Heku : Book 1 of the Heku Series HTML version

“We have someone here to watch over you. He’s new, but right now, he’s all that’s available.” She could
tell by the tone of his voice that he didn’t like doing this.
“A week… I think I can stay good for a week.”
Chevalier reached down and kissed her on the tip of her nose.
Emily was disappointed to learn that they had to leave immediately, and she drove with them to the ferry
and waved as they set off. As she walked back to the castle, she stopped to visit with a few members of
the coven along the way. They were always pleasant to her and she appreciated the welcome.
The castle seemed quiet and cold without Kyle and Chevalier there. She shivered and went to the TV
room, deciding a movie would help pass the time.
“This attack was bad,” Chevalier said angrily. “The Council has to intervene and put a stop to it.”
“This Council is aware of its responsibilities, but doesn’t feel that it can take further action because of an
attack on a mortal,” Selest said stiffly.
“Not just a mortal, my wife!” Kyle growled.
“Bond or no she is a lower life-form, a mortal. Starting a war with the Valle over an attack on her would
be premature.”
“Mortal or no, she is in my coven and that makes her an Equites, which also makes her your
responsibility.” Chevalier was glaring at the Elders.
“We take no serious stand on protecting the mortals that our covens decide to harbor.”
“A Winchester,” Kyle hissed.