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Impure Magic (Book # 2) Excerpt
Desiderus stepped back. "He did what?"
"Well I'm hoping you'll tell me. You want to help? Go make sure adonia's still alive. And get out before Jeremy sees you. He has no clue about our bond bargain or what I had to do to retrieve him from hell and out of his bargain with Ba'al." Haven turned and pinned him with a glare as if it was all his fault. Well it kind of was, but he's a demon. Humans don't go around expecting lions not to eat their prey, even if they seem innocent enough. How could Haven expect him not to take souls to hell for Ba'al?
Desiderus grinned. He focused on his amusement over her keeping that little tidbit of a secret from her brother. Oh the fun of blackmailing his little human would be invigorating. He liked her riled up. "You know he'll find out sooner or later."
"It will be later. Much much later. Get out of here and let me know what you find. Adonia isn't answering her phone."
Desiderus playfully bowed before her then envisioned the witch's house shop with the wrap around porch. Demon magic pulled him into the either and he walked out of the transportation without a hitch in his step. The first thing he smelled was blood. Stale, but there. Perhaps some trouble had befallen the witch after all. Could Jeremy have done it? Desiderus thought back to Jeremy sniffling in ba'als cage terror seeping from him. He was a pathetic human. He wouldn't have killed the human.
Desiderus sprinted up the steps and knocked on the door. No harm checking before bursting inside. Oddly he didn't feel the magic guard Adonia usually had up around her shop. He pulled his hand up to knock again and the door flew open.
"Jerem– oh it's you." Adonia looked to the left and right of Desiderus.
"It smells like blood here. What are you up to little witch?" Desiderus rose a brow.
"None of your business. Have you seen Jeremy? He bolted and I couldn't catch him." Adonia rubbed her forehead. Her red hair strung out frazzled.
"Seen. No. But Haven probably has. Did you try her?"
"Jeremy busted my phone. I was hoping to do a locate spell but my magic has..." Adonia looked own at her hands. "Been on the fritz so to speak."
"You did a spell to curb the human's magic addiction correct?"
"Yeah, last week. He seemed fine. Hell I was fine and then yesterday I noticed–" Adonia glared at Desiderus. "Why do you want to know?"
Desiderus put his hand sup in mock surrender. "No harm. Just inquiring. I could assist if needed."
Her eyes narrowed and she crossed her arms. "I don't need demon help. It's bad enough you and Haven are bound and I can't tell Jeremy about it. He'd freak. So no, your help is not needed. You just stay out of this."
"I can take a hint," Desiderus said. The fact that he felt sorely left out put a strange human feeling inside him. Though he wasn't sure if it was sadness at being discluded or the odd desire he had to help.
If he had to be honest with himself, he'd been feeling a lot of things recently. A desire to be closer to haven. Want... no needing to be involved in her life. At every turn, though, she blocked him. The bond was effecting them both but he didn't like the way it was backlashing on him. He didn't want to feel human. He'd rather pretend haven didn't affect him so easily, but his body refused to let that stand. Desiderus needed to get the blue eyed Haven out out of his head. A good fuck would do him some good. In the las few weeks he'd been hovering around haven hoping to get closer to her.
That, apparently, wasn't working and his constant hard on was sure it needed some service attention. It was time to seek some carnal fun elsewhere. A little more fucking would be just what his body needed to let loose. Maybe he could will away all those...feelings.
Desiderus closed his eyes and listened to the ether. Searching for that lustful pull from a human female already under one of ba'als contracts. Bargains always needed to be made and since he could see peoples true desires and wants, even the ones they kept from themselves, seduction was easier than taking candy from a baby.
Desiderus felt the familiar pull and he let himself go to the female calling. When he appeared before her, Desiderus grinned. This would be fun.
A blonde kneeled before him. She had a plain black T-shirt and a pair of short shorts that hid next to nothing. The strangest thing happened as he looked her over...
His cock deflated.