Exclusive Excerpt from Irresistible Indigo
by Jessamyn Kingley
“Aleksander told me you saved Dra’Kaedan’s life,” Mac told his mate.
“No, I didn’t do that,” Idris insisted. “I helped Chand and Dre’Kariston. They saved his life.”
Chander lifted his head from the book he was reading. “That’s a bunch of bullshit. We had seconds to get the dust from the Cwylld rocks out of his chest. You’d already figured out how to use your magic to do so, despite not knowing even the most basic of spells. If it weren’t for you, we might’ve lost him.”
“You saved me too,” Renny said. “You got the dust out of my arm. I would’ve died without you.”
“Sounds to me like you’re a hero, Idris,” Mac remarked.
“That’s exactly what he is,” Dra’Kaedan responded.
“He’s terrible at taking credit for the good stuff he does,” Delaney told Mac.
“Don’t tell my mate I’m terrible at stuff,” Idris said crossly. “I’m trying to get him to like me.”
“All they’ve told me is that at your core, you’re a modest person. There’s nothing wrong with that,” Mac told him.
“Don’t worry Idris, it’s impossible not to like you,” Delaney assured him. “Though I’m your best friend, so I’d probably lie and say you were cool even if you were a shithead since he’s your mate.”
Idris patted Delaney’s back. “You’re a good friend.”
“I think I should take you and your best friends out for burgers and beer,” Mac announced.
Duff’s brows drew together in confusion. “I can’t drink.”
“You get root beer,” Mac responded.
“But I hate root beer. It tastes like ass.”
“So does juice,” Chander threw in.
“What kind of juice?” Idris asked. “I like orange. It’s pretty good.”
“All juice,” Chander retorted.
“Bunch of picky-ass people,” Mac said. “Duff gets a sippy cup of milk since he doesn’t like root beer.”
“If I’m drinking out of a sippy cup, you better make sure I get crayons and shit like they give to little kids.”
“I’ll buy you a damn coloring book,” Mac replied.
“I don’t want a lame one.”
“Get one with unicorns,” Dra’Kaedan suggested. “And dragons.”
“Dragons are a given,” Mac said.
“Should Duff and I really be going on a date with you and Idris?” Delaney asked.
“No worries, Del. Idris and I will go out alone as well, but it’s important we all get to know one another since I’m the one in charge of protecting your ass,” Mac replied.
“I think your mate likes me. He called me Del, and he’s talking about my ass,” Delaney teased Idris.
“I want him to like you guys,” Idris assured his friend.
“Del does have a nice ass,” Dra’Kaedan remarked.
“If I said that, I’d be set on fire,” Brogan grumbled as he took an empty box from Dra’Kaedan.
“All right, sweetheart. Give me some books, so Victor will stop glaring at me like I’m not doing anything,” Mac told Idris.
Idris handed him a stack from the box he’d opened. “These are more necro ones.” He grew a little warm at the term of endearment and Mac’s handsome smile.
“Hey, Chand. This scroll mentions demons,” Dre’Kariston called out. Chander dropped the book in his hand and raced over to the warlock’s side. There was little information in their world to be found on the demonic blood in Chander’s veins, so he had to be excited about the prospect of learning something new.
“I can only read portions of this,” Chander said.
“A language you don’t know? It must be something very obscure,” Vadimas observed as he joined the men reading the scroll.
“Do you think it could be a demonic language?” Chander asked.
“I suppose it’s a possibility, but I don’t know for sure,” Vadimas remarked.
“I don’t suppose you can read demonic,” Mac teased Idris.
“No, Del’s the world’s only dark wizard,” Idris responded and hoped his friend didn’t mind the nickname Mac coined for him.
One black brow rose in amazement. “The only dark wizard. Are you serious?”
“Yes,” Vadimas answered from across the room. “We’re quite proud to have the first wizard interested in a new vein of magic. He’s had to blaze his own path and invent an entirely unique way of using his power. Between him and the extraordinary speed Idris has reached Arcanist, the Spectra Wizardry has a great deal to be proud of.”
“It’s because the leader of the wizards is amazing,” Delaney said to Mac.
“That’s an opinion, not a fact,” Vadimas retorted. “Most importantly, I will soon have two remarkably accomplished wizards helping me lead our people.”
“Honestly, I’m still astonished one of those incredible men is my mate,” Mac replied. Idris grinned at him. He wanted a reason to be close to him, so he walked over and petted Roger, who didn’t budge from Mac’s shoulder. He wished he could be as close to Mac as his familiar.