“Do you trust me to keep her safe?” Bane nodded. “Then let me. Focus on what the Dragon Master tells you. That is your job right now. Protect and defend the kingdom and you will be protecting her.”
“Okay.” Bane knew she was right. It didn’t make leaving any less difficult but he knew he had to.
“You and Nate are welcome to stay for a day or two. I think it would so all three children some good. Especially Star. She needs to spend some time with Nate; it will do them both some good.”
“What do you mean?” Bane questioned.
“Oh, nothing important right now.” Abigail had a sly smile on her face. “Who was that boy that was with you earlier?” She didn’t want to ask before.
“Justin.” Bane gritted his teeth a little. “He and I are the same age but he alw…
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“Come on.” Bane said. The three fell in line at the end. Celtic’s presence hadn’t gone unnoticed by Nate and Bane. She was at the beginning, behind the caskets, holding hands with the twins. There weren’t a lot of people in the procession, at least not from the Fire and Cold Clans. Most of those present were from other Clans, including Nate’s adoptive parents. Nate knew the truth now – or at least was pretty sure he knew the truth.
“I should have gone back.” Justin muttered.
“No one’s stopping you?” Nate replied. Bane kept silent. They stayed with the procession and stood back when the caskets were buried. The crowd slowly started to scatter. Nate’s parents nodded at him but didn’t speak with him. There was understanding between them. Soon, …
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Nate grew up on the Island of Air and Earth, but knew that he had been adopted from the Island of Fire and Cold. He had been raised by a loving couple but always wondered about his biological family.
“Who were they?” He would often ask his parents when he was a young teen.
“They were really dear friends of ours who asked us to take you. They feared for your life.” His father would reply.
“I do not know if they had any more children. They had to break communication a few years ago to keep you safe.” His mother added one day, on Nate’s fourteenth birthday. “We did hear from your grandmother from time to time so we knew they were okay.”
“Can I look for them? Can I have a name? Anything?” Nate asked.
“I’m sorry, Son.” His father hated keeping the i…
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“Are you sure you don’t want Heat and Frost to give you away again?” Nate asked Celtic as they were standing in the entry way of the cathedral.
“As much as I love the twins and consider them my brothers, you should have been the one to give me away the first time—we just couldn’t risk it still.” Celtic looked up at the man. Their relationship was an interesting one—and one that generally had a lot of people questioning. There were times when Bane had been asked if he was jealous or angry about the relationship between Celtic and Nate. So many thought that Celtic and Nate were having an affair. “When Bane and I got married before, it was so spur of the moment that I couldn’t exactly comprehend what it would mean for you and I. Nate, I want y…
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I have had this idea for a little while now and have been slowly working on it over the past couple of months. "Back In Time" started out as a kind of prequel to my Elements Trilogy. It is now more of a prequel plus a heavier focus on the characters of Bane and Nate. Where the Elements Trilogy was a heavy focus on Celtic, "Back In Time" focuses on the relationship between Celtic, Nate, and Bane with a heavy emphasis on Nate and Bane's perspective. It also delves a little deeper into the friendship between Nate and Bane.
There will be some overlap with "Enchantress of the Elements" and "Kingdom of the Elements" but without all the dialog. The overlaps are, again, more focused on Bane and Nate rather than Celtic. To fully understand the overl…Read more >