Varick stared at his mate worried his sweet Dio would give more than he could afford. Dio had a self-sacrificing streak probably encouraged by his parents.
“I’m going with you,” Varick insisted. If he didn’t watch out for Dio no one would.
Dio frowned. “I don’t know if that is such a good idea.”
“It’s a great idea,” Varick growled. “And I’m not leaving your side until we have this problem dealt with.”
Ceiser laughed. “You think this is a problem you can solve? This is a struggle as old as time. Dio’s family has fought for centuries. His parents were supposed to be a peace offering between demons and vampires but instead they fought and used Dio as a pawn.”
“Enough,” Dio snapped, his tone cutting through Ceiser’s chatter. “My parents are my problem to solve. Varick you need to be with your pack. My mother would like nothing more than to destroy your people to get back at me.”
Varick shook his head. “My beta can handle anything that comes up. I need to be with my mate.” Dio could argue until the end of time, Varick knew where he had to be. If anything else happened to his mate he’d never forgive himself.
Dio opened his mouth but must’ve changed his mind because he quickly shut it. “Ceiser’s right. I’ve never been anything but a pawn to my family. My Aunt Carlotta is the only one who ever tried to protect me. Let’s hope she’s still in a good mood.”
“Is that a problem?” Varick’s head spun as he tried to straighten out his mate’s family relations.
“Not if she’s taken her medication,” Terris said. The triplets nodded in unison like bobbing headed dolls.
“Medication?” Varick almost hated to ask.
“Yeah. She’s magically unbalanced,” Dio explained. “She’s my mother’s sister but they have different fathers. While my mother’s father was a demon, Aunt Carlotta’s was a rabbit shifter. Her rabbit and her demon half are always at odds.”
“She’s a bunny demon?” Varick wondered if some time between Dio’s kidnapping and rescue, he’d fallen down a rabbit hole. Apparently he was going to find a bunny shifter-demon inside.