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Synopsis: For centuries, rumors have abounded of a lowly caste of supernatural beings known as the Terrae Angeli. Armed with the power to control Earth, Fire, Wind, and Water, these warriors secretly serve as guardians for mortals in danger.But for one young angel-in-training, Griffin, life is hell as a cruel master makes his apprenticeship a nightmare. On the verge of failing, a new mentor, Basil, enters his life and changes it forever.Taking on the identity of father and son, Griffin and Basil forge a special bond where honesty and trust go hand in hand to secure Griffin's destiny as a Terrae Angeli. Griffin's belief in himself and the love of a mortal girl are the perfect combination in overcoming the darkest days of his life. But will it be enough for him to succeed?For Griffin, it's time to angel up.
“Poor Carlee. She was so jazzed about this party,”
Katie said as they hurried up the block, their
breaths billowing in the freezing air. “I can’t believe Nash!”
“I can,” said
then stopped and cocked his head for a moment. A dog barked once, then
silenced. Tugging on her hand, he picked up the pace. “Let’s move. I don’t want
you to get cold,” he lied. Griffin
“What’s wrong,” she asked in a low voice, biting her lip as she peeked over her shoulder at the quiet neighborhood.
“I thought I heard …something.” He scanned the street as he pulled her along. Reaching the edge of the dirt lot, they both sighed with relief at the sight of the Saab a few yards away.
Behind them, doors creaked as four figures stepped out of a nearby parked car and began heading toward them.
He watched as Nash and his friends sauntered over, forming a loose pack in front of him. For a moment, no one moved.
laughed. “You’ve gotta’ be kidding! This is the best you could come up with?”
He shook his head. “I don’t think this is such a good idea—someone’s going to
get hurt. I’m pretty sure, it won’t be me.”
“What the …,” began Nash.
“Come on, Baylor. Just leave it, man,” cautioned one of the other players. “We’ve got playoffs and a fight would get us suspended from it. Last thing we need right now.”
“That only applies on school grounds,” said Nash, lifting his chin. He took a step closer, crowding
“And even though this isn’t school, it’s time you learned a lesson. You won’t
be such a smart mouth after we’re done with you.” He snorted and added, “But
don’t worry about Griffin Katie. I’ll make
sure she gets home. Eventually.”
“I’m gonna’ …,” began Nash.
“Now, with all this yakking,”
continued, “I’m on guard and the
element of surprise is gone.” He checked his watch. “Look. I really need to get
Griffin Katie home. It’s cold out here and
she’s got an
curfew, so we either go our separate ways or get this over with.” Adding fuel
to the flame, he couldn’t resist one final jab. “I hope you guys play football
better than you strategize.”
Nash snapped. With a growl, he swung wildly.
stumbled back, flinging
up his hand. Nash howled as his fist collided against an invisible wall; he
crumpled to the ground rocking in pain as he cradled his broken wrist. Eyes
watering, he looked up at his friends. “Kill him!” he rasped. Griffin
“That’s it? Two minutes and it’s all over?” called
, unaware of Griffin Katie climbing out of the Saab behind him. “That’s
all you guys got?”
Reaching his car, Nash stopped, panting as he hunched against the back fender, his injured arm tucked inside his jacket. He looked past
and glared at Griffin Katie.
“Your boyfriend’s a freak,” he screeched, spittle flying from his lips. He snarled in pain as his friends dragged him inside; the motor roared to life a second later. “A freak,” he screamed once more before the door slammed shut.
The words hung in the air as they gunned away.
“Okay,” he said, easing toward her and patting the air with his hands. “That was weird, I know. But I can explain ….” He stopped a few feet away when she lurched backwards.
“Get away from me,” she cried, wrapping her arms around herself, shivering with fright and cold.
He tried again. “Can I at least say something? Please?” He took another step, than froze when she shook her head, her teeth chattering. “Let me drive you home, then. You’re freezing. That’s all I’ll do. Drive you home. Or you can take the car yourself. Just leave it in our driveway. I’ll walk.”
“I’m not going anywhere with you! Not until you tell me what’s going on. The truth, Griffin!”
“The truth about what?”
“About what I saw you do!”
“What do you think you saw?”
“You did … something … creepy,” said
Katie, starting to tremble again.
“Nah—it was just a fight,
Guys get in fights all the time and …”
“Stop lying!” she screamed. “Tell me!”
What the heck do I do? I know
Katie. She won’t budge
until I tell her. And I want to tell her. Let her know the real me. “You
really want to know the truth?” he asked.
She nodded. “Yeah. Yeah, I do.”
He looked up the star-frosted sky, searching for courage, a bubble of dread pressing against his heart. Closing his eyes, he took a leap of faith. “Do you remember when I asked if you believed in angels?”