You Guardians don't understand how to bargain.
He hadn't visited the Guardians' Irish station in years, mainly because Ireland had no regular vamp population.
The vamp standing beside Jonny was as big as any of Damian's Guardians, with eyes that glowed red.
She'd met enough Guardians and vamps to know how unique each was, but she'd never met a creature like this one.
The number of female vamps outnumbered the number of female Guardians, and she ducked into the locker room for the females.
"You know vamps have gifts like Guardians," Sofi said.
"Are all Guardians like you and Jule?" she asked.
He stood next to Dusty and another of Dusty's Guardians.
This is Toni, one of Dusty's Guardians.
He didn't know the names of everyone in the latest generation of his Guardians yet, especially not those working in the field.
He looked down as two of his Guardians hopped up from their positions.
The two Guardians looked at each other, neither certain how to respond.
Han's brother Laney, one of Damian's oldest Guardians and the station chief for NOVA sector, leaned in the doorway to the main house with a smile.
Normally, Guardians were supposed to ease the transition of Naturals into their organization.
I'm rebuilding as fast as I can, but it ain't easy finding new Guardians, let alone those who make good agents.
I'm getting reports from the recruitment team that a lot of their newly flagged Guardians are getting whacked as soon as they make the list, Damian said.
His own Guardians stayed out of arm's reach of him, and humans picked up and ran.
His phone dinged, and he looked down at one of the zillion text messages he received from any number of his Guardians every day.
The base camp housed the emergency response helicopters for Tucson and neighboring sectors and was manned with a skeletal crew of Guardians and one on-duty pilot, a Natural who'd been trained to fly.
One of his Guardians was training the enemy.
No one could find Damian's HQ unless they were on the guest list, or one of his Guardians revealed its location.
Most Guardians did, including Dusty, who personally oversaw every operation in his hemisphere.
Damian issued few clean-up orders, for there was no way to maintain the discretion his Guardians needed to mask their shadow operations protecting humanity.
Even the younger Guardians referred to him by the ancient title that meant my king.
The situation in Europe plagued him, as did the declining number of Guardians.
The room was as still as a graveyard despite the dozen Guardians there.
The other Guardians filed out in silence befitting a funeral.
While his form was large enough to be a man the size of Damian's Guardians, his voice was terrified and gravelly, as if he hadn't ever spoken to anyone.
It was a barracks for the Guardians, most of whom greeted her with a quiet good day, ikira as she passed.
I'll check the records to see which Guardians rotated here from Europe from the past year.
Claire lured him away from his Guardians to the warm springs by the—" "Enough!"
How many Guardians had he lost this year alone?
He'd not had to work too hard for confessions in the past thousand years, not after word of his cold, methodological skills leaked to the Guardians.
The Guardians knew that betrayal would be confronted by Dusty, and even those loyal to Damian feared him appearing unexpectedly at their door.
They drove her away from him and the true purpose of his Guardians.
He wanted her to see what he saw, the good his Guardians did for humanity, the courageous, selfless hearts of his men, the difference they made in fighting evil.
They're the Guardians at the operational front of our war.
That's the number of Guardians you've killed directly with your actions over the past few thousand years.
You killed my brother and two hundred sixty-three other Guardians.
Naturals mated with Guardians?
The Guardians had frozen in mid-speech and were looking toward the mansion.
At least one of Damian's Guardians lay slain among the scores of vamps.
The adobe structure was guarded by several more Guardians, none of whom looked like Damian from the distance.
The Guardians were here, ready to take the shot that would kill Darian.
Two armored Tahoes sat out front with an additional two more well-armed Guardians.
She went to him, ducking out of the paths of a few Guardians.
"Ikira, I am a Watcher, one of those who guards the Guardians," he said with another of his warm smiles.
How would you like to join my Guardians?
You really want to send me to the Guardians?
My Guardians are there to stop him.
"Must they come?" she asked, gaze going to his Guardians.
One of the Guardians stepped towards him.
I joined the Guardians yesterday.
The Guardians are for warriors, Jenn.
"I'm going to the Guardians," she said firmly.
It was wild and free, and Guardians could stay there, if they chose to.
The other new Guardians were gathered there as well.
The only Guardians in existence are now in the mortal realm, and you are now the White God.
Gather your Guardians and battle the Black God, the Watcher said.
She felt the sudden urge to run again, as far as she could from her past, Talia's death, the bleak future of the White God and his Guardians.
Her god and the Guardians needed her.
If she didn't make it out of here, she'd at least go down serving the Guardians and the White God.
Nearly all of the Guardians were without their magic.
It won't be pretty for any of you Guardians.
It was impossible that he meant to help the Guardians, yet she'd believed for a moment that's what he implied.
Gods, Guardians, and Naturals can pass through, too.
While she'd been one of the original Guardians to escape the immortal world with Damian, she'd also been at the bottom of the totem pole, once the Guardians in the mortal world rallied around their White God.
But none of the Guardians are.
Only the Guardians are in my way now.
What of the Guardians, were they brought back?
Jenn stood on the low front porch of the Guardians' station.
The local Guardians will be here any minute.
Xander picked up on one of the Guardians from the local station moving towards the alley.
His senses picked up six Guardians.
Doubt even you'd walk away from the hundreds of Guardians around here.
Darian's presence kept the other Guardians at bay.
Darian nodded to the Guardians present, most of which left quickly at Xander's appearance.
These Guardians are remarkable.
Her date is one of your local Guardians, Xander replied with bitterness.
Damian controls the Guardians and Jonny the vamps.
These people – Guardians or whatever – feared him.
Jessi, this is Damian, the White God and head of the Guardians.
He sensed the Guardians when Ashley pulled in front of the old apartment building where they lived.
"So, these Guardians," she started.
Or else he'd send in someone who could move under the senses of the Guardians.
You're not leaving the Guardians.
His senses picked up on the Guardians and Gods gathered in the red barn.
They're here in case any Guardians show up.
Both the Guardians were listening to whatever Dusty told them.
LEVITES, or sons of Levi (son of Jacob by Leah), a sacred caste in ancient Israel, the guardians of the temple service at Jerusalem.'
It was the general disaster produced by the speculative policy of his former guardians which first called forth his sterling qualities and hardened him into a premature manhood.
It needs, therefore, merely supervision by guardians and mounted overseers, or butteri, who are housed and receive wages.
gives to the founders of religious houses the right of acting as guardians of such houses when they are without heads.
uniformly assign these treatises to Boetius, they are to be regarded as his; that it is probable that Symmachus and John (who afterwards became Pope) were the men of highest distinction who took charge of him when he lost his father; and that these treatises are the first-fruits of his studies, which he dedicates to his guardians and benefactors.
28 and above), were the recognized guardians of the religious cults.
Anglo-Jewry is rich, however, in charitable, educational and literary institutions; chief among these respectively may be named the Jewish board of guardians (1859), the Jews' college (1855), and the Jewish historical society (1893).
But the Simons were obviously grotesquely unfit guardians for a prince, and they doubtless caused much suffering to the impressionable child, who was made on occasion to eat and drink to excess, and learnt the language of the gutter.
That there was fraud, and complicated fraud, in the guardians of the dauphin may be taken as proved by a succession of writers from 1850 onwards, and more recently by Frederic Barbey, who wisely attempts no ultimate solution.
At the age of fourteen he was permitted by Scotch law to name his own curators, or guardians, and selecting William Pitt and Dundas for this office he spent much of his time at their houses, thus meeting many of the leading politicians of the day.
The "Life" calls into existence in the visible world a series of three great Helpers, Hibil, Shithil and Anosh (late Judaeo-Babylonian transformations of the well-known names of the book of Genesis), the guardians of souls.
On the whole, his early training was admirable; but the young prince was not allowed the opportunity of gradually gaining experience under his guardians.
A Norse belief found in Iceland is that the fylgia, a genius in animal form, attends human beings; and these animal guardians may sometimes be seen fighting; in the same way the Siberian shamans send their animal familiars to do battle instead of deciding their quarrels in person.
Mr and Mrs Barnett worked hard for the poor of their parish, opening evening schools for adults, providing them with music and reasonable entertainment, and serving on the board of guardians and on the managing committees of schools.
At the same time the conditions of indoor relief were improved, and the various charities were co-ordinated, by co-operation with the Charity Organization Society and the parish board of guardians.
In other words, the Druids constituted the learned and the priestly class, and they were in addition the chief expounders and guardians of the law.
Stilicho and Serena were named guardians of the youthful Honorius when the latter was created joint emperor in 394 with special jurisdiction over Italy, Gaul, Britain, Spain and Africa, and Stilicho was even more closely allied to the imperial family in the following year by betrothing his daughter Maria to his ward and by receiving the dying injunctions of Theodosius to care for his children.
Four legati juridici (or simply juridici) of consular rank were appointed for Italy, who took over certain important judicial functions formerly exercised by local magistrates (cases of fideicommissa, the nomination of guardians).
8 appointing the guardians of a king during his minority (Just.
They are easily taught to retrieve on land or water, and their strength, intelligence and fidelity make them specially suitable as watchdogs or guardians.
In addition to their functions as guardians of the poor, the parish members have to investigate crimes and punish misdemeanours, settle litigations and divide inheritances.
They insisted on an allegorical interpretation of the apostolic writings: they alleged themselves to be the guardians of a secret apostolic tradition and laid claim to prophetic inspiration.
Three of William's guardians were murdered; and for some time he was kept in strict concealment by his relatives, who feared that he might experience the same fate.
In the astral-theological system he is the planet Mars, while in ecclesiastical art the great lion-headed colossi serving as guardians to the temples and palaces seem to be a symbol of Nergal, just as the bull-headed colossi are probably intended to typify Ninib.
From them, the official guardians of Hungary's safety, he received no help, either during his governorship (1446-1453), or when, in 1454, on the eve of his departure for his last and most glorious campaign, the diet commanded a levee en masse of the whole population in his support.
In some parishes overseers were appointed in the ordinary manner; in others the vestry, by local acts and by orders under the Local Government Act 1894, was appointed to act as, or empowered to appoint, overseers, whilst in Chelsea the guardians acted as overseers.
Further, every precept sent by an authority in London for the purpose of obtaining money (these authorities include the London County Council, the receiver of the Metropolitan Police, the Central Unemployed Body and the Boards of Guardians) which has ultimately to be raised out of a rate within a borough is sent direct to the council of the borough instead of filtering through other authorities before reaching the overseers.
The only exceptions to this rule are: (I) precepts issued by the local government board for raising the sums to be contributed to the metropolitan common poor fund; and (2) precepts issued by poor law authorities representing two or more poor-law unions; in both these cases the precept has of necessity to be first sent to the guardians.
Out of this fund certain expenses of guardians in connexion with the maintenance of indoor paupers and lunatics, the salaries of officers, the maintenance of children in poorlaw schools, valuation, vaccination, registration, &c., are paid.
Under the Local Government Act 1888, the London County Council makes grants to boards of guardians, sanitary authorities and overseers in London in respect of certain services.
Workhouse chaplains are appointed by overseers and guardians on the direction of the Local Government Board, to which alone such chaplains are responsible.
With these may be named the demon lantern-bearers, so perfect in the grotesque treatment of the diabolical heads and the accurate anatomical forms of the sturdy body and limbs; the colossal temple guardians of the great gate of Tdai-ji, by Unkei and Kwaikei (11th century), somewhat conventionalized, but still bearing evidence of direct study from nature, and inspired with intense energy of action; and the smaller but more accurately modelled temple guardians in the Saikondo, Nara, which almost compare with the fighting gladiator in their realization of menacing strength.
The parents and guardians were called upon to select whether each child should learn English or Italian next after learning reading, writing and arithmetic in Maltese.
Another relic was the saint's staff or crozier, which became known as the coygerach or quigrich, and was long in the possession of a family of the name of Jore or Dewar, who were its hereditary guardians.
To them churches and other sacred buildings are dedicated, and they are regarded as the protectors and guardians of countries, towns, professions, trades and the like.
The state itself had its own Lares, called praestites, the protecting patrons and guardians of the city.
The first act of effective occupation of the country having been the establishment of a penal settlement, the only population to be dealt with in the earlier years of British administration was that under restraint, with its guardians and a few scattered immigrants in the immediate neighbourhood of Sydney Cove.
In Daniel, c. 160 B.C., angels, usually spoken of as " men " or " princes," appear as guardians or champions of the nations; grades are implied, there are " princes " and " chief " or " great princes "; and the names of some angels are known, Gabriel, Michael; the latter is pre-eminent 26, he is the guardian of Judah.
In 1712 the family received the dignity of hereditary marshals of the Church and guardians of the conclaves, which gave them a very great importance on the death of every pope.
10 The wooing of Ishtar by the hero of the epic falls under Virgo, and his encounter with two scorpion men, guardians of the rising and the setting sun, under Scorpio.
On the third day, Cureotis (Koupe&Tls), children born since the last festival were presented by their fathers or guardians to the assembled phratores, and, after an oath had been taken as to their legitimacy and the sacrifice of a goat or a sheep, their names were inscribed in the register.
About 1484 Erasmus' father died, leaving him and an elder brother Peter, both born out of wedlock, to the care of guardians, their mother having died shortly before.
Erasmus was eager to go to .a university, but the guardians, acting under a perhaps genuine enthusiasm for the religious life, sent the boys to another school at Hertogenbosch; and when they returned after two or three years, prevailed on them to enter monasteries.
The holiness of Israel centres in the sanctuary, and round the sanctuary stand the priests, who alone can approach the most holy things without profanation, and who are the guardians of Israel's sanctity, partly by protecting the one meeting-place of God and man from profane contact, and partly as the mediators of the continual atoning rites by which breaches of holiness are expiated.
Thus at the election of the infant Wladislaus III., his guardians promised in his name to confirm all the privileges granted by his father.
The cherub-images, where such occur, represent to the imagination the supernatural bearers of Yahweh's throne or chariot, or the guardians of His abode; the cherub-carvings at least symbolize His presence, and communicate some degree of His sanctity.
On his deathbed Ivan appointed Boris one of the guardians of his son and successor; for Theodore, despite his seven-and-twenty years, was of somewhat weak intellect.
Each probate court, consisting of a single judge, has jurisdiction within its county of the probate of wills, of the granting of administration, in insolvency proceedings, and in relation to the adoption of children; it may appoint and remove guardians of minors, insane persons and spendthrifts, and, upon application, may change a person's name.
Under a different aspect, the pair were regarded as the guardians of women in childbed and of new-born children.
65, describes the first communion of the newly baptized: " After we have thus washed the person who has believed and conformed we lead him to the brethren so called, where they are gathered together, to offer public prayer both for ourselves and for the person illuminated, and for all others everywhere, earnestly, to the end that having learned the truth we may be made worthy to be found not only in our actions good citizens, but guardians of the things enjoined.
Small waxen images of the Manes called Lares, clothed in dogskin, and on feast days crowned with garlands, stood round the family hearth of which they were the unseen guardians (but see Lares).
Light presents itself to us as the good primal spirit (God, radiant with the ten [twelve] virtues of love, faith, fidelity, high-mindedness, wisdom, meekness, knowledge, understanding, mystery and insight), and then further as the heavens of light and the earth of light, with their guardians the glorious aeons.
He lived under supervision by doctors and guardians at Prague till his death on the 29th of June 1875.
Thus arose a struggle between the youthful, hot-headed partisans of revolutionary physical science and the zealous official guardians of political order - a struggle which has made the strange term Nihilism a familiar word not only in Russia but also in western Europe.
her successor and Golovkin one of his guardians.
They were just and temperate in anger, the guardians of good faith, and the ministers of peace, obedient to their elders and to the majority.
In 1823 a fund was raised on his behalf, and he was sent to board with the clerk of the guardians, having his time at his own disposal, and the privilege of making use of a public library.
As Gautier himself admits, the feudal system made it difficult to separate the woman's person from her fief: instead of the freedom of Christian marriage on which the Church in theory insisted, lands and women were handed over together, as a business bargain, by parents or guardians.
Besides similar tributes in honour of his brothers and Polyaenus, he directed the trustees to be guardians of the son of Polyaenus and the son of Metrodorus; whilst the daughter of the last mentioned was to be married by the guardians to some member of the society who should be approved of by Hermarchus.
In 1195 Hubert issued an ordinance by which four knights were to be appointed in every hundred to act as guardians of the peace, and from this humble beginning eventually was evolved the office of justice of the peace.
Towards the beginning of 1351 the sultan got rid of his guardians and attempted to rule by himself; but though successful in war, his arbitrary measures led to his being dethroned on the 21st of August 1351 by the amirs, who proclaimed his brother Sglil~ with the title of Malik al-Salih.
SERAPHIM, the imaginary supernatural guardians of the threshold of Yahweh's sanctuary, only mentioned in Isa.
If so, Isaiah has transformed and ennobled these supernatural guardians of sacred things and persons.
The guardians of the harbour were incorporated by James I.
The devotion began among the Franciscans, who, as the guardians of the holy places in Jerusalem, sought by this means to enable Christians to make a pilgrimage at least in spirit.
Intercommunication no doubt takes place; men working together in quarry, brickfield or barrow-run, and out of earshot of their guardians, may and do converse at times.
According to Cornish tradition, the divining or dowsing rod is guided to lodes by the pixies, the guardians of the treasures of the earth.
But in India human sacrifice was actually made in the expectation of gaining hidden treasure, and doubtless we have a survival of this when snake-charmers, for a drop of blood from the finger of a first-born, will track the snakes which are guardians of treasure (Crooke ii.
A Juvenile Court and a Board of Children's Guardians have extensive jurisdiction over dependent and delinquent children, and a general supervision of all charities and corrections is vested in a Board of Charities, consisting of five members appointed by the president of the United States.
The y oung king was full of promise, and had he been permitted gradually to gain experience and develop his naturally great talents beneath the guidance of his guardians, as his father had intended, all might have been well for Sweden.
From the Poor Law Act of 160r till the act of 1834 by which poor-law administration was transferred to guardians, the beadle in England was an officer of much importance in his capacity of agent for the overseers.
The presence of the mother-in-law is coveted by their sons-in-law, who look on them as the guardians of the virtue of their wives.
Many priests are appointed guardians of shrines and tombs of members of the Prophets family (imains and imamzadeiis) and are responsible for the proper administration of the property and funds with which the establishments are endowed.
But the guardians of order, under the judicious guidance of such sensible chiefs as.
The parlements, besides their judicial functions, also possessed political rights; they claimed a share in the higher policy of the realm, and the position of guardians of its fundamental laws.
were to act as guardians of the young king.
The Bohemian estates recognized this decision, but they refused to allow the guardians any right of interference in the affairs of Bohemia.
The orphans court may be held either by the judge of the court of common pleas or by a justice of the supreme court; and it has jurisdiction over controversies respecting the existence of wills, the fairness of inventories, the right of administration and guardianship, the allowance of accounts to executors, administrators, guardians or trustees, and over suits for the recovery of legacies and distributive shares, but it may refer any matter coming before it to a master in chancery.
A State Board of Children's Guardians, with an office in Jersey City, cares for destitute children.
Through the interest of his guardians Lord Malmesbury and Lord Chichester, the duke of Portland made him one of the junior lords of the Admiralty on the formation of his administration in 1807.
Within the unions the local poor-law authorities are the Board of Guardians.
In 1782 Gilbert's Act introduced the grouping of parishes for poor law purposes, and boards of guardians appointed by the justices of the peace.
Reform began with the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, grouping the parishes into Unions, making the boards of guardians mainly elective, and creating a central poor law board in London.
In 1867 the Metropolitan Asylums Board took over its work from the metropolitan boards of guardians.
Election petitions against county councillors and members of other local bodies (borough councillors, urban and rural district councillors, members of school boards and boards of guardians) are classed together as municipal election petitions, and are heard in the same way, by a commissioner who must be a barrister of not less than fifteen years' standing.
In addition to the grants above mentioned, the county council is required to grant to the guardians of every poor-law union wholly or partly in their county an annual sum for the costs of the officers of the union and of district schools to which the union contributes.
When a contribution is required from county rate, the county council assess the amount payable by each parish according to the basis previously made, and send their precept to the guardians of the unions comprising the several parishes in the county, the guardians in their turn requiring the overseers of each parish to provide the necessary quota of that parish out of the poor rate, and the sum thus raised goes into the county fund.
The expenses of lunatic asylums are defrayed in the following manner: The guardians from whose union a lunatic is sent have to pay a fixed weekly sum, which may not exceed 14s.
In addition to the payments by guardians, there is a contribution of 4s.
Before the year 1894 the rural district consisted of the area of the poor-law union, exclusive of any urban district which might be within it, and the guardians of the poor were the rural sanitary authority.
By the Local Government Act of that year the guardians ceased to be the rural sanitary authority.
Rural district councillors are elected for each parish in the rural district, and they become by virtue of their office guardians of the poor for the union comprising the district, so that there is now no election of guardians in a rural district.
Guardians are still elected as such for urban districts, but the rural district council have ceased to be the same body as the guardians and are now wholly distinct.
It may be useful to mention here that for purposes of the administration of the poor law, overseers no longer act, their duties in that respect having been superseded by the guardians.
There may be in a parish a collector of rates appointed by the guardians.
In case of a vacancy in a metropolitical see, an episcopal commission is appointed by the guardians of the spiritualities of the vacant see to confirm the election of the new metropolitan.
In March 1742 it was necessary to appoint guardians of Swift's person and estate.
His parts were good and he could speak and write six languages at a very early age, but the zeal of his guardians and tutors to make a man of him betimes nearly ruined his feeble constitution, while the riotous life led by him and his young consort, Maria of Austria, whom he wedded on the 13th of January 1522, speedily disqualified him for affairs, so that at last he became an object of ridicule at his own court.
His guardians, Cardinal Bak6cz and Count George of Brandenburg-Anspach, shamefully neglected him, squandered the royal revenues and distracted the whole kingdom with their endless dissensions.
The younger Comyn, who had inherited the lordship of Badenoch from his great-uncle the earl of Mentieth, was appointed one of the guardians of Scotland in 1286, and shared in the negotiations between Edward I.
In the counties there are unsalaried boards of county charities and correction and county boards of children's guardians, appointed by the circuit judges.
All aliens were to be expelled from the realm, and even the kings household was to be reformed by his self-constituted guardians.
The persons detained have complete liberty of movement, subject to the two conditions that they are under the supervision of guardians and are not allowed to cross the boundaries of the settlement.
But his guardians - two nephews of his father, Aphobus and Demophon, and one Therippides - abused their trust, and handed over to Demosthenes, when he came of age, rather less than one-seventh of his patrimony, perhaps between £50 and £60 a year.
(2) Before the passing of the act grants were made from the imperial exchequer to the grand juries in aid of the maintenance of lunatics and to boards of guardians for medical and educational purposes and for salaries under the Public Health (Ireland) Act.
As a complement to the Land Act and Arrears Act, boards of guardians were this year empowered to build labourers' cottages with money borrowed on the security of the rates and repayable out of them.
In many districts the building was quite overdone, and the rent obtainable being far less than enough to recoup the guardians, the system operated as out-door relief for the able-bodied and as a rate in aid of wages.
This district may of itself constitute a poor law union; but in the great majority of cases the unions, or areas under the jurisdiction of boards of guardians according to the Poor-Law Amendment Act of 1834, are made up of aggregated poor-law parishes.
The freemen, now appearing as the ratepayers, elected the "parish officers," as the churchwardens and way-wardens, the assessors, the overseers, and (if required) paid assistantoverseers, a secretary or vestry-clerk, and a collector of rates if the guardians applied for his appointment.
His descendants, called Eumolpidae, together with the Kerykes, were the hereditary guardians of the mysteries .
The court has exclusive original jurisdiction in equity cases in which the amount in controversy exceeds fifty dollars, concurrent jurisdiction with the county court in such matters as the administration of estates, the appointment and removal of guardians, and concurrent jurisdiction with the circuit courts in proceedings for divorce.
A quick glance at the screen told him it was one of his most trusted Guardians, Toni.
"TGIF, boss," the Guardians' Miami Station Chief, Toni, said with cheerfulness out of place for the scene in front of them.
"We've got tire tracks," one of the Guardians called, kneeling near the driveway.
One of the rare female Guardians, Jenn was tall and willowy with dark hair and green eyes, a studied air of seduction, and the ability to penetrate any group he sent her after.
She was the ikira, the Guardians' queen, and a Seer, the mate of the White God, Damian.
With their similar looks and cool reserve, he and Sofia were often mistaken for brother and sister by other Guardians, a convenient cover they exploited when she moved to Miami.
He'd activate the GPS later and hunt him down if he wasn't in the mansion that served as the Guardians' headquarters.
Rule number two applies to Guardians.
I won't let you sacrifice any of my Guardians so you can jump into the middle of a hurricane.
Damian gets Guardians, and Czerno gets vamps.
You're the only one allowed to kill Guardians.
He didn't think the memory was enough of a punishment for taking the life of an innocent human, but he was constrained again by the primary mission of the Guardians to protect humanity against evil, deserving or not.
I belong to an organization called the Guardians.
As of today, you're a ward of the Guardians.
His thoughts turned to Jonny, who'd been taken to the Guardians' barracks.
Dusty didn't know why Talon would choose Miami to make a stand, unless he wanted to take out as much of the Guardians' infrastructure as possible should he find some way to beat Czerno.
Dusty had maybe a thousand Guardians assigned to North America remaining after he sent all he could spare to the European front.
Not as many as Guardians, though.
The barracks at HQ are full from the incoming Guardians, and I have an emergency order for more weapons in.
I started staging Guardians in our stash houses in Orlando.
Dusty's Guardians were disciplined, unlike her own personal bodyguard, Pierre.
She followed on Jenn's heels through the silent mansion and into a bustling barracks teeming with Guardians.
You and the Guardians gave me a second chance, B, and I owe it to you, and me, and the â€¦ the girl I hurt to make things right.
Several of the Guardians were in the kitchen making sandwiches or rifling through the massive pantry.
The Guardians glanced at her curiously.
With all the Guardians in the western hemisphere and god-powers granted him by Damian, he'd been the weak link.
Several of the Guardians were gathered in the informal dining area at the far end of the kitchen, laughing and talking as they played cards.
Rules of the house: 1- u don't leave w/o permission & escort; 2- obey Toni & the other Guardians when I'm out; 3- assume I'll find out, no matter what u do; 4- ask b4 u do anything or don't do it.
"Old enough to buy a prostitute in Vegas, old enough to own a gun," one of the Guardians she recognized as Toni replied as he grabbed a handful of cookies from the counter.
It was teeming with vamps, and he'd set up several Guardians around the country club to conduct surveillance on the vamps' activities.
He stepped into a hall with streams of Guardians preparing for the dawn raid.
The Guardians moved around them in the hall, and Dusty studied the young god-slayer.
They're not minions, Darian, they're Guardians.
A team of Guardians lined one road on the small country cemetery while a team of vamps lined the opposite road.
None of the Guardians, save Damian and Darian, had their immortal powers, though the Naturals seemed unaffected.
They walked towards the White God and the Guardians.
His phone was fried, and his only recourse was to reach the local Guardians.
Instead of helping his brother the White God navigate the transition, he walked the hills of Ireland alone, unable to remember why he'd decided to put only one station of Guardians in Ireland.
We discovered there is a creature here that can steal the Guardians' power and use it to rupture the breach.
She feeds off the powers of Guardians, so we stripped the Guardians of power.
I'm going to give a select group of Guardians back their power, but you're not among them.
He walked until he recognized the Guardians' station, a single story house nestled between two similar houses and marked by a star and an arrow â€“ the White God's symbols â€“ in the corner of one window.
He felt no wards protecting the station and shivered, wondering how many Guardians would be lost between now and when he could find and kill the Magician.
Without their powers, the Guardians were vulnerable against the Black God's vamps.
As the leader of the Eastern Hemisphere, he wasn't about to let his Guardians know he was worried.
Some sort of immortal creatures called Guardians are trying to destroy humanity.
He'd said it was for a good causeâ€”to save humanityâ€”but she'd long since thought there was something strange about his wild stories of Guardians and Gods.
The Magician looked like a sweet, innocent Natural, one of the humans with extraordinary gifts who could be brought into the Guardians' organization.
Her father said Guardians were her enemies, creatures who preyed on humans, and that she must use her powers to kill them.
And neither will any of the other Guardians.
When she's dead, only then will you and the Guardians all get your powers back.
Without their powers your Guardians will be slaughtered by the Black God.
What is her life in exchange for thousands of Guardians and the humans they're protecting?
He rose and paced, dwelling on the carnage that would surely ensue if the Guardians remained vulnerable for long.
His thoughts darkened as he thought of leaving the Guardians defenseless to protect a woman he wasn't sure he should.
The fate of humanity was on his shoulders, with only an innocent woman between him and his ability to help the Guardians.
Something like this won't happen among the Guardians.
I'm surprised you're not interested in a ceasefire with me, since your Guardians are powerless, Jonny said.
I would agree not to slaughter your Guardians and declare a ceasefire for thirty days, if you will agree to help me root out the traitors in my own organization.
Damian understood the delicate balance between Good and Evil, just as he understood the Black God had the power to overturn that balance as long as the Guardians were powerless.
One of my experienced Guardians will join you and help you root out the traitors.
It's what Guardians do.
All the Guardians, like me and Sean, your bartender friend in that pub where we met, lost our magic.
"Guardians are the good guys," she mused.
Jule trusted this Damian, even though they were both the Guardians her father warned her about.
She still felt defenseless against whatever creatures her father and the Guardians were.
Fear is natural, even for Guardians and gods.
The Watchers stripped the Guardians of power, but their base of power is in the immortal realm.
He's a threat to the survival of the Guardians, if he chooses to protect her, the Watcher said.
"You can train my Guardians to hunt Others?" he asked.
However, the Guardians are growing more aggressive, and they now know where you are.
The same skill you've learned this morning, you can use against any Guardian or a whole group of Guardians.
They're Guardians and guardsmen who would've seen you dead.
Of all the Guardians out there, how did I end up your personal adversary?
She'd been one of the first Guardians to talk to Jonny weeks ago, before his transformation to the Black God.
She couldn't help thinking of all the Guardians buried in her yard.
From Guardians, like Sean, who are sworn to protect people like you.
Damian and I spent months in Europe trying to figure out why our Guardians were disappearing here.
My â€¦ mate's house is sitting on the bodies of tens of thousands of Guardians.
Armed and ready, Jule Transported himself to the Guardians' local station, where he startled Rourk.
"Contact my second-in-command, Sasha, and tell him to discreetly send me a couple dozen Guardians," Jule ordered.
He wasn't sure what he sought, but he'd hoped to find some trace either of the Guardians the Other killed or the Other itself.
She couldn't help thinking about all the Guardians buried around her home and if they'd been as dedicated and noble as those she'd met.
What happens to the Guardians?
She suspected they were buried with the Guardians.
She'd make him proud and protect him and the rest of the Guardians from her father, even if destroying her father took her own life.
The Guardians deserved this after losing so many of them.
Following us here, reporting our movements to other Guardians? her father snapped, approaching her.
For the Gods and Guardians to come.
She sensed her father and the Guardians he went to meet on the other side of the hill.
She would need much more power to counter his, and the Guardians could provide it.
She'd taken power from the Other, from the dead, from the Guardians, and even from the Original Beings, who fed her power in hopes of short-circuiting her.
I've enjoyed my interactions with the Guardians.
Several Guardians used the rows of machines or free weights while a few were gathered around the boxing ring in a corner.
Two more men, one she recognized from the cottage, and another with darkly handsome Hispanic features, stood watching two Guardians box.
"I think I'll go see Bianca's horse," she said, more interested in the animal than being under the intent scrutiny of the Guardians.
Damian sat in his office before the computer, glancing between the instant messaging boxes popping up on one computer screen and the geospatial depiction of the past hundred years' worth of battles between his Guardians and the Black God's vamps on another screen.
"Discretion isn't a natural trait to Guardians," Damian said.
Dusty's skills were legendary, but Damian had held off on what he considered a reign of terror for his seasoned Guardians.
Jake was a warrior, one of my loyal Guardians.
She'd been there for about two months, not yet enough time to acclimate to the Guardians.
Czerno pays him well for the locations of the safe houses in Europe and the names and locations of the Guardians.
She's sleeping with Czerno and feeding him the names of the new Guardians.
Claire lured him away from his Guardians to the warm springs by theâ€”" "Enough!"
He liked that she sought him out, not as the leader of the Guardians, not as the White God, not as the Defender of Mankind.
He and his vamps had fought half the night and created the battlefield full of destruction before the dozen Guardians assigned to the safe house were overwhelmed.
The compound hummed with activity, from the gardens that served as a helipad to the teeming barracks and Guardians pacing the halIs.
His personal Guardians trailed at a respectful distance, out of earshot but close enough if something happened.
You would put me in the Guardians, your own flesh and blood?
Your father would've put you in the Guardians long ago, Jule corrected him.
She speaks highly of the Guardians and just as highly of you.
"Then they stay," he said, signaling for the Guardians not to follow.
Two Guardians pushed him out of the way but hesitated, unable to lift a body she'd completely obliterated.
She watched the Guardians gather wood in the eerie light of the bloody sun and start the funeral pyre for her father's body.
Jenn, the only daughter of a low-ranking noble's servant, repeated the mantra of the Guardians for days before taking the sacred oath.
I can create a better life for Talia in the Guardians.
She ran all the way to the Guardians' barracks and stopped, awed.
The barracks was loud with chatter from other new Guardians.
There are many Guardians assigned to this world already.
And then you will go forth and find the other Guardians.
She didn't know how to tell him she had no Guardian training yet and wouldn't even know where to find Guardians in the strange world.
She'd made her choice the moment she took an oath to the Guardians.
You can commandeer any safe house or Guardians or anything you want.
We lost a lot of Guardians to Jonny's predecessor and that psycho son of his.
Whatever game Xander played, it wouldn't benefit the Guardians.
If you were one of my Guardians, I'd kick your ass for not thinking before you acted and putting others in danger.
I didn't get to my position as the head of Dusty's intel networks by backing down from assignments that even most male Guardians wouldn't take.
I think positioning Guardians here would get too many of them killed.
The two Guardians assigned to the small adobe house in the middle of a Mexican village stood out front with Jenn.
The two large Hispanic Guardians glanced towards him when he entered the yard marked by a stone fence.
"Might be a good thing Guardians are largely powerless," Darian said.
He'd thought the Guardians' loss of magic a curse until he started thinking about how the Others couldn't sense a Guardian that had no magic.
The Watchers blamed him for stripping the Guardians' magic when he froze time, but he began to wonder if they hadn't done it themselves.
Whoever did it, it was working in the Guardians' favor right now.
The two Guardians gave him a curious look.
She'd left them both to pursue a position among the Guardians, so she could start a new life in the mortal world.
Even if her position among the Guardians was among the highest levels, she still considered herself a slave to her duty.
"We're debating an alleged act of misconduct by one of our Guardians," Damian explained then faced the small man with purple eyes.
You've done more harm here than anything one of my little Guardians could do to the immortal world.
From a lower immortal noble House, she'd been sent into the Guardians at a young age, a spare child to a House too poor to support her.
In any case, considering I'm the one that broke the balance between good and evil, immortal and mortal, you aren't the one with the fates of the Guardians on your shoulders.
I thought the Guardians were cursed without their magic, but the Others can't track them.
They're going to stop attacking Guardians, too, and they're going to focus on Darian.
Or I'll unleash my vamps on your precious Guardians.
I found out I was eligible to join the Guardians the day before I found out I was pregnant with Talia.
I signed up for the Guardians, and I was getting ready to leave for the mortal world.
She'd never even seen Damian prior to the Schism, when the Guardians exiled to the mortal world were a small band struggling to stay alive.
His vamps started stalking our Guardians this morning, and I lifted the ceasefire mandate.
Also, there was some sort of disturbance reported near the local Guardians' station.
Darian had never seen anything half as beautiful as the pale, exhausted warrior in oversized clothing she must've borrowed from the beefier Guardians who lived at the station.
He didn't turn them into vamps or kill them; he had an agreement with the local Guardians â€“ charged with protecting humans from vampires like him â€“ that he'd let them go.
The text came from the station chief of the local Guardians.
As part of the uneasy truce they had with Xander, they often used him for training for the new Guardians.
Most Guardians listened when their station chief, Gerry, told them the rules about not directly challenging Xander.
Female Guardians were very rare, and he recalled the last he faced with a mixture of respect and anger.
Xander made it clear who taught lessons to the Guardians who failed to respect the boundaries.
Most Guardians freaked out when he spoke to them.
The effect he had on human women was dulled on female Guardians, but she sensed his strange draw nonetheless and stared at him.
Normally, he didn't dampen the pain for the Guardians, who felt the full length of his four inch incisors enter their necks.
Xander drank as much as he did from male Guardians.
The former head of the assassin corps for the White God was revered and feared among the Guardians.
An unmistakable Natural with a unique talent, she was likely in the Guardians' databases.
When the door opened, there were weapons trained on him from the Guardians watching from the windows.
He discovered their whereabouts when he hand-delivered the first round of trainees â€“ minus a few pints of blood â€“ who were stupid enough to challenge him instead of backing off like the experienced Guardians did.
Two are mated to Guardians, one in South America and the second in New York.
The Guardians had no reason to trust the forefather of all vamps.
His mind went to the Guardians, who had at one time GPS-tagged him.
His senses registered the shocked Guardians that stopped what they were doing to stare at him.
He chose to appear far enough away from her that Damian didn't sic his Guardians on him.
"Or maybe those Guardians knew you wanted to wipe out their world," Xander pointed out.
He was well aware that Guardians usually took the Naturals they were assigned as girlfriends or wives.
You've gotta tell her about the Gods and Guardians, whether you decide to keep her or not.
We're the Guardians charged with standing between vamps like Xander and humans he preys on, Jule started.
At least he was certain Jessi was safe at home tonight, with Gerry's Guardians there to rid her place of any of Jonny's goons.
I don't even know if I believe all this Guardians and vampires insanity.
These people â€“ Guardians or whatever â€“ feared him.
There were people â€¦ Guardians? â€¦wandering the compound and a corral nearby with a horse and donkey in it.
Sometimes I forget what it's like to be involuntarily inducted into the Guardians.
More concerned about the bigger picture, Xander interfered when necessary and spent the rest of this time toying with Jenn and the other Guardians.
If nothing else, he doubted Jessi's home was in trouble, not with all the Guardians nearby.
Damian rents houses wherever they're needed and sets up stipends for Guardians and Naturals to live off of.
The gifting of the necklace was like a proposal, only much more to the Guardians who gave the symbols of their families and histories to their chosen suitors.
The cops were at his condo building when they arrived, and he sensed Guardians nearby as well.
Jessi had the necklace and was safe with the Guardians, which left Xander free to hunt Others with Charles.
We are the kinder, gentler Guardians of humanity, he said, grunting.
Guardians normally are assigned where we need them.
Based on their talents, they'll have options to work with the Guardians, depending on what their skills are.
Xander listened, uneasy at the thought of the Guardians and Gods he despised helping him with his issue.
Most Naturals end up immortal or at least, age slowly, if they mate with Guardians.
ascetic practices to a handful of guardians.
The writer therefore questioned the Guardians ' ability and judgment to ever select an acceptable candidate.
If you have young children, it may be sensible to nominate guardians for them until they are 18.
In the meantime, the Scots had elected new guardians.
This sometimes seems to have been lost on certain self-appointed guardians of evangelical morality.
In this case it was the sin of releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that offended our moral guardians.
The Board also included 6 ex-officio guardians, making a total of 25.
Subsection (4) provides for substitute guardians, who have not been called upon to act, to resign.
guardians of public morality.
guardians of the treaty would be unchanged.
guardians of treasure, especially in Sco