I glance longingly over at the built in coffee machine and then down at my empty cup.
A confluence of three.What do you mean? I asked.
You know how immunes first came into existence. You, Sofia, as an immune, were essentially a by-product of the witches’ meddling with the human race. A creation of the witches. Derek was an ex-vampire, also endowed with the powers of a witch, and both of you were also human of course. Three species combined. A meeting of three life forces.But what does it mean? So what?I remind you again that this is all my speculation, she said, looking at me sternly before continuing. Derek and I nodded. I worked in the spell room for many years under Rhys. While I wasn’t invited in to take part in higher-level plans because they didn’t trust me, I remember the types of potions they asked me to make, and for what purposes. Which ingredients were more potent than others. You see, the reason they are so keen on having a constant supply of human blood is that it is a key ingredient of so many rituals they carry out. Most I don’t want to describe to you, so don’t ask. But human blood is key in most of them. The twins’ blood is more than just ordinary blood. It’s more potent. And it’s rare—I’ve never come across such a combination throughout my years of potion-making… And believe me when I say I’ve dealt with almost every ingredient imaginable.
Then wouldn’t Anna’s children be at risk too? Kiev said suddenly.Mona paused, staring at him in thought. They could be. Although Kyle used to be a vampire, he wasn’t endowed with powers like Derek was. But Anna is an immune—the witches’ influence runs in her blood. Vampire, witch, human. The confluence is still there.
And for whatever reason, they only decided to take Rose, when there were five children in total to choose from, Derek said, rubbing a hand over tired eyes.
It’s possible they aren’t aware that Kyle was a vampire, and so aren’t aware of the confluence, Mona said. Remember, Derek Novak has a much higher profile, not just in this human realm, but also in the supernatural realms. The Shade is practically a legend there too. Before I came here, I’d lived my whole life outside of the human realm and even I had heard rumors of The Shade.Hey, Rose. How are you?
I’m fine.Do you want to come in?
No, I said, I wanted to talk to you, Griff. Could we go for a walk along the beach?I couldn’t miss the excitement in his eyes as he grabbed a sweater from the back of the door and pulled it on.