But she was nine, and Jonny was even smaller at four.
"Jonny …" she whispered.
Can you promise to keep Jonny safe?
She kissed Jonny goodnight and crossed the bay to curl up with their father.
As strong as the girl was, she was too small to bring Jonny back from the place the Others sent him.
She blamed Jonny for that one.
Jonny stayed after their father's death, while she moved closer to her mom on the west coast.
Jonny didn't go to your grandparents'!
She never thought much of their black clad, piercing-decorated vampire girlfriends and couldn't help being irked that Jonny had told his friend her biggest secret!
He gripped his forearm in the same spot he'd told her Jonny had been bitten but shook his head.
"You'll lose it if you don't," he said wisely, accustomed to helping Jonny help her search the house for keys, purses, and anything else she lost.
"That's B," Jonny answered from somewhere inside the kitchen.
"Jonny, what are you doing here?" she demanded, pulling away from the man behind her.
"Talon, this is B," Jonny said in a breathless voice.
Her thoughts went to Jonny, and she closed her eyes as tears formed.
The idea that Jonny would turn out to be like Talon made her chest clench.
More tears came as she realized she couldn't do anything for herself let alone Jonny if they kept her in such a state.
She wondered what was wrong with Jonny, if she'd get to him in time to heal him from whatever drugs Talon gave him.
Jonathan, Jonny for short.
I'm staying with Jonny here in Miami at Dad's … Jonny's apartment.
"Jonny?" she called, entering the well-lit room.
Jonny sensed him as well and looked up, confusion and fear crossing his face.
"I'm so sorry," Jonny said, horror crossing his face.
"No, B," Jonny said, pushing her away.
Jonny opened his eyes, and the red ring around his irises was gone.
Jonny clutched his sheets, his gaze down.
Jonny was once again a human, albeit one that deserved a beating for dragging a sister as sweet and innocent as Bianca into Talon's grip.
He rose without another look at Jonny and intercepted Bianca on her way back from the nurse's station.
"Jonny would never do that!" she snapped.
Jonny was safe, even if she hadn't been able to wipe away all traces of the poison in his blood.
While he looked to be in his early thirties, he spoke like Jonny and Kyle.
Dusty said you healed Jonny earlier today.
I felt it in Jonny when our father-- " "No."
His thoughts turned to Jonny, who'd been taken to the Guardians' barracks.
His name is Jonny if you ever see him.
She'd automatically made enough dinner for three after cooking for Kyle and Jonny for three months.
He reminded her of Jonny when her brother had learned of his father's death last summer.
"I'm not sure I could live if I lost Jonny," she said.
Dusty's thoughts went to Jonny again then to the Watchers.
He went to the newbie wing, where Jonny was placed, and rapped on the door.
Jonny answered, plainly pulled from sleep.
Jonny sat on his bed stiffly.
I can master any weapon without really trying, Jonny said, a touch of pride in his voice.
Jonny hesitated then looked up finally.
"I'll take care of her, Jonny," he promised.
"Come in, Jonny," she said.
You're a god-slayer, Jonny, and you must kill a god.
Jonny asked, facing her again.
Jonny wiped his face.
"Yes, Jonny, you are," she said.