Sorry it took so long to update! Just a few more chapters left of the story. I switched between Rachel's POV and Trent's POV in this chapter. Hope you guys like it!
I opened my eyes to Trent's arms wrapped around me. I wasn't sure how long I had been sleeping but it didn't feel nearly long enough. I stretched my body feeling muscles pull in ways they hadn't in a long time. I had just had sex with Trent Kalamack. I can't believe that just happened.
"Shit! David!" I tried to get out of the bed but I was tangled in the sheet and fell to the floor. "Ouch. Ouch. Damn it!"
I untangled myself and threw the sheet back at the bed. Trent was sitting up with an amused expression on his face. "You okay?"
"Don't look so smug. So you finally nailed me. Can we take care of the Druchii thing?" I snapped at him.
"Finally nailed you?" His eyes held only amusement. "David's fine Rachel. I took care of the Druchii while you were sleeping. You've been out for hours. Elven magic sure packs a punch with you." He smiled.
I had learned a long time ago that you couldn't argue with a man in his underwear. It's even harder to argue with one when he's naked and has a body like Trent's. I bit my lip and looked Trent up and down only now seeing the sun peaking in from behind the curtains. It was morning? Holy crap. How long did we have sex? Trent followed my eyes to the curtains and his smile grew.
I climbed back into bed seeing as I was still naked and I took Trent's word that David was okay. I was irritated that I missed out on getting rid of the Druchii but I trusted Trent with David.
"It doesn't feel like that much time had passed. And I, um, like your elven magic." I felt embarrassed admitting that.
"Last night was amazing." He kissed my shoulder.
"It was, wasn't it." I smiled. "So where's David?"
"He's in one of the other rooms. We figured you would want to see for yourself that he's safe. The Druchii possessing him wasn't very powerful and the focus did not interfere with removing it. Relax Rachel. You can trust me." He whispered into my neck.
"I know. I do. I don't know how that happened." I joked.
Trent laughed. "Time. Lots of time."
I sat up, propping my back against the massive headboard. I pulled the blanket up around me covering myself as Trent moved to see me. "We going to end this?"
"We have to find her first. I wasn't prepared to do a locator charm." Trent said.
"We can use a finding spell. I just need some supplies and we'll have her found by noon." I felt pretty confident that we would end this with her today.
"If she's using wards then it could be a little more complicated than you anticipate." Trent explained.
"Are you doubting my abilities again Mr. Kalamack?" I leaned down and kissed his lips.
"Not at all Ms. Morgan. I know from experience about your abilities." He returned my kiss making my heart race.
"Then stuff it in your ear Trent." I jumped off the bed wrapping the sheet around myself seeing as Trent had ruined my shirt. "I need clothes." I mumbled as I picked up the pieces I could put back on.
"I'll have the front desk bring a new shirt for you." Trent reached over and lifted the receiver to the phone on the nightstand.
I heard the ringing but I wasn't sure where it was coming from. I picked up my pants but my phone wasn't ringing. Had to be Trent's. He was on the phone with the front desk still so I picked up his pants. Yep, they were ringing. I fished through his pockets and pulled out his cell. I waved it around so he could see it was his and he waved his hand at me. Fine. I'll answer it.
"Trent's phone." I said making that horrible ring tone stop. Who actually listened to the Beach Boys besides Jenks?
"Is Trenton available?" A male voice asked.
"Not at the moment, maybe I can help you with something. I'm Rachel Morgan." I said watching Trent as he hung up with the front desk.
"Ah, Ms. Morgan. Yes I do believe you can help me. This is Ellasbeth's father. I want to hire you to put an end to her, lets say fit." He said.
I knew I had a look of shock on my face and Trent was a mirror image of me. "What exactly do you mean by put an end to?" I knew Trent would be able to hear both sides of the conversation even from where he was sitting.
"Whatever it takes Ms. Morgan. I would prefer that you not use lethal force unless necessary. I want to end the embarrassment that she is causing her family. I've had enough of her childish actions and they need to stop." Mr. Withon explained.
"I don't use lethal force Mr. Withon." I answered.
"I will give you ten thousand dollars to stop her." He countered.
"Done." I said. I was going to stop her either way, might as well get a paycheck out of it.
"Please call me when the situation has been dealt with." He ended the call.
I looked over at Trent and he had a glazed over look to his eyes. I knew he was breathing I could see his chest rising and falling. I went over to the mini fridge and pulled out a bottle of water. Yeah it probably would cost ten dollars but that was pennies to Trent. I cracked open the bottle and handed it to him. He took it putting it to his mouth and downing half of it. Okay.
"Trent-" I started and was interrupted by a knock at the door at the front door. I sighed and moved through the rooms to get the door thankful that they were fast with my shirt. Just as I was about to turn the knob I felt someone tap a line. I turned to look at Trent.
"No! Don't open it!" Trent jumped off the bed and in the process put his pants back on running towards the front.
"You felt it?" I whispered.
"Yeah. Who ever that is it's not the front desk." Trent whispered so quietly in my ear I almost missed it.
"Okay. So can I open the door now and kick some ass so when the front desk does send someone up I can have a shirt?" I whispered back.
Trent smirked. "Have at it, but remember you're about to kick ass in a sheet."
"Damn it back to the turn!" I said loudly. "Give me your shirt."
Trent picked up his shirt from the floor. It was missing all of the buttons but at least I could cover up some. He handed it to me along with the belt from his pants. I liked the way he thought. I tapped a line and slipped my panties on and Trent's shirt with the belt to secure it shut and I grabbed the door knob and turned with Trent at my back.
Rachel didn't look prepared to do anything except maybe take a shower but I knew she could handle whatever was behind that door. As she turned the knob to open it I tapped a line not knowing what was waiting for us. She got it open enough for us to see it was one of the twins from before! I wasn't going back to the ever after.
The elf rushed in reaching for Rachel. She quickly ducked kicking out her leg and tripping him. He stumbled in falling onto his stomach but quickly turned throwing yellow goo her direction. She was already moving to take cover behind the furniture. I had fallen into a fighting stance not entirely sure what I should be doing. Kicking ass was Rachel's thing, not mine.
"Get your elf ass out of the way!" Rachel yelled throwing unfocused energy in the elf's general direction. That got me out of trance and I turned to the twin.
"Afflictio!" I flung out my hand towards the elf before he had a chance to react. He dropped to the floor making oddly satisfying gurgling noises.
"Trent! What did you just do! Stupid elf." Rachel ranted turning on me.
"I was stopping him from doing anything especially taking me back to the ever after." I met her anger with my own.
"Where's the other one Trent? Why couldn't you just get him to talk? Now he's dying on the floor when we have somebody from the front desk coming up!" Rachel yelled getting in my face.
I took a deep breath trying to calm myself. I knew it was just some sort of spell that the twins had that affected Rachel and I but right now I wanted to throttle the woman. She was right though. Where was the other twin?
"Stop having kittens. It's the spell again. Calm down." I said trying not to say all of the things that were currently crossing my mind.
"It's not a spell. You're just a stupid business man that doesn't think before he reacts!" Rachel wasn't going to back down. I could tell by the determined look in her eye. This was going to be very unpleasant.
She had her back to the front door and I had my back to the rest of the suite. One of the elf twins was still making noises on the floor and we were going to have to do something about that. Rachel's eyes suddenly got huge and I knew there was someone behind me. Even if I hadn't felt the air pressure shift her expression was the best indication of what was coming. Before I could turn Rachel reacted.
"Silens!"She said throwing an incredible amount of energy out of her hand towards the person behind me. I felt the line dip in strength as her charm hit and the person thumped to the ground. That was going to hurt. I forgot how much power Rachel really had and I turned to her in admiration.
Just as suddenly my anger at her had disappeared. Stupid elves was right. Sometimes I hated how some of our magic worked. I turned to see it was the other twin. We knew where he was now. I wasn't sure what we should do with them.
"Why didn't he go down with the first one like before?" Rachel asked with genuine confusion on her face.
"I don't have a clue but let's get that one moved." I pointed at the elf on the floor barely hanging on to consciousness. Maybe my charms were getting stronger because I hadn't thought I put that much energy behind it.
I helped Rachel pull him, dumping him down in the sitting area by the couch. The other elf was already in that general area. This was not good. We had two elves that we were going to have to dispose of. Rachel was not going to like this. She's going to come up with some plan that will spare their lives and I'll go along with it not wanting her to ever look at me like the bad guy again. If it came down to them needing to die to ensure our safety I would do it without a thought no matter how mad Rachel would be. I would risk anything for that woman.
I couldn't think of what we were going to do and all I could do was stare down at the twin elves. I felt Rachel's eyes on me and I looked up taking in the attractive mess that was Rachel. I smiled. She was beautiful even as she was half dressed and her hair was going in every direction. I liked that she was standing there in my shirt.
"What?" She asked becoming self conscious of my attention on her.
"I was just thinking how beautiful you are." I moved to take her into my arms. She smelled like a mixture of burnt amber, strawberries, and a meadow. I sighed into her neck really liking the fact that she smelled like me.
She wrapped her arms around my waist. "You're going to have to cover yourself up or we're going to have round two elf boy."
I grinned. "I would enjoy round two but not so sure it's a good idea. You passed out like a dump truck."
"Hey!" She stepped back playfully swatting at my arm.
I chuckled. "I'll have to go a little more slowly with all the elven magic next time."
"There will be a next time?" She asked her eyes serious. She doubted that I actually had feelings for her. I didn't like seeing the doubt there.
"I hope so. I was under the impression that you were in your words 'willing to date me'. Did I not understand correctly?" I questioned letting her step further away.
"Can we talk about this later? We need to take care of the twins." She was closing herself off to me. I wasn't going to let that happen again.
"Last night wasn't a mistake Rachel." I said and picked up my phone dialing Quen, turning my back on her. The conversation wasn't over but Rachel was right, this was not the time or place for it.
Quen and I came to the same conclusion that we needed to get us all into one place. Quen would be staying with Ceri and the girls and that was a plan I approved of. I wanted enough security with them in case something came to them. I then called Ivy and Jenks and they were taking my plane out within the hour. Rachel wanted her team together and I couldn't think of a reason to say no. I had some kind of understanding with Ivy and Jenks that I was a part of Rachel's life they couldn't just scare away.
Rachel had hit both of the elves with a sleepy time charm to make sure they weren't going anywhere. I wasn't opposed to the idea but I was worried if hitting them with too many spells would cause them to not wake up. The front desk had come and gone bringing a shirt for Rachel and with the generous tip I had given the bell hop he didn't even question why there were unconscious twins on the floor. David still hadn't gotten up but it took a lot out of a person being possessed and he needed to sleep it off.
"What shall we do to pass the time Ms. Morgan?" I asked with a big grin on my face.