While she never complained, it was clear she needed Damian to visit again soon and heal the damage his brother did to her on a daily basis.
I'm not Damian or Jule; you can't sweet talk me into anything.
"Boy or girl?" he asked, genuinely happy about Damian and Sofia's first child.
Damian himself would be overjoyed, and Jule-- the third adopted brother in their threesome-- ecstatic.
He hadn't heard from either Damian or Jule in two weeks.
Once Damian came back, Dusty was going on his first vacation ever.
He closed his eyes and summoned his power to Travel, one of the most useful gifts Damian granted him.
He'd never gone a day without silently thanking Damian for the gift of self-healing.
Damian found him just before and adopted him first as his servant then as his brother, once they were thrown from the immortal world into the mortal realm.
Damian needed to know.
Why can't I contact Damian or Jule?
He'd been a kid when Damian found him and a human when the Schism occurred.
If Jule or Damian were there, they'd take a trip to the boxing ring and take turns beating the hell out of him until his blood settled.
He logged into the computer and clandestine website, sending Damian an urgent message.
His memories and thoughts played like home videos, similar to those of her mate, Damian, and his adopted brothers.
Dusty, Sofia, Darian, Damian, Jule, Jenn, Toni, Jonny, Watcher.
Damian can do that, too, but Darian's too weak yet to tap into his power.
He missed Damian and Jule.
"I miss Damian," she whispered.
He tested his new phone by sending Damian and Jule a text. 911.
If anyone could, it would be Darian while Damian was away.
He and Damian can use the portals.
Damian saw him and bought the herd of them, freeing all but him.
Breathless, Dusty closed his eyes and leaned against the punching bag, unable to shake his first memories of Damian or his last memories of his sister, Trinka.
He'd trade all the powers Damian granted him after the Schism for his sister's life.
He'd sworn to Damian that he'd protect him.
Watch the kid and get word to Damian tomorrow morning.
Damian smiled wide and opened the door, sliding into the passenger seat.
Damian suspected what kind of hell Dusty had been through and was pleased to see his trusted friend looking good.
I think the worst is you've been whipped by a woman, Damian ticked off.
Damian stared at him.
Damian laughed, thrilled to be back with his adopted brother and to see the glow in his face.
"Whatever the Watcher did to keep us there is preventing me from going back," Damian said with a frown.
"The whole world saw that go down," Damian said with a sidelong look at him.
Yes, I kept you from returning with Damian to North America.
Damian might have some insight into what was going on, and who the Magician was.
He chuckled, silently thanking Damian and his mate.
"Damian doesn't know I'm here," Darian added.