GENRE: YA Paranormal Romance
“Come on, Noelle. Hit me harder than that.” My brother curled his fingers in a mocking invitation.
I sighed. “Chase, I’m bored with this now. Can’t we just relax and watch the sunrise?”
“No! You need to practice and it’ll still be dark for a few more minutes anyway.”
I crossed my arms over my chest and peered up at the dark canvas dotted with tiny stars. “What does it matter? Neither of us has fought a demon anyway, we don’t have a clue what we’re doing.”
Chase ruffled his feathers and taunted me with a sneer.
Fine, he wanted it so bad, he could have it. I narrowed my eyes and pulled the energy from every cell in my body. It pulsed and raced through me like currents of electricity until it centered in my chest. I smiled sweetly as I pushed it to my hands and flicked my fingers outward.
The energy struck Chase in the stomach, and with a grunt, he flew backward off the steep side of the cliff. I threw my head back and laughed into the deep purple night. Clutching my stomach and gasping for air, I peered through tears at my brother as he hovered just over the cliffs edge.
He scowled and held up a few gold-veined white feathers. “Look what you did.”
I laughed harder and tears streamed down my cheeks. “You asked for it!”
He narrowed his eyes then grinned, revealing the deep-set dimple housed in his right cheek.