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Adram smiled as he watched Kai sleep. Knowing he was dreaming of Eloise, he let him rest undisturbed. It was his sighing and the soft moans that gave it away. He’d watched him for the last hour, and when Kai finally woke with a start, he raised his brows.
“Dream of anything good?”
It took a moment for Kai to find his bearings, and seemingly in a daze, he slowly looked around the dark corner where he sat on the floor. It was too much to hope he was in a nightmare and was going to wake any moment. Stretching and yawning before replying, he felt happy.
“Eloise. I dreamed of our test at the temple of truth.” Kai sighed and rested his head against the wall. He paused and let the last remnants of the fading dream fill his mind.
“I’m sure she’s dreaming of you too.”
Kai found comfort hoping that was true. He missed her so much and believing he would see her again soon brought comfort. However, that wouldn’t be until he could escape his prison. Remembering the time difference between the earthly realm and where he and Adram resided, he wondered how long had passed, and what she and her friends were doing. He hoped they were looking for a way to free him and chuckled. Thoughts of Sabe driving everyone insane with ill-timed humor was most definitely getting on peoples nerves by now. He knew him too well to expect anything less, but this, again, brought peace to his troubled mind. Glancing over to Adram, he at least was thankful for someone to talk with. Albeit a man he’d despised since learning of his existence. However, he did come to his aid when called, and Kai was thankful. He wondered if he should try to get to know him a little more. Under normal circumstances, he wouldn’t care to know about his father’s past, but since they had time to kill, and admitting he was a little curious, he swallowed is pride.
“Did you love my mother?”
“I still do.” Adram smiled. “I have never stopped.”
Surprised at his answer, Kai continued his questioning. “Doesn’t it bother you to know she’s with someone else?”
“What choice do I have?” Adram paused. “I know she is well-loved. Caster is a good man, and as much as I would love to have a reunion with her, it would be unfair. Anyway, do I appear to have the freedom to come and go as I please?” He pointed to their surroundings and smirked. “I am still bound here, and even if I was not, I would not visit Ellanor. It would cause too much pain.”
Kai nodded in agreement. He’d only known his mother a short time, but he’d come to know her and Caster enough to understand they loved each other. He appreciated Adram’s honesty and understood how difficult it must be for him. “When I told Nazar I would follow Samyaza back here; I expected it would be forever. I would rather choose that fate for myself, than have Eloise and Charlain be in danger for the rest of their lives.”
“Your act was out of love for your wife and child, and there is no greater reason to make such a sacrifice. I am proud of you.” Adram hesitated and hoped one day Kai would feel the same about him. “I will do everything I can to aid your return to her.”
“Thank you.” Kai sighed. All the bitterness and resentment he’d had since learning who his father was had lessened over the last few weeks. He’d aided him when he’d asked, and while Kai still wasn’t able to trust him completely, he was making an attempt. “If you could turn back the time, would you choose a different path?”
Adram shook his head gently. “No, I would not. Although I do admit I would be more careful.” He grinned, and Kai nodded in agreement.
“There are a few things I would change, if I could.”
Kai sighed deeply and recalled the last day he and Eloise were together. If he could have that moment over, he would tell her what he was about to do. Not so he could be dissuaded, but so she would know how much he loved and cared for her safety. He felt a sharp pain across his chest, as though his heart would break any moment; he longed to see her. Wishing time would pass even more quickly in his prison; he shook his head at Adram’s question.
“I should have trusted Eloise with the truth about what I was doing.”
“Do you think the outcome would have been different?” Adram slanted his head to the side, curious to understand Kai’s psyche.
“No.” He sighed. “But at least she wouldn’t hate me.”
“You believe she hates you? Why would you think that?”
“I know she’ll be cursing me and angry that I didn’t trust her enough to tell her.” He raised both brows. “She can be quite feisty on occasion.” Kai chuckled.
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