I watched Than stride from Nyx's room and heard her warning to him echo in my mind. 

Once he was out of earshot, we heard her scream. 

"Nyx!" I bellowed, going to her door. 

"Thantos, leave her-"

"Getoutofmyway!" I snarled, shoving Primrose out of the way. I had never heard her in this much pain. It sounded like nothing on earth or any Realm.

I ran into her room.

"Nyx! Its me, its okay, I'm here, I've got you." I babbled nonsense to comfort her as she screamed and screamed in sheer agony. She was curled into a foetal position, paralysed. Already her muscles were quivering, attempting to restrain something. I senses her control was thinly stretched. 

"Nyx." I said her name in a very low voice. The screams choked off, dissolving into tears. I pulled her into a fierce hug, holding her as close as I could. 

"You're better than this. You are the Queen of the Night. Goddess of the Truth and Unseen. Ruler of the Dark Realm. Goddess of the High Council of the Realms. I pulled away to look her in the eyes. You are strong, powerful and beautiful-inside and out. You cannot let him do this to you. I won't let you fall apart." 

She looked so lost, her violet eyes so dark with pain that they were almost black. They looked blank. I pulled her close again to whisper in her ear. 

"I need you. Don't do this to me, please. Don't leave me alone again." 

Her grip tightened on me. 

"I could never leave you, Thantos." Though low, her voice brought massive relief to me. I kissed the top of her head. 

"Then lets face him. Together." 

The End

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