Hope flew past her two companions, a slight competative streak reforming inside her. She dove through the clouds and they chased her. Kale's Sephirian form was all flame and wings. His coat billowed from his waist, as he twisted in the air to get a good angle. The fire colored wings flapped the bat like shape so evil looking compared to her own wings. She swirled up the feathers light as she watched Asher jet past Kale. He was pale, almost gray and black as he whipped up to her. His laughter was joined by Kales. She was enjoying herself by the gods she was.
Asher grabbed her arm and slung her back, she tumbled and Kale snatched her out of the air, she whipped behind him and snapped his wings shut. "Easy there little lady, I might not be able to pull up." He laughed as they tumbled. Hope snorted and pulled up for him, he watched her amusement in his eyes, he trusted her. She flipped back her wings propelling her up into the sky. He trusted her, she felt her heart beat rapidly at the notion. She stopped her wings propelling her back to the castle. She landed on one of the huge spires, she stayed there. Kale dropped onto the roof closest to her, Asher perched next to him. "You okay?" Kale asked.
She felt her heart seize, was her father right about this? About demons not being that bad? She clenched her fists, then looked at them. "You trusted me to pull pu just now didnt you?" She asked.
"Of course." Kale spoke. "I trust you with my life Hope."
She stepped back in panic, he couldnt... he didnt know her! "Hope." She twisted to see Asher there, when had he gotten behind her. "Dont run, if you do I'll chase you."
"Why?" She demanded. "What do you want from me?"
"Acceptance." Asher spoke. "Kale wants it too, as messed up as this is we cant let you run from us."
"We'll chase you into the sun if you so desired." Kale breathed behind her, she pressed her back to the spire's lightning rod and wished some would strike her now. She wanted to get away from them, they promised so much and she was afraid it would be good. She didnt know what to do. "Hope, let us give you what you want."
"What is that?"She demanded.
"Love." Asher spoke. "As much as it pains me to admit, the trinity between my parents and your fater is one built on love."
"Let us give you that." Kale murmured as he drew near.
"What if I'm already in love with someone." Hope said quickly, they would bolt, she knew it. Or they'd insist on fighting whoever he was just to prove a point. She shivered as they exchanged a look and backed up.
"Then we have to let you go." Asher said, he looked purely upset, his face showed it all.
"I'd rather kill the sorry bastard, but if you love him, we are obligated to stay back." Kale clenched his fists. "Even if it kills us."
She stared stupified as she watched them, they looked withdrawn. They would walk away with a word from her, but they wanted this. She had been gifted by fate with two extremly sexy men before her. She had but to reach out, to touch them, they'd be hers. She'd be theirs, she was afraid of that. Belonging completly to someone. It scared her. She looked at them and rubbed her arms. "Kiss me, both of you." She said bravely, she was a Nephilium, she could put them both in the ground if she had to. They watched her startled, then they looked at one another.
"Just this once." Kale breathed as he stepped closer. "We will come to you only this one time, after that you have to come to us."
His mouth closed over hers and she stiffened, his mouth plundered hers. Such an expert kiss had her arched into him, her body flush with desire she didnt know she could feel. She gasped as she looked at him. He coaxed her, making her kiss back, such power. She was helpless to do anything but kiss back. Then he pulled back and looked away panting. He stepped back and Asher slid and arm around her waist, he kissed her next, and she felt him lick her swelling lips, he chuckled and she kissed him back. Their tongues tangled, and he explored her. She explored him. She cursed as he pulled back.
Kale yanked Asher up his eyes blazing with real fire as his mouth descended on Ashers. They attacked each other, all teeth and growls. Kale pressed Asher closer and Hope watched the exchange with erotic interest. She stepped back as they parted, small kisses following the massive fight they had just had. Kale looked up and Asher looked to the side. "Does this mean you'll stay?" Asher asked. It took Hope a few moments to realize he was talking to her.
"I-I..." Hope started. "I need to think about that."
"Fair enough, but decide soon pet." Kale spoke. "We need to prepare for Asher to become King, we cant afford for you to have cold feet. Let us woo you."
"What?" She felt her insides ice over again.
"Hellfire, Kale." Asher snapped. "Let us learn you, get to know you, let us try Hope. Lets give this a shot."
He held out a hand and Kale joined it with one of his own as he looked away. They wanted to try being mates slowly. "Slowly?" She asked.
"Absolutly." Asher spoke, "Provided we fake the serious lovey dovey shit in public."
"Okay." Hope fileld their hands with hers and they smiled down at her.