Captivated (Night Sky - Pentalogy - Book Three)

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Chapter Nine: The Men in Black

“You being an Earthling for twenty-one years has made you paranoid,” Gio said, watching his brother.

“No, it made it where I can tell when someone is outside that should not be outside,” Masorien said as he continued to listen. “They found us,” he hissed.

“I know I got rid of everything they had in here,” Tenyar said, moving to stand next to Gresha.

“Maybe that tipped them off,” Garrett said, trying to listen.

“I didn’t think of that,” Gresha said with a frown.

“Neither did I, princess,” Tenyar said, placing his hand on her shoulder.

“Time for a fight,” Masorien said, backing away from the door.

“Keep the Earthlings safe!” Gio hollered.

Gresha’s arms flew up from her sides, and her mist surrounded her Earth family. The door exploded, and they watched as men barged into the house.

“Oh no, you don’t!” Gresha shouted as she pointed at her husband and surrounded him in her mist.

Leih grinned and looked at his wife. “Thanks, Short Stack.”

“Go get ’em,” she said with a grin.

“Oh Yeah!” Leah whooped as he rushed across the living room and slammed into the men sending them outside into the group of men who stood ten feet from the house. “Damn, we’re surrounded,” he said, looking out the door.

“Get them to the space shuttles,” Gio said, pointing to Gretchen and her family.

“We’ll keep them back,” Gresha said as she pointed outside the door. Her blue mist flew out and surrounded ten of the men and knocked them to the ground, electrocuting them.

“I’ll get them to the shuttle,” Tenyar said as he lifted Gabby into his arms. “Hang on Miss,” he said with a grin, then was gone in a flash of colors.

They looked up as they heard men on the roof. Gresha shook her head. “Why are Earthlings so persistent in thinking aliens are bad.”

“Because of all the stupid movies out there that say we are,” Leih grumbled.

They moved towards the door, and Leih ran out first and knocked men across the yard out of the way of the others. Nahla looked at one of the black cars than at a group of men. The car flew across the yard and knocked the men to the ground.

“Nice shot,” Masorien said as he lifted his niece into his arms.

“Fire!” a man shouted.

Bullets flew at them and bounced off the blue mist.

“Get my family to the shuttles!” Gresha shrieked as she kept her blue mist up as a shield in front of her family as Gio, Pilar, and Masorien ran with them towards the field.

“Let’s rock this,” Leih said, grinning at his wife.

Gresha laughed as she upped the amp on his blue mist.

“Oh yeah, baby. Now that’s what I’m talking about,” he said, then quickly kissed his wife and ran towards the men with guns and knocked them across the property. The sound of the electricity coursing through the men as they went flying had him chuckling. His wife knows what he likes.

“Gresha!”

Gresha turned to find one of the men had gone behind her shield and grabbed Geena. “Geena!” she screamed.

She threw her blue mist at the man who held her cousin. The man screamed as he fell to the ground. She pushed her mist to surround her family so no one could sneak up behind them again.

“Time to go, princess,” Tenyar said as he stopped beside her.

“Get Geena to the shuttle,” Gresha said, pointing at her cousin, who was trying to catch up to their family.

“You first,” Tenyar said as he lifted her into his arms.

“Tenyar! Put me down!” Gresha bellowed.

“Better do it, Tenyar,” Leih said as he skidded to a stop beside them. “Don’t forget that she can electrocute you.”

Tenyar grunted, then set her on her feet. “You get her to the shuttle,” he growled, pointing at Leih.

“I will,” Leih said with a nod.

Tenyar ran to Geena, and Gresha lowered her mist so Tenyar could lift her into his arms. A bullet hit Tenyar and knocked him to the ground. Geena screamed as Tenyar fell at her feet.

“Geena!” Gresha called out as she flung her blue mist at her cousin.

It surrounded Geena and Tenyar and blocked them from any other bullets.

“Time to go,” Leih said as he lifted his wife into his arms.

“Get Tenyar and Geena,” Gresha ordered her husband, staring at him.

Leih nodded, then ran to Geena and Tenyar. Tenyar was already getting to his feet. Leih set Gresha on hers beside them. Gresha threw her mist up around them as bullets sprayed them. They heard the shuttles as they took off into the sky.

“They’re leaving us!” Geena cried.

“The field probably got overrun, and they had to go,” Tenyar said with a groan.

Leih pulled out his phone and called the Station. “This is Prince Leih. Four to beam up.”

“There’s interference,” the man on the other side said.

“Your mist,” Tenyar said, looking at Gresha.

“Right,” Gresha said, moving to the protection of her husband’s body and lowered her mist.

“Go!” Leih called into the phone as bullets bounced off his back.

“Got you,” the man said, then four beans of light surrounded them and pulled them up to the Space Station.

Gresha sighed with relief when they landed safely on the Station, then wrapped her arms around her husband and hugged him close. She turned to hug her cousin, but she wasn’t there.

“Where’s Geena!” she demanded as she looked over at the beam tech.

The man looked at the screen. “It shows an interruption in mid beam. Like something had knocked the fourth out of the light.”

“Or someone,” Tenyar said, then collapsed to the floor.

“No!” Gresha screamed as she fell to her knees and cried.

“We need to get Tenyar to the Hospital Wing, Gresha,” Leih said, looking at his wife.

“Geena is still down there!” she screamed as she got to her feet and ran to the tech. “Send me back down there!” she screamed as she took him by the shirt and shook him.

“Gresha!” Leih shouted as he pulled her off the tech. “If you go down there, they will have you too. Geena is fully human, with no silver balls in her stomach. They won’t hurt her. They will probably use her as bait to get to us.”

“It’s my fault,” Gresha cried as she leaned into her husband.

“It’s not,” Leih said, holding her. “Now, we need to get Tenyar to the Hospital Wing before he bleeds out.”

She nodded as she wiped her eyes and turned to the tech. “I’m sorry.”

“It’s okay, my princess,” the Tech said with a bow. “I have a family too.”

Leih moved over to Tenyar and lifted him into his arms, then walked out the door. Gresha caught up to him and followed him to the Hospital Wing. Gresha opened the door to an examining room, and Leih walked in and laid Tenyar on the bed.

“He’s not healing,” Gresha said in a panic.

“The bullet is in me,” Tenyar said with a cough.

“Don’t talk,” Gresha said with a smile.

“What kind of bodyguard am I when I can’t even dodge an Earth bullet,” he asked, then turned his head and coughed again.

“You’re a great bodyguard,” Gresha said, taking his hand in hers. “I’m a horrible Kryer.”

Tenyar laughed, “you haven’t even had your first vision yet.”

“Exactly. I should have seen all of this coming,” Gresha said with a cry.

“It doesn’t work like that, young Kryer,” Tenyar said with a smile.

“That’s the first time you’ve called me that,” she said, smiling back.

“It’s the first time we’ve actually talked about it,” Tenyar said with a groan.

“Leih, can we get the bullet out of him?” Gresha asked, turning to her husband.

“I have no clue what any of these devices do,” Leih said as he held up three different devices.

“For heaven’s sake,” Gresha said with a shake of her head, “find one of his helpers.”

“Not enough time,” Tenyar said as he squeezed her hand. “You will need to get it out the Earth way,” he said with a laugh.

“What the hell is the Earth way?” Leih asked, staring at the man.

“Get me a knife,” Gresha said, holding her hand out to her husband.

“You mean like this?” Leih asked, handing her a knife.

Gresha squealed when she saw the black knife in her hand. She looked up at Leih, who was looking at her with a confused look on his face. She looked down at the knife and saw it was a standard pocket knife. He must have gotten it on one of his trips to Earth. She took a deep breath, then looked at Tenyar.

“First vision,” Tenyar said, looking at her.

“Vision?” she asked, staring at the knife.

“You saw the black knife, didn’t you?” Tenyar asked, watching her.

“I did,” she said with a nod.

“What do we do now?” Leih asked, watching her.

“Sterilize this,” she said, holding the knife out to him.

Leih looked for something to sterilize it with. And came up with nothing.

“There,” Gresha said, pointing to the machine in the corner.

“Oh,” Leih said as he took the knife from her and placing it into the sterilizer.

“Shouldn’t take long, then we will get that bullet out of you,” she said, smiling at Tenyar.

“Here,” Leih said as he brought her the knife once the machine made a beeping noise.

“This will hurt like hell,” Gresha said as she ripped Tenyar’s shirt until she found the bullet hole which was in his back. He laid on his stomach and bit into the pillow with a scream when she dug the knife into the hole.

“That’s so not right,” Leih said with a shake of his head.

“I think I found it,” she said as she pulled the knife out and put her fingers into the hole.

She grabbed hold of the bullet and tried to pull it out, then cursed when it slipped out of her fingers. She grunted and pulled the wound open more so she could see inside.

Tenyar screamed as she shoved her fingers back into the hole. He passed out from the pain as she dropped it again and had to dig deeper for it.

“You’re going to kill him,” Leih said, watching her.

“You want to do this?!” she yelled, looking back at him.

“Nope,” he said as he threw his hands up and took a step back.

She finally pulled the bullet out and dropped it again. This time it bounced off his back and landed on the floor. She looked at the hole and watched as it closed.

“He’s going to need blood,” she said, looking at her husband.

That I know how to run,” Leih said with a smile as he lifted Tenyar into his arms and carried him to the blood room.

Gresha bent down and picked the bullet up off the floor. She noticed it had some kind of tracking device in it and chuckled.

Yeah, good luck finding us up here.

She followed her husband to the blood room and walked in as Leih was hooking the tubes up to Tenyar.

“Look at this,” she said, holding the bullet up for him to see.

“What is that?” Leih asked, watching the small blinking red light.

“I think it’s a tracking device in the bullet,” she said, turning the bullet around in her fingers.

“Good luck finding us up here,” Leih said with a laugh.

“That’s what I thought,” Gresha said with a smile. “But I was thinking if they can track us with this, why don’t we counter track them?”

“Do what now?” Leih asked, looking at her, confused.

“Find where they are by using this to find where they’re tracking from,” she said, looking at the bullet.

“My wife is a genius,” Leih said, pulling her into his arms.

She laughed as she leaned into him. “I am half Sobriehton.”

“So, you are,” Leih said with a grin.

“We can use that tracker to find Geena and beam her up here as we had done with that Vision Hah-Nah had,” Tenyar said from the bed.

“I remember her telling me about that,” Gresha said with a nod.

“Sounds like a plan,” Leih said, smiling down at his brilliant wife.

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