Destiny plots a course we must follow. It has been said that two kinds of destiny exist. One we can change, and one that cannot be altered.
All my life I have been told I am a miracle, born for a purpose with a destiny to fulfill.
As I sprawled in front of a roaring fire, one that I am unable to feel, I stared into the violet eyes of another who has a destiny that cannot be changed.
Adam reached out and stroked my long salt and pepper fur as he squatted next to me in our new home outside of Rome. He was born to former vampires, Brogio, the original bloodsucker, and Selene, his former Moon goddess mate that he made kindred. Both are now human. That they were no longer kindred but had been restored to their former state was no small miracle. It had been prophesized that their son would be the greatest wizard of all ages.
The teenager next to me was a fraud of sorts. He was the product of a spell, his conjuring, that replicated the five-year-old boy into his eighteen-year-old duplicate. He appeared as Adam in every way, only older. To placate his parents, this duplicate will remain with us until the real boy turns eighteen and is allowed to leave home and join us.
Teenaged Adam sat in disbelief at my recent vision, an ability inherited from Enzo, my sire. I’d just shared it with him, James, and the ten Moretti brothers, all scattered around our great room.
James and the Morettis are hybrid vampire Lycans, and their destinies have all been changed to match ours. I am a hybrid as well and the single male offspring of Moon, a blended she-wolf vampire, and her spirit wolf, Enzo. Their coupling was supposed to be an impossibility. I am living proof that it is not. Except for Adam, all of us are immortal.
Thoughts of my vision ramble through our collective brains telepathically. We are connected mentally. And, we have all been anointed by God the Father’s angels as his warriors, created to fight against and rid the Earth of evil.
Thoughts of the newly formed Lich in my vision consumed us all.
James, to whom I have sworn my loyalty, knelt next to me. “Run us through your vision one more time, Reign. Take us through it slowly.”
I closed my eyes and replayed it for them.
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