The siren was kicked out after Xander had a word with her and my brothers were still complaining that they let a siren take over their minds. Even after teaching them how to block people from going into their head, they couldn’t keep her out. I was embarrassed for them and I knew they’d beg me to teach them my tricks.
Willow looked so proud of herself for breaking the sirens nose. I couldn’t stop myself from staring at her. Even her smug look caught my eyes.
“Willow!” Aaron whined, “Did you have to hit me that hard?”
“It was better than letting her control you,” Willow said, lifting an eyebrow “It wasn’t that hard anyway. It was more like a tap”
Aaron whined some more, and I sighed. Theo was still trying to handle a crying Emily and I felt bad for the guy. He had never looked so panicked before and Emily was smacking him in the chest, telling him that he was a horrible mate.
I rolled my eyes “Emily! Stop. He was under her charm”
“Leo, it’s fine,” Theo sighed.
“No, it isn’t fine” Emily pouted, her face tear-stained “You must think she’s much prettier than me”
“What? No!” Theo exclaimed, “Emily, you’re the-”
“Take it to the bedroom before I throw up,” Willow said before I could “Seriously. You are making me feel sick with your cuteness!”
Theo mumbled and pulled Emily after him. My eyes followed them...followed Emily but I turned back to face my brothers. They were still pissed off that they let a siren control them and were shooting glares at me.
“It’s not my fault you didn’t listen to me,” I said.
“You should have taught us better!” Callum complained.
“Why didn’t you fall under her charm?” Willow asked, and I looked into her bright blue eyes as she walked closer to me “Or why didn’t you stop them from falling?”
“How did you know she was a siren?” I asked, with a smirk.
Willow tensed “You didn’t answer my question”
I tilted my head “Because I can stop anyone from getting into my head. She’d have a hard time fighting me for control.”
“You could have helped them.”
“I could have,” I said with a shrug
“You fucking should have done something!” Max half yelled, “She tried to convince me that I was in love with her!”
“Sirens do that,” I rolled my eyes “What was her reason for being here anyway?”
“Dad sent her,” Xander said and my whole body tensed.
“What?” I whispered out.
Dylan rubbed the back of his head “She was bringing us a message from him. He’s coming home.”
I got to my feet and started to pace. No. He couldn’t come back. After all this time, why now? If he came back, things were going to fall apart. It took me years to stop thinking about him and now he is coming back. No. I wasn’t going to accept it. I’d rather die than have him anywhere near me.
Shit. Theo was going to be so angry and Emily was probably going to cry. Dad couldn’t come home. He couldn’t. I knew that if he came home, then I was going to suffer. I had to suffer to keep my brothers safe.
But if he put his hands on Willow then I would have to...
“Willow,” I whispered out.
“You called?” She said, and I looked up at her “What? Do I have something on my face? I mean I did just eat some crisps but-”
“Nothing,” I said, “I was just thinking”
“About me?” Willow asked and my brothers stared at me “How cute! Look, as much as I’d love to hear about your thoughts on me and how your dad is an asshole, I’m really busy.”
“Doing what?” Callum asked.
“I have to go and kill someone.”
We all turned on her and she lifted her hands up in surrender.
Max and Callum rushed over to her. Aaron ran over to her to join in with the brothers and grabbed hold of her hand as she tried to back away from them.
“You can’t kill anyone,” Callum said, “That’s not allowed. Bad Willow,”
“Not physically!” She yelped as Max wrapped his arm around her neck “Hey! Aaron let my hand go! I’m not going to kill someone.”
I looked down at my clenched fists and my head became fuzzy at my brothers touching Willow. I had to take a deep breath to stop myself from reacting strangely. They weren’t hurting her, so what the fuck was my problem?
“I’m gaming,” Willow laughed “I was in the middle of a game and I rage quit.”
“That sucks,” Callum said, “I was hoping we had to bury a body or something,”
“Callum,” Xander said, “Why is that the first thing you think of?”
“Because we had to...nevermind. Will, be a good girl ok?” Callum grinned.
“Sorry guys, I’m not killing anyone...yet,” Willow said, “I was just playing a game and I need to get my revenge.”
“How boring” Max sighed and pressed a kiss to her cheek. My vision went blurry and I charged forward. I grabbed hold of Max and slammed him into the floor. I couldn’t stop myself. His eyes were wide as he stared up at me.
“Don’t fucking touch her!” I yelled, “No one fucking touches her!”
“G-g-got it!” He choked out “Ease up brother!”
"I..I'm sorry," I said quietly and I slowly took my hands away from his throat, and he gasped for air.
I stared down at my hands trying to figure out how I couldn’t control myself and I swallowed the lump in my throat. I quickly looked up at my brothers who were watching me, clearly on guard. Willow just stared at me with her wide, bright blue eyes.
“Leo,” Xander started but I backed away from them slowly “Wait, don’t you-”
I ran from the room before anyone could stop me. What was she doing to me?
I had to avoid her or I would hurt my brothers and if I did, I wouldn’t be able to live with myself. I did everything I possibly could to protect them from me.