"Scars." The word leaves his mouth before he even realises he had uttered it. Had it been him? It must have been, the vivacious young man that was Kaiden had drifted off to the back of this mind. It had intrigued him, however, that she mentioned this. She could be no mere mortal, of course. Not many people see Hell and live through it, even in a metaphorical sense. He eyed this one carefully and couldn’t quite put his finger on what he thought was wrong with her.
"Oh no? But, honey, think of all the wonders we could do.” He curls every word around his tongue in a tantalising and horrendous manner, an abhorrent snarl etched onto his features. The moment, however, that her features changed he was worried, and that was something that Samael was not often. He was a demon, for Christ’s sake, this woman shouldn’t frighten him in the slightest. Yet she had something about her, something utterly magnetic about her.
However, when she took a step forward and a sinister smile that could match his own met her lips he grinned. He had won her over. They could rule the underworld in a way that even Lucifer would be jealous of.
"Condtions? Darlin’ I ain’t the bargaining sort.” He twirls his finger in the air beside his head and swings his right foot so that it is propped up on the toes, his weight resting on his left leg almost entirely. He grins, a wicked gleam in his eyes again that looked unnatural and harrowing on Kaiden’s usually serene features.
When she became close enough that when she spoke her lips brushed against his, his lips tingled and his body fought to seek the familiar warmth that her body had brought him multiple times. He cocks his head at her words, but grins at her when she pushes him down. He was intoxicated by her, obsessed with her. No, she wouldn’t need possessed, they could rule together without her being so. She straddled him and his hands automatically went up to hold her waist, his eyes hungry.
"Of course, Darlin’ but how could I take all of the credit?" He asked, watching as his hands were drawn up and behind his back. She was dominating and it was overwhelming, it was exciting and- What in the Hell. His eyes snapped up to hers as he felt the cuffs and the metal band around his waist, fighting against it immediately with all the strength he had.
“You crazy BITCH.” He screamed, his voice loud and cracking, as if a whip had soared passed them and cracked straight back. “We could have ruled together, we could have been amazing.” He continued yelling, seething with inherent rage that only continued to boil over. He screamed in anguish as he fought against the restraints. Before, however, he could say much else she had blown cold air into his eyes.
He was blind.
There was nothing but darkness and what he could feel and smell. He heard a second female voice and this threw him into silence. There had been someone else in the house? No, surely not. She had appeared then? Exactly what kind of being is she? Samael remained silent through the exchanged, only snapping whenever he was mentioned.
It goes silent again and suddenly he’s prodded in the head.
“Don’t fucking touch me, you Devil’s whore.” Samael snapped, fighting immediately against the restraints once more.
“Who. The fuck. Are you?” He seethed to the both of the voices.
Nim barely flinched as Samael snapped at her, taking a step back “You watch it demon, call me a whore again and I’ll shove this rosemary down your throat,” she warned, her voice dangerously low.
"I’d shove it up his ass if I were you.. and if it wasn’t Kaiden’s body," Andreanna added bluntly as she sat down in a chair opposite where Samael was restrained.
"You are so not helping,"Nim pointed out.
"I’m not helping?"Andy exclaimed. "You’re not helping!"
"I don’t know how to fix this without getting rid of the both of them!” Nim retorted, both girls completely ignoring the man in the chair and his question.
"Well you’re supposed to be the smart one! You and Aleks. That’s why you two are the brains and Dean and I are the fighters." Andy frowned.
"Well maybe you should bring Aleks here with your freaky abilities. You don’t even need to use a spell or anything!"Nim complained.
"Have you ever tried to fight a werewolf? There is literally no time to cast a spell."
"Well my potions have gotten rid of werewolves,"Nim argued.
"Docile or half dead ones," Andy grumbled under her breath.
"Whatever," Nim grumbled back, turning back to Samael. "Anyway,"she added, standing in front of front of him. "How’d you get into the book?" Nim asked him while Andy sat there watching.
When Andreanna began to assure him of their health and their safety he allowed choked laughter to leave him, his face still hidden in her hair. He hugs her tightly, relishing the warmth of her body before he lets her go and leans back to cup her face gently. He smiles adoringly at her and nods in a manner of a small boy, heavily and without reservations.
When she tugged on his hands he sat up comfortably and cocked his head to the side in order to watch her movements as her expression suddenly went calm and collected. This was a serious matter.
When she began to speak he blushes a deep shade of red and smiled warmly up at his fiancee. Her words sounded an awful lot like a proposal and it made him laugh, to think that she would propose even after he had already done so. In a rather unconventional way, of course, but it was a proposal nonetheless. She looked down at her hands but Kaiden’s eyes remained locked on her face for a few more seconds, trying to decipher the emotion there but got nothing but a placid truthfulness. He looked fown at her hands to see a silver chain forming slowly in her hands. A pendant necklace soon lay in her hands and he immediately recognised it as the necklace around Andy’s neck. He glanced to make sure her own was still on, remembering the incident in which she had lost the necklace.
She glanced back up to Kaiden after a moment and he met her gaze calmly, listening intently to her words.
"Y-you would allow me into your mind?" Kaiden murmurs, looking back down to the pendant necklace. His fingers reach out tentatively and lift the pendant from her hand and allows it to rest in his palm for a moment. In that instant he felt as if his entire world was within his palm and he supposed in a way it was. Andreanna was his world, along with Ria and Ina. He glanced back up to Andy as if asking for permission and when he received it he placed the pendant carefully around his neck and let it rest comfortably on his torso. The effect was almost immediate.
As he spoke, Andreanna nodded once, smiling a gentle smile. “Well you’re alrady on my mind constantly, why not be in it too?”she joked lightly, laughing softly.
She watched him carefully as he took the necklace, feeling her own start to heat up against her chest. Although this time it wasn’t the heat that it emitted when danger was around, time the heat was warm and comforting.. it filled her body with it’s sense of security.
Anticipation bubbled up inside her as he paced the chain over his head, letting the pendant fall against his chest.. and as soon as it did it was though the world around them froze. Andy gasped as the necklaces sent a jolt through both of their owners, her skin tingling wherever it was connected to any part of Kaiden; and although what she felt on the outside was magnificent in itself, what was going on in her mind was even more incredible. She felt all her thoughts, all her emotions and all her memories swarm around her head before they became a bigger cloud that covered the both of them. Sure there were some things she didn’t want Kaiden to know, but that was for his own well-beings, and luckily her memories were only sent to him in glimpses. Random flashes of her childhood, with quick, faded images of her brother and mother, which were followed by her what was short but felt like an eternity encounter with the gates of hell before she had been pulled back to the real world by the previous owner of her necklace. This woman had spent the next three years training Andreanna and a total of three other people, one female and two males, and then making them do her dirty work and solve the supernatural problems that were effecting humans or other supernatural beings. All of which were shown to Kaiden in flashes. It then shows when Andy first met Kaiden, and every moment after that. The brunette knew shed have some explaining to do, the memories weren’t exactly clear for someone who had not been there, but for her they were clear and almost painful, except of course the part where she had met Kaiden, reminding her of the wonderful life she lived now.
As the world came back into focus, Andy blinked and looked up at Kaiden quickly, anticipating his reaction. “Well.. we can’t change it now..” she laughed faintly.
"Sorry, Li’l miss. Been there, done that and I have a mug to prove it." Samael sneered, eyes flashing dangerously. He backs up. She showed no reaction at all and it angered him that she was unphased by his movements.
That’s my girl.
His thoughts taunted Samael and Samael pushed his voice further away, because it was far too loud for Samael to be comfortable with it.
"You’re very stone faced, darlin’ don’t you wanna have some fun." He smirked, turning his head to look at the book and snap his fingers, the book appearing in looms of smoke in his arms.
"I’m sure she’s in here too. Maybe we can rule the overworld together." He mumbles to himself, keeping the book close to himself. Kaiden ha been naive and an easy pray. He read the correct passage, but if this girly got a hold of it, well, she was far less innocent and naive. She’d know where to look, and that’s always terrifying.
"Don’t you think? wouldn’t it be so much easier for you to give up? You’ve already died once are you willing to die again? For him for a child.” Samael taunts her, plucking on her heart strings easily. “You would bear a child for him just so you can leave him. Just like she did. Just like Meera.” Samael sneers, but a tear rolls down his cheek. Out of place on his angry, scowling face.
the voice was weaker this time and it pleased him greatly.
"Join me, and you don’t have to worry about burdening him with another child he’ll have to bring up by himself."
”Awh,” Andreanna pouted tauntingly. “You got a mug? All I got were scars,” she said, narrowing her eyes once more. She watched carefully as he summoned the book. “I don’t want to rule anything with you,” she retorted.
At his harsh words, Andy felt a lump rise in her throat, but she refused to let it show on her face. She knew that wouldn’t happen. She wouldn’t die, she wouldn’t leave Kaiden. She would do everything in her power to make sure that never happened. When he spoke again she blinked, her features changing completely as an idea struck her.
A small smirk pulled at the corner of her lips as she took a step closer to him.
"Okay.." she agreed. "But I have a few.. conditions.." she added, getting even closer and leaning up so her lips were brushing against his. "First rule, I’m not getting possessed by some crazy bitch in a book," she said firmly, pushing him down so he was sitting in the nearby arm chair and then moving to straddle his waist. "Second rule, I get just as much credit as you do.." she hummed, linking her fingers through his and then lifting is hands so they were back behind his head, and before either of them could blink, she made handcuffs appear around his wrists, and a steel chain around his waist and the chair, trapping him in position. "And third rule…" she murmured seductively, her fingers walking across his chest before her eyes narrowed dangerously within a split second. "You get the fuck out of my fiance’s body and crawl back into the hole you came from," she hissed, blowing cold air straight into his eyes. The simple talent of doing just that made sure his world went completely dark, in an attempt to blind him temporarily while she thought of a plan. Without hesitating she got off him and started pacing the floor, and a few seconds later, another figure appeared.
"Andreanna Cahill are you insane? I was in the middle of making something big. And if it flops or my cottage burns down you are in so much trouble,” a woman holding a bunch of herbs chastised. Andy rolled her eyes and stopped pacing.
"Nim, this is serious," she frowned, and that was when her friend spotted Kaiden for the first time.
Nim blinked as she tried to make sense of the situation. “You tied up a man and put a blinding charm on him… ew. Andy. I don’t want to be a part of your kinky sexual relationships.”
Andy sighed and shook her head. “This isn’t anything like that! That’s my fiance, but he read some stupid book and now some stupid thing has possessed him and I don’t know how to get rid of it. Do you know how fucking annoying this is? LIke I couldn’t have just come home to a lovely dinner or a nice home movie, no, I had to come home to this!” she exclaimed, gesturing wildly. Nim blinked again and looked between the two.
"Do you want me to get Dean?" she asked.
"Noo!" Andy groaned. "Dean will just waltz on in here, say ‘Andy, Ive told you how to deal with this a million times’ with that smug, stupid accent of his, then he’ll send both whatshisface and Kaiden into the book and I can’t let that happen. So no, I don’t want you to get Dean, I want you to help me. Please.”
Nim stared wide-eyed before blinking yet again and nodding once, her features too growing serious. She walked over to Kaiden’s body and frowned, leaning down to poke his forehead.
He’s confused for a moment while she pushes him back onto the soft picnic blanket resting against the even softer grass and when she leans her torso on top of him he can’t help but smile at her familiar weight and warmth. One arm rests on the small of her back and the other comes up to cup her cheek as she is cupping his.
He thought she might kiss him for a moment but when their foreheads touch and the most beautiful scene fills his head as if he was awake he allowed himself to get lost in the vision.
They were in the same park, and by the same lake were two children running around, squealing and yelling and laughing in the most carefree manner that kids do and he recognised Ria immediately. But he was older, she was perhaps twelve years old. A young teenager. She was beautiful with long flowing ringlets and bright eyes that shown back at him, reflecting his own perfectly. She runs, playing after a smaller child, perhaps four years old. There’s no mistaking the fact that this is their child, the way Andreanna imagines him and the way that Kaiden has always imagined him. He is beautiful. He is tiny and he is full of life and alive. He’s alive.
When Kaiden opens his eyes to meet Andreanna’s expectant gaze he is crying. A tear had managed to slide it’s way down his cheek and his eyes are red rimmed. He didn’t ever want that vision to go, not ever. It had been the first time she had used her gift on him since their first date and it was every bit as momentous then as it is now. He wraps his arms around her and hides his face into her neck.
"I want that vision. I want that, Andy let’s do it. Let’s have a child."
Andreanna was slightly shocked when she saw him tear up, the sight causing tears to spring in her own eyes. She laughed gently as he hid his face, nuzzling her cheek against him.
"I want it too," she whispered, her hazel orbs sparkling as she pulled back to look at him. "We will Kaiden, I promise we will. And he, or maybe even she, but I’m pretty sure it will be a he," she babbled softly, getting a little sidetracked, "will be perfect, and he’ll be healthy, and we’ll be alright.. all of us. We’ll all be okay, I know we will," she smiled, her eyes searching his face. "but first.." she added, sitting up and tugging on his hands so he would sit with her. Her features had grown quite serious, but she wasn’t angry or worried, she was calm, and oddly placid.
"Kaiden you are.. everything i could have dreamed for. You’re my other half.. you’re my support, my rock.. you keep me sane.. which I why I need to give you something..” she started, looking down at her hands. “You can say no of course.. but this thing helps to balance me out.. and when it’s worn by the right person, it keeps the balancing beam more sturdy,” she said with a soft laugh, still staring at her hands as a silver chain started to form. After a few seconds a pendant almost identical to the one around Andreanna’s neck was in her hands. Her eyes flickered back up to Kaiden’s face as she smiled sheepishly, holding it up. “If you want it.. it’s yours.. but you have to know, it has it’s side effects. Sure it’ll help us both out, and it might even increase the chance of us having a baby.. but it.. does weird things. Like, it lets you feel what I’m feeling, and let’s you know where I am if I ever need you. There’s some old legend behind it but yeah.. I’ve never thought about giving it to anyone obviously because it basically lets them into my mind.. but I trust you, and I wouldn’t want anyone else to have it.”
If Kaiden had to describe his relationship with Andreanna in two words he would say ‘perfectly imperfect’. They had their arguments and they had their playful fights and they had those moments that every couple had and it made them more real. That’s how they’d always been, they’d always been so real to Kaiden and it was a reason that Kaiden was so utterly smitten with Andreanna.
He switched between watching the children and watching Andreanna. They were so effortlessly happy and in turn so was Kaiden. The sun peaked out just above the trees beyond the lake and it shone on the children in the late afternoon sun. He thought about the summer and realised that this was a postcard right here. He committed the image to memory and decided he’d never want to forget this moment, this feeling, this entirety. He watched as her smile fell slightly and watched the look in her eyes change from glee to a mixture of hope, regret and remorse. He knew what she was thinking as soon as he turned his gaze back to the gleeful children. He snuggled closer to her, turning his head to plant a soft kiss in the crook of her neck.
"I’d do anything for you, Andy. I’d father you’re child if it meant you would mother mine." His fingers continued to draw soft patterns on the shirt above her stomach, to anyone else it might look as if he was caressing an unseen baby bump.
He watches curiously as her expression changes again and becomes a wistfulness, a memory that hasn’t happened yet.
"Tell me what you’re thinking." He mumbles, tilting his head to rest against hers.
"I know you would," Andy whispered, smiling softly and watching his fingers as they drew soft patterns on her belly.
"You want to know what I’m thinking?" she asked with a gentle laugh, turning around in his arms and pushing him down carefully so she was laying on top of him. With her face hovering above his she tucked a her hair behind her ear, stopping it from falling down on his face before she reached up to cup his face. Closing her eyes and resting her forehead against his, Andy let the vision flow through to his mind and before she knew it, it was like they were both standing in the park, watching their children run around. The senses that came through in the vision made it seem all that real, from the smell of the freshly cut grass to the sound of birds chirping, ducks quacking and the children running around, laughing happily.
She let the vision go on for a few minutes before she slowly let it fade away, pulling back slightly and opening her hers to look down at the man of her dreams. “That’s what I’m thinking..” she whispered, kissing his nose.
He eyed the girl carefully. Her body and face remain a rigid mask that he cannot read but her eyes…well, her eyes had always given her away. He watched, amused by the onslaught of confusion and concern and finally realisation in her gaze. She had finally realised what had happened. Kaiden smirks.
Something wicked sparks in his glance as she starts to belittle him. He takes a dangerous step forward and towers over her immediately, anger flaring in his eyes.
"Oh yeah, little miss?" He drawls, pulling out his words in a gruff whisper. Eyes that were not Kaiden’s own roams over the female body in front of him and what had turned into an angry sneer grew into wider smile as an idea enters his mind. The other occupying the mind, however, was rather powerful in his onslaught to take over his mind again. Too bad Samael was more powerful, for now.
"You got a dirty little mouth on you, missy." He sneered, leaning up against her.
"Maybe you can put it to good use. You seem to like this body, if the memories are right."
As he stepped forward, Andreanna stood her ground, refusing to back down. Instead of getting scared, the unnatural look on the features she loved so much was making her angry. She was furious that a spirit had the audacity to possess Kaiden’s body, and she was almost as mad that he had read the book in the first place when she told him not too.
I swear when this is over I’m going to smack him over the head. she grumbled to herself in her mind. Her brows raised as he spoke, and a scoff passed through her lips. “Go to hell” she hissed.
After Ina had received the keys for the ‘house’ Kai, Andy and Ina had decided it would be a good idea to stay the night in it to see how creepy it actually was. Ria had been offered to Rapunzel and Texas for the night, and Kaiden thinks that secretly Texas was super excited about having Ria stay the night for the first time. It was a whole new level of trust, allowing Ria to stay. Not that he didn’t trust them, it was just that Ria was his youngest and only biological child…for now. The keys came by post with a letter that described the house in further detail, listing the complaints of paranormal activity. To say the least it piqued their interest.
That, at least, was why they were now standing in front of a broken down shack of a home. They’d have been lucky to make it past the porch, with floorboards missing and crack and holes in the others. It seemed as if their was a thick layer of dust encasing the entire home. Kaiden smiled brightly. For as childish as he was, he adored all things creepy and terrifying…it was oddly exhilarating. It made you remember you were alive
Kaiden looked from Ina to Andy and back forward again, swinging the keys in his fingers so they hit his palm each rotation.
whispering-dreamers [You up bby!]
Ina looked up at the building, and then back at her dad and his girlfriend. The trip to this place, this Louisiana swamp-land was heavy with mosquitos and creaking trees. Ina thought for sure that she’d seen a thick, scaled tail retreat into nearby marshes. That, alone, was enough to make her feel leery.
But now that they were in the house, Ina felt sick. There was a miasma in the air- a smell like rot, and bad meat. No. It’s an emotion. It had only happened once or twice, where Ina had gone into a place and felt a residual emotion from the walls, the ceiling, the floorboard… She instinctively moved closer to Kaiden and Andy.
"Dad. Andy. There’s someone where." She whispered. Just as the words left her mouth, the nearby door to the parlor slid open, and an old woman, black, tall, with white hair that was pinned up tightly under a colourful scarf, came out. She looked over the three newcomers, and her eyes landed on Ina.
"You look like your father." She spoke in a thick accent, and it took Ina a moment to process what she’d just said. She looked up at Kaiden, and reached up to touch her curls.
"Not him." The woman seemed to know what Ina was thinking. "Your Father.” Fa-tur. “You must be Seraphina. You may call me Ms. Doucet.”
"Seraphina?" Ina grimaced. "No. Just Ina."
The woman didn’t seem to care. “I’m the caretaker of the property here. The lawyers said you had been delivered your keys.” She spoke matter of factly. “I am not your maid. There are no staff here. I come and make sure that everything is…” Ms. Doucet’s head bobbed, as though she were trying to think of the right word. “Runnin’.”
Andreanna didn’t like creepy houses, not because she was scared of ghosts or anything, but because some of the most boring and annoying jobs she had gone too were in places like this. Jobs that involved weird, stubborn creatures that liked to play games and irritate the heck out of the brunette.
Noticing the childish grin on Kaiden’s face, Andy raised a brow and looked back up at the house, smacking a mosquito as it landed on her arm and grimacing slightly.
at Kaiden’s words she nodded and went to walk forward, until she saw Ina move closer and heard her speak. Her eyes narrowed slightly as she looked up at the woman who stepped out of the house, her mind working double time as she tried to figure out if she was of any danger. She didn’t say anything as the woman spoke, but she kept her hazel orbs locked on her. Bending down slightly she took hold of Ina’s hand, she didn’t like the way this woman seemed to know her, and she wanted to make sure the young girl was close by.
Kaiden had planned it all to perfection, and now he and Andreanna were sitting in a gorgeous clearing in their local park. A smattering of trees around them and a lake to their right with ducks quacking happily as small children fed them delightfully. The sky was clear apart from a few extra fluffy and extra white clouds which perhaps emphasises just how sunny the day was.
The sun shone brightly, and it was definitely warm but not so much that it was uncomfortable for Kaiden. The summer had done him well for his ability to bear the sun on his skin. It got uncomfortable at times but not at all unbearable.
He glanced back to Andreanna now and smiled. He loved seeing her like this, while she was mindlessly happy, smiling without knowing she was smiling. She showed her pearly white teeth when he did that, and her eyes crinkled to show laughter lines that were so incredibly endearing to Kaiden. He smiled as he noted the slight breeze that pulled at her dark hair, and the sun that highlighted the red and blonde highlights she had. He grinned, blown away momentarily that he had managed to fall in love with such a woman.
She was strong and smart, and she was funny and she was sassy and she didn’t fret over putting Kaiden in his place, because she was just that kind of a woman. He loved her. He had her now, her back pressed against his chest and her hips nestled against his thighs as they both looked out at the park. Kaiden’s arms were wrapped around her waist and his thumbs were drawing mindless patterns over the material of her shirt covering her stomach. He smiled again before shifting so he could nuzzle his nose into her shoulder.
"Today’s a good day." He decided.
Andreanna was happy. In fact, happy was an understatement. She was in a state of bliss. Cuddled up to the man she loved, she seriously couldn’t think of anywhere else she would rather be. She still couldn’t believe how lucky she was to have found Kaiden, and how amazing it was to have someone who made her fall in love all over again every single day. That’s exactly what Kaiden did to her, every time she saw him, or woke up next to him, or heard his laugh, she fell deeper in love; and it wasn’t a love like she thought she had in the past, or that she had always dreamed of, this was better than her dreams. Andreanna Cahill was finally living her fairy tale, and she never wanted it to end.
She watched with a happy smile as children fed the ducks, laughing and squealing as they got too close and momentarily frightened a few of the little creatures that had waddled onto the lakeside to get more bread. Her hazel orbs sparkled with glee as her mind was instantly drawn to Ria and Ina, and then the thought of hers and Kaiden’s own child. The brunette wanted so desperately to be able to bear a child for Kaiden, even if it was just one. She knew the risk was there, but in her moment of happiness she didn’t care. It wasn’t a proven risk, just a precaution, what if they were worrying over nothing?
Instead of voicing her thoughts, Andreanna remained lost in her day dream, picturing Ina, Ria, and for some odd reason a young boy running around the park, feeding the ducks and filling the air with the sound of their laughter. The more she thought about it, the clearer the vision became. The boy would have Kaiden’s eyes, as blue and magnificent as the sea, he’d have hair the same as Andreanna’s natural colour, and his features would be a mix of the two, but equally as adorable.
Kaiden’s words pulled Andy out of her daydream, and she hummed softly, closing her eyes and smiling as she rested her head against his.
"Yes, yes it is," she replied softly.
"I could be." He admitted, his smirk growing into a grotesque grin. "I usually go by Samael. You might’ve heard of me; you know. Evil fallen angel and all." She slapped his hands away and glared at him with a ferocious anger that encouraged the man further. A wicked spark flitted through his eyes and he stepped forward again, forcing Andreanna back.
He grinned, leaning over and brushing his lip against the shell of her ear before whispering “You’re pretty sexy when you’re angry.” He stepped back and chuckled darkly.
Kaiden stretched, arching his back with his hands clasped above his head, pulled back so as to pop the bones in his shoulders as well as his fingers. By leaning back he removed some of the kinks in his back.
"That book is as uncomfortable as hell, and trust me. I should know." He states conversationally.
"I’m upset you don’t like my game, I’m so sure the little pussy in this head would just adore to be apart of this game. It’s going to get extremely fun in just a bit.” He smirked, giving her a pointed glance.
"Samael.." Andreanna muttered under her breath, her brows furrowing as she tried to piece together what was happening. The more he spoke the easier he made it, and before she knew it her eyes were flickering over to the old book that lay on the floor.
"Oh god, my fiance’s been possessed, oh god. What do I do? Should I hit him over the head with the book? No that never works you usually need a spell. Oh god I wish Nim was here." she said mentally, her mind reeling and freaking out while her body and face remained quiet and expressionless, that was until his last couple of sentences registered.
"Hey," she frowned. "I don’t care who or what you are, no one gets to call Kaiden a pussy except me, and I don’t even do that." she pointed out, hesitating slightly as an idea came to mind. It probably wasn’t a smart one, but it was an idea all the same. "In fact.." she started slowly. "I doubt you’re all that high and mighty. I’ve certainly never heard of you, and you mustn’t be that strong if all it took to contain you was a fragile old book." she taunted.