Ashleigh Anpilova


A sequel to Zero Tolerance.

There's one being in whom Sapphire has faith.

An established relationship story.

Written: October 2009. Word count: 300.


Author's Note:  // either side of words indicate when the characters are talking to one another telepathically.




It had been easy; too easy. All she'd had to do was to smile at them, gaze into their eyes, then glance away and force a pretty blush; make them an unspoken promise she'd no intention of keeping.


The fake blush was replaced by a real one when she saw the way they looked at her, the way they undressed her with their minds. However, it faded quickly; they didn't matter. She could easily handle them; she may not be as powerful as Steel, but she was not powerless.


She slipped into the small room and blinked letting her eyes adjust to the dimness. She could hear sounds of rasping breathing, punctuated with coughs and groans. Gently she reached out with her mind. //Silver?//


A split second later she gasped and stumbled back against the wall as a wave of unbearable pain hit her mind. What had They done to Silver? She braced herself against the wall and let the dizziness that washed over her pass, before moving slowly, taking care where she put her feet, across the room to where Silver lay, curled up in a foetal position, his groans considerably louder.


Not daring to try and reach him with her mind again, she crouched down on the floor and put her hand on his shoulder. He winced as she touched him, muttered a plea and tried to back away.


"Silver," she spoke softly. "It's me, Sapphire."


"Steel?" he managed.


She shook her head. "No. Not yet. But he'll find a way, Silver. He will come back. He will."


"Will he?"


She nodded. "Yes." One word; that was all she needed to say. She had that much faith in her partner. Her only hope was that he could find a way quickly, because she feared for Silver's life and mind.




She Hoped

He Hoped


For Now

Zero Tolerance

Having Faith

Making The Impossible Possible



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