I was so nervous about seeing them again. Would they remember me? Would they like me? Would they even notice me?
But above all other questions, one was foremost in my mind: How were Gabriel and I going to get along?
Michael must have noticed how nervous I was, because he reached down and took my hand in his. Bringing it up to his mouth, he laid a small kiss on my knuckles. The gesture sent shivers down my spine.
I really need to learn how he does that!
Michael smiled down at me, and pulled me closer to him. I snuggled into his side, breathing in the scent of leather and pine.
"You don't need to be nervous Aurora. These are your brothers. They have and always will love you. They are happy you are alive and ecstatic to see you again. And I will be right here with you the whole time. If you feel nervous or scared, just squeeze my hand and we can leave them to their own devices. Does that sound like a plan?"
I looked up at Michael, his shinning blue eyes never hiding anything from me. If he said something, he meant it, just like now. I turned to face Michael, and slowly put my arms around his neck. Without hesitation he put his arms around my waist, and his wings curled around us in a protective cover.
"That's why I love you so much Michael; you always know how to make me feel safe. That sounds like a very good plan. I am sorry I have been so nervous. I just haven't seen my brothers in a very long time. And the last time I saw Gabriel, he tried to kill me. I just don' t know how this is going to go down, and that makes me nervous. Not just for myself, but for everyone here."
Michael smiled at me, and bent his head down towards mine and spoke softly in my ear, sending tremors through my body.
"You have nothing to worry about. Everyone here is more than capable of defending himself or herself, and I am sure that Gabriel will apologize for his actions. I know it doesn't make up for what he did, but it is a start, and I would like for you to give him the benefit of the doubt." He kissed my neck with a slow lingering kiss. My head, on its own accord, fell back, exposing more of my neck to Michael. He continued to place small, tender kisses all along my jaw line, and I couldn't help the small moan that escaped the back of my throat. I felt Michael smile against my skin, and he continued his sweet torture, taking the lobe of my ear in his mouth and swirling his tongue around it. I felt as if my knees were going to give out, and all of this just from kissing!
I'm sure he would have continued to torment me with his mouth, but the clearing of a throat caught my attention.
"So, should we stay or do you two want to be alone to finish?" a voice I didn't recognize said.
Michael laughed, and before I could turn to see who the mysterious voice was, he caught my mouth in a searing kiss, one meant to claim and dominate. He was showing the stranger that I was HIS, and he had better keep his hands and eyes to himself.
We finally broke apart, and I was able to see who had interrupted our little make out session. When I did, my heart leaped out of my chest and a huge smile broke onto my face.
Stand a few feet from us were my three brothers: Gabriel, Uriel and Azreal. All three of them were here. I finally had my four big brothers under the same roof.
My nervousness and fear were forgotten, and I untangled myself from Michaels arms, running strait for Uriel. A huge smile graced his face and he opened his arms for me, catching me in a huge hug, his golden brown wings enclosing us even more.
"Aurora, you have no idea how happy I am that you are alive! I have missed you so much little sister!"
I could feel the tears running down my cheeks. "I am so happy to see you to Uriel! I have missed you!"
Squeezing me one more time, he unfolded his wings and set me softly on the ground. I had no more than be on the ground for two seconds when two huge, dark arms lifted me into the air and twirled me around before crushing me up against a very muscular chest.
I couldn't stop the laugh that came from me, and I hugged Azreal back with as much strength as I could.
"I missed you to Azreal! I am thrilled that you are here!"
He let me go and held me at arm's length, looking me over from head to toe.
"Hmmm, little sister, you are far too thin for my liking. Michael, what have you been feeding this girl? We need to put some meat on her bones!"
I placed my hands on my hips and gave him my meanest look. "I will have you know that my weight is fine! And I eat plenty, for your information!"
Azreal looked at me with a shocked expression. I could hear Michael trying to hold back his laughter behind me, and I was trying very hard not to break out into a grin.
But I just couldn't do it, a laugh bubbled up, and I had to let it out. Soon Azreal and Michael were laughing with me, Uriel joining in not soon after.
Once our laughter died down a bit, Azreal, Uriel and Michael greeted each other, and I turned around to greet my last big brother, Gabriel.
He was standing off away from us, a lost look on his face. I realized then that I couldn't be mad at him. He was following orders. Even though that didn't sound like much of an excuse, I knew Gabriel. He was my protector, the one Michael trusted above all others to keep me safe. And I loved him.
I walked up to him and threw my arms around him giving him the biggest hug my little arms would allow me too. I heard him take a sharp breath, and he tensed up just a bit at my actions. But I continued to hold him. I could feel tears running down my cheeks, and I was on the verge of sobbing right then and there.
"Gabriel," I whispered. "I forgive you, and I love you."
As soon as the words were out of my mouth, all of the tension in him fled, and he dropped to his knees, engulfing me in his large arms, his steel colored wings coming around us to give us a little privacy.
"I am so sorry Little Sister! What I did is unforgivable. I do not deserve this from you."
I pulled myself out of his arms far enough to where I could place my hands on his cheeks.
"Yes you do, Gabriel. You have been nothing but a good Son and a great Brother. I forgive you. All you have to do is forgive yourself. You have been there for me when Michael was unable to. You have helped me learn to defend myself, and you have cared for me when I was scared. How could I not forgive you? One mistake is not enough for me to with hold my love from you."
Tears were streaming down Gabriel's face, and his crystal blue eyes, so much like Michaels, looked at me with pure brotherly love.
"I do not deserve a sister as kind as you. You honor me with your forgiveness."
"Your damn right you don't deserve me, but unfortunately I am stuck with you, so quit crying, give me a hug, and go say hello to Michael. I'm starving!"
Gabriel looked shocked at my statement, but a few seconds later a huge grin spread across his face. He enveloped me in another huge hug, and then released me. I gave him a smile back, which grew in size when he and Michael greeted one another with a hug.
"Well, now that all the niceties have been attended to, can we go down to dinner? I am starving!" I ask the four angels standing in front of me. They all looked so happy and carefree, and I couldn't help but be filled with love for each one of them.
"Absolutely, my dear sister. We must not let you waste away, you may blow away in the wind and we would never be able to find you again!" Uriel stated, and everyone, including me laughed.
Michael came up and took my hand. He brought it up to his mouth once again and kissed my knuckles.
Turning around, our hands still intertwined, we lead our brothers down into The Compound, and to my human family.
I hope you enjoyed the little reunion! Next chapter will get a little more in detail about the mysterious Ganieal. And I am so sorry for not updating in the past couple of months, I will try harder! Please Review!