TITLE: Martha's story (currently untitled
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
Martha has come home to find Douglas waiting in her flat to talk to her. He's trying to convince her to help the coven that she walked away from six months ago.
I finished my chocolate thoughtfully. It still didn't mean I would help, though. I'd had a lot of reasons for leaving and breaking off contact with the coven. I wasn't going to be drawn back to them the first time someone came asking for me. Even if that person was Douglas.
"You could still manage without me. You know all I can really do is speed things up."
"We don't know what they'll do to him in that time."
"I don't see why I should be dragged back into your affairs, Douglas. You all managed before I came to you. You can go back to managing without me."
"Martha." He stepped forward, grabbing my arm, and I was forced to meet his eyes. "You don't understand. You will help us."
"Why should I? You still haven't told me that."
"Martha," his voice was strained. "It's Cameron. They've taken Cameron."
The floor dropped out from under me.
"Cameron," I whispered. "Why didn't you tell me?"
He remained silent.
"How long has he been gone?"
"Nearly a week, as close as we can tell."
A week. I tried not to think about what could have happened in a week.
"So will you help us, then?" he asked again.
I sighed. The fact that it was Cameron who had been taken changed everything. It shouldn't have, but it did. There was no way I could sit here when my help might let the coven find Cameron and bring him back.