From the Inside Flap
Kallen was in shock. A girlfriend he never met was hurt, and he was trying to think how he should react? Obviously, he was concerned, but without knowing her, he could only be worried on a superficial level. This whole arranged marriage thing was gonna suck, he thought as he paced back and forth across the room to his office. This was the 21 Century for goodness sake; they did not do that type of thing anymore.
He threw his hands up and said aloud to the walls, "I am only eighteen, what the hell have I gotten myself into?" Kallen was working himself into a frenzy. He was good at that, since he rarely expressed his emotions aloud. He had Cassidy, his best friend, for that she was a regular drama queen. Kallen smiled to himself, and thought of his closest friend.
Kallen had never been the type of person who was shallow or fake; he hated when people smiled to your face and talked behind your back. He wore his feelings on his sleeve for that reason; if he was pissed, people knew it. Right now, he was pissed, worried, and terrified; "wow" he said aloud again, talking to himself, "I will make a terrific leader."
Cassidy was impulsive, whereas he would take his time making decisions, so he would not make a mistake. That was his problem, in crisis, he was never sure what to do, and what if he made matters worse was his biggest fear. Cassidy always jumps in feet first and sorted stuff out afterwards, he needed to be more like her, or he would lose his Guild quickly. 'His Guild' that still sounded strange to say. They learned that the 'Guild'. They were referring to all the time was their own society of people who possessed certain powers that had been given to them by the angels for their ancestor's faithfulness. That history lesson is too long to think about right now. Kallen and his friends each belonged to a different Guild, when they traveled to their family's Stronghold, they would all possess the gifts that would allow them to claim the throne of each of these Guilds. They were ancestors of the original members of the Guild, which gave them each the power and the right to lead the Guilds as they saw fit. In the pass, their ancestors used their special powers to help the human race. Kallen and his friend agreed they wanted to carry on this tradition, but they also found out there were those who wanted the powers to be used to control the human race. These people had attacked their parents and held them prisoner for the last 15 years in order to get the thrones, so they could take over. The rebels just found out that Cassidy, and the rest was alive, now they wanted them all dead, and not just them but their chosen mates too. This all led them back to where they were right now.
Cassidy claimed her Stronghold a few months and so far, she had been kidnapped, tortured, and left for dead. Now it was Kallen's turn, 'fun times'. He thought, and turned in circles.
"ARHHHHH," Kallen yelled at the walls closing in on him.
Kallen finally went into the room, which held all of his friends. They were in Loveland, Colorado at Cassidy's castle. Cassidy was the leader of their group and now was the Queen of the Warriors and thus their leader of the Guilds. Kallen and Cassidy were best friends and had been, since they were toddlers. Kallen recently understood why they were pushed together as children. His job with the Council and the Guilds were to be the confidant and protector of the Warrior Queen.
Long ago, this bond was established between Guilds, and the tradition never changed as the years went by, so the bond became even stronger. Bea, his guardian, and Kallen discussed this when Cassidy had found her mate Justice. Kallen had been happy for his friend, but he had also felt a little jealousy about their relationship and the speed with which they became a couple. Kallen had never had a girlfriend for longer than two weeks, so he could not understand the pull that Cassidy and Justice both felt when they fell for each other. Kallen as hoping he would be able to have those feelings with his mate but without seeing her, he felt like he may be destined to be the odd man out.
Cassidy and his other friends had just learned a few months ago that they were not the orphans they thought they were. Kallen had been raised by his guardian, Bea, as had the rest of his friends by their guardians. Looking back, he now figured he should have questioned why five children and their guardians had amazingly lived in the same building. Then, one crazy day, his best friend sprouted jewelry out of her wrist and hand, and then everything changed. We found out, we were royalty and had cool powers all on the same day. As if that were not enough someone else wants to kill us and take our role as the leaders of the Guild, over so they can rule the world, and we have to stop them.
Everything changed when a woman showed up on their doorsteps and told them this fantastic story about Kallen and his friends belonging to Warrior, Ranger/Solaris, Gnome, Fairy, Wizard, or Elf Guilds long lost royal members. They all received tattoos and jewelry around their wrists unexpectedly proving they were royal descendants of The Seven, who were the first to ever be given gifts by the angels for their devotion.
Kallen had been floored when Bea told him he was a Ranger/Solaris royal heir to the throne. She explained how I was a combination of two Guilds; they combined to enhance the powers of both Guilds. Both powers were centered on animals and communication with them. Kallen had truthfully not heard the original explanation because he was shocked Bea had hidden the truth from him. They had never had secrets, or so he thought. His best friend was Cassidy the Warrior Queen, who was the leader of the Guilds. She was not thrilled at first, but she has come around since, and she was growing into her position. Cami and Celli were twins who shared the Fairy and Gnome Guilds.
Next door to them, above the grocery lived Charlie and Kristen, who were guardians, and they had two boys named Dyl, who was a Wizard and Eli, who was an Elf. Kristen had been killed two months ago, and they were all still mourning her loss.
Cassidy also met her mate Justice. He was chosen by her parents during their time in captivity. Kallen had connected with Justice when they first met and welcomed him into the fold. He was an awesome addition to the group because it evened out the sides. When they were growing up the boys and girls argued every time they ordered pizza, and the girls always won because they could yell louder during the tiebreaker they would have. Now they had the majority vote and could get real pizza not that weird healthy stuff the girls wanted. Why have pizzas with veggies and low fat cheese and whole-wheat crust? Those really were not pizza, deep-dish greasy cheese and pepperoni extra sauce and messy! That is what the guys had been getting to order recently, it had been awesome.