❝So, you hunt humans?
I n n o c e n t humans?❞
❝There is no such thing
as innocence, but yes.
We feed on human
blood, as we have
for c e n t u r i e s.❞
❝I know. I just
I hate knowing
that I’ve got it easy. It’s not fair
that the rest of you suffer so badly.❞
❝Such is life … but I
do not suffer as your
family, Isabella. We do
not hunt animals.❞
Amun sarcastically sighed then nodded in agreement. “Deal. I’ll make sure she behaves herself. Usually giving her a piece of candy helps to keep her quiet… for the most part. But walking around the store will get that sugar worn off.” He picked up a few more pieces of food with the fork and continued eating.
A few more pairs of foot prints were walking down the stairs at this point. Teremun and Khepri were now awake, they could smell the food cooking and wanted to get some before it was all gone. Surely they wouldn’t let the children starve. But they were hungry. Amun turned to face the kids as they entered and greeted them with a smile. “Good morning.”
Kebi nodded absentmindedly as she made two more waffles, placing them on the table so that her eldest and her husband could serve themselves. When she looked up, she saw Teremun and Khepri file their way into the kitchen.
“Good morning,” she murmured after Amun, bringing both to her in a shared hug and placing a kiss on each of their foreheads. “Did you sleep well?” Both nodded, and Khepri began her attempt to climb up into the chair, causing Kebi to chuckle before lifting her the rest of the way. “We have waffles and eggs — Oh! And I forgot your drinks,” she sighed, moving to the refrigerator again to remove a bottle of juice.
Teremun grabbed one of the waffles and Kai had already started the other, leaving Khepri on the verge of tears. Kebi could not wait for this four-year old emotional stage to be over. “I am cooking another right now, sweetheart, give me two minutes,” she reassured, stroking her hair as the new waffle baked in the iron and giving Amun a knowing look. “Yours is next,” she winked at him. “You three will never guess what we have planned for today,” she announced to their children, who all glanced up at her and their father.
Nessie wanted to stay awake. She wanted to tell Kebi ‘Thank you’ for reading to her, however, her exhaustion was taking over. She tried her best to fight it but by the time the story ended Nessie had fallen fast asleep on Benjamin, looking like an angel.
Kebi glanced at Renesmee, then up to Benjamin, who was smirking at her. “Very nice. You put children to sleep,” he smiled, standing easily with the girl in his arms. Kebi stood as well, following him as they moved out to the cottage to put her in her bed. “That’s hardly my fault,” she murmured, opening the door and smiling softly at the young girl.